Hardware DSi 182,518 PSP 157,088 Wii 119,965 PS3 60,654 DS Lite 48,160 Xbox 360 19,694 PS2 12,548
Good numbers for Sony and Nintendo
At least on the handheld side. The console side of the world is pretty pathetic in Japan. I guess the Wii is doing ok, but HD gaming is really suffering over there.
Kings of Gaming. :)
nice everyone saw a really nice sales increase this week.. PSP is catching up on those DSi figures.. PS3 sales looking really solid ..same with the 360...' and PS2 is like the energizer bunny..keeps on going..XD
I'm amazed with the PSP sales.
nice numbers indeed. and yeah.. the only way i see the ps2 dying is if sony announces ps2 emulation or some sort of backward compatibility into all ps3's
Not a bad idea
I have an earlier post on N4G predicting that is going to happen at E3 as part of the PS2 phase out.
I would love to see it happen, but I'm afraid PS2 BC is gone forever. Our only hope is to be able to download PS2 games from PSN, similar to Virtual Console. Hey, it could happen!
but still the ps3 is killing it :P will be interesting to see i f 360 can maintain these numbers for a while, same goes for the ps3 :)
the PS3 will have a really good 1st quarter in Japan WKC is still selling well FFV11 : Advent Children next month Yakuza 3 : Bundle RE:5 Bundle SFIV
If FFXIII really truely stays exclusive to the PS3 in Japan. Then there will be no more silly arguments of 360 vs PS3 in Japan for hardware. And then when Gran Turismo 5 hits, the lead will be extended even further. However I'm not sure what other titles down the pipe line will have those kind of sales numbers afterwards though. Anybody else know what huge franchise the Japanese will gobble up?
Looks as if things are calming down a bit after the holiday rush. Worldwide the XBox 360 sold approx. 340k and PS3 about 280k. No more 2:1 sales margins and starting to get back to the few thousand difference it used to be. Seeing this so early in the year I am wondering how the rest of the year will play out with Sony bringing out some of its' bigger IPs? Interesting though. P.S. WOW @ the PSP sales.
And as we draw down on the end of February watch those numbers do a drastic flip flop as people begin to jump on the PS3 in preparation for Killzone 2.
The only game that has managed to provide a big boost for the ps3 is MGS4 with Gran Turismo providing a european boost. The next big boost for the ps3 won't happen until that price comes down no matter how good a game is.
Mint, I am book marking this quote. I think you will be wrong. KZ2 is the first game that is going to attract 360 only owners.
the killzone 2 boost may not happen in japan but im sure it will in the US, Europe and other territories its to awesome to be ignored by fps fans
It's all on the marketing. If Sony is able to get commercials and the right advertising into the brains of 360 owners. Then they might actually justify buying a PS3 for. It also depends on the media. With the numerous 7/10s and 8/10s the usual suspects will hand out (1up, Edge, Gamespy, etc.) then those same 360 fans (not fanboys) will think it's not as good as Halo 3. Killzone 2 will sell on it's graphics alone, but unfortunately it's miniscule to the power of a convincing advertisement.
I'm saying that boost will be nothing compared to what we will see with a pricecut. How many consoles will killzone move that MGS4, Resistance and LBP couldn't. I think its less than you think.
It's more than you think. Killzone 2 has an appeal that is broader whereas MGS4 (my favorite title) and LBP are more niche.
but its established fanbase is infinately more than killzone's. Many people who had ps2's waited for MGS4 to upgrade. Killzone was not an established franchise that can do the same think. Just because your impressed with the graphics, gameplay and hype doesn't mean the general population is. If graphics is all that matter why is the wii so successful. Why was the ps2 so succussful, or the snes or the nes? Niche is irrelevant. Ability to sell is what matters here and on that basis MGS4>Killzone 2.
But that is actually good numbers for 360 in japan, microsoft - your efforts have not fallen on deaf ears.
I'm not sure why you'd be embarrassed to say it. It's a shame that the 360 isn't selling more software in Japan, though.
I'm not embarrased to say it, its just that on this site they don't take into consideration the situation these consoles are in when they look at the sales numbers. All i'm saying is that given the situation the 360 is in over in japan, it did pretty well.
i agree good numbers i think is all the rpgs it is paying off for ms. kudos for ms. however, i think playstaiton 3 will destroy the 360 in 09 (even more so than in 08) in japan. and yes the problem with n4g is that poeple are so hateful about ms that anything will be attacked. so evenhanded comments that seem to give a scintilla of praise to ms will most likely be attacked by the sackboys. too bad.
Great numbers all around.
PSP is doing surprisingly well. What has come out recently for it in Japan? I can't think of anything...yet it still sells.
Final Fantasy Dissidia and some umpteenth iteration of a Gundam game.
All doing well. Good show.
Gaming 1 Global Recession 0. Nice one.
I know you're being lolz here, but technically this was DS's worst year ever, the PS3 was down, the Wii was down, and the PS2 was obviously down. The only systems that enjoyed a year-on-year increase were the PSP and the 360. So no, not really. Not sure if the recession had anything to do with sales being down but they are surely a factor.
Job Lay-off's coming next week at my company. Recession 5, Gaming 0. :(
Hardware - PS3 182,518 PSP 157,088 Wii 119,965 DSi 60,654 DS Lite 48,160 PS2 12,548 Xbox 360 0,000 ;-D
Is this US or Japan?
Media Create Data is always Japan and Japan-only.
US = NPD Japan = Mediacrate Europe = VGchartz LMAO...
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