VGChartz writes: "The exclusive Playstation 3 release, Metal Gear Solid 4, alongside special bundles and deals to promote the game worldwide have pushed PS3 hardware sales above Wii hardware sales for the first time in 2008 . Still, the battle was still close, with PS3 sales at 320,000 units compared to Wii sales at 296,000 units. In the 'Others' region PS3 has outsold Wii three times in 2008 , though unlike in Japan and the Americas, this week was not one of those times that PS3 outsold Wii. The Americas has seen the greatest supply issues for Wii in 2008, and PS3 has been able to capitalize on the issue four times this year . Lastly, in Japan this week PS3 was able to outsell Wii for the first time in 2008 .
Since the PS3 launched November 2006, PS3 has only managed to outsell Wii worldwide in a given week three times . Two of the weeks were associated with the PS3 European launch in the Spring of 2007, and the third is this week. Since launch in the Americas, Wii has outsold PS3 all but seven weeks . The story is similar in 'Others'; Wii has outsold PS3 in all but eight weeks , though with less sales time in the European segment of Others, it is clearly the strongest PS3 region. As for Japan, PS3 has now outsold Wii a total of four times , including this week, since each machine was available in the region."