Fueled by software appealing to the Japanese public, Sony systems were able to maintain good sales this week, with an exception being the PSPgo. Lacking physical media in a land that demands it, the download-only game system saw its sales drop to double digits for the first time I remember ever seeing a system’s sales get that low, except if we’re talking about the Virtual Boy… in Ethiopia… in 2009. It shifted just 65 units. I’m no math whiz, but even I can tell you that’s less than 10 per day of the week.
The full list, as released by Media Create, goes like this:
DSi LL: 5,176
Xbox 360: 2,186
DS Lite: 158
The 3DS continues to suffer from its well-documented lack of appealing software. Presumably, the best is yet to come for the young system, though. I mean hey, even the glorious PlayStation 3 had only a so-so launch lineup and in the gaming world at large, the machine was the butt of a lot of jokes for a couple of years after it hit the market. Any system can rebound, so Nintendo’s fight in the new round of handheld wars is far from over.