PS3 and PSP Decimate Competition In Japan
It’s no surprise that Sony’s line of consoles, both sit-down and portable, have been doing well, especially against its Western competition, the Xbox 360, over in Japan. However, as of late, not only has Sony’s gaming division essentially crushed Microsoft in the land of the rising sun, but it looks as though their hot on the heels of Nintendo as well, outselling the Wii and nearly taking out the DS trio.
Here are your Japanese hardware sales, April 19th-25th:
1st. PSP: 28,758 units sold
2nd. PS3: 25,629 units sold
3rd. Wii: 23,691 units sold
4th. DSi XL: 16,676 units sold
5th. DSi: 10,640 units sold
6th. DS Lite: 2,789 units sold
7th. Xbox 360: 2,214 units sold
8th. PSPGo: 1,544 units sold
9th. PS2: 1,490 units sold
PSPGo sales are still quite disheartening, as it seems that consumers around the world just don’t seem to be embracing the handheld like its older brother, the PSP-3000. Looks like gamers really do prefer options with their handheld. On the upside, these numbers also shows just how well Sony is doing overall when you consider the fact that the PS2, a console that is over 10 years old, is still managing to move several thousand units each week, over half the units of its next-gen competitor, how’s that for longevity?