Japanese hardware charts – PSP rules with iron fist

Friday, 30th July 2010 12:13 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Sony’s little dude’s back in charge in Japan.

PSP has taken top spot in this week’s hardware charts in Japan, outselling DSi LL with 28k to its 24k.

Wii came third with 21k, followed by PS3′s 19k.

PSP go’s the one hauling the load this week, coming in with sales of under 1k.

Full list is below. Last week’s data is here and in parentheses below.

Weekly Japanese hardware sales, week ending July 25:

  1. PSP – 28,747 (26,786)
  2. DSi LL – 24,189 (25,884)
  3. Wii – 21,092 (22,239)
  4. PS3 – 19,420 (19,473)
  5. DSi – 18,202 (16,318)
  6. Xbox 360 – 6,056 (5,936)
  7. DS Lite – 5,059 (4,895)
  8. PS2 – 1,475 (1,507)
  9. PSP go – 831 (1,155)

Year-to-date Japanese hardware sales:

  1. DS – 1,326,136
  2. PSP – 1,184,652
  3. Wii – 886,880
  4. PS3 – 813,563
  5. Xbox 360 – 123,649
  6. PS2 – 49,912

Click the image below for a graph of Japanese hardware sales so far this year:




  1. Superet

    That woman could sell anything.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. StolenGlory

    Because boring, cookie-cutter headlines ALWAYS look better with a cute Japanese chick in the picture :)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    @2 – You’ve worked it out! ;)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. chronoss2

    Isn’t it the DS which sold more ? I dont get it!!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    PSP is the single lead format. DS won if you add up all the SKUs. That’s how M-Create presents them. Look at the bottom of the page –

    #5 4 years ago
  6. cookiejar

    Yes, the DS combined with its 27,000 different SKU’s has sold more. I don’t know why they just don’t group them together. NPD does, right?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Hunam

    I… need… to… buy… a… psp…

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Patrick Garratt

    Hmm. I’ll have a think about it. But yeah, that makes sense.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. ARFarokhi

    Yes. The DS sold more. Are u happy now?!

    #9 4 years ago
  10. JonFE

    …not to mention that by combining different SKU’s together the PSPgo would not look like the complete and utter failure it really is…


    #10 4 years ago
  11. Patrick Garratt

    What happens to 3DS? Is that just “DS” as well?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. cookiejar

    At the end of the day, PSP Go is still a PSP. The DSi, DS Lite, DSiXL are all still the Nintendo DS. They play the same games I could of bought back in 2004 on the first one.

    By the logic of breaking them up, you could list PS3 Fat, PS3 Slim, 360 Pro, 360 Arcade, 360 S etc etc.

    It could go on and on. I reckon its just better to list them as one device.

    3DS though, would be a different system as it will play new games the DS can’t. I think. Im confused now.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. CptKurk

    In response to the phoars about the cute chick in the picture, might I add to those not in the know that it’s an ad for an adult entertainment site for PSPs.

    Not that roundabout naughtiness is in short supply on this website, but rather funny if indeed it was unintentional.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Patrick Garratt

    @13 – Ha! It was unintentional :D

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Nozz

    @13 ROFL thats hilarious

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Gadzooks!

    The 360 seems to have settled into a constant sales figure slightly higher than before the S launch. Average 6k compared to 3-4k before.

    It’s still not a great figure, but it’s progress.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. mashira

    I think you dont have to group the sales, but please refrain from phrases like the one above. The “normal” PSP sold more, fact, but the iron fist has yet to be seen.

    Otherwise split the PSP numbers in 1000/2000/3000/PSP stay ;)

    #17 4 years ago

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