Japanese Video Game Chart: Nintendo Keeps its Rhythm

3DS still top of hardware, Rhythm Heaven Wii takes back software chart.

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Japanese Video Game Chart: Nintendo Keeps its Rhythm
Price cuts seem to be doing the Japanese video game market a world of good, as Nintendo enjoys a second week at the top of the hardware tree with over 100,000 3DS units sold and Sony?s PS3 sees a boost of nearly 10,000 units.

Hardware Chart - Home Console
PS3: 29,666 (20,239)
Wii: 18,256 (19,607)
360: 1,427 (1,576)
PS2: 1,789 (1,513)

Hardware Chart - Handheld
3DS: 105,639 (196,077)
PSP: 40,888 (40,389)
DSi LL: 4,329 (4,213)
DSi: 3,585 (3,531)
DS Lite: 117 (90)
PSP Go: 13 (20)

Meanwhile, Rhythm Heaven reclaims the #1 spot in the Japanese Video Game Chart (courtesy Media Create, week ending 21st August) on the software side, as the excitement of new games die down and things get churned around a bit.

There are two new entries in the Top 10 however, in Compile Heart?s Super Dimensional Game Neptune mk2 (with added Keiji Inafune) and Atlus? Growlanser IV Over Reloaded. Further down the software chart, love/adventure games Amnesia and Bunmei Kaika Aoiza Ibunroku debut at #13 and #15 respectively.

1 Rhythm Heaven for Everyone ? Nintendo (Wii) ? 48,190
2 Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airu Village ? Capcom (PSP) ? 40,997
3 Atsumete! Kirby ? Nintendo (DS) ? 52,173
4 Super Dimensional Game Neptune mk2 ? Compile Heart (PS3) ? 32,751 / NEW
5 Super Pokemon Rumble ? Nintendo (3DS) ? 32,144
6 Growlanser IV Over Reloaded ? Atlus (PSP) ? 21,896 / NEW
7 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D ? Nintendo (3DS) ? 21,465
8 Wii Sports Resort with Wii Motion Plus ? Nintendo (Wii) ? 20,969
9 J-League Pro Soccer Club wo Tsukurou! 7 EURO PLUS ? SEGA (PSP) ? 17,727
10 Toriko Gourmet Survival! ? Namco Bandai (PSP) ? 17,521

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