SoulCalibur 5 has entered the weekly Japanese software chart at number two, but sales are well below its predecessor.

The latest entry in Namco's beat 'em up series sold a modest 34,328 copies on PlayStation 3 in its first week on shelves, compared to the 74,607 SoulCalibur 4 managed back in 2008.

It was beaten to the top spot by last week's number two, Resident Evil: Revelations. Capcom's 3DS adventure saw sales drop 70 per cent week-on-week to 43,575, but that was still enough to take the chart crown.

Elsewhere in the top 10, re-tooled PS3 racer Gran Turismo 5 Spec II entered at nine and BioWare RPG Dragon Age 2 debuted at 10.

Here's the full chart, courtesy of NeoGAF:

  1. Resident Evil: Revelations (Capcom, 3DS): 43,575 (Life to date: 190,134)
  2. SoulCalibur 5 (Namco Bandai, PS3): 34,328 - NEW
  3. PhotoKano (Kadokawa Games, PSP): 34,095 - NEW
  4. Ragnarok Odyssey (GungHo Online Entertainment, Vita): 33,496 - NEW
  5. Armored Core 5 (From Software, PS3): 30,775 (194,681)
  6. Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 3DS): 26,791 (1,460,749)
  7. Monster Hunter 3G (Capcom, 3DS): 24,128 (1,211,026)
  8. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 3DS): 22,817 (1,311,312)
  9. Gran Turismo 5 Spec II (Sony Computer Entertainment, PS3): 21,416 - NEW
  10. Dragon Age 2 (Spike, PS3): 19,928 - NEW
  11. Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure (Sega, 3DS): 9511 (56,037)
  12. Monster Hunter Frontier Online: Forward .3 Premium Package (Capcom, Xbox 360): 9047 - NEW
  13. Inazuma Eleven Go: Shine/Dark (Level 5, 3DS): 8960 (379,764)
  14. Tales of Innocence R (Bandai Namco Games, Vita): 8397 (63,250)
  15. Just Dance Wii (Nintendo, Wii): 7851 (527.050)
  16. Soul Calibur 5 (Namco Bandai Games, Xbox 360): 7679 - NEW
  17. Monster Hunter Freedom 3 - PSP the Best (Capcom, PSP): 6875 (185,853)
  18. Wii Sports Resort with Remote Plus (Nintendo, Wii): 5635 (862,118)
  19. Final Fantasy 13-2 (Square Enix, PS3): 5336 (774,415)
  20. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, Wii): 5068 (3,500,168)

It was business as usual over on the hardware chart, with 3DS continuing to dominate. It sold 75,018 units, down from 84,789 last week.

PlayStation 3 was a distant second, with flat sales of 23,293, while Vita holds on to third. Sony's handheld sold 17,141 units, falling from 18,942.

The full field lined up as follows:

  1. 3DS: 75,018 (Last week: 84,789)
  2. PlayStation 3: 23,293 (22,924)
  3. PS Vita: 17,141 (18,942)
  4. PSP: 15,847 (16,008)
  5. Wii: 8814 (10,396)
  6. DS: 1759 (1918)
  7. Xbox 360: 1382 (1235)
  8. PlayStation 2: 481 (713)

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