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Japanese sales surge

Nintendo leads pack.

Nintendo has lead a boost in all hardware sales across Japan, according to the latest figures from Media Create.

Games like Gundam, Donkey Kong, Zelda, Mario and Housekeeping Diary helped the DS continue its retail rampage – totting up 153,834 units shifted for the week.

Wii sales were also up on last week at 73,938, thanks to best sellers Mario Party 8, Wii Sports and Wii Play. Launch titles. Scoff.

The PSP had no game chart success, but pulled in at third with 33,715 units shifted, followed by steroid-enhanced machine PS3 at 21,231 – thanks to strong sales from Everybody's Golf 5.

Proving age is no barrier was the PS2 just below its siblings with 15,240, obviously gaining a boost from Japanese PES game J-League Winning Eleven 2007's selling power, followed by the regional struggler Xbox 360 at just 2445.

The GBA family made up 654 sales, and the GameCube managed 145.

The full Japanese chart can be found below:

  1. Mario Party 8 (Wii)
  2. SD Gundam: G Generation Cross Drive (DS)
  3. Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber (DS)
  4. Wii Sports (Wii)
  5. Wii Play (Wii)
  6. My Housekeeping Diary (DS)
  7. J-League Winning Eleven 2007: Club Championship (PS2)
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)
  9. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
  10. Hot Shots Golf 5 (PS3)

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