The PlayStation 3 recorded its worst week of sales last week since its launch in Japan, according to figures published Friday.
The data, from Media Create Co., put PlayStation 3 sales at 25,531 units for the week ending Jan. 14. Overall the entire market for newly launched consoles was poor, with total sales of the PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360 hitting an estimated 128,274 units. That's the lowest week in sales since Nintendo Co.'s Wii launched in Japan on Dec. 2 and made the market a three-console race.
Wii sales for the week were estimated at 93,708 units, the second-worst week of sales since the 85,439 units sold during the week immediately after the Wii's launch.
Sales of Microsoft's Xbox 360 totaled 9,035 units, according to the data. The year-old console got a boost in early December when the "Blue Dragon" title was launched and offered as a bundle with the machine, but weekly sales are now dropping back to levels seen before that game was launched.