DS reclaims top position in Japan charts

After three weeks at the top, the PSP is knocked down by Nintendo's handheld in an almighty tussle.


Halo 3

With the launch of the new PlayStation Portable Slim in Japan, along with the release of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, a PSP-exclusive title, Sony's handheld has been enjoying some time at the top of the Japanese charts.

However, this week it was just pipped to the post by the Nintendo DS Lite, which sold 87,445 units, compared to the PSP's 86,895, according to figures released by Media Create for the week ending October 7.

The other consoles did as follows: the Wii sold 20,704 units; the PlayStation 3 sold 10,822; the PlayStation 2 sold 10,446; and the Xbox 360 sold 1,547. Media Create notes that the release of a new DS Lite in red and black likely caused the figures to leap up in this chart.

On the software side, Halo 3 may have debuted at number one in the region, but the game dropped down to number 36 in its second week on sale.

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