March 6th, 2008, 20:51 Posted By: Shrygue
The Famitsu Marketing Data Service sent out its monthly report on videogame sales in Japan. It collected data from January 28th to February 24th. Although Nintendo is still performing extremely well, especially considering Super Smash Bros. Brawl's placement as the number one selling game (with over one million copies sold), Sony hardware and software sales are still notable.
Between the aforementioned dates, Sony pushed 89,131 PS3 units and 38,648 PS2s. Perhaps most surprising is the popularity of the PSP last month, which sold 223,570 units -- just under the DS Lite sales. This gave the PSP a 24 percent market share for hardware sales, only trumped by the DS Lite's 24.8 percent and the Wii's 35.7 percent.
In terms of software sales, Wii titles clearly were the highlight of last month, though Sony's platforms still pushed a fair number. The PS3's cumulative software sales for last month clocked in at 470,100 units, while PSP and the PS2 software came in at 309,400 and 407, 800 units, respectively. Once again, the PSP and its library seem to be performing nicely and PS2 software sales almost match those of the PS3.
Lastly, we see several PlayStation titles in the top 20 best selling games of last month. Included among them are Devil May Cry 4, Tales of Destiny: Director's Cut, Disgaea 3, Assassin's Creed, Warriors Orochi and Monster Hunter Freedom 2.
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