The Nintendo 3DS handheld and the newly launched action role-playing game Dragon’s Dogma have taken over the hardware and the video game charts in Japan for the week that ended on May 27, while the PlayStation Vita seems to show no sign of picking up momentum.
The Nintendo 3DS
seems to perform fairly well even if Nintendo has slowed down the big releases for the platform, selling 55,212 units during the one-week period, which is quite an increase over the 45,752 it managed during the previous tracked period.
The PlayStation 3 home console from Sony has managed to keep second place and has seen its own sales numbers grow from 12,026 to 14,771 while the older models of the PlayStation Portable have held on to third spot with sales of 10,617, essentially flat when compared to the previous seven-day period.
The PlayStation Vita
has picked up some sales before May 27, reaching 6,657 units moved to players, coming from 6,437. Yet the device will probably never get above the 10,000 limit unless Sony does something radical with the price.
The Nintendo Wii has seen a rise in sales, going above the 6,000 sales mark, ahead of the Xbox 360 from Microsoft, the PS2 and the older DSi models.
Dragon’s Dogma, the action role-playing game that blends Japanese and Western elements, has sold 302,040 copies during its first week on sale in order to top the software chart.
Second place was occupied by another new release, Mario Tennis Open for the Nintendo 3DS, which managed to move 101,645 copies to players, while the last place on the podium went to Uta no Prince Sama Debut from Broccoli, with 61,376 in sales.
The rest of the top ten is made up of: Idolmaster Anime & G4U Pack Vol.8, Fire Emblem Awakening, Juuza Engi Engetsu Sangokuden, Monster Hunter Frontier Online Forward .4 Premium Package, Super Mario 3D Land, G1 Grand Prix and Steins Gate Double Pack.