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Japanese console hardware sales continue to slump

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Jun 2009 21:30 User comments (3)

Japanese console hardware sales continue to slump Despite a prolonged slump in hardware sales, Japanese console sales improved marginally week-on-week for the week ended June 21st, with the Nintendo DSi remaining at the top of the chart.
The popular handheld moved almost 41,000 units for the week, followed not so closely by its handheld rival the PSP at 27,884 units sold.

For consoles, the Wii clearly led the way, as usual, selling more than the PS3 and Xbox 360 combined.

The overall figures:

* 1. Nintendo DSi: 40,464
* 2. PlayStation Portable: 27,884
* 3. Nintendo Wii: 19,386
* 4. PlayStation 3: 10,359
* 5. Xbox 360: 6734
* 6. Nintendo DS Lite: 5531
* 7. PlayStation 2: 3770

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3 user comments

127.6.2009 14:17

WOW!!!!!!!
PS3 is outselling the 360 by less than 4000 units in a week IN JAPAN!!!!!!!!!!!
Times ave really changed

227.6.2009 18:07

Originally posted by xyqo:
WOW!!!!!!!
PS3 is outselling the 360 by less than 4000 units in a week IN JAPAN!!!!!!!!!!!
Times ave really changed
Its due to microsoft buying into several popular japanese RPG series, the tales series for one. Clever, but their resourses could be better used elsewhere imo.

32.7.2009 10:07

It's also because the bulk of great games aren't made in Japan anymore.

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