Japan Hardware Sales: PSP Tops Wii, DS
For quite some time - ever since the Nintendo Wii launched, in fact - the PSP has labored behind both the Wii and the DS in Japan. In fact, there was a time when the DS was outselling the PSP by a ridiculous 4:1 ratio; that was during the dark times for the PS3 and PSP in early 2007. Oh, but how things have changed.
According to the latest hardware charts, the PSP has finally topped the Wii in sales during the week ending March 16. Here's how the numbers play out, and as you can see, Sony's handheld is flying high at the top of the list...a list that even includes the previous reigning king, the DS.
- PSP - 57,651
- Wii - 55,845
- DS - 53,266
- PS3 - 14,934
- PS2 - 9,930
- Xbox 360 - 1,744
It was close, but it happened. The PS3 continues to lag behind Nintendo's products by a large margin, but at the very least, it's also outselling its predecessor on a consistent basis. The Xbox 360 remains mired in last, and there just doesn't seem to be any way out of the basement. But the story of the week is definitely the PSP: Winner winner, chicken dinner.
3/25/2008 Ben Dutka