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Japan charts: PS3 price cut takes effect

3DS, Rhythm Heaven take top spots.

PlayStation 3 sales saw a 50 per cent bump in Japan last week following the system's widely-publicised price cut.

As reported by Andriasang, Sony's console sold 29,666 units compared to 20,239 the week prior.

That was only good enough for third place in the hardware chart though. The 3DS is still doing brisk business following its own price cut, selling 105,639 units to take the spot. That's more than all other systems combined.

PSP sales were flat at two, with Sony's handheld moving 40,901.

Here's the full chart:

  1. 3DS: 105,639 (Last week: 196,077)
  2. PSP: 40,888 (40,389)
  3. PlayStation 3: 29,666 (20,239)
  4. Wii: 18,256 (19,607)
  5. DSi XL: 4,329 (4,213)
  6. DSi: 3,585 (3,531)
  7. PlayStation 2: 1,789 (1,513)
  8. Xbox 360: 1,427 (1,576)
  9. DS Lite: 117 (90)
  10. PSP go: 13 (20)

It was a quiet week on the software chart with no major new releases. Even though its sales actually dropped week-on-week to 48,190, Rhythm Heaven Wii reclaimed the top spot from last week's number one, Monster Hunter Diary.

  1. Rhythm Heaven Wii (Nintendo, Wii): 48,190 (Life to date: 374,489)
  2. Monster Hunter Diary Poka Poka Felyne Village G (Capcom, PSP): 40,997 (139,265)
  3. Kirby Mass Attack (Nintendo, DS): 35,235 (162,323)
  4. Super Dimensional Game Neptune mk2 (Compile Heart, PSP): 32,751 NEW!
  5. Super Pokémon Rumble (Nintendo, 3DS): 32,144 (118,437)
  6. Growlanser IV Over Reloaded (Atlus, PSP): 21,896 NEW!
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo, 3DS): 21,465 (335,540)
  8. Wii Sports Resort (Wii Remote Plus Pack) (Nintendo, Wii): 20,969 (502,326)
  9. Let's Make a J.League Pro Soccer Club! 7 Euro Plus (Sega, PSP): 17,727 (149,040)
  10. Toriko Gourmet Survival! (Namco Bandai, PSP): 17,521 (108,550)
  11. Uta no Prince Sama Repeat (Broccoli, PSP): 16,311 (48,491)
  12. Taiko Drum Master Portable DX (Deluxe) (Namco Bandai, PSP): 12,107 (179,027)
  13. Amnesia (Idea Factory, PSP): 11,841 NEW!
  14. nintendogs + cats (Nintendo, 3DS): 11,690 (283,562)
  15. Bunmei Kaika Aoiza Ibunroku (Furyu, PSP): 11,462 NEW!
  16. Disney's Epic Mickey (Nintendo, Wii): 10,970 (53,763)
  17. All Kamen Rider Rider Generation (Namco Bandai, DS): 10,035 (77,913)
  18. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2011 (Konami, PSP): 10,016 (151,910)
  19. Inazuma Eleven Strikers (Level 5, Wii): 9,891 (162,565)
  20. Pokémon Black & White (Nintendo, DS): 9,413 (5,286,915)

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