Japanese hardware sales, Jun. 18 - Jun. 24: Contra-diction edition


When does mere coincidence become conspiracy? It's an appropriate question to ask given the curious state of this week's Japanese hardware sales, which seem to hint at an unseen entity unfairly adjusting parameters and altering the accepted balance of things. Indeed, the original Nintendo DS seems to have been given life again -- 30 lives compared to last week's zero. Could Konami's recent announcement of side-scrolling shooter sequel, Contra 4, have played a part in all this?

We'd share the answers with you... but that would be cheating.

- DS Lite: 163,888 45,204 (38.09%)
- Wii: 65,582 61 (0.09%)
- PSP: 32,984 375 (1.12%)
- PS2: 11,962 12 (0.10%)
- PS3: 9,581 100 (1.05%)
- Xbox 360: 3,369 4,214 (55.57%)
- Game Boy Micro: 284 87 (23.45%)
- GBA SP: 130 342 (72.46%)
- Gamecube: 82 B 141 (63.23%)
- DS Phat: 30 A 30 (N/A%)

[Source: Media Create]

Cheat-free chart after the break.

See also: Previous Japanese hardware sales charts

- DS Lite: 163,888 45,204 (38.09%)
- Wii: 65,582 61 (0.09%)
- PSP: 32,984 375 (1.12%)
- PS2: 11,962 12 (0.10%)
- PS3: 9,581 100 (1.05%)
- Xbox 360: 3,369 4,214 (55.57%)
- Game Boy Micro: 284 87 (23.45%)
- GBA SP: 130 342 (72.46%)
- Gamecube: 82 141 (63.23%)
- DS Phat: 30 30 (N/A%)
- GBA: 0 24 (100%)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.