Awakening, the first 3DS title in the popular Fire Emblem RPG strategy series, has outsold the rest of the Japanese top 20 combined in its debut week, marking up over 240,000 sales.
Second placed Code of Princess, another 3DS title, managed just shy of 20,000 units. 16 of this week's top 20 games are for handheld systems, with nine 3DS appearances dominating other platforms.
Hardware sales stabilised somewhat after a few weeks of declining to normal rates after earlier spikes, but 3DS saw a boost of 20,000 units from last week.
All figures courtesy of Media Create, via Andriasang.
Japanese software chart, April 16-22. Figures in brackets are lifetime sales.
- Fire Emblem: Awakening (Nintendo, 3DS): 242,600 - NEW
- Code of Princess (Agatsuma, 3DS): 19,554 - NEW
- Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 3DS): 14,491 (Life to date: 1,519,303)
- 2nd Super Robot Wars Z: Saisei Volume (Namco Bandai, PSP): 13,560 (313,402)
- Monster Hunter 3G (Capcom, 3DS): 13,069 (1,403,296)
- Kingdom Hearts 3D (Square Enix, 3DS): 12,881 (289,668)
- Kid Icarus: Uprising (Nintendo, 3DS): 10,915 (231,558)
- Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 3DS): 10,892 (1,660,759)
- Chou Rich Tamagotchi Puchi Puchi Omisecchi (Namco Bandai, 3DS): 8453 - NEW
- Detective Conan: Prelude From the Past (Namco Bandai, DS): 8312 - NEW
- Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 (Konami, PS3): 7954 (139,758)
- Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 (Konami, PSP): 7833 (111,919)
- Pokémon Conquest (The Pokémon Company, DS): 6976 (302,950)
- Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics (Nintendo, 3DS): 6104 (137,326)
- Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack (Nintendo, Wii): 4567 (919,259)
- Seinaru Kana: Orichalcum no Na no Motoni (Cyber Front, PSP): 4406 - NEW
- Lord of the Rings: War in the North (Warner, PS3): 4199 - NEW
- Detective Conan: Prelude From the Past (Namco Bandai, PSP): 4037 - NEW
- Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, Wii): 3967 (3,550,906)
- Miyako: Awayuki no Utage (Idea Factory, PSP): 3824 - NEW
Japanese software chart, April 16-22. Figures in brackets are last week's sales.
- 3DS: 84,760 (Last week: 63,796)
- PlayStation 3: 16,390 (17,765)
- PSP: 11,779 (13,166)
- Vita: 8206 (8250)
- Wii: 7025 (6837)
- Xbox 360: 1282 (1373)
- PlayStation 2: 1172 (1212)
- DSi XL: 760 (800)
- DSi: 516 (633)