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Japanese market drops by more than 20% simce 2007

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Famitsu figures quoted by MCV show that the Japanese games market has fallen by 21.6 percent in October compared to the same month in 2007.

Hardware sales dropped by 29.1 percent, and software by 14.9 percent.

PSP was the strongest performer, thanks to the release of the redesigned PSP 3000 on October 16, selling 267,000 units throughout October.

DS Lite, meanwhile, saw hardware sales fall in anticipation of the upcoming DSi.

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