AfterDawn: Tech news

PSP beats out 3DS again in Japan

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Apr 2011 13:55 User comments (3)

PSP beats out 3DS again in Japan Somewhat surprisingly, the aged PSP handheld has beat out the new Nintendo 3DS for a second consecutive week in Japanese sales.
MediaCreate says the PSP moved 35,478 units for the week ended April 10th, followed by the 3DS at 32,910 units.

If adding all iterations of the DS, Nintendo won handily with the DSi LL and DSi selling 8,386 and 8,035 units, respectively.

The two-week boost in PSP sales has been attributed to the release of Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection, which continues to be a strong seller for the PSP.

Sony will be releasing its new NGP (PSP2) later this year boasting incredible specs like dual micro-analog sticks, a 5-inch multi-touch OLED screen with 960544 resolution, a multi-touch panel on the back and a quad-core ARM cortex processor.

The company has also added tilt-sensitive SIXAXIS controls, standard and front-side cameras, GPS, an electric compass, Wi-Fi and 3G support, and access to Android gaming.

Previous Next  

3 user comments

117.4.2011 23:09

So good games sell consoles?
Thats crazy talk



218.4.2011 2:11

No, low prices sell systems...just like low prices sell the Wii. The PSP sells new for $130 in most stores, the 3DS is $250. Of course, a better selection of superior games does not hurt at all.



329.4.2011 16:07

Everytime I hear anything about the NGP my pants get warm :).

Comments have been disabled for this article.

News archive