Mass Effect 3 cracks Japanese Top 20

BioWare RPG Mass Effect 3 has entered the Japanese software charts at no.20, with the PlayStation 3 version of the sci-fi sequel shifting approximately 8,142 copies.

Further up the charts, the phenomenon that is Pokemon takes the no.1 spot, with Pokemon + Nobunaga’s Ambition for DS selling a whopping 172,027 units.

Despite this, Sony’s aging PlayStation Portable proves it’s still worth a punt after all these years, with three games for the handheld making the top five, alongside PS3 outing One Piece Pirate Musou.

Check out the full software charts below.

1. Pokemon + Nobunaga's Ambition(Pokemon Co., DS) 172,027 (NEW)
2. Shining Blade (Sega, PSP) 122,257 (NEW)
3. Madoka Magika Portable (Namco Bandai, PSP) 62,408 (NEW)
4. One Piece Pirate Musou (Namco Bandai, PS3) 34,600 (780,508)
5. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side Premium 3rd Story (Konami, PSP) 27,717 (NEW)
6. Hatsune Miku and Future Stars Project Mirai (Sega, 3DS) 18,341 (105,017)
7. If I Were in a Sealed Room with a Girl I'd Probably XXX (D3, 3DS) 18,291 (NEW)
8. Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 3DS): 17,064 (1,581,089)
9. Monster Hunter 3G (Capcom, 3DS): 16,924 (1,314,720)
10. Mario & Sonic at London Olympics (Nintendo, DS): 16,183 (82,924)


Over on the hardware front it’s business as usual, with the top five consisting of 3DS, PS3, PSP PS Vita and Wii. Sadly, PS Vita still seems to be unable to surpass its predecessor, though hopefully with an influx of new software in the coming months that will change.

Check out the full hardware chart below.

1. 3DS: 64,017 (68,951)
2. PS3: 27,900 (34,816)
3. PSP: 18,633 (16,176)
4. PSV: 10,021 (10,041)
5. Wii: 8,127 (8,322)
6. PS2: 1,165 (1,363)
7. X360: 1,145 (1,290)
8. DSi LL: 853 (850)
9. DSi: 617 (502)

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