Kotaku reports that Square Enix's Star Ocean: The Last Hope for Xbox 360 has made a successful start in Japan, selling 166,027 copies in its first week.

The game's four day haul compared favourably with current Xbox 360 best-sellers in Japan: Blue Dragon and Tales of Vesperia, which have sold 203,740 and 170,024 units respectively. The release of the game also lifted Xbox 360 console sales to 24,584 units for the week.

Star Ocean: The Last Hope is scheduled for a spring release in Europe and PAL territories.