A cavalcade of anticipated software – combined with the release of the new Super Slim hardware model – pushed the PlayStation 3's sales over 42k units in Japan this week. The bump still wasn’t enough to topple the unstoppable Nintendo 3DS, but it came within striking distance.

Resident Evil 6 was the platform’s biggest new release, selling a whopping 634k units on PS3 alone. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013 came in at second with a respectable 223k units, while a couple of PSP titles rounded out the top four. Unfortunately, renewed interest in both of Sony’s older systems left the Vita languishing in mid-table, with fewer than 8k units sold.

Feel free to peruse the full list of hardware and software sales below.

Hardware

1. 3DS – 63,669 (80,175)
2. PS3 – 42,218 (8,935)
3. PSP – 17,769 (23,061)
4. Vita – 7,957 (14,469)
5. 360 – 4,894 (742)
6. Wii – 4,849 (5,421)
7. PS2 – 894 (1,103)
8. DSi LL – 344 (429)
9 DSi – 330 (365)

Software

1. [PS3] Resident Evil 6 (Capcom, 10/04/12) – 634,933 (New)
2. [PS3] World Soccer: Winning Eleven 2012 (Konami, 10/04/12) – 223,884 (New)
3. [PSP] Summon Night 3 (Namco Bandai, 10/04/12) – 51,453 (New)
4. [PSP] Sol Trigger (Imageepoch, 10/04/12) – 42,037 (New)
5. [360] Resident Evil 6 (Capcom, 10/04/12) – 41,652 (New)
6. [3DS] Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode (Nintendo, 09/27/12) – 34,288 (100,196)
7. [3DS] New Super Maro Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 29,978 (1,217,056)
8. [PSP] SD Gundam G Generation Overworld (Namco Bandai, 09/27/12) – 28,730 (238,545)
9. [PS3] F1 2012 (Codemasters, 10/04/12) – 14,454 (New)
10. [NDS] Pokemon Black 2 / White 2 (Nintendo, 06/23/12)- 12,208 (2,789,367)
11. [3DS] Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History (Namco Bandai, 07/05/12) – 11,385 (171,912)
12. [3DS] New Egokoro Classroom (Nintendo, 09/13/12) – 10,367 (78,759)
13. [PS3] Dead or Alive 5 (Tecmo Koei, 09/27/12) – 9,490 (76,067)
14. [PSP] Final Fantasy III (Square Enix, 09/20/12) – 7,496 (69,070)
15. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon and the Mysterious Orb (Namco Bandai, 07/12/12) – 6,891 (229,265)
16. [PS3] Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (Spike Chunsoft, 09/20/12) – 6,559 (36,011)
17. [PSP] Students of Round: The Eternal Legend (Kadokawa Games, 10/04/12) – 5,725 (New)
18. [3DS] Medabots 7 Kabuto Ver. / Kuwagata Ver. (Rocket Company, 09/13/12) – 5,676 (82,205)
19. [3DS] Demon Training (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 5,345 (174,152)
20. [Wii] Dragon Quest X (Square Enix, 08/02/12) – 5,184 (567,930)

[via neogaf.com]