Max Payne 3 debuted at No.3 on the Japanese software chart during the week ended September 9.
New Super Mario Bros. 2 reclaimed the top spot, while Lost Heroes for 3DS was the highest new entry at No.2, with the PSP version entering at No.6, according to Media Create sales data published on NeoGAF.
On the hardware front, 3DS outsold every other system combined. Vita experienced the biggest weekly dip, from 50,070 units to 14,106, having seen a surge off the back of the release of the previous week's chart-topping rhythm game Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f.
Weekly software sales (life to date)
- New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 3DS) 39,708 (1.076.912)
- Lost Heroes (Bandai Namco, 3DS) 32,504 (New)
- Max Payne 3 (Rockstar, PS3) 24,264 (New)
- Pokemon Black & White 2 (Pokemon, DS) 21,592 (2,729,192)
- Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f (Sega, Vita) 18,428 (178,020)
- Lost Heroes (Bandai Namc, PSP) 15,650 (New)
- Gekiatsu!! Pachi Game Tamashi Max: Evangelion 7 x Seimei no Kodou (Fields, PS3) 14,094 (New)
- Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! (Bandai Namco, 3DS) 13,060 (122,999)
- Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (Atlus, 3DS) 12,589 (81,954)
- Dragon Quest X Online (Square Enix, Wii) 11,812 (538.547)
Weekly hardware sales (previous week)
- 3DS: 64,159 (74,293)
- Vita: 14,106 (50,070)
- PS3: 11,813 (12,433)
- PSP: 9,065 (10,266)
- Wii: 6,958 (8,680)
- DSi 1,269 (1,488)
- PS2: 1,078 (1,098)
- Xbox 360: 815 (875)