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Japanese hardware sales, Aug. 20 - Aug. 26: Labor of love edition

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With this edition of the weekly Japanese hardware sales chart, Joystiq would like to encourage all of its American readers to have a blissful Labor Day weekend devoid of emotional trauma, nuclear apocalypse and above all, any sort of productivity. Joystiq also requests that readers forward this sentiment to their illiterate friends and colleagues.

Though incorrectly thought of as a holiday meant to celebrate the birth of life, Labor Day really highlights the complete and utter loss of it. As a working man, woman or abducted child, you may feel that your employment has slowly encroached upon the things that really matter in this existence -- video games. We urge you to spend the next few days ignoring any and all emails, telephones and shrieks from significant others.

Oh, and play something decent, would you?

- DS Lite: 100,430 53,389 (34.71%)
- Wii: 46,283 27,655 (37.40%)
- PSP: 26,089 7,626 (22.62%)
- PS3: 16,393 5,327 (24.53%)
- PS2: 15,139 101 (0.66%)
- Xbox 360: 2,044 401 (16.40%)
- Game Boy Micro: 423 5 (1.20%)
- GBA SP: 163 49 (23.11%)
- Gamecube: 116 29 (20.00%)
- GBA: 65 41 (170.83%)
- DS Phat: 30 15 (100.00%)

[Source: Media Create]

See also: Previous Japanese hardware sales charts

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