The crossover fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has been storming up the sales charts of the Japanese video game market. However, it was the role playing game Catherine from Atlus that proved to be the biggest seller at the market, outdoing its competition by more than double the number of sales. The figures released by Media Create for the Japanese video games in the week from 14th to 20th February showed that the PS3 and the Xbox 360 versions of the RPG Catherine were much superior to those of the latest crossover fighting title from Capcom in the opening week of the game.
The charts were topped by the PS3 version of Catherine selling more than 141,000 copies in the week, more than double of the 67,187 sold by the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for the Sony console. The same dynamic emerged again in the case with the Xbox 360, with Catherine occupying the seventh spot, selling 21,936 units while only 13,779 copies were sold by the eighth placed 360 edition of Marvel vs. Capcom 3. The renowned Japanese animation studio named Studio4C has contributed in the creation of Catherine, which portrays a man who faces himself in the middle of a potentially fatal relationship complication after he cheats on Katherine, his long-time partner, with Catherine who is a mysterious girl. There has not yet been an announcement for a western version or release of the game. There were two other new releases which made the charts as well, Two Worlds II coming in at the sixth position with 24,324 copies being sold and Hakkuouki: Zuisouroku DS taking the ninth spot after selling 13,373 copies. The top six spots on the chart have been claimed by Sony PSP and PS3 titles; which consolidates the solid standing popularity of Sony gaming devices in the country.