Another Week in Japan: Hardware and software numbers 3/10-3/16


Japanophiles and sales chart nerds, it's that time of week again to take a look at last week's sales in the Land of the Rising Sun. Those of you who've been keeping up won't find much excitement in this week's chart, though. All the same software from the week before showed up, but it might not be long before Family Ski and Winning Eleven fall out of the top thirty.

It was also nice to see Metroid Prime 3: Corruption stick around, as the Nintendo FPS nabbed the number eleven spot for this week. Other than that, the only noticeable difference is that Smash Bros. dropped to fourth. What's interesting is that Brawl is no longer the best selling Wii game, either, as Wii Fit reclaimed that honor. We also learned that you can't keep the big three (Wii Fit, Wii Sports, and Wii Play) out of the top ten for long.

In hardware sales, the Wii fell a smidge behind the PSP, and did only slightly better than the DS.

Hardware:
  • PSP: 57,651
  • Wii: 55,845
  • Nintendo DS: 53,266
  • PlayStation 3: 14,934
  • PlayStation 2: 9,930
  • Xbox 360: 1,744
To see the software numbers and rankings for last week, make sure to click past the break.

Software:

01. (__) DS Beautiful Letter Training [DS] --- 65,689 (New)
02. (01) Yakuza 3: Kenzan! [PS3] --- 45,776 (227,000)
03. (03) Wii Fit [Wii] --- 44,500 (1,704,000)
04. (02) Super Smash Bros. Brawl [Wii] --- 40,984 (1,449,000)
05. (04) Gundam Musou Special [PS2] --- 24,269 (213,000)
06. (__) Shugo Chara! Three Eggs and the Joker in Love [DS] --- 20,383 (New)
07. (__) Daito Giken Official Pachislo Simulator: New Yoshimune [PS2] --- 18,198 (New)
08. (06) Wii Sports [Wii] --- 16,921 (2,855,000)
09. (11) Harvest Moon: Shining Sun and Friends [DS] --- 11,494 (93,000)
10. (12) Wii Play [Wii] --- 11,060 (2,271,000)

11. (05) Metroid Prime 3: Corruption [Wii]

12. (09) Musou Orochi [PSP]
13. (__) 12Riven: The Psi-Climinal of Integral [PS2]
14. (10) Everyone's General Knowledge Training TV [Wii]
15. (07) Soma Bringer [DS]
16. (14) Monster Hunter Portable 2nd [PSP]
17. (08) Doraemon: Nobita and the Green Giant DS [DS]
18. (__) Hayate the Combat Butler: Girl-Making War: Mansion Edition [DS]
19. (__) Hayate the Combat Butler: Girl-Making War: School Edition [DS]
20. (17) Mario Party DS [DS]
21. (18) Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games [DS]
22. (22) Mario Kart DS [DS]
23. (13) Etrian Odyssey II: The Royal Grail [DS]
24. (23) Taiko Drum Master DS [DS]
25. (__) Winning Post 7: Maximum 2008 [PS2]
26. (24) New Super Mario Bros. [DS]
27. (__) Duel Love: The Loving Girl is the Goddess of Victory [DS]
28. (19) Winning Eleven: Play Maker 2008 [Wii]
29. (15) Family Ski [Wii]

30. (20) Jirou Akagawa Mystery: Nocturne: The Invited Killer [DS]

[Via NeoGAF]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.