Western games don’t tend to do well in Japan. However, it seems nothing can halt Call of Duty’s continual rise to world conquering glory. Modern Warfare 3 has reached top spot in the Japanese chart, selling 180,372 copies on PS3 and a further 30,467 on 360.
Black Ops achieved the same feat last year, although sales figures were slightly lower.
Saints Row: The Third didn’t do badly either, debuting at number five.
The rest of the top ten is made up of Japanese-developed games, including One Piece Gigant Battle! 2 for the Nintendo DS in second, and Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for PS3 in third.
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Full Japanese top-ten software chart as follows:
1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3) – New Entry.
2. One Piece Gigant Battle! 2 (DS) – New Entry.
3. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3) – New Entry.
4. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS) 
5. Saints Row: The Third (PS3) – New Entry.
6. Final Fantasy Type-0 (PSP)
7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (360) – New Entry.
8. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Extend (PSP)
9. Sengoku Basara 3 Utage (PS3)
10. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (PS3) – New Entry. 

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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