Three software titles for Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 ranked in the top 20 sales in the latest retail data from Amazon Japan.
Namco Bandai Inc.'s Trusty Bell ranked at No. 6, Bethesda Softworks' The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion at No. 14 and Capcom Co.'s Dead Rising Platinum Collection posted at No. 19.
Additionally, the Xbox 360 Trusty Bell Bundle, which includes the Core System and game title, ranked at No. 48.
Solid software rankings are positive indication that the Xbox 360 console and software will post improved sales in this week's Japan retail sales data.
Prior week-to-week sales of the console have fared poorly, averaging about 2,000 units per week.
In early June, Trusty Bell ranked in the No. 2 position on pre-sales at Amazon Japan. In the game, a famous composer drifts between this life and the next when he encounters a tale of good and evil.
The Xbox 360 ranked behind Nintendo Co.'s Wii and Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 in May Japan sales, moving only 11,082 units.
By comparison, Nintendo Co.'s Wii sold 251,794 units and the Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 sold 58,644 units in the same period.