Resident Evil 5 now sits solidly at the top of the Japanese sales charts, with the PS3 version leading the charge. The game released in Japan last week to long lines of eager fans. The PS3 version is the number one selling game at 312,000 units, handily beating the second place DS game, 7th Dragon, which sold 80,000 units. The Xbox 360 version of RE5 is in a close third with 79,000 units sold. It'll be interesting to see this week's Japanese hardware sales (coming soon!) to gauge how much of an effect the Resident Evil 5 Xbox 360 had.
While the launch numbers for the game are certainly impressive, Gamasutra notes that they pale in comparison to the launches of both Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3, both of which sold in excess of 1 million units at launch. We guess RE5 not being a DS game counts against it these days.