Japan Hardware Sales: Feb.13-19
The calm before the DS Lite storm
Here are the Japan hardware sales for the week of February 13-19:
Nintendo DS: 52,099 (403,901)
Sony PSP: 27,430 (337,682)
Game Boy Advance SP: 5553 (57,890)
Game Boy Micro: 2941 (35,529)
Game Boy Advance: 105 (1584)
With the new DS Lite dropping in Japanese retailers in just two weeks time, it's quite interesting to note that sales of the regular DS system do not seem to have dampened at all. Meanwhile the PSP, now trailing behind in second, has little to look forward to in the coming weeks, for one has to wonder how much of an effect the new Lite system will have on the sales of Sony's portable.
Recent reports indicate that Sony may eventually counter with a "lite" system of its own. But when, at what price, and how different will the new revision be, are all currently unknown.
Sales of all other hardware are listed below.
PS2: 23,433 (241,273)
GC: 1814 (32,392)
Xbox 360: 1314 (23,971)
Xbox: 92 (762)