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Kinect helps triple Xbox 360 sales in Japan

But PSP is the big winner in the latest weekly hardware rankings

Xbox 360 sales almost tripled in Japan during the week ended November 21.


Kinect arrived in Japan on Saturday 20, just one day before the end of the weekly hardware tracking period, but helped lift sales from 2,686 units to 7,083, even though no games made the software top 20.

Earlier this week, a major Japanese electronics retailer said Kinect was "off to a pretty rough start" in the country, selling around "one-fourth" the units PS Move is managing.

PSP topped the weekly hardware sales chart with 96,601 units shifted, followed by PSP and Wii.

Hardware chart (previous week's sales):
PSP: 96,601 (40,328)
PS3: 29,058 (21,114)
Wii: 27,851 (39,308)
DSi LL: 21,836 (18,711)
DSi: 20,550 (13,994)
Xbox 360: 7,083 (2,686)
DS Lite: 1,904 (1,752)
PSP Go: 1,816 (2,727)
PS2: 1,255 (1,233)

[ SOURCE: Andriasang ]