Japanese hardware sales, Dec. 14 - Dec. 20: Final Fantastic edition

As you already know, the launch of Final Fantasy XIII was met with record-breaking sales success for the game and the platform upon which it's played. However, you may not know the ripple effect the uber-anticipated RPG had on the rest of the Japanese economy. Let us examine this phenomenon in our traditional style:

- Hair styling products: 36,818 11,511 (45.49% )
- Preposterously large swords: 19,115 14,447 (309.49% )
- Gaudy chain necklaces: 56,701 33,776 (147.33%)
- Entire outfits made out of belts: 17,846 4,409 (32.81 )
- Richard K. Schnopp's self-help book, "How to Speak Succinctly": 11 4,509 (99.76%)

- PS3: 237,086 162,000 (215.75%)
- Wii: 191,915 56,017 (41.22%)
- DSi: 95,227 27,043 (39.66%)
- PSP: 79,194 7,309 (10.17%)
- DSi LL: 75,241 17,235 (29.71%)
- DS Lite: 12,879 1,503 (13.21%)
- Xbox 360: 8,965 1,681 (15.79%)
- PSP Go: 3,260 183 (5.95%)
- PS2: 2,982 519 (21.07%)

[Source: Media Create]

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