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Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City tops Japan chart

Plus, big debut for Mario Party 9, Vita sales up.

Spin-off zombie shooter Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City has entered the Japanese software chart at number one in its debut week.

The Slant Six-developed dud sold 252,525 copies on PlayStation 3 to take the top spot, with a further 16,285 on Xbox 360. That's the best Japanese debut ever for a non-mainline Resi title. Earlier this year 3DS release Resident Evil: Revelations managed 160,575 in its first week.

Elsewhere in the chart, Mario Party 9 came in at second on Wii, selling 152,883 in its first week. The Vita had a rare representative in the top five with Gust adventure Ciel Nosurge: Ushinawareta Hoshi e Sasagu Uta shifting 33,324 for a fourth place debut.

Further down the chart, Dynasty Warriors Vs got off to a slow start on 3DS, selling 15,578 to debut at 10.

And there was a handful of cracking only-in-Japan efforts to marvel at this week too. Conception: Please Give Birth to My Child!, anyone? How about Even in a Game, Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!?

Here's the full top 20, as posted on Andriasang:

  1. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (Capcom, PS3): 252,525 - NEW
  2. Mario Party 9 (Nintendo, Wii): 152,883 - NEW
  3. Fire Emblem: Awakening (Nintendo, 3DS): 60,313 (302,913)
  4. Ciel Nosurge: Ushinawareta Hoshi e Sasagu Uta (Gust, Vita): 33,324 - NEW
  5. Conception: Please Give Birth to My Child! (Spike Chunsoft, PSP): 29,846 - NEW
  6. Steins;Gate Hiyoku Renri no Darling (5pb., PSP): 24,849 - NEW
  7. Idolmaster Anime & G4U! Pack Vol.7 (Namco Bandai, PS3): 17,314 - NEW
  8. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (Capcom, Xbox 360): 16,285 - NEW
  9. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 3DS): 15,696 (1,534,999)
  10. Dynasty Warriors VS (Tecmo Koei, 3DS): 15,578 - NEW
  11. Monster Hunter 3G (Capcom, 3DS): 13,578 (1,416,873)
  12. Even in a Game, Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! (Namco Bandai, PSP): 13,241 - NEW
  13. Ao no Exorcist Toki no Labyrinth (Namco Bandai, PSP): 11,939 - NEW
  14. Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 3DS): 11,666 (1,672,424)
  15. Kid Icarus: Uprising (Nintendo, 3DS): 11,537 (243,095)
  16. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (Square Enix, 3DS): 9284 (298,953)
  17. 2nd Super Robot Wars Z Saisei Volume (Namco Bandai, PSP): 8484 (321,886)
  18. Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 (Konami, PSP): 6647 (118,566)
  19. Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 (Konami, PS3): 6323 (146,081)
  20. Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack (Nintendo, 11.11.2010): 6239 (925,498)

Over on the hardware chart, 3DS continued to remain supreme, with sales dipping slightly from 84,760 to 74,282. PSP and PS3 followed in second and third, with the Vita finally getting some good news in fourth. The struggling handheld sold 12,299 up from 8206 last week.

Here's the full hardware rundown:

  1. 3DS: 74,282 (84,760)
  2. PSP: 22,457 (11,779)
  3. PlayStation 3: 21,114 (16,390)
  4. Vita: 12,299 (8206)
  5. Wii: 9200 (7025)
  6. PlayStation 2: 1395 (1172)
  7. Xbox 360: 1327 (1282)
  8. DSi XL: 895 (760)
  9. DSi: 717 (516)

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