PSPgo Gives PlayStation A Big Slice Of Japanese Hardware Pie

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The Japanese release of Sony's PSPgo may have been low-key in terms of numbers, but we're only getting a look at one day of sales of the platform. It was enough to give Sony the upper hardware hand this week.

Media Create's tally of PSPgo sales in Japan was 29,109—about what we were expecting—good enough for a fourth place showing. Enough to just barely outsell the Wii this past week but a contribution that puts the PlayStation family in charge of more than half of the week's total hardware sales. And look! It's brought a little purple to the pie chart. Welcome, purple.


PlayStation 3 sales were up considerably from the week prior, probably thanks to the release of Bayonetta in Japan, with the Wii and Xbox 360 seeing smaller percentage gains. Numbers in list form, right after this.

The bestselling console hardware in Japan for the week of October 26 to November 1 is....

  • Nintendo DSi - 37,517
  • PlayStation 3 - 36,061
  • PSP - 34,911
  • PSP go - 29,109
  • Wii - 28,888
  • Nintendo DS Lite - 6,902
  • Xbox 360 - 6,047
  • PlayStation 2 - 1,966

Numbers courtesy of Media Create.

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PS3 has been king of the console hill in Japan for 2 straight months.

Having a price drop and games does wonders for a platform.