Media Create has published the latest hardware sales figures from Japan. Find out how Final Fantasy XIII has impacted hardware sales.
Wow, that's a very tight race between the PS3 and Wii. But I wonder why the Wii went up this week, since New Super Mario Bros. Wii has been out for awhile and there were no huge releases.
So that's 312,172 PS3 in two weeks? Wow, those are some great numbers. Xbox360 is like almost dead in the land of rising sun eh?
PS3 just topped 1 million PS3's sold in Japan since September. Really good sales over there!
@ Noctis Aftermath in japan ... ?
^^^ Believe it or not but they also celebrate Christmas. It started only a couple of years ago :)
LOL @perkel I hope that was a joke. Impressive sales for ps3, wii and DS!
Wow PS3 top of the board, didn't expect that, especially with Zelda out for the DS and Super Mario Bros for the Wii. Shows how important Final Fantasy is in Japan.
Hmmm, something isn't right. Every PS3 Lightning bundle was gone on launch day. That's 200,000 units right there. That means the PS3 only sold 37,000 normal units and that is far too low for FF13 launch week. The only conclusion is the numbers do not include the Lightning bundles.
Disputing Media Create now Morganfell? I thought it was famistu that was unreliable and Media Create that spoke the truth? Demand wasn't as big as you were expecting maybe but to anyone who has a realistic interpretation of the market will see that the ps3 still sold really well. Perhaps that awesome sales of the wii and DS meant that its winning margin was not spectacular but what do you expect? The wii and DS own sales this gen. In 2006 if you said to me that during FF13 week in Japan the ps3 would only outsell the wii by 46K I would have said you were an idiot. But by now it can hardly be unexpected. If you are talking about actual poor sales then look at the 360 at 8K during christmas! (I wonder where Chubear is?) ;)
Haha, I suppose Christmas is the logical option. Don't know why I didn't realize that, although it seems like the holiday isn't as big an event there.
Well, it does seem kinda strange that they sold 1,500,000 copies of FFXIII and only 37,000 extra PS3's beyond bundles! It's a valid question!
@da truth 237K ps3's sold on top of the 4 million plus already there.... Yeah I'm totally stumped as to who bought all those copies!
HUGE numbers for PS3 as expected, but damn, too much love for the DS
The FF13 bundle sold 92k units according to media create: http://www.ps3center.net/ne...
It's not strange only 37k original PS3's sold. If since they had the choice they bought the FF13 bundle over buying them separate. Next week all numbers will be lower since the holiday season will be over, so they should be around 30k - 40k again (PS3 and Wii).
Thanks for the link gaffyh. Da Truth, to some people it doesn't matter if you are asking a valid question. I was merely puzzled, not accusing Media Create of anything as their numbers are the proper source not Famitsu that has been wrong repeatedly.
Great numbers for the PS3 and Wii. I also assume it's Christmas time so the Wii's still selling like crazy.
Seems like nobody wants the PSP-Go. However, the regular PSP is doing well.
Wii did great as well. Looking at 360, I can't help but think of this song: "ding dong, the wicked witch is dead"
It's looking more and more plausible that the PS3 will outsell the 360 this gen. With FFXIII, GOW3 and GT5 being the system sellers that they are next year will be huge for Sony.
Playstation 3 Price is highest and yet it selling like crazy Wii = 150$ = 191,915 = 28787,25$ PS3 = 300$ = 237,086 = 71125,8$ This means most peoples still love Sony. So. We can say that Sony made most money.
is makeing money on each Wii sold and SONY still isn't.
I was SPECIFICALLY commenting on the calculation laid out above...SONY IS still losing money on HARDWARE and THAT is what we are talking about. The ONLY real info we have is from thier last quarterlies and they are not making money on hardware. As for your personal attack...I give a sh1t because I'm a SONY share holder...what is your excuse for giving a sh1t that I give a sh1t?
Can you link to an article or news piece that shows that Sony isn't losing money on the PS3 anymore? It's not that I don't want to believe you; rather, it's that I'd like some proof in case someone decides to bring it up with me in the future. edit: Thanks, and have a bubble for your efforts!
http://gizmodo.com/344141/p... http://www.edge-online.com/... sony was losing something like $30per console but by august/september 2009 stated that they would be breaking even, even the edge article a year ago states that they were nearly breaking even then so since the introduction of the slim well.....
That whole argument was pointless seeing as Madis didn't realise that nintendo makes much more money off every wii sold than sony does with ps3's. Seems like he doesn't know the difference between revenue and profit. If you consider profit there is by far only one winner.
You seem to have a knack for insults but not so much for numbers. Both articles you linked to have NOTHING to do with SONY's actuall financials. iSuppli (if you do want to quote them they as recently as 2 weeks ago said the SLIM was still losing money) is guessing and so are the 'analysts' in the other article. Go to SONY's financials and you'll see they are still losing on hardware. If you don't have access to them...ask your broker to source it for you. SONY is losing money on each PS3 sold when considering purely hardware sales and THAT is what I was commenting on. If you wish to fly off on a tangent be my guest but don't do it by insulting me. So again, I've justified why I give a sh1t about sales (being a shareholder) but you haven't justified why you give a sh1t that I care. So stfu and play your games since your such a 'gamer'. I'm not the one with a console manufacturer stroke job listed in his N4G bio now am I?
My understanding from articles from isupply was that the ps3 was breaking even in august/september. Then Sony cut the price so of course they are losing money again on hardware but not anywhere near the extent they were at the start of the gen. I remember a sony executive (sorry about the vagueness) saying that Sony planned to become profitable on hardware sometime in 2010. The question is whether software etc can pull the games division into profit this christmas. I think it can but we'll have to wait until January to find out.
You keep answering with insults instead of intelligence. The VAST majority of shareholders in markets are not rich. They are middle class people trying to make a buck for themselves and their families. Over 60% of Americans (for instance) hold shares either directly or indirectly through retirement plans / pension and insurance facilities. There are approx 40K Ferrari's in the US...There are approx 250 Million adults...so you think that only .016% of Americans invest in stocks right? (example is extendible to other Nations if need be) The fact that I have a hobby in gaming precludes me from being a shareholder? Um...ok. And with that: I've used my bubbles. Merry Christmas
That's how stupid the middle classed shareholder is; They put themselves out of their own jobs! They will abandon a company and have them lay-off people just like them, then they will complain when it happens to them! Or how about commodities trading. Raise the price of food up so high that many in the world can't afford it anymore, just to make a quick buck for themselves and then complain about high gas prices and terrorism!
How did this become the thread of who's losing money from whom is beyond me. Sony isn't losing as much money anymore. I'm pretty sure that back in 2006 they were losing more. They still lose but it's not as bad anymore. The last time I heard, they were close to break-even. C'mon, it's Christmas. Can't the console wars rest already?
so last 10 days in 2009. will tell which is the most selling home console in 2009. in japan.
why has it doubled in this week?
It might be due to Christmas shopping.
5 letters: NSMBW
Christmas here has an impact on presents for children, just like it does elsewhere. It may not be a national holiday, but it is still "celebrated". I put that in quotations because no one here is really Christian, they only celebrate the commercial aspect of it.
Holy sh*t now that is alot xD good goin sony keep it up ;)
What does that tell you guys. Japan alone is shrinking 360's lead mighty mighty fast.
you are in denial: PS3 is doomed, sony is losing, MS is conquering japan. honest, this is the truth, i read it @ kotaku.com
so in first 3 weeks of december 350,000 more ps3 sold then x360.good,good.the whole december shold be 500,000+
The PS3 dominating and it doesn't even factor in the full extent of FFXIII's impact on hardware sales as the game's been out a week today. Wonder how much the 4 days missing off of that will make.
just one console sold less units this week than the last: . . . . . This week___________Last Week ----------------------------- -------- PS3 237,086..............PS3 – 75,086 Wii 191,915..............Wii – 135,898 DSi 95,227...............DSi – 68,184 PSP 79,194...............PSP – 71,885 DSi LL 75,241............DSi LL – 58,006 DS Lite 12,879...........DS Lite – 11,376 Xbox 360 8,965...........Xbox 360 – 10,646 PSP go 3,260.............PSP go – 3,077 PS2 2,982................PS2 2,463
Well... I guess you can't argue with factual numbers?
^^^ Certain types of "gamers" will try...you know that ;)
The Wii has no games... lol. Enjoy your Wii sports Wii fans. The Wii is one of the worst consoles.
LOL so what are you playing because I'm playing mario kart which was sold out, NSMB which was sold out and some demon blade! It's really too bad F13 could not come out in the states to boost your hardware numbers. Man these casuals can really play! Wait maybe they are not casual after all? No cover system and no regen health.... Hmmmmmm No one crying about team support just shells to the mouth! And of course more ET:QW! Oh yeah crystal chron is pretty good too opening that tonight or in the morning!
FFXIII did amazing job for PS3 in japan
wait for gt5 :)
wow that is a lot of new ps3 users. Last week + this week it's alone 300k ps3 users more in only Japan ! MS must realy do something about Japan. BTW expect now ps3 to sell 50-60k monthly until GT5 hit store shelfs.. then it will be like 60-70k monthly.
PS3 is just eating up the market
microsoft should stop ship x360 in japan and europe.
"I was SPECIFICALLY commenting on the calculation laid out above...SONY IS still losing money on HARDWARE and THAT is what we are talking about. The ONLY real info we have is from thier last quarterlies and they are not making money on hardware. As for your personal attack...I give a sh1t because I'm a SONY share holder...what is your excuse for giving a sh1t that I give a sh1t?" I hate share holders, those bastards are the biggest money eating jerks with no single love for the company and there employee. Also, share holders are the most responsible for many healthy company's tear in pièces and sell the parts and the company will die because of the shareholders. And you are right, Sony still lose some parts the production cost in the USA, but in europe not. PS3 cost in EU 300,- euro's that's 432,401 dollars so count that as a profit :)
Shareholders make the world go round...even N4G has them (See Future Publishing). Yes...the EU/YEN exchange rate is more favourable than the US/YEN one and is an important reason for PS3 to continue to push its machine in that region. I haven't seen a complete break down on a region to region basis for hardware profit...not sure that THAT is something that SONY would report in their filings...I doubt it but I'll ask my broker and get back to you if it does. Part of Stringer's recovery plan for SONY in 2010/11 is a recovery in the US/YEN exchange rate ... we have already seen it improve this year by a tiny fraction but are still 22% off compared to the exchange rate 2 years ago.
I hate shareholders too! Biggest blight on society reaping where they haven't sown! "You're not raking in big cash for me so kick those dudes out of their jobs and put their families on the street, so I can make a couple of more bucks!" The second the money stops flowing, these guys are on the next boat! Then they will complain about saving the company through their taxes because they have obliterated their entire economies! And the world will go round fine with private companies! Whereas, the world has hardly recovered from the last shareholder blow! There is still the real possibility of the global economy crashing and burning!
is a shareholder. We need people to invest in the economy right now. Wall Street may be the source of these woes. But shareholders...that's Main Street. That's me.
was going to save there day in japan oh well better luck next gen m$ land of the rising arent intrested in the crapbox m$ should just give up japan altogther like the won metioned in the gamerzone he thinks natal going to be big and next my messages get deleted and reported him off topic here he his still inn the gamerzone and the mods did not deleted his messages and gets away with it
natal were out and not selling.
but PSPgo = fail!
@ mint royale hmm.. i think it is "Golden Week" in Japan not christmas...
It`s Christmas here gift giving, Santa, chicken(roast or fried)and cake are the main themes.
At this rate the ps3 will be tied or beating the 360 by next year.
Considering all of the negative hype hitting the interwebs its going to be interesting to see what next week's sales are going to be like. Weather or not we're going to see a strong drop off because of them, or because there usually is a strong drop off of FF titles. All the articles that will be popping up that will ignore the fact that its usual.
237086! thats a lot of sales nice numbers for everything else too!
PS3 237,086 Wii 191,915 DSi 95,227 PSP 79,194 DSi LL 75,241 DS Lite 12,879 Xbox 360 8,965<---LoL! PSP go 3,260 PS2 2,982
Im happy with the sales but im even happier that next year will have great games in the first quarter. Im already giddy with excitement waiting for GOW3!! Let chaos and sales begin!!
well the 360 ant dead in america or Europe and Africa but the wii ds are still kill it...
Haven't you all heard? Japan "doesn't matter" according to some of the racist scumbags on here.
why keep going ms!!!!!!!!!!!!! your crappy system is not going no where in japan.