One PlayStation 3 title just did some serious business in Japan. Tales of Xillia, the latest in Namco's long-running Tales of series, has already moved a half-million overseas. That's a pretty damn good start for a PS3 game.
The release of Tales of Xillia did Sony a few favours on the hardware side in Japan (see below) as well, pushing the PS3 past the cheaper, now more popular Nintendo 3DS in Sony and Nintendo's home territory. It was a good week for the PS3 in general, with Resident Evil: Revival Selection -- the HD upgrade of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Code Veronica X -- coming in second and Insomniac Games' shooter Resistance 3 coming in third.
Another PlayStation 3 HD upgrad, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Version, continues to sell well.
Read on for the best-selling Japanese video games for the week of September 5 to 11, courtesy of sales tracker Media Create.
01. Tales of Xillia (PS3) - 525,605 / NEW 02. Resident Evil: Revival Selection (PS3) - 93,768 / NEW 03. Resistance 3 (PS3) - 20,342 / NEW 04. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver. (PS3) - 20,162 / 360,783 05. Grand Knights History (PSP) - 19,712 / 84,341 06. Super Sentai Battle: Ranger Cross (Wii) - 16,457 / NEW 07. Rhythm Heaven Wii (Wii) - 15,600 / 437,913 08. Hot Shots Golf 5 "PlayStation 3 the Best" (PS3) - 12,357 / NEW 09. Kirby Mass Attack (DS) - 11,240 / 208,268 10. Wii Sports Resort with Wii Remote Plus (Wii) - 10,324 / 537,008
11. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS) 12. Sengoku Musou 3 Empires (PS3) 13. MonHun Nikki: Poka Poka Ailu Mura G (PSP) - 8,002 / 183,342 14. Pokemon Super Scramble (3DS) 15. Resident Evil: Revival Selection (Xbox 360) 16. Family Fishing (Wii) 17. Dynasty Warriors 6 Special (PSP) 18. Uta no * Prince-Sama: Repeat (PSP) 19. Call of Duty: Black Ops "Bargain Edition" (PS3) 20. Mobile Suit Gundam: Shin Gihren no Yabou (PSP)
Hardware-wise, it's advantage Sony this week, with the PlayStation 3 and the PSP outselling the Nintendo competition.
PlayStation 3 - 64,786 Nintendo 3DS - 49,076 PSP - 25,391 Wii - 10,743 Nintendo DSi LL - 2882 Nintendo DSi - 1957 PlayStation 2 - 1386 Xbox 360 - 1219 Nintendo DS Lite - 51 PSP go - 13