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New titles from Capcom and Sega helped Sony's Playstation 3 outsell the Nintendo Wii in Japan for the first time in 16 months, according Japanese magazine publisher Enterbrain.

Enterbrain, which publishes the gaming weekly Famitsu, said today that 146,948 PS3s were sold in March, compared to 99,335 Wiis and 43,172 Xbox 360s.

A jump in domestic PS3 sales was credited to the release of decidedly adult oriented Ryu Ga Gotoku 3 (Yakuza 3) from Sega Sammy and Biohazard 5 (Resident Evil 5) from Capcom. The games came in first and second respectively in game software sales for that period, thereby raising demand for the Sony console.

Despite PS3's dominance in March, Mizuho Investors Securities analyst Etsuko Tamura said the console is unlikely to topple the Wii's global dominance because most developers have focused development on the Wii due to its established user base, Reuters said.

The Japanese market has, meanwhile, historically been more accepting of the PS3 over the Microsoft-made Xbox 360 console. ®

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