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Wii and PS3 Neck and Neck in Hardware Sales

PSP continues to lead in hardware sales. Are consumers waiting for 3DS?

 
Konami's latest anime conversion, Fairy Tail Portable Guild.

With no new releases over the week, Media Create's hardware sales chart saw no position shifts. Wii did manage to close its gap with the PS3 to a negligible amount, though.

PSP was once again the top selling platform, this week beating out total sales of all three DS models. In the console race, PS3 narrowly beat out Wii. Xbox 360 continued to fall from its Bayonetta bundle highs over the past few weeks.

Here's the full hardware chart, covering May 31 through June 6. Last week's sales are in parentheses.

  • 1. PSP: 23,588 (25,054)
  • 2. PS3: 18,951 (20,987)
  • 3. Wii: 18,818 (20,476)
  • 4. DSi LL: 10,737 (16,267)
  • 5. DSi: 8,219 (10,324)
  • 6. Xbox 360: 3,258 (3,546)
  • 7. DS Lite: 1,743 (2,961)
  • 8. PS2: 1,316 (1,463)
  • 9. PSP go: 1,026 (1,232)

Software sales were shared earlier in the week. You can see the full top 30 every week at this site's top 30 rankings page.

The only game to debut outside of the top 30 was World Love Organization, 5pb.'s latest Xbox 360 love sim. It placed at 35.

In its software sales analysis for the week, Media Create noted that Fairy Tail Portable Guild, which placed second in the software chart with sales of 35,000 units, managed to sell 88.67% of stock. Many stores sold out of the game. Media Create attributes the success to this being the first game conversion of the popular comic and anime, and also Konami's decision to include multiplayer support.

The other new release to place in the top ten was the PSP version of the latest Evangelion pachinko game. This sold 15,000 units, beating the DS version's 8,000 units. The PSP version sold around the same as the PS2 version of December 2008's Evangelion pachinko game, "Yakusoku no Toki." The DS version of that sold 13,000 units.

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