On the Japanese market, hardware sales remained pretty much flat when compared to the previous week, but the software chart saw a big change as the re-release Final Fantasy III on both the PlayStation Portable and the Nintendo 3DS took number one during its first week on sale.
The Nintendo 3DS LL
, the version of the handheld which includes a bigger screen and longer battery life, has been the best-selling piece of hardware and has managed to move 35,206 devices to gamers, which is just a little bit lower than the 35,870 of the previous week.
Second place has been taken over by the normal version of the 3DS, which also reported essentially flat sales, while in third place we see the first change of the week, with the PlayStation Portable, buoyed by the launch of Final Fantasy III, managing to sell 14,921 units, which is a solid increase over the 9,069 of the previous seven-day period.
The PlayStation 3 is again the first home console to appear in the Japanese video game chart, with sales that have slid to 11,440 devices coming from 13,903, and it is followed by the new PlayStation Vita, which continues to slide down in the chart, selling just 9,295 handhelds.
The original Wii is also slowing down as Nintendo is getting ready for the December 8 launch of the new Wii U console.
The bottom of the chart consists of the PlayStation 2, ahead of the Xbox 360 and the older DSi models.
The PSP installment of Final Fantasy III from Square Enix leads the video game chart with sales of 44,872 during its first week on sale while New Super Mario Bros. 2
has slid to second, managing to move 37,313 copies to players.
The last position on the podium belongs to another new launch, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning from Spike, with sales of 20,695.
The rest of the top ten includes: Shin Egokoro Kyoshitsu, Medarot 7 Kabuto Ver. / Kuwaga Ver., Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tiger & Bunny: On Air Jack!, Pokemon Black 2 / White 2, Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History and Hunter X Hunter Wonder Adventure.