It's no surprise that the bizarre and sexy adventure game Catherine has sold well in Japan.  How well it's sold, though, is another matter. In its first week it’s already sold over 160,000 copies in Japan—which puts it miles ahead of Marvel vs. Capcom 3's 80,000 units sold.  Those numbers are a little crazy, especially coming against such a popular franchise. Up until very recently, no one knew much about Catherine’s gameplay and Atlus has confirmed that they will be reducing the difficulty on some of the levels in a future patch. Catherine has received heaps of hype based on its wacky plotline and sex-injected marketing, and ultimately that’s why we’re seeing these types of sales figures. Well, that and that otakus will do anything to see a bra. [via Kotaku]

Here are the top ten selling games for Feb 14 – 20 in Japan:

01. Catherine (PS3) - 141,826 / NEW
02. Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (PS3) - 67,187 / NEW
03. Samurai Warriors 3 Z (PS3) - 58,089 / 266,637
04. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP) - 39,727 / 4,289,349
05. Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 (PSP) - 26,504 / 248,572
06. Two Worlds II (PS3) - 24,324 / NEW
07. Catherine (Xbox 360) - 21,936 / NEW
08. Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (Xbox 360) - 13,779
09. Hakuouki: Zuisouroku DS (DS) - 13,373 / NEW
10. Gyakuten Kenji 2 (DS) - 13,186 / 176,362