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DS tops a close Japanese hardware chart

Nintendo's DS handheld was once again the best-selling hardware in Japan for the sales week ending January 13.

Nintendo's DS handheld was once again the best-selling hardware in Japan for the sales week ending January 13.

According to Media Create information it sold just over 97,000 units in that time, but the PlayStation Portable was much closer than it usually is in second, selling just over 96,000 units.

The Wii took third place, selling 84,000 units, as every platform experienced the usual post-end of year sales slump, while the PlayStation 3 was further back with just under 39,000.

The PlayStation 2 continued to sell despite its age and relative lack of software support, while the Xbox 360 tailed off in sixth.

The chart is as follows:

1. Nintendo DS (97,369)
2. PlayStation Portable (96,159)
3. Nintendo Wii (84,530)
4. PlayStation 3 (38,907)
5. PlayStation 2 (14,499)
6. Xbox 360 (4690)

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