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Japan: PSP slaps Wii/DS down to size

It seems Sony's recent push to drive up PSP sales is working - last week, the console utterly owned both DS and Wii in the hardware charts.

73,702 PSP consoles were plucked from Japanese stores in the week ending March 2, according to Media Create figures - a massive 20,000 more than the previous week.

This blew both of Nintendo's usually dominating consoles out of the ball park, with 51,922 DS units sold, and Wii selling 64,535 consoles.

We can't say we're surprised. While it's been pretty quiet on the Nintendo side, Sony has been throwing announcements out at a rapid rate, withSkype for PSPlaunching, multiple new PSP colours announced, new peripherals, as well as Koei game Musou Orochi doing well for the handheld, holding seventh in the software charts.

Top spot on the software charts has also slipped free of Nintendo's vice grip, with Gundam Musou Special nipping in ahead of Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

PS3, meanwhile, trailed with 13,520 sales in the same week, PS2 managing 10,986, and, of course, Xbox 360 nipping in with just-got-out-of-bed 2,282.

Courtesy of CVG.

Mar 7, 2008