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PSP, PS3 Sales Drop, DS Regains Weekly Lead In Japan

The Nintendo DS has regained the lead on the all-platform weekly Japanese hardware unit sales chart, following a week where two popular games drove PSP and PlayStation 3 sales to the top.

Kris Graft

August 13, 2010

10 Min Read

The Nintendo DS has regained the lead on the all-platform weekly Japanese hardware unit sales chart, following a week where two popular games drove PSP and PlayStation 3 sales to the top. Tracking firm Media Create revealed Friday that PSP sales, including the slow-selling PSP Go, were 31,105 units for the week ended August 8, down from the previous week's 49,380. PS3 sales were down to 28,630 units week-on-week from 45,224. The drop in sales came following a sales spike driven by the launch of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2 on PSP, and Sengoku Basara 3 on PS3. Both titles sold over 240,000 units, apparently driving uptake of their respective hardware. Sales of the Nintendo DS line -- Nintendo DSi LL, DSi and DS Lite -- were 43,708 units for the week ended August 8, down from 45,128 units the week prior, but still enough to recapture the top position. Nintendo Wii sales were also down to 18,238 from the previous week's 20,038. Below are the full sales rankings from Media Create for the week ended August 8, 2010. (The second chart lumps together sales of all models in a given line of hardware.)

LW

TW

Platform

Weekly Sales

Last Week

1

1

PSP

30,397

48,603

2

2

PS3

28,630

45,224

3

3

DSI LL

21,018

23,120

5

4

DSI

18,318

20,038

4

5

Wii

18,238

20,038

6

6

Xbox 360

5,639

6,929

7

7

DS Lite

4,372

4,058

8

8

PS2

1,524

1,444

9

9

PSP Go

708

777






LW

TW

Platform

Weekly Sales

Last Week

3

1

DS

43,708

45,128

1

2

PSP

31,105

49,380

2

3

PS3

28,630

45,224

4

4

Wii

18,238

20,038

5

5

Xbox 360

5,639

6,929

6

6

PS2

1,524

1,444

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Kris Graft

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Kris Graft is publisher at Game Developer.

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