PSP Hardware Charts in Japan… Wait isn’t that supposed to be DS?


It is true! The PSP has bested the Wii and DS. In a three-way battle for supremacy over in Japan, about a million miles away, the PSP has emerged the victor. For now at least. Media Create’s sales charts, that cover March 10, 2008 to March 16, 2008, leaves the PSP at 57,651 units. Beating the Wii sales which are at 55,845 units and the DS Lite’s at 55,266 units. Hit the jump for more.

Other high rollers trailed a little far behind with the PlayStation 3 hitting 14,934 units, losing some ground due to Yakuza 3’s release the week before. PlayStation 2 squeezed in 9,930 units and Xbox 360 selling barley 1,744 units.

Even though the PSP topped in hardware sales, the DS still boasts the best selling game of the week. DS Bimoji Training, a calligraphy based game that includes a large stylus pen, coming in at first with 65,689 units. Thus knocking Yakuza 3 into second with 45,776 units sold.

The rest of the top ten was mostly older titles. Wii Fit came in at third with 44,500 units, followed by Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo, Wii, 40,984 units) and Gundam Musou Special (Bandai Namco Games, PS2, 24,628). Two new titles followed: Shugo Kyara (Konami, DS, 20,383) and Daito Giken Koushiki Pachislot Simulator Shin Yoshimune (Daito, PS2, 18,198). Closing off the chart were Wii Sports (Nintendo, Wii, 16,921), Harvest Moon Kira Kira Taiyou to Nakamatachi (Marvelous Entertainment, DS, 11,494), and Wii Play (Nintendo Wii, 11,060). What if the DS had been the hardware winner of this week? Well, then that would have given Nintendo a little bit of a casual shock.

David Jeffers is a former writer for WhatIfGaming and one of the most prominent writers you will find out there. He loves anime, and everything video games and loves chances to discover new and interesting worlds in the interactivity from the games we play today, given that the game does a good job of doing that of course.

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