Japanese charts: Sony catching Nintendo

As Left 4 Dead just misses top ten.

Sony continues to put pressure on Nintendo as the gap in Japanese hardware sales closes.

Combined sales of Wii and DS fell more than those of PS3, PS2 and PSP, narrowing the difference to 31,069 units, according to Media Create data on NeoGAF.

Both companies count one extra top 50 software entry for the week ending 25th January. The Wii now accounts for 12 spaces and PS3 fills nine spots.

Wii RPG Fragile (Namco Bandai) makes a debut at two, with the only other top ten new entry, Zill O'll Infinite Plus on PSP, taking four. This is a remake of Zill O'll on PSone and later PS2.

Overall, the DS amasses 20 best-sellers, the PSP six, the PS2 two and the Xbox 360 one - Left 4 Dead at 12.

This Week Last Week Title Platform Weekly Sales Lifetime Sales
1 1 New Control Play! Mario Power Tennis Wii 31,000 88,000
2 New entry Fragile Wii 26,000 26,000
3 Re-entry Taiko: Drum Master Wii Wii 25,000 316,000
4 New entry Zill O'll Infinite Plus PSP 25,000 25,000
5 5 Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best) PSP 25,000 357,000
6 6 Rhythm Tengoku Gold DS 20,000 1,614,000
7 9 Wii Fit Wii 19,000 3,196,000
8 4 Dissidia: Final Fantasy PSP 18,000 866,000
9 2 Megami Ibunroku: Devil Survivor DS 18,000 74,000
10 8 Wagamama Fashion: Girl's Mode DS 17,000 684,000
Platform This Week Last Week This Year Lifetime
Nintendo DS 65,294 81,334 478,936 25,598,579
PlayStation Portable 38,280 42,559 298,422 11,656,586
Nintendo Wii 26,770 32,333 220,311 7,699,212
PlayStation 3 17,708 20,690 127,196 2,749,624
Xbox 360 7663 9576 47,487 878,027
PlayStation 2 5007 5760 30,013 21,429,537
Platform This Week Last Week This Year Lifetime
Nintendo DSi 51,618 62,525 1,068,052 1,606,229
Nintendo DS Lite 13,676 18,809 254,047 17,430,308

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