With the latest Media Create figures, the Playstation 3 has surpassed the Nintendo Wii in year-to-date Japanese hardware sales for 2009.
I've got nothing. Anyone else?
Just wait until TGS.
Wow. I guess if I thought about it I would have realized it, since its only April, but I didn't expect PS3 would be leading for the year. 6 months ago this thought would have been impossible. Anyone still think PS3 cant lead this gen by the time its finished? And remember the generation isn't over when the first loser decides to quit.
I have to agree with the author...the sales this year for the PS3 and Wii will be closer than last...lets see who edges out at the end of the year...
If GT5, Price Drop, Tales of Vesperia, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, Quantum Theory, EyePet and FFXIII arrive versus Monster Hunter 3, Tales of Vesperia, Wii Motion Plus and Dragon Quest X? But then again Dragon Quest X is probably not coming this year, MH3 maybe. GT5 maybe but not so sure. PRice drop is also a maybe. FFXIII is almost definitely. Wii motion Plus and Sigma 2 are definitely for this year. Also, what will be the global consequences of the PS3 being so successful in Japan? Perhaps more japanese 3rd party support for the PS3, lots of ports of previously thought exclusives on 360 and more exclusives to top that off. It's gonna be hard for Microsoft to outsell PS3 this year in the end unless nothing on PS3 comes to fruition.
Just imagine how many PS3s would've been sold by now if the price wasn't $400 and higher.
I honestly didn't see this happening , I mean we all knew Yakuza 3 , RE:5 , SF4 and FF Advent Children would push sales , but I just never thought the Wii would drop off so much... MH3 and Wii Sports Resort and DQ will certainly do wonders especially the latter ... but then PS3 gets FF13 plus few unannounced games from Namco and Tecmo.. plus GT5 could be there for the Christmas... plus a price drop is coming for the fall most likely.. this is what I wanted to see happening all along.. very interesting...
Bathyj is 100% right. i still think the ps3 can finish first. the war isn't finished until Sony thinks its over, the ps2 is still going strong.
it's because everyone already has a wii. the market has been wii saturated. honestly though, wii was just like taibo, or spice girls, or disco, or elmo, or 90% of everything in pop culture. just a fad. a large majority of ppl that i know have parents who have wiis. sometimes even grand parents. they weren't buying the system for the great games (there are actually a few great wii games), they were buying the wii. now that you don't see a wii add on tv, and newspapers talking about it, and 24 hour news networks mentioning it, wii is starting to lose sales. all the fad ppl bought it. now ppl want next gen, hd games. there are only 2 systems for that and wii isn't one of em. nintendo did a smart thing. they were losing money, they were coming in 3rd last generation and the gen before that ps1 was crushing n64. so nintendo had to make money. so they did what apple did in the 90s when they were going under. apple took a cheap computer, put it inside a monitor, and had different color backs for it. then they went on an aggressive ad campaign to push it, and it helped them bounce back from bankruptcy. the wii is the same thing. it's a very well marketed last gen console with a couple bells and whistles that have never been in console gaming before. not to say wii is all bad, i actually enjoy it.
the current year-to-date numbers put the Playstation 3 at 447,700 units sold while the Nintendo Wii is at 431,833 units sold -That is around 16,000 since the years started. -How much does the ps3 need to outsold the wii in total sell -I remember the wii use to outsold 3:1, 4:1 even 7:1 i dont see those number for the ps3 I dont care if ur mad or if it offend you (which shouldnt unlesss...)but the wii will outsold everything. and again congratulation sony
I'm happy for Sony. We all knew this was coming eventually, but I wonder how things will go when Capcom selfishly releases the wii exclusive Monster Hunter Tri? Is that the time when all the japanese will swarm to Akiba and buy a nintendo? Or will the japanese be too focused on FFXIII and hopefully Uncharted 2, Infamous, and whatever else comes down the amazing list of first party titles hitting the ps3 this year. But yea i find it funny how the battle went recently. Nintendo releases the Monster hunter bundle with the MH Tri demo and Squenix releases FFVII advent children with the FFXIII demo and still the ps3 remains on top according to these sales figures. I guess we'll have to wait and see how things eventually pan out, but hopefully Sony gets Capcom to release a monster hunter on the Ps3 before this generation is over cause I love that series. I was desperately hoping that Capcom would make Lost Planet with its 4 player co op available on the ps3 and not just the 360, but what can we do. Capcom seems to be slightly biased this generation with no real reason. It's really too bad. However i'll vow right now that I will NOT re buy a wii for MH Tri alone even though I really want to. I'll just stick to my psp and get the MH expansion and hopefully a monster hunter tri port for the portable. I mean i'm already gonna be spending a load of cash money on all these first party sony titles in a time when we're really not supposed to be spending all this money due to the times.
Imagine all the japanese support it would be getting if it had all of 360s JRPGs and even more
Hardly newsworthy. We all knew it would happen. The only thing worth mentioning is if somehow the 360 overtook PS3. LOL
mentioning if the PS3 maintained its lead for the rest of the year.
... like the 360 has been unable to do?
Its about freakin time somebody shut the Wii down! And who better to do it than good old Sony. Wii've had enough! :P
I know a ton of 360 fans will disagree with me but this must be said. If Microsoft had not got all this exclusive deals in Japan the PS3 would have more RPG's and would have closed them out. Sadly SE is seeing that all there money has been in the same place since Dec. 3rd 1994. The PSone. I know Microsoft wants a get in the Japanese market but they need to figure out a new way that doesn't prevent games from coming out for years on end.
I can only imagine how different the race would look, especially in Japan, if the jRPGs were either multiplatform or on PS3.
Im not a Microsoft and I am supportive of Sony and somewhat Nintendo, but why do you think that SE has made no money since PS1? PS2 was a great success and has sold way over 100 million units. PS3 has just started to make profit for Sony. PSP has sold over 50 million units. Sony have definently made a profit after PS1. And you're right about 360 in Japan though. There also needs to be more JRPGs on PS3. With the power of the PS3, i can only imagine what they would be like!
mean SE hasn't made money since the PSOne?
it would of happened sooner or later
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why doesnt mart comment on this? Ill tell you why, because it doesnt support his opinions so he will act like ps3 is not outselling the wii in japan.
''PS3 is Officially Outselling Wii in Japan for 2009'' And furter on...2010..2011..2012.....2016 PS3 is the winner!!!!!
Only until the summer. When Monster Hunter 3 comes out, the Wii will swiftly regain its usual #1 position.
Is Wii Sports Resort coming out before or after? Either way, both of those will be chart toppers...until FF13.
My wii sits untouched gathering dust, why did i bother?........
Mine too. I'm trying to set a Guinness world record for the most dust attracted to a single device.
Put it back in the box like me lol. I will use it soon since I finally imported Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom for it.
then Maybe you need to go pick up a awesome game called .. Madworld.. the Wii isn't my main system and I might diss it from time to time... but.. hey MadWorld is an amazing game,...kinda short but ..still rocks...
Well I would if I were colorblind....
sell your trash wii! make some money:P
Only until the summer. When Monster Hunter 3 comes out, the Wii will swiftly regain its usual #1 position. lol only to be over thorn wen ff 13 comes out later in the year
Agreed. However, the Wii isn't just going to drop off the hardware charts as some seem to be anticipating.
Gotta gain ground
I love that picture of the silver ps3.
This spike clearly describes the type of audience the Japanese are: they respond to software. They will go to where the games are. It comes down to PS3 vs Wii and PSP vs DSi. Sony should be pleased. But they should also recognize that all the Japanese want is games, not a price drop. Did you know Square Enix? Did you know that Polyphony Digital? Capcom?
I also agree that the PS3 will dominate in sales in Japan for 2009. Sony has a lot more then a demo up their sleeves. I'm pretty sure their internal studios are working on some RPGs just for Japan.
Playstation turf ? Japan is home base territory to both Nintendo & Playstation. Nintendo has always been first. The first Really Great Memories are mostly had thanks to nintendo for introducing Games associated with fun. We were all kids once. Some of us just grew up and got sick with it. We needed a challenge. Playstation . You know the Hard Core Gamer.
After FF13 arrival....
Now hopefully more JP devs will make more games for PS3. This has been happening for months now, which means this is a trend and not just a one off thing anymore. The momemtum has switched ^_^
Yeeeeees! That's the way it should be.
Ahhhhh sales "news." How busy the comment section always gets on "sales."
LOL 5 million behind isn't out selling
Read the article.. it has sold more than it this year.
Nintendo doesn't even show up at E3. Unless I'm wrong, its all 3rd party with any truly big guns saved up for their own convention. And by big guns I mean Zelda, Mario or maybe Metroid. Kid Icarus might be on its way, but is that really going to do Mario Galaxy numbers? The only thing that's going to be a match, in Japan, against FFXIII is DQIX. And that's on the DS.
What will the xbots cry about when they can't rely on sales anymore?
highest selling games this gen other than the wii?
b but but Japan doesn't count
getting ahead in Japan at least for 2009 but we must remeber that we are still dealing with the wii. You can never underestimate them.
reason why the PSN downloads are so slow
Nobody cares about the RROD 360 over there, so everyone is happy. The PS3 supremacy will keep rising till PS4 comes out, then the PS5, PS6 and a large etcetera.
As the PS3 RPG library goes so will the massive sales in PS3's. White Knight Chronicles Demon's Souls Cross Edge Valkyria Chronicles Disgaea 3 That's about it for RPGs that matter I guess in Japan RIGHT now. Soon they'll have: Tales of Vesparia FF13 FFVersus 13 Grandia Online End of Eternity That's 5 pretty solid PS3 RPG games that will sell consoles for the Japanese market.
I think it's more important to note 3rd party titles are on the rise for the PS3 and these sales numbers will just reinforce a more solid base of 3rd party support. As long as the games keep rolling out on the PS3, nothing else matters IMO.
imagine what will happen if during E3 Konami announced MGS5 is in development, *bunch of japanese people run out to get a PS3*
http://n4g.com/NewsCom-3150... Aaand where were you kids when the article about Wii still taking the lead in sales overall was submitted?? EEEEEEEEH? @ultimate, What will happen if MHtri and DQx are released?! Wii isn't doomed, Congrats to Sony.
Soon The Wii Will be #1 position FFCC:TCB Coming soon in japan Monster Hunter 3 tri Coming Soon in japan Wii Sport Resort Coming in June or July
When people were like the PS3 is the next Dreamcast, or it's the next Gamecube. I knew they were dead wrong, it was going to sell more than them. But they are far from coming back, they are way behind the wii in japan (it's like 2/3 behind them in sells). And that is in japan, that is not saying the rest of the world. The ps3 has almost always outsold the XBOX360 in japan (by a lot), but guess what is number 2 in total sells. It is good news for PS3, my the wii is far from last place,.
8 weeks go by They lose their minds 2 years go by Wii doing just fine 3 versus 8 Million to be exact N4G listen close just stating facts
PSP isn't a PS3 idiot, i dont get hyped for a crappy handheld toy i get hyped for a true console or in that case console gamers get hyped for a console and not a handheld
Maybe next generation MS will release in the same year as the other consoles. It will make for a much better competitive year and both companies will be able to compete.
Im still laughing at morganfell madworld joke The Wii is wack. Mario kart was the only game i played when i had a wii and that game got boring quick. Dont get me wrong I like the motion controls but the games lack depth.
congrats sony keep up the good work and with final fantasy on the way the ps3 should take a even bigger lead over wii