This week brings a fairly interesting edition of the closely followed Japanese hardware sales charts, with some unusual movements occurring at the bottom of the list. The Gamecube receives a minor and mysterious boost, managing to overtake both the Game Boy Advance SP and its diminutive sibling. The less diminutive, but undeniably dim GBA also moves up -- the only direction it could go after last week.
At the top, things are somewhat less interesting, almost bordering on cliché. The DS Lite remains an incredibly popular system, with the Wii staying above the 100,000 mark for the second week in a row. The PS2 and PS3 are still jostling for position while the Xbox 360 remains unmoved from its intractable spot. Not even Halo 3 can be relied on in Japan, though perhaps the sheer power of hyperbole will physically manifest and push it further up the charts.
- DS Lite: 285,123 29,152 (11.39%)
- Wii: 101,320 1,202 (1.17%)
- PSP: 35,172 1,312 (3.87%)
- PS2: 14,815 2,231 (17.73%)
- PS3: 12,974 183 (1.43%)
- Xbox 360: 3,205 43 (1.36%)
- Gamecube: 394 227 (135.93%)
- Game Boy Micro: 340 290 (46.03%)
- GBA SP: 302 193 (38.99%)
- DS Phat: 69 23 (25.00%)
- GBA: 11 11 (N/A)
[Source: Media Create]
See also: Previous Japanese hardware sales charts