After much speculation, Media Create has confirmed that Capcom's Street Fighter IV had sold over 86,000 units in Japan last week.
Sales of the title also gave a lift to its two host consoles, the PS3 and Xbox 360, with both enjoying a combined weekly sales increase of over 4,000 units.
Individually, Microsoft's box saw sales rise by over fifteen hundred units to reach a weekly figure of 9,833. Sony's PS3, on the other hand, enjoyed further gains despite a significantly larger install base, climbing over 2,500 units to a total weekly sales sum of 18,656.
The PS3's gains, if they occurred last week, would have put Sony's console about 2,000 units behind Nintendo's Wii system. Yet for the week ended Feb 15 all next-gen systems, save for one, enjoyed an encouraging rise in sales.
The Wii put a stop to its perilous successive weekly sales declines by turning weekly unit growth this week; the system saw sales climb over five hundred units to reach a figure of 21,016.
Nintendo's DSi, however, enjoyed far superior gains, jumping by around 4,000 units to hit 53,483. This is partly due to the new release of Mario & Luigi RPG3, which sold a striking 192,945 units in its first week. The DS Lite too saw sales up, climbing from 12,484 to 14,810.
Sony's PS2 still acts as a relevant unit in Japan, selling at the 5,000-mark, though this week climbing around 200 units. Yet no matter how pleased Sony would be with the sales performances of its home consoles, the company could be slightly concerned with the PSP's weekly sales drop.
Sony's handheld didn't fall too far; only down from 34,969 to 34,256, but in the context of a week where all consoles showed signs of recovery from the market slump, Sony will no doubt hope this is a blip and not a trend.
Full list for the week ending Feb 8 according to Media Create:
- DSI/ 53,483
- PSP/ 34,256
- Wii/ 21,016
- PS3/ 18,656
- DS Lite/ 14,810
- Xbox 360/ 9,833
- PS2/ 5332
Article supplied by Edge Online