Sales of the PlayStation 3 in Japan have dropped once again this week, leaving the PlayStation 2 to outsell its successor for the second week running.
According to figures from Media Create, the PS2 sold 8618 units for the week ended October 5, compared to 7232 PlayStation 3 units, down from over 1000 units the previous week.
Although Microsoft's Xbox 360 (8271 units) continues to outsell the PlayStation 3 in the region, it too has been outsold by the much older PS2 system.
Of all the home consoles, Nintendo's Wii continues to lead in the region, selling 25,330 units – more than the PlayStation 3, PS2 and Xbox 360 combined.
Nintendo also has the most successful handheld on the market this week, as the DS sells a further 42,385 units, with Sony's PSP shifting 26,045 units.