The Nintendo 3DS had a great second week in Japan, with another 200,000 gamers snapping up stereoscopic 3D hardware. But it was a PSP game that dominated the software charts (again), with Square Enix's dramatic fighting game adventure Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy dominating the sales charts.
The latest Dissidia sold an impressive 286,117 copies in its first week of release, knocking former software champ Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity down to sixth place. Spike's Way of the Samurai 4 also debuted, placing second and giving the PlayStation 3 some top ten representation.
Nintendo 3DS games continue to sell well with the latest Professor Layton and Nintendogs leading the pack. Nine out of ten of the bestselling games in Japan are for handheld platforms, thanks to strong showings from the 3DS and PSP.
Here are the top 20 bestselling games in Japan for the week of February 28 to March 6, according to Media Create.
01. Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy (PSP) - 286,117 / NEW
02. Way of the Samurai 4 (PS3) - 70,830 / NEW
03. Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (3DS) - 59,138 / 178,728
04. SD Gundam G Generation World (PSP) - 45,989 / 238,969
05. nintendogs + cats (3DS) - 44,699 / 108,912
06. Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity (PSP) - 42,302 / 248,955
07. Digimon Story: Super Xros Wars Blue / Red (DS) - 35,752 / NEW
08. Samurai Warriors Chronicle (3DS) - 30,112 / 79,438
09. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP) - 26,210 / 4,351,882
10. Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto - Ginga Bishounen Densetsu (PSP) - 21,353 / NEW
11. Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (3DS)
12. Ridge Racer 3D (3DS)
13. World Soccer Winning Eleven 3D (3DS)
14. Disgaea 4 (PS3)
15. Samurai Warriors 3 Z (PS3)
16. Pokemon Black / White (DS)
17. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)
18. Killzone 3 (PS3)
19. Catherine (PS3)
20. Gyakuten Kenji 2 (DS)
The new Nintendo 3DS continues to dominate the hardware sales pie chart, followed most closely—but not really close at all—by the still powerful PSP and PlayStation 3.
- Nintendo 3DS - 209,623
- PSP - 76,246
- PlayStation 3 - 25,918
- Wii - 11,654
- Nintendo DSi LL - 8,951
- Nintendo DSi - 7,388
- Xbox 360 - 2,353
- PlayStation 2 - 1,750
- PSP go - 1,080
- Nintendo DS Lite - 757