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Japanese Charts: PSP Still On Top As PS3 Reaches 2 Million Sold

The PSP has maintained its position of dominance in the Japanese game hardware market this week, with its 120,000 in sales more than twice that of the Nintendo DS, as the PlayStation 3's 11,000 units took it over the 2 million sold mark in Japan.
Market research firm Media Create has revealed data for weekly hardware sales in Japan for the week ending April 6th, following details of the software top thirty. The continued success of Capcom’s Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G has keep hardware sales of the PSP at an all time high, at only slightly less than 50 percent of the entire market this week. PSP hardware sales dropped only 9,000 units to 120,964, with sales still driven in part by the limited edition Monster Hunter software bundle. The Nintendo DS remained in second place with sales dropping by over 3,500 units to 55,190. Wii hardware sales dropped by a similar amount, down by around 4,000 units to a total of 44,618. Despite a top five charting software title in Konami’s Pro Baseball Spirits 5, PlayStation 3 sales remained almost entirely static at 11,303 units - nonetheless taking the console over the 2 million sold mark in the territory. Elsewhere in the hardware charts, PlayStation 2 sales were also almost identical to last week at 10,423 units, with the Xbox 360 also down by only 95 units at 1,452. Overall in the software top fifty there were twenty-six Nintendo DS titles, eight on the Wii, seven on PSP, six on the PlayStation 2, three on the PlayStation 3 and zero on the Xbox 360. The PSP total is one of the highest on record - and further evidence of an increase in software sales for the format in recent months.

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