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Japanese hardware sales, Oct. 9-15: The gap closes

Japanese hardware sales, Oct. 9-15: The gap closesIf there's one thing I can say about the PSP's sales, is they've been holding steady at right around 20,000-25,000 each week for a good while now.

However, the DS Lite couldn't maintain its massive sales numbers it accumulated a few weeks ago when it sold nearly 275,000 units, which had more to do with Pokemon than anything else.

- DS Lite: 104,487 19,650 (15.83%)
- PS2: 24,727 3,537 (12.51%)
- PSP: 21,603 553 (2.63%)
- GBA SP: 2,299767 (50.07%)
- Xbox 360: 1,743 358 (17.04%)
- Game Boy Micro: 1,714 441 (34.64%)
- Gamecube: 653 165 (33.81%)
- DS Phat: 273 13 (5.00%)
- GBA: 37 25 (208.33%)
- Xbox: 3 5 (62.5%)

The PSP doesn't have too many more releases this month with only Shinobido, Hot Shots Golf for GPS, Lost Regnum and Heaven's Will. It will be interesting to see if any of those games, especially Hot Shots, helps raise PSP sales the next couple weeks.

[Source: Media Create]

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1. The hardware sales just aren't the issue, anymore. We've seen that the number of PSP units out there is sufficient (even in Japan) to top sales charts, as with Gundam, if only briefly.

The problem as I see it? That 'other' figure that shows the DS game sales making up 60% of the overall market, with the PSP trailing in a distant second place at 17%.

I guess being second in front of the PS2 and other platforms isn't the worst possible thing, but it'd be nice to see some 'killer' sales for PSP titles.

Posted at 12:19PM on Oct 21st 2006 by pixelator

2. "but it'd be nice to see some 'killer' sales for PSP titles."

Yes, it would, but it won't happen with devhook around.

Posted at 7:35PM on Oct 21st 2006 by Zetsurin

3. with the flux in the DS sales i wonder what really drives it to sell 5-7:1 over the psp. is it fadish? are people buying because all their friends have hit or because they really have an eye for good games? imo, the pokemon jump drives me not to believe the latter.

Posted at 5:51PM on Oct 22nd 2006 by alienclay

4. Why is it always the Japanese sales, how are they selling in the US?

Posted at 11:15AM on Oct 23rd 2006 by Thomaswit

5. "Why is it always the Japanese sales, how are they selling in the US?"

This is the salesnumbers for september in the U.S.


TOP SELLING HARDWARE (units sold)

NDS - 403,435
PS2 - 306,517
360 - 259,458
GBA - 177,145
PSP - 153,353
NGC - 42,286
XBX - 6,495

TOP SELLING SOFTWARE (units sold)

PS2 - Madden NFL 07 ~ 507,000
360 - Saints Row ~ 455,000
PS2 - Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy ~ 349,000
NDS - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team ~ 285,000
GBA - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team ~ 219,000
360 - Madden NFL 07 ~ 218,000
GCN - Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy ~ 170,000
XBX - Madden NFL 07 ~ 166,000
NDS - Star Fox Command ~ 137,000
NDS - New Super Mario Bros. ~ 134,000

Posted at 12:31PM on Oct 23rd 2006 by Kaiser Soze

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