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PS3 tops Japanese hardware sales

Metal Gear Solid 4 spurs Sony domination, with both console and portable devices outselling their rivals

Sony's PlayStation 3 has dominated Japanese hardware sales in the past week, spring-boarding off the back of the release of Metal Gear Solid 4 and selling 75,311 units for the week ended June 15, according to figures from Media Create.

The PlayStation Portable further cemented Sony's hold over hardware sales with 64,675 units sold, which was followed by the Nintendo Wii at 45,564 units.

The Nintendo DS sold 39,201 units, with the PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 trailing behind on just 7297 units and 2163 units respectively.

The full breakdown is as follows:

  • 1. PlayStation 3: 75,311
  • 2. PlayStation Portable: 64,675
  • 3. Nintendo Wii: 64,675
  • 4. Nintendo DS: 39,201
  • 5. PlayStation 2: 7297
  • 6. Xbox 360: 2163
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James Lee