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Wii is back on top in Japan

Yakuza 3 top of the software pops.

Nintendo has wrestled back dominance of the Japanese hardware market this week, throwing a revitalised PSP from the top spot.

However, the side-effects of the Mint Green colour-scheme release continue, as the PSP finishes a close second and puts daylight between it and the DS in third.

Elsewhere the PS3 continues its steady growth across the region, with double the sales of its older brother, PS2.

Unsurprisingly the Xbox 360 is a clear last, and its chart hero from last week, The Idolmaster, is nowhere to be seen.

Meanwhile, sitting atop the software list is fresh release Yakuza 3, which takes the Japanese underground crime series back in time at a steady 88 mph.

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption makes its debut at five, and other fresh entries Doraemon: Nobita and the Green Giant (DS) and Everyone's General Knowledge Training TV (Wii) are at eight and ten respectively.

Otherwise there is little change. More interestingly, Gundam Musou Special is translated to Gundam Hit and Miss Special, and there is a DS game at 30 translated as "Pounding Memorial Girl's Side 2nd Season". Smashing.

Both charts can be found below, courtesy of Media Create.

Japanese hardware chart

  1. Nintendo Wii: 57,068
  2. PlayStation Portable: 53,924
  3. Nintendo DS: 48,658
  4. PlayStation 3: 21,008
  5. PlayStation 2: 10,429
  6. Xbox 360: 2891

Japanese software chart

  1. Yakuza 3: Kenzan (PS3)
  2. Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii)
  3. Wii Fit (Wii)
  4. Gundam Musou Special (PS2)
  5. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii)
  6. Wii Sports (Wii)
  7. Soma Bringer (DS)
  8. Doraemon: Nobita and the Green Giant (DS)
  9. Musou Orochi (PSP)
  10. Everyone's General Knowledge Training TV (Wii)
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