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PSP back on top in Japan

3DS surrenders hardware lead to Sony's ageing handheld

PSP has regained the top spot on the Japanese hardware chart in Japan for the week ended April 18.

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Sony's portable leapfrogged the previous week's star performer, 3DS, comfortably outselling its rival by more than 2:1, according to Media Create data (via Gaming Everything).

Elsewhere, PS3 was again the dominant home console, while Xbox 360 and PSP go came in near the foot of the rankings.

Weekly hardware sales (previous week)
PSP - 49,162 (23,846)
3DS - 23,038 (28,252)
PS3 - 19,033 (22,265)
Wii - 7,866 (8,122)
DSi LL - 7,064 (7,724)
DSi - 6,214 (6,809)
Xbox 360 - 1,891 (1,898)
PS2 - 1,163 (1,261)
DS Lite - 283 (423)
PSP go - 265 (207)

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata said this week that 3DS hasn't been selling as quickly as the company expected.

[ SOURCE: Gaming Everything ]

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