Week-on-week sales of PSP hardware rose 200 percent in Japan following a price cut on PSP-3000 hardware, as Nintendo's Wii Fit Plus
led software sales, Media Create
reported this week.
Sales of PSP were 51,215 for the week ended October 4, up nearly 200 percent from the previous week's
Despite the surge in PSP sales, Nintendo's DSi still managed to top the hardware charts with 53,293 units sold. After enjoying a massive initial sales boost on the cheaper, slimmed down PlayStation 3 in Japan, Sony's flagship home console saw sales ring in at 37,538 units, down slightly from last week.
Riding the wave of PSP hardware sales was the long-awaited Gran Turismo
for PSP, which came in fourth on the charts this week with 134,000 sold.
Sony launched the disc drive-less PSP Go in North America and Europe earlier this month. The company said PSP Go's launch and a PSP-3000 price drop boosted its portable platform 120 percent week over week in the UK -- "in line with expectations," according to the company.
Sony Computer Entertainment America said this week that U.S. PSP platform sales rose 300 percent since the PSP-3000's price drop.
The Nintendo Wii also saw sales climb 200 percent week-on-week to 35,392 following a 20 percent price drop to ¥20,000 on October 1. Nintendo's Wii Fit Plus
led software sales in Japan this week by a wide margin, as the game sold 340,000 units. The next-best-selling game for the week was Level 5's DS RPG Inazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no Shinryakusha
Halo 3: ODST
fell out of the top ten from last week, when it sold 30,000 units on its debut in Japan. This week, Microsoft and Bungie's FPS sold 7,000 units to come in at 29th, down 20 places from last week.
Below are Media Create's hardware and software sales charts for the week ended October 4:
DS Lite: 10,661
Xbox 360: 4,244
|LW ||TW ||Title ||Publisher ||Platform ||Weekly Sales |
|NEW ||1 ||Wii Fit Plus ||Nintendo ||Wii ||340,000 |
|NEW ||2 ||Inazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no Shinryakusha (Fire/Blizzard) ||Level 5 ||DS ||281,000 |
|2 ||3 ||Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver ||Pokemon Co. ||DS ||267,000 |
|NEW ||4 ||Gran Turismo PSP ||Sony ||PSP ||134,000 |
|NEW ||5 ||Macross Ultimate Frontier ||Bandai Namco ||PSP ||81,000 |
|1 ||6 ||Tomodachi Collection ||Nintendo ||DS ||68,000 |
|NEW ||7 ||Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 ||Tecmo ||PS3 ||42,000 |
|6 ||8 ||Wii Sports Resort ||Nintendo ||Wii ||27,000 |
|NEW ||9 ||Dynasty Warriors: Multi Raid Special ||Koei ||PS3 ||27,000 |
|4 ||10 ||Tales of Vesperia ||Bandai Namco ||PS3 ||27,000 |