3DS Reclaims Top Spot in Japan

A return to form

There's been some positive news for Nintendo in Japan with the 3DS reclaiming top spot in the Hardware charts, according to Media Create weekly sales charts. The 3DS sold 58,837 units to seize the crown, an increase on the previous week: with no major new releases on the handheld last week it is a reasonably impressive showing. It could be argued that the modest bump in sales is a positive reaction to the Tokyo 3DS press conference on 13th September, with a number of high profile game announcements made. Whatever the reason, it is a welcome boost for the company.

There was also success for software on the Wii, with Dragon Quest Collection, a bundle of the first three Dragon Quest titles, storming to the top of the charts. Rhythm Heaven on the Wii remains in the top five, with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Super Pokémon Rumble being the only representatives for the 3DS in the top 20.

Hardware

1. 3DS: 58,837 (49,076)
2. PS3: 36,061 (64,786)
3. PSP: 25,122 (25,391)
4. Wii: 15,406 (10,743)
5. DSi LL: 2,869 (2,882)
6. DSi: 2,234 (1,957)
7. PS2: 1,317 (1,386)
8. X360: 1,295 (1,219)
9. DS Lite: 78 (51)
10. PSP go: 7 (13)

Software

1. Dragon Quest Collection (Square Enix, Wii): 263,398
2. Tales of Xillia (Namco Bandai, PS3): 47,297 (572,902)
3. Resident Evil Revival Selection (Capcom, PS3): 17,614 (111,382)
4. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, Wii): 15,109 (552,116)
5. Everyone's Rhythm Heaven (Nintendo, Wii): 14,647 (452,560)
6. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver. (Capcom, PS3): 13,230 (374,013)
7. Atsumete! Kirby (Nintendo, DS): 10,888 (219,156)
8. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time 3D (Nintendo, 3DS): 10,504 (380,138)
9. Grand Knights History (MMV, PSP): 10,078 (94,419)
10. Monster Hunter Diary Poka Poka Felyne Village G (Capcom, PSP): 9,378 (192,720)
11. Hot Shots Golf 5 PlayStation 3 the Best (SCEJ, PSP): 8,454 (20,812)
12. Super Pokemon Rumble (Pokemon, 3DS): 7,698 (161,645)
13. Gekka Ryouran Romance (Idea Factory, PSP): 6,948 NEW!
14. Dunamis 15 (5pb., PS3): 5,970 NEW!
15. Super Sentai Battle Ranger Cross (Namco Bandai, Wii): 5,739 (22,196)
16. Uta no Prince Sama Repeat (Broccoli, PSP): 5,659 (73,285)
17. Pokemon Black & White (Pokemon, DS): 5,202 (5,308,519)
18. Resistance 3 (SCEJ, PS3): 5,136 (25,478)
19. Call of Duty Black Ops Dubbed Version Budget Version (Square Enix, PS3): 5,077 (20,414)
20. Winnie-the-Pooh 100 Acre Forest Cooking Book (Disney Interactive Studio, DS): 5,064 NEW!