Famitsu Hardware Sales 2009-10-5 / 2009-10-11

Wii outsells PS3 this week in Japan

DSi 52,497
PSP 44,230
Wii 29,053
PS3 28,671
DSL 5,307
PS2 2,547
360 3,221

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shadowfox3200d ago

PS3 finally toppled. Although it is 1 week after the Wii Fit+ and price drop for the Wii, while there were no new software releases for the PS3 either.

bmw693200d ago

Low sales for both though this week, kinda disappointing

darthv723199d ago

I think I read that some schools in JP actually have courses that require the DSi because of its web browser and camera ability. It would certainly explain the low DSL sales.

Or it could be all the quirky games for it.

360 outsells the PS2!!! woohooo (spin it right round, baby right round)

4Sh0w3199d ago

I was expecting more from the wii after the price drop, sales should be up for awhile, but it never really had the big week I was expecting? Currently both ps3 and wii sales are a virtual tie but, I thought ps3 slim sales were going to hold around 50k for at least a few months, but Japan just seems to eat those handhelds, I think wii will outsell ps3 again until the next big game, FF? maybe?

IdleLeeSiuLung3199d ago

Wii is doing great considering everybody in Japan should have a Wii by now. Furthermore, Wii then to get smaller upticks that however lasts longer than the competition.

Pekka3199d ago (Edited 3199d ago )

@1.4: Then how does DSi outsell Wii although there are 30 million DS and only 8 million Wii in Japan?

Edit: And PS2 has sold over 25 million in Japan. Wii isn't even near those sales either.

mint royale3199d ago

well done Wii! Back on top - good for Nintendo!

iceman063199d ago

You are right. I actually saw that on my local news channel. Several grade schools in Japan make it a requirement for students to own the DS. This was before the release of the DSi! They were using Brain Age, mostly the math and logic apps.

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bmw693200d ago

01. [NDS] Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver (Pokemon) - 183,000 / 2,520,000
02. [WII] Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo) - 140,000 / 459,000
03. [NDS] Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey (Atlus) - 91,000 / NEW
04. [NDS] Inazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no Shinryakusha - Fire/Blizzard (Level 5) - 76,000 / 373,000
05. [NDS] Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo) - 64,000 / 1,288,000
06. [PSP] Gran Turismo (SCE) - 39,000 / 183,000
07. [NDS] Love Plus (Konami) - 26,000 / 124,000
08. [WII] Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo)
09. [PSP] Macross Ultimate Frontier (Bandai Namco Games)
10. [NDS] Dragon Quest IX: Hoshizora no Mamoribito (Square Enix)

[NDS] Blue Dragon: Ikai no Kyojuu (Bandai Namco Games) - 10,000 / NEW
[WII] Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga (Marvelous Entertainment) - 4,700 / NEW
[PS3] White Knight Chronicles: EX Edition (SCE) - 4,500 / NEW
[PSP] Kurogane no Linebarrels (Hudson) - 3,900 / NEW

DSi 52,497
PSP 44,230
Wii 29,053
PS3 28,671
DSL 5,307
PS2 2,547
360 3,221

James Bond3200d ago

"Fake" this article. This is based on "Famitsu's Estimates."

bmw693199d ago

Huh? Why does that make it fake?

sikbeta3199d ago

Wii still selling? seems like there are more mommas and Grandpas than gamers this days, but the trend starting to change, bright present/future for SONY

Pekka3199d ago (Edited 3199d ago )

I wouldn't say that yet... New Super Mario Bros Wii is likely to be one the biggest games in Japan this year, perhaps even outselling FF XIII. Considering that NSMB DS has sold almost 6 million in Japan and no FF has ever sold over 4 million there it wouldn't be any suprise.

And don't compare to SMG because japanese have never cared about 3D Mario, they like 2D Mario much more.

W831Liquidsnake3199d ago

Look at the Laugh-Box 360 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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