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Japan Watch: Xbox 360 Outsells PS3 As Sony Records Lowest weekly Sales Ever

The latest Media Create hardware sales data from Japan has been released and shows that not only is Microsoft's Xbox 360 continuing to outsell rival Sony's PS3, but it's actually starting to have a negative affect on Sony's highly treasured sysytem. This week Xbox 360 managed to sell 8,271 units, whilst Sony's PS3 managed just 7,232 units......Sony's lowest recorded sales ever, since the launch of the PlayStation 3. (PS3, Xbox 360)

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Stryfeno2  +   2682d ago
The 360 numbers are low...But the funny thing is look at who's trailing behind.
CEO of Troll Corp  +   2682d ago
"This week Xbox 360 managed to sell 8,271 units, whilst Sony's PS3 managed just 7,232 units"
I dont think you should be popping champagne yet
Pain  +   2682d ago
Buying the Competitions games will do that...

cant spin that truth ..u Xbox kids.
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Bad_Karma  +   2682d ago
I think that you should take a look at the numbers of units sold so far in Japan... i think you will find that microsoft is still trailing behind Sony by a long way and both Sony and Microsoft are trailing behind Nintendo :)
OmarJA  +   2682d ago
Yakuza 3
Quantum Theory
Demon's Souls
White Knight Story

we can kiss the3fixme goodbye in Japan very soon
Sir_Ken_Kutaragi  +   2682d ago
JUST??? 8,271 xBox 360's sold this week???
For it's price it should be out selling the 'Wii'!!! ;-D

xBox 360 is a Failure!!! ;-D = CR*P Site!!!
alexM  +   2682d ago
It will be back to normal next week

next week x360 will be at the bottom
Lanoire  +   2682d ago
Hahaha Im so laughing my ass of right now.
All these stupid xbots kept saying how 360 was taking over Japan and all that shiat.

But just 3 WEEKS after the pricedrop, the 360 sells 8k units. HAHAHAHA.
theKiller  +   2682d ago
sony deserves it
they neglected japan for so long!

but they will turn the tables soon, if not soon then when there will be a price drop!
XXXCouture  +   2682d ago
These numbers are ridiculous low.

Japan stop being so freaking weird and buy some videogame consoles
SixTwoTwo  +   2682d ago
The PS3 and X360 might as well not exist in Japan. With the exception of the last couple weeks and a few weeks in June, the HD consoles have been putting up pathetic sales numbers. But hats off to Microsoft because at least they're trying to do something about it.
ry-guy  +   2682d ago
Because spending money on video game consoles in this type of economic climate is a real intelligent thing to do? I think not.
XXXCouture  +   2682d ago
^^^^ they buy everything labeled nintendo though
DARKKNIGHT  +   2682d ago fans are proud of their rrod mediocre sales.

Anybody else notice that the numbers mean sh1t!!
Leathersoup  +   2682d ago
Actually in times of economic turbulence, people tend to spend money on local entertainment rather than go on vacation or other such things.

This is the reason that Hollywood fared so well in the 1930's. People couldn't afford to go on vacation but they could afford to go see movies.

Right now the cost of fuel is quite high. The economy is unstable. People will seek local entertainment more readily. This is one of the reasons why up until now the games market has been relatively stable. People would rather invest a bit of cash on a console and be able to spend a semi reasonable amount of money on a video game than spend the amount of money required to travel somewhere else and then have to pay money to stay in a hotel or whatnot.

The Wii, which until a few weeks ago, was the most cost effective console has seen the best sales. Now that the Xbox 360 is less costly, it's also seeing the boost in sales. It's not trumping the Wii by any amount, but it is doing better.
gaffyh  +   2682d ago
1. It's XboxKings lol
2. It's a low sales week for every console

DS Lite 42,385
PSP 26,045
Wii 25,330
PS2 8,618
Xbox 360 8,271
PS3 7,232

3. Somehow I don't think Sony cares too much lol, especially when their last gen console outsells a more advanced current gen console, as well as their handheld selling like crazy
AAACE5  +   2681d ago
Nice try taking a shot at 360!

Yeah Sony does care, cause 2 of it's older systems are selling better than their next savior! The Ps3 was suppose to be the best console ever created, and was suppose to be in as high demand as the Wii or DS! But the sales for the console tell a different story.

Yeah the sales of the 360 are lower than the Ps2, but the Ps3 sales are lower than the 360's... and that's the console the fanboys defend like it's their child!
The Makr  +   2681d ago
I find these number interesting because...
Is this the first week the 360 has beat the PS3 without the release of a AC6, BD, LO, ToV, or IU type game? Does anyone know if this is a first? Thanks.
Jake1111  +   2681d ago
Not even thinking of sales at this point....
I have all three consoles Wii, 360 and PS3.

I have decided not to pay any attention to sales numbers and pay attention to the games the system is pushing out.

The WII... It has outsold all other systems. SO WHAY? I havent purchased a game on it since Zelda...

The 360... Cut their price down to dangerously low levels. So people are buying more. The exlusives dont match up to PS3. I want the best games for each generation and PS3 is the system that has the best. My time is precious. So even if it outsells PS3 10 to 1. I will still buy the PS3 exclusives as they are worth my time.

The PS3... So sales are low.... It will pickup when HOME, RFOM2, LBP, SOCOM, MS2, KZ2 roll out.

As my time is precious, I dont focus on sales of units to determine which system I will play or games I will buy for. I only focus on the quality of games. I spend my free time playing games like MGSIV, Drakes, Warhawk, and soon LBP, SOCOM, RFOM2, MS2, etc.
pavarotti  +   2681d ago
i love it
when the fanboys diss microsoft for getting outsold by the ps2 in pissy-back-waters like spain and portugal. but when it beats the ps3 japan, nothings mentioned, and it's all "oh the playstation trilogy" i'm sure sony are loving the fact the ps3 with it's billions invested in it, is getting beaten by their last console which they cant let go of because it's balancing the books..when they really want everyone to buy ps3s instead.
dale1  +   2682d ago
psp seems to be the key platform for sony,but they need there big guns to come out to boost ps3 hardware,i thought little big planet nearing its release time would start to shift systems, not looking good at the moment were see.not heard anythink on the reaction to lbp at tgs from a japanese respect
Internet Trolling Ex  +   2682d ago
Notice how the xbox numbers have dropped significantly,this is a sign the japanese are done with it
lawman1108  +   2682d ago
Notice how the PS3 is still 5 million behind in sales and growing?
Just wait until Christmas it will be a blood bath "world wide" as you babies in the Sony douche force like to say.
juuken  +   2682d ago
*insert rolling of eyes*
XBox Kings.
Who would've guessed.

The 360 outsells the PS3 by 1,000 units and now it's a time to celebrate and dance on Sony's grave.


I love how this site just begs for hits.
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Darkseider  +   2682d ago
I will meet your rolling eyes and raise you a facepalm...

Not only did it outsell the PS3 by a whopping 1000 units. It did so on the worst sony sales week EVER for the PS3. For some reason I don't think this is something to go bragging about. Especially since the price cut...
juuken  +   2682d ago
*shakes head*

Just lol.

*starts laughing all over again and nearly falls out of chair*
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IzKyD1331  +   2682d ago
agreed....I guess it wasn't news worthy when the PS3 was outselling the 360 by 3-4K consoles on a weekly bases, but when the 360 gets a push (because of the release of a JRPG) its all down for the PS3 in the media's eyes....
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Mr_Bun  +   2682d ago
That is a good point....I never thought about the fact that the 360 outsold the PS3 by the smallest margin during the PS3's worst sales record.
hay  +   2682d ago
Sorry Darkseider, accidental disagree. Yup, outsold PS3 by whoopping 1k during Sony's worst sales week ever.
It's like outrunning someone who tripped.
mboojigga  +   2682d ago
That sounds even worse. Why is it tripping if it is the best console ever. Please.
TheSadTruth  +   2682d ago
here comes the Sony spin
juuken  +   2682d ago
Lol @ TheSadTruth
What spin?

So...Sony is doomed because Microsoft managed to outsell them by 1,000 units and yet can't reach a million in sales?

Congratulations to Microsoft, but they need more than that.

May I also add that Nintendo is currently kicking both Sony and Microsoft's asses.
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Mr_Bun  +   2682d ago
"May I also add that Nintendo is currently kicking both Sony and Microsoft's asses."

No you may not! ;)
KingME  +   2682d ago
You can spin it however you want but this was not suppose to happen. And six months ago you would have bet money against it, now would you have?
PS3n360  +   2682d ago
the real news isnt that the 360 outsold the ps3
The real news here is that the ps3 numbers are so low that you cant even count japan in worldwide sales anymore. Japan was supposed to be a Sony lifejacket. Now when you look at worldwide numbers as fanboys have been throwing around for months they fly back and hit you smack in the face. Not that it really matters but it looks like Wii #1 xbox #2 and PS3 #3. It is sad as I am just now starting to really appreciate my PS3 but I think it is something you have to own to really understand. It may be poor marketing or high price (despite high value)but something isn't getting through to consumers. the economy certainly doesnt bode well for PS3. People will forego the caviar go to the Cambells soup of consoles which at the moment is the xbox.
karlostomy  +   2682d ago
You are overdoing the damage control here, baby.

So far you have made the same post SIX times!

Everything ok? I am concerned for you.
You seem to be overreacting.

Was it the fact that the 360 has outsold the ps3 for the fourth week now?

Don't worry about it hun. It will happen again. SO just get used to it, huh? Otherwise the friendly men in white coats will come and put you in their hospital again... :)
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pansenbaer  +   2682d ago
In Juuken's defense, let me point something out to you:

60 Gig Xbox 360 in Japan costs 29,800 yen
40 Gig PS3 in Japan costs 39,980 yen

So the 360 made Microsoft 246,475,800 yen
The PS3 made Sony 289,135,360 yen (Give or take for both of these because I am using one model)...on the PS3 alone...

Adding the PSP (19,800 yen) and PS2 (16,000 yen) you come out to a grand total offff.....

942,714,360 yen that Playstation made Sony. That is 696,238,560 more yen than Microsoft made in Japan. Or $6,984,035.63 USD more than Microsoft made in Japan. Wow, Microsoft sure is giving Sony a run for their money aren't they...
juuken  +   2682d ago
karl...only 1000 units? If the 360 is getting so many rpgs, then I expected Microsoft's numbers to stay up to par with Nintendo. I find it laughable that you're celebrating a victory like that when both consoles are getting whooped by Nintendo. No major rpg for the PS3 has come out yet. The Japanese are only playing the rpgs on the 360 as appetizers.

They're waiting for the main course-FFXIII and FFXIII Versus. Oh, and White Knight Chronicles.

Gloat about the victory while it lasts. :)
mint royale  +   2682d ago
lol @ pansenbaer
are you retarded! How does that much yen convert into that many dollars when the dollar is the stronger currency. Also you aren't taking into account the costs of production of the console. Sony are still losing money on the ps3 so im willing to bet that microsoft are doing just as well financially (at least) than sony. And considering we are talking about Japan I never thought i'd say that. The playstation franchise really has come down hard theres no spinning it.
pansenbaer  +   2681d ago
Uhhh, I just converted it if you missed that part. Over 6 million dollars. I know they are losing money on the PS3 but when you consider they are making a ridiculous profit on their PSP and PS2 it probably evens itself out. Look, all I'm saying is that neither company is doing much better or much worse than the other in Japan. And there is no need to spin anything. The Playstation Brand is not coming down as hard as you like to think it is.
karlostomy  +   2681d ago
@ pansy
Spin spin spin spin spin!

Wow you're spinning a lot today!
You sure are earning the fanboy moniker, fellow gamer....

oh... and are you dizzy yet, Pansy?
cherrypie  +   2681d ago
*rolls eyes*

Yes, I agree. This site shouldnt post stories about the Xbox 360 outselling the PS3 in Japan, instead, we should get another 25 "beta key release" or "new sackboy" story instead.

I'm _sure_ you'd agree.
juuken  +   2681d ago
1. karl, how is that spin?

The PS3 sold over two million consoles in Japan. Microsoft can't even reach the one million mark. They have a sales spike in Japan because of an rpg and then it comes down. Look how those numbers rapidly fell down from that huge lead it had when Tales of Vesperia came out. I'm sorry, but facts are facts.

And Nintendo is killing both of them in Japan so I wouldn't celebrate if I were you.

2., just lol indeed.
pansenbaer  +   2681d ago
Oh you crack me up. As if your little snide remarks are doing anything for yourself. I obviously have to assume you 'disagree' with me and it doesn't make any sense. It would be like you posting a comment, "The 360 is selling more units than the PS3" and me coming in with a disagree. How can I disagree with a fact? My numbers are 100% correct. I am not 'spinning' anything. I am simply pointing out to all the blind 360 fans that money coming in from Sony is more than money coming in for Microsoft. Once again, I put some time and effort into a post (its not easy trying to navigate those Chinese Playstation sites!) to give facts...and you can't see past your own ignorance to see that Sony is not fairing as bad as you pretend they are.

And to mint royale. I think you may have misread my number. I said Sony brought in $6,984,035.63 more than MS. That is six million, nine hundred eighty four thousand, thirty five dollars. In Yen that is about seven HUNDRED million. So I did convert right. I think the decimal point threw you off.
KingME  +   2681d ago
That is such a desperate stretch. Only a hardcore fanboy would even try to offset things with the analogy that you used. One thing I know fanboys care more about than "yen" differential is console sells differential. You can care less how many yen Sony makes vs MS, however at the present time it's the only argument that you have, which is pathetic.

Bottom line here is for the past month who has sold the most consoles! Although I feel the PS3 will rebound, it is just desperate of you to try to downplay the 360 beating the PS3 in Japan for 3-4 consecutive weeks by trying to do a damn yen conversion. WOW.

And Juuken, instead of you acknowledging it, you suddenly jump on the Wii bandwagon just to deny the 360 any form of victory over the PS3. Which is equally desperate. This is turning into a pity party!
pansenbaer  +   2681d ago
Geeze how many times do I have to say it. I'm not trying to spin, 'offset', etc. anything. I am merely pointing out that Sony is fairing fine in Japan and that, like people have stated numerous times, 1000 more consoles is not as big of a deal as people like to think it is. I'm not trying to downplay the fact that Microsoft is doing amazing in Japan. Numbers before this price cut/RPG releases were pathetic and they stepped up their game and delivered. Hats of to them for getting something done in Japan. I respect your rebuttal, but I still stand strong in my defense. SONY are making a profit in Japan. Microsoft are also making a profit in Japan. I never tried to downplay the fact that PS3 is probably still not making a profit. But when you tie in all their other devices (just like microsoft entertainment division, or what ever its called, includes 360, zune, etc.) they are bringing in the money. Thus, not fairing as bad as 'Doom and Gloomers' are pointing out.
Aclay  +   2682d ago
The 360 just had a recent JRPG release last month, so it's not that surprising, but the 360's numbers have fallen a lot considering the amount of JRPG's already on the system.

The PS3 had no release of a JRPG from SquareEnix last month like the 360 did and the PS3 didn't have a price cut and was still just about a thousand units behind the 360 this week in Japan.

The 360 outselling the PS3 in Japan by a few thousand units is a nice effort on Microsoft's part, but sadly it's not enough. If the 360 has had all these JRPG's over the years and haven't managed to sell a million yet in Japan, it's just a lost cause for the 360 over there. White Knight Chronicles in December, Final Fantasy Advent Children PS3 bundles in March 2009 will pick up the slack SUBSTANTIALLY.
pumpkinpunker  +   2682d ago
but you forget to mention the X360 JRPG exclusives--
Last remnant in Nov '08 and Star Ocean 4 in Feb '09.

You also forget that the 360 has some pretty good, critically acclaimed western games like Mass Effect, Gears of War, Halo, and Fable that could very easily catch on in Japan as the 360 console base gets bigger. And don't give me bs about Japan not liking shooters, MGS4 is nothing more than a 3rd person shooter with some stealth elements and it was popular in Japan due to the popularity of its earlier incarnations on the popular PS2.

As far as I can see, Microsoft has no where to go but up in the land of the rising sun. Feel free to click on the disagree tab below this comment. I've been saying that the X360 would see a big increase in sales worldwide for the last 6 months and still don't expect any Sony fanboys to agree with me...yet. Also, things WILL get worse for the PS3 due to the sluggish world economy. Watch and learn.
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KillaManiac  +   2682d ago
Wow...did I really just read a post where someone said MGS 4 was just a normal 3rd person shooter with stealth elements and thats it?

I SO believe you have had a PS3. Infact, I wonder how the game got SO many 10/10 for being (in your opinion) a crappy mediocre game.

MGS 4 is the best game that has came out in years IMO. If you played the game and got into the story....its just so stunning that its amazing!
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kurochi  +   2682d ago
You're obviously trying to flame here. I can't believe you brought up Mass Effect, Fable and Halo. The Japanese that haven't bought a 360 yet will never know or want to play these games. It is however true that MS has been putting out RPG's, but personally, I prefer quality over quantity. MS is trying hard, and for that, I will give MS the benefit of the doubt that it's not over yet for the 360 in Japan.
pumpkinpunker  +   2681d ago
I never said MGS4 was crappy. It's obviously a good game from what the critics say. I was just refuting the common argument that Japan doesn't like to play shooters when, in fact, shooters like MGS4 have been popular in Japan. Therefore, it is quite possible for Gears of War or Halo to become popular in Japan fueling more sales for the X360 once the console base expands past the million mark and word of mouth spreads.
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yoghurt  +   2682d ago
ha ha how funny.....its funny how we normally talk in 100k's etc but now we are getting stories dedicated to the fact that the 360 sold 1000 more than ps3.....incredible, clutching at straws or what!
The Lazy One  +   2682d ago
you can't compare NA number differences to differences in japan. Japan rarely sees any console sell more than 100k period this time of year. Let alone have a difference of 100k.
ShinnokDrako  +   2682d ago
The Xbox360 is going down again tho, it's not a good sign. The PS3 is ridiculous (or whatever he name is). The real champions here are the Wii and the Handhelds. Japanese ppl started valuating more the american console, and Sony instead of waking up... looses Tekken 6 (the exclusivity), looses FF (same), Star Ocean and all those JRPG that Japanese ppl love.
Well... good luck Sony, hope you can raise again ;P
kurochi  +   2682d ago
That's just sad.
I honestly have played the Wii games and can't fathom why Japanese like the Wii over the X-box and PS3. And I'm Asian!! WTF? It's like they have abandoned deeper games for brainless ones.
BabyStomper5000  +   2681d ago
It's the waggle.
Citizen Cook  +   2682d ago
Then whats that say for the PS3rd ^

Get real, both consoles are stuggling agains tht ecrappy Wii.
Instread of fighting each other, we should be fighting the Wii. The Wii is destroying our gaming future!

The latest rumours suggest that the PS4 will be weak powered, with no innovation. Thats nintendo fault!
The success of the Wii is steering the industry towards cartton games for 5 year olds.
PirateThom  +   2682d ago

PS3 and 360 are two parts of what is basically the same thing, devices that appeal to GAMERS, it's all that stupid Wii's fault gaming is becoming such a mess.
butterfinger  +   2682d ago
the numbers for both are low, and although this is Sony's "all-time low for the PS3", it's not that far off from their usual numbers. I'm betting the 360 will level out a little higher than it used to (maybe 5,000 range), but the PS3 looks to continue chugging slowly along. Nintendo seems to have the Japanese in their back pocket.
cyclindk  +   2682d ago
The war is over, the war is over! Zion, the war is over! Neo did it! AHAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
juuken  +   2682d ago

That cracked me up so much.
Enterprise-E  +   2682d ago
I am sorry but
I have to laugh at that one. HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!
juuken  +   2682d ago
Clearly, Microsoft has won the console war!

PS3 fans, you may now sell your PS3's and congratulate Microsoft for their bullsh*ttery and their fanbrattish minions!

Thank you and have a nice day!

All disagrees and random insults are strongly encouraged!



tester 35: I'm laughing at you 360 fanboys right now. The 360 can't even reach a million sales in Japan! I mean, how pathetic is that? Oh man, that's just sad.

But anyways...

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testerg35  +   2682d ago
Wait... but when PS3 was at the 8k mark and beating the 360, it was "killing" in sales right?

Edit: and yet every week for the last 4-5 weeks its been "wait till next week".
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militant07  +   2682d ago
juuken i cant belive you said that.
and "TOO POWND" who think to buy 360 ( extremly ps3 fan) !!, you guys really pissed off by sony lies ?? ex ( 11 games to be announce at TGS ?)
Pennywise  +   2682d ago
TGS is all weekend. Sit back and relaxxx

I have to find a new website to kill time.
jerethdagryphon  +   2682d ago
the following insult is random and sholnt be taken eriously

juuken your avatar smells of cheeese :)
Stryfeno2  +   2682d ago
You could tell how mad Juuken is...
juuken  +   2682d ago
I know I'm mad. :]

I'm mad because the 360 still hasn't managed to reach a million yet and you idiots are celebrating a 1,000 units victory.

I hate to see what will happen when White Knight Chronicles comes out December 25th, 2008.

We all know Level 5 has an excellent reputation for rpgs.
Captain Tuttle  +   2682d ago
The 360 beating the PS3 in Sony's house is like the really ugly guy who manages to bring home a really hot girl from a bar one night. It's not really a big deal in the scheme of things but you feel great for the guy and what he just accomplished.

Sony really has to do something about the PS3 sales in Japan. Personally I think the Japanese have given up on console and have completely switched to handhelds.
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Pennywise  +   2682d ago
lol tuttle good analogy! And it could be said his ugly $$ will not be taking her home again!
karlostomy  +   2682d ago
Holy crap Juuken has lost it!
Her frustration at the fourth week in a row of the ps3 being outsold by the 360 in JAPAN has boiled over into a hysterical breakdown.

Best keep your distance from her, Gamers. Something's not right in her head!

I am scared for your health, Juuken, I really am.
Get some help huh?
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juuken  +   2682d ago
Holy crap!

karl couldn't see I was being sarcastic! :o

What an idiot.
air1  +   2681d ago
that sounded so desperate.....


year of the ps3? who said that?

just keep on selling sony. with that news and the ps3 games failing to make top tens and sell better on the 360, they even look and play better too...
juuken  +   2681d ago
And in breaking news...they're selling PS3's and Little Big Planet is one of the best top selling games on Amazon!

Again, Sony can focus on making a profit and recover those losses.

At least they didn't lose it on a defective console.

Lolz, 900 million down the drain for Microsoft.

But that's nothing for them because they have unlimited cash!

Keep dreaming.

The PS3 still has a lead overall in Japan. The 360 can't even reach 1 million and they have the most rpgs now?

karlostomy  +   2681d ago
in other news
juuken succumbs to the second breakdown in the last 24hrs.

Will she ever learn?
juuken  +   2681d ago
karl, you didn't answer to what I just mentioned to you. Sony lost 3 billion because of new technology. Microsoft lost 900 million because the incompetent morons refuse to admit that almost every 360 out there is prone to failure.

I'm sorry but I like to spend money wisely. I don't give a damn how many games the 360 has-I refuse to buy one until Microsoft..."gets their sh*t together."

I'm not losing my mind. I'm just laughing at all the 360 nutcases there who think 1,000 units is something to brag about.
karlostomy  +   2679d ago
Yes I agree, Juuken darling
You are not losing your mind.

I apologise.

How can you lose your mind when in fact you already lost it quite some time ago?
mirroredderorrim  +   2682d ago
It's by Xboxkings..
I'm off to another thread with my MOUSE CLICK!!!
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Gothdom  +   2682d ago
I question the validity of the numbers. They might be real, but the article points to a forum post. I don't trust forum posts.
BabyStomper5000  +   2681d ago
Hehehe salad fingers. That toon is weird.
ActionBastard  +   2682d ago
Oh noes!!
chasuk08  +   2682d ago
OH NO! lets all start a pointless fanboy argument over 1000 units. Give me a break.
SixZeroFour  +   2682d ago
OH NO! lets all start a pointless fanboy argument over nothing PERIOD. Give ME a break.

i say, lets just do what we (or MOST of us...lmao) do best and play games
dkgshiz  +   2682d ago
um who cares about this?
Do any of you live in japan. Most likely not. Hell, even people in japan dont care.
Omega4  +   2682d ago
Sony seriously need to 'do' something in practicaly every territory they're relying to heavily on PS2 users converting and a lot of those people got a Wii or 360 now and more will continue to do so

You dont gain market share by doing nothing
PirateThom  +   2682d ago
Nintendo did. :-/
Why o why  +   2682d ago
rule of thumb
release things when they are ready and try not to overly rush devs to release things before they are ready.

But yes sony will need to get those rpgs out asap. Maybe people are just waiting.
wazborn  +   2682d ago
sony strategy is just brilliant .. sit and wait for them to spend a bulk load of cash on us... its ok.. everyone with sony brace urself for a really bumpy christmas
Omega4  +   2682d ago
@ PirateThom
If creating a controller which is innovative and easy to use and having a market campaign which is so large and ongoing that it makes Halo 3's advertising seem like Sonys then yeah Nintendo have done nothing
Pennywise  +   2682d ago
They NEED a price drop. /agreed

But to the guy who said everyone with Sony brace yourself for a rough christmas... WHY? I own a Ps3... the exclusive and multiplats are still coming... Why exactly would we brace ourselves? You people are so over dramatic. Playstation experience has been very good to me and I would assume it would keep going. Brace yourself with your Microsoft stocks buddy.
PirateThom  +   2682d ago

They haven't made any good games though.
Omega4  +   2682d ago
Super Mario Galaxy, Metroid 3, Zelda:TP and SSBB beg to differ

In fact out of the big 3 Nintendo has the most 1st party games which are rated 90 or above and SMG is only second to GTA:IV

And another thing i think its pretty clear that Nintendo dont need games to sell well the console is enough for the consumer, Sony on the other hand needs games which game sell on the same scale as Halo 3 and Wii Sports
nieto2  +   2682d ago

-but that's your opinion and I have the same opinion as you about the Wii but there are others with other opinions that think otherwise. ;-|


-well not exactly. what japan really loves are handhelds. the PSP and DS are the best selling consoles there.
kurochi  +   2682d ago
@ Omega:

All the "good" games you mentioned WERE cool when I was in grade school. The fact is that I've grown up and Nintendo's games haven't. That's why the moms & pops want to buy the Wii for their kids. From a population viewpoint, the number of people that have kids far outweighs the number of geeky/dorks/nerds (as I'm one of these), in their late teens through twenties. For people like us, if you've played one Zelda/Mario game, you've seen them all.
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dkgshiz  +   2682d ago
This is from xbox kings. So yeah.
wazborn  +   2682d ago
OH welll Oh welll..... what can i say... such a tragedy...BWAAHHHAHAHAHAH
Drealmcc0y  +   2682d ago
Jesus Christ PS3 is the biggest flop in entertainment history.
I mean an american brand is beating the almighty Playstation in Japan.
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juuken  +   2682d ago
And yet the 360 can't even reach a million sales in Japan.

You f*cking moron.
IzKyD1331  +   2682d ago
Japan gave up on HD gaming for some reason....I guess they much prefer swinging their arms around and party games
SonySoldierEternaL  +   2681d ago

calm down
killalot100  +   2682d ago
no harm intended
so sony worse in japan is microsofts best in japan. i had to be said to me its bad news all around. what japan is getting from microsoft and this are the sales then that blows and ps3 really dropped that ball more like lost it.
TrooGamer  +   2682d ago
Those numbes are pathetic on both systems but Sony have a major problem. You kinda get the feeling 2009 is PS3 last chance to eat into the 360 install base because all the big hitters will be out.
killalot100  +   2682d ago
japan doesnt really like the next gen systems.japan always hated pc gaming and the ps3 and 360 are becoming more and more like it. i agree with u tho thats just sad. i dont think bragging about a 1000 difference is good
Vip3r  +   2682d ago
Y'know mart, if you made post about the PS3 outselling the 360 in Japan your site would get hits too.

Just a thought.
IsThatSo  +   2682d ago
Everyone's realising 360 is OBVIOUSLY the choice to choose, FABLE 2 and GoW2 alone would make me buy it, and it's cheaper...

PS3 is now starting to flop, and it will continue to do so over the holiday.
killalot100  +   2682d ago
dont start that
the 360 does have some good games but thats your opinion and if u think like that then your just not open minded about what other people like.
juuken  +   2682d ago
Oh noes!
Clearly Sony has lost the war! Microsoft is the new king of gaming! We have been defeated!


Sony does need to pick it up in Japan but it's worth noting that will all these rpg's Microsoft has as of right now their numbers go up and then they come down.

Lol, this console war is getting way too silly. I think I'm gonna take a backseat and just play the games.

And he smacks a disagree button.

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darkpower  +   2682d ago
Fanboy much?
IzKyD1331  +   2682d ago
PS3's all time low: 7,000
360's all time low: 700
xaviertooth  +   2682d ago
jackpot baby! bubbles!

lol at assbots, you are so delusional. ps3 is still selling with no games and yet the flopbox has series of jrpgs and a big big price cuts and yet can only manage to sell 8k? now that's major failure!
felidae  +   2682d ago
ok. that's enough .. i'm selling my PS3!!!!

just kidding ;-)
GameDev  +   2682d ago
that would create a site called xboxkings is disturbing on more levels than I care to contemplate.
DeZimatoR  +   2682d ago
Neither of the 'next-gen' consoles broke the 10k mark this week in Japan?!

WTH is wrong with Japanese ppl???

Just stop buying last-gen systems/handlehelds like there is no tomorrow and just go next-gen already.

mboojigga  +   2682d ago
It is not that serious.
Rampant  +   2682d ago
I'm sure NEXT week Sony will outsell Microsoft. Wait beyond!
juuken  +   2682d ago
And yet the 360 can't reach a million in Japan.

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