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[THG] Sony PSP Outsells the Nintendo 3DS in Japan

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Of its North American launch, Nintendo says the 3DS handheld console enjoyed the most successful first day of sales the company has seen with any of its handhelds. The Japanese launch of the 3DS was said to be extremely successful too. However, it looks like sales have settled down considerably in the month the console has been available.

Media Crate reports that the Nintendo 3DS is no longer the top-selling console in Japan as the brand-spanking-new device has been knocked off by Japan’s beloved PSP. The PSP sold 58,075 units in the week of March 28 to April 3 while the 3DS sold 42,979.
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Well, that's just a little embarrassing. When your nascent, barely-month-old product is being outsold by a 6-YEAR-old competitor, you know you may have screwed up.
Edited by Core2uu - 4/10/11 at 10:54pm
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Still no decent games for PSP in the US tho..

(few but not that many...)
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Ok...
Well the PS2 was still outselling the PS3 AND X360 about 2 years ago..
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How is it embarrassing? Lower price, huge library of games that's always growing. 3DS, while doing fairly well, is still much more expensive and lacks even one must-have game so far.
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theres tons of great american games for the psp...
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How is it embarrassing? Lower price, huge library of games that's always growing. 3DS, while doing fairly well, is still much more expensive and lacks even one must-have game so far.
The problem with the 3DS was the launch lineup. Pretty much, there wasn't one, unless you count Steel Diver as an actual game they wanted to promote a new hardware launch with.

EDIT: I think you misunderstood for me saying it was embarrassing for the PSP when in fact I was saying the opposite.
Edited by Core2uu - 4/10/11 at 11:07pm
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Wait so the PSP (which has been out for years) has outsold the 3DS in Japan, (which just came out). How is this comparable?

So the PSP sold more for week 1 of 3DS's release ... well did sony have a big sale or something? I bet they did.
    
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Wait so the PSP (which has been out for years) has outsold the 3DS in Japan, (which just came out). How is this comparable?

So the PSP sold more for week 1 of 3DS's release ... well did sony have a big sale or something? I bet they did.
That's actually a fair observation. I know it was recently dropped to $129 for NA. Was there a similar price drop in Japan?

Also, I'm still quite sure reception for all previous incarnations of the DS were stronger than for the 3DS... I don't know, but maybe it wasn't all everybody was expecting. Regardless, it's the software made to take advantage of the hardware that counts so hopefully we'll be seeing some great titles released soon.
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