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DS Hardware Leads Again In Japan Despite Dip In Sales

Sales of the three-model Nintendo DS line of hardware declined slightly week-over-week in Japan, but still managed to lead sales charts following a June price cut, Media Create revealed Friday.

Kris Graft

July 23, 2010

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Sales of the three-model Nintendo DS line of hardware declined slightly week-over-week in Japan, but still managed to lead sales charts following a June price cut, Media Create revealed Friday. The Nintendo DS line -- which includes the DSi LL, DSi and DS Lite -- sold 47,097 units for the week ended July 18, down from 51,264 the prior week. Nintendo DS sales peaked during a week in June to 64,000 units following a price cut in the territory. Nintendo is trying to maintain sales momentum of current DS models now that the game maker unveiled the 3DS, which Nintendo said will launch before the end of the company's fiscal year in March 2011. The PSP followed with the second-best sales for the week at 27,941 units -- that includes 26,786 units of the UMD disc-based PSP and 1,155 units of the digital download-only PSP Go. On an individual platform basis, the original PSP had the best-selling hardware during the week with 26,786 units sold, besting the DSi LL's 25,884 units for the week. Below are the full sales rankings from Media Create for the week ended July 18, 2010. (The second chart lumps together sales of all models in a given line of hardware.)

LW

TW

Platform

Weekly Sales

Last Week

3

1

PSP

26,786

24,421

1

2

DSI LL

25,884

28,916

2

3

Wii

22,239

24,604

4

4

PS3

19,473

18,345

5

5

DSI

16,318

17,356

6

6

Xbox 360

5,936

5,688

7

7

DS Lite

4,895

4,992

8

8

PS2

1,507

1,558

9

9

PSP Go

1,155

1,046






LW

TW

Platform

Weekly Sales

Last Week

1

1

DS

47,097

51,264

2

2

PSP

27,941

25,467

3

3

Wii

22,239

24,604

4

4

PS3

19,473

18,345

5

5

Xbox 360

5,936

5,688

6

6

PS2

1,507

1,558

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Kris Graft is publisher at Game Developer.

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