Japan: PSP, Kingdom Hearts Lead Weekly Sales

Japan: PSP, Kingdom Hearts Lead Weekly Sales

PSP was Japan’s top selling game system during the week ended January 17.

While it retained its weekly lead, no doubt aided by PSP exclusive Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, which again topped the software chart, sales of Sony’s handheld more than halved to 71,186 units.

Hardware sales were down across the board as Wii remained in second place, comfortably outperforming the PS3 in third.

DSi LL leapfrogged DSi, while Xbox 360 once again placed ahead of PS2 and PSPgo.

Weekly hardware sales (previous week):

PSP – 71,186 (145,682)
Wii – 57,349 (76,772)
PS3 – 35,156 (61,591)
DSi LL – 30,418 (45,221)
DSi – 27,292 (50,178)
DS Lite – 6,574 (10,067)
Xbox 360 – 4,622 (5,461)
PS2 – 2,580 (3,092)
PSPgo – 2,027 (2,841)

On the software front, Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep held the top spot with 177,000 copies sold. The PSP title’s sales now stand at 623,000 units following two weeks of availability.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii retained second place ahead of the week’s highest new entry, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles.

Friend Collection and Wii Fit Plus both fell one place, to fourth and fifth respectively.

Tekken 6 for PSP debuted in sixth place, one spot ahead of fellow new entry Last Window: Mayonaka No Yakusoku for DS.

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising also made its chart debut, with the PS3 version entering at 20 and the Xbox 360 edition at 26, while Batman: Arkham Asylum for PS3 was new at 25 and Kentoushi: Gladiator Begins for PSP entered at 19.

01. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (PSP, Square Enix) – 177,000
02. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii, Nintendo) – 139,000
03. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii, Capcom) – 73,000 (New)
04. Friend Collection (DS, Nintendo) – 55,000
05. Wii Fit Plus (Wii, Nintendo) – 42,000
06. Tekken 6 (PSP, Namco Bandai) – 25,000 (New)
07. Last Window: Mayonaka No Yakusoku (DS, Nintendo) – 25,000 (New)
08. The Legend Of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS, Nintendo) – 22,000
09. Wii Sports Resort (Wii, Nintendo) – 22,000
10. Inazuma Eleven 2: Threat Of The Invaders (DS, Level 5) – 22,000

Sources: Media Create / el33tonline
Japanese sales history