The latest Media Create figures from Japan show that flagship Xbox 360 RPG Blue Dragon is certainly doing the business for Microsoft (about time!)
Blue Dragon sold 80,000 units in its first week in Japan ? making the title the second fastest-selling 360 game after Dead or Alive 4.
The Mistwalker RPG sits at number 4 in the Japanese chart and Microsoft breathes a huge sigh of relief that the investment and hype has paid off. Meanwhile, Zelda drops down to number 17!
Blue Dragon has also helped to seriously boost 360 console sales in the region, with the latest figures showing that the Xbox 360 sold 35,453 units during a period spanning December 4th until December 10th, the first time the console has outsold the PlayStation 2 in Japan.
However, just to offer some perspective, 360 console sales were still nowhere near sales of the recently released Wii (85,439) and PS3 (50,171).