Strong sales for new entries in the weekly Japanese software chart have proven to have a knock-on effect in hardware sales.
With two new Nintendo DS titles at the top of the chart, DS hardware sales have jumped by over 33,000 units to a total of 73,056 (65,537 for the DSi and 7,519 for the DS Lite). Other formats benefitted more modestly from the upturn in the market, with PSP hardware sales up by just under 5,000 units to 32,251.
Sales of the Wii, which saw its highest ranked software title this week at only number 13, increased by only 1,500 units to 17,810. This was still enough to keep it above the PlayStation 3 though, which increased by almost exactly the same amount to 12,427 units. Xbox 360 sales increased by 1,000, putting it ahead of the largely unchanged PlayStation 2 for the first time in several weeks, at 4857 units to 4120.