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PSP sales climb on Kingdom Hearts release

But PSPgo outsold by PlayStation 2 in Japan

The release of Square Enix's latest Kingdom Hearts game has had a knock-on effect for Sony's PSP, with the system selling over 145,000 units for the week ended January 10, according to data from Media Create.

In stark contrast, the digital-only PSPgo sold a very poor 2841 units, and was outsold by the ageing PlayStation 2.

The DS family also performed well in the region, with a over 105,000 units of the DSi, DSi LL, and DS Lite sold combined.

The Wii led home consoles with over 76,000 units sold, although Sony's PlayStation 3 wasn't far behind with more than 61,500 units. Microsoft's Xbox 360 sold just over 5400 units.

Japanese hardware sales for the week ending January 10 follow:

  • PSP - 145,682
  • Wii - 76,772
  • PS3 - 61,591
  • DSi - 50,178
  • DSi LL - 45,221
  • DS Lite - 10,067
  • Xbox 360 - 5461
  • PS2 - 3092
  • PSPgo - 2841
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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.