Hit the jump to find out this week's latest japanese hardware sales from gamesarefun.com.
Wii up again, PS3 down again... This is getting bad for Sony in Japan
However you left the 360 out. It is pretty grim for MS as well.
They are going after the U.S. market first...then other markets...Sony for MS has never really been in Play. And that's not spin, it's just that for all intensive purposes....while American consumers accept Japanese goods...Japanese consumers usually stick to homegrown and that is in everything from Sonys and Nintys to cars. That's why GM and Ford hate Toyota. The consumer dollars as allocated by the consumers currently support Japan's exports more than US sales. :-) That is undisputed and I am a PSiii60 so don't try and flame me on this. :-)
WTF??? So those 200 MILLION + PS2'S were mainly bought in Japan... I don't think so my friend.. I'm not talking about the ps3 now.. but the SONY PLAYSTATION brand is worldwide....
The DS really is a force to be feared.
Nice work Nintendo!
But the PSP got some fire under its A$$...look at those sales. Hell hand some of that off to the PS3...lol
What you said is partly why folks don't bother, so people focus on the Japanese console's in Japan.
It's obvious that the wii will dominate in japan regarless of Sony's effords to give the PS3 at the cheapest price in the planet. So far the 360 is dominating in America, Sony's last change to dominate a major region comes this month. Lets hope Sony does dominate in europe. It would be interesting if each console dominates a different region. The way things are going the days where one console dominates all regions are over.
You're spot on. I appreciate the rational discourse and not the rampant fanboiism that seems to drive so many discussions. :-)
But 360 doesnt dominate the US market. It was dominating before the Wii and PS3 came out, but its not dominating now. It has a bigger install base, but thats not a dominating factor. Wii is dominating the US market right now, cuz its flying off the shelves. The global market will be once again Sony's. MS had its chance, they are geting their asses handed to in Japan, and you guys just brush that off, saying, "Its expected". But in Europe and US, the PS3 is picking up steam and heading straight for the 360. Remember, 360 is selling world wide, PS3 is not yet. Sales will kick up good when it launches in Europe. Then we'll be hearing from jealous xbots, with stupid rumors, "oh the PS3 are sitting on the shelves in Europe...ooohh wow, look". Just like they did here, and it wasnt the case, Sony just had a good produciton line, UNLIKE MS for the longest time.
man you are so right about ms fanboys chatting shlt about european ps3 gathering dust. well one thing is for sure am from london and i dont think ps3 will gather dust cus around here its playstation although 360 is good most people like me have bought previous playstation consoles my latest the psp.
ps i may not live in america but i think sony will takeover 360 in us soon cus theres so many pople that bought ps2 psp so the ps3 should sell just after people get their rent sorted and then bang its ps3 time. overall there are more playstation gamers here so ps3 has yet another region. i have friends who ditched their xbox1 to pre order a ps3 cus theyr scared the same would happen to 360
thats BS. they were sitting on the shelves here because not many people were buying them (sony did have good supply) you can tell by the fact the 360 beat out the ps3 in sales in january, monthly sales dicticate domination and the ps3 came in last for december and january. a console always sells a ton at launch, even bad ones. launch shipments always sell out so sony got on the board fast but now that we are past the launch and the systems are available it isn't out selling the 360 in the US and it is getting hammered in japan by the wii. once you are past the launch in europe i think you will see the same there that the 360 will out sell the ps3 monthly.
but i do agree about MS having a hard time getting the 360s to people around their launch.
To Monster Hunter 2. That seems to be spurring PSP sales; the questions is, will it last beyond a two or three week spike? Nintendo is as dominant as always, and MS just can't seem to catch a break.
and proves nothing
So much for Gundam Musou being a system seller, eh?
Whoops. Stupid double post.
Yeah I agree M$ is not dominating the market here in the US, but even though M$ is a US company Americans have a LONG HISTORY, of buying what ever they like=diverse tastes in everything, so its totally different from the videogame market in Japan, since Americans have brought more PS1 and PS2's than any one country.
Now come on Jin are you really that blind?....it seems you bought Sony's little "spin" from Phil hook, line, and sinker. You said PS3's were sitting on store shelve's because: "Sony just had a good produciton line," -yeah maybe they do, but they SOLD LESS than 360 in January and 360 sales weren't exactly on "fire" -that has at least a little change, especially when you consider the fanbase of the PS2....Bro, its OK to be a Sony fan, but when you say stuff like that its makes you sound like a "puppet"- 'quick (Simon)Sony says touch your nose, Sony says jump, now go buy a 360.....ah, ah WRONG!....Sony didn't say so. -LMFAO, thats exactly how you sound.
Also, why you think that Japanese favoritism/loyalty/culture has nothing at all to do with 360 sales in Japan is ridiculous....I have lived there, they are great people, but they prefer homegrown stuff when it comes to videogames because they care alot about their legacy in the videogame market....not that they won't support a "foreign" brands, they do -and at least some of them are starting to accept "western ideas" but it takes time to get to a healthy level, its not like the other markets who don't already have homegrown consoles and a lengthy gaming history. Hey, wouldn't even you agree that its more important for Sony to do well in Japan than the 360? -Its their home turf (Ninty's too), but right now Ninty is definitely dominating that market. -Thats not good for Sony.
Also as far as M$ selling in all these different countries, just remember outside of the North America, Japan, and Europe....most of these countries are small potatoes....and polls for example said the main reason 360 sales were low was because of price.....so its not like once PS3 is released and they see that price in lets say some South American country, I seriously doubt PS3 sales are going to sky rocket....Nope, its all about the Big 3, and Japan is slipping as far as sales go, they don't buy much consoles or games these days...except of course anything that says DS, and Wii's are also doing well there...but *relatively speaking Japan's a small country anyway.
Gundam 1st day sales stand at 120k........and around 30k hardware was sold along with it.Excellent news!!!!
Did anyone notice the huge boost the PSP got this week?
Its getting close to passing the DS Lite and becoming #1 in Japan!
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