Halo 3 sales signal end of Japanese Empire

After almost 5,000 years of civilized culture (preceded by 25,000 years of hunter-gatherer triflings), the island of Nihon-koku — ‘Japan’ to you lazy round-eyes — may soon sink into the ocean or be horribly destroyed by some kind of hellish firestorm.

Recent Japanese sales records are out and in accordance with ancient harbingers of doom prophecy, Halo 3 has topped a Pokémon title for the highest selling game in all of Japan.

To quote a completely fictional prophetic haiku:

When Microsoft tops
Nintendo’s tiny creatures,
Nippon shall perish.

Considering the entire thing was written in the blood of a sparrow, you sorta have to believe it, y’know? 

Hit the jump for the week’s sales data (written in the blood of Mark from Accounting).

[Via Game|Life

[UPDATE: Haiku made even less historically accurate to appease you pedantic bastards.] 

Courtesy of NeoGAF:

01./–. [360] Halo 3 – 59,000 / NEW
02./03. [DS] Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon: Toki – 55,000 / 440,000
03./01. [PSP] Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII – 54,000 / 649,000
04./–. [DS] Tamagotchi Petit Petit Omisecchi Minasankyu! – 54,000 / NEW
05./04. [DS] Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon: Yami – 46,000 / 389,000
06./–. [PS2] Bleach Blade Battlers 2nd – 31,000 / NEW
07./–. [DS] English Test 2 – 28,000 / NEW
08./–. [PSP] Yugioh Duel Monsters GX – 28,000 / NEW
09./–. [PS3] Oblivion – 27,000 / NEW
10./02. [PSP] Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops+ – 25,000 / 119,000

Earnest Cavalli
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