PS3 PS3, PSP Top Japan

Jan 12, 2006
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PS3, PSP Top Japan
Sony on a roll in its home territory.
by John Tanaka
US, March 20, 2009 -

Sony continued its dominance over in Japan this past week, topping Media Create's hardware and software charts.

For the week covering March 9 through March 15, PS3 topped the software chart once again, now the third week in a row. Koei did the honors this time, with the newly released Warriors Orochi Z selling 112,283 units, but continued sales of Yakuza 3 and Resident Evil 5 gave the system three top 10 placers.

The full top 10 is as follows:

1. Warriors Orochi Z (Koei, PS3): 112,283
2. Resident Evil 5 (Capcom, PS3): 61,483
3. 3D Picross (Nintendo, DS): 38,056
4. Mario & Luigi RPG 3!!! (Nintendo, DS): 37,907
5. Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce (Koei, PSP): 33,255
6. New Play Control Pikmin 2 (Nintendo, Wii): 28,706
7. Yakuza 3 (Sega, PS3): 23,815
8. Seventh Dragon (Sega, DS): 22,341
9. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G PSP the Best (Capcom, PSP): 16,209
10. Resistance (Sony, PSP): 15,651
In addition to Warriors Orochi Z, 3D Picross, Pikmin and Resistance were all new this week. Sonic and the Black Knight debuted on the Wii this week down at 30, beaten by a budget version of Idol Master on the Xbox 360.

PSP topped the hardware charts for the second week in a row, presumably fueled by continued sales of the recent batch of colors. PS3 managed to hold its own as well, topping the console pack and also beating the DSi.

The full hardware chart is as follows, with last week's sales in parentheses.

PSP: 43,463 (59,568)
PS3: 28,014 (39,835)
DSi: 27,564 (32,102)
Wii: 17,941 (16,560)
DS Lite: 11,571 (11,240)
X360: 8,378 (14,994)

Next week's charts will reflect today's release of Super Robot Wars K on DS. Combined with new DSi colors, also released today, and Nintendo could reclaim the top spot in both hardware and software.


My time is ticking away....
Staff member
Jan 12, 2006
Outworld, Canada
Well I assume it would be obvious that Sony would top in JAPAN :p

Too bad the 360 is dying in places other than north america. Surprised Nintendo is doing so well in Japan....