Japan Hardware: Sales Up Despite Software Slump

PSP and PS3 dominate.

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Japan Hardware: Sales Up Despite Software Slump
It seems that familiarity in software helps generate platform sales in Japan. Despite a slow week on the software side of things, the latest Hardware Chart (9th - 15th August 2010, courtesy Media Create) shows some positive gains for most of the listed platforms. The PSP comes out on top once again with over 35,000 units sold.

Home Console
PS3: 33,057 (28,630)
Wii: 25,072 (18,238)
360: 5,065 (5,369)
PS2: 1,675 (1,524)

PSP: 35,734 (30,397)
DSi LL: 27,923 (21,018)
DSi: 24,850 (18,318)
DS Lite: 4,809 (4,372)
PSP Go: 608 (708)

(Previous week's unit sales in brackets for comparison)

The PlayStation 3 doesn't do too shabbily either, selling the second-best in the overall hardware chart and commanding the week's Home Console sector to boot. The Wii also sees gains from 18,000 to 25,000 units, while the PlayStation 2 enjoys a little sales lift. The Xbox 360 loses around 300 units over last week.

The only other platform to see a sales drop is the PSP Go, which sold exactly 100 units less than it did last week. All iterations of the Nintendo DS see boosts in hardware sales, likely due to the resurgence of Art Academy and Tomodachi Collection.


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