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Japanese Hardware and Software Chart for Week Ending April 12th, 2008

VGChartz reports that their estimated numbers for Japanese hardware and software chart for week ending April 12th, 2008 was as follows:

Total Hardware: [Last Week #]

PSP: 91,609 (-23%) [119,322]
Wii: 49,828 (+9%) [45,536]
DSL: 43,219 (-22%) [55,203]
PS2: 8,558 (-18%) [10,416]
PS3: 8,302 (-27%) [45,536]
360: 1,799 (-7%) [1,932]

Top 10 Software:

1 Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 570,510 570,510 [NEW]
2 Monster Hunter Freedom 2nd G (PSP) 221,312 1,659,843
3 Musou Orochi Maou Sairin (PS2) 57,014 272,657
4 Pokemon Ranger: Batonnage (DS) 31,157 428,088
5 Wii Fit (Wii) 30,990 1,861,364
6 Tottado! Yoiko no Mujin-Tou Seikatsu (DS) 22,469 76,551
7 Pro Yakyuu Spirits 5 (PS2) 18,127 98,404
8 Star Ocean: The Second Evolution (PSP) 16,311 106,258
9 Deca Sporta (Wii) 15,700 128,062
10 Mario Kart DS (DS) 15,072 3,125,430

Other New Releases:

19 Oshiri Kajiri Mushi no Rhythm Lesson DS: Kawai Ongaku Kyoushitsu Kanshuu (DS) 6,333 6,333 [NEW]
46 Turok (360) 3,121 3,121 [NEW]

Software Totals: (Last Week #)

Wii: 687,482 (144,275)
PSP: 283,916 (730,701)
DSL: 259,042 (369,797)
PS2: 123,182 (355,494)
PS3: 38,795 (87,701)
360: 13,863 (14,365)

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twostep183202d ago

man ps3 is just slackin in japan now

MGS4 is goin to hella help it out
then after that launch itll prolly slack again till
FF13 comes out

mindedone3202d ago

I would have thought that more people in Japan would have bought a ps3 for bluray alone.

Asurastrike3202d ago

GTAIV isn't coming out in Japan this month. What reason is there to buy a PS3 in Japan right now? Besides Yakuza 3.

chaosatom3333202d ago

Wii and Ps3 are not in competition. I do agree that the sales are slow but Ps3 will pick up in Japan after exclusive as well as multiplatfom rpgs make more and more appearances.

Genesis53202d ago

It's VG charts. Made up numbers.

theKiller3202d ago

its only sony fault that ps3 is selling so low, they didnt secure monster hunter and it went to wii, and they r taking too long time to release japanese type of games, GT5:p came after a year, yakuza 3 is not a system seller, what have sony done for japanese market?? they need to fire the person in charge of ps3 japan, even i can predict what will make ps3 sell a lot in japan, that is JRPG, make at least one JRPG for japanese people, even xbox 360 make more JRPG, its so shameful ps2 is selling more than ps3, and the picture dont look so good for ps3 in japan this year, most ps3 huge system sellers are western games like killzone 2, resistance 2, GTA4 etc but japan have only MGS4 this year, final fantasy will come in 2009, sony shouldnt expect 1 game(MGS4) will turn the tables around, yes MGS4 will have bug impact for 1-2 months but then if they dont release new games for japs then it will be back to under 10k!

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Databot3202d ago

The PS3 is an absolute flop in their native country.

LMAO, under 9k sold per week.

Also, fantastic sales for Mario Kart Wii.

chaosatom3333202d ago (Edited 3202d ago )

what native country? And flop compared to what? The Wii?

Everything is a flop if you start comparing to Wii hardware sales.
Even you are flop.

Bathyj3202d ago

I think its obvious Japan has the potential to go nuts when certain games come out. We've seen it on Wii, DS and PSP. PS3 just needs to find that title to really open the floodgates. Apparently it should have been Monster Hunter but oh well. Hopefully everyone is just waiting for MGS4. God if they dont like them them have there crappy dating/hamburger sims.

Farsendor13202d ago (Edited 3202d ago )

im going to have a heat stroke go into seizures eventually shock and die.

being sarcastic fanboys make too big of a deal out of this stuff

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