Week recap: PS3 No. 5; Xbox 360 Live; Wii Mega Man 9

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Sales for Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 stayed below competitors in the latest Japan retail sales data. The PS3 ranked No. 5 in overall sales.

Sales for Resistance 2 heated up this week at retail. The first-person sequel will be released in the U.S. in Nov.

Microsoft Corp. this week released a new Gears of War 2 documentary to Xbox Live. The program showcases behind-the-scenes development of the sequel.

Microsoft this week said that Xbox Live users voted to elect Senator Barack Obama over Senator John McCain in an unofficial poll conducted on the online service.

Sales for Nintendo Co.'s Wii pulled away from the Xbox 360 in Japan following a tight retail race. Wii ranked as the No. 2 best-selling hardware in the territory for the week.

Nintendo this week released a new wave of titles to the WiiWare and Virtual Console divisions of the Wii. New offerings include Mega Man 9, Super Dodge Ball, and Vectorman.

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omegaheat3733d ago

So Xbox360 has outsold the PS3 for the third week in a row in Japan while keeping it close to the Nintendo Wii. As optimistic as I am, even I didn't see this being consistent. Good job Microsoft. Japan's a strange market, I must say.

Sunny_D3733d ago

well obviously the japenese market for RPG'S has been empty so they would get the newest and latest thing. the newest games would be the rpg's for the 360. but it happens to all consoles, the newest RPGS boost sales for whatever the console the its on. some will sell better on ps3 because some are timed exclusives. also the exclusive RPGS will boost PS3 sales like its doing for the 360. especiaaly in the holiday season.

Irishrocket693733d ago

POS3 is slippin' in its native territory? Must be a super superior sales strategy!