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Japanese hardware charts, Nov. 15-21: Xbox 360 sales triple thanks to Kinect launch

Wednesday, 24th November 2010 23:11 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Media Create has released its sales chart for the week of November 15-21, and it finds Xbox 360 tripling in sales over last week’s  2,686 units to over 7,000 units moved, likely thanks to Kinect’s release in the country last Saturday.

However, Kinect was only out for two days during the reporting period, so PSP still took the top spot as it’s grown accustomed to.  Last week the handheld moved over 40K units, this week it moved a whopping 96,601.

PS3 sales were up over the previous week, and even PS2 managed to move 22 units for the week.

Combined SKUs for DS hit the 44,290 mark, with DSi LL leading the group. Lifetime to date, the current DS line-up is at 15,9267,761 in Japan.

Wii fared poorly this week compared the Mario anniversary high it had been riding, and sold 11,457 units less than the week prior.

Japanese hardware, January 4- November 21, 2010 (combined SKUs):

  1. DS – 2,178,289
  2. PSP – 1,888,235
  3. PS3 – 1,243,475
  4. Wii – 1,188,903
  5. Xbox 360 – 187,292
  6. PS2 – 73,821

Japanese hardware, November 15-21  (combined SKUs):

  1. PSP – 98,417
  2. DS – 44,290
  3. PS3 – 29,058
  4. Wii – 27,851
  5. Xbox 360 – 7,083
  6. PS2 – 1,255

Japanese hardware, November 15-21 (separate SKUs):

  1. PSP – 96,601
  2. PS3 – 29,058
  3. Wii – 27,851
  4. DSi LL – 21,836
  5. DSi -  20,550
  6. Xbox 360 -  7,083
  7. DS Lite – 1,904
  8. PSP go – 1,816
  9. PS2 – 1,255

Last week’s figures can be found here.

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11 Comments

  1. lexph3re

    Wow, when I hear. 3x I thought 20k 30k but 7k. Wow, what a. Ass whoopin ms is. Taking over there.smh

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Kuwabara

    lol

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    But they outsold DS Lite, PSP Go and PS2 combined……..

    Microsoft announce that Final Fantasy 7 REMAKE is coming for the Xbox 360 exclusively XD and you will be fine.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. cookiejar

    I saw the title and thought, oh wow, They’ve sold 9 :D

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Joe Anderson

    Me too, I was thinking big sales hehe.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Kinect sales over there have reportedly been pretty poor, so I wouldn’t expect hardware sales to go much higher than this next week.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Gadzooks!

    No big surprises here. Japan will not embrace an American console when there are home-grown alternatives, its just as simple as that.

    It will be interesting to see if the tripled sales continue for more than a week. I suspect they will not.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. pukem0n

    since nobody of us is living there, who cares?…

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Gekidami

    Wait, you know where everyone who visits this site lives?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. OlderGamer

    @7 exactly.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Gadzooks!

    @8

    I dont live there but I care.

    I like a great many Japanese games, and although Japan is currently in a fairly major funk they still bring the occasional gem out. Life would be a little less interesting without the likes of Katamari, EDF or Final Fantasy, IMO.

    As 360 is where I do 99% of my gaming I have an interest in whether Japan will produce games for my preferred console. I dont care about which console sells more, as long as sales are strong enough to support diverse markets.

    #11 4 years ago

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