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Wii Sports Resort bumps up hardware sales in Japan

As three new PlayStation 3 releases make it into top ten in region

The number one game in the Japanese chart comes as no surprise following news earlier in the week that Wii Sports Resort shifted over 350,000 copies during its first four days on sale.

The Nintendo title, bundled with the new MotionPlus add-on, tops the all-format software chart for the week ended June 28 with a total sales of 359,690, outselling the second biggest selling title - Tomodachi Collection - more than five times over.

Its success may have impacted slightly on the Japanese hardware chart for the week too as sales of the Wii were up slightly from 19,386 last week to 21,790.

The console's DS stablemate delivered a near identical performance to the week prior with 45,480 units sold (39,995 DSi and the remaining for the DS Lite) compared to 45,995, and PSP sales remained solid at 26,789 units.

PS3 continued to take steps in the right direction with 11,310 sales, up from 10,359 the week previous. The software chart delivered similarly good news for the system, with three new PS3 releases - Atelier Rorona: Alchemist of Arland, BlazBlue and Agarest Senki Zero - debuting in the top ten.

The Xbox 360 and PS2 systems sold 5,766 and 3,578 units respectively.

The full hardware charts from Media Create follow:

  • Nintendo DS - 45,480
  • PlayStation Portable - 26,789
  • Nintendo Wii - 21,790
  • PlayStation 3 - 11,310
  • Xbox 360 - 5,766
  • PlayStation 2 - 3,578

The top ten best-selling games in Japan follow:

  • 01 Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo) - 359,690
  • 02 Tomodachi Collection (Friend Collection) (Nintendo) - 71,692
  • 03 Atelier Rorona: Alchemist of Arland (Gust) - 43,243
  • 04 Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono. 2 (Sword & Magic & School 2) (Acquire) - 38,614
  • 05 BlazBlue (Arc System Works) - 33,768
  • 06 BlazBlue (Arc System Works) - 24,812
  • 07 Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days (Square Enix) - 22,114
  • 08 Agarest Senki Zero (Compile Heart) - 14,466
  • 09 Monster Hunter Portable 2 G (Capcom) - 12,985
  • 10 Sloane and MacHale's Mysterious Story (Level 5) - 12,537

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