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Submitted by BIoodmask 2248d ago | news

Week 6: 360 Tops PS3 in Japan

The Xbox 360 has outsold the PlayStation 3 for the sixth week in Japan. It's happened so often now that it's not even funny anymore. For the week ending October 17 the PS3 sits at the bottom of the chart.

Here's the full sales list:

PSP - 156000
DS - 34000
Wii - 25000
PS2 - 7800
360 - 6000
PS3 - 4800 (Industry, Nintendo DS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)

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morganfell  +   2248d ago
Hmmm, so was it not hilarious all the months prior when the PS3 outsold the 360? And in the very very near future when the PS3 rolls over the 360 again will it once again be a cause for laughing?
badkolo  +   2248d ago
yeah it will be, becuase th eps3 should be trampling the 360 and its not. we never expected the 360 to penetrate the japanese market but with the rpg's coming it will continue, but i do agree ps3 will start selling once the new bundles arrive.
BIoodmask  +   2248d ago
That is pretty impressive
I give props to Microsoft for continuing to try and push for sales in Japan. They have done a good job in puting together a games portfolio that caters well to an Eastern demographic.

The price cut in Japan was also a wise decision. Nintendo and Sony will most likely always have larger brand recognition in Japan but at least the consumers are starting to take a bit of a notice. Although Japan seems to be more focused on handhelds than anything else. The new PSP has really taken off.
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theKiller  +   2247d ago
i rarel agree with u
but this time i do, MS deserves the better sales than ps3, they tried very hard and now they can smile for some moments.

but also sales of ps3 is going down is normal, who would like to buy ps3 while if he/she waits for 1 weeks can get it with the game if this generation LittleBigPlanet??? those who buy ps3 now r the ones who have no idea or news about LBP!! in other words everybody is holding their money for LBP bundle

NOTE: notice i didnt say good sales because its only ps3 that is going down!!
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TruthbeTold  +   2247d ago
You know...
It is interesting and all that this is happening, but since it is week 6 of this, and we're consistently talking about a measly 1000 console difference or so, who really gives a damn? I mean, the fact that both PS3 and Xbox 360 are being outsold by the PS2 every week says alot more than which HD console beats the other by some negligible amount does.
duarteq  +   2247d ago
Even so...
Xbox 360 - 7,763 [185,745]
PlayStation 3 - 5,734 [642,803]

Let's do some math

642.803-185.745=457.058

This is the total sells until now.

Seems that PS3 is in good wealth relatively to Xbox360...
For those u disagree check it at www.the-magicbox.com. Just do the maths...
dale1  +   2247d ago
i don,t know if japan gets this hd thing or not,ps2 out sells the 360 and ps3,now it will be interesting come the 30th october as lbp and the 80 gb comes out,now if ps3 sales don,t hit 75,000 plus that week i will start asking questions.psp is top dog at the moment and with the big name developers support now on psp sony must be smiling at the moment,thats all profit for them
Captain Tuttle  +   2247d ago
4800 PS3's? That would be a bad week for the 360...I can't believe Sony's having trouble in Japan.
sajj316  +   2247d ago
360 outsells the PS3 ... PS2 outsells both. Wild times in Japan! Go Go PSP!
Swiftfox  +   2247d ago
What game dropped in Japan for the PSP? The numbers for it are incredible.

The numbers are telling me that HD is still not that big in Japan an neither console has much to offer the territory. Once HD goes standard in Japan the real game begins.
NaiNaiNai  +   2247d ago
>.> i dont think a bundle alone will take the sales up. >.> keep in mind theres only so many people in that country.

ps2 is doing good though, but games are easy to make for it now, and theres thousands of more devopers there, >.> poeple make there own games for the system and send them to publishers. so theres still a large market for the system.
-nai-
(new games release there almost daily.)
SWORDF1SH  +   2247d ago
the psp3000 jus hit ja[pan

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