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PSP Sales Double In Japan On Peace Walker Release

Sales of PSP hardware doubled in Japan to nearly 60,000 units on the release of Konami and Hideo Kojima's latest game, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Media Create said Friday.
Sales of PSP hardware doubled week-on-week following the release of Konami and Hideo Kojima's highly-anticipated game, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, tracking firm Media Create said Friday. For the week ended May 2, PSP sold 59,315 units. Combined with PSP Go sales, total PSP hardware sales were 61,205, about double that of last week's 30,302 total. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker released on April 29 in Japan for PSP, and sold 434,366 units in its debut week, according to Media Create. The game is due in Western territories in June. Total sales of the Nintendo DS line -- including the DSi LL, DSi and DS Lite -- also saw a healthy boost to 45,265 units sold, up from the previous week's 30,105 total. All hardware saw unit sales rise to varying extents during the week. Below are the full sales rankings from Media Create for the week ended May 2, 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 59,315 28,758
2 2 PS3 32,874 25,629
3 3 Wii 30,757 23,691
4 4 DSI LL 25,569 16,676
5 5 DSI 15,628 10,640
7 6 Xbox 360 4,943 2,789
6 7 DS Lite 4,068 2,214
8 8 PSP Go 1,890 1,544
9 9 PS2 1,577 1,490

LW TW Platform Weekly Sales Last Week
1 1 PSP 61,205 30,302
2 2 DS 45,265 30,105
3 3 PS3 32,874 25,629
4 4 Wii 30,757 23,691
5 5 Xbox 360 4,943 2,214
6 6 PS2 1,577 1,490

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