Japanese hardware sales, Nov. 26th - Dec. 2nd
In the land of the rising sun, the PlayStation brand has seen much appreciation and success throughout the region. While that dominance has recently been overran by Nintendo hardware such as the DS and Wii, Sony hardware still continues to hold a firm grip on the market, giving Nintendo their much need competition all while trotting over the Xbox 360.
From November 26 through December 2, the hardware sales figures in Japan looks like thus:
1. Nintendo DS: 124,627
2. Nintendo Wii: 74,764
3. PlayStation Portable: 74,626
4. PlayStation 3: 37,092
5. PlayStation 2: 13,703
6. Xbox 360: 6632
Sony platforms occupy positions 3, 4 and 5 respectively, with the PSP leading the pack. The PS2 still holds strong among a market of higher end hardware while the PSP is expected to hit the 7 million units sold mark sometime next week. Interestingly, PS3’s recent lead over the Wii in weekly sales has for now, ceased. Meanwhile, sales of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 in the region remain sluggish, with just over 6,600 consoles sold.