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PSP Continues to Outsell By Landslide in Japan

  So last week we reported that, according to Famitsu's tracking, the PlayStation Portable sold 139k units. The doubled surge in sales is primarily due to the release of Capcom's Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, which also sold close to 900,000 copies within its first week.

   Naturally, what often happens after a huge spike is a sharp and then gradual decrease to normality. Well, instead of a sharp decrease, the PSP still managed to move another 113k handhelds the following week, according to Famitsu. What's even crazier is that Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G managed to sell an astonishing 553k more copies! With 1.4M sold, the game is well on its way to becoming the best and fastest selling PSP game available.

   The numbers below illustrate rounded up figures of each console's sales performance last week in Japan. We'll keep you posted with Media Create numbers, which tend to be a bit more accurate than Famitsu's.

   Sony PSP - 113000

   Nintendo DS - 52000

   Nintendo Wii - 46000

   Sony PS3 - 11000

   Sony PS2 - 10000

   Xbox 360 - 2300

   Shame about the PlayStation 3's sales in Japan. But with a severe lack of software, expect this trend to continue. The next huge releases for the PlayStation 3 are Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit and, of course, Metal Gear Solid 4. But both aren't scheduled until June, and that's a lengthy two months from now.

4/9/2008 Arnold Katayev

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