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Gran Turismo 5 helps double PS3 sales

Sony enjoys Japanese sales boost, but PSP remains top hardware

Gran Turismo 5 has made its debut at number one in the Japanese software chart, selling 430,000 units including those bundled with the special edition blue PS3.

However, despite more than doubling PS3 sales over last week, the console still didn't topple the PSP from number one in the nation's hardware chart. Whilst PS3 shifted 68,840 units in comparison to last week's 29,058, the PSP sold 75,689 - actually significantly less than last week's total of 96,601.

It was a week of big releases in Japan, with the top three titles all being new entries to the chart - with two more further down the top ten. Quadruple-platinum selling Pokemon Black & White remains in fifth.

It's unlikely that Gran Turismo's reign at number one will last long, however - yesterday saw the launch of Monster Hunter Portable 3 for the PSP. Huge crowds queued outside many of Japan's electronics retailers, with lines of up to 3000 customers reported outside popular shops.

Full figures below - software figures in brackets are lifetime total sales, hardware figures in brackets are last week's sales. All figures courtesy of Enterbrain, as collated by 4Gamer and translated by Andriasang.

Japanese software chart to November 28, 2010.

  • 1. Gran Turismo 5 (Sony, PS3): 430,707
  • 2. Super Robot Taisen L (Namco Bandai, DS): 129,054
  • 3. Mario Sports Mix (Nintendo, Wii): 84,983
  • 4. Super Mario Collection Special Pack (Nintendo, Wii): 47,487 (613,415)
  • 5. Pokemon Black & White (Pokemon, DS): 43,227 (4,494,106)
  • 6. Call of Dut Black Ops Subtitled Ver. (Square Enix, PS3): 31,354 (160,275)
  • 7. Super Kaseki Horider (Nintendo, DS): 26,195 (69,024)
  • 8. Dangan-Ronpa (Spike, PSP): 25,564
  • 9. Power Pro Kun Pocket 13 (Konami, DS): 24,717
  • 10. Wii Party (Nintendo, Wii): 24,525 (1,232,562)
  • 11. Tongari Boushi to Mahou no Omise (Konami, DS): 22,395 (87,521)
  • 12. Little Busters! Converted Edition (Prototype, PSP): 20,066
  • 13. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, Wii): 17,325 (43,509)
  • 14. Tactics Ogre (Square Enix, PSP): 16,794 (230,296)
  • 15. Trinity Zill O'll Zero (Tecmo Koei, PS3): 16,551
  • 16. Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami, PS3): 16,371 (340,175)
  • 17. Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami, PSP): 15,832 (51,332)
  • 18. Kirby's Epic Yarn (Nintendo, Wii): 13,878 (213,495)
  • 19. Minna to Kimi no Piramekino! (Namco Bandai, DS): 13,197
  • 20. God Eater Burst (Namco Bandai, PSP): 12,983 (388,065)

Japanese software chart to November 29, 2010.

  • PSP: 75,689 (96,601)
  • PS3: 68,840 (29,058)
  • Wii: 41,267 (27,851)
  • DSi LL: 28,370 (21,836)
  • DSi: 26,548 (20,550)
  • Xbox 360: 4,329 (7,083)
  • PSPgo: 1,675 (1,816)
  • DS Lite: 1,539 (1,904)
  • PS2: 1,332 (1,255)

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David Wicks Editor / Co-Founder, Gamers Heaven9 years ago
should that second chart not be titled hardware? ;)
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