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Japanese Charts: PSP, Wii Sales Jump As Wii Fit Plus Leads Software

Week-on-week sales of PSP and Wii hardware in Japan rose dramatically following price cuts, as Nintendo's Wii Fit Plus led software sales by a wide margin.
Week-on-week sales of PSP hardware rose 200 percent in Japan following a price cut on PSP-3000 hardware, as Nintendo's Wii Fit Plus led software sales, Media Create reported this week. Sales of PSP were 51,215 for the week ended October 4, up nearly 200 percent from the previous week's 17,334. Despite the surge in PSP sales, Nintendo's DSi still managed to top the hardware charts with 53,293 units sold. After enjoying a massive initial sales boost on the cheaper, slimmed down PlayStation 3 in Japan, Sony's flagship home console saw sales ring in at 37,538 units, down slightly from last week. Riding the wave of PSP hardware sales was the long-awaited Gran Turismo for PSP, which came in fourth on the charts this week with 134,000 sold. Sony launched the disc drive-less PSP Go in North America and Europe earlier this month. The company said PSP Go's launch and a PSP-3000 price drop boosted its portable platform 120 percent week over week in the UK -- "in line with expectations," according to the company. Sony Computer Entertainment America said this week that U.S. PSP platform sales rose 300 percent since the PSP-3000's price drop. The Nintendo Wii also saw sales climb 200 percent week-on-week to 35,392 following a 20 percent price drop to ¥20,000 on October 1. Nintendo's Wii Fit Plus led software sales in Japan this week by a wide margin, as the game sold 340,000 units. The next-best-selling game for the week was Level 5's DS RPG Inazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no Shinryakusha. Halo 3: ODST fell out of the top ten from last week, when it sold 30,000 units on its debut in Japan. This week, Microsoft and Bungie's FPS sold 7,000 units to come in at 29th, down 20 places from last week. Below are Media Create's hardware and software sales charts for the week ended October 4: DSi: 53,293 PSP: 51,215 PS3: 37,538 Wii: 35,392 DS Lite: 10,661 Xbox 360: 4,244 PS2: 2,179
LW TW Title Publisher Platform Weekly Sales
NEW 1 Wii Fit Plus Nintendo Wii 340,000
NEW 2 Inazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no Shinryakusha (Fire/Blizzard) Level 5 DS 281,000
2 3 Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver Pokemon Co. DS 267,000
NEW 4 Gran Turismo PSP Sony PSP 134,000
NEW 5 Macross Ultimate Frontier Bandai Namco PSP 81,000
1 6 Tomodachi Collection Nintendo DS 68,000
NEW 7 Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Tecmo PS3 42,000
6 8 Wii Sports Resort Nintendo Wii 27,000
NEW 9 Dynasty Warriors: Multi Raid Special Koei PS3 27,000
4 10 Tales of Vesperia Bandai Namco PS3 27,000

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