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For the second week in a row, PSP beat out the 3DS in hardware sales, only this time the hot Sony system managed the feat without the tiny contribution of the PSP go.

Over the week of March 28 through April 3, PSP sold 57,379 units, with the PSP go selling 696 units. This was an improvement of over 5,000 units from last week. 3DS managed 42,979 units, a drop from last week.

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The 3DS is no longer supply constrained. In fact, retailers like Amazon are giving it a small discount of around ¥1,000. PSP, on the other hand, appears to be continuing to sell out. A quick check at a few major online retailers found zero stock. One of our favorite retailer Twitter feeds, the Sofmap at Nihonbashi, mentioned a quick sellout of the PSP once new stock was received earlier today.

Here's the Media Create hardware chart for March 28 through April 3. Last week's sales are in parentheses.

  • 1. PSP: 57,379 (50,479)
  • 2. 3DS: 42,979 (50,710)
  • 3. PS3: 27,453 (28,973)
  • 4. Wii: 10,249 (11,808)
  • 5. DSi LL: 9,706 (9,760)
  • 6. DSi: 9,566 (8,604)
  • 7. PS2: 1,996 (1,862)
  • 8. X360: 1,789 (1,963)
  • 9. PSP go: 696 (616)
  • 10. DS Lite: 629 (730)

PSP also dominated the top 10 software chart, although a DS game was the expected top selling game for the week. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 Professional on DS sold 163,008 units in its first week. This wasn't anywhere near the 600,000 first week sales of Joker 2 in May of last year, but Professional is just an update rather than a full sequel.

The rest of the top 10 was heavy on Sony. Kadokawa Games' released the popular Amagami adventure on PS2 and PSP. Both were given "Ebikore" budget branding, although only the PS2 version was actually a budget re-release. The original Amagami was not released on PSP.

BlazBlue Continuum Shift II was released for both PSP and 3DS. Only the PSP version placed in the top 20.

New 3DS software that did make it into the top 20 included Namco Bandai's Pro Baseball Famisuta 2011 and Takara Tomy's Naruto Shippuuden Shinobi Rittai Emaki. The former is going to be getting some competition from Konami shortly. The latter is the first in what will likely (going by the DS) be a long line of 3DS Naruto games.

Here's the full Media Create top 20 software chart covering 3/28 to 4/3, as passed along today at 4Gamer. Publisher, release date and last week's sales are in parentheses.

  • 01. NDS: Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 Professional (Square Enix, 3/31): 163,008
  • 02. PSP: Ebikore+ Amagami (Kadokawa Games, 3/31): 69,221
  • 03. PSP: Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection (Square Enix, 3/24): 31,382 (135,554)
  • 04. PS3: Dynasty Warriors 7 (Tecmo Koei, 3/10): 26,493 (383,606)
  • 05. PSP: BlazBlue Continuum Shift II (Arc System Works, 3/31): 23,808
  • 06. PS2: Ebikore+ Amagami (Kadokawa Games, 3/31): 17,261
  • 07. PSP: Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom, 12/1/2010): 15,864 (4,417,517)
  • 08. PSP: Dissidia Duodecim Final Fantasy (Square Enix, 3/3): 15,223 (419,135)
  • 09. 3DS: Pro Baseball Famisuta 2011 (Namco Bandai, 3/31): 12,851
  • 10. PSP: Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity (Sega, 2/24): 12,002 (312,419)
  • 11. 3DS: Nintendogs + Cats (Nintendo, 2/26): 10,780 (171,522)
  • 12. PS3: Crysis 2 (Electronic Arts, 4/1): 10,416
  • 13. 3DS: Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (Level-5, 2/26): 10,304 (252,953)
  • 14. NDS: Pokemon Black & White (Pokemon, 9/18/2010): 9,306 (5,136,984)
  • 15. 3DS: Naruto Shippuuden Shinobi Rittai Emaki (Takara Tomy, 3/31): 8,127
  • 16. WII: Wii Party (Nintendo, 7/8/2010): 7,998 (1,837,933)
  • 17. PSP: SD Gundam G Generation World (Namco Bandai, 2/24): 7,900 (291,702)
  • 18. PS3: Way of the Samurai 4 (Spike, 3/3): 6,596 (117,079)
  • 19. PSP: Fairy Tail Portable Guild 2 (Konami, 3/10): 6,571 (38,015)
  • 20. 3DS: Gundam The 3D Battle (Namco Bandai, 3/24): 6,521 (30,021)

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