Japanese hardware sales, Aug. 13 - Aug. 19: Offensive defense edition


Prepare to receive some contradicting memos this week if you're a member of the Nintendo Defense Force. The DS sales chart sandwich has returned, leaving NDF commanders confused as to whether they should attack or defend on the bulletin board battlefields. Simultaneously the best- and worst-selling system of the week, Nintendo's portable wonder demands response tactics that are both celebratory and derogatory.

We'd recommend spinning your impending comment with references to "pincer tactics" and "trash compactors."

- DS Lite: 153,819 6,794 (4.62%)
- Wii: 73,938 8,818 (13.54%)
- PSP: 33,715 1,568 (4.88%)
- PS3: 21,720 399 (1.87%)
- PS2: 15,240 2,695 (21.48%)
- Xbox 360: 2,445 333 (15.77%)
- Game Boy Micro: 418 52 (14.21%)
- GBA SP: 212 74 (53.62%)
- Gamecube: 145 14 (10.69%)
- GBA: 24 8 (50%)
- DS Phat: 15 165 (91.67%)

[Source: Media Create]

See also: Previous Japanese hardware sales charts

Note: Last week's sales charts were delayed due to a Japanese holiday. You'll find them after the break.

Aug. 6 - Aug. 12


- DS Lite: 147,025 11,296 (8.32%)
- Wii: 65,120 3,622 (5.89%)
- PSP: 32,147 1,739 (5.13%)
- PS3: 21,321 2,968 (12.22%)
- PS2: 12,545 239 (1.87%)
- Xbox 360: 2,112 579 (21.52%)
- Game Boy Micro: 366 47 (11.38%)
- DS Phat: 180 105 (140.00%)
- GBA SP: 138 90 (39.47%)
- Gamecube: 131 63 (92.65%)
- GBA: 16 16 (N/A)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.