Xbox 360 outsells PS3 in Japan

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Microsoft is celebrating a rare moment of success in Japan where the latest data from

Media Create

shows that for the week ending November 4th Xbox 360 hardware outsold rival PS3, albeit by just over 200 units,

Next Gen

reports.

360 sold 17,673 in the period, massively up on the 3,718 units sold in the week before. In comparison, PS3 shifted 17,434 machines. The release of Namco Bandai's Xbox 360 exclusive Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, which sold just under 80,000 units.

It's the handhelds that rule the market overall, however, with DS selling 78,599 units and the PSP 59,714.

The hardware sales in full:

Nintendo DS - 78,599
PSP - 59,714
Wii - 37,617
Xbox 360 - 17,673
PlayStation 3 - 17,434
PlayStation 2 - 10,209
Game Boy Advance SP - 206
GameCube – 155
Game Boy Micro - 113

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