PS3 Tops Japanese Home Console Sales
Sony’s PS3 has continued its impressive sales run in Japan, shifting 20,362 units during the week ended April 5 to chart as the bestselling home console.
Wii sales totalled 15,525 units, around double those of Xbox 360, which jumped back ahead of PS2 in the weekly rankings.
Handheld platforms DSi and PSP were the top selling hardware, the former winning out by around 5,500 sales. DS Lite moved close to 9,000 units too.
PS3’s relatively strong start in April builds on a period of sustained sales momentum. According to research group Enterbrain the system was Japan’s number one home console in the five weeks to March 29, moving 146,948 units, compared to 99,335 Wii sales during the same period.
Here’s the full weekly sales rundown, courtesy of Media Create.
DSi – 53,680
PSP – 48,118
PS3 – 20,362
Wii – 15,525
DS Lite – 8,729
Xbox 360 – 7,812
PS2 – 5,394
2009 Japanese sales history.