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3DS back on top in Japan hardware charts

Pilotwings, Homefront enter top 10.

The 3DS is back at the top of the Japanese hardware charts after a few weeks of PSP dominance.

According to the latest Media Create figures, as posted on NeoGAF, Nintendo's new portable sold 28,252 units last week, compared to 24,053 PSPs, bringing its life-to-date sales to 897,095.

PlayStation 3 came in third with 22,265 sales, followed by the DS at 14,956. The Wii sold 8122, the Xbox 360 1898 and the PlayStation 2 1261.

Nintendo will no doubt be happy to see its handheld overtake the PSP, but sales are still dropping – it sold 32,910 the week before.

Over on the software side, Namco's PSP effort Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Wars Z: Hakai-hen took the weekly sales crown, shifting 307,019 copies.

Two 3DS games made the top 10, with Pilotwings Resort debuting at six and Konami's Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 at nine. The PlayStation 3 version of Homefront made it in at seven, with the 360 version entering at 14.

Here's the full top 20:

  1. 2nd Super Robot Wars Z Hakai Volume (PSP, Namco Bandai): 307,019 NEW!
  2. Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 (PS3, Konami): 86,486 NEW!
  3. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 Professional (DS, Square Enix): 86,364 (291,769)
  4. Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 (PS3, Konami): 71,264 NEW!
  5. Persona 2 Innocent Sin (PSP, Atlus): 62,721 NEW!
  6. Pilotwings Resort (3DS, Nintendo): 26,554 NEW!
  7. Homefront (PS3, Spike): 22,111 NEW!
  8. Earth Defense Force 2 Portable (PSP, D3 Publisher): 16,898 (80,693)
  9. Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 (3DS, Konami): 11,644 NEW!
  10. Dynasty Warriors 7 (PS3, Tecmo Koei): 10,369 (410,977)
  11. Ebicore+ Amagami (PSP, Kadokawa Games): 9,378 (102,447)
  12. Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection (PSP, Square Enix): 8,996 (163,942)
  13. Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (PSP, Capcom): 8,371 (4,437,948)
  14. Homefront (Xbox 360, Spike): 7,752 NEW!
  15. Nintendogs + cats (3DS, Nintendo): 7,421 (189,939)
  16. Wii Party (Wii, Nintendo): 6,950 (1,853,384)
  17. Pokémon Black & White (DS, Pokémon): 5,881 (5,150,023)
  18. Dissidia Duodecim Final Fantasy (PSP, Square Enix): 5,706 (434,326)
  19. Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity (PSP, SEGA): 5,524 (326,765)
  20. Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (3DS, Level 5): 4,921 (265,225)
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