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Pokemon sells 2 million to hold top spot in Japan

New Crystal White Vita and Metal Gear release spike sales to 22,000 units

Pokemon Black & White 2 reached 2 million sales as it held the top spot for a second week in Japan.

According to data from Enterbrain, reported by Andriasang, Nintendo's evergreen franchise sold 416, 850 units in the seven-day period ending July 1, bringing its total sales to 2,035,471 units.

There were a total of 12 new software releases in Japan last week. The biggest sellers were Atelier Ayesha on PlayStation 3, Culdcept on 3DS and Robotics; Notes on PlayStation 3, which entered the charts at second, third, and fourth respectively.

It was also a good week for re-releases, with Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Edition (PS3), Project Zero 2 (Wii) and Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (Vita) all entering the top 10.

In hardware, the Vita enjoyed a sales spike on the back of a Crystal White colour edition and the release of Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, hitting 22,638 unit sales from last week's total of around 13,000.

The full hardware chart is below:

  • 1. Nintendo 3DS: 65,267
  • 2. PlayStation Vita: 22,638
  • 3. PlayStation 3: 16,399
  • 4. PlayStation Portable: 11,461
  • 5. Wii: 6,880
  • 6. Xbox 360: 861
  • 7. Nintendo DSi: 657
  • 8. PlayStation 2: 490
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Matthew Handrahan joined GamesIndustry in 2011, bringing long-form feature-writing experience to the team as well as a deep understanding of the video game development business. He previously spent more than five years at award-winning magazine gamesTM.