PSP sales skyrocket in Japan

Weekly PlayStation Portable sales in Japan have now surpassed those of the Nintendo DS, with Sony’s handheld nearly topping the 100,000 sales mark for the week ended September 16.

PSP sales rose by around 80,000 from that of the previous week, selling a total of 95,487 units. In contrast, Nintendo DS sold 79,974 units, with the Wii coming a distant third with 26,181 consoles sold.

The sales boost is largely attributed to the release of the highly anticipated Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, which sold almost 500,000 copies in its first week on sale, topping the charts in the process.

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