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Wii reclaims Japanese sales throne

Nintendo all smiles again.

Nintendo's Wii and DS one-two punch thumps the Japanese chart once more, as the DS finishes a clear 20,000 units above PSP and the Wii beats PS3 by around 6000 sales.

Even the Xbox 360 falls back into the old routine of selling fewer units than PS2, according to Media Create sales for the week ending 10th May (translated on NeoGAF).

Nintendo claims seven of the top 10 spaces in a chart devoid of notable new entries. Of the top 50, Nintendo platforms occupy 36 places. The PSP shows up seven times, the PS3 five times and the PS2 twice. Xbox 360 games are nowhere to be seen.

Japanese software sales:

This Week Last Week Title Platform Weekly Sales Lifetime Sales
1 5 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of the Sky DS 44,012 283,000
2 2 Dragon Ball Kai: Saiyajin Raishuu DS 41,085 115,000
3 3 Made in Ore DS 40,714 115,000
4 9 Mario & Luigi RPG 3 DS 25,852 606,000
5 8 Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best) PSP 23,387 663,000
6 6 Monster Hunter G Wii 22,851 195,000
7 12 Wii Fit Wii 19,647 3,403,000
8 4 Jikkyou Power Pro Major League 2009 PS2 15,529 58,000
9 1 Persona PSP 14,261 93,000
10 16 Taiko Drum Master Wii Wii 14,142 498,000

Japanese hardware sales:

Platform This Week Last Week 2009 Sales Lifetime Sales
DS 63,203 56,673 1,326,315 26,445,950
PSP 43,009 49,557 962,688 12,320,791
Wii 24,397 21,546 496,215 7,975,192
PS3 18,483 23,588 513,122 3,135,590
PS2 5137 5479 105,302 21,504,831
Xbox 360 5068 7313 190,524 1,019,961

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