PS3 and Wii see Japanese sales boost
Titles for Nintendo platforms continue to occupy most of the region's software sales charts
Sony and Nintendo consoles have seen a sales boost as the Xbox 360 suffers from shortages in Japanese hardware sales for the week ended August 17, according to data from Media Create.
Nintendo's DS sold 78,666 units, up from 60,434 the previous week, while the PlayStation Portable followed this at 64,413 units, also up from 58,501 units the week before.
The Nintendo Wii sold 53,036 units, up from 38,506 and the PlayStation 3 hit 10,168 units from 8503. Microsoft's Xbox 360 sold 7358 units, down from 24,962 units the previous week - after reports of console shortages in the region.
Meanwhile in the Japanese software sales chart, Rhythm Tengoku Gold for the DS took the top spot, followed by Phantasy Star Portable for the PSP and Dragon Quest V also for the DS in second and third places.
Nintendo's Fire Emblem: New Shadow Dragons and the Blade of Light for the DS came in at six, Band Brothers DX for the DS at seven and Meccha! Taiko no Tatsujin DS: 7-tsu no Shima no Daibouken at eight. Closing the chart at nine was Konami's baseball title for the PlayStation 2, Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 15, and at ten WarioLand Shake for the Wii.
The Japanese software chart for the week ended August 17 follows:
- 1. Rhythm Tengoku Gold (DS)
- 2. Phantasy Star Portable (PSP)
- 3. Dragon Quest V (DS)
- 4. Wii Fit (Wii)
- 5. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
- 6. Fire Emblem: New Shadow Dragons and the blade of light (DS)
- 7. Band Brothers DX (DS)
- 8. Meccha! Taiko no Tatsujin DS: 7-tsu no Shima no Daibouken (DS)
- 9. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 15 (PS2)
- 10. WarioLand Shake (Wii)