According to a magazine publisher, the PlayStation 3 is catching up with the Wii in Japanese sales.
hmmm maybe only a short term thing? though it wud be good to see ps3 getting some better sales... it just needs the games.
i think there are enough games for everyone ... how many 360 games do you own and play?
you're still using that "no games" thing. what, you stuck in 2007 or something? by the didn't Sony have more exclusive at E3 this year?
this article is lame... of course its catching up, backing in may, there was a minimal amount of PS3 units sold(hence the 6 to 1). Its just that now the PS3 is selling decently and the wii has remained unstopable in sales so the difference has decreased. If the PS3 was still behind 6 to 1 by this point they would have already stopped production and declared it a failure....
Over time ps3 sales will increase significantly in Japan. Its a matter of when the ps2 people feel the need to switch over. And I thinks its safe to say that the wii and the ps3 will be in a lot of homes right next to each other.
by catching up they mean "getting outsold by a little less than usual". The only way I could see Wii loosing is if the PS3 and 360 stay on the market for like 10 years. Which is what I hope happens. Those consoles need to give time for casuals to catch up to the High Def era. Probably won't happen because Microsoft will come out with a new console pretty soon if they start getting beat by PS3.
x360 didnt stop PS2 from selling millions more.
The PS3 went from being outsold 6:1 originally to 1.7:1. That's definitely not "a little less than usual."
You start losing in sales so you release a new console? You remember sega with the all the BS 32X add-on and releasing their console early because of slow sales? It doesn't work man, history shows that.
Youre right about the time thing. Sony will sell tons of consoles in Japan once FF comes out and the price drops a little. I have no doubt that the Japanese people are very willing to embrace the PS brand. As for MS, well, I think the only people who own 360's in Japan are Americans living there but I could be wrong. Bringing out a new console doesnt somehow make MS on top. They may spin it that way but it doesnt make it so.
The PS3 will not "catch up" to the Wii in Japan. The gap is *already* far too great. The proper economies of scale for *software development* are what is at issue here, and the big-budget development for PS3 just isnt there compared to the sales for Wii and Xbox 360 (in a global sense). Japan cannot support the PS3 alone, and its distant 3-rd place in the market (currently) is going to be *very difficult* to come-back from. Pretend, wish, hope, lie -- do anything you want to, but its not going to change. Both the Wii and Xbox 360 can move down in price -- the "price point" for PS3 isnt going to matter, the other two are going to be there at the same time... and the PS3 will still be in 3rd. Bottom line? The PS3 was a BluRay player from day 1, Sony spent BILLIONS to kill HD-DVD for its MPAA interest. That's it. Yes, the PS3 plays games, great. But this generation, Sony missed the mark - big time.
Hey foodbox, how do you explain the gap shrinking between the 360 and the ps3 to under 5 million? I betcha just about anything that by this time next year the ps3 will have overtaken the 360 in global sales. There is ABSOLUTELY nothing in the market pointing to the 360 holding its lead over the PS3, except of course fanboy hope. But seriously I know you will respond to this post, so make it logical. Before you bring up price points remember that is one of many factors to console sales. I guess my question to you is this: How will MS hold its lead if it has been diminishing since mid 2007?
Well i hope the 360 is ready for a pricecut at any time because they told everyone there would be a big one...which was a lie telling everyone theres going to be a 100 dollar price cut and then reveal ur just phasing out the cheap version for the $350 one was a rediculous stunt, where as the ps3 doubles its harddrive to 80gigs and sells it for only 50 more (so with online play making the systems equal) The ps3 is catching up to the 360 rapidly, and with the upcoming games (Gears2 and Fable2 vs. little big planet, resistance2, killzone2, god of war III, and final fantasy exclusive in rpg loving japan)+the rapid growth of Blue Ray all over the world, it is silly to think the ps3 is screwed. The wii won't be caught for a while thats true, thing sells out everywhere, and its price now is prob lower than wut the ps3 will cost in 3 years haha. But MS better watch out. After Gears 2 is released, there wont be much reason to buy one...
Hey Foodbox you say the PS3 is 3rd but when you look at the markets/numbers it shows something TOTALLY different | | | Wii- 1st Europe 1st Japan 1st America PS3- 2nd Europe 2nd Japan 3rd America 360- 2nd America 3rd Europe 3rd Japan Wii = 1st with all 1st places PS3 = 2nd with 2 / 2nd places & 1 3rd (but gaining every month) 360 = 3rd with 2 / 3rd places and 1 / 2nd (losing ground every month & RROD's being counted as working consoles...) Just because MS "might" have more consoles sold than the PS3 (in one market) doesn't mean it's really ahead.
Well Final Fantasy XIII is PS3 exclusive in Japan. That's when the most PS3's will be sold.
But what about when monster hunter 3 hits Wii? That will make wii sales explode (although I think about everyone in japan has about 2 wiis and 5 DSs now lol)
I wonder what will happen to Wii sales when Kingdom Hearts III and Monster Hunter III launch. It will probably sell like 200K on a weekly basis for at least... a month.
Since when was KH3 an exclusive for the Wii? Also, you all underrate the power of White Knight Chronicles in the Japanese market for the PS3.
Doing in Japan !!!! Or Europe for that matter AHAHAHAAHAHA
I thought the xBox 360 has been Discontinued in Japan and Europe!!! ;-D
and in europe only people buying it for to play free copied games!! they dont spend 1 cent after they buy the console!
The 360 is already being discontinued in places. And PS3 and Wii are still going strong. Hey! If they merged... PSWII!!!!! XD
Did they run out of Red Lights!!! ;-D +Just got my 1st Trophy in PJ:Eden!!! ;-P God it was hard getting it! :-/
lol!! it's doing terrible and will continue doing terrible unless Microsoft does something about it. But Microsoft doesn't give a d*m* about the XboxPleaseFixMe b/c they have tons of money and could care less.
but PS3 has a very long way to go. I agree with sushipoop, MGS4 is selling well and FF XIII will help the PS3 sales sky rocket
I agree that is pretty awesome. And i'm not really surprised b/c the Wii is starting to get a little lame. I say that b/c Nintendo hasn't done anything with the Wii to really excite people in buying it like they use to. Sony is giving more and more to PS3 gamers with better and newer games, updates, and better graphics along with accessories.
Silly article and misleading. It's basing this all on the sales of one month, and incidentally MGS4 launched that month. Hardware sales will drop dramatically to their standard rate from now on till another big exclusive is launched there.
Yep, and it proves one thing: the price is too high.
If the PS3 is catching up to Wii sales in Japan, just wait until FFXIII drops in Japan becauase it's going to be PS3 pandemonium in Japan then and the rush for PS3's in Japan will truly begin. The spike in PS3 sales the week of MGS4 in Japan of 80,000 PS3 units was NOTHING compared to what the impact of FFXIII will have.
IF your asking ITS F*CKIN DOING FINE droid
till ff 13 comes out then sony will out sell the wii in japan by a wide margin
u MUST be crazy...... but we already knew that.
another one of these articles? sigh i am tired of this...
why are you even in this thread pp? anyway i should be carefull because i called you out a couple times and i lost 2 bubbles! hahahahahahahahahahaahahah hey pp do us a favor go make a 4th account then kill yourself
and why the hell does he have 6 bubbles and all he does is say dumb sh!t but then all we get is disagrees and bullsh!t
multiple accounts like most of the people here.
good news, hope ps3 explodes in japan soon so it gets alot of japanese developers working on it
lol no their not they can't even catch the 360.
Jesus dude, this is about Japan. I am pretty sure betamax would sell better in Japan if they actually started selling it again.
maybe its because everyone in japan already has a wii
I was thinking the same thing. At some point, everyone in Japan who wanted a Wii will have one, then sales are bound to slow down.
more like easy kills. I wish bots had more ammo, they all out of lies. A normal person wouldn't believe one word from them. oh now look what's this? The Japanese are buying ps3 like no tommorow! thats real sales too! Not that recycled repair or replace scam you bots got going on. Do yourself a favor xbot. Stay outta the news with your weak console & halo dreams of averageness. Real gamers talk on these boards. take your weak games & m$ points & buy a new game!
"In June, the Wii outsold Sony’s box of tricks by 1.7 to 1, as opposed to the 6 to 1 lead it had in May." I'm sorry but how does being outsold count as "catching up"? It's like saying the 360 is increasing it's lead over the PS3 by not being as outsold as last month. Think about it before you jump on the disagree button.
yeah you are correct, this "one month" isnt a trend its an anomaly. MGS4 came out in June. If the ps3 kept this up for 3 or more months I would be impressed, but not just a month. EDIT: Nah I have very good reading comprehension I just took it off in a little different way. I agree with your initial statement completely.
You didn't get what I was trying to say. Being outsold is not the same thing as catching up, no matter how small the marginal is. In order to be catching up you need to be closing the gap. Being outsold by 1.7 does not close the gap. The PS3 is catching up on the 360, cause it's been outselling the 360. Until it outsells the Wii it's not catching up. Ffs think a little...
Oh ok. Btw, I hope I didn't come off as arrogant. The Ffs line wasn't aimed at you.
As much as I would criticize the other companies for spinning news (like when Halo 3 was released and console sales doubled for the 360), I have to criticize this one for being short-sighted. It's all about MGS4. This will not hold for too long. As a matter of fact, by the end of August, PS3 sales will return to pre-MGS4 level. That said, perhaps MGS4 isn't the only factor. Wii sales ARE slowing down a bit (IN JAPAN). But that's mostly because people in Japan already bought the Wii. In the name of fairness... With love,
First things first, we mentioned Metal Gear Solid 4 in the story. I'm not really sure why people are using as an excuse – the point still stands, MGS 4 or not. Next, for every Wii and PS3 sold, 6 to 1 compared to 1.7 to 1 is a considerable difference. That shows it's catching up. It's not like this is a difference by a few points or figures; it has caught up by 5.3 units per Wii sold. Not being outsold as much as last month is the same as catching up, if you think about it.
Here's the problem. Another source states that Wii is outselling PS3 3 to 1 again in Japan. What is to say it won't go back to 5 to 1, or slump down to 2 to 1 again? It is far too early to go and proclaim "catching up" unless PS3 is actually outselling Wii more than a week (hell, a month). Consumers are fickle.
Xbox just pwned.
pp likes c*ck.
Jenzo is 100% correct.Its just an article saying how sony isnt being beaten "that bad".......but regardless they are still not "catching up". Jenzo is the man for actually stepping up and saying what was right. You are still losing ground....how is that catching up.dont you need to be in the + catogory to "catch up?
It is more than just MGS. We know Nintendo has had supply issues. Maybe they are just shipping mroe of those units to other areas leaving less for Japan.
Of course PS3 is going to sell a lot more the same month MSG4 was released. But even though it is one of PS3's biggest games it was still outsold by the Wii. That's not a good sign for the PS3. Next month expect PS3 sales to back to normal. As a matter of fact that seems to already be happening. According to the latest reports from Vgchartz the Wii is outselling the PS3 4 to 1 in Japan.
If the PS3 has occasional spikes in sales, coinciding with the release of AAA titles, then it isn't quite accurate to cherry pick those data points and conclude that it's catching up. Don't get me wrong, it would be big news if true. But this doesn't seem like anything worth getting worked up over.
if the 360 was released in the arctic, well....there'll be no poler regions left lol, the 360 would cause so much heat it would literally melt the northpole and surrounding areas, i bet MS paid a bunch of MAD-scientists to build a time machine in the future, then traveled back to the age of Dinosaurs with a prototype 360, AND WALAH! DINOSAUR EXTINCTION! LOL!, YEAH thats right it wasn't a meteorite, its was a burning 360 that accidently slipped out of one of the MS GEEKS hands while it was switched on and then overheated while falling, burned up in to a massive ball of fire and slammed in to the head of a T-REX at 'UNIMAGINABLE-BLIND-FURY' LOL, GREAT GOING MS! YOU TOOK THE DINOSAURS lol, Before the time of the dinosaur extinction a japanese guy from the future came and gave a 60GB PS3 to a Gigantasauros, then couple of hours later when Gigantasauros was enjoying the great PSN online service the 360 came and destroyed the Dinosaurs, these were the last words of Gigantosauros ''CURSE YOU NAZISOFT!..CURSE YOUUUUUUU TO HHECK!'' and PlopPlop(pp) the 360 cant be doing fine in japan and surrounding asian countries if ITS FREAKING DISCONTINUED, that means its stopped production or selling in those parts of the world
Good one!!! ;-D
sony is realy doing a whole lot better than last year.and u now what i never doubted them
Way to go Sony. Only 12 million more and you will have completely caught up with Nintendo. Good Job!
according to famistu media create and vgchartz.... so its not catching up its falling further behind, but in June is was falling behind less due to its (potentially) biggest game of the year releasing....
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