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San Andreas debuts at No.1 in Japanese charts

Rockstar has proven that Western developed titles do have an audience in Japan, with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas making its debut at number one in the regional charts

Rockstar has proven that Western developed titles do have an audience in Japan, with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas making its debut at number one in the regional charts.

Published by Capcom in Japan, the PlayStation 2 title has sold over 227,000 units on the first week of release.

While last week saw the debut of Microsoft's Gears of War in the top ten, this week the game is entirely absent from the top fifty games in Japan.

Namco's The Idol Master is the only Xbox 360 title in the top twenty, while From Software's Enchanted Arms is the only PS3 game in the top fifty, at number 29.

The Nintendo DS continues to enjoy healthy sales in the region, shifting over 194,600 units in the past week, with Wii sales reaching over 83,750.

Sony has sold 35,700 PSP units in the past seven days, with the PlayStation 2 outselling the PlayStation 3, with 20,995 and 19,996 units, respectively. The Xbox 360 sold just over 7360 units.

The Japanese top twenty software titles are:

01. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2)

02. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker (DS)

03. Sangokushi Taisen DS (DS)

04. Picross DS (DS)

05. Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (DS)

06. Wii Sports (Wii)

07. Wario: The Seven (DS)

08. Wii Play (Wii)

09. Pachinko Winter Sonata (PS2)

10. More Brain Age (DS)

11. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)

12. Common Knowledge Training (DS)

13. Animal Crossing: Wild World (DS)

14. Prince of Tennis: Doki-Doki Survival (DS)

15. The Idolm@ster (Xbox 360)

16. Mario Kart DS (DS)

17. Pokemon Diamond (DS)

18. English Training (DS)

19. Brain Training (DS)

20. Shining Force EXA (PS2)

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Matt Martin: Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.