PSP Puts Japan Hardware Sales Back In Black

The PlayStation Portable absolutely killed it in Japan last week, sales-wise, gobbling up a huge portion of the hardware sales market and giving Sony the dominant portion of the pie. Who's responsible?

The one-two punch of MonHun Nikki: Poka Poka Ailu Mura and Ace Combat: Joint Assault helped propel the PSP to sweet sales last week, according to sales tracker Media Create. Neither did much for the PSP's UMD-less sibling, which still languishes in last place.

For the bestselling hardware in Japan for the week of August 23 to 29, look at this bullet-pointed list.

  • PSP - 55,112
  • PlayStation 3 - 25,053
  • Nintendo DSi LL - 19,010
  • Nintendo DSi - 17,057
  • Wii - 15,989
  • Nintendo DS Lite - 3,925
  • Xbox 360 - 2,665
  • PlayStation 2 - 1,358
  • PSP go - 836