Japan: PSP reclaims lead over DS
- Posted February 29th, 2008 at 08:06 EDT by Michael Harradence
After trading places last week, Sony’s PlayStation Portable has once again managed to edge past the DS in Japan, according to the latest sales figures from Media Create.
Sales of all hardware platforms in the region were down from the previous week, though handheld machines continue to outstrip sales of home consoles by a comfortable margin (minus the Wii, which once again claimed the top spot with over 60,000 units sold.)
The PSP sold through 53,373 units; with the DS pushing 50,151 units of hardware for the week ended February 24.
Meanwhile, Sony’s PlayStation 3 continued to outsell its predecessor, with 14,060 machines sold, compared to the PlayStation 2’s 9,634. Sales of both consoles were once again ahead of Microsoft’s Xbox 360, which managed only 2,001 units during the same period.