Japanese hardware charts – PSP catching up with DS for the year

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 30 October 2010 19:43 GMT

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Media Create has released the Japanese hardware results for the week ending October 24, and it finds PSP topping the charts with over 32K units moved.

Sony’s handheld was number on last week as well when looking at separate SKUs, but when you combine the different offerings, PSP go’s meager sales didn’t help Sony push for the win, as Nintendo’s DS brand was the clear winner by a mile. In fact, the 10 year old PS2 beat out PSP go in sales by 298 units.

Still, that said, PSP is only trailing DS by 894 units this week, and by 319,173 for the year compared to last week’s 372,279 unit margin.

DS sales for the year are inching ever closer to the coveted 2 million mark, as combined sales this week pushed the yearly number to 1,951,857.  The extra-large version of DSi only sold 1,116 more units than it’s thinner cousin, and DS Lite proved it still has some fans left out there, as it moved 3,887 units.

Xbox 360 sales dropped for the week by 584 units compared to a week ago.

Previous week’s figures can be found here.

Japanese hardware, January 4-October 24, 2010 (combined SKUs):

  1. DS – 1,951,857
  2. PSP – 1,632,684
  3. PS3 – 1,119,323
  4. Wii – 1,084,743
  5. Xbox 360 – 169,644
  6. PS2 – 66,758

Japanese hardware, October 18 – 24 (combined SKUs):

  1. DS –  34,409
  2. PSP – 33,515
  3. PS3 – 20,128
  4. Wii – 11,971
  5. Xbox 360 – 2,162
  6. PS2 – 1,222

Japanese hardware, October 18 – 24 (separate SKUs):

  1. PSP – 32,591
  2. PS3 – 20,128
  3. DSi LL – 15,819
  4. DSi – 14,703
  5. Wii – 11,971
  6. DS Lite – 3,887
  7. X360 – 2,162
  8. PS2 – 1,222
  9. PSP go – 924

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