Japan Video Games Hardware: Robots Secure PS3 Win

Sony platforms dominate.

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Japan Video Games Hardware: Robots Secure PS3 Win
Another Century's Episode: R's claim of the Japanese Software Chart has meant great things for the PlayStation 3 in this week's Hardware Chart (16th - 22nd August 2010, courtesy Media Create), as Sony's home console takes the lead, surpassing even the handheld leader, the PSP.

Home Console
PS3: 29,433 (33,057)
Wii: 18,145 (25,072)
360: 3,842 (5,065)
PS2: 1,366 (1,675)

Handheld
PSP: 27,554 (35,734)
DSi LL: 21,179 (27,923)
DSi: 20,030 (24,850)
DS Lite: 4,012 (4,809)
PSP Go: 631 (608)

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

It's something of a hollow win though, if you take into account week-on-week sales, as practically every platform has seen a fall in units over the last Hardware chart. The only system to see any gains over last week is the PSP Go, but it's only by 23 units and the platform itself continues to languish at the bottom of the handheld chart, threatening itself with relegation with each passing week.

There seems to be something of a vice-versa trend when it comes to comparing the Software and Hardware charts when one of them is up, the other one is down. Let's hope we see some releases that see positive gains for both sides of the Japanese industry.
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Comments

irritant 27 Aug 2010 11:16
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Seems a bit stupid to split DSi sales into DSi and DSi LL(XL) since the only difference between the two is the size. To be honest, I'd group all DS sales together and all PSP sales.
tyrion 27 Aug 2010 13:50
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irritant wrote:
Seems a bit stupid to split DSi sales into DSi and DSi LL(XL) since the only difference between the two is the size. To be honest, I'd group all DS sales together and all PSP sales.

I'd keep the PSP and PSP Go separate just due to the media differences, but I know what you mean about the DSi and DSi LL. They've never split the home consoles into fat and slim for example. It must just be a handheld thing.
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Svend Joscelyne 27 Aug 2010 23:18
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I'd keep the PSP and PSP Go separate just due to the media differences

Plus it's funny to see the unit sales difference. :)
tyrion 31 Aug 2010 14:47
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Svend Joscelyne wrote:
Plus it's funny to see the unit sales difference. :)

That too! "success" my arse!
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