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PlayStation 3, Nintendo DSi Sales Cool Down In Japan

Kotaku writes:
"After last week's exciting new hardware debuts, the Japanese hardware sales charts calm down a bit. Sure, the Nintendo DSi is still selling like gangbusters, but the PlayStation 3 starts its journey downward into more normal territory, moving less than half of what it did the week prior. On the flip side of the hi-def console war, the Xbox 360 doubles its week-to-week sales in Japan, making this pie chart a lot less red and a lot more lime green."

• Nintendo DSi - 104,897
• PSP - 43,726
• Wii - 24,726
• PlayStation 3 - 18,354
• Xbox 360 - 12,759
• Nintendo DS - 8,381
• PlayStation 2 - 5,743

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fufotrufo3321d ago (Edited 3321d ago )

• PlayStation 3 - 18,354
• Xbox 360 - 12,759

impressive sales for the 360 ..considering that there's no new games out right now except for GTA

not so good for the ps3 considering the new LBP+GT5spec III Bundles+ GTA IV+LBP-dualshock bundles

MURKERR3321d ago (Edited 3321d ago )

..anyway back to what matters,sales for all consoles were low,ps3 hasnt got to worry about 360 in japan its not even sold a million after 3years,its that damn wii...even though it sold low it was still 6k more than the ps3 i just dont understand whos buying wii's still

and could kotaku be anymore bias in their writing? very very immature fanboy site

BobDog3321d ago

the ps3 just like outsold 360 by 30k last week (in japan) *sigh

my360burnedmyhouse3321d ago

even when you loose you still spinning back to reality dummy

ChickeyCantor3321d ago (Edited 3321d ago )

Fufo is actually making a great point.
I thought 360 wouldn't sell at all in japan...
And you would expect the home brand(SONY) to be selling like crazy there, with those 2 games.

Not saying those are bad figures but I for one expected sh/tloads more.

Edit: The one who disagreed, mind telling me why?

voodoo3413321d ago

Microsoft released the Xbox360 Value pack in Japan during the week and advertised it heavily.

Mr_Bun3321d ago (Edited 3321d ago )

360 outsells PS3 in Japan by 1000 units..."In your face, PS3 owners"

PS3 outsells 360 in Japan by almost 6000 units (6x more)..."That is all that the PS3 sold?"

360 fanboys are always good for a laugh on this site!

ChickeyCantor3321d ago

Great 5 disagrees and not one could even contradict what i said.
If you think I'm bashing the PS3 or something, i own one.
Is it possible for you disagree phantoms to use your brains and make use of it by typing something back?

If I'm that wrong, prove me wrong.

ShinnokDrako3321d ago

Well... i wouldn't call those "impressive"... for ps3 neither, too bad. I think that for a big boost in sales we have to wait for White Knight Chronicles, it's on the top tep wishlist of the japanese. Before that.. which game is going to come out? I don't remember (res2 is already out there?)

ultimolu3321d ago (Edited 3321d ago )

...-__-

Not even gonna bother saying something because you'll make my brain die.

sidar: "And you would expect the home brand(SONY) to be selling like crazy there, with those 2 games.

Not saying those are bad figures but I for one expected sh/tloads more."

The PS3 needs rpgs and some heavy hitting ones. White Knight Chronicles will most likely pick up the pace in December.

ChickeyCantor3321d ago

Even then PS3 should have done loads more, it's japan we are talking about.
Don't they love GT5?
LBP should be a hit since loco roco was cute as hell.

It's just weird seeing that the PS3 isn't actually flying off like everyone expected.
And saying "pick up the pace in December. " or any given time is pretty much useless since Ps3 isn't doing that great in their own home land as i thought they would be.
It's sony right? with their great success of the Ps2?

Things just seem to be out of place.

Look at the 360...it's not the same amount but it is clearly lot's...this is japan!

karlostomy3321d ago

The ps3.
- in Japan
- with LBP
- with 80gb sku
- GTA4
- R2

should have sold more.
Yah. it should have sold more.

the way it's going now, the 360 will start to outsell it again soon...

Daurelus173321d ago

i love this gen.
every things always goes back to the 360 or ps3
Nintendo DSi & PSP are owing the market but we wanna talk about o the 360 is doing good 12,759 units sold!! there gonna win the console war... but 18,354?? for the ps3. wow the ps3 is doing bad again. there gonna get last. they have no games.. .Same old stuff different day

Ju3321d ago

If you are so concerned, why not add the Wii, too ? It "just" 6000 ahead of the PS3. Like the PS3 is 6000 ahead of the 360.

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Mr_Bun3321d ago

Kotaku: Don't look at how the PS3 compared directly with the 360...Just compare the PS3 sales with the week earlier...otherwise, people might think that the PS3 is actually doing well in Japan

ceedubya93321d ago

The 360 doubled? That's interesting. I didn't think anything worthwile came out over there yet. That's good for them at least.

PS3 was brought back down to earth, but still did okay numbers compared to before the spike. Not too far behind the Wii either.

The portables own Japan.

duarteq3321d ago

" the PlayStation 3 starts its journey downward into more normal territory, moving less than half of what it did the week prior. On the flip side of the hi-def console war, the Xbox 360 doubles its week-to-week sales in Japan,"

5595 separates PS3 from Xbox360 this week, but even so and altough PS3 sold more units than, it's the PS3 that suffers according Kotaku...

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