Japanese hardware charts – PSP top and bottom this week

Friday, 22nd January 2010 10:23 GMT By Johnny Cullen


The latest Japanese hardware charts are out, with another win for the PSP this week.

The PSP-3000 sold 71K, but its baby brother PSPgo didn’t fare as well, only selling 2K.

Wii came in with 57K, and PS3 rounded off the top three with 35K.

Full list below. Last week’s data is here.

  • PSP – 71,186
  • Wii – 57,349
  • PS3 – 35,156
  • DSi LL – 30,418
  • DSi – 27,292
  • DS Lite – 6,574
  • Xbox 360 – 4,622
  • PS2 – 2,580
  • PSPgo – 2,027



  1. sennasnit

    “Wii came in with 71K”

    Don’t you mean 57K?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    Poor JC. He’ll get one of these done without any problems one day.


    #2 5 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen


    #3 5 years ago
  4. Eregol

    So what qualifications do we need to work here?
    Good to see PSP ruling the roost and sucking at the same time.

    Then again, something had to prop up the 360. ;-)

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Blerk

    PS3 sales spike appears to be running out of steam at last. When’s the next big release?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Eregol

    But there’s a lot of big releases for the west coming up. I doubt these will have an effect on the Jap market though.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. The Hindle

    The 360 is all but dead in Japan i wonder why they cant succed over there they have had the most JRPGS but meh who knows

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Psychotext


    #8 5 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Their sales have dropped right off because they’ve stopped trying for some reason. It’s nearly a year since their last big-profile Japanese release. I guess they finally decided that it’s not worth the effort in a region they can’t win or that ultimately doing well in Japan doesn’t matter even half as much as it used to.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. The Hindle

    You can sell over 200k consoles in one week in Japan if you have the right title. Its business in order to be a success you have to sell well globally. I dont understand the japanase its not a problem with the west like some people say as they watch western films but games wise its none existant

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Eregol

    Without wanting to sound racist, but the Japanese don’t tend to trust things made outside of their own country.

    They’re most likely to trust their own countries products than anything from outside, so they don’t buy them.

    It has been known for air conditioning engineers to tell building bosses that the reason their unit broke down was because it was American and not Japanese.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Blerk

    I was reading an interview the other day (with someone who I can’t recall, does anyone else remember reading it?) which suggested that one of the main problems with Western games in Japan isn’t that the players don’t like them but that retail doesn’t like stocking them for some reason. Many Japanese gamers just don’t know that the games exist because they have no way of being exposed to them.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. The Hindle

    Hmm good point Blerk its a mystery really is. Trivia for you now lol the last western game to break past 1m copies in Japan was Crash Banidcoot 3 warped thats insane lol

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Blerk

    Good grief, surely not? :-|

    #14 5 years ago
  15. sennasnit

    Sorry JC, I’m a pedantic twat.
    Or should that be pedant twat.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Bulk Slash

    As I understand it the Japanese aren’t against buying Western products, the iPod is the #1 MP3 player and Coke is the #1 soft drink. I don’t know what the problem is exactly, perhaps they still don’t see the Xbox brand as the one that has the type of games they want?

    If Microsoft get an early lead in the next generation again and don’t fuck it up with faulty consoles, fallow years (like 2009) and no slimmed down hardware, we could end up with the West almost exclusively on Xbox and Japan on Playstation. The big Japanese developers would then have to make a choice between the home market and the Western one…

    #16 5 years ago

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