Japan charts: Xbox 360 catching PS3

Platinum's Infinite Space on top.

Xbox 360 sales picked up across Japan last week, putting Microsoft's console within touching distance of the PS3.

But Nintendo platforms dominate the depleted market, as Wii and DS games account for 36 of the top 50 entries, according to Media Create data reproduced on NeoGAF.

Taking top honours is SEGA and Platinum Games' Infinite Space on DS. This is the science fiction-RPG where players control and customise a starship. We had a brief look at Infinite Space in 2008, although the game has no Western date yet.

The only other new entry in the top 10 is New Control Play! Chibi-Robo on Wii. This was great on the GameCube. There's no Western date for this, either.

This Week Last Week Title Platform Weekly Sales Lifetime Sales
1 New entry Infinite Space DS 38,394 38,394
2 1 Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days DS 28,161 429,000
3 5 Sloane and McHale's Mysterious Story DS 26,360 128,000
4 2 Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth DS 18,496 233,000
5 3 Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires PS3 13,690 117,000
6 7 Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (BEST) PSP 13,443 735,000
7 New entry New Control Play! Chibi-Robo Wii 11,202 11,202
8 9 Wii Fit Wii Fit 9534 3,454,000
9 6 Evangelion: Jo (Prologue) PSP 7872 23,000
10 4 Arc Rise Fantasia Wii 7666 34,000

Japanese hardware sales:

Platform This Week Last Week 2009 Sales Lifetime Sales
DS 42,280 44,447 1,564,602 26,684,237
PSP 26,904 29,070 1,107,132 12,465,235
Wii 18,442 17,177 580,993 8,059,970
PS3 10,009 10,173 568,268 3,190,736
Xbox 360 8015 6625 217,108 1,046,545
PS2 3498 4096 125,111 21,524,640

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