3DS Outsold by PSP in Japan

Game Informer: It may only be for a week, but 600 PSP Go sales pushed Sony's portable just ahead of the 3DS for the week ending March 27 in Japan.

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Emilio_Estevez4558d ago (Edited 4558d ago )

Yup, it did. Reversal of Nintendo's/Sony's fortunes? Un-likely, but maybe.

norman294558d ago

Maybe because their more bothered about trying to restart their lives at the moment rather than playing video games....

longcat4558d ago (Edited 4558d ago )

PSP is an absolute monster when it comes to JRPGs.

Also, it just dipped below the launch price of the DS - after 5 years!. Those are some important fators.

BiggCMan4558d ago

I agree with norman29, they have much more important things to do right now then buy video games. The entire country is still in danger because of the nuclear problem, plus they need to start rebuilding the entire civilization, its such a mess and so sad. God bless them all.

PS3Freak4558d ago

^^ Who disagrees with that?

Sprudling4558d ago (Edited 4558d ago )

You mean buying a PSP instead of a 3DS is rebuilding civilization?

Your logic is clearly flawed.

HolyOrangeCows4558d ago (Edited 4558d ago )

I'm telling you, Sony; loading up your next handheld is a bad idea. You should have made the NGP towards cost effectiveness. The price is the most important factor in this market.

"You mean buying a PSP instead of a 3DS is rebuilding civilization?"
Exactly what I was thinking.
"Maybe because" they're busy rebuilding, they bought more PSPs than 3DS?

Arnon4558d ago

Completely agree with you. The NGP is shaping up to be something impressive. However, it can be the most powerful portable device in the world, but if it's priced too high, people won't buy it.

longcat4558d ago (Edited 4558d ago )

@orange cows
Another alternative would be to re-design and re-brand the psp and aim it at the kid market while leaving NGP for older folk who can afford it.

Rage_S904557d ago

nintendo is doooooooooomed/s -_____-

HappyGaming4557d ago

But than again PS2 was outselling the PS3 at first wasn't it?

and the 360?

Lets just make this 3DS vs NGP don't get PSP which has a gazillion games available involved.

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Dragun6194558d ago (Edited 4558d ago )

I think it's mainly due to not being any Must Own 3DS titles compared to PSP where it had FFIV:Complete and FF:Dissidia 2 that week. Probably waiting for titles like Legend of Zelda:OoT, MGS3D, Kid Icarus, etc.

meetajhu4558d ago

Yes exactly PSP now only has competition! DS was a joke compared to PSP

CrazyForGames4558d ago

that joke has nearly outsold the psp 3 to 1

socomnick4558d ago

psp better then the ds.


What are you smoking.

PS3Freak4558d ago

you're still around socomnick? I heard rumours that were in Guantanamo Bay getting ass raped. I guess they were wrong.

soren4558d ago

yeah a funny joke while psp was a lame joke since ds beat the shuit out of psp

NiKK_4194558d ago

damn socomnick, i haven't seem yu trollin in mhya in a while son

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EYEamNUMBER14558d ago

3DS is 300 bucks over there and i think the psp is 130 now no? that is a huge factor
also the 3DS doesn't really have that many must haves yet

i say once the must haves start coming out the train will go full steam ahead

im actually waiting until resident evil comes out before i get one myself

macky3014558d ago (Edited 4558d ago )

aaa,.. it is like 370 in europe,..
PSP has software,.. that has something to do with it (It used to be important to gamers)
I think psp will dominate Japan in next two years in japan,.. hell the world (because it is cheaper, has really fucking awesome software if you are into JRPGs,.. hell I've bought it for YS 1,2 remakes) this system is awesome ,..

Jaces4558d ago

Curious to see how the NGP fares once it's released.

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wwm0nkey4558d ago

What, its not like because a new console comes out one dies. Both are doing healthy which is a good thing, if the PSP or DS died just because the 3DS came out I would be disappointed in people.

Counter Strike4558d ago

Already being outsold in US aswell

CrazyForGames4558d ago

give it a rest psp has never outsold anything in the US

mimbly4558d ago

Can't wait to see how the NGP does overall.

Stealth20k4558d ago (Edited 4558d ago )

first of all

the 3ds was the top selling system of the week. Not the psp 3000 or the psp go. Sure if you add them together. But is that fair? no not if you dont count the other ds models which are also selling. And I dont remember it being news last week when the 3ds outsold it by 30 thousand.

Second of all anyone who expected the 3ds to be the top seller every week for the next 7 years is an idiot.

There were many many many months and years were the psp and ds just went back and forth depending on what released that week or month

Thirdly the psp had a new ff title and the 3ds is just starting out

@ disagrees.

Logic too tough?

@ below
Selling out wont happen since the 3ds has the right amount of stock. And its convienent they are the same now when you need the numbers to add them to bash something else

bottom line. The 3ds was the top selling system this week with the 3000 number 2

Viper74558d ago

//the 3ds was the top selling system of the week. Not the psp 300 or the psp go. Sure if you add them together. But is that fair? no not if you dont count the other ds models which are also selling //

Not that any of this really matters, but 3DS is consider as "next-gen" handheld while all PSP and PSP go are pretty much the same system.

But considering the success of DS I would have guessed 3DS to do better. (like be sold out for first month or something.)

Never the less, it seems to be doing well enough considering the lack of games for the system.