Avid readers of The Japanese Hardware Chart weekly updates won't be surprised—especially after reading about the PlayStation family's software dominance—that Sony hardware is selling better than the competition in Japan. No change this week.

Scratch that. There was a slight change. PSP sales jumped up, PlayStation 3 sales dropped down and the two platforms switched positions from the week prior.

With PSP games and PS3 games selling well, sometimes better than their Nintendo DS and Wii rivals, it's not much of a surprise to see Sony's current generation platforms reaping the benefits of a larger install base. With Final Fantasy XIII due to hit the PS3 in Japan in less than a month, expect those increases to continue.


This is Japan's bestselling hardware for the week of November 9 to 15, courtesy of Media Create.

  • PSP - 38,770
  • PlayStation 3 - 38,498
  • Nintendo DSi - 33,749
  • Wii - 26,764
  • PSP go - 6,427
  • Nintendo DS Lite - 5,036
  • Xbox 360 - 4,124
  • PlayStation 2 - 2,031