This news may come as a a surprise to many as the big N has always done exceptionally well in the land of the rising run and after releasing a brand new handheld they have been outshone by the near six-year-old PSP. The sales numbers don’t lie and it was reported that Sony’s portable sold near 15,000 more units in one weeks time with 58,057 while the 3DS only moved 42,979.
This may have been largely due to a new dating simulator released for the PSP, Amagami(pictured above), which moved 67,221 copies and was in the top ten for overall software sales in the country with five other PSP titles. This a very impressive feat for such and aged system, but Sony has always been able to make impressive sales numbers as their systems age.
I can’t really say it is something to be shouting off the rooftops if you are Japanese, as it seems the popularity of the dating simulators in the country could be an example of loneliness, depression or perhaps just a unique taste in fun. What do you think?