It’s been a while since we’ve posted about the Japanese hardware numbers. This is something we’ve been wanting to get back to and we will start again this week. Also starting this week we will be covering the numbers on Friday instead of Monday, which would be a lot closer to when the numbers are actually updated from Media Create. The interesting thing about looking at the numbers is that it hasn’t changed much. The PS3 has gotten a little boost from the release of Minna No Golf (Hot Shots Golf 5), but not as much as people were predicting. The DS is still the king of the mountain with the Wii picking up second as usual. One thing that can be said about the Japanese market up until this point is that the race there is pretty lopsided. Will be interesting to see how the race shapes up as we roll into the winter season.

  • DS Lite: 150,494
  • Wii: 77,169
  • PSP: 35,068
  • PS3: 28,829
  • PS2: 11,757
  • Xbox 360: 3,872
  • Gameboy Micro: 263
  • Gameboy SP: 228
  • Gamecube: 102
  • DS: 90
  • Gameboy Advance: 41