Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Every week, we take a look at, uh, something – meanwhile, the previous week's Japanese hardware sales figures are posted after the jump, and a discussion of said figures takes place in our comments. It may not be conventional, but it's a time-honored Joystiq tradition.


This week, we look up briefly from our new Wii U systems to watch this commercial for the 1988 Mindscape-published NES version of Paperboy. With rolling tires, erratic lawnmowers and carefree skateboarders on the loose, Paperboy is seen doing what he does best in this ad: avoiding obstacles and breaking the windows of any house in the neighborhood that he can.

These live-action classic gaming commercials never get old to us, especially when they end with a faux-disclaimer that encourages players to "try this at home."

3DS LL: 134,652 [UP] 70,659 (110.42%)
3DS: 52,425 [UP] 22,429 (74.77%)
PS3: 18,043 [DOWN] 3,267 (15.33%)
PSP: 12,076 [DOWN] 1,792 (12.92%)
Vita: 4,021 [DOWN] 821 (16.96%)
Wii: 2,921 [DOWN] 885 (23.25%)
Xbox 360: 2,908 [UP] 1,569 (117.18%)
PS2: 1,187 [DOWN] 164 (12.14%)
DSi LL: 244 [DOWN] 97 (28.45%)
DSi: 180 [DOWN] 47 (20.70%)

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