Sales of the new DSi LL dropped off this week in Japan, but the console still sold enough to keep it at the top of the hardware sales chart for a second week.
Online PR News – 08-December-2009 – – Sales of the new DSi LL dropped off this week in Japan, but the console still sold enough to keep it at the top of the hardware sales chart for a second week.
In total, 67,243 units were sold, down from 100,553 during its launch week. Wii sales rose to 46,673, which was just enough to knock the PlayStation 3, with 46,558 sales, into third position.
Performances of PSPgo and Xbox 360 remained poor, standing at 3809 and 3685 sales respectively.
Japan's software chart saw new entry Professor Layton and the Flute of Malevolent Destiny take the top spot from last week's number one Pokemon Heart Gold / Soul Silver. The DS title sold over 300,000 copies in its first week.
The only other new entry to the top ten was Momotaro Railway for Wii, which entered at number five.
Despite similar sales to the previous week, Pokemon sank to number three. Wii Sports Resort re-entered the top ten from 13 to nine.
Sony's PlayStation 3, on the other hand, continues to move at a good clip, with hardware sales way up from the week prior. It managed to be outsold by the Wii this week, but by a mere 115 units. Media Create's numbers are after this.
The full Media Create Japanese hardware and software charts are as follows:
01 DSi LL - 67,243
02 Nintendo Wii - 46,673
03 PlayStation 3 - 46,558
04 PlayStation Portable - 38,839
05 DSi - 37,021
06 DS Lite - 7268
07 PSPgo - 3809
08 Xbox 360 - 3685
09 PlayStation 2 - 2057
- 01 Professor Layton and the Flute of Malevolent Destiny (DS)
- 02 Friend Collection (DS)
- 03 Pokemon Heart Gold / Soul Silver (DS)
- 04 Wii Fit Plus (Wii)
- 05 Momotaro Railway 2010: Sengoku Ishin no Hero Daishuugou! no Maki (Wii)
- 06 Inazuma Eleven 2: Threat of the Invaders - Fire (DS)
- 07 World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 (PS3)
- 08 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (DS)
- 09 Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
- 10 Taiko Drum Master Wii: Dodon to 2 Yome! (Wii)