DS Tops the Hardware Charts
Media Create shares this week's hardware sales.
PSP saw slight gains in hardware this week, pushing it above the DSi LL and Wii and into the top spot. With DSi and DS Lite taken into account, however, the DS platform as a whole was the clear victor.
In consoles, Wii saw a slight drop from last week. It looks like the release of Dragon Quest Monsters Battle Victory did not have much of an effect on the system. PS3 saw a slight gain, possibly due to the release of Powerful Pro Baseball 2010. This is the first time Konami has released its big headed baseball series on PS3.
Here's Media Create's full hardware chart covering July 12 through July 18. Last week's sales are in parenthesis.
- 1. PSP: 26,786 (24,421)
- 2. DSi LL: 25,884 (28,916)
- 3. Wii: 22,239 (24,604)
- 4. PS3: 19,473 (18,345)
- 5. DSi: 16,318 (17,356)
- 6. Xbox 360: 5,936 (5,688)
- 7. DS Lite: 4,895 (4,992)
- 8. PS2: 1,507 (1,558)
- 9. PSP go: 1,155 (1,046)
Fire Emblem New Mystery of the Emblem topped the charts this week, barely beating out Dragon Quest. With 136,000 units sold, New Mystery of the Emblem sold slightly less than Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon, which was released in August 2008 to 145,000 units first week sales.
Media Create describes Battle Road Victory's 136,000 unit start as being somewhat slow for the Dragon Quest series. The firm notes, however, that future demand could be increased by Square Enix using the game's card data compatibility as a promotional tool.
The other major release for the week was JIkkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2010. This sold 120,000 units on PS3 and 52,000 units on PSP, giving it a total of 172,000 units. Last year's version sold roughly the same, at 177,000 units. That version's sales were split 50,000 for PS2, 22,000 for Wii and 104,000 for PSP. PS2 and Wii versions were not released this year.