The Legend of Heroes & Dynasty Warriors Take Down Dark Souls in Japan

After debuting strongly in first place in Japan a couple weeks back, PlayStation 3 role-playing game Dark Souls has been defeated. Taking its first place position is another role-playing game, the latest in Falcom's Legend of Heroes line.

That PSP game, Eiyuu Densetsu: Ao no Kiseki, sold nearly 130,000 copies week one to give it a first place showing. Taking second is Koei's Shin Sangoku Musou 6 Moushouden—which we'd call Dynasty Warriors 7 Xtreme Legends 'round here—for the PlayStation 3.

One more new debut, Grasshopper Manufacture's music-rhythm game Neon Genesis Evangelion: 3nd Impact, scared up some 16,000 copies—which is sadly pretty good for a Grasshopper game.

Here's the top 20 bestselling games in Japan, according to Media Create.

01. Eiyuu Densetsu: Ao no Kiseki (PSP) - 127,938 / NEW
02. Shin Sangoku Musou 6 Moushouden (PS3) - 82,901 / NEW
03. Dark Souls (PS3) - 34,718 / 314,286
04. Neon Genesis Evangelion: 3nd Impact (PSP) - 16,477 / NEW
05. Dragon Quest Collection (Wii) - 16,298 / 334,472
06. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 6 (PSP) - 12,452 / 76,801
07. Rhythm Heaven Wii (Wii) - 11,468 / 481,382
08. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd "The Best" (PSP) - 10,917 / 25,841
09. Wii Sports Resort with Wii Remote Plus (Wii) - 10,625 / 577,618
10. Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection (PS3) - 10,306 / 102,207

11. Senran Kagura: Shoujotachi no Shinei (3DS)
12. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)
13. Wand of Fortune 2: Jikuu ni Shizumu Mokushiroku (PSP)
14. Tales of Xilia (PS3)
15. Kirby Mass Attack (DS)
16. Busou Shinki: Battle Masters Mk. 2 (PSP)
17. Monster Hunter Frontier Online (Forward.2 Premium Package) (Xbox 360)
18. Pokemon Super Scramble (3DS)
19. Family Fishing (Wii)
20. Hana to Ikimo no Rittai Zukan (3DS)

On the hardware side, the Nintendo 3DS continues to dominate the sales charts, with the PlayStation 3 trailing by nearly half in Japan.

Nintendo 3DS - 58,504
PlayStation 3 - 30,362
PSP - 25,401
Wii - 10,301
Xbox 360 - 2,411
Nintendo DSi LL - 2,382
Nintendo DSi - 1,679
PlayStation 2 - 1,351
Nintendo DS Lite - 52
PSP go - 14


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