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Total weekly sales of Nintendo's line of handheld DS gaming hardware more than doubled to over 50,000 in Japan following a price cut in the region, Media Create revealed Friday.

Kris Graft, Contributor

June 25, 2010

10 Min Read

Total weekly sales of Nintendo's line of handheld DS gaming hardware more than doubled in Japan following a price cut in the region, Media Create revealed Friday. For the week ended June 20, total sales of the DS line -- which includes the DSi XL, DSi and DS Lite -- were 53,523 units, up from 24,535 units the week prior. Nintendo cut the prices of the DSi and DSi XL on June 19. Individually, the large-screened DSi XL sold 30,183, up from 11,138; DSi sold 18,214, up from 10,172; and the DS Lite sold 5,126, up from 3,225. This month, Nintendo said it would cut the price of the DSi and DSi XL in Japan. The DSi dropped to ¥15,000 ($164) from ¥18,900 ($207), and the DSi XL dropped to ¥18,000 ($175) from ¥20,000 ($197). Sales of all other hardware remained relatively steady, with Sony's PSP line coming in second place for the week with 21,766 units sold -- only 837 units of which were from the PSP Go. Below are the full sales rankings from Media Create for the week ended June 20, 2010. (The second chart lumps together sales of all models in a given line of hardware.)

LW

TW

Platform

Weekly Sales

Last Week

4

1

DSI LL

30,183

11,138

1

2

PSP

20,929

21,662

2

3

Wii

19,045

20,588

5

4

DSI

18,214

10,172

3

5

PS3

17,175

17,676

7

6

DS Lite

5,126

3,225

6

7

Xbox 360

2,060

3,108

8

8

PS2

1,568

1,291

9

9

PSP Go

837

718






LW

TW

Platform

Weekly Sales

Last Week

1

1

DS

53,523

24,535

2

2

PSP

21,766

22,380

3

3

Wii

19,045

20,588

4

4

PS3

17,175

17,676

5

5

Xbox 360

2,060

3,108

6

6

PS2

1,568

1,291

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Kris Graft

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Kris Graft is publisher at Game Developer.

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