Japan charts: 3DS down after Zelda bump

PSP, Atelier Meruru take top spots.

Last week's Zelda-fuelled sales bump for the 3DS has proved short-lived, with the PSP regaining its hardware crown in the latest Japanese chart.

As reported by Andrisang, the PSP sold 29,168 units to take the top spot, followed by the 3DS, which was down from 40,649 last week to 27,905.

The PlayStation 3 and Wii both saw modest increases in third and fourth respectively.

  1. PSP: 29,168 (Last week: 31,741)
  2. 3DS: 27,905 (40,649)
  3. PS3: 16,993 (16,081)
  4. Wii: 9,511 (6,678)
  5. DSi LL: 4,903 (5,464)
  6. DSi: 4,503 (5,322)
  7. X360: 2,152 (2,875)
  8. PS2: 1,332 (1,346)
  9. DS Lite: 134 (109)
  10. PSP go: 21 (55)

On the software side, PlayStation 3 RPG Atelier Meruru: Alchemist of Arland 3 came in first. Last week's number one Little Battle eXperience fell to four, one ahead of Ocarina of Time 3D in its second week on sale.

A few Western-developed titles snuck into the chart – the PS3 version of Mass Effect 2 down at 13 and Grand Theft Auto IV Complete Edition at 17.

Here's the full top 20:

  1. Atelier Meruru: Alchemist of Arland 3 (Gust, PS3): 82,585 NEW!
  2. Steins; Gate (5pb., PSP): 63,558 NEW!
  3. Gundam Memories: Memories of the Battle (Namco Bandai, PSP): 52,067 NEW!
  4. Little Battle eXperience (Level 5, PSP): 38,326 (Life to date: 204,513)
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time 3D (Nintendo, 3DS): 37,452 (201,563)
  6. Tennis no Oujisama Gyutto! Doki Doki Survival Umi to Yama no Love Passion (Konami, DS): 30,234 NEW!
  7. Yakuza Of The End (Sega, PS3): 24,247 (376,738)
  8. Bleach Soul Ignition (SCEJ, PS3): 23,516 NEW!
  9. Wii Sports Resort (Wii Remote Plus Pack) (Nintendo, Wii): 9,874 (362,957)
  10. Gloria Union (Atlus, PSP): 8,933 NEW!
  11. Pokemon Black & White (Nintendo, DS): 7,086 (5,211,443)
  12. Wii Party (Nintendo, Wii): 5,980 (1,923,731)
  13. Mass Effect 2 (Electronic Arts, PS3): 5,885 NEW!
  14. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 Professional (Square Enix, DS): 5,814 (543,834)
  15. Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D (Capcom, 3DS): 5,633 (89,038)
  16. Mother Goose no Himitsu no Kan Nursery Rhymes for You (QuinRose, PSP): 5,295 NEW!
  17. Grand Theft Auto IV Complete Edition (Take-Two, PS3): 4,629 NEW!
  18. One Piece Unlimited Cruise Special (Namco Bandai, 3DS): 4,289 (116,463)
  19. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, Wii): 4,154 (3,249,050)
  20. Earth Seeker (Kadokawa Games, Wii): 4,055 NEW!

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