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PSP Sales Double On  Monster Hunter  Spinoff Release In Japan

PSP Sales Double On Monster Hunter Spinoff Release In Japan

September 3, 2010 | By Kris Graft

September 3, 2010 | By Kris Graft
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Sales of Sony's PSP doubled week-on-week in Japan on the release of the chart-topping Capcom PSP game Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Ailu Village, which also launched in a bundle.

For the week ended August 29, the PSP line -- including the PSP-3000 and PSP Go -- sold 55,948 units, up from the previous week's 28,185. This week, the PSP-3000 individual sold 55,112 units, while the disc drive-less PSP Go sold 836.

The jump in sales comes in the same week as the launch Capcom's PSP game Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Ailu Village, which sold 256,000 units in its debut. The game launched as a standalone software package and also in a new PSP bundle.

Total PSP hardware sales were enough to topple the Nintendo DS from the top spot. Sales of the DS line, including DSi LL, DSi and DS Lite, were 39,992 for the week, down from 45,221 the week prior. Separately, the DSi LL sold 19,010, the DSi sold 17,057 and the DS Lite sold 3,925.

Leading home console sales during the week was PlayStation 3, which sold 25,053, down from the prior week's 29,443 units.

Below are the full sales rankings from Media Create for the week ended August 29, 2010. (The second chart lumps together sales of all models in a given line of hardware.)

LW TW Platform Weekly Sales Last Week
1 1 PSP 55,112 29,443
2 2 PS3 25,053 27,554
3 3 DSi LL 19,010 21,179
4 4 DSi 17,057 20,030
5 5 Wii 15,989 18,145
6 6 DS Lite 3,925 4,012
7 7 Xbox 360 2,665 3,842
8 8 PS2 1,358 1,366
9 9 PSP Go 836 631





LW TW Platform Weekly Sales Last Week
3 1 PSP 55,948 28,185
1 2 DS 39,992 45,221
2 3 PS3 25,053 29,443
4 4 Wii 15,989 18,145
5 5 Xbox 360 2,665 3,842
6 6 PS2 1,358 1,366


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