New releases Fallout 3 and Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm have helped the PS3 narrow the sales gap with Wii across Japan.
And then there will be DQ wii and it will be turned around and it will keep going like that untill hell freezes over.
What do you think will happen when Demon's Souls and Yakuza 3 come out on PS3? (Both are due in Febuary)
Demon's Soul is coming out that soon in japan? didnt know that. any mention on target U.S. release date?
Demon's Souls probably won't be out in US/Europe until Q3/Q4 2009.
Well the Asia Version is also to be released soon, and the Asia Version is complete in English, well i dont know bout the Voice Acting, but i guess that doesnt matter, since everything is written in english. :)
SO4 (feb. 19) will struggle to top the JP charts. Also the FF Advent Children PS3 bundle is #1 overall amazon JP! March ftw! Go see. :)
I would hardly call this closing in on the wii. Edit: @Prototype (Below) Only you mentioned NPD. Only you mentioned the 360 Only you appear to be calling out for a flame. Only you appear to be insecure.
Damn man Japan is getting soo many games in the next couple of months. Also on topic - PS3 isn't really closing in on the Wii, more like the Wii is losing sales (cos 20k PS3 sales are not that high, by that I mean they have been higher in the past)
Wow, pretty impressive of Sony! They have about 1/3 of the sales over there, Wii has half and MS has a 1/6. I'm glad the Wii is getting some competition!!! [email protected] Wii!
@lar, Like i said it will be turned around, and again and again and again.
Good showing for the PS3.
wats awsome they havent even made a price cut
But the PS3 is slightly cheaper over there anyway, compared to the rest of the world.
Not that am hoping the Wii keeps selling I think its one of the devils little spawns. But seriously how does the Wii selling 33k and the PS3 selling 20K weekly mean its catching up? Do the maths people the Wii is only gaining a bigger lead. When the PS3 starts selling more weekly then the Wii then it starts catching up until then its dragging more and more behind...
Proud to be a 40GB MGS4 LE owner (that I massively overpaid for) and looking for a PS2 on the cheap! edit: this was intended for the thread below started by prototype. Wierd how sometimes my votes go into the wrong person and posting aren't always posting to correct threads.... reposting below.
"wats awsome they havent even made a price cut" yeh the wii hasnt made a price cut, your right.
the wii sold that many am i like the only one or something?
why do so many 360 owners hate the Japanese?
Because 360 sales are doing terribly in Japan and there's nothing else for fanboys to do.
Japan is not the only part of asia Japan is hated by a lot of different countries and 360/PS3 owners laugh at fools like you Obama.
That's what I thought. And blur111 reaffirms my belief that some of the 360 owners don't like the Japanese - hence why they have a deep hatred towards the ps3.
xb!tches: time to come out of the closet lol
Ohhh is everyone from japan here???
I think Blur111 misses the point. We ps3 owners didn't pick the ps3 because of race and color, but of its stability and excellent games. I am not sure if the same can be said for some of u 360 fanboys here.
Actually, I bought a PS3 so I would be able to play my games without having kids like Blur!!1eleven!11 crying in the mic while playing games.
just like for my gaming gear, i only vote for the very best. baboons who don't realize in 2009 that all consoles are made of hardware and software coming from all over the world make me laugh as long as they stay on XBL: XENOPHOBIC BABOONS LIVE
Aaron greenberg told me that PS3 died in Japan?
He told me too!!
Good to see PS3 doing good still, Still a proud owner of the 60 GB model from 2007 *Typical pro-360 owner* "But NPD says the PS3 is failing and in last place, Japan doesn't even count"
Prototype: Yes another 60 Gig owner! We're a dieing breed around here! :)
Japan isnt the whole world you know? Just because PS3 is in second place doesnt mean its that way everywhere in the world..
.We're not that dead.
I am a 60GB owner. December 21 2006 :) But now my 60GB is a 250GB PS3 :)
hey I am a 60g owner from 2006 :) Proud to have the first model. Don't know whether I should switch to a bigger harddrive since I may lose my old data..unless it's easy to transfer all the data to a bigger harddrive
2006 launch 60GB owner: still working every single day like a champ, folding many nights, plays all my PS2 games, bluray movie nights, steady, quiet, rock solid reliable... ready for the killzone 2 frenzy! PS3 is an amazing gaming rig bubbles to all PS3 fans!
Nothing against the PS3, but I'm glad I wouldn't have paid that much for the first model console. It's a great console, but the original prices were outrageous. Props to your support of your preferred console, though. People like you keep these companies coming back for another generation. Cheapskates like me would be dead in the water without you, haha. =)
Just need to upgrade my HDD, running low on space!
Well, I'm not an 07 60GB owner, I'm an 07 20GB owner and it's still going strong for me *touch wood* although I did replace the HDD because it was getting too small.
I still have mine from December 16 2006. I couldn't touch it until Christmas though :(. TGSI
Yes! Everyone, I too, am one of the ones with a 60 gig, first model, in 2006. Yay! bubbles for everyone! I'm happy today! :D
Yep, I got a 60 gigger as well. Im just glad I payed the ridiculous price as I can now play ps2 games. I hope it doesnt break though as theyll probably give me a crappy 80gb.
60 gig BC here. :3 Yes, we are a dying breed. x-x
Hey, whats so bad about the 80 gb? :P
Same 60GB machine since 11/17/06. Well, 250GB now, along with a 160gb Datel external drive also. Still runs like a charm.
1st minute Belgian 60GB. A friend just got a 80GB and he wants to trade it with mine any time...
80gb has no backwards compatibility with Ps2 games
Those are really almost extinct!!!. I hope Sony send back my same 20 gigs baby from the "tune up" or I will be really sad. I've enjoyed full bacward compativibility for the past two year an my PS2 library growth to almost 100 games!!...Wow. As for the PS3 catching the Wii...for a week almost, but sadly its still like 5 millions away from the overall Wii install base. At least the PS3 is also wayyyyyyyy ahead of the 360. Wow, three years and the 360 havent reached a million yet. Its a shame.
60GB Owner as of January 15, 2007 also the date I first learned of the RROD.
60 gig since feb 2007. Yep, took me that long to find one in Toronto. Went to Futureshop and asked a sales girl. She said, all I can say is we're expecting a truck tomorrow; I was there 10:00am for opening. Best $650.00 I ever spent.
Just wait for SF4 and RE5, Japan PS3 sales will be crazy
Indeed. You could say that they could buy a 360 for those games, but Japan doesn't care for the console much, so those games will definitely sell more PS3's over there.
Off Topic: Should I get Naruto Ultimate Ninja if it falls below 50? Me and a friend love the Naruto series, I watch Shippuuden whenever it comes out, and I'm on the edge with this one. On Topic: I read the title and said outloud to myself..what? This seems to be an accomplishment I suppose though. Ps3 is catching up to wii! :O .hack
its a overall good game but no replay value. like no multiplayer/trophies ( which really pisses me off ). so im not going to lie its not worth it at 60 but 50 seems reasonable
I'd say yes. I've owned it for around 3 months now, and still play it now. It's fighting system is incredibly fun when playing with friends. It's a shame there is no online, but perhaps it will be included in an update one day [Doubtful] none the less, it's worth $50 in my opinion.
LeGenDx and Menchi: Thanks guys! That's all the feedback I need. Definite buy for me then. All my buds love fighting games so this will be perfect! Thanks again! Bubs for both of you! :D
you'd think the japs are more in the casual side of things,since the DSI is obliterating everything there... hmm but i guess that if their gunna go hi-def,then their best bet is the ps3. and it looks like they are going more hardcore now then casual,witch is like a whole new generation in itself. + dont forget they are getting ready for FF13 this year so their staking up on their early shopping.
lol, you call this closing the gap ? Because the wii sold 20.000 less then usual ? As a wii owner, i must laugh at this topic.
Thats right laugh as your pransing around like an idiot playing wii fit.
At least i can handle a wii longer then 5 minutes.
@3.1 Idiot :P
As a Wii owner you need to STFU.
even in it's homeland. i don't think this proves anything. Japan does not represent the rest of the world. They have games we will never see and are more likely to purchase sony over xbox anyway to support local products. It's a shame half of the games people are touting as making it surpass wii are multiconsole so there is a good chance they will not surpass purely for that reason. It's a shame the re5 comparison shots show the ps3 version of RE5 is actually not as good as the xbox version in lighting dust and smoke effects.
Hoping Kojima, announces, Zone of the Enders 3, Igarashi, shows some more on the next Castlevania, and really can't wait for King of Fighters XII, and hoping Sega a makes a new Jet Grind Radio, Panzer Dragoon, and most importantly a new Shinobi.
Do you think this a sign of Wii sales reaching a plateau?
hopefully with FF13 and FF versus 13 sales for the PS3 will skyrocket.
I've got 3 of us playing a tournement right now. Best squad drinks heinekens instead of coronas. I put the time in & beat the game & I always download the free support charachters. I'd say its worth the $60 dollars because story mode is relaxing & if you have friends or family members over you will be fighting for hours.
The Irony...the 360 was closer to the ps3 than the ps3 to the wii ... 360-PS3-10k PS3-WII-12k
i have played nintendo since the lanch of the nes-with super mario bros, no duck hunt or light gun. have you ever played gyromite without the robot? yeah i am that old. my analogy is that the wii is like little wayne music. he is a platinum seller, but can he out rap nas or canibus, how bout ghost face killa? h3ll no. i know i will get bashed for saying this but, the wii is no hardcore gaming console. DQ for the wii be an abomination (i am sorry sidar), but you are right it will sell.
You are just a sour puss. =P And i don't get the "sorry", i never played DQ. But i don't like how people tell others what a hardcore console is or not. The definition is tweaked and used for marketing anyway.
Little Wayne was better when he was with the Cash Money millionaires with Juvenile and Birdman.Now rap has become to pop oriented(atleast the Big Timerz were funny).Rap used to have a message now the message is sufficated by big rims and b!tches. Besides new school rap sucks.......anything after Bone Thugs sucked.......well maybe not WT clan but still rap was at its peak in the late 80's early 90's.Funniest thing is i dont even like Rap ,never have,but you see how i can appreciate it? Just seemed appropriate for the situation. Meet you at the crossroads....