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DS comfortably ahead in Japan

Nintendo's machines dominate.

The latest Japanese sales charts show DS dominating the field, selling twice as many units as the nearest competitor, PSP.

Specifically, the three versions of Nintendo's handheld - DS Lite, DSi and DSi XL - combined to sell 53,523 units, according to Media Create. Sony's handheld managed 21,766 sales.

Nintendo's flagship console Wii is also back on top, selling 19,045 units to PS3's 17,175.

The Xbox 360 had only 2062 sales to its name and the PS2 just 1568.

Super Mario Galaxy was top of the software pile, and is now comfortably past half-a-million lifetime sales.

Capcom's new DS game Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective was second followed by Nintendo's DS newcomer Art Academy in third. Xenoblade (Wii) was fourth and Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes from Liberty City (PS3) fifth.

Bandai Namco's new DS game Tamagotchi no Pichi Pichi Omisecchi was sixth, the Japanese World Cup edition of PES (PS3) in seventh and Friend Collection (DS) eighth.

The PSP version of PES 2010: Blue Samurai Edition and new PS3 game Hakouki: Junsouroku rounded out the top 10.

Further down, there were new entries for Trauma Team (Wii) in 19th and Clash of the Titans (PS3) in 32nd.