It’s been common practice as of late for Sony’s PlayStation Portable to top hardware sales in Japan despite the complete ownage that Nintendo has been laying down with the Wii and Nintendo DS. However, this time around Sony’s other piece of hardware, the PlayStation 3, is the one to top the charts and it’s actually by a significant margin.
The results aren’t too shocking due to the recent release of SEGA’s Yakuza 4, but the sales themselves are large enough to usually even out the sales differential that takes place in North America between Sony and its biggest competitor.
With that in mind, we’re sure Sony is looking at March a little differently than usual in North America and we’d imagine that they feel pretty comfortable with expected NPD numbers for March with the release of God of War III and Final Fantasy XIII — especially since both products have seemed to sell out hardware across all major retailers.
Check out the full Japanese charts below.