Handheld Nation: DS & PSP Software Dominate Japan

12/4/08

Japan - The DS and PSP have done it yet again; software for the handheld systems combined to take over 57% of sales in the first 11 months of 2008.

The DS did its fair share in that arrangement by more than doubling PSP's software market share of 18.30% and sits at the top of the mountain with 38.79% -- more than double any other platform.

On the console front, Wii leads the pack with five and a half million software units sold which is two times more than the PS3.

Stay right here at Chart Get! for the latest in 2008 data with full publisher breakdowns coming soon!

Famitsu Software 2008
(for all 2008 releases to date)


12/4/08

4 comments:

JJS said...

"On the console front, Wii leads the pack with five and a half million software units sold which is two times more than the PS3."

This is a common mistake, but "two times more" would mean "three times as much".

PL said...

No. Two times more means x2, or 200%. Three times as much is 300%.

JJS said...

"More" and "as much" are not the same thing.

If I say something sold "one time as much" as PS3, it sold the same amount. If I say something sold "one time more" than PS3, it means it sold as much as PS3 did, plus another PS3 sized amount, or twice as much.

*Twice as much
*One time more
*200% as much
*100% more
all mean the same thing.

PL said...

Ahh. I see your point. Thank you.

Either way, it was probably ambiguous and could have been more well written.

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