PSP loses Japanese monthly sales for first time since March

Monday, 8th September 2008 13:40 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Enterbrain figures have shown that PSP lost out in the Japanese sales charts to DS in August, the first time the machine’s been beaten to the top of the pile since March.

Great month for 360, there, with sales fuelled by the release of Namco RPG Tales of Vesperia.

  • PSP – 292,000
  • DS – 333,000
  • Wii – 181,000
  • PS3 – 53,000
  • 360 – 45,000
  • PS2 – 45,000

Thanks, MCV.



  1. Blerk

    If only there’d been more than 48 360s on the shelves they’d have beaten the PS3. Silly arses.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. patlike

    Yep. They must be kicking themselves.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    I’m sure they’d have milked the PR on that dry. :D

    #3 6 years ago
  4. patlike

    Press releases in 12 different languages, all with caps lock on. It could have been beautiful.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. patlike

    This doesn’t mean I’m a Microsoft fanboy. I’m just here for the news.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. wz

    I cannot believe there are even that many people in Japan to buy all the handhelds. Maybe it’s a law there to own at least 4 of any kind?

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Maybe they’re just really careless and keep losing/breaking them. :-)

    #7 6 years ago
  8. wz

    Good idea! Nintendo Task Force sabotaging at work.

    #8 6 years ago

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