Software Fire Emblem: New Shadow Dragons and the Blade of Light [NDS] 147k Rhythm Heaven Gold [NDS] 139k Phantasy Star Portable [PSP] 110k Tales of Vesperia  100k Dragon Quest V [NDS] 55k Hardware Wii: 36,000 360: 24,000
Nice sales for the 360
too bad the info is fake...
Their japanese data comes straight from famitsu which is an official sales source by the way. So you can say as much crap as you want but its not fake @mohib. It won't most definitely fail, it has already failed. All these exclusive RPG's are just a futile attempt to fustrate sony. Sony is sleeping in Japan because they don't consider the 360 to be a threat. It would. Even Shane Kim pretty much admitted 360 has no hope in Japan
This is becuase of technology. Japan are big on having the latest technology. (Check out there mobile fashion) blu-ray has seen the fastest rise in japan. people will not buy a 360 becuase it uses DVD and is not exactly future proof.
1.3, how come they are buying loads of wii's, they are dvd based
yeh, i know i actualy said that in my post but got rid of it also the wii is seen as a 2nd console and NOT A nex gen console. wii is like ps2 NEX CONSOLE ARE THE TRUE SUCCESORS OF GAMING.
...Hello Kitty so they are just in their own world...
wow your suck as your country your also idiot, people buy cosole to play not to watch movie or for futur technlogy. if they like those thing so why wii sale too much ? your showing how fail your. im not saying that as fanboy, but its FACT. ولادخل الدين في اللعب
@Militant07 What exactly are you saying, and why did you decide to use arabic at the end of your post while the rest is in english. Are you looking for attention? ***edit*** They arabic translated into: "To enter religion in the game" That's fine, but can you keep it off of N4G
he can write in arabic if he wants... now hush hate monger
@smokey I know, what was I thinking... BTW nice bulldog in the pic.
i said "DO NOT enter religion in the game" your using crap translater ولا = and dont دخل = enter الدين = religion في = in اللعب = the games
Idiots approve this site
You have problems, just look at your unsername... Are you sick?
same sh*t to me. Hello Kettle, I see you just called Pot.
Good stuff for Fire Emblem DS :)
360 probably outsold ps3 Sony is scared -I THINK SONY IS GOING TO DO EVERYTHING TO STOP A REVOLUTION-
Looks like MS efforts are paying off, i wonder if the PS3 had another decrease in sales this week, might not even break the 10,000 mark. Imagine the 360 beating the PS3 at a higher than 2:1 ratio in their home durf, Sony needs to step up their game if they want to be a close 3rd posistion and not a distanced 3rd position
A couple of weeks ago ps3 sold like 77,000 and 360 was selling like 3000 that is a 25:1 ratio so there is really no need to jump up and down. Awesome RPG got released on 360 and it sold 100,000 units. PS3 sales will be similar once sony RPG's start dropping. FFXIII still exclusive in Japan and lets not forget White Knight Story is still out there
But this is the 360 we're talking about, the PS3 should be selling like the Wii considering its PS2 base but its not. The 360 on the other hand which was considered dead is actually outselling it, and its momentum will only continue with IU in a couple of weeks and the Last Remant later. While within that timeframe the PS3 will have nothing to appeal to the Japanese audience meaning its slaes can only go down.
the wii is twice as cheap.
cmrbe Price is not a factor. People buy Wii's on ebay, Amazon stores, Craiglist for more than the price of a PS3 or 360. Besides, the Wii is about the same price in Japan... and in Europe the 360 is actually cheaper than the Wii. Besides, millions of people is willing to pay $250 for the Wii, but why do you guys want a price cut for the PS3? Aparently to you guys the PS3 is a great value at that price, but still, people don't see the PS3 as a great purchase, thats why they want a pric cut.
are you serious?. Price is a very, very big factor. Do you seriously believe the wii would sell as many unit it dose at the moment if its at the same price of the PS3?. Edit: Value is one thing but affordability is another thing altogether. For example. A person that earns minium wage may see the PS3 as a great value with all the inbuilt tech but unfortunately the PS3 price is out of reach for them. Thats is why most PS3 fans wants a price drop. Not because we don't see the value but because at 400 minium its still out of the price range of mainstream consumers. We are not talking about a couple of bucks more expensive. We are talking about twice as expensive.
may be on to something there. Everyone is SCREAMING for a ps3 price cut. 360 is already getting some, and the wii is almost the same price it debuted with...people clearly see some kind of value in the wii
Why drop the price of the wii if its already twice as cheap?. Yes there is no denyning that the wii is hot property and some people are willing to buy it for more on the net but lets not kid ourselves. If suddenly Nin raised the price of the wii to 400USD i doubt much that it would sell the number of units its is doing right now. Value of a product in most cases greatly depends on its price as well as features. To say that price is not a factor like Frenando just said is plain stupid. Again the PS3 is at 400 USD. If you add all the teh in the PS3 it should actually cost more than 400 USD and its great value however its not affordable to the mainstream consumer.
i bought a wii and ended up giving it to my father since i didnt even play the damn thing. Disappointed again just like the gamecube when will i learn :/
Looks good, lets hope MSFT has tighter release windows in 2009 with plenty of games they wan't to purchase. LOL At people saying these numbers are fake. I get it, it's getting so bad if a preffered console is losing the numbers are fake no matter who gives the numbers now lol.
Infinite Undiscovery(ex) Last Remnant(timed) Star Ocean:The Last Hope(timed) It`s all what is left for x360. Well, maybe LO2 or BD2, or Cry on. There are some time till TGS08, time will show. But for now, it`s not that much. PS3 is getting: Eternal Sonata(multi) Last Remnant(multi) Tekken 6(ex) LBP(ex) White Knight Chronicles(ex) Final Fantasy XIII(ex)
great to see some 360 numbers like that for Japan
Or is the PS3 sales numbers missing? There are many missing numbers in this sales chart for some reason.
great numbers for MS. Lets see if they will be able to sustain it which i doubt. In case people say these are fake they are not since they are from Famitsu. I wish its not reported through VG though.
Who would ever think that the 360 would outsell the ps3 in its motherland. I don't care what you say but that is impressive to say the least. It will probably outsell the ps3 for about a few more weeks than Infinite Undiscovery will also increase the sales than it will go back to normal. But still very impressive considering 2008 was supposed to be the year the ps3 destroyed the 360.
The 360 outsold the PS3 last year... then the following week, the PS3 outsold the Wii.
then 2007 was also the year of the PS3 since it outsold the x360 in 2007.
Cyrus did not submit this article...what happened?
24,000 is much better than i expected.There was an article posted on N4G that stated that Microsoft stocked about 8,000 - 10,000 Tales of Vesperia bundles.So i was expecting the bundle to sell out with say an extra 5,000 consoles sold. Anyway this is good news, now lets see if the baton would successfully pass on to Infinite Undiscovery and the Last Remnant.
Can the 360 hold up...doubt it.
That's very similar to Blue Dragon numbers. I think when that game hit, it pushed something like 30,000 xbox consoles while the game itself did about 90,000 units. I can't wait to see how the "Symphonia" sequel on the Wii will sale. Personally, that will be the one I pick up for sure when it comes to the U.S. I loved the characters (except Genis) and story of Symphonia. Although I didn't like the demo of Vesperia (mostly because of the voices and lackluster combat) I may pick it up for the story.
PS3 really needs good JRPGs, getting pretty apparent now. It's been a long time since i beat DQVIII on my PS2... Does White Knight Story (or Chronicles, whatever) even have a release date yet? The game was shown like years ago (2006?).
Early 2009. I think it's reached the point of silliness, but the first time someone puts a big name JRPG on PS3, it's going to sell ridiculous numbers because the console is starved of good JRPGs.
Well... they already released Disgaea 3 and Valkyrie Profile, with no effects on hardware sales. I doubt WTS will help a lot.
Did you ever play a Disgaea or Level-5 game before?
Disgaea 3 sold 110,000 units in Japan. Valkyrie Chronicles sold about 150,000 in Japan. The main problem is that neither of those are traditional JRPGs, they're tactical RPGs.
Of course I have played Disgaea, and I love Level 5 work. Rogue Galaxy is a very good, and you should play the Professor Layton series: is developed by Level 5. By the way, the next DS exclusive big RPG Dragon Quest IX (Dragon Quest is a bigger seller in Japan than FF) is being developed by Level 5. Heck, Level 5 has developed more games for the DS than for the PS2.
Everything that Level-5 touches turns to gold. No wonder some call this dev team the new Squaresoft. WKC will probably be a sleeper hit( I don't think there is enough hype). PS3 owners in Japan are hungry for quality exclusive rpgs and WKC will probably do extremely well. Anyway,by October and November,when Winning Eleven releases in Japan,there will be a huge surge in PS3&PS2 software and hardware sales. Now,before someone ells me about the Wii version,I'll just say it does not have the same effect on the fanbase since it is a little more arcadey and the core Pro Evo fans look for realism.
Did you know that the Wii version Pro Evo 2008 sold a lot more and it was actually better reviewed than the PS3 version? And I'm not lying, if you want, I can post some links. And did you know thats is a very good and more pro thanks to the new controls? Is kinda like an action RTS. Even the new FIFA is going to use this new system. The controls are only posible on Wii not because the motion, but because the use of the IR Pointer. Check this demo:
it didn't sell better than on the PS consoles (PSP,PS3,PS2 combined) but yes,it did get better reviews than the HD versions. Frankly the PS 3 and 360 version were borked. Hoping for change this year. But any real Pro Evo pro (forgive the pun) will tell you that they really want more realism. Last year,those who got it on The Wii got it mainly instead of the PS2 version. It should have better sales this time around. Fifa does not sell at all in Japan for some reason.
Nice job considering it is Japan.
Microsoft needs to show Blue Dragon 2 as soon as possible.
MSFT also needs to make a quality Japanese version of The New Xbox Experiance(game shows with prizes etc). TGS will reveal any game ready to be shown, I know SO4 will be shown there because that game is going to release before E3 2009, Blue Dragon 2 might have to wait a bit.
Funny stuff. Anyways, good sales for 360. Sony needs to get their heads out of their collective arses and make more RPGS. NOW.
@God of N4g Actually POG,Giant Enemy Crab and Green are all different people.I have noticed how they voice their opinions and they are different.
Being the God of N4G shouldn't you know who is who? I am Nasim!
You sure are lame at using your Godly powers.If you are smart why don't you check our profiles to check our gamertags. If you are smart you will see that we have different gamertags. If you are smart you will see that my gamertag has the word Green as the 1st word. So that should tell you that GREEN is my surname you mere mortal.
"It(360) won't most definitely fail, it has already failed." -hmmmm, I'd be the first to admit 360 won't be a threat to overtake ps3 and of course not the wii in Japan (haha thats an understatement), but to say it fail is definitely a matter of your perspective. In terms of comparison with the original xbox its already been successful, since it has surpassed those tiny sales numbers, ha ha not hard to do since xbox sales were almost non-existent, but again this IS JAPAN and 360 is already surpassed many expectations. Also the original xbox NEVER outsold ps2 in any week as far as I know, so the fact that the 360 might outsell the ps3 by more than a couple hundred consoles (which it actually already did one week, I think) in what is a market that heavily favors homegrown gaming is indeed quite an accomplishment for micro. I think in order for micro to ever be a real threat to sony or nintendo in Japan they must have a "Rome wasn't built in a day" mentality....which it seems micro is following that path, I think lesser companies would have given up already after working so hard in a market only to see minimal gains over and over again, but micro has actually kept at it, through all the embarrassing sales numbers they still actively seek Japanese dev support and deliver quality Japanese oriented games. Its starting to pay off for micro, sure sales will drop back to normal but its still a success in the sense that micro is building more and more creditability in Japan and setting themselves up for MORE success whenever they release the next xbox in Japan. So I think if you look at the situation objectively theres is no way this small amount of success micro has *earned in Japan can be considered "failed", and if so how does a console that has already "failed" (in Japan) manage to sell about 12k less than the super hot best selling console known as the wii....errr ps3 sales #'s??? we'll see but either way I think we have to give credit where credit is due on this one. JOY
"people will not buy a 360 becuase it uses DVD and is not exactly future proof." wow, really?....and the wii continues to outsell ps3 in Japan because its "future proof", ha ha lmfao Now gamers have to stop using price as the only excuse the wii outsells the ps3 and 360. Hey wasn't the gamecube cheaper than both the ps2 and xbox, yet it sold the least last gen? Its like saying the cheapest brand in any market will always sell better....thats BS, yeah of course more Fords will be sold than Lamborghini's but thats a huge difference in comparison to gaming. Sony and micro both built a console that they understand would have to compete with the wii, if you asked sony or any analysts 2 yrs ago ps3 was expected to outsell them all based on VALUE, or in other words it would sell better because consumers would buy it based on the idea that its worth the price compared to the other 2 consoles.= It didn't happen, and so far even with multiple price drops by micro and sony MORE consumers still think the wii is a better buy, imo it isn't but either way the reality is the wii is MORE attractive to MORE consumers than ps3 or 360...sure price is a factor but not as much as some want to believe, dammm 2+ yrs ago, I remember sony making big claims about how ps3 sales would outpace the competition even though sony and everyone else knew it to cost alot more than their competitors. JOY
Xbox was last last gen. Gamecube was actually second.
Good numbers for MS but can they maintain that boost?
we just get along.
PSP kicking butt. Famitsu is the most reliable source of sales in Japan so the info here is factual. I can't wait to buy Phantasy Star Portable when it arrives
Why is everyone arguing so much? 360 sold 24,000 in Japan. Good job MS. Can we leave it at that? You all know it will not last, and it is a good wake up call for Sony. Get us our JRPGS. It is my second favorite genre behind fighting games, and I still have nothing outstanding for my PS3. Japan is letting Sony know that they still want JRPGS. Step up to the plate Sony. People buy the Wii because it is cheap and has mass media appeal. We don't even need to move into that territory. I will give you an example. My aunt who hates video games went out and bought a Wii and Wii fit to "get in shape". But she couldn't even hook the thing up, and now I have to go down there and set it up for her. How the heck would someone who knows nothing about video games get a Wii? Blame the media.
Consumerism at its best right there xiru
The 360 is kicking the ass of sony for a non Japanese system lol but maybe better luck next 10 years if there is a next for sony. "NEX CONSOLE ARE THE TRUE SUCCESORS OF GAMING." What's true successor of gaming? a system that actually has....games? Im not sure this guy even knows lol, but i know a true system is not one in last place.
PS3 outsold the 360 worldwide last year. PS3 is outselling the 360 worldwide this year. I guess we won't see another Microsoft system either then? Do you people even think before you let the first garbled thought spill onto your keyboard?
Fanboyism at it best!
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