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Japanese hardware sales, Mar. 19 - Mar. 25: April Fools edition

Jason Wishnov
03.30.07
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Did we say April Fools edition? We meant completely real edition. This weeks numbers, for whatever reason, are slightly unusual, so we've coupled a short explanation for each system in the chart.

- Atari Jaguar: 1,989,323 1,989,322 - In a startling turn of events, the Atari Jaguar received an unbelievable resurgence in popularity. Its success can only be attributed to a flash mob, who thought it would be funny for a bunch of people to raid a warehouse and purchase a bunch of systems wholesale.
- Wii: 134,257 9,834 - The Wii continues to sell well. In related news, mysterious living-room related deaths are rising rapidly.
- PS3: 70,942 20,771 - The PS3, despite continuous bad press, continues to grill burgers with the best of them. George Foreman's stock is rapidly falling.
- PSP: 38,211 4,032 - Poospè?
- PS2: 37,778 7,110 - While 37,778 units were sold, it turns out that only three were sold to people who weren't replacing a broken one.
- Xbox 360: 14,170 3,173 - Has anyone else noticed this heat wave lately? We're looking at you, power bricks.
- Gamecube: 666 666 - Oh my God. Run.
- GBA SP: pi e - Lawl. Pi + e = Pie.
- Xbox: i ... er ... ... dammit! - Remarkably, the Xbox managed to sell an imaginary number of units last week. Whether this is better or worse than zero units, we're not sure.
- DS Lite: 0 121,471 - Nintendo has a problem: everyone in Japan already has a DS Lite. Didn't see that one coming ....

[Source: Lamar]

Check after the break for the totally fake numbers. Yep, not like the ones above at all. Really, really fake.



- DS Lite: 130,549 9,078 (7.47%)
- Wii: 75,571 8,501 (12.67%)
- PSP: 41,546 2,223 (5.08%)
- PS3: 20,459 1,176 (5.44%)
- PS2: 16,961 3,640 (27.33%)
- Xbox 360: 3,492 582 (20.00%)
- Game Boy Micro: 765 38 (5.23%)
- GBA SP: 607 50 (8.98%)
- Gamecube: 270 97 (26.43%)
- DS Phat: 135 24 (15.09%)
- GBA: 22 13 (144.44%)

[Source: Media Create]