According to a new Enterbrain report, the 21.7 percent increase in the Japanese game market from March to September can be credited to the DS, which outsold the PSP three to one, adding that Wii sales outperformed the PlayStation 3 by more than four to one from April to September.
As reported by Thomson Financial
, Enterbrain attributes a 21.7 percent increase of the ¥292.8 billion ($2.54 billion) Japanese game market between March 26th and September 23rd of this year largely to the success of the Nintendo DS.
The DS, which Enterbrain says sold 3.478 million units (including both DS and DS Lite) in the fiscal first half, outsold Sony's PSP, at 1.07 million units, about three to one.
Enterbrain added that console sales, encompassing Wii and PlayStation 3, also bolstered the market, which expanded by 33.5 percent to ¥138.3 billion ($1.2 billion), while software sales were also up 12.8 percent to ¥154.5 billion ($1.34 billion).
Reuters cited the same Enterbrain report
when it noted that in April through September, Wii outsold the PlayStation 3 by more than four to one in Japan, with 1.6 Wii units sold versus 385,492 PS3s.