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DS maintains Japanese lead in quiet week

Just about pips PSP, but hardware sales down across the board

Console hardware sales continue to decline in Japan, though the DS remains at the head of the pile for now.

Total sales of the combined DS range - XL, DSi and Lite - came to 24,418, slumping from over 36,000 at this time last month.

Sony's PSP range lurked just behind at 22,380, having been at nearly 32,000 a few weeks ago. The PSP-3000 handheld remained the best-selling single unit, though it was just 1000 sales ahead of the Wii.

It was bad news for Sony's PlayStation 3, which sold just less than 18,000 units despite having been comfortably ahead of the Wii and selling 29,000 units mere weeks ago.

Really suffering, though, was the download games-only PSPgo, which mustered a mere 700 sales. The PS2 and Xbox 360 remain relatively unchanged.

Japanese weekly hardware sales:

  • PSP: 21,662
  • Wii: 20,588
  • PlayStation 3: 17,676
  • Nintendo DSi XL: 11,138
  • Nintendo DSi: 10,172
  • Xbox 360: 3,225
  • Nintendo DS Lite: 3,108
  • PlayStation 2: 1,291
  • PSPgo: 718

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