Big in Japan Feb. 7-13: Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3

Namco Bandai RPG, Sengoku Musou 3 Z both score 200K-plus debuts; PSP outsells PSP Go 1,000 to 1.

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Capcom's Monster Hunter Portable 3 may no longer be at the top of Media Create's weekly Japanese sales charts, but software for Sony's console and portable continues to reign supreme. For the week of February 7-13, Media Create reports that Namco Bandai's role-playing game Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 for the PSP sold 222,068 units, followed closely by Koei Tecmo's PlayStation 3 beat-'em-up Sengoku Musou 3 Z, which sold 208,548 units.

Japanese gamers turned out in droves for Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3.
Japanese gamers turned out in droves for Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3.

Both Namco Bandai's and Koei Tecmo's titles launched during the week, but they weren't the only debuts to crack Media Create's top 10. Sony's customization-heavy platformer Little Big Planet 2 scored a fifth-place debut, selling 24,648 units, while fellow PS3 title Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, from Take-Take, finished seventh with 21,718 units sold. Koei Tecmo's Sengoku Musou 3 Moushouden for the Wii slotted in at sixth, selling 22,598 units.

It was a tale of two PSPs on the hardware chart. Sony's flagship handheld led hardware during the week, selling 106,893 units, while its UMD-less cousin, the PSP Go, sold 1/1,000th of that figure. The remaining systems had decidedly average sales weeks, with the PS3 shifting 26,706 consoles, the Wii logging 15,028 units, and the DSi line combining to sell 22,108 units.

JAPAN GAME SALES WEEK OF FEBRUARY 7-13, 2011
Software:
Rank / Title / Publisher / Platform / Unit sales
1. Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 / Namco Bandai / PSP / 222,068
2. Sengoku Musou 3 Z / Koei Tecmo / PS3 / 208,548
3. Monster Hunter Portable 3 / Capcom / PSP / 93,483
4. Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth 2 / Capcom / DS / 30,910
5. Little Big Planet 2 / Sony / PS3 / 24,648
6. Sengoku Musou 3 Moushouden / Wii / Koei Tecmo / 22,598
7. Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare / Take-Two / PS3 / 21,718
8. Donkey Kong Country Returns / Nintendo / Wii / 15,971
9. Kenka Banchou 5: Otoko no Housoku / Spike / PSP / 14,372
10. White Knight Chronicles Episode: Dogma Wars / Sony / PSP / 11,229

Hardware:
PSP - 106,893
PS3 - 26,766
Wii - 15,028
DSi LL - 12,069
DSi - 10,039
Xbox 360 - 2,118
PS2 - 1,665
DS Lite - 1,003
PSP Go - 107

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