Japanese hardware sales – The “going nowhere fast” edition

Friday, 19th June 2009 07:29 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Doing these every week is just depressing. Flat lines of dreariness, moving imperceptibly up and down. Sad Japanese people trudging into flaking games shops, grumpily buying a PS2 for little Yoshi to play ten year-old Gundam games on a black and white TV in the basement.

Go nuts, Japan. Have some kind of PS3 fit, or something. Data below for the week ending June 14. Last week’s charts here.

  • DSi – 36,872
  • PSP – 26,904
  • Wii – 18,442
  • PS3 – 10,009
  • Xbox 360 – 8,015
  • DS Lite – 5,408
  • PS2 – 3,498



  1. Razor

    Grim times.

    I blame Sony.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Withnail

    Two PS3 exclusive RPGs are out over there in the next few weeks, so it might be due another bump.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Dannybuoy

    Guess its time for PS4, 720 and WiiII… ;-)

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Blerk

    I can’t quite understand how the 360 is still rising to meet the PS3 at 10k-ish when there are precisely ‘bugger all’ 360 titles in the game chart.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Mike

    I wonder if Natal will make a dent in Japan went it comes out?

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Blerk

    I’m thinking…. no.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Slim ps3 might help… As would the slim 360…

    #7 6 years ago
  8. anasui

    all will be restored once WSR is out

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Psychotext

    @Blerk: You’re not thinking broadly enough. Think “hostess games”, but where you use your own hands to molest the women.

    So this, but with hand recognition: :D

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    Specifically this image:


    #10 6 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Alright, I’m in.

    /awaits Yakuza 4 with ‘real fisticuffs’ and ‘hostess bothering’

    #11 6 years ago

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