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Japanese hardware charts Nov. 22-28: PS3 sales double thanks to GT5 bundle

Wednesday, 1st December 2010 16:44 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Sony received a boost in PS3 sales for the week of November 22-28 in Japan, thanks in part to Gran Turismo 5 being bundled with a shiny blue version of the console.

While the racer was also offered as a stand-alone item, Media Create has listed the bundled version in with the overall sales of the title, which hit over 430K units. Last week, PS3 moved 29,058 units, and during GT5 week it moved 68,840 units total.

Despite the gain in console sales for Sony, its handheld division was once again the clear winner for the week with 77,364 combined units moving through retail – but that’s still a drop of over 21,053 unit sales over last week. PS2 even saw a gain in unit sales over the week prior, and moved an additional 77 units.

Will sales were up considerably over the previous week, which more than likely had everything to do with the debut of Mario Sports Mix and the continued success of the Super Mario Collection Special Pack. Each title moved 84,983 and 47,487 units, respectively.

Xbox 360 sales may have tripled with the release of Kinect during the previous reporting period, but sales fell by almost 3,000 units for the week to 4,329 units.

DS Lite sales continue to dissipate while the other offerings in the DS line continue to sell well each week. Combined SKUs for DS hit the 56,457 mark, with DSi LL leading the group. Lifetime to date, the current DS line-up is at 15,983,218 in Japan.

Japanese hardware, January 4- November 28, 2010 (combined SKUs):

  1. DS – 2,234,746
  2. PSP – 1,965,599
  3. PS3 – 1,312,315
  4. Wii – 1,216,754
  5. Xbox 360 – 191,621
  6. PS2 – 75,153

Japanese hardware, November 22-28  (combined SKUs):

  1. PSP – 77,364
  2. PS3 – 68,840
  3. DS – 56,457
  4. Wii – 27,851
  5. Xbox 360 – 4,329
  6. PS2 – 1,332

Japanese hardware, November 22-28 (separate SKUs):

    1. PSP – 75,689
    2. PS3 – 68,840
    3. Wii – 41,267
    4. DSi LL – 28,370
    5. DSi – 26,548
    6. Xbox 360 – 4,329
    7. PSP go – 1,675
    8. DS Lite – 1,539
    9. PS2 – 1,332

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        #1 4 years ago
      2. Erthazus

        @1 Kill it with fire, please.

        #2 4 years ago
      3. Razor

        Why didn’t Sony bring it to the UK?

        #3 4 years ago
      4. NiceFellow

        So GT5 a success looking pretty much confirmed. I now know I like the look of shiny blue PS3s and sadly it would appear the nail is already in the coffin regarding any hopes of Kinect doing wonders for 360 in Japan.

        #4 4 years ago
      5. Psychotext

        I still can’t believe they didn’t make a carbon fibre effect PS3. I’d have been all over it.

        #5 4 years ago
      6. SlayerGT

        @5 You just made my mouth water =D

        #6 4 years ago
      7. OrbitMonkey

        @2 then bury it & salt the earth.
        @3 because its dog ugly.
        @5 now that sounds niiiice :D

        #7 4 years ago