Next Gen Ireland rang over 25 shops in Dublin , Galway and Cork to see just how well the Playstation 3 was in fact doing in both hardware and software sales. After seeing the news that the Nintendo Wii was in fact outselling the PS3 in Japan with a ratio of 5:1 in Japan ( 8:1 in last weeks sales) we were curious to see if in fact that trend was following suit here. Some of the responses we received were not only shocking, but the furthest thing from encouraging. Some stores were managing to shift more original xbox 1 machines than the PS3.
Being the most powerful console means nothing without the software or price to entice gamers
One shop worker commented on how the GBA was in fact outselling the PS3 nearly 2:1 let alone the Wii outselling it around 6:1. Software has rising dramatically in recent weeks for the Wii with a lot of high class releases like Super Mario Strikers, Prince of Persia and Eledees while the likes of Resistance , F.E.A.R or Motostorm barely making a dent on the software charts.