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Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Goes Toe To Toe With Pokemon Games In Japan

By Alvin Elfwine , Nov 26, 2016 04:20 AM EST

It's no secret that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare didn't start great, and most players know exactly why. When its first official trailer was released, it quickly become as one of the most hated videos in YouTube. However, fast forward to today, it's gradually earning reputation. It became a worldwide hit, marking a name along with hit Pokemon games of today. And yes, this is specifically true in Japan.

According to Kotaku, players and critics alike will be surprised to see Activision's title reaping the top charts of the country's sales figures. Sure, the likes of Pokemon Sun and Moon don't come as a surprise in the list; however, a first-person shooter game with Western theme -- something that's barely accepted in the Land of the Rising Sun -- making it to the top is a huge achievement.

This only goes to show that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has grown dearly for the Japanese fans. That the idea of shunning Western driven games has already a thing in the past. More importantly, it proves that the title has a huge following in the country.

Via 4Gamer, the games that made it to list are revealed. It's worth noting that this is specifically for the week of November 14 all the way to November 20. Moreover, it doesn't necessarily cover the other sales figures of other countries, as the numbers are only meant for Japan.

The first one on the list is no other than Nintendo's Pokemon Sun and Moon, with a weekly sales of 1,590,629. Following the Nintendo 3DS games is also from the same title, the Pokemon Sun and Moon Double Pack. The latter has a weekly sales the same with the aforesaid. These games all share similar lifetime sales of the same figure.

Falling to the third place is Activision's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. This already includes the Limited Edition, though. The game has a weekly sales in Japan of 11,120. As for its lifetime figure, it's 142,954. While the figures are way too far compared to the above mentioned Pokemon Games, it's still interesting to see the new Call of Duty installment in the list.

What are your thoughts on Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare? What can you say about its popularity in Japan? Share with us what you're thinking at the comment section below. To see the full list, go the 4Gamer (stated above).

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