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PSP continues to outsell Wii and PS3 in Japan

DSi and Pokemon both take top spots in charts

The PlayStation Portable continued to outsell both the PlayStation 3 and Wii in Japan this week following the price cut of the 3000 model.

Sales were down slightly on last week however, to 40,100 from 51,215. The cheaper, slim PlayStation 3 held its number three position in the hardware chart with 30,896 units sold, and the lower priced Wii sold 30,741.

Still holding onto the top spot was the DSi, with 50,144. Sales of all platforms were down this week on last, and all of the consoles held their retrospective positions from last week.

In the software chart, Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver retook the top position, despite a 29 per cent slump in sales. Last week's number one, Wii Fit Plus, dropped to second place with an even more significant sales drop of 55 per cent.

The one new entry into the top ten was Atlus's Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, which made its debut at number three.

Inazuma Eleven 2 dropped from number two to four and Gran Turismo Portable from four to six.

DS games Love Plus and Dragon Quest IX: Defenders of the Starry Sky moved from their respective 13 and 12 positions into the top ten at nine and ten.

Further down in the chart, Blue Dragon: Ikai no Kyoujuu on DS entered at number 17, White Knight Chronicles at number 19, Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga at number 22 and Phantasy Star Portable Best at number 29.

The full Media Create Japanese hardware chart for the week October 6-12 is as follows:

  • 01 Nintendo DSi - 50,144
  • 02 PlayStation Portable - 40,100
  • 03 PlayStation 3 - 30,896
  • 04 Nintendo Wii - 30,741
  • 05 DS Lite - 5,454
  • 06 Xbox 360 - 3,326
  • 07 PlayStation 2 - 2,133

The full games chart for the week October 5-11 is as follows:

  • 01 Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver (DS)
  • 02 Wii Fit Plus (Wii)
  • 03 Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey (DS)
  • 04 Inazuma Eleven 2: Threat of the Invaders (DS)
  • 05 Tomodachi Collection (DS)
  • 06 Gran Turismo Portable (PSP)
  • 07 Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
  • 08 Macross Ultimate Frontier (PSP)
  • 09 Love Plus (DS)
  • 10 Dragon Quest IX: Defenders of the Starry Sky (DS)

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