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Sales of PS3 double in Japan

Sales of Sony's PlayStation 3 have doubled in Japan, with data from Media Create showing that the console has shifted 28,829 units for the week ended July 29, compared to just over 12,000 for the previous week.

Sales of Sony's PlayStation 3 have doubled in Japan, with data from Media Create showing that the console has shifted 28,829 units for the week ended July 29, compared to just over 12,000 for the previous week.

Sales of Nintendo's DS and Wii have dropped for the same period, although the consoles continue to record strong numbers with over 150,000 units and 77,000 units, respectively.

The PSP enjoyed a climb in sales also, shifting over 35,000 units compared to 32,00 the week before, and the PlayStation 2 managed almost 12,000 units.

Microsoft's Xbox 360 continue to perform poorly in the region, selling just under 4000 units for the same week period.

This week saw an influx of new software titles for the major formats in the region, with Wii, PS3 and DS games shaking up the top ten.

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