If you'll pardon the rather heavy handed pun in the title, we can let you in on some choice information regarding Sony console sales in Japan. The week ending the 1st of July saw increased sales for the PS3, PS2 and PSP. We've collated all the interesting statistics into handy bullet points for you, so check them out below. All increases are compared to the week ending the 24th of June.
  • PS2: 16,316 sold. An increase of 26%
  • PSP: 38,305 sold. An increase of 15%
  • PS3: 11,914 sold. An increase of 20%
The PS3 is clearly seeing the effects of the previous week's releases. Most notably, Ninja Gaiden Sigma, FolksSoul and perhaps even Boku no natsu yasumi 3. With figures rising like this from week to week, even before any AAA titles have been released, we should be seeing huge rises once titles like Lair and Heavenly Sword start making their way onto the shelves.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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