Japanese gamers started ramping up their hardware purchases this week, giving the Media Create hardware chart a little kick in the old pantsu after weeks of dreary post-holiday numbers. Who performed best?
The Nintendo DSi, unsurprisingly, which sold a respectable 55,000 units. Not bad for little in the way of new releases on that platform. Long tail, you know?
The PSP also got a little boost, likely thanks to strong sales of Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 and World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009, currently Japan's bestselling games.
There wasn't much good news on the home console front, however.
Even with solid sales of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time, the Wii saw a drop in hardware sales, week to week. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 didn't change much, sticking closely to last week's numbers.
Here are the best selling hardware platforms for the week of January 26th to February 1st.
- Nintendo DSi - 55,613
- PSP - 44,135
- Wii - 23,278
- PlayStation 3 - 17,405
- Nintendo DS Lite - 15,147
- Xbox 360 - 8,107
- PlayStation 2 - 5,334