The Japan Preview: 2/17/08 Edition (DS vs. PSP, Smash sells another 100k)

Jacob Mazel of VGChartz writes: In the wake of the strong software releases for Wii, PSP, and PS3 DS software was starting to become less prominent in the preliminary data. That trend is over this week as nearly half the titles in the data are found on the DS. It also appears that the benefit of Sony's big software titles such as Desgaea 3, Devil May Cry 4, Tales of Destiny: Director's Cut, and Winning Eleven (PSP) have all seen their influence wane significantly this month. Come next week it looks as though all of these titles will be selling below 15,000 units.

Key Points:

-Smash Brothers remained the top selling title for this week selling another 100,000+ units in its third week of sales. At a minimum the title will hit 1.5 million units in Japan alone.

-DS sold much more software than PSP this week, but it will be neck and neck with PSP this week. PSP continues to carve out solid hardware sales despite the general lack of strongly selling software.

-While Wii hardware continues to be elevated on Smash and Wii Fit, other platforms continue to drop toward seasonal averages.

Total Predicted Hardware Sales:

Wii: 70,000 to 80,000 units range
PSP: 65,000 to 75,000 units range
DSL: 65,000 to 75,000 units range
PS3: 15,000 to 20,000 units range
PS2: 8,000 to 12,000 units range
360: 2,000 to 4,000 units range

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wiizy3832d ago

good to see the wii and smash on top as usual

Aaron_V6673831d ago

Why the hell is Vgchartz data even posted on here. They have shown that they are not accurate countless times.

The Killer3831d ago

but i dont blame them much, they didnt get any of their style of good games yet!

Cyrus3653831d ago

Next week (This current week) should be interesting with the release of Bioshock for 360, Harvest moon for DS, Lost Planet for PS3.