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PSPgo propels handheld to Japan hardware lead

Sony platform sells 29,000 in first week as DS passes 3 million for 2009

Sony's PSPgo sold 29,000 units in its first week on sale in Japan to push the PlayStation Portable platform above its rivals, according to the latest sales data from Media Create for the week ending November 1.

Combined with other PSP sales the Sony handheld shifter just over 64,000 units in that week, ahead of the Nintendo DS on 44,400 - with the latter breaking the 3 million barrier for calendar 2009.

The PlayStation 3 meanwhile sold 36,000 units, the Wii 29,000 and the Xbox 360 6000 in a week which saw most platforms increase their numbers.

However, if platform types were split out into their editions, the Nintendo DSi would sit top with 37,500 in sales, ahead of the PS3 and PSP, with the PSPgo fourth and Wii fifth.

The full list is as follows:

  • 1. PlayStation Portable: 64,020
  • 2. Nintendo DS: 44,419
  • 3. PlayStation 3: 36,061
  • 4. Nintendo Wii: 28,888
  • 5. Xbox 360: 6047
  • 6. PlayStation 2: 1966
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