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Week recap: PS3 beats Xbox 360; Wii No. 1 in U.S.

PS3 beats Xbox 360 in July U.S. sales

Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 outsold Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 in July U.S. sales in the latest retail data from NPD Group Inc.

PS3 sales below Xbox 360 at Japan retail

Sales for Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 ranked below Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 in the latest Japan retail figures.

Xbox 360 Japan sales up 400% on new 'Tales' release

Japan sales for Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 increased more than 400 percent on the release of Namco Bandai Inc.'s Tales of Vesperia in the latest retail data.

Madden NFL 09 Xbox 360 punts No. 2 rank

EA Inc.'s Madden NFL 09 for Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 ranked as the No. 2-selling video game title on Tues. in the latest sales data at Amazon.com.

Nintendo Wii, DS lead July U.S. retail sales

Nintendo Co.'s U.S. game division on Thurs. said that the Nintendo DS handheld and Wii home video game console led overall July hardware sales in the U.S.

Wii Music pre-sales soft upon availability

Initial sales for Nintendo Co.'s Wii Music were soft following availability at Amazon.com on Mon.

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Silogon3685d ago

But VG charts just said the opposite. These numbers are stupid and they need to be banned from the site. Banned I say, Banned! They're counter productive and they do nothign but insite riots and hate towards other gamers. The sad part, none of these numbers are right so the fights are all for nothing.

zypher3685d ago

this data has been verified and it IS correct. Correct Information is the last thing that needs to be banned, ever. it's not Correct Information's fault that fanboys hate to face reality and like to bicker and verbally abuse each other.

fafoon3685d ago

Should Be Banned i say Banned

What a Darn Fool Idiot

Sir_Ken_Kutaragi3685d ago

Week recap: PS3 beats Xbox 360(July U.S)
Week recap: PS3 beats Xbox 360(July U.S)
Week recap: PS3 beats Xbox 360(July U.S)
Week recap: PS3 beats Xbox 360(July U.S)
(After a xBox 360 Price cut???)
PRICELESS!!! ;-D

dkgshiz3685d ago

VG charts is just a bunch of kids trying to make correct estimates, but fail in a epic form. PS3 beat the 360, it has been for many months now. Since last November.

zypher3685d ago

NPD verified PS3 beating 360 in the US, and MCC verified 360 beating PS3 in Japan. i don't think anything in the punchjump article is based off information from VG Charts

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skinner63685d ago

watch by xmas ps3 shall be winning. with the new releases of resistance 2 and ,motorstorm 2 and especially the highly anticipated LITTLEBIGPLANET ps3 are bound to take a jump for goal!!!!

Ben10543685d ago

im expecting the PS3 to take off when a new price cut hits

uxo223685d ago (Edited 3685d ago )

The article's title was headlined by "PS3 beats Xbox 360; Wii No. 1 in U.S." Yet the 360 beat the PS3 in Japan with a sales increase of 289%.

I think the 360 beating the PS3 (fluke or not) by 13,000 plus in JAPAN in one week is a bigger story than the PS3 beating the 360 by 20,000 in one month in the US.

This comment is not saying anything bad about either console, it's aimed at the angle punch jump chose to take with doing their little weekly review.

Edit: It would also be nice if people really tried to be a bit more objective on hitting the disagree button rather thank making things a side "A" verses side "B" contest.

jmoneezie3685d ago

I've noticed that a lot about punch jump. They have always been slanted a bit toward the PS3. If you look at their past reviews their headlines always favor the PS3. Notice how even with they said the 360 beat the PS3. They never said the 360 beat the PS3 instead they said "PS3 sales below Xbox 360 at Japan retail".

That's how they roll. That's cool though, cause they never really say much anyway. The usually report the facts, but they slant it in a way that hurts the PS3 the least.

ActionBastard3685d ago (Edited 3685d ago )

The thing is, it's really not that interesting. Reason being (and you mentioned it in your post), it's a fluke. If Tales hadn't been released and there was that kind of jump, I would totally agree. But as with ALL JRPGs released on the 360 in Japan, the sales increase for 1-2 weeks, then drop back down to a little over 1K. Case in point- Eternal Sonata, Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey and now Tales (all bundled BTW).

zypher3685d ago

i think it's worded that way because a) everyone expected the 360 to outsell the PS3 in Japan during the week on the strength of ToV, and b) no one expected the PS3 to outsell the 360 in July, due to the 360's price cut. even NPD was PREDICTING a win for the 360 in July. i'm actually happy that 360 won a week in Japan and PS3 won a month in the US; stuff like this only good for competition.

uxo223685d ago (Edited 3685d ago )

Good counters, I totally understand your points. Perhaps I was reading more into it than what was really there.

I understand where you are coming from. It "would" be more news worthy if it has some legs (Staying power) which I doubt in the Japanese market.

Bubbles

leyego3685d ago

@1.2
ya 360 beating ps3 in japan by 13k units is a big deal
but this place is sony fanboy arena so if u mention the 360 ull get disagrees up the @ss by fanboys.
even posting a netural comment will net u disagrees if u mention the 360

watch me get a couple disagrees because of this

juuken3685d ago

"I think the 360 beating the PS3 (fluke or not) by 13,000 plus in JAPAN in one week is a bigger story than the PS3 beating the 360 by 20,000 in one month in the US."

Please tell me you are *not* serious with that comment. Sony beat Microsoft on their own home turf. That's more newsworthy than 13,000 in Japan.

Icecold333685d ago

"Sony beat Microsoft on their own home turf. That's more newsworthy than 13,000 in Japan."

Are you kidding me, Please tell me that you are not serious about your comment. DID YOU NOT KNOW THAT JAPAN IS SONY'S HOME TURF?.

That comment wreaks with hypocrisy. And it IS a bigger deal for the 360 to beat the PS3 in japan regardless of how it happened. Especially for it to beat it by 60% more consoles.

So UXO I agree with your initial comment before you decided, that it would be smarter not to argue with these guys.

Enigma_20993685d ago

If this is Sony Central... why the heck is it overpopulated by people like you?

juuken3685d ago (Edited 3685d ago )

"Are you kidding me, Please tell me that you are not serious about your comment. DID YOU NOT KNOW THAT JAPAN IS SONY'S HOME TURF?."

No sh*t Japan is their home turf! I never implied Japan wasn't Sony's home turf.

The only reason why I said that was more important than in Japan because we *all* know what happens when games for the 360 come out in Japan. It gives the 360 a boost and then it goes back down. Japanese people play rpg's...no matter which system it's on. If an rpg came out for the PS3 right now in Japan, they'd be playing it right now.

Microsoft always brags about how they're outselling the PS3 and yet the only territories they're holding at the moment is the U.K and the U.S. The fact that Sony outsold them even when they did a pricecut is just embarrassing.

Think before you comment. -.-

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Surfman3685d ago

the ps3 with a price cut before xmas, it should be the end of the 360.

THE TERMINATOR3685d ago

PS3 80GB at $299/£199 by Holiday season.

ScottEFresh3685d ago

Am I the only one who doesn't think there will be a price cut for any system before the holidays?

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