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PS3 outsold PS4 and Wii U in Japan last week

New chart-topping software helps boost Sony's ageing console

The Idolmaster: One for All debuted at No.1 on the Japanese software chart during the week ended May 18.

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The latest entry in Bandai Namco's rhythm and life simulation series, which sees players assuming the role of a producer training a group of pop idols to stardom, sold over twice as many copies as the second highest new entry, Vita RPG Moero Chronicle.

While hardware adoption was down across all platforms, the PS3 game's release helped Sony's ageing console overtake PS4 and Wii U thanks to a smaller decline in weekly sales.

3DS comfortably remained the top selling system ahead of Vita, according to data from retail monitor Media Create, which was republished on NeoGAF.

Weekly software sales / lifetime

  • The Idolmaster: One for All (PS3, Bandai Namco) - 83.395 / New
  • Genkai Totsuki Moero Chronicle (Vita, Compile Heart) (7.344) - 32.957 / New
  • Yo-kai Watch (3DS, Level 5) - 30.305 / 950.035
  • Mario Golf: World Tour (3DS, Nintendo) - 9.439 / 86.210
  • Mario Party: Island Tour (3DS, Nintendo) - 8.049 / 371.184
  • Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (Vita, Bandai Namco) - 7.868 / 201.381
  • Pokemon X / Y (3DS, Pokemon Co.) - 5.553 / 4.063.466
  • Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS, Square Enix) - 4.594 / 120.549
  • Kirby Triple Deluxe (3DS, Nintendo) - 4.504 / 584.509
  • Monster Hunter 4 (3DS, Capcom) - 3.386 / 3.277.125

Weekly hardware sales (previous week)

  • 3DS - 23.600 (35.943)
  • Vita - 13.865 (18.494)
  • PS3 - 7.339 (7.684)
  • PS4 - 6.792 (8.480)
  • Wii U - 6.716 (7.613)
  • PSP - 1.642 (2.022)
  • Xbox 360 - 201 (233)
  • Total - 60.155 (80.469)
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