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Another week in Japan: Hardware and software numbers 12/10-12/16

Be careful with that DS of yours. It may be small and look all cute with its two screens, but that thing is a monster. How else could a system manage an 89,000 boost in hardware sales from last week's already ridiculously high numbers? The DS just continues to blow everything else away, selling 91,000 units more than the competing PSP (which also had a good week in Japan).

As for software sales, however, only three of the system's biggest contenders (Mario Party DS, Professor Layton II, and Dragon Quest IV) managed to make it into the top ten. Not only did these three games do well for the week, but their total sales are pretty outstanding. We wouldn't be surprised to see all of them reach the million mark at some point.

Check after the break to see Japan's hardware and software numbers for the week of 12/10-12/16.

  • DS: 249,000
  • Wii:168,000
  • PSP: 158,000
  • PS3: 53,000
  • PS2: 21,000
  • Xbox 360: 8,700
  1. Mario Party DS (DS) ---160,000 (763,000)
  2. Wii Fit (Wii) --- 120,000 (527,000)
  3. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (PS3) --- 108,000
  4. Dragon Quest IV (DS) --- 78,000 (854,000)
  5. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (DS) --- 73,000 (482,000)
  6. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) --- 71,000 (571,000)
  7. Wii Sports (Wii) --- 68,000 (2.26 million)
  8. Wii Play (Wii) --- 67,000 (1.81 million)
  9. Mario & Sonic at Beijing Olympics (Wii) --- 58,000 (207,000)
  10. Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon (Wii) --- 44,000
Do you notice anything missing? Like, oh, say, Tales of Innocence, which debuted last week at number two with 108,000 copies sold? As it turns out, the game took a big drop, selling only 28,000. Oh Tales, we hardly knew ye.

[Via NeoGAF]

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12-19-2007 @ 5:43PM

Jacob said...

I think its also worth mentioning that the PSP had a new color release to aid its sales as well. So the DS really did have an excellent week to stave off competition. Nintendo software's rocking the house too.

Shame about Tales of Innocence though, looked quite good.


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