Samurai Heroes Help Sony Win This Week's Japanese Hardware War

What sells PlayStation 3s in Japan? Samurai soldiers with rock hard abs and great hair, that's what. See the impact that Sengoku Basara 3 had on Sony's current generation console?

Strong sales of Capcom's war game helped moved the PS3 from fourth place to second, more than doubling sales of the console in Japan. With the PSP also getting a huge boost from rhythm game Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd, this week's hardware sales chart is all about the PlayStation family.

To see how the Japanese console war went down in raw numbers this past week, according to Media Create, read on.

  • PSP - 48,603
  • PlayStation 3 - 45,224
  • Nintendo DSi LL - 23,120
  • Wii - 20,038
  • Nintendo DSi - 17,950
  • Xbox 360 - 6,929
  • Nintendo DS Lite - 4,058
  • PlayStation 2 - 1,444
  • PSP go - 777