Left 4 Dead 2 helps Microsoft turn Japanese

Left 4 Dead 2

A new report crafted by the gang over at Gamasutra displays a remarkably strong presence for the Xbox 360 in Japan following the release of Valve’s Left 4 Dead 2.

It’s easily apparent that Western-based companies have their work cut out for them in establishing a beachhead within the Japanese market; homegrown companies such as Nintendo continue to offer top-notch products for their chief market, with every Wii and DS title gobbled up by the insatiable masses.

According to the report, Left 4 Dead 2 has managed to shamble its way into the top 10 of a weekly Japanese sales chart, with an impressive 28,000 copies sold.

1. Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver (DS) – 55,000
2. Tomodachi Collection (DS) – 50,000
3. Wii Fit Plus (Wi) – 43,000
4. Inazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no Shinryakusha (Fire/Blizzard)(DS) – 29,000
5. Taiko Drum Master Wii 2 (Wii) – 28,000 (NEW)
6. Left 4 Dead 2 (Xbox 360) – 28,000 (NEW)
7. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 (PS3) – 24,000
8. J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! 6 (PSP) – 24,000
9. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (DS) – 23,000 (NEW)
10. Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (PS3) – 17,000

Edging out popular titles such as Mario and Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games and World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 is no small feat, and Microsoft should be proud of finally being a valid alternative to Japanese gamers seeking something apart from Nintendo or Sony games.



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