Sales for Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 fell in week-to-week figures in the latest Japan retail data. Media Create Co. on Fri. reported that the PS3 sold 9,508 units between July 28 and Aug. 3, a decrease from 10,692 units the week prior.
Must be a very slow news day
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360 already released more JRPG's in japan then ps3 did, and with the release of "Tales of Vesperia" i wont be surprised if the sell as good as ps3 this week!! but again its very sad to see MS releasing all these games and japanese still not buying the 360, well i dont blame them for it, no one want to buy a faulty system and here i dont want to troll but its the truth that no one can deny it!! I for instance will never buy something that am not sure how many weeks or months i need to wait until i take it to the repair center!!
takes a week after sending it in. So i would say at the most 2 weeks. 3 days for the box to get there and 7 business days after that according to an earlier article posted here. So jump in.. I do understand where your coming from though one of the reasons I didn't buy a PS2 was because of DVD laser problems they were having.. I didn't hesistate to get a 360 after M$ put on the 3 year RROD cover on it.. Nope cant say that about the 360.. my original xbox is still alive after 6 years.. But if your scared about RROD you have a 3 year warranty that goes with it..
i bought the ps2 in 2001 i never had problem accept when i modded my ps2! and the only problem was that the DVD razer didnt read the copied games always so only i had to restart my ps2 to work, and its working until now!! now can u say that about the 360? to work with u for 7 years and more?
What do people expect when games that Japanese people love(JRPG) are on a console they hate(360)so they are pretty much SOL!
Yeah it's cos of Tales of Vesperia, I expect PS3 to be last in sales next week because of that game. Only other time that happened was when Ace Combat came out.
they got Valkyria but didnt care about it. Maybe WKS.Looks more like a game that can appeal. Otherwise...hasnt anybody just thought that the Wii was is what they need overthere ? Casual games sell more than anything else overthere so the Wii is maybe like the messiah or something.
Excuse my language but sony needs to step that sh*t up in japan.
I agree, but don't forget there are rpg's coming for the PS3. I suppose the naysayers want Sony to fail but Valkyria is one rpg for the PS3 and it's looking good so far.
Sony does have JRPG / Strategy titles in Japan that you won't see in the US. Look up their JP store. Lots of games that would make you scratch your head. Like the 'Summer Vacation 3' title... O_O
If that's true then Japanese people just don't like the PS3 and perfer the wii.. @below- Yeah but compare Japanese sales of the PS2 vs the PS3.. Actually here i did it for you.. http://vgchartz.com/hwlaunc... So you should be checking your facts before calling people mentally ill because you just make yourself look dumber.. Yes VGchartz I pulled that card. Either way you look at it the PS3 isn't selling as well as the PS2.. I mean even the 360 is selling better than the original Xbox. You can laugh because it is funny considering how badly the 360 is doing but its a fact!! So at least M$ can say they are doing better this gen than last. Of course nintendo is doing a lot better than the gamecube. So what's wrong with the PS3 not selling as much as the PS2? Probably the price and the fact japanese people don't have JRPGs on the system.
Are you mentally ill? The Ps3 sales drop buy 1,000. Of course it may sound like much but it really isnt compared to how much they are still sold in one week. 10,000 units sold is a lot of units and 9,000 is still a lot for a place like Japan. So they Do prefer the Ps3, As for the Wii, well everyone Prefers the Wii, even Russians were the Wii Play's them. VGChartz... wow great comeback, now am going to go to my little corner and cry.
"10,000 units sold is a lot of units and 9,000 is still a lot for a place like Japan. You showed how much you lacked in intelligence if you think that's alot for Japan. Lets do the math here 10,000 units x 52 weeks a year = 520,000 x 5 years (typical console life)= 2.6 million units. Your really think Sony would be happy at just selling 2.6 million units in Japan when they have sold 40 plus million units with the PS2 in Japan alone? 10,000 units a week is not going to cut it for Sony. But then again with Sony losing money for each PS3 they sell this could taken as good news as well..
It's only gonna get worse now the 360 has a price cut half the ps3 price. You're f!cking screwed, idiot.
week by week sales numbers
this should not be news,the ps3 dose not have any AAA rpg's in japan so sales will be low after mgs4. i wonder when sony will finally dish out some AAA exlusive rpg's that they love.
...Wow. I guess the PS3 is doomed in Japan, am I rite guyz? /sarcasm But in all it's fairness, things go up and go down. That's how the world turns. I will add that Sony needs more rpg's under their belt. But then again, the PS2 started out slow the same way, until it took off like a rocket. If Sony pulls though with a lot of marketing, they use Japan to their advantage. It's all a matter of time.
As the PS3 falls the 360 rises i guess its the turn of the tides http://news.punchjump.com/a...
It's called a price cut.Works everytime.. It wont last long tho,wait till RROD light's up Japan and things will go back to normal.
I'll laugh when the PS3 loses to X360, even just for one week! Really no great games will be on the PS3 for a few weeks and that could help!
It seems like the 360 is gaining in Japan while the PS3 is falling. It also seems like Sony and MS swiped stratagies this gen. Sony is pretty much giving MS to Japan on a silver platter, which is a shame because Sony can easily sell 50K PS3's a week in that region with some more Japanese support (See PSP). Sucks too because its region free and there is NOTHING worth importing while the 360 has loads of Japanese titles that I would love to import but cant because of the damn region lock. Note to Sony. PUMP OUT QUALITY JAPANESE TITLES, IF NOT THAT YOU WILL LOSE THAT REGION. LEARN FROM THE PSP AND GET PSP SUPPORT ON PS3.
I think sony right now is really more focused on catching up with the 360 in America and I dont blame them because this is the biggest MARKET in the world. Plus they know the 360 is pretty much dead in Japan but they didn't take the Wii into consideration. But then again nobody did. I don't consider the Wii as in the same class as the PS3 or the 360 but for every Wii sold is a lost sale for both MS and Sony.
sometimes you rise sometimes you fall. thats life. im really sure ps3 will sell as much as the psp is selling when the price goes down.
It's OK when PS3 sales drop but when the 360 sales drop "ZOMG 360 is getting ownzord!" :/
I'm not too worried about these numbers. I'm sure the sales will pick back up in no time at all. ^_^
I am curious to see the 360 numbers next week with the launch of Tales of Vesperia. I hear the PS3 will get its own version of a Tales of game and not a port.
isnt ps3 getting a naruto game so and i think a tales games is in development
Yeah. Naruto: Ninja Storm. Naruto is pretty huge in Japan too.
haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Xbox 360 has all the best RPG's, shooter, racing games, adventure games. Loyal japan will turn to. Microsoft are too good at what they do. Xbox 360 has destroyed the last place PS3rd this generation.
your lame and you fail. http://www.youtube.com/watc... <-----this is you. this gen just started and games is an opinion.
slow news indeed. The average is 11,000 a month & 1 month in the summer its 10,000. wow?! Heres your chance xbot! stupid. Stay tuned. This means jack balls. I have no other comments.
lol, Xbots are clearly desperate with their news now...
has risen from dead in Japanese market, and Sony's this year's plan is to focus on it while it's hot. Nintendo DS isn't hot as it used to be, that's why Sony started to fire up PSP marketing. This year's Sony's strategy for PS3 is to maintain focus on Western market (look at upcoming titles). They are smart enough to figure out that until Wii fever chills out, there's nothing they can do about it, regarding console market. Sony is happy if either one of 3 consoles (PS2/PS3/PSP) are doing well.
really? And you know this how?
PS3 has no huge Jrpg games in japan. Now bring White Knight Chronicles or an FF13 or FF Versus to the scene and u will see very good numbers. :)
to the guy above 10,000 a week for the ps3 is NOT alot and its a shame to see it struggling. The wii is generally at 40-50,000 a week around the same level the ps2 sold at. But Japan is all about the handhelds now - the ds has already outsold the ps2 despite been out no where near as long and the psp has had a second life in 2008. But for the ps3 and 360 Japan is fight that isn't important compared to Europe and North America. Having said that I will give 360 props because it has been steadily rising in weekly sales here for over a month - can tales get it to sell as well as the ps3 every week in the near future? I doubt it but at least its not a region that microsoft will be banking on.
I love how people not living anywhere near the Japanese territory love to talk about the lack of quality JRPGs on the system. Where do people think the JRPGs get released? The Netherlands? Tales of Vesperia does something like 70k and all of a sudden the world is coming to an end.............Please you all need to stop and think about things like rational human beings.
You are retarded dont you? How about europe?
The xbox is selling roughly the sme if not more in Europe than America - slightly off the ps3 but not by far. Infact both the ps3 and 360 are doing well in Europe ( compared to Japan atleast). Shame for them that the wii is accelerating in sales and won't be caught.
And this gen the Xbox 360 has it all, JRPG's by the bucket load, has the PS3 got any JRPG's that are exclusive which got high reviews and was the best seller ever? Does it even have as many as the 360? I truely think this gen the PS3 will sell based on it being a blu-ray player.
What the heck are you going on about now? Xbox360 can have all the RPG's it wants in japan its not doing anything to sony at the moment and wont for a while unless overnight Japan feels that FFXIII will be better on 360, as of right now FFXII and Verses XIII and also White Knights will murk xbox360 in sales, so you can spin it how you want but its not going to matter its to late.
JRPG's by the "bucket load"? What, some Tales game, Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey? Never played tales or Blue Dragon, but have played Lost Odyssey. Mediocre, at best. Ill wait for White Knight, thanks.
Remember some Japanese developers feel that there should be 1 more price drop in order for PS3 to really start taking off, and sony really needs to start pushing more JRPG and i kinda feel like punching konami because everyone here has seen what monster hunter has done with the PSP alone, it has been on a running spree for quite a long time, and since they canceled it for the PS3, PS3 has just been sitting there for a while till MGS4 came and now its in another waiting phase for "that" big game/hardware mover.
Stop dreaming Xbots, you're pathetic. 10k, 11k, seriously, who cares ? Consoles will be sold in the months to come with all the new games, not in august, you morons.
here's an idea... maybe everyone owns one already? heh
Microsoft's plan to suppress the sales of the PS3 in Japan by throwing money at JRPG developers seems to be working pretty well.
i didnt know you were in the Olympics! http://www.youtube.com/watc... <-----this is you, you almost didnt fail.
Anytime a AAA titles releases we see a spike in sales no matter what console it is on. Are people reporting lower numbers after MGS's spike or are the numbers reported based on sales prior to MGSs release? It does make a difference. -Death
This is only one week. I think people need to start looking at the Wii in a class of its own. Its obviously not next gen. It's Gamecube with motion controls. PS3 vs Xbox360 and then there is Just the Wii a fun system for the family and parties.
GUys DON'T forget the only ps3 you can find in japan right now is the 40g the 80g comes this fall and $100 less
By March of next year when the FF7:AC bundle comes out we should be seeing quite a significant increase in hardware sales. Japan loves FF7 and are probably as eager as me to get their hands on the FF13 demo.
Why is the ps3 going backwards? In Japan no less? And the 360 is gaining traction? Holy Guacamole! I thought Japan was where the ps3 was going to take off and never look back? I thought the 360 was dead in Japan? Guess it is not so simple huh, SDF?
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