Xbox 360 trumps PS3 in Japan again

Price cut raking in the numbers.

The Xbox 360 has enjoyed another week of stronger sales than format rival PS3 in Japan.

Microsoft, boosted by the recent price cut, flogged 13,777 Xbox 360 units last week, according to Media Create data (translated by NeoGAF). The PS3 managed just 8,156.

But, despite a much-improved performance across the region, the Xbox 360 (and PS3) only accounted for three titles in the entire top 40. The best performer for each system was Eternal Sonata on PS3 at four, and Infinite Undiscovery for Xbox 360 at 13.

The familiar face of the DS dominated proceedings, not only claiming four of the top five places, but also over half of the entire chart. Unsurprisingly, then, the handheld romped hardware sales, shifting 61,242 units.

This was helped by a quartet of new releases: Pokmon Platinum at one, Dragon Ball: Origins at two, Rhythm Tengoku Gold at three and Quiz Magic Academy at five.

Here are those charts:

Japanese software sales

  1. Pokemon Platinum (DS) - 314,796 (lifetime 1,278,000)
  2. Dragon Ball: Origins (DS) - 72,330
  3. Rhythm Tengoku Gold (DS) - 63,446 (lifetime 787,000)
  4. Trusty Bell: Chopin's Dream - Reprise (PS3) - 34,067
  5. Quiz Magic Academy DS (DS) - 29,305 (lifetime 148,000)
  6. Wii Fit (Wii) - 28,466 (lifetime 2,663,000)
  7. Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! Battle Arena (PSP) 24,812
  8. Way of the Samurai Portable (PSP) - 17,228
  9. One Piece Unlimited Cruise: Episode 1 (Wii) - 15,258 (lifetime 76,000)
  10. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) - 13,892 (lifetime 1,776,000)

Japanese hardware sales

  1. DS - 61,242
  2. Wii - 29,921
  3. PSP - 28,674
  4. Xbox 360 - 13,777
  5. PS3 - 8,156
  6. PS2 - 7,720

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