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Media Create Japanese Hardware Sales for week ending February 16th: The calm before the storm

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This week’s Media Create hardware chart sees total console sales fall to just 80 272 units – 45% lower than what was recorded during the same period last year. This poor showing can be interpreted as consumers holding onto their cash for the highly anticipated Japanese launch of the PlayStation 4 this Saturday, February 22nd. While the console’s launch line-up for the region isn’t anything particularly special, we can expect to see some big numbers on next week’s chart based purely on the worldwide hype surrounding the PS4 at this stage in its life cycle.

Meanwhile, the Wii U received a small sales bump this week thanks to the release of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on February 13th while the PS Vita is still holding steady in second place despite a dearth of new releases for the handheld.

Here’s this week’s hardware chart in full (previous sales data appears in brackets):

• 3DS XL – 27 650 (36 306)
• PS Vita – 17 081 (16 951)
• 3DS – 12 066 (12 002)
• PS3 – 10 226 (10 240)
• Wii U – 8 782 (7 180)
• PSP – 2 944 (2 948)
• PS Vita TV – 1 267 (1 331)
• Xbox 360 – 256 (194)

Head over here for this week’s software chart.

Source: Media Create


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