The PlayStation 3 version of zombie FPS Dead Island debuts at number five on this week's Japanese sales chart.
As reported by Andriasang, it shifted 39,945 copies on PS3, while the Xbox 360 version shuffled in at 10, with 13,147 sales.
Mech anime crossover Macross F Sayonara no Tsubasa topped the chart, with FIFA also seeing a top 10 debut down at seven. It seems PES, which entered at number one a few weeks back, retains its vice-like grip on Japanese footie fans, despite FIFA's recent domination of the Western market.
Elsewhere, Deus Ex: Human Revolution failed to make much of a mark, entering the chart at 13.
Here's the full top 20:
- Macross F Sayonara no Tsubasa (Namco Bandai, PS3): 142,607 - NEW
- Naruto Narutimate Impact (Namco Bandai, PSP): 53,148 - NEW
- Go Vacation (Namco Bandai, Wii): 47,209 - NEW
- Just Dance (Nintendo, Wii): 45,580 (Life to date: 135,619)
- Dead Island (Spike, PS3): 39,945 - NEW
- FIFA 12 (Electronic Arts, PS3): 25,640 - NEW
- PES 2012 (Konami, PS3): 22,902 (356,724)
- Ace Combat Assault Horizon (Namco Bandai, PS3): 18,120 (167,591)
- AKB1/48 If I Loved an Idol in Guam (Namco Bandai, PSP): 17,562 (288,263)
- Dead Island (Spike, Xbox 360): 13,147 - NEW
- Rhythm Heaven Wii (Nintendo, Wii): 12,377 (517,691)
- Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack (Nintendo, Wii): 12,334 (613,144)
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Square Enix, PS3): 8707 - NEW
- NBA2K12 (Take-2 Japan, PS3): 8701 - NEW
- Dragon Quest Collection (Square Enix, Wii): 8354 (371,151)
- Nintendogs + Cats (Nintendo, 3DS): 7980 (332,292)
- Kirby Mass Attack (Nintendo, DS): 7309 (265,670)
- Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo, 3DS): 7133 (422,495)
- Tetris: Axis (Namco Bandai, 3DS): 6787 - NEW
- Monster Hunter Portable 3rd PSP the Best (Capcom, PSP): 6685 (49,209)
The cause for the bump? As you can tell from the games chart, it certainly wasn't an influx of compelling new software. Looks like the new pink hardware model did the business.
Further down the hardware chart, it was business as usual, with PSP, PlayStation 3 and Wii sales all continuing their recent slump.
Here are the numbers:
- 3DS: 73,933 (Last week: 55,025)
- PlayStation 3: 23,897 (28,596)
- PSP: 22,095 (25,271)
- Wii: 11,235 (12,161)
- DSi XL: 2005 (2721)
- Xbox 360: 1620 (1887)
- PlayStation 2: 1296 (1280)
- DSi: 1293 (1999)
- DS Lite: 36 (71)