This week's report from Japanese sales tracker Media Create shows that recent price drops on Nintendo's Wii and Sony's PlayStation 3 are having nearly equal impact on sales of each console, a slight edge going to the PS3.
A curious tie, we suppose, as Wii Sports Resort and Wii Fit Plus continue to sell better than the PlayStation 3 competition. But less curious is the continued dominance of the Nintendo DSi and PSP, both doing just fine on the software and hardware front.
For the bestselling console hardware in Japan for the week of October 5 to 11, look down.
Nintendo DSi - 50,144 PSP - 40,100 PlayStation 3 - 30,896 Wii - 30,741 Nintendo DS Lite - 5454 Xbox 360 - 3326 PlayStation 2 - 2133