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New Tales title takes Japanese number one

Namco Bandai game also sees PSP triple sales, outsells PS3 4 to 1

Namco Bandai's latest game in the popular 'Tales' series has taken the top spot on the Japanese software chart, with the PSP exclusive tripling sales of its home platform for the week.

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 sold 222,068 units at Japanese retail for the week ending February 13, which landed Sony 106,893 sales of PSPs - a rise of over 75,000 from last week's 30,475. The figure eclipses its nearest hardware chart rival, the PS3 by four to one. Just 107 PSPgo units were sold in the country last week.

Elsewhere in the software chart, new releases dominated the top ten. Five top ten titles were in their debut week, occupying first, second, fifth, sixth and seventh. Capcom's Monster Hunter Freedom 3 rose back up the chart to third from sixth last week.

The 360 SKU of Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption expansion Undead Nightmare is the only title on the Microsoft platform in the top 20, scraping in on the lowest rung on its opening week. The PS3 version managed 13 places higher in seventh, selling an extra 14,000 copies.

Japanese software chart: Week ending January 13. Figures are weekly sales. All data courtesy of Media Create.

  • 1 Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 PSP 222,068
  • 2 Samurai Warriors 3 Z PS3 208,548
  • 3 Monster Hunter Freedom 3 PSP 93,483
  • 4 Miles Edgeworth 2 DS 30,910
  • 5 LittleBigPlanet 2 PS3 24,648
  • 6 Samurai Warriors 3: Xtreme Legends Wii 22,598
  • 7 Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare PS3 21,718
  • 8 Donkey Kong Country Returns Wii 15,971
  • 9 Kenka Bancho 5: Laws of Manhood PSP 14,372
  • 10 White Knight Chronicles: Dogma Wars PSP 11,229
  • 11 Pokemon Black / White DS 10,433
  • 12 Dragon Ball Kai: Ultimate Butouden DS 10,341
  • 13 Wii Party Wii 10,239
  • 14 The Last Story Wii 9,052
  • 15 Macross: Triangle Frontier PSP 8,409
  • 16 World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 PSP 7,575
  • 17 Valkyria Chronicles 3 PSP 7,491
  • 18 World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 PS3 7,379
  • 19 Ni no Kuni: The Ebony Wizard DS 7,267
  • 20 Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare 360 7,180

Japanese hardware charts: Week ending January 13. Figures are weekly sales, figures in brackets are last week's sales. All data courtesy of Media Create.

  • 1 PSP 106,893 (30,475)
  • 2 PS3 26,766 (23,846)
  • 3 Wii 15,028 (14,972)
  • 4 DSi LL 12,069 (11,555)
  • 5 DSi 10,039 (9,954)
  • 6 Xbox 360 2,118 (2,282)
  • 7 PS2 1,665 (1,897)
  • 8 DS Lite 1,003 (1,056)
  • 9 PSP go 107 (136)

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