informa
/
1 MIN READ
News

PSP Still On Top In Japanese Hardware Charts

For the third week in a row, the PSP is the best selling console in Japan, following the launch of the PSP Slim and Lite version of the hardware. However, sales have dropped considerably from the previous week, with other formats showing signs of recovery
Market research firm Media Create has revealed data for weekly hardware sales in Japan for the week ending September 30th, following details of the software top thirty. For the third week in a row the PSP is the best selling console in Japan, following the successful launch of the PSP Slim and Lite version of the hardware. However, sales have dropped considerably from the previous week, down by almost 175,000 units to 102,809. According to Media Create data, total sales for the PSP over the last three weeks now stands at 476,090 units. This figure is difficult to reconcile with Sony’s own assertion that the PSP Slim and Lite has sold 580,000 units in Japan since launch, especially since the Media Create figure also includes sales of the original version of the hardware. The slowing of Nintendo format hardware sales has at least stabilized this week, with Nintendo DS sales up by over 2,000 units to 72,925. Wii sales have continued to fall, although by only a few hundred units this week to 24,143. With four titles in the top fifty, although only one in the top twenty, PlayStation 3 sales have risen by over 2,000 units to 13,105. PlayStation 2 sales have risen by only just over 1,500 units, allowing its successor to overtake it for the first time in many weeks. As expected, the success of Halo 3 in the software charts has seen a related rise in hardware sales for the Xbox 360, although despite a more than threefold rise in sales it has still managed a total of only 5,215 units. Sales of the Game Boy Advance family of consoles fell slightly to 319 units, while the GameCube increased fractionally to 73 units.

Latest Jobs

Cryptic Studios

Remote
1.19.23
Senior Producer

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, MD, USA
1.30.23
Instructor/Assistant Professor, Game Art

Night School Studio

Los Angeles, CA, USA
1.09.23
Level Designer / Scripter, Games Studio
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Explore the
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Job Board

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Explore the

Game Developer Job Board

Browse open positions across the game industry or recruit new talent for your studio

Browse
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more