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3DS retakes lead in Japanese weekly charts

Pilotwings Resort helps hardware regain top spot but PSP software still dominates

The release of first party title Pilotwings Resort has helped Nintendo's new portable regain its position as the best-selling hardware in Japan, although overall hardware sales remain low - despite a recovery in software.

The 3DS sold 28,252 units last week in Japan, which although it represents at drop of over 4,500 units has kept it above the PSP's total of 24,053 (including 207 sales of the PSPgo).

According to the latest figures, as obtained by website Andriasang, PSP sales fell by over 11,500 units - despite a number one in the software charts.

By comparison PlayStation 3 sales were static at 22,265 and Wii sales dropped by only a few hundred to 8,122. The Nintendo DS family of consoles saw sales drop by 2,000 units to 14,956. Xbox 360 and PlayStation 2 sales were largely unchanged at 1,898 and 1,261, respectively.

The best-selling software of the week was the latest in Namco Bandai's long-running Super Robot Wars series, with a strong 307,019 debut sales.

The other big release of the week was Konami's latest Pro Baseball Spirits title. The game sold 86,486 units on the PlayStation 3, 71,264 on the PSP and 11,644 on the 3DS.

Atlus' portable version of role-playing game Persona 2: Innocent Sin sold 62,721 units at number five in the charts, while Nintendo's Pilotwings Resort managed only 26,554 at number six.

Although a launch title in Europe Pilotwings has only now been released in Japan. Despite the low sales though it and Konami's baseball title appear to have been enough to stimulate hardware sales.

Also new at number seven in the software charts is the PlayStation 3 version of Homefront, with 22,111 sales. Given Japan's often fraught relations with Korea the antagonist in the game is not referenced by name in the Japanese release.

Last Week
This Week
Title
Format
New Entry
1
Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Wars Z Hakai-hen
PSP
New Entry
2
Pro Baseball Spirits 2011
PS3
2
3
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional
DS
New Entry
4
Pro Baseball Spirits 2011
PSP
New Entry
5
Persona 2: Innocent Sin
PSP
New Entry
6
Pilotwings Resort
3DS
New Entry
7
Homefront
PS3
1
8
Earth Defense Forces 2 Portable
PSP
New Entry
9
Pro Baseball Spirits 2011
3DS
5
10
Dynasty Warriors 7
PS3
Platform This Week Last Week
3DS 28,252 32,910
PSP 23,846 35,478
PlayStation 3 22,265 22,431
Wii 8,122 8,825
Nintendo DSi XL 7,724 8,386
Nintendo DSi 6,809 8,035
Xbox 360 1,898 1,906
PlayStation 2 1,261 1,395
Nintendo DS Lite 423 514
PSPgo 207 356

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