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Week recap: PS3 spike; Xbox 360 Halo Wars; Wii No. 4

Sales for Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 spiked in the latest Japan retail figures. The hardware ranked No. 3 in overall sales.

Sony this week issued PS3 firmware update v2.52. The update is said to improve the playback quality of some PS3 format software and fix a text entry issue.

Microsoft this week said that Halo Wars for the Xbox 360 will be released to in Feb. 2009. The title will be sold in standard and limited edition SKUs.

Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 ranked No. 6 in Japan sales after a seven week sales streak over the PS3.

Nintendo Co.'s Wii ranked as the No. 4 hardware in Japan sales this week. It did not rank any titles in the top 10 sales in the period.

The Nintendo DSi ranked as the No. 1 hardware in Japan on debut to beat the PSP handheld. The DSi includes a built-in camera and music playback functionality.

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i am the truth3320d ago

Looks like the 360 price cut did not do much in japan even tho the 360 has more JRPJ....

NickIni3320d ago (Edited 3320d ago )

The Japanese market is incredibly stereotyped. Some people seem to think that since their Japanese, they must only like and buy JRPGs.

GWAVE3320d ago

@ NickIni

Well, stereotype or not, you'd better tell Microsoft that they're stereotyping Japan, because they seem to think that all the 360 needs is a bunch of JRPGs and then the system will automatically sell like hotcakes.

Sir_Ken_Kutaragi3320d ago (Edited 3320d ago )

Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 spiked in the latest Japan retail figures. The hardware ranked No. 3 in overall sales. ;-P ;-P ;-P

Microsoft Corpse ;-D the Xbox 360 ranked No. 6 in Japan sales.
i.e 6th = LAST!!! ;-D ;-D ;-D

Shadow Man3320d ago

Link: http://blog.wired.com/games...

LBP ;-D ranked No. 3 in Japan sales.
i.e 3RD = LAST!!! ;-D ;-D ;-D

swiftshot933320d ago

you just owned yourself. the link you gave shows that lbp is ranked 3rd among the top ten game sales. 3rd=3rd 6=last

elorm93320d ago

Clearly the PS3 version is what beat LBP ;)

L Ronald Hubbard3320d ago

Isn't Shadow Man a 360 fanboy? Yet he clearly brings out the sales figures which shows PS3 version of GTAIV outselling LBP.

Self ownage at its best.

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Nitrowolf23320d ago

wait Wii rank 4?
that is a surprise to me

i am the truth3320d ago

Its not stero type.The fact is majority of japanes people like JRPG.

NickIni3320d ago (Edited 3320d ago )

Yes, JRPG is very popular. But people act as if, since a game is a JRPG, it will automatically sell well in Japan, regardless of anything else. And if your a Japanese gamer, you must like JRPGs.

That is a stereotype.

elorm93320d ago

I thought they also loved train simulators :|

L Ronald Hubbard3320d ago (Edited 3320d ago )

Sony finished of Microsoft's streak in one week?

Dirt off your shoulder Sony.

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