Nintendo still king of the castle in Japan

But PS3 gains momentum.

Nintendo systems are winning Japan once more after a greedy Christmas period.

The DS is streets ahead of competition for the week ending 11th January, but down by over 100,000 sales from last week. Only three games for the handheld populate the top ten, but a further 20 are counted in the overall top 50.

The best-sellers this week are on PSP, which finishes second in the hardware chart. Action spin-off Dissidia: Final Fantasy leads the way, followed by the budget version of Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G. Seven PSP titles in all are in the top 50.

At third, unsurprisingly, is the Wii, which counts platform stalwarts Wii Fit and Mario Kart Wii among the top ten. Wii Music, incidentally, is down at 37. In total, 13 Wii games litter the top 50.

The PS3 continues to gain momentum and finishes at four, as JRPG White Knight Chronicles sits at six in the software stakes, followed by Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spec III at seven. A further three PS3 games place outside the top ten.

Xbox 360 finishes with under half the PS3 weekly sales, and has no games in the top 50.

Hobbling OAP PS2 finishes last, meanwhile, but manages a top ten entry with a Limited Edition of Gundam Musou 2, and some unpronounceable game at 49.

Various tables, courtesy of Media Create and NeoGAF (we'd marry you if we could) are below.

Position Title Platform This Week Lifetime
1 Dissidia: Final Fantasy PSP 49,000 818,000
2 Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best) PSP 34,000 305,000
3 Rhythm Tengoku Gold DS 33,000 1,568,000
4 Wii Fit Wii 29,000 3,155,000
5 Wagamama Fashion: Girl's Mode DS 29,000 644,000
6 White Knight Chronicles PS3 26,000 304,000
7 Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spec III PS3 25,000 292,000
8 Gundam Musou 2 (Limited Edition) PS2 25,000 225,000
9 Kirby Super Star Ultra DS 23,000 1,021,000
10 Mario Kart Wii Wii 21,000 2,155,000
Platform This Week Last Week This Year Lifetime
Nintendo DS 101,630 230,678 332,308 25,451,951
PlayStation Portable 60,495 157,088 271,583 11,575,747
Nintendo Wii 41,243 119,965 161,208 7,640,109
PlayStation 3 28,144 60,654 88,798 2,711,226
Xbox 360 10,554 19,964 30,248 860,788
PlayStation 2 6,628 12,548 19,176 21,418,700
Platform This Week Last Week This Year Lifetime
Nintendo DSi 78,201 182,518 78,201 916,771
Nintendo DS Lite 23,429 48,160 23,429 17,374,394

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