Japanese Console Sales Jump On Kingdom Hearts Release

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The release of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days and Gyakuten Kenji has done wonderful things for Nintendo DSi sales in Japan, almost doubling them week-to-week. In fact, improvements were almost across the board.

Thanks to a batch of brand new releases, tepid hardware sales overseas saw a little kick in the pants. It was the DSi that saw the biggest gain, but PSP, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sales were all up. Those platforms can mostly likely thank Yuusha 30, Shin Sangoku Musou 5 Empires and HAWX for that.


The DSi has the biggest slice of the pie, but to see how it all went down, read on.

  • Nintendo DSi - 65,537
  • PSP - 32,251
  • Wii - 17,810
  • PlayStation 3 - 12,427
  • Nintendo DS Lite - 7,519
  • Xbox 360 - 4,857
  • PlayStation 2 - 4,120

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Surely by now, every household in Japan is just crushed under a sea of Wiis.