The Nintendo 3DS had a great second week in Japan, with another 200,000 gamers snapping up stereoscopic 3D hardware. But it was a PSP game that dominated the software charts (again), with Square Enix's dramatic fighting game adventure Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy dominating the sales charts.
The latest Dissidia sold an impressive 286,117 copies in its first week of release, knocking former software champ Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity down to sixth place. Spike's Way of the Samurai 4 also debuted, placing second and giving the PlayStation 3 some top 10 representation.
Nintendo 3DS games continue to sell well with the latest Professor Layton and Nintendogs leading the pack. Nine out of ten of the best-selling games in Japan are for handheld platforms, thanks to strong showings from the 3DS and PSP.
Here are the top 20 best-selling games in Japan for the week of February 28 to March 6, according to Media Create.
01. Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy (PSP) - 286,117 / NEW 02. Way of the Samurai 4 (PS3) - 70,830 / NEW 03. Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (3DS) - 59,138 / 178,728 04. SD Gundam G Generation World (PSP) - 45,989 / 238,969 05. nintendogs + cats (3DS) - 44,699 / 108,912 06. Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity (PSP) - 42,302 / 248,955 07. Digimon Story: Super Xros Wars Blue / Red (DS) - 35,752 / NEW 08. Samurai Warriors Chronicle (3DS) - 30,112 / 79,438 09. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP) - 26,210 / 4,351,882 10. Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto - Ginga Bishounen Densetsu (PSP) - 21,353 / NEW
11. Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (3DS) 12. Ridge Racer 3D (3DS) 13. World Soccer Winning Eleven 3D (3DS) 14. Disgaea 4 (PS3) 15. Samurai Warriors 3 Z (PS3) 16. Pokemon Black / White (DS) 17. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii) 18. Killzone 3 (PS3) 19. Catherine (PS3) 20. Gyakuten Kenji 2 (DS)
The new Nintendo 3DS continues to dominate the hardware sales pie chart, followed most closely - but not really close at all - by the still powerful PSP and PlayStation 3.
- Nintendo 3DS - 209,623
- PSP - 76,246
- PlayStation 3 - 25,918
- Wii - 11,654
- Nintendo DSi LL - 8951
- Nintendo DSi - 7388
- Xbox 360 - 2353
- PlayStation 2 - 1750
- PSP go - 1080
- Nintendo DS Lite - 757