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Atelier Meruru Tops the Charts

Latest PS3 Atelier title beats out some high profile newcomers but fails to give PS3 a hardware boost.

Atelier Meruru got multiple covers on Dengeki PlayStation and Gemaga leading up to release.

In a week packed with new releases, PlayStation 3's Atelier Meruru topped the sales charts. However, like other recent major PS3 releases, the game gave no notable boost to PS3 system hardware.

Meruru, the third PS3 Atelier series game, sold 82,585 units in its first week, outpacing two high profile PSP releases, a port of 5pb.'s Steins;Gate adventure game and Namco Bandai's latest Gundam title, Gundam Memories.

Last week's number one and two remained in the top five. Level-5's Danbol Senki and Nintendo's Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D both crossed the 200,000 mark.

Other notable newcomers in the top 20 included Bleach Soul Ignition, the first PS3 game based off the Bleach license, and Earth Seeker, Crafts & Meister's long awaited original Wii adventure game.

Here's Media Create's full software sales chart covering June 20 through June 26, as passed along today at 4Gamer. Publisher, release date and life to date sales are in parentheses.

Atelier Meruru failed to give PS3 a major boost. Meanwhile, 3DS fell from last week's Zelda-influenced highs back into second place below the PSP.

Here's the full hardware chart for the same period.

  • 1. PSP: 29,168 (31,741)
  • 2. 3DS: 27,905 (40,649)
  • 3. PS3: 16,993 (16,081)
  • 4. Wii: 9,511 (6,678)
  • 5. DSi LL: 4,903 (5,464)
  • 6. DSi: 4,503 (5,322)
  • 7. X360: 2,152 (2,875)
  • 8. PS2: 1,332 (1,346)
  • 9. DS Lite: 134 (109)
  • 10. PSP go: 21 (55)

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