In what is starting to become a growing trend in Japan, Sony's PS3 is starting to compete with the Wii in week by week sales comparisons.
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Word. Good to see the PS3 doing better. She deserves it.
The PS3 isn't really doing better. Its just that Wii sales continue to drop each week.
I hope more people are starting to realize this when looking at the price tag. I bought mine when it was still close to its debut price, and I feel it has been worth every penny (or yen I should say) since then. I have trust in Sony, have for a while now. They know what they are doing, despite it not appearing so. I always look forward to what they bring out.
when it's cheaper than the Wii & has it's own wii-mote(the xmote) and a collection of fun casual games using the new controller.
@Tosgamer I wanted to say the same but no point there a blind and hypnotised people and there a blind and hypnotised people. Ps3 sales have been constantly down for last few months and it was selling (jap) anywere from 8k to 18k. Now wii sales have dropped off and ps3 is still at 18k and now its "PS3 is gaining momentum" Good luck going to 50 million at 18k / week.
Playmote - ps3 version of the wii-mote Xmote - 360 version of teh wii-mote. I'm talking about the Playmote
To see how it sales compare to the Wii when the price drop sometimes this year in Japan.
but don't think it would be alot more than what they are selling now as its already cheap as is. Edit: Oops I thought you ment the wii. Yeah. If Sony drop the price of the PS3 then it will definately be seriously competing with the wii in Japan.
you think the PS3 is cheap? Or are you referring to the Wii?
Probably won't make a difference, seems everyone in Japan has a Wii, these sales are just seconds.
...because is now well know to have fun casual games to play with friends that uses the wii-mote. Sony already knows how to seriously challenge the Wii. So hurry up already. Bring on the (1) price cut (2) X-mote (3) the fun casual games that use the X-mote. The the Wii's reign will be over.
the PS3 will definately see a boost soon because of FF demo and Yakuza 3 but in the end Sony needs to drop the price to really compete with the wii in the long run. The wii saw a big drop for the last couple of weeks.
the wii has almost reached it's saturation point in japan. the ps3 is gaining momentum in japan, but 19000 units isn't all that much. the ps3 will do better as soon as they drop the price.
Japan is a big test market, if Japan likes something (because they are into all the high tech stuff) the rest of the world soon follows. I think the Wii price drop this year will bring up the sales but not by much because it was already cheap, it won't have a big affect on sales like a PS3 price drop to $300 dollars would. I never thought 2008 was going to be the year of the PS3 like everybody said it would be, but I think that 2009 will be, the PS3 has a charade of high quality first party exclusives coming out and the Xbox 360 and Wii don't, not to mention a price drop of at least $50. REVENGE HERE WE COME!!!
$50 dollars its not enough they need atleast $100 dollar price drop.
I think two $50 price drops in one year will be much more effective than one $100 one. 1) Sony will sell some for $50 more in between price drops rather than lose $100 revenue per console in one go. 2) It will get people to see the PS3 dropping in price twice, and if Sony gets it right, it will be twice as much publicity.
Japan could still be the decider yet if sales pick up. And how knows what its gonna be with them that starts the ball rolling. FF demo? Yakuza? That nora nora or whatever its called. And of course, the price drop which really should be this week to cash in on Killzonemania.
really is the main problem with the PS3. The software is good enough but the hardware is still not affordable to mainstream.
"I think the price really is the main problem with the PS3." It really is, but despite being one the most expensive consoles in history it's selling decently.
Yakuza 3, FF ACC, FFX13, GT5 and possibly some more. These will drive PS3 sales this year including a price drop.
ff13, yakuza 3 and gt5 nuff said
ive all three consoles,but the wii just sits there, but say ing that, i read up on the Tlight (if you dont know ,then skip my comment)and now am a happy man, all the wii stuff fr**) Good the ps3 is selling,its one tough cookie.
This is good news. The PS3 deserves some rather explosive sales because it is a wonderful machine. I hope Japan continue the trend of Buying more and more PS3's. By the way guys check out my little site www.shadowsverdict.com
has soon has the ps3 sale 1 unit more than the usual people made a news about this, say that this the year of ps3 and its gain momentum. I dont see they making a big deal for the 360 when they are having a momentum. face it ps3 aint selling get over it go ahead and put me disagree ur mad because u waste so many dollar on a system that only play blue ray and have 2 AAA title per years. im glad i have a 360 and yet i play more with wii. ps3 is the one gathering dust. i try to sell it but no one want its. killzone is sh!t I wont waste 80$+tx for only 6h of game play. that my 2 cent
sell me your ps3. i need 1 for my bedroom
in comparison to the PS3. It is more appropriate to say that it is on par with the PS2, that's my opinion. As for the PS3, it got more legroom in this gen of gaming console. FFv13 and FF13 is not yet out. GT5, GOW3, Uncharted, and the list go on and on. I'm not being a fanboy (I own a Wii too), but if you think about it, Wii is like a fad. While the PS3 have more diverse kind of quality game in which hardcore gamers and later on casual gamers will appreciate and support.
Can someone clear this up for me, please: The title is: 'PS3 picking up momentum in Japan" Yet.... in 2007 the ps3 sold 1.2 million in Japan... in 2008 the ps3 sold 0.9 million in Japan... so, uh... isn't the momentum decreasing? Can someone explain why people are seemingly overlooking this simple fact? It just seems so obvious..?
I agree with you.. actually Wii is just not selling as much as before. If the PS3 is gaining momentum then so is the 360, since the gap for weekly sales of Wii vs 360 has decreased.
Hey guys! Thanks for the 7+ disagrees. I think you have just proven that you guys don't care about the facts. I asked a simple question, to which noone was able to reply (except tester). Come on guys. Is there no one who can disagree and tell me why? You can all do better than that.
The PS3 is than not " to expensive " but also not to cheap, just wait till FF13 hits Japan , the PS3 sales will triple, and also because it will be launched only on the PS3 for a while
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