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Cut-price 3DS dominates Japanese hardware chart

But system only has 3 titles in software top 20

The Nintendo 3DS continued its reign at the top of the Japanese hardware chart last week, outselling closest rival the PS3 by almost 21,000 units.

The 3DS sold 54,744 hardware units from 29 August to 4 September in the territory, with the PS3 managing 33,831, according to figures from Media Create, collated by Andriasang.

Top of the software chart was PSP exclusive and new entry Grand Knights History, selling 64,630 copies and shifting Capcom's HD remake of Monster Hunter Portable 3 from the top spot. Despite its dominance of the hardware sales, however, the 3DS' first entry in the chart is at fifth, with Devil Survivor Over Clock selling 20,809 copies.

Only two other 3DS exclusives take top twenty places, alongside two more games for the DS. The PSP continues to hold sway over the software market, with nine games in the chart last week.

Japanese software chart for week ending 4 September, 2011. Lifetime sales in brackets.

  • 1. Grand Knights History PSP 64,630 New entry
  • 2. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver. PS3 52,792 (340,621)
  • 3. Everyone's Rhythm Heaven Wii 22,762 (422,314)
  • 4. Samurai Warriors 3 Empires PS3 21,604 (91,858)
  • 5. Devil Survivor Over Clock 3DS 20,809 New entry
  • 6. Atsumete! Kirby DS 15,804 (197,028)
  • 7. Corpse Party Book of Shadows PSP 15,249 New entry
  • 8. Mobile Suit Gundam New Gihren's Ambition PSP 14,656 (90,267)
  • 9. Monster Hunter Diary Poka Poka Felyne Village G PSPS 12,924 (175,340)
  • 10. Dynasty Warriors 7 Special PSP 12,209 (37,516)
  • 11. Super Pokemon Rumble 3DS 11,773 (145,974)
  • 12. Wii Sports Resort Wii 11,598 (526,684)
  • 13. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 3DS 11,430 (360,394)
  • 14. Black Rock Shooter The Game PSP 11,186 (116,463)
  • 15. Call of Duty Black Ops Dubbed Version Budget Version PS3 9,104 New entry
  • 16. MHF Anniversary 2011 Premium Package 360 7,953 New entry
  • 17. Uta no Prince Sama Repeat PSP 7,090 (61,211)
  • 18. Toriko Gourmet Survival! PSP 6,290 (124,503)
  • 19. Taiko Drum Master Portable DX PSP 6,049 (193,104)
  • 20. Suite Pretty Cure Melody Collection NDS 5,715 (18,281)

Japanese hardware chart week ending 4 September, 2011. Last week's sales in brackets.

  • 1. 3DS: 54,744 (60,781)
  • 2. PS3: 33,831 (33,141)
  • 3. PSP: 30,192 (31,310)
  • 4. Wii: 11,606 (11,342)
  • 5. DSi XL: 3,177 (3,235)
  • 6. DSi: 2,453 (2,384)
  • 7. PS2: 1,394 (1,580)
  • 8. X360: 1,228 (1,393)
  • 9. DS Lite: 80 (110)
  • 10.PSP go: 7 (20)
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