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Nintendo DS regains Japan hardware lead

Super Robot Taisen K release helps handheld platform leapfrog the PSP

Nintendo's handheld platform, the DS, was once again atop the Japanese hardware sales chart for the week ending March 22, according to the latest data from Media Create.

It sold just over 80,000 units in total, largely thanks to the release of the 120,000-selling Super Robot Taisen K in the same week, beating the PlayStation Portable into second place with sales of just over 65,000.

The PlayStation 3 had another consistent week, shifting just over 25,000 units, while the Wii's slow sales continued on 18,000.

The Xbox 360's recent sales surge has all bit disappeared on a lack of high-profile software titles, while the PlayStation 2 continues to slowly trail off.

The DSi accounted for 71,233 of the total DS sales, with the DS Lite taking 8948.

The full run-down is as follows:

  • 1. Nintendo DS: 80,181
  • 2. PlayStation Portable: 65,765
  • 3. PlayStation 3: 25,435
  • 4. Nintendo Wii: 18,095
  • 5. Xbox 360: 5441
  • 6. PlayStation 2: 5067
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