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PS3 Tops Hardware Charts; PSP go Drops to Three Digits

The latest hardware stats from Media Create.

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Tournament.

Wii was the top console over Golden Week. One week later, and PS3 has reclaimed the title. But the news isn't all good for Sony, as PSP go reached new lows.

Hardware sales for the post Golden Week period covering May 10 through May 16 were low on the whole. PSP topped the charts with 24,475 units, down 10,000 from the week prior. PS3 also saw a drop off from last week, although not nearly as big as the Wii's 14,000 unit fall.

PSP go managed to fall to new lows. The system usually stays at around the 1,500 to 2,000 mark. This week, it fell to triple digits.

Strangely, the only system to not see a drop was the Xbox 360. Presumably still fueled by sales of the latest Value Pack which includes Bayonetta and Forza Motorsport 3 for free, the system remained level with last week.

Here's the full hardware chart for the week, with last week's figures in parentheses:

  • 1. PSP: 24,475 (35,233)
  • 3. PS3: 20,463 (26,185)
  • 2. Wii: 17,570 (31,399)
  • 4. DSi LL: 15,879 (26,733)
  • 5. DSi: 9,990 (15,739)
  • 6. Xbox 360: 4,370 (4,278)
  • 7. DS Lite: 2,695 (3,921)
  • 8. PS2: 1,293 (1,491)
  • 9. PSP go: 871 (1,464)

Hardware wasn't the only area of the industry slowing down. Total software sales fell to 58.87% of the week prior. You can see the weekly sales results at the site ranking page.

Media Create provided a few notable stats about the week's software sales.

The week's top seller, Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2, crossed the million mark this week. Reaching platinum three weeks after its release puts the game two weeks ahead of its predecessor's pace.

The two newcomers in this week's top 10, Haku Ouki Yugiroku and 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Tournament, had mixed performance.

Haku Ouki Yugiroku, a Shinsengumi-themed boys love sim for PSP from Idea Factory, sold 16,000 units or 78.16% of its stock. This is slightly ahead of the 13,000 unit first week debut of 2009's Haku Ouki Yugiroku Portable.

FIFA's PS3 version debuted in the top 10 at 10,000 units. Across all versions, including PS3, PSP, Wii and Xbox 360, the game sold 16,000 total units, about half of last year's FIFA 10 World Class Soccer.

Media Create speculates that the lack of interest in FIFA may be because there's little hype at present for the World Cup.

It's also worth noting that Konami released its unofficial World Cup edition of Winning Eleven this week, so some may have been waiting for that. Winning Eleven's sales will be reflected in the sales chart released next week.

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