Japanese hardware sales, Dec. 17 - Dec. 23: Incoming new year edition

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Well, here you are again, about to turn over the last page of the calendar, all too cognizant of the fact that an ugly cardboard backing awaits you. Perhaps it'll even bear a yellowed price sticker highlighting how much you overpaid for the Official Best of Midway calendar. Really, you ought to know better than buying one that starts at December!

Though there's still one purely metaphorical and thus environmentally promiscuous page left for 2007 sales in Japan (these are last week's sales, remember), it'll be 2008 by the time you get to read about them. Now, we don't want you walking into the spectacular annual finale without a bit of preparation, so we've poured over the entire year's sales charts to establish and highlight 2007's most prominent trends. You'll find a detailed and nuanced report after the break.

- DS Lite: 279,551 57,419 (25.85%)
- Wii: 232,907 62,349 (36.56%)
- PSP: 171,804 12,806 (6.94%)
- PS3: 58,167 5,553 (8.71%)
- PS2: 20,391 2,366 (13.13%)
- Xbox 360: 7,908 653 (7.63%)
- GBA SP: 54 49 (47.57%)
- Game Boy Micro: 42 14 (50.00%)
- Gamecube: 31 1 (3.13%)
- DS Phat: 12 -- 0 (0.00%)
- GBA: 4 5 (55.56%)

[Source: Media Create]

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The DS Lite sold like,
a lot.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.