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PSP continues to lead Japanese hardware chart

PSP's God Eater tops software chart

PlayStation Portable has topped the Japanese hardware chart for another week with sales of 43,163, according to the latest figures from Media Create.

Sales were down slightly on the week prior, but it was still enough to keep the console ahead of the Wii, which placed second with sales of 36,149.

The hardware chart remained the same as last week, with the DSi LL continuing to outsell the regular DSi, and the PlayStation 3 remaining in fourth position.

Contrasting the performance of the older hardware, PSPgo kept its place at the bottom of the chart with just 1738 units sold.

In the software chart, Namco Bandai took the top place with new release God Eater for PSP, selling 295,405 copies of the game in the first week.

Last week's number one Dragon Quest VI for DS was knocked into second position after taking a 79 per cent hit in sales to 189,802 copies.

Two more new releases into the top ten were Star Ocean: The Last Hope - International for PS3, which made its debut at number three, and Pop 'n Music Portable, which entered at eight.

The full hardware chart is as follows:

  • 01 PlayStation Portable - 43,163
  • 02 Nintendo Wii - 36,149
  • 03 Nintendo DSi LL - 28,080
  • 04 PlayStation 3 - 25,450
  • 05 Nintendo DSi - 19,116
  • 06 Nintendo DS Lite - 5410
  • 07 Xbox 360 - 3651
  • 08 PlayStation 2 - 2047
  • 09 PSP go - 1738

The full software chart is as follows:

  • 01 God Eater (PSP)
  • 02 Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reviere (DS)
  • 03 Star Ocean: The Last Hope - International (PS3)
  • 04 New Super Mario Bros Wii (Wii)
  • 05 Friend Collection (DS)
  • 06 Wii Fit Plus (Wii)
  • 07 Resonance of Fate (PS3)
  • 08 Pop 'n Music Portable (PSP)
  • 09 Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (PSP)
  • 10 Wii Sports Resort (Wii)

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Neil Millstone Director, White Bat Games9 years ago
This seems a little strange. The chart clearly shows there were more DS consoles sold than PSP consoles. The DS just suffers because the numbers are split between three hardware revisions.

DS/DSi/DS LL sales: 52606 units
PSP/PSPgo sales: 44901 units

Now that the DSi LL is out, it seems likely that sales will continue to be split between the DSi and the DSi LL. I feel it's inaccurate to present this as a reversal of fortunes between the DS and PSP.
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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.9 years ago
Neil, Media Create (and Famitsu as well I believe) have always separated the individual portable console models in their data. The above misleading scenario has unfortunately been a recurring incident for the past several years.
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Tony Johns9 years ago
The PSP, not bad for a handheld who went up against the might of the Nintendo DS handheld.

Most people think that the PSP is a failure, but considering some of the games from Japan that have been good for the PSP and also the sales over there in that country for the PSP, I feel that most people feel kinda don't understand the success of the PSP as it is the best selling non-Nintendo handheld, and if Sony went into that handheld market knowing it would be almost impossible to beat Nintendo, they would have been happy with the PSP.


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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.9 years ago
Initial global support from developers, publishers, retail and consumers were all in the PSP's favor. Analysts predicted huge PSP sales and a flop for the DS. And at first the PSP did to outsell the DS back in their early days. Then the DS Lite was released and all 5 segments shifted favor towards the DS.

Support from all 5 has only grown worse in most markets except Japan.

The ironic bit about the PSP is it still sells decently on the hardware side in all markets. But software-wise it has by far the lowest attach rate of all current game systems.

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