Japan chart: all-change for top 10

Kingdom Hearts DS leads charge.

DS game Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days enters the Japanese chart at number one this week, amassing nearly 300,000 sales. That's more like it, Japan.

Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth debuts just behind at two with a meaty 171,940 sales, according to Media Create data (translated on NeoGAF). The game is out here later this year.

Newcomer Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires follows at three on PS3, while the Xbox 360 version rounds the chart out at 10. Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires is out here on 26th June.

There's another new entry at five in Marvelous' PSP game Half-Minute Hero, which is tailed by other debutantes 3rd Chapter - Rasen (DS), Aqua Plus (PSP) and Tom Clancy's HAWX (PS3) at six, seven and eight, respectively.

Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou! 2 is the only other game from last week to keep a top 10 place at nine.

And there are other new releases further down: SEGA's The Series of Haruhi Suzumiya (DS) at 12, D3Publisher's Tactics Layer: Ritina Guard Senki (DS) at 26, Battlestations: Pacific (360) at 27, The Last Guy (PS3) at 28 and Memories Off 6: Trial Wave (PSP) at 30.

There's more: Welcome to Sheep Village Portable (PSP) at 33, Nippon Ichi's A Witch's Tale: Apprentice Witch and Seven Princesses (DS) at 36, Bamboo Blade: Sorekara no Chousen (DS) at 38, Silver-Eyed Witch (DS) at 40 and Myself; Yourself: Sorezore no Finale (PS2) at 47.

Hardware sales for DS are up and healthy again at 73,056, and there's a slight number-boost across the board.

This Week Last Week Title Platform Weekly Sales Lifetime Sales
1 New entry Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days DS 295,205 295,205
2 New entry Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth DS 171,940 171,940
3 New entry Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires PS3 75,859 75,859
4 1 Sloane and McHale's Mysterious Story DS 32,865 76,000
5 New entry Half-Minute Hero PSP 26,451 26,451
6 New entry Third Chapter - Rasen DS 22,876 22,876
7 New entry Aqua Plus PSP 21,682 21,682
8 New entry Tom Clancy's HAWX PS3 19,115 19,115

Japanese hardware sales:

Platform This Week Last Week 2009 Sales Lifetime Sales
DS 73,056 39,464 1,477,875 26,597,510
PSP 32,251 27,536 1,051,158 12,409,261
Wii 17,810 16,233 545,374 8,024,351
PS3 12,427 10,932 548,086 3,170,554
Xbox 360 4857 3854 202,468 1,031,905
PS2 4120 4075 117,517 21,517,046

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