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PS2 continues to outsell PlayStation 3 in Japan

As Nintendo's Wii outsells PS3, 360 and PS2 combined

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.

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Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.