Long lines at electronics stores in Japan translate to big sales of Resident Evil 5, with the survival horror game selling just shy of 400,000 copies in its first week on the market.

About 80% of those were of the PlayStation 3 variety, which topped the Media Create charts by a considerable margin. The Xbox 360 version of RE5 sold well enough to score third place, finishing behind Sega's new role-playing game for the Nintendo DS, Seventh Dragon.

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Last week's chart topper, Yakuza 3 saw a drop in sales that put the PS3 Japanese gangster game in fifth place. Having back to back bestsellers on Sony's current-gen console is likely to give the PlayStation 3 another sales boost, which may just make it the bestselling hardware again this week.

The full list of bestsellers from March 2nd to 8th is after this.

01. Resident Evil 5 (PS3) - 312,000 / NEW
02. Seventh Dragon (DS) - 80,000 / NEW
03. Resident Evil 5 (360) - 79,000 / NEW
04. Shin Sangoku Musou Multi Raid (PSP) - 64,000 / 283,000
05. Yakuza 3 (PS3) - 53,000 / 425,000
06. Mario & Luigi RPG3!!! (DS) - 44,000 / 351,000
07. Aibou DS (DS) - 43,000 / NEW
08. Super Robot Wars Z Special Disc (PS2) - 28,000 / NEW
09. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP The Best) (PSP) - 17,000 / 467,000
10. The Prince of Tennis: Doubles no Oji-Sama (Girls, Be Gracious!) (DS) - 14,000 / NEW

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11. Wii Fit (Wii)
12. One Piece Unlimited Cruise: Episode 2 - Mezameru Yuusha (Wii)
13. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii (Wii)
14. Rhythm Tengoku Gold (DS)
15. Game Center CX: Arino no Chousenjou 2 (DS)
16. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009 (PSP)
17. Shounen Sunday x Shounen Magazine Nettou! Dream Nine (DS)
18. Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode (DS)
19. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009 (PS2)
20. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
21. Pokémon Platinum (DS)
22. Yakuza 2 (PlayStation 2 the Best) (PS2)
23. Demon's Souls (PS3)
24. Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope (360)
25. Inazuma Eleven (DS)
26. Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 (PSP)
27. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (DS)
28. Kirby Super Star Ultra (DS)
29. Penguin no Mondai: Saikyou Penguin Densetsu! (DS)
30. Tongari Boushi no Mahou no 365 Nichi (DS)

Media Create Weekly Software Sales [Gpara]