For the latest japanese hardware sales for March 5 - march 11, hit jump.
sony is doing better
better than? Oh I see what your saying. The sales have settled after the release of Gundam Muso - but they have settled at 32thousand instead of the 19thousand before hand. Shows what games do for a games console...:P
and i suspect that it will only get better and better. I'm sure the wii wont fall off the charts. and given the success it has been so far they will have to do a lot more to justify the initial hype for it. nintendo has thier work cut out for them. but their geniuses so i have faith.....sony on the other hand must keep up what thier doing and prove that it is the offering that they said it was.....pay 600 for ______ heres the _______ i think they have started in the right direction and after this years E3 i think they will start seeing some real progress.
So as of the begining of March Console Sales Xbox 360 9,650,000 Wii 6,000,000 PS3 2,190,000 But that's not including this week I don't think. 360 selling well in US, but not Japan, ps3 selling well in Japan, but not the US. Pretty level...which makes that lead hard to catch up to.
If Sony is planning to be #1 this gen; is going to have to do better than "better" they have to double or even triple xbox 360 sells anytime soon. Specially in the US. It's obvious that at this rate other consoles are not falling behind in term of sells.
I agree. But I would like to say that I think the 360 has the US covered. But when you're talking about tripling sales...well the ps3 is doing more than that in Japan 32,115 to 3,333. And since Japan is a third of console sales for Sony on every platform then they will rocket in Japan. Problem area is the US...we'll see what happens in the rest of the world. But really there's going to be three strong consoles this generation and I think that's a good thing.
The path the PS3 now follows greatly resembles the one the PS and PS2 followed. It's been a normal thing for developers to have trouble opening up the hardware Sony puts into their machines. I believe with time and exclusive releases Sony will begin to build momentum. Microsoft will continue to sell 360 at a steady rate. I dont see them giving up their lead for a while, if at all. The Wii I'm not too sure about. I've played a few times and I just can't seem to get excited about it. I think Nintendo is riding the a hype train that will slow down with time. That train can completely come off the rails if they run into the same issues with lulls in games being released, like in previous generations. No matter what ends up happening it will be years before a winner is declared.
"But really there's going to be three strong consoles this generation and I think that's a good thing." I agree. I believe that thing may be divided in 3 different territories. wii dominating Japan, 360 dominating the US and PS3 dominating Europe. I can be wrong, but it seems like Americans are learning to accept the xbox brand.
remeber that when blue dragon was released xbox sales were at 35000, just like ps3 sales, I was expecting the ps3 sales to stay higher this week than what they are.
the king of Consoles rolls along quietly without much fanfare. It's quite reasonable to think so since this is a marathon as so many of you are quick to point out. Heck the PSP, PS3, and PS2 sales are all doing well according to the report (the 360 sold 46 units last week?? Is that accurate - Ouch). Of course the 360 should be selling better in America - hell its the host country, but it's sucking tailpipe in the Orient and the increased sales of the PS3 in Japan only point to the fat that a good software lineup (which there still a long way to go) can really boost sales when it seems like things are going static. Bladestar's constant hatred of the PS3 and attempts to demonstrate (360 besting at every pat and turn) shows where his mentatlity is even before the conversation begins. I just wanna know how you're going to combat HOME and Little Big Planet because these two things alone have brought SNE back into the minds of people that had strayed from last generation to now? Do you really still believe that the King of Consoles will still lag behind and 'suck' just because you say so? What were you looking for at the GDC -- More of S.oon O.nly N.ot Y.et talk from your favorite whipping boy or solid innovation and creativity that has people's heads dizzy and some of us talking about a stupid racing game? I guess they hate to disappoint. Keep up the good work! =]
Not to burst your bubble, but the 360 sold 46 units LESS than the week before, which is pretty good considering the drop that most other platforms experienced. Better pay a bit closer attention next time ;) lol.
Well if the 360 dropped more than 46 then there wouldn't have been any 360 sales...
That really wasn't that funny.
Being that the PS3 has only been out for 4 months, competing against the Strong 2nd half showing of the 360, the highly popular Wii, Not releasing yet in Europe, and costing a bundle in cash, I think it's doing fairly well. It would appear that many thought that the PS3 would replace the 360 or any other gaming machine. I suppose Sonyfanboys probably hyped that up. Personally, I think the PS3 is a technological marvel and a very agressive device to bring people into new technology all around. I like my 360 and think it has some fun games but it doesn't give me that "I wonder what's under the hood" feeling." I know some may disagree but I still think it was worth the $400 bucks. For those who missed Kameo, pick it up. Everyone talks about the PS3 potential (or lack there of from fanboys) and I think that the idea that the Cell is not even close to being utilized efficiently or correctly should delight any true gamer regardless of your allegiance. It will only force MS to perhaps take a chance on their next system which, as gamers, is what we should want. Every platform should push the envelope of gaming (ie the Wii remote). It's a benefit for us all.
Right now I could really care less which console sells more, especially in Japan. All I know is that people are going to take the XBox brand seriousaly this generation, which means good things for me and every other smart person who bought one. As for the people who bought a PS3... I hope you enjoy it. I know I won't be anytime soon.
the 360 sales in Japan are terrible. If MS wants to stay in this market, then they need to be bring out games the Japanese gamers like. Though I will say I do see a good number playing Lost Planet. Most of the online multiplayer leaderboards are dominated still by the Japanese.
oh you mean like Gears of War where the game has been sold out in Japan for quite alot of the time!
Nothing will make Microsoft succeed in Japan. They don't like American companies invading their territory. If they have their own, they will ignore the American offering FOREVER. Believe it me. I've read a Famitsu report on American developers and they had a little Manga taking the p1ss out of Yanks "deciding" its time to sell their product on Japan's holy ground. Believe me, they are patriotic beyond understanding.
From what I hear Japanese love the Ipod and that's an American product that has Japanese competitors. Not saying that it's easy but it is possible.
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