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In Japan, PSP outsells 3DS by 8.6-to-1 margin

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Aug 2011 12:37 User comments (1)

In Japan, PSP outsells 3DS by 8.6-to-1 margin For the week ended August 7th.
Following Nintendo's decision to slash prices on their 3DS handheld, sales of the device have collapsed (rightfully so), and sales of the PSP have seen some growth.

3DS sales came in at 4,132 compared to 35,619 for the aging PSP. The PSPGo managed to sell 7 units, which is still somewhat surprising given its price and pointlessness.

That difference is expected to close in the coming weeks, however, as Nintendo just cut the price from $250 to $170 in the U.S. (and similarly in Japan, EU).

All current owners will be offered 20 free games from the newly launched Nintendo eShop. Additionally, users who take advantage of the eShop deal are also enrolled in the "3DS Ambassador program," which allows for 10 free NES Virutal Console downloads like Super Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong Jr. Finally, "Ambassadors" will also get 10 free Game Boy Advance Virtual Console games like Mario vs. Donkey Kong and Mario Kart: Super Circuit.

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114.8.2011 12:49

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The PSPGo managed to sell 7 units, which is still somewhat surprising given its price and pointlessness.
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