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Big Final Fantasy XIII Sales Mean Big PS3 Sales In Japan

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When you're selling over 1.5 million copies of Final Fantasy XIII to the Japanese game buying public, you're gonna sell some PlayStation 3s to go along with it. How many? More than triple what Sony sold the week before.


That big red slice in the Japanese hardware pie represents the 237,000-plus PS3s snapped up by gamers hungry for some Final Fantasy. And that similarly impressive slice of blue? That's the Wii, which managed to move over 190,000 units last week, according to Media Create.

Those big Wii sales—combined with similarly solid DS sales—gives Nintendo the dominant share of the pie this week, somewhat unexpected given Sony's install base spike with the PS3. Full numbers for all nine systems are after this.

  • PlayStation 3 - 237,086
  • Wii - 191,915
  • Nintendo DSi - 95,227
  • PSP - 79,194
  • Nintendo DSi LL - 75,241
  • Nintendo DS Lite - 12,879
  • Xbox 360 - 8,965
  • PSPgo - 3,260
  • PlayStation 2 - 2,982

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I was expecting the PS3 to move 300,000. Eh, didn't reach it but maybe it will continue to next week. What was unexpected was the Wii sales. What came out to boost it to near 200,000 units? Or is this just normal sales + christmas gifts?