For the week ending September 6th in Japan, Sony managed to move more than 150,000 PS3s. That’s 151,783 in five days. Not bad for this long-time underdog.
Believe it or not,t he PS3 outsold even the mighty DSi. Was it the new Slim unit redesign? Or was it the nice new price point that won the Japanese public over? Probably both. That, and we hear that the otaku are buying Blu-ray like crazy. The PS3 is the best Blu-ray player, you know. Japanator says that Blu-ray sales are up 386 percent.
Speaking of otaku, I suppose it also helps that the latest Gundam game, Kidou Senshi Gundam Senki, was released last week. It was big enough of a game to come as a standalone and as a PS3 bundle. See where I’m going with this?
See the full sales charts after the jump.
PS3 – 151,783
DSi – 60,419
PSP – 22,184
Wii – 21,557
DS Lite – 8,309
Xbox 360 – 6,827
PS2 – 3,001