This week's Japanese hardware contest wasn't a proud one, with total hardware unit sales just barely cracking the 100,000 mark. Not good. But it was a winning week for the Nintendo DSi and Wii.
Those two consoles won out against their PlayStation competition, holding on to first and third spots in the Media Create weekly hardware sales chart. Sales of the PSP and PlayStation 3 have cooled in Japan over the past few weeks, as the software lineups for each platform start to wind down from a big blockbuster Spring.
Sales of those platforms were off from the same point last year, when the PSP was still riding high on Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G sales and Mario Kart Wii was helping Nintendo hardware move three times its current rate of sales.
One platform that could use another hit is the Xbox 360, which languishes in last place again this week with some of the lowest sales the platform has seen in months.
- Nintendo DSi - 34,152
- PSP - 28,683
- Wii - 15,116
- PlayStation 3 - 11,605
- Nintendo DS Lite - 4,888
- PlayStation 2 - 4,020
- Xbox 360 - 3,233