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Top five best-selling systems in Japan for the first-half of 2009

The top five best-selling video game systems so far in Japan during the first-half of 2009, according to Enterbrain and Famitsu.

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sak5003122d ago (Edited 3122d ago )

1. Nintendo DS - 1,621,939
2. PSP - 1,177,511
3. Nintendo Wii - 639,788
4. Playstation 3 - 552,601
5. Xbox 360 - 214,221

Wow DS kiked everyone's behind. PS2 is gone and the HD consoles 4th and 5th. Wonder what happened to 120 +Million Ps1/PS2 owners? As i mentioned in some other thread, Japan is moving towards the handhelds specially the younger generation who are addicted to texting or playing on the go. So this market does not count much towards the overall sales of the next gen consoles.

Edit: Yep at #2. I was just updating my comment and u also said the same.

Slinkey3122d ago

I think what people are missing from this is how 1/4 of the xbox360's total sales (in japan) came from just half a years worth of sales. :S

First Half 2009
Xbox 360 - 214,221

Total Xbox 360 Sales in Japan
Xbox 360 - 1,080,388

Smacktard3122d ago

Because the Wii eventually outsold the PS3 for the first 6 months of this year, though the PS3 started off kicking ass? 'Cause back then, Japanese sales seemed as if they were actually the most important or something.

WhittO3122d ago

Exactly !! why do people make such a big deal out of Japan sales when they are insignificant compared to other territories (like UK/US etc).

Rhythmattic3122d ago

Or the rest of the world.

Sales dont make a great gaming experience, do they ?

Kushan3122d ago

Because despite these sales figures, Japan plays an important role in the whole industry. Don't get me wrong, when it comes to pure Sales, I agree that Japan's impact is overblown by the media, but 2 of the big 3 come from Japan, so Japan will always have a large influence on the market as a whole.

nothere4133122d ago

At #2:

Sales aren't relevant no matter where they're made.

As far as I'm concerned, as long as my console has games I want, I'm happy.

I don't care if another console is outselling mine...

SprSynJn3122d ago

"Exactly !! why do people make such a big deal out of Japan sales when they are insignificant compared to other territories (like UK/US etc)."

Ironic, don't you think, considering 4 out of those 5 machines are Japanese. Not to mention that because of Japan, the Playstation 3 is balanced out per year worldwide with the 360.

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sak5003122d ago (Edited 3122d ago )

HANDHELD - JAPS going nuts for these
1. Nintendo DS - 1,621,939
2. PSP - 1,177,511

THE TOY
3. Nintendo Wii - 639,788

THE HD Consoles:
4. Playstation 3 - 552,601
5. Xbox 360 - 214,221

Bu bu but teh ps3 is kicking 360 in japan..

Dead_Cell3122d ago

I'm betting you was one of the first to preach about the Xbox selling 2:1 against the PS3 in the UK.
Irony.

inStereo3121d ago

Hey Einstein, "Japs" is considered by most people a highly derogatory term.

Natsu X FairyTail3122d ago

NDS sells so much! how come miyamato isnt trying to bring us SSB on NDS???????

SpoonyRedMage3122d ago

There's so many people who want that but it wouldn't be Miyamoto that'd give it us. It'd be Iwata and Sakurai.

I still want it though with some more of their portable characters on there.

Omega43122d ago

Yep Japan is definitely going to help the PS3 edge out the 360 Patcher, most definitely....

The Wii sells more than the PS3 in one month in the US than the PS3 sells in 6 months in Japan, infact the same could be said for the Wii as well considering its sold 700,000 in one month

cayal3122d ago

Of course it helps. The lead is 2 million+ after 2-3 years of existence which would probably jump to 5 million with a price-cut in another 2 years time plus the release of Final Fantasy 13, VERSUS and 14. Suddenly the XBox "lead" is down to a mere 2/3 million.

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