Japanese hardware sales, Sept. 14 - Sept. 20: Live from Tokyo edition

We're here! We're really here! The land of the rising sun! The place where all the magic happens. The factory in which the sausage is made. Sales sausage! We're currently sitting in Shibuyo, with -- what? Shibuya. That's what we said. We're sitting in Shibuya, getting ready to go on a shopping excursion in Ikeahabar, where we'll -- Akihabara. Okay, we were way off with that one, but c'mon, we lost like, six hours getting out here. Nine hours. Twenty hours?

Fine! Not all of us made the trip to the Tokyo Game Show this year -- not even the guy who, on a weekly basis, takes hours out of his day to compile the hardware sales figures of the region. In some circles, that would qualify such a person as an expert on Japanese ludological affairs. Such a qualification might inspire such a person to purchase and tirelessly study a series of tapes which teach the listener the beautiful, elegant language of Japan. Such a series of tapes cost such a person $300. Such a person isn't made of money, you know.

Sales charts are below. Pokémon Heart Gold and Soul Silver sold a whole bunch again, and -- oh, screw it. It's Miller time.

- DSi: 66,073 425 (0.64%)
- PS3: 51,055 4,289 (7.75%)
- PSP: 21,073 2,698 (14.68%)
- Wii: 16,698 870 (4.95%)
- DS Lite: 13,555 2,376 (21.25%)
- Xbox 360: 4,965 2,603 (34.39%)
- PS2: 2,723 111 (4.25%)

[Source: Media Create]

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.