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PSP Leads Japanese Charts For Second Week After Monster Hunter Launch

For the second week following the release of Monster Hunter Freedom 3, the PSP held a strong lead on the Japanese hardware charts, while the Nintendo DS line experienced a notable sales boost.
PSP sales maintained the lead on the Japanese charts this week while the Nintendo Wii and DS experienced notable sales boosts, reports tracking form Media Create. For the week ended December 12, the standard PSP hardware sold 158,029 units, down from 323,563 units last week, but still more than double Nintendo Wii sales, which took second place on the all-platforms chart. The recent increase in PSP sales coincides with the launch of Capcom's latest Monster Hunter title on the platform, which has already sold over 2.5 million units since its December 1 release. The Nintendo Wii sold 79,424 units this week and took the number two spot on the charts, correlating with the release of Donkey Kong Country Returns, which debuted in the top three of the Japanese software charts. The Nintendo DS line saw a 50 percent sales increase this week, with both the DSi and the DSi LL selling over 55,000 units. Below are the full sales rankings from Media Create for the week ended December 12, 2010. (The second chart lumps together sales of all models in a given line of hardware.)
LWTWPlatformWeekly SalesLast Week
11PSP158,029323,653
22Wii79,42456,095
43DSi LL59,70940,465
54DSi 55,99336,481
35PS341,88241,760
66Xbox 3603,6953,497
87DS Lite3,3091,580
98PS22,0541,440
79PSP go1,9041,875
LWTWPlatformWeekly SalesLast Week
11PSP159,933325,528
22DS119,01178,526
33Wii79,42456,095
44PS341,88241,760
55Xbox 3603,6953,497
66PS22,0541,440

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