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PS3 and PSP Hardware Sales Surge

Sengoku Basara, Hatsune Miku, and new hardware models contribute to Sony hardware dominance this week.

 
Sengoku Basara 3 was a multiplatform release, but the PS3 version dominated.

Sengoku Basara 3 and Hatsune Miku helped push PS3 and PSP into the clear lead in the hardware race this week. The two systems doubled their sales following these major releases, which, as reported yesterday, placed first and second in the software charts.

Media Create's hardware sales data covering July 26 through August 1 has PSP in top with 48,603 units. While PSP is usually at the top of the hardware charts, this week it managed to outsell all DS variations combined. Hatsune Miku, released as part of a PSP hardware bundle, was presumably the reason for the surge.

PS3 also surged, from last week's 19,420 units to above 45,000 this week. In addition to the long awaited release of Sengoku Basara 3, PS3 also benefitted from new 160 gigabyte and 320 gigabyte hardware models.

Wii saw its own version of Sengoku Basara 3 this week. The Wii version sold about one fifth the PS3 version, and Wii hardware actually saw a slight drop from the prior week.

Here's the full hardware chart, covering July 26 through August 1

  • 1. PSP: 48,603 (28,747)
  • 2. PS3: 45,224 (19,420)
  • 3. DSi LL: 23,120 (24,189)
  • 4. Wii: 20,038 (21,092)
  • 5. DSi: 17,950 (18,202)
  • 6. Xbox 360: 6,929 (6,056)
  • 7. DS Lite: 4,058 (5,059)
  • 8. PS2: 1,444 (1,475)
  • 9. PSP go: 777 (831)

Media Create also shared its usual software sales analysis for the week. Be sure and view the andriasang.com sales chart before reading on.

At 243,000 units, PS3's Sengoku Basara 3 topped the charts. Amongst PS3 action games, it trails only Fist of the North Star Musous's 385,000 unit first week sales, Media Create says. It's just a bit lower than the 260,000 first week sales recorded in July 2006 by PS2's Sengoku Basara 2.

Hatsune Miku Project Diva 2nd just narrowly missed out on first place this week with 241,000 units. The game is off to a big start compared to its predecessor, which has sold a total of 260,000 units since its July 2009 release, a figure that includes sales of the recently released budget version.

Regarding Hatsune Miku, Media Create says that retailers have been taking note of high interest amongst female players.

A few games debuted outside of the top 30 this week and were not posted in this site's sales chart. These include Idea Factory's PSP adventure game S.Y.K, which placed 35, Russel's PSP adventure game GA Slapstick Wonderland, which placed 37, and Nippon Ichi's PSP adventure game Second Novel, which placed 50.

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