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PS3 and PSP Dominate Japan

PSP continues it’s domination in Japan. This week’s Media Create’s sales charts, covering April 27 through May 3, put the system at the top of both the hardware and software charts. 

Atlus brought a remake of Persona to the PSP over the week, and gamers picked it up to the tune of 79,192 units. In comparison, 2005′s Devil Summoner managed total lifetime sales of 50,000 units, making this an apparent success. 

Here’s the full top 10 software chart. 

  • 1. Persona (Atlus, PSP): 79,192
  • 2. Dragon Ball Kai (Namco Bandai, DS): 74,263
  • 3. Made in Ore (Nintendo, DS): 56,174
  • 4. Powerful Major League 2009 (Konami, PS2): 42,957
  • 5. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of the Sky (Pokemon, DS): 42,950
  • 6. Monster Hunter G (Capcom, Wii): 40,294
  • 7. Tora Dora Portable! (Namco Bandai, PSP): 38,365
  • 8. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G PSP the Best (Capcom, PSP): 26,226
  • 9. Mario & Luigi RPG 3!!! (Nintendo, DS): 21,978
  • 10. Powerful Major League 2009 (Konami, Wii): 16,550

Aside from Mario & Luigi, Monster Hunter Portable, Monster Hunter G, and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, these were all new releases. 

PSP barely beat the DSi in hardware this week. On the console side, PS3 continued to dominate, although the Wii came close to the top this week. 

Here’s the full hardware list, with last week’s totals in parentheses. 

  • PSP: 49,557 (41,187)
  • DSi: 49,133 (37,495)
  • PS3: 23,588 (23,351)
  • Wii: 21,546 (18,439)
  • DS Lite: 7,540 (6,374)
  • X360: 7,313 (7,016)

Due to the Golden Week holiday period, there were just a handful of releases. Expect things to slow down in next week’s charts. Comment below and tell us what do you think.

[Via IGN]

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