Japan's Console War Wrap-Up, Now With Less PSPgo

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The original PlayStation Portable continues its reign as Japan's bestselling platform, with the PlayStation 3 and Wii continuing their close battle for second place. How'd every other platform fare?


The Nintendo DS may not show as well in the weekly contest for install base, but combining all three variations puts Nintendo's handheld platform on top. Sitting at the very bottom was the poor PSPgo, selling less than it did last week when it dipped below the 1,000 mark for the first time.

For the console war tally, courtesy of sales tracker Media Create, check out this fabulous unordered list.

  • PSP - 22,462
  • PlayStation 3 - 19,075
  • Wii - 18,465
  • Nintendo DSi LL - 14,108
  • Nintendo DSi - 9,356
  • Xbox 360 - 4,656
  • Nintendo DS Lite - 2,681
  • PlayStation 2 - 1,175
  • PSPgo - 851



I picked up a PSP Go for the first time (I've been thinking about buying one for a while), and the joy stick seemed to be incredibly awkward to get to. I love the size, but I don't think I can get over that. Looks like I'm waiting to a better iteration of it, or just the PSP 2.

The PSP is currently my favourite gaming platform. I'm currently playing Tekken and Lunar on it, as well as a few old PSone games. There's the Persona games I still want to play, as well as 30 second hero or whatever it's called.

I'm not sure if it's only in my head, or because of their new advertising campaign, but the Xbox360 seems less in the fringe these days in Japan. I see bigger displays in stores, and more (Japanese) people I know actually own them. It's interesting. Looks like on their 3rd console in Japan, they will almost make money on it!