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Japanese charts: Dark Souls debut tops, Gears 3 boosts 360 sales

Wednesday, 28th September 2011 17:45 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Media Create has released its retail sales list for the week ending September 26, and it finds Dark Souls debuting in the top slot for PS3 with 279,567 copies moved.

In second place was the ICO and Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection with 91,902 units moved, and if you combine the collection with the individual HD offerings, the total hits at 113,263 units.

Gears of War 3 debuted in the fourth slot, just missing out on third place by 8,237 units, and helping boost Xbox 360 sales over the week prior, with and extra 2,602 console units moved.

Shadows of the Damned debuted at 18, moving 9,145 units.

Here’s the full top 20, courtesy of Andriasang:

  1. Dark Souls (PS3): 279,567 – NEW
  2. ICO/Shadow of the Colossus Limited Box (PS3): 91,902 – NEW
  3. Yu-gi-oh 5D’s Tag Force 6 (PSP): 64,350 – NEW
  4. Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360): 56,113 – NEW
  5. Dragon Quest Collection (Wii): 54,775
  6. Senran Kagura (3DS): 52,206 – NEW
  7. Busou Shinki Battle Masters Mk.2 (PSP): 32,318 – NEW
  8. ToHeart2 DX Plus (PS3): 24,429 – NEW
  9. Tales of Xillia (PS3): 22,484
  10. Champion Jockey Gallop Racer & G1 Jockey (PS3): 18,281 – NEW
  11. Rhythm Heaven Wii (Wii): 17,354
  12. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd PSP the Best (PSP): 14,924 – NEW
  13. Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack (Wii): 14,876
  14. Shadow of the Colossus (PS3): 13,420 – NEW
  15. Kirby Mass Attack (DS): 12,658
  16. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS): 11,596
  17. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Version (PS3): 9,263
  18. Shadows of the Damned (PS3): 9,145 – NEW
  19. Super Pokémon Scramble (3DS): 8,722
  20. ICO (SCE, PS3): 7,941 – NEW

Nintendo’s 3DS stayed in the top spot for the week, moving 70,159 units, which was up 41,322 units over the week prior. This was likely due to the debut of Senran Kagura, which debuted in sixth place with 52,206 units sold. This was the only new offering on the system in the top 20 for the week.

Other console and handheld sales were a bit flat over the week prior, other the aforementioned surge in 360 sales.

Hardware sales are listed below, with last week’s in parenthesis:

  • 3DS: 70,159 (58,837)
  • PS3: 39,452 (36,061)
  • PSP: 28,533 (25,122)
  • Wii: 14,034 (15,406)
  • Xbox 360: 3897 (1295)
  • DSi XL: 2991 (2869)
  • DSi: 2351 (2234)
  • PS2: 1517 (1317)
  • DS Lite: 86 (78)
  • PSP go: 15 (7)

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  1. Bluebird

    Hah, if Wikipedia is to be believed Dark Souls already sold twice as many copies in Japan as it Demon’s Souls did in the first 10 month. :)

    #1 3 years ago
  2. a7md1990

    how did they track the sales of the 15 PSP GOs?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Razor

    3DS coming good…
    …hardware wise at least….

    #3 3 years ago
  4. minxamo

    Wow why is PS3 selling 10x more than 360?

    #4 3 years ago
  5. The_Red

    Go Dark Souls! Hopefully their online problems don’t hurt the future sales.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Dralen

    I wish our chart would look like this just once.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. MFBB

    #4 Asia hates the Xbox and is always dominated by Sony/Nintendo.

    The success of the Xbox comes from the USA.

    For the rest of the world, Sony/Nintendo are ahead and in europe even pc gaming is still alive :)

    So looking forward to Dark Souls.

    #7 3 years ago