As the battlefield levels in the war for portable gaming dominance in Japan, Sony will be relieved, if not surprised, to see its PlayStation Portable edge ahead of Nintendo’s plucky twin-screened DS.
The most recent sales charts, concluding on January 16, show sales of PSP hitting 64,600, some way ahead of the DS, which sold 53,500 units.
It would seem that the lure of the ‘Screen of God’ has proved too great to resist, in spite of the small number of quality titles for PSP being available right now.
The figure for Sony’s machine also doesn’t include the machines exported which account for significant sales in the US and Europe.
The DS can however claim a software victory in Japan's games chart, with Wario Ware: Touched! taking the number four spot, ahead of Super Mario 64 DS at number seven. There were two PSP titles to chart, Everybody's Golf Portable at number eight and Dynasty Warriors at number ten.