The weekly battle in Japan for hardware championship goes to Nintendo this week, with the Nintendo DSi outselling all competitors. Thanks the strong PSP software sales, however, it was a fairly close race.

The PSP was just a few thousand sales shy of returning to the top spot in Japan, making the portable war a continuing struggle for both parties overseas. The same was largely true for the home console challenge, with the PlayStation 3 outselling the Wii once again in Nintendo and Sony's home territory. Third place current-gen console, the Xbox 360, returns to its typically sluggish sales.

With a few interesting titles on the horizon‚ÄĒa new Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon and a Sengoku Basara spin-off for the DS and PSP respectively‚ÄĒthe battle promises to continue. For the bestselling hardware in Japan, from March 23rd to 29th, read on.

  • Nintendo DSi - 57,401
  • PSP - 54,148
  • PlayStation 3 - 22,825
  • Wii - 17,276
  • Nintendo DS Lite - 8,408
  • PlayStation 2 - 5,246
  • Xbox 360 - 4,849