PSP continues dominance in Japan

Sony’s PlayStation Portable has continued to maintain its lead in the Japanese hardware battle for another week running, according to the latest data from Media Create.

The handheld console sold 85,271 units for the week ended April 14, outselling its nearest rival, the Nintendo DS, which shifted just north of 47,000 units during the same period.

Meanwhile, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 sales were down from the previous week, selling 8,232 and 6,834 units each, respectively, though both once again surpassed Microsoft’s Xbox 360, which managed only 1,147 units.

For a full round up of the Japanese hardware charts, see below.

PSP – 85,721
Nintendo DS – 47,158
Nintendo Wii – 46,296
PlayStation 3 – 8,232
PlayStation 2 – 6,834
Xbox 360 – 1,147