Nintendo dominated Japan in 2007

Samus be happy with that.

Nintendo was way out on top in the Japanese hardware and software markets last year, GamesIndustry.biz reports.

Top of the pile was the DS with over 6.3 million sales - miles ahead of second place sibling Wii with 3.74 million.

Biting its heels was the PSP with 3.4 million units sold, while the PlayStation 3 managed an admirable 1.2 million. The Xbox 360 struggled to reach over 235,000.

It was a similar story with regard to software; the top five sellers were all for Nintendo systems. In the lead was Wii Fit with 1.76 million, followed by Mario Party DS in second (1.66 million) and Wii Sports in third (1.62 million).

Super Smash Bros. Brawl was fourth with 1.55 million, and Pokmon Mystery Dungeon was fifth with 1.35 million.

Combined hardware and software sales grew 3.8 per cent over 2006, reaching JPY 677 billion (USD 6.59 billion / EUR 4.23 billion).

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