Tales of the Abyss claims No. 1 position in Japanese Software Chart

The Nintendo 3DS has once again had a particularly strong week in Japan, following the release of Namco Bandai’s Tales of the Abyss.

As the handheld’s first key JRPG title, owners of Nintendo’s latest handheld surged to purchase Tales of the Abyss allowing it to outpace competition from other new releases such as Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition and GoldenEye 007.

With sales of 74,173 units within its first week, it easily sat atop the latest software chart, whilst also providing a boost to Nintendo 3DS sales meaning that the system nudged past closest rival, the PSP, for the week.

The Top 20 Software Chart (June 27th – July 3rd) is below, followed by the Top 10 Hardware Chart for the same period:

[N3DS] 1. Tales of the Abyss (Namco Bandai, 06.30.11): 74,173 NEW!
[PS3] 2. Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition (Capcom, 06.30.11): 54,924 NEW!
[PSP] 3. To Heart 2 Dungeon Travelers (AquaPlus, 06.30.11): 37,396 NEW!
[WII] 4. Golden Eye 007 (Ubisoft, TBA): 36,174
[PSP] 5. Little Battle eXperience (Level 5, 06.16.11): 24,471 (228,983)
[N3DS] 6. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time 3D (Nintendo, 06.16.11): 24,190 (225,753)
[PS3] 7. Atelier Meruru: Alchemist of Arland 3 (Gust, 06.23.11): 23,756 (106,341)
[PSP] 8. Steins; Gate (5pb., 06.23.11): 21,830 (85,388)
[PSP] 9. Mashiroiro Symphony Mutsu-no-Hana (Comfort, 06.30.11): 17,897 NEW!
[PS3] 10. Test Drive Unlimited 2 (Cyber Front, 06.30.11): 15,254 NEW!
[PSP] 11. Gundam Memories: Memories of the Battle (Namco Bandai, 06.23.11): 13,701 (65,768)
[X360] 12. Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition (Xbox 360 Platinum Collection) (Capcom, 06.30.11): 12,326 NEW!
[WII] 13. Wii Sports Resort (Wii Remote Plus Pack) (Nintendo, 11.11.10): 12,241 (375,197)
[PS3] 14. Yakuza Of The End (Sega, 06.09.11): 11,867 (388,605)
[PS3] 15. Bleach Soul Ignition (SCEJ, 06.23.11): 9,050 (32,566)
[PSP] 16. Moujuuzukai to Oujisama Portable (Idea Factory, 06.30.11): 8,910 NEW!
[NDS] 17. Kaidan Restaurant Zoku! New Menu 100 Selection (Namco Bandai, 06.30.11): 8,209 NEW!
[PS3] 18. Power Smash 4 (Sega, 06.30.11): 7,999 NEW!
[X360] 19. Test Drive Unlimited 2 (Cyber Front, 06.30.11): 7,764 NEW!
[NDS] 20. Pokemon Black & White (Pokemon, 09.18.10): 7,623 (5,219,065)

1. 3DS: 30,233 (27,905)
2. PSP: 29,871 (29,168)
3. PS3: 26,441 (16,993)
4. Wii: 12,423 (9,511)
5. DSi LL: 4,963 (4,903)
6. DSi: 4,504 (4,503)
7. X360: 2,244 (2,152)
8. PS2: 1,222 (1,332)
9. DS Lite: 138 (134)
10. PSP Go: 7 (21)

[Thanks, Andriasang]

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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