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Japanese charts see PS3 on top

Just under thirty thousand units sold in week ending August 26

The PS3 was the biggest-selling console in Japan for the week ending August 26, according to figures from Media Create.

Sony's console sold just under 30,000 units, with the Wii managing just over 18,000 and the Xbox 360 just 3,842.

The PSP was the country's best selling handheld with 27,554, although combined sales of the DSi, DSi LL and DS Lite would total over 45,000 units. Almost every platform saw a reduction in sales this week, apart from Sony's struggling PSPgo, which shifted 631 units - up from last week's 608.

In the software chart, Namco Bandai's mech combat title Another Century's Episode R took top spot in its opening week, being only one of two new games in the top 20, alongside Compile Hearts' PS3 RPG Neptune in third position. There are no entries for 360 titles in the top ten, with honours being shared equally between Sony and Nintendo.

Software top ten: Japan 19-26 August, 2010. Last week's sales figures in brackets.

  • 01 Another Century's Episode R (Namco Bandai, PS3): 219,849
  • 02 Wii Party (Nintendo, Wii): 68,853 (805,060)
  • 03 Neptune (Compile Hearts, PS3): 22,574
  • 04 Inazuma Eleven 3 (Level-5, DS): 17,986 (797,828)
  • 05 Sengoku Basara 3 (Capcom, PS3): 17,574 (352,618)
  • 06 Tales of Phantasia Narikiri Dungeon X (Namco Bandai, PSP): 16,326 (152,504)
  • 07 Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo, Wii): 13,856 (783,626)
  • 08 Painting Classroom DS (Nintendo, DS): 13,142 (138,458)
  • 09 Hatsune Miku Project Diva 2nd (Sega, PSP): 12,973 (314,322)
  • 10 Friend Collection (Nintendo, DS): 10,443 (3,389,706)

Hardware top ten: Japan 19-26 August, 2010. Last week's sales figures in brackets.

  • 01 PS3: 29,433 (33,057)
  • 02 PSP: 27,554 (35,734)
  • 03 DSi LL: 21,179 (27,923)
  • 04 DSi: 20,030 (25,072)
  • 05 Wii: 18,145 (24,850)
  • 06 X360: 3,842 (5,065)
  • 07 DS Lite: 4,012 (4,809)
  • 08 PS2: 1,366 (1,675)
  • 09 PSP go: 631 (608)
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