PSP Takes A Slice Of Japan’s Pie

PSP Takes A Slice Of Japan’s Pie

Sales of Sony’s PlayStation Portable may be way down – just like sales of the Nintendo DS – but the rival handhelds managed to carve out small victories in Japan this week.

The PSP and the three flavors of the Nintendo DS dominate Media Create’s weekly sales chart, moving a good 60,000 units between the two of them. Nintendo won that handheld battle by a smidge. The PlayStation 3 is still outselling the Wii in Japan, despite the latter console having the bestselling game in the country right now.

Here’s how it went down for the week of October 18 to 24.

  • PSP – 32,591
  • PS3 – 20,128
  • DSi LL – 15,819
  • DSi – 14,703
  • Wii – 11,971
  • DS Lite – 3887
  • Xbox 360 – 2162
  • PS2 – 1222
  • PSP go – 924


  • God, maybe if Sony actually made some PSPs they’d sell more. Both the Monster Hunter 3 and AKB48 PSPs sold out their preorders in LESS THAN AN HOUR. Um, hello, more than like the two people who were able to get in in time would like to buy one too? Dunno about the MH3 one, but the PREORDER for an AKB one is going for upwards of $800 on auctions…

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