Another Week in Japan: Hardware and software numbers 2/18-2/24

The DS and PSP seem to be in a tooth-and-nail fight for second place. This week, the PSP took back the second spot, but just barely.

Hardware:
  • Wii: 63,504
  • PSP: 53,373
  • Nintendo DS: 50,151
  • PlayStation 3: 14,060
  • PlayStation 2: 9,634
  • Xbox 360: 2,001
The DS did better in software, though, with Etrian Odyssey II becoming popular in its first week. The DS dungeon crawler was only 9,000 units away from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, in fact. Harvest Moon: Shining Sun and Friends was another DS champ, ending up 5th on this week's chart.

There were twelve DS games in the top thirty, which is impressive, especially considering the ton of new releases that came out last week. The new software did manage to bump a bunch of DS games out of the top thirty, though, including big names like Professor Layton and Pandora's Box, Dragon Quest IV, and Final Fantasy IV. To see the software placements, make sure to check after the break.

Software:
  1. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) --- 77,525 (1,291,000)
  2. Etrian Odyssey II: The Royal Grail (DS) --- 68,913 (New)
  3. Wii Fit (Wii) --- 61,922 (1,546,000)
  4. Musou Orochi (PSP) --- 46,667 (New)
  5. Harvest Moon: Shining Sun and Friends (DS) --- 44,721 (New)
  6. Winning Eleven: Play Maker 2008 (Wii) --- 36,067 (New)
  7. Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (PS3) --- 22,696 (New)
  8. Bioshock (360) --- 17,808 (New)
  9. Wii Sports (Wii) --- 17,077 (2,798,000)
  10. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games (DS) --- 14,932 (236,000)

  11. Family Ski (Wii)
  12. Wii Play (Wii)
  13. Tokimeki Memorial: Girl's Side 2nd Season (DS)
  14. Mario Party DS (DS)
  15. Poison Pink (PS2)
  16. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd (PSP)
  17. Iron Pachi-Chonmage 14: Pachinko Mask Rider (PS2)
  18. Burnout Paradise (PS3)
  19. L, the Prologue to Death Note: Rasen's Trap (DS)
  20. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
  21. Devil May Cry 4 (PS3)
  22. Mobile Suit Gundam: Gihren's Ambition, the Axis' Threat (PSP)
  23. Last Escort 2: Sweet Thorns Late at Night (PS2)
  24. NiGHTS into Dreams... (PS2)
  25. Naruto: Shippuuden Dairansen! Kage Bunshin Emaki (DS)
  26. Neon Genesis Evangelion: My Heart to You (DS)
  27. Mario Kart DS (DS)
  28. Taiko Drum Master DS (DS)
  29. Populuos (DS)
  30. Winning Eleven: Ubiquitous Evolution 2008 (PSP)
[Via NeoGAF]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.