DS pulls ahead in Japanese hardware chart
Slow software chart drags down console sales as Japanese market experiences dip
The Nintendo DS has remained the best-selling hardware format in Japan for another week, with combined sales of all versions totalling 36,459 units.
However, after a particularly poor week of software sales, hardware figures were down almost across the board, with DS sales down by almost 5000 units.
The PSP-3000 was the best-selling single hardware format this week, on 29,766 units. Combined sales with the PSPgo kept it in second place overall on 31,592 units - a drop of nearly 6000.
The PlayStation 3 remained in third place, despite sales falling by nearly 10,000 units to 28,973. By comparison Wii sales fell by only around 5500 units to 25,345.
Although it didn't have a single title in the software top 50, the Xbox 360 was the only format to buck the trend of the week with sales rising by a modest 500 units to 3218.
PlayStation 2 sales dipped slightly to 1425 units.
Japanese weekly hardware sales:
- PSP: 29,766
- PlayStation 3: 28,973
- Wii: 25,345
- Nintendo DSi XL: 19,372
- Nintendo DSi: 13,738
- Nintendo DS Lite: 3,349
- Xbox 360: 3,218
- PSPgo: 1,826
- PlayStation 2: 1,425