Tales of the World, Tales of Zombie Cowboys Take Japan By Storm

Japan continues to show a lot of love for the PlayStation Portable, with Namco's role-playing game Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 securing the top spot on the country's bestsellers list.

That's followed closely by more Japanese centric fare, Sengoku Musou 3 Z for the PlayStation 3. Along with Monster Hunter Portable 3rd in third, the PlayStation family scores the top three spots in Japan.

And speaking of threes, a trio of Western developed games manages to score top ten placement overseas this week, according to sales tracker Media Create. Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet 2, Retro's Donkey Kong Country Returns and Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare (PS3) managed impressive sales this week.

Here are the bestselling games in Japan for the week of February 7 to 13.

01. Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 (PSP) - 222,068 / NEW
02. Sengoku Musou 3 Z (PS3) - 208,548 / NEW
03. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP) - 94,483 / 4,249,622
04. Gyakuten Kenji 2 (DS) - 30,910 / 163,176
05. LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3) - 24,648 / NEW
06. Sengoku Musou 3 Moushouden (Wii) - 22,598 / NEW
07. Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare (PS3) - 21,718 / NEW
08. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii) - 15,971 / NEW
09. Kenka Banchou 5: Otoko no Housoku (PSP) - 14,372 / 101,350
10. White Knight Chronicles: Episode Portable - Dogma Wars (PSP) - 11,229 / 51,832

11. Pokemon Black / White (DS)
12. Dragon Ball Ultimate Fighter (DS)
13. Wii Party (Wii)
14. The Last Story (Wii)
15. Macross Triangle Frontier (PSP)
16. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (PSP)
17. Valkyria Chronicles 3 (PSP)
18. World Soccer WInning Eleven 2011 (PS3)
19. Ni no Kuni (DS)
20. Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare (Xbox 360)

Tales of the World, Tales of Zombie Cowboys Take Japan By Storm

On the hardware side, the PlayStation family takes over, with big, big sales of the PSP and solid sales of the PS3 outdoing the competition in a major way. Nintendo fans may simply be holding off on purchasing DS hardware with the release of the Nintendo 3DS just weeks away in Japan.

  • PSP - 106,893
  • PlayStation 3 - 26,766
  • Wii - 15,028
  • Nintendo DSi LL - 12,069
  • Nintendo DSi - 10,039
  • Xbox 360 - 2,118
  • PlayStation 2 - 1,665
  • Nintendo DS Lite - 1,003
  • PSP go - 107