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Thursday, October 2, 2008

PSP Leads Japanese Hardware In 2008

According to Gamasutra.com the PSP has been the best selling hardware platform in Japan for the first half of the fiscal year, from April to September, according to new sales data from Famitsu magazine publisher Enterbrain.

Sony PSP by the Numbers:

  • Hardware sales alone fell by 33.5 percent to ¥95.23 billion ($903.7m), with the PSP the biggest seller with a total of 1,583, 731 units and a lifetime figure of 10,157,757 in Japan. The Nintendo DS was just behind with 1,314,919 units sold during the six months and a lifetime figure of 23,484,680.
  • The Wii was the best-selling home console during the period, with sales of 1,105,174 units and a lifetime figure of 6,800,753. It handily beat the other platforms -- PlayStation 3 sold 352,457 in the last six months (lifetime: 2,361,949) and the Xbox 360 just 138,740 units (lifetime: 741,298).

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