Japan's Console War Still Even Steven

The battle for hardware dominance in Japan is, once again, kind of a wash, with the PSP and PlayStation 3 sitting atop the country's weekly console war casualty count. The PSPgo and PlayStation 2 sit at the bottom.

Wedged in between that PlayStation sandwich are Nintendo's offerings, with the Wii taking second to the PS3 by little more than a thousand units. The Nintendo DS platform, with all three variations combined, runs neck and neck with the PSP platform. Yep, everything seems to check out here.

Potentially exciting prospect in the coming weeks: will the PSPgo creep past the Xbox 360? Sony's download-only PlayStation Portable has been gaining the tiniest bit of traction lately.

  • PSP - 28,635
  • PS3 - 25,590
  • Wii - 24,344
  • DSi LL - 17,146
  • DSi - 11,240
  • DS Lite - 2869
  • Xbox 360 - 2442
  • PSP go - 1915
  • PS2 - 1531


    It's really pleasing to see the PS3 outselling the Wii, glad to see consumers are seeing the value in the console.

      I think it might be more to the fact that everyone in Japan already has a wii lol

    wow 360 must be such a joke in japan...they really dont know what they're missing do they?

      Ironically the Xbox has the most games designed for the Japanese. Wonder what that says.

    Really? There are more Japanese games for the 360 than the PS3? I wouldn't have thought that was the case.

    I used to like Jap games. I've been playing for 23 years so i've been through a few. I'm not sure if its just me but the Japanese obscurity in some of the recent releases (Yakuza 3, FFXIII etc.) just seems unpalatable ater playing more western flavour games (modern warfare, mass effect, GoW)..

    Unfortunately, the big console sellers in Japan are suffering more and more from games that are often, well, incomprehensible.

    Its probably my age...

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