3DS Struggles to Eclipse Ye Olde PSP

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    3DS Struggles to Eclipse Ye Olde PSP
    Sony’s PlayStatipn Portable pulls on the gloves in Japan and announces a sudden willingness to throw a few punches in the sales chart. Fancy.
    There’s no denying the ongoing popularity of the 3DS handheld, especially in Japan, but it would appear Sony’s long-serving PlayStation Portable (PSP) isn’t quite ready to give up the ghost.

    More pointedly, while the obvious appeal of Nintendo’s console has seen it topping the Japanese hardware chart since release, a resurgence of PSP sales mean that last week the 3DS only outsold Sony’s virgin foray into the mobile space by a few hundred units.

    In terms of core numbers, Andriasang reports that sales of the 3DS in Japan fell by 10,000 units week-on-week to 50,710, while sales of the stalwart PSP increased by 22,911 to 50,479.

    And the reason for the PSP’s sudden boost? Well, the folks over at CVG attribute it to the launch of Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection, which shot to the top of the country’s weekly software listings.

    The 3DS is maintaining a strong presence in the software chart, with Gundam: The 3D Battle sitting in third spot. Meanwhile, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask currently resides at sixth and Nintendogs + Cats at eighth.

    Whether it’s the first signs of stuttering interest or merely a software-inspired blip, the 3DS continues to sell well internationally after queues of expectant gamers recently rushed to meet the console in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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