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Japan charts: 3DS, Monster Hunter rule

Big drops for PSP, Wii, DS.

The 3DS continues to post impressive numbers in Japan following its recent price cut.

As reported by Andriasang, Nintendo's new handheld topped this week's hardware chart by a big margin, selling 60,781 compared to the PlayStation 3's 33,141 in second place.

However, sales of the portable are dropping quickly. It moved 105,639 last week and 196,077 the week before. Where will it bottom out?

Next came the PSP, then Wii, then DS, all suffering sizeable sales slumps. Here's the full hardware chart:

  1. 3DS: 60,781 (Last week: 105,639)
  2. PS3: 33,141 (29,666)
  3. PSP: 31,310 (40,888)
  4. Wii: 11,342 (18,256)
  5. DSi XL: 3235 (4329)
  6. DSi: 2384 (3585)
  7. PlayStation 2: 1580 (1789)
  8. Xbox 360: 1393 (1427)
  9. DS Lite: 110 (117)
  10. PSP go: 20 (13)

Capcom's HD PS3 port of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd took the software crown, followed by Image Epoch PSP RPG Black Rock Shooter: The Game.

Last week's number one, Rhythm Heaven Wii, dropped to six. The rest of the top 20 shaped up as follows:

  1. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD (Capcom, PS3): 287,829 NEW!
  2. Black Rock Shooter: The Game (Image Epoch, PSP): 105,277 NEW!
  3. Mobile Suit Gundam: New Gihren's Ambition (Namco Bandai, PSP): 75,611 NEW!
  4. Samurai Warriors 3: Empires (Tecmo Koei, PS3): 70,254 NEW!
  5. Dynasty Warriors 7: Special (Tecmo Koei, PSP): 25,308 NEW!
  6. Rhythm Heaven Wii (Nintendo, Wii): 25,063 (Life to date: 399,552)
  7. Monster Hunter Diary Poka Poka Felyne Village G (Capcom, PSP): 23,151 (162,416)
  8. Kirby Mass Attack (Nintendo, DS): 18,901 (181,224)
  9. Super Pokémon Rumble (Nintendo, 3DS): 15,764 (134,201)
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo, 3DS): 13,423 (348,964)
  11. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, Wii): 12,760 (515,086)
  12. Suite Pretty Cure Melody Collection (Namco Bandai, DS): 12,567 NEW!
  13. Durarara!! 3way Standoff -alley- (Ascii, PSP): 10,454 NEW!
  14. Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel: Toki to Sekai no Meikyuu (Alchemist, PSP): 10,156 NEW!
  15. Toriko Gourmet Survival! (Namco Bandai, PSP): 9662 (118,213)
  16. Let's Make a J.League Pro Soccer Club! 7 Euro Plus (Sega, PSP): 8367 (157,407)
  17. Taiko Drum Master Portable DX (Deluxe) (Namco Bandai, PSP): 8028 (187,055)
  18. Persona 3 Portable (PSP the Best) (Atlus, PSP): 7176 NEW!
  19. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PlayStation 3 the Best) (SCEJ, PS3): 6,560 NEW!
  20. Pokémon Black & White (Nintendo, DS): 6512 (5,293,428)

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