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July Hardware Sales In Japan and US.

Ps3 outsold 360 by a heavy margin in Japan and by slight margin in US, for the month of July.

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chaosatom3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

No wonder we are seeing software sales for the ps3 a lot closer to Microsoft's software sales, then we did a year or a month ago.

I don't even get why people see that 360 will lead Japan (or Europe) in future. It doesn't even make sense. 360 are so much cheaper compared to ps3 - 360 price difference than US, and yet ps3 outsells.

Fat Princess3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

LOL

VGChartz is banned from most websites for good reasons you know. They're full of crap and everyone knows it. Shame on Cyrus for submitting all of their BS to N4G.

Voiceofreason3746d ago

I dont think any credible source has ever claimed that 360 could lead in Japan. Yeah they might outsell them for a week or two around some big release but American electronics do not sale in Japan.

clintos593746d ago

And quick note for those that are stunned the 360 is still getting outsold.

No matter how low the price cut, consumers arent dumb. They can see a great product when it is in front of them. Yes the 360 does have a bigger lineup of games compared to the ps3 but at the same time u should know the only reason why this is the case is because of the early launch the 360 had over its competitors.

The ps3 maybe over priced but at the same time, the hardware is very durable and long lasting and it has alot to offer with wifi, hdd, bluray player, ds3 controller with a cord to recharge your controller and u can get online and play games with no charge. To me that is one hell of a bargain especially if u buy the MGS4 Bundle which also includes MGS4 which is the best game this next gen period thus far and u can play almost all your ps1 and ps2 games on that bundle, for only $499.

U may say it is a high price but at the same time people will take quality and a bargain over faultyness.

Chuck Norris3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

"No matter how low the price cut, consumers arent dumb."

don't be too sure..

Torch3746d ago

"don't be too sure.. "

LOL...Took the words right outta my mouth!

clintos593746d ago

Dont be so sure of what? July NPD numbers speak for itself. If the MGS4 bundle which is 500 dollars can outsell the 360 arcade which u can get for 199. That right there shows u just how much an impact MGS4 and how great a value that bundle is despite the 360 having a bigger library of games. And also u got to also consider alot of that reason is due to the problem the 360 hardware has with RROD. U dont have to agree with me because of my opinion, but at the same time ill let the sale numbers do the talking.

Common Sense3746d ago

The Ipod does. America doesn't manufacture nearly as many electronics in comparison to Japan.

jaysquared3746d ago

"Dont be so sure of what? July NPD numbers speak for itself. If the MGS4 bundle which is 500 dollars can outsell the 360 arcade which u can get for 199. That right there shows u just how much an impact MGS4 and how great a value that bundle is despite the 360 having a bigger library of games. And also u got to also consider alot of that reason is due to the problem the 360 hardware has with RROD. U dont have to agree with me because of my opinion, but at the same time ill let the sale numbers do the "

Yawn... Let me know what the year end NPD data is. Dont look into too much summer numbers when its the holiday season is when the consoles sell the most. That's why Sony dropped their price last year before the holidays and that's why M$ is doing it this year as well..

The Lazy One3746d ago

Though you are right that summer pales in comparison to holiday, a solid summer can easily make up for a loss in the holiday. As long as you don't flop the holiday compared to the other systems, a summer can catch you right up if not surpass.

I do think the 360 will probably take the holiday though. They have a lot more coming up for this winter all around. Games, price, services, and reliability in new systems. PS3 almost certainly won't flop comparatively though.

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LightningPS33746d ago

I mean 360 needs a huge release like Tales of Vesperia just to slightly outsell the PS3 for a week.

chaosatom3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

RPG will push 360 for a little while, but when ps3 gets the same game, it will push a hell of lot ps3 more. Developers will then make loads of money of the ps3 version in JAPAN.

Then onwards, Developers will be making multiplatform games that will release same time in the future for Japan because they know that 360 is going to get pumbled, no matter how good of a game they release. They can make a lot more on the ps3, unless microsoft uses it's dough.

Microsoft seriously needs to see the light of day, and say that it's NOT a RPG CONSOLE to the JAPANESE consumers. They don't see it as one, so why pretend.

Microsoft is only doing this to entice Japanese customers, and yet with so many rpgs, it's continues to fumble around.

Aclay3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

Yeah, it will take a big JRPG for the 360 to outsell the PS3. But, the Tales of Vasperia hype in Japan wont last for about another week or so and it will all be over. When MGS4 came out on the PS3, the PS3 sold 80,000+ units in week (and even outsold the Wii that week) and then next week after MGS4's launch in Japan, PS3 sales almost immediately went back to normal.... if the hype for MGS4 lasted a good week in Japan, then the Tales of Vasperia wont last too much longer, because Tales of Vasperia is no Final Fantasy calibur JRPG.

March 2009 + PS3 Final Fantasy Advent Children bundles = the true beginning of PS3 domination in Japan.

When FFXIII drops in Japan on the PS3, it's going to be PS3 pandemonium.

The only other times in which I can realistically see the 360 outselling the PS3 in Japan for another week or two is when Infinite Undiscovery comes out, and when Star Ocean 4 comes out, but until then, the PS3 will continue to dominate the 360 in Japan... but FFXIII for the PS3 will almost put an end to the 360 in Japan for good.

And personally, I think that Microsoft has been paying to have some of these JRPG's on the 360 because Japanese developers know that the 360 isn't the hottest console in Japan and Japan devs. know that they could easily make double or tripe the profit from a game if they released it for the PS3 but Microsoft has to be paying them off just to make the game on the 360... a 360 JRPG struggles to reach the Million mark, but a JRPG on the PS3 would easily sell a million and more.

Microsoft wants the 360 to do better in Japan, and they know that once the PS3 get's some JRPG's in Japan, it's over for the Xbox 360 in Japan and the PS3 will be hot on their tails and that's got to be why so many JRPG's are on the 360 and not the PS3.

AStupidXbot3746d ago

I'm A Stupid Xbot, the PS3 is outselling the fixme dvd player in Europe, America, and Japan, I wasted my money.

dro3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

once again proof vgc chart is bs....im i the only one that thinks n4g should stop letting people posting vgc numbers :/

omodis4203746d ago

Please tell me why in your opinion are the VG charts false. Give a few reasons. It seems to me that this is the trend on this site. Yet no one ever states why VG charts suck.
I have been using N4G sense the new year began. (right about the time PS3 started beating 360 almost every month)So back when PS3 was flailing, did all the Xbox people support it?

Spydr073746d ago

Because their numbers are way off when compared to official numbers like NPD. Yup, that pretty much sums up why they're crap.

omodis4203746d ago

Its pretty much dead on with the NPD this month.

JasonXE3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

vgchartz is showing that ps3 is getting it's ass handed to them for a couple of weeks now. Right now this is the 3rd or 4th week in a row i believe that the 360 outsold the ps3 worldwide. This week charts showed that they also outsold them in Japan by a margin of 13.5k. Anyway

"Ps3 outsold 360 by a heavy margin in Japan"

O RLY?? Captain obvious lol

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Mao3746d ago

Posters on their own forum pages are bashing them. OUCH!

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