Let's Just Call The Weekly Japanese Hardware Battle Even

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The battle for weekly console dominance in Japan, where Sony and Nintendo, not Microsoft, rule the roost, was a wash. Even Steven. Neck and neck. Dead heat. OK, Nintendo did have a little bit of a lead.

The battle of the Nintendo family versus the PlayStation family was pretty close though. 61,259 consoles and handhelds were sold on the Sony side, 61,946 consoles and handhelds on the Nintendo side. If only the PSPgo had sold double what it did this past week (a rather meager 700 units), we'd have a different outcome.

Let's do the hardware numbers (for the week of August 2 to 8, according to Media Create).

  • PSP - 30,397
  • PlayStation 3 - 28,630
  • Nintendo DSi LL - 21,018
  • Nintendo DSi - 18,318
  • Wii - 18,238
  • Xbox 360 - 5,639
  • Nintendo DS Lite - 4,372
  • PlayStation 2 - 1,524
  • PSPgo - 708

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Is there CFW for the PSPgo yet? I'd definitely get one if I was able to put my own ISOs on it.

I love the design of the Go, and I hated carrying around discs when I had my PSP1000. I also strongly prefer having a physical copy of my games. Thus, I'd buy my games at retail, throw 'em on my shelf, load up an ISO on my CFW Go and get the best of both worlds.

I'd probably even buy a used PSP-1000/2000/3000 to throw into storage in the event the Go ever runs into troubles.