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Submitted by DC RID3R 2622d ago | news

Xbox 360 Outsells PS3 In Japan...... 2 Weeks In A Row.

They say lightning never strikes twice, but it seems in Japan, they have yet to recieve the memo. According to the latest Famitsu tracking data, Microsoft's often frowned upon Xbox 360 console (in the land of the rising sun), has managed to outsell Sony's flagship PlayStation 3 (Xbox 360 14k, PS3 8200k), for the second time in consecutive weeks. Can Microsoft strike whilst the iron's hot and make it three strikes in a row? (PS3, Xbox 360)

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Mr Marbles  +   2622d ago
good for the 360 team, keep up the hard work.
Time Lord  +   2622d ago
Kotaku will love this i tell you
Cant wait to see what headline they'd come up with.

'Xbox 360 humiliates PS3 for 2nd week' or something along those lines.
Jamie Foxx  +   2622d ago
you listening sony......cater to each countries tastes and you can sell consoles... xbox of all consoles has proven this in japan
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Enigma_2099  +   2622d ago
Tell you what, Mr. Foxx...
Tell Microsoft to stop buying up the JRPG devs, and I'm sure Sony will get right on that...
CaptainHowdy  +   2622d ago
out of 52 weeks, xbox nabbed 2....bravo! lmao
thenickel  +   2622d ago
Why don't you tell Sony to get off there Azz and do something then before MS becomes the console of choice in Japan.
season007  +   2622d ago
if 2 (or okay 3) weeks out of 52 makes MS so happy, I am not quite sure how satisfied are those guy in Sony right now.

They've got like 6 out of 8 MONTHS in Xbox360's home country

Talking about getting JRPGs for Japanese console gamers?
I think on the other side, PS3 has done very well releasing new exclusive titles that grabs Western gamers WELL...Oh well, and yes they do it better than the xbox 360
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Jamie Foxx  +   2622d ago
your comment is very bitter and misguided,simple fact is sony this generation were arrogant, they lost exclusives developers themselves like rockstar stated they they tried to tie down console exclusivity with sony but were banging their head on a brick wall.

personally i like sony products i love my ps3 but im not going to be blind to their mistakes,sonys mistakes have been microsofts gain, sony could have tied down many a rpg but they were to busy basking in the glory of ps2 and forgot one fundemental sell consoles consoles dont sell games.

sony are now back peddling and trying to correct alot of mistakes and i take my hat off to them but that doesnt take away from the fact they have themselves to blame who can blame microsoft for pouncing whenever they could? its business and whatever everyone thinks of microsoft..there working their butts off, sony have been taught a lesson.
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power of Green  +   2622d ago
I'v noticed that the PS3 fans are no longer posting VG-Chartz or anyother sales trackers numbers for that matter. lol

Wonder why? ;)
Xelai  +   2622d ago
Good for Microsoft, they deserve it. A more level playing field in all territories in the world is better for us, consumers and gamers.
MorganX  +   2622d ago
The thing is, it's 2 weeks heading into the Holiday Season. 2 weeks when this has never happened before. If you think this doesn't have Sony worried, think again. I'm not saying Microsoft can sustain this, but it is significant, like it or not.
Vip3r  +   2622d ago
"I'v noticed that the PS3 fans are no longer posting VG-Chartz or anyother sales trackers numbers for that matter. lol

Wonder why? ;) "

I've noticed that the 360 fans are no longer posting about how fake Vg-chartz or other sales matter anymore. lol

Wonder why? ;)
MNicholas  +   2621d ago
Price cut boost already fading in japan?
Certainly looks like it from the numbers. The 360 sold significantly less well last week than the week before. I expected a more prolonged effect in Japan.

Perhaps the Japanese are better at math.
himdeel  +   2621d ago
MS is using laser like...
...precision via the games they have released in Japan with respect to fans for those games and Sony could learn a thing or two. With White Knight this year and FF13 next year Sony should see similar boost to PS3 sales. Japanese seem very loyal to the genres of games they love not so much the systems themselves.
power of Green  +   2621d ago
1.12, MGS4 boost already faded in japan?
I expected PS3 to sustain its break away sales for much longer.

1.13, I Dissagree sales will boost but will be countered at least!.

WKS and FF are so spread apart it is funny you even mentioned it when the 360 will have The Last Remnant, Ninja Blade and Star Ocean 4 ontop of all the other currently released RPG's so close to eachother.

At the end of the year(2009) when FF releases for PS3 in Japan doesn't have an anwser from MSFT, yes PS3 will have a boost that will not be countered.

EDIT: Below

So says the PS3 fans in the 360 thread lol.
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IaMs12  +   2621d ago
well because there is nothing for the Xbox Fanboys to complain about if they dont post it.. think.. why complain if there is nothing to complain about.. give them something and you will see it
DaTruth  +   2621d ago
Bravo MS!! Giving people the games they want and the price they can afford; interesting strategy.
Enigma_2099  +   2621d ago
Why don't you tell them... YOU'RE the one who seems to think they need to do something...

And Namco Bandai seems to be one of the prime examples of late... enjoying that new Tales game?

Arrogant? From what I can recall... it was Shane and the boys doing most of the talking this year... When's the last time you heard a peep out of Hirai or Tretton?

I'd also like to add one, undeniable TRUTH... no matter which one comes out on top... they're still BEHIND Nintendo. But we've already been told that as long as they best Sony, they've won...

I'm trying to find the logic here, but I just can't...

ohhh, silly me... you wanted a list. Okay...

Tri Ace

Namco Bandai

Last Remnant will be a timed exclusive, but I threw it in for the hell of it...

Mistwalker Studios... although they can keep Blue Dragon...

there... happy?
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RemmM  +   2621d ago
Pfft does'nt matter..
Besides we have our LIVES to worry about come October 1st for all Americans in here that care about their lives, you SHOULD know what I'm talking about...
leyego  +   2621d ago
but 14k? common thats a sh!t low number
the wii sale more then that on its off weeks

japan is not a sony or xbox country, there a nintendo country.
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skimming  +   2621d ago
let's all bash the only American company that's in the console making scene
Let's all hate the 360 for being created by an American company, because you know, America is evil.

Let's bash MS for any success that they may have, because you know, they're M$.

Let's all try to give more and more money to the Japanese, because you know, they're our masters.
AAACE5  +   2621d ago
Sony is over confident after selling over 100 million Ps2's. They think all companies should beg sony to let them put their games on their console!

This may sound familiar to anyone who has payed attention to the games industry, because it was nintendo who felt the same way that sony does now. And it was because of that arrogance that sony was able to break into the games market.

Yes, I do believe that MS buys alot of stuff, but when you have 2 arrogant companies treating developers like they are second class... it might become clear that MS doesn't have to pay for as many games as you think!

You may not believe me, but sony told me they were arrogant when Ken Kutaragi said he wanted people to want the Ps3 so bad that they worked overtime and did whatever they could to get one!

Also for the fact that they didn't try to get alot of 3rd party developers on board right away. The Ps3 could have had so many games right now. But sony never pushed for them.

You can talk that... "Sony only wants quality games on the Ps3!" BS. But the Ps1 &2 were built on crappy games! They had great games for those systems, but they also had alot of garbage games (Ps2 had 1400+ games). Which was the main reason alot of people bought the systems!

MS and Nintendo have recognized that the large amount of games on Ps 1 & 2 are the reason sony beat them last gens, and refuse to let it happen again, which is why they are both actively grabbing any games they can get their hands on!
Enigma_2099  +   2620d ago
I applaud your use of spin there, pal...
... and way to cite a guy who no longer works there... and we WANTED TO SEE GO... as a prime example...

"Yes, I do believe that MS buys alot of stuff, but when you have 2 arrogant companies treating developers like they are second class... it might become clear that MS doesn't have to pay for as many games as you think!"

So you saying that they don't? okay. Let's see your proof. I'll wait here... And if you want to talk about companies treating devs like they're second class... ask those indy devs on XBox Live how they're enjoying the raping they're receiving. Has Johnathan Blow managed to break even yet?

"Also for the fact that they didn't try to get alot of 3rd party developers on board right away. The Ps3 could have had so many games right now. But sony never pushed for them."

...or it could be that Sony didn't have as much money to throw around that Microsoft had. Because being the brain child of Bill GATES can be a pretty interesting perk...

"You can talk that... "Sony only wants quality games on the Ps3!" BS. But the Ps1 &2 were built on crappy games! They had great games for those systems, but they also had alot of garbage games (Ps2 had 1400+ games). Which was the main reason alot of people bought the systems!"

I'm not gonna say that at all.. I've played PLENTY of crap on those systems... and you know what, the same can be said about consoles today... including your beloved XBox360... no it is NOT exempt.

"MS and Nintendo have recognized that the large amount of games on Ps 1 & 2 are the reason sony beat them last gens, and refuse to let it happen again, which is why they are both actively grabbing any games they can get their hands on!"

No... Microsoft is grabbing as many JRPGs from Sony in Japan because THAT'S what they love to play over there, THAT'S what they buy over there in Japan, and THAT'S the best way to get Japanese gamers to buy your console... if it's the only console in town that has all the JRPGs. And they sure as hell don't want it to be Sony... and whilethis is going on, let's remember that they're not even acknowledging Nintendo as competition... because they can't even put a DENT in their lead... and they had a friggin' year-long head start!!


So you're saying I'm not a patriot because I won't buy a 360?
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Mr_Bun  +   2622d ago
It would seem that the 360 price drops have been effective. It will be interesting to see how long this trend keeps going.
TheHater  +   2622d ago
it is actually more than the price drop. There has been several JRPG that been release exclusively on the xbox 360 over the pass few weeks in Japan
Mr_Bun  +   2622d ago
You are right. Price drops + JPRGs
Enigma_2099  +   2621d ago
don't say that too loud here... they'll call you a liar and give you disagrees...
Enigma_2099  +   2620d ago
See what I mean?
Now if this site really WAS Sony Central as they want you to believe, would we be getting so many disagrees?
AllseeingEye  +   2622d ago
its all about the jrpg
Of course this will happen with a price cut and games that japanes people love. Although I'm a ps3 fan, I say good job MS.
Mr_Bun  +   2622d ago
As a PS3 owner as well, you have to give props where it is due.
kittoo  +   2622d ago
Me too a PS3 fan but
Good job MS. They worked hard for this.

And now- Wake up Sony! Make some JRPGs.
styleguy100  +   2622d ago
ooo la laaa lol ps3 dudes being nice... Im in shock!

yeah whoop whoop for MS
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ezcex  +   2622d ago
props to MS. im glad they have rpgs on the xbox. just waiting for jasper to come out since mine is RROD.

edit: lol wth. i give props and get disagrees?
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name  +   2622d ago
Ugh, xboxkings.

Good job to microsoft though. I'm wondering if it was more so due to the price drop or the jrpg's? Because the jrpg's came out a long time ago and the sales went back later. So I'm assuming it's the price drop. Hopefully the boost in the Arcade's sales won't result in Microsoft being less willing to use the harddrive in multiplatform games.
Shane Kim  +   2622d ago
It's nice and all, but lets be real. This won't hold. Especially not after TGS and WKC.
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Gam71  +   2622d ago
The problem with him and yoshi nasim etc is they spew bile which is based on their insecurity to make themselves feel better so therefore its not based in any fact.

When they get it wrong (so often) they conveniently forget all the bull comments they made and start spewing new bile.

sometimes they acknowledge the previous comment and backtrack.
Thats when it gets really funny.
power of Green  +   2622d ago
Sony always has some great white hope title, even when there isn't one.
More interested in TGS/SO4/Ninja Blade/Cry-on/updated Onechanbara for the US/360 version of Bayenetta and MS press conference.

@6.2 How do you know they are not the same person?
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Gam71  +   2622d ago
I think yoshi, kim etc are the same but not nasim as their ramblings are different to his.
thereapersson  +   2622d ago
I know i'm going to take flak for this
But I have to congratulate MS on their tactics to try to increase sales in Japan. The fact that everyone wrote off the console as dead there, and now we are seeing sales increase like this is a good thing. I figured all we would need were the proper games on the system, and the right price, and even eastern consumers would pick up on the system in due time.

I don't feel bad for Sony because we all know they have failed to capitalize on the large JRPG market over in Japan (and to a lesser extend, the US), causing them to lose out on sales to their rival. I know White Knight Chronicles is coming, but Sony needs to do more in order to win favor with gamers on both sides of the world.
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Flops ''R'' Us  +   2622d ago
*YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWN*, wake me up when I should be concerned
Gam71  +   2622d ago
wake me up when you become relevant
OmarJA  +   2622d ago
The jappos are desperate and thirsty for JRPG they had to play FLOPS
but fear not because White Knight Story will deliver this year
theKiller  +   2622d ago
well done MS
but this sales is decreasing by 50% every week, so there is nothing to be so excited about!!

the week before was 28k last week 14k what u think will be next week??

---------Nona-------  +   2622d ago
Weak sales
Nothing to break sweat
Porno Decepticon  +   2622d ago
Gam71, when have you ever been relevant? You're just a cesspool Xbot lol.
Gam71  +   2622d ago
weak but better than the ps3 so the next time you want to get a cheap shot on the 360 in make sure to think it through so it can't be used against you nonce, sorry nona.

oh porno did you splutter something?

and there we have proof you are an idiot of the highest order.

Now i'm never buying a ps3 if you're the typical type of ps3 owner.
And on here you are.
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Porno Decepticon  +   2622d ago
Yeah, Spluttered all over ur mom.
Porno Decepticon  +   2622d ago
Lmao, what a little kid, dude you set your self up for that insult seriously.

Pretty sure it's still you.
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Gam71  +   2622d ago
But you used it.

Wasn't expecting you to be THAT person.
honestly. After that who's the kid here.
JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   2621d ago
Please make a single file line, so I can make sure you all get your bronze medels, 3rd place ribbons, or ata boy medels.

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pp  +   2622d ago
Xbox 360 Outsells PS3 In Japan
Hahahahhaha awsomeness not long now before ps3 is forgotten
zenosaga04  +   2622d ago
I pity you
-Maverick-  +   2622d ago
PS3 already is forgotten. It's a failure on such a huge level. No one cares about the PS3. Not publishers, developers....its not even selling Blu ray movies anymore.

PS3 has no games. No RPG's. Crappy wanna-be's like Resistance and Killzone, trophies and in game XMB.

PS3rd doesn't even sale in it's hometown of Japan. haha FAIL

Gaystation 3. Seriously PS3 is such asian doo-doo.

PS3 is unwanted garbage. Wait until we see this holiday season's sales. Xbox 360 is going to annihilate the PS3rd. And it's still 5.5 million ahead, as it is.

LOL PS3 fails so hard. And it sucks so hard. Crappy Asianstation.
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jif86  +   2621d ago
just go and abort yourself.

never going to happen bot
Blakzhuk  +   2622d ago
Wow...just wow!
cherrypie  +   2622d ago
Interesting Times
MS is putting the screws to Sony -- and this shows. The Sony MPAA division really threw the SOE (PS brand) a curve when they demanded that SOE save the MPAA (and RIAA) sales divisions by including BluRay.

Looks like MS concentrated on the games, while Sony was busy spending hundreds of millions of bribe money to its MPAA partners to stop supporting HD-DVD.

In the end, the PS-loyal gamer lost, but the Sony MPAA division got a new DRM-laden movie format started (and will actually never succeed).

Xbox 360 will outsell the PS3 this month in Japan. That will generate much press in Japan just before the Winter Holiday. That will bring yet more attention to the JRPG line-up.

Perhaps we'll see Sakaguchi-san's other projects @ the TGS? Cry On and/or Blue Dragon 2 (please, BD2)
zenosaga04  +   2622d ago
I'm sorry, but this is getting annoying.

We don't need 6 freaking front page articles everytime the 360 outsells the competition.
Gam71  +   2622d ago
How do you feel on the 10 articles a day on how great lbp is then?
bomboclaat_gamer  +   2622d ago
ezcex  +   2622d ago
shoot we got a documentary on gears of war 2. whats the diff. sh!t rolls down both sides of the hill
cheapndirty  +   2622d ago
please please I have seen enoug lbp articles. We get it! Its going to be a good seller. I got that from the 20 new articles that came out every day for the past two weeks.
himdeel  +   2621d ago
I think there should be another tab...
...that lumps all of those similar topics together. So we don't hav ea thousand repeat stories.
Martini  +   2621d ago
How about a new screen shot from Kilzone 2 ? (way too much hype way too soon and way too long IMO )
Flops ''R'' Us  +   2622d ago
The Playstation brand generated strong sales that push forward the playstation vision,we look forward to the same strong and successful performance from all 3 consoles in the upcoming weeks
Flops ''R'' Us  +   2622d ago
Waking up to the glow of your Playstation 3 is a beautiful sight,the Japanese understand that waking up to the glow of your 360 is a very dangerous sight,therefore i expect the Japanese to fully abandon the flopbox this week
Raoh  +   2622d ago

when the ps3 had strong sales it was all about wait until the end of the month results..

now we are back to week by week sales?
Gam71  +   2622d ago
Ok then, wait til the end of the month.

To beat the xbox now for september it will have to outsell it by 3times for the next two weeks.
belal  +   2622d ago
lol wasnt xbox on 28000k 2 weeks ago ?
what a huuuuge drop in sales hahahahahahaha !

it wont take loong now before xbox is at 500 AGAIN!
---------Nona-------  +   2622d ago
The truth stings the hearts of the bots
sit down droid  +   2621d ago
dude wasnt the ps3 out selling the 360 3 weeks ago... the ps3 is in last place this week in sales(of nextgen consoles)

the mighty(cough) ps3 has failed in its own turf again.
Omega4  +   2622d ago
Where does the PS3 lead now?



Not looking good for a console whos installbase was 120ml and is still better value AND newer to the market so demand should still be high
ezcex  +   2622d ago
lol because they are winning for two weeks so far, japan = 360? your dumb grow up. maybe it will happen. not now though. quit sh!ting flames from your ass
karlostomy  +   2622d ago
add to that

To be fair though:


Although, for those european countries I have not seen any reliable data since the pricedrop....
OmarJA  +   2622d ago
did u hit ur head or something :

UK = PS3
JP = PS3
US = 360

get ur facts right xbot
Gam71  +   2622d ago
ps3 in the uk?

get your facts right.
karlostomy  +   2622d ago
Gam71 is right

get your facts right, omar
DarK-SilV  +   2622d ago
UK bhhhhhhhhhhhhh
xbots get your facts right
EU = Sony
UK is not EU
I think xbots are so desperate to brag about UK which is part of EU
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Omega4  +   2622d ago
Considering the 360 is currently selling better in the 3 biggest markets the US, UK and Japan the EU isnt all that important

But the funny thing is the PS3 only outsells the 360 by a small 10k margin in the EU which isnt anything to brag about lol
Porno Decepticon  +   2622d ago
Oh lord, OP is a total retard, sorry but PS3 Total sales are gonna be higher this year than last year. Especially since PS3 took over AMERICAN SOIL LMAO!.

@ XbotMart

HOW are all these territories Xbox 360 when clearly the PS3 is outselling it yearly? LOL.
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TheMART  +   2622d ago
Oh don't forget, The Netherlands 360

Not only on PS3's, also on the extra hardware. At the MediaMarkt (large hardware store overhere) they had a special offer, 2 x GH guitars + GHIII or something like that for 88 EUro. Good price. So I went to the MM in Zwolle and Utrecht. Both sold out on the 360 version. PS3 version was in large, very large supply. I asked the clerk walking around. He said at the start they had equal supplies. The 360 version sold like hot cakes. The PS3 version they just don't sell at all. The PS3's are piled up besides them for 399 Euro for weeks already.

LBP might sell some PS3 hardware at last. The 360 on the other hand is selling a lot, especially with the special price offer of 149 Euro for the Arcade, 199 Euro for the Premium and 249 Euro for the Elite with the special Dutch offer!
Gam71  +   2622d ago
Dark siv

"UK bhhhhhhhhhhhhh
xbots get your facts right
EU = Sony
UK is not EU
I think xbots are so desperate to brag about UK which is part of EU

omar said the ps3 was top in uk hence why i said its not (i do live in the uk)

Also if you knew anything about the uk you would be laughing with us laughing at you at the irony of you saying an englishman would think the uk is the eu.
Gam71  +   2622d ago
ps3 outselling it yearly?

If that was true then the ps3 wouldn't be third.
It only started out selling (but not all the time) from February.
Thats not a year yet.

If it was outselling it yearly then the gap between the two wouldn't be the same as when the ps3 was released.

A good chrimbo can give ms the highest sales for the year so don't count you chicks before they're hatched.
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TheMART  +   2621d ago
hahahahaah Gam71 you're the stupid ars inhere!!!

UK is part of the EU, the only thing they don't use is the Euro as currency. But you're totally wrong for the rest its Europe. Dude, its also so close to the Dutch coast line although it is an island still Europe.
avacadosnorkel  +   2622d ago
Sony should be ashamed of themselves
If they have no pride in losing to the Xbox in America at least in Japan it has to hurt.

Sure the number difference is real small but it's the principal.
kevnb  +   2622d ago
Didn't see this coming, I'm sure it wont last that long, but still I'm shocked.
name  +   2622d ago
To be fair, the PS3 outsold the wii 3 weeks in a row when it had its price drop.
green  +   2622d ago
DOn't you think that if the PS3 had games like Ace Combat,Infinite Undiscovery and Tales of versperia launch after the price cut that the PS3 will still be selling consoles in high 20,000 to mid 30,000 till this day.

The truth is that the japanese want a PS3 almost as much as a wii and far more than they want a 360.But they want JRPG's more than anything else.SO if the PS3 that they want so much can not deliver on that front, then expect them to move to the console that is more or less delivering the goods.

Price cut alone is not enough you also need the software to back it up.

Microsoft has already started promoting Last Remnant and Star Ocean 4 for the 360 in japan and since there is no big JRPG for the PS3 in japan for the rest of 08, then expect 360 to continue the momentum for the rest of the year.
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juuken  +   2622d ago
green...I wouldn't underestimate White Knight Chronicles if I were you. I agree with you on certain points but don't count out WKC.
green  +   2622d ago
Yeah forgot about that,TGS should be interesting.But don't forget Mistwalker's next project for the 360 is in development and they have posted a few artworks this year.

That game as well as Blue Dragon 2 could possible be unveiled at TGS next month.

I know that its all speculation but all i am saying is that if WKS will be released say spring next year, then Sony should start advertising the PS3 with Eternal Sonata,WKS and FF13 and firmly state that WKS and FF13 will be exclusive to the PS3.
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juuken  +   2622d ago
Yes, Sony needs to ADVERTISE.

If there is one thing I can criticize them about, it's the fact that it seems as if they're neglecting the Japanese market and that's a huge mistake.

If Microsoft outsells them again for the third week...that would be truly disappointing.
karlostomy  +   2622d ago
Well done MS
The american 360 outselling the Japanese ps3 in Japan two weeks in a row?

Really really well done, MS!

*doubletakes O_o*
Oh look! A flying pig...
DaTruth  +   2621d ago
Well done Sony!!!
The Japanese PS3 outselling the American 360 in America 8 months in a row!!!

Sorry, couldn't resist that.
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ceedubya9  +   2621d ago
Sony system outselling in America
Is not much of a surprise. It has been doing it for the last 2 generations.

I Microsoft console outselling a Sony console, for 2 weeks no less, is pretty much unheard of.
Citizen Cook  +   2622d ago
I think Sony may have to cancel the PS3rd
And rush a PS4 to market. They just arn't making any progress. What little they make, Xbox beats. And Sony continue to lose money on every console sold. The debt continues to pile up for sony...

Dark days are ahead for sony i fear. How much more money can they afford to lose? I bet their shareholders are worried... I would be.
I bet they'll leave this generation with a debt of 4-5 Billion when alls said and done...

M$ are really putting the clamps on sony now. they have them on the ropes screaming for mercy. But M$ know the right thing to do it to put them out of their misery...

R.I.P PS3rd...
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karlostomy  +   2622d ago
Hey Cook
Lol man.

Leave those ps3 fans alone, dude. They are hurting enough already!

You are right about the current losses and ps4, though. The Sony shareholders and board will carefully need to consider if the current (and expected) ps3 losses are an acceptable risk for the next gen.

After all, Sony can't recoup $3.5 billion in ps3 losses by getting outsold in their home stronghold by the foreign upstart 360!
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Kinetix  +   2622d ago
I don't care. I just wanna see either ps3 or x360 in 1st place. Everywhere.
Kratos Spartan  +   2622d ago
So what do we win? Nothing? Then why should we care about who outsells who? It benefits none of us, but I guess the fanboys got a hard on hearing this news. I wish the world would just explode. End of Existence.
green  +   2622d ago
Sorry Kratos but i disagree.
I care about console sales especially those of the PS3 and 360 because they are the true next gen consoles available.And if they fail then expect the PS4 and xbox720 to be nothing more than the current gen with a ram upgrade and a waggle controller, with Cooking mama type games mostly.

Secondly i have never been a JRPG player but after reluctantly given Lost Odyssey a try and loving it to bits i simply want more.And if the 360 is successful in Japan then you know that Microsoft will fund the sequel to Lost Odyssey and more japanese devs will support the console by providing it with more JRPG's.

There is nothing wrong with wanting a console to be sucessfull but what is wrong is wanting the opposition to loose so badly that they drop out of the console war.

I love the 360 but i want Sony to be right up there putting more and more pressure on Microsoft in order for them to keep cutting prices,delivering more games and improving XBL.

Same goes for Sony.The more pressure Micosoft gives them will force the price of the PS3 to come down much quicker than normal which will enable me to buy one.
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Kratos Spartan  +   2622d ago
ahhh you didn't read my comment right
Yes by all means I want these consoles to sell, but as far as who outsells who, it just doesn't matter. Guess what, they're all still selling. These kinds of articles are just like naked girls for the fanboys.
peowpeow  +   2622d ago
Good for ms
SL1M DADDY  +   2622d ago
Good for MS
Makes no difference to me since I already own one and have found that console sales this late in the game don't make for better games. I am happy they are selling well but look more forward to game releases then console sales data.
Djomblade1  +   2622d ago
No one cares. Enough with sales s*it getting through as news. GAMERS DONT GIVE A F**K ABOUT SALES!
kewlkat007  +   2622d ago
Great, so the Spikes go from 1 week to 2 weeks
If MS have surpassed the Original Xbox's numbers then there is something to be feeling good about, if the 360 continues to sell.

It will take a long time for Sony to surpass it's PS2 unit sales in individual regions but the Original Xbox sales weren't all that great and MS is already surpassing the Original Xbox sales.
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Lelouch V Brit  +   2622d ago
"MS is already surpassing the Original Xbox sales. "

True Data.
cherrypie  +   2621d ago
There is *zero* chance that the PS3 will remotely approach the PS2 in sales.

Why? Because (generally) the Market for Video Game Consoles is fixed.

There are X number of *total* houses/people that buy Consoles. Yes, each generation, this gets greater.

But, as of right now, the Wii is 35M, Xbox 360 25M and PS3 15M. That is 75M Total -- sold, this generation, right now.

So, last generation the PS2 sold 120, DreamCast 60M, GC 20M and Xbox 24M. That is 225M total.

Imagine a "25%" growth -- that makes the 7th gen about a 280M market.

With the 7th Gen currently at 75M. The Wii and Xbox 360 would need to dry up almost totally -- and the PS3 to **DRASTICALLY* leapfrog them in sales.

There is zero chance that is going to happen.

The PS3 will finish in 3rd this gen. And, it will sell a little more than half that of the PS2, or about 70M-ish total.

The Wii will finish in first, about 120M.
The Xbox will finish second, about 100M.

However, I expect the Xbox 360 to change the console market by going "set-top box" in competition with TiVo, AppleTV, CableSettop Boxes and "Xbox 360 Inside" televisions.

With that, the Xbox 360's numbers (in the end) will end up first. The Wii will not continue in this direction. The PS3 will not be able to have this "Long Tail" because it requires a HD & BR.

It believe that "Xbox 360" is going to become the full standard for the future of connected, interactive living rooms. **THIS** is the end-game for both Wii and PS3.

MS is playing a whole new game.
---------Nona-------  +   2622d ago
"Waking up to the glow of your Playstation 3 is a beautiful sight,the Japanese understand that waking up to the glow of your 360 is a very dangerous sight,therefore i expect the Japanese to fully abandon the flopbox this week"

So true!
juuken  +   2622d ago
Good job MS.
I will give credit where it's due as well. Sony really, really, REALLY need rpg's.
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Lelouch V Brit  +   2622d ago
Exactly PS3 needs more games.
TheMART  +   2622d ago
Not only RPG's

It also needs more finished games, not demo's, in the racing genre.

ATM the PS3 only has exclusive Motorstorm 1 for games that are already out.

The PS3 generally is whrere the XBOX 1 was last gen. The 360 now is in the position the PS2 was last gen.

@ Juuken

Good to see you giving credit, like I did and do to LBP.

But still my comment is pretty much valid. Please no list of upcoming games for 2009, 2010 and 2011. I am speaking about games out on this moment. And for that, my comment is 100% valid.

And I do whatever I like, not you girl, or anyone else has to say about what I want to post. I even cross the line if I feel like it. Go cry in a corner if you don't like it.
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juuken  +   2622d ago
Mart I gave MS credit. Don't go THAT far because I wouldn't do that if I were you.
season007  +   2622d ago
lol PS2 position of last gen
biggest joke ever
Kinetix  +   2622d ago
Sony better be watching MS now even if they don't catch up this gen because they will regret it when the next box drops there.
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