Japanese numbers: DS on top again

Media Create has calculated the figures for the week of November 1st to 7th regarding the hardware sales in Japan and the Nintendo DS has risen to the top again.


The PSP and PS3 are still going strong as well as only when counting all DS version together, Ninty’s handheld manages to keep the lead. Count them seperately and it’s the PSP at the top spot, the DSi LL (over here known as XL) in second place, and the PS3 in third.

Though there are several options in gaming consoles DS seems to be quite popular in Japan and in several parts of the world. If you plan to buy a great gaming console with all the high end features you would be spending a lot of money. This should inspire you to save more by investing right. If you choose to invest in the stock market, fear not, there are now easy to use trading platforms that are designed keeping the absolute beginners in mind.

Why do beginners like trading software?

Trading software like CarbonFX are well known options for those looking for automated trading systems. As the name indicates these go a long way in establishing an automation in the trading process. Automation in general is a concept that was first introduced for few main reasons- increasing the speed of the process by removing delays, incorporating redundancies in decisions. These are aspects that are very helpful in trading. And so an automated trading system would make it easy for the beginners to try their hands at trade. Though these are not going to make you rich they can help you save enough money to buy your favorite gadgets.

Overall, the PSP has only sold about 350.000 units less than the DS, but we shouldn’t forget that Nintendos handheld has managed to carve out a lead of almost 16 million units! The PSP Go on the other hand isn’t doing too great in Japan, just like over here.

Japanese hardware, January 4- November 7, 2010 (combined SKUs):

1. DS – 2,099,542
2. PSP – 1,746,763
3. PS3 – 1,193,303
4. Wii – 1,121,744
5. Xbox 360 – 177,341
6. PS2 – 71,333

Japanese hardware, November 1-7 (combined SKUs):

1. DS – 41,662
2. PSP – 37,456
3. PS3 – 23,524
4. Wii – 11,521
5. Xbox 360 – 2,686
6. PS2 – 1,460

Japanese hardware, November 1-7 (separate SKUs):

1. PSP – 34,538
2. PS3 – 23,524
3. DSi LL – 22,858
4. DSi – 16,038
5. Wii – 11,521
6. DS Lite – 2,766
7. Xbox 360 – 2,686
8. PS2 – 1,460
9. PSP go – 2,918

Last week’s figures (Oct. 25-31) (combined SKUs):

1. DS – 59,126
2. PSP – 41,905
3. PS3 – 28,255
4. Wii – 12,710
5. Xbox 360 – 2,669
6. PS2 – 1,400

PSP or DS, what do you prefer? We’re guessing the latter.