Media Create has published the latest hardware sales figures from Japan (official numbers).
I guess this goes to show why Famitsu estimates should be taken with a grain of salt. They weren't off entirely, but the PS3/Wii switched positions.
it still outsold the wii, and 360 is in different league with the ps2 and DSL. wonder how much it will sell next week after uncharted 2 sold almost 50k day one.
I dont see any articles saying " PS3 outsells 360 10:1"
That's because PS3 consistently destroys 360 in Japan. On the very rare occasion that 360 manages to outsell PS3, it is sort of big news since it's only happened a handful of times in three years.
Interesting developments. They both dropped a few grand or so, but are roughly around each other yet again. That's still good news for Sony as they're either ahead or on par with Wii weekly sales, when prior to the slim and drop in price it was a much bigger gap.
That's true. And Uncharted 2 is out in Japan now so we'll have to see how it affects PS3 sales.
I doubt Uncharted 2 will do much in Japan. FFXIII is another story though.
Hm, you're probably right, especially when you consider how well FFXIII will perform.
I think it will slightly increase sales for one week and then the week after it will go back to normal.
U2 sold approx. 50,000 copies today in Japan. and thats the first day. im pretty sure it will move some consoles over there. There meat and potatoes is in FFXIII though.
all hardware sales dropped from last time... interesting.
It's also interested how not a single console game was in this week's top 10 software sales.
So much for the "Wii toppled PS3" claims.
wow PS3 barely edged out the wii in Japan, lol no one buys 360s in Japan a lost market for M$
good for the 360 its outselling the PS2
But Japan doesn't matter, right??
Great figures for the PS3..... I'm actually surprised the Wii price cut didn't do much ....guess NSMB will probably give it a much needed boost Then FF13 will probably give the PS3 its next major boost also
The launch price of the wii is just as big of a factor as its motion controller for the wii's success. As i said many times before. Price cuts become less effective for boosting sales when your base price is already affordable like both wii and x360 were before these reactive price cuts. The biggest problem now and in the future for Nin and MS is how they will be able to attract more diverse gamers to their console to sustain growth as the target marekt for their consoles must be pretty saturated by now. The truth is nin will never be able to attract gamers outside of the casual that the wii is trageting. MS is pinning all their hopes on Natal to finally be able to crack the casual market to sustain growth in the future. This is why in the end the PS3 will again top 100 million units. If we really look at it. The PS3 is targeting everyone like the PS1 and PS2 before. Nothing has change. From hardcore gamers to casual gamers to young and old gamers to mainstream gamers to movie bluffs to scientist to soccer fans to car enthauiast etc etc. The PS3 is being marketed to everyone "It only does everything". Both the wii and the x360 are now 199 and yet their sales espescially the x360 has not been very hot. Both companies know that future price cuts will not be that effective anymore. They must focus on value. The suck part for them is that they know that the PS3 offers far more value. I'll say this again. Once the PS3 hits $199 with all its major games out. Lord help the comp because they will need it.
"Price cuts become less effective for boosting sales when your base price is already affordable like both wii and x360 were before these reactive price cuts." That's the thing about the PS3. When it was expensive, it had that lure of "OMG, too expensive to ever own one. I wish I was rich enough." It skips a lot of peoples mind. Then once they hear an acceptable price like $299, it becomes a no brainer for them.
PS3 still managed to outsell the wii. The failbox, well at least it outsold the 10 year old PS2.
I can see that the 360 managed to squeeze right past its competition...............
same old same old, but the ps3 is holding on there strong, thats great for sony.
Very nice for PS3. How come no one is making a bigger deal out of this. Wii dropped in price about 2 weeks ago and still can't outsell PS3 for the last 2 weeks. PS3 is doing great and will only get better with FF 13. Once that is out i think it won't stop selling well because that is how it usually is for all playstation's.
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