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Dark Souls and ICO/SotC HD top Japanese chart

PS3 resurgent in software chart, but 3DS remains hardware leader

The PS3 has taken both first and second spots in the Japanese software chart, but failed to translate those sales into new hardware units, remaining in second place to the 3DS.

From Software's Dark Souls, a PS3 exclusive in Japan but cross-platform elsewhere, romped home to the number one spot with over a quarter of a million sales, far outstripping the combined HD remake of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus in second with 91,902.

Gears of War managed an almost unprecedented fourth place as a 360 exclusive, outdoing MMV's gravure battler Senran Kagura in sixth but getting pipped to third by Yu-gi-oh 5D's Tag Force.

In the hardware chart, the 3DS made further gains, increasing sales by over ten thousand units. PS3 dipped slightly whilst most other platforms remained stable. The 360 made gains thanks to the success of Gears 3.

Eight new titles made the top ten in Japan this week. All charts courtesy of Media Create, via Andriasang.

Japanese software chart 19-25 September, 2011. Figures in brackets are lifetime sales.

  • 01. [PS3] Dark Souls 279,567 New entry
  • 02. [PS3] ICO/Shadow of the Colossus Limited Box 91,902 New entry
  • 03. [PSP] Yu-gi-oh 5D's Tag Force 6 64,350 New entry
  • 04. [X360] Gears of War 3 56,113 New entry
  • 05. [WII] Dragon Quest Collection 54,775 (318,174)
  • 06. [3DS] Senran Kagura 52,206 New entry
  • 07. [PSP] Busou Shinki Battle Masters Mk.2 32,318 New entry
  • 08. [PS3] ToHeart2 DX Plus 24,429 New entry
  • 09. [PS3] Tales of Xillia 22,484 (595,386)
  • 10. [PS3] Champion Jockey Gallop Racer & G1 Jockey 18,281 New entry
  • 11. [WII] Minna no Rhythm Tengoku 17,354 (469,914)
  • 12. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 3rd PSP the Best 14,924 New entry
  • 13. [WII] Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack 14,876 (566,992)
  • 14. [PS3] Shadow of the Colossus 13,420 New entry
  • 15. [NDS] Atsumete! Kirby 12,658 (231,815)
  • 16. [3DS] Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D 11,596 (391,734)
  • 17. [PS3] Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Version 9,263 (383,276)
  • 18. [PS3] Shadows of the Damned 9,145 New entry
  • 19. [3DS] Super Pokemon Scramble 8,722 (170,367)
  • 20. [PS3] ICO 7,941 New entry

Japanese hardware chart 19-25 September, 2011. Figures in brackets are last week's sales.

  • 1. 3DS: 70,159 (58,837)
  • 2. PS3: 39,452 (36,061)
  • 3. PSP: 28,533 (25,122)
  • 4. Wii: 14,034 (15,406)
  • 5. X360: 3,897 (1,295)
  • 6. DSi LL: 2,991 (2,869)
  • 7. DSi: 2,351 (2,234)
  • 8. PS2: 1,517 (1,317)
  • 9. DS Lite: 86 (78)
  • 10. PSP go: 15 (7)

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