Nintendo DSi Still The System To Beat In Japan

It was a down week for hardware sales in Japan, with the Wii the only platform to see an uptick in sales week-to-week. The recently launched Nintendo DSi still tops the charts and is in no danger of losing its position to any of its hardware competitors. It does about half of the total hardware sales for the week of… » 11/20/08 9:00pm 11/20/08 9:00pm

PSP Tops Hardware Sales Again, PS3 Sinks To New Low

Sales of the PSP-3000 model in Japan have cooled considerably since it launched in the region, but Sony's portable sells far more than enough to retain the top spot on the Media Create hardware charts. The PSP's hardware peers all took a hit this week; the Nintendo DS drops to third, with the Xbox 360 holding steady… » 10/30/08 9:30pm 10/30/08 9:30pm

Japanese Hardware Sales Slump Hits PS3 Hard

Man, things are tough all over. This week's Media Create sales charts show that Japanese gamers basically took the week off from buying hardware. It's possible they were simply concerned about the volatility of the global market, as the softer side of sales failed to blow our socks off, too. More surprising is the… » 10/16/08 10:40pm 10/16/08 10:40pm

Xbox 360 Still Loved, Purchased By Japan

For the third week in a row, Microsoft has outsold Sony again on its home turf, continuing to move Xbox 360s at a respectable clip. Nintendo remains undaunted in the console wars, as combined sales of both the 360 and PS3 are well below that of the Wii and account for about a third of Nintendo DS sales. In other… » 10/06/08 6:40pm 10/06/08 6:40pm

Nintendo DS Now On Sales Cruise Control In Japan

The Nintendo DS looks like its back on pace in Japan, outselling the PSP in the country for the fourth week in a row. With no major software releases for Sony's portable platform in the coming weeks, it appears it will stay that way for a while. Not much in the way of change for the week of August 25 to 31, as we… » 9/04/08 9:40pm 9/04/08 9:40pm