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3DS Leads Weekly Japanese Hardware Sales As PSP Closes The Gap
3DS Leads Weekly Japanese Hardware Sales As PSP Closes The Gap
April 1, 2011 | By Tom Curtis

April 1, 2011 | By Tom Curtis
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The Nintendo 3DS led the Japanese hardware charts this week, while the PSP nearly caught up with the recently-released handheld in terms of sales on a weekly basis, reports tracking firm Media Create.

For the week ended March 27, the Nintendo 3DS sold 50,710 units, approximately 250 units more than the standard PSP hardware.

With the sales of the standard hardware and the PSP Go combined, Sony's handheld platform overtook the 3DS on the combined hardware sales chart.

PSP sales more than doubled this week, correlating with the release of Square Enix's Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection, which led the Japanese software sales charts.

With the exception of the 3DS, all platforms saw an increase in sales from last week, causing some slight shuffling in the overall rankings.

Below are the full sales rankings from Media Create for the week ended March 27, 2011. (The second chart lumps together sales of all models in a given line of hardware.)

LWTWPlatformWeekly SalesLast Week
113DS50,71061,394
32PSP50,47923,511
23PS328,97326,623
44Wii11,8089,724
55DSi LL9,7607,452
66DSi8,6046,513
87Xbox 3601,9631,619
78PS21,8621,638
109DS Lite730625
910PSP go616600


LWTWPlatformWeekly SalesLast Week
31PSP51,09523,511
123DS50,71061,394
23PS328,97326,623
44DS19,09414,590
55Wii11,8089,724
76Xbox 3601,9631,619
67PS21,8621,638


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Joe McGinn
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Weekly sales reports of hardware in Japan is the most useless piece of data on existence on the Earth. Japanese hardware market is almost 100% software/hit driven. It's a reflection of what popular game was released in that week, nothing more nothing less (well maybe less).


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