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Dragon's Dogma storms Japan

While 3DS remains well ahead of the chasing pack in the hardware race

The PS3 version of Dragon's Dogma has made a flying start in Japan, selling over 300,000 units in its debut week to top the software chart.

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It comfortably outsold fellow new releases Mario Tennis Open and Uta no Prince Sama Debut, which charted at No. 2 and No.3 respectively.

The Xbox 360 version of Dragon's Dogma took No.4 and Mario Party 9 rounded off the top five, Andriasang reports.

On the hardware front, 3DS increased its already significant lead over the competition with a 10,000 jump in unit sales to 55,212 during the week ended May 27.

Second-placed PS3 saw a 2,000 unit sales boost to 14,771, Xbox 360 sales were up from 825 units to 3,069, while sales of other platforms were relatively flat week-over-week.

Weekly software sales (life to date)

  1. Dragon's Dogma (PS3, Capcom) 302,040
  2. Mario Tennis Open (3DS, Nintendo) 101,645
  3. Uta no Prince Sama Debut (PSP, Broccoli) 61,376
  4. Dragon's Dogma (Xbox 360, Capcom) 29,024
  5. Mario Party 9 (Wii, Nintendo) 20,820 (380,763)
  6. Idolmaster Anime & G4U Pack Vol.8 (PS3, Namco Bandai) 16,670
  7. Fire Emblem Awakening (3DS, Nintendo) 14,642 (391,345)
  8. Juuza Engi Engetsu Sangokuden (PSP, Idea Factory) 11,627
  9. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Forward .4 Premium Package (Xbox 360, Capcom): 9,893
  10. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS, Nintendo) 9,858 (1,595,096)

Weekly hardware sales (previous week)

  1. 3DS: 55,212 (45,752)
  2. PS3: 14,771 (12,026)
  3. PSP: 10,617 (10,652)
  4. PSV: 6,675 (6,347)
  5. Wii: 6,149 (5,956)
  6. X360: 3,069 (825)
  7. PS2: 1,027 (1,166)
  8. DSi LL: 628 (683)
  9. DSi: 431 (425)

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