TOKYO (Thomson Financial) - Sales of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc's PlayStation 3 video game console have topped the one million mark in Japan, since its launch last November 11, a survey by Enterbrain showed.
PS3 market is growing and the great games arriving, this news just confirm PS3 is a great product, not surprise the 11 million mark would be achieved by March 2008 when Home service, and some of that great games like GT5 Prologue, PES 2008, Little BigPlanet, Assassins Creed, MGS4 are out. The family is getting big.
Sony is a freak'n war machine they'll shot out a ton of their exclusives and ideas like its the Blitzkrieg in 2008.
What a chin that guy has, I just get the urge to punch it...
The ps3 is crumbling, you say...
Sony is failing, you say...
well, Peter Moore, if Ps3 is Crumbling in Japan, then Xbox 360 is already fine dust being smoked by Nintendo and is already peer pressuring Sony to smoke it as well.
ps3 is being outsold by Wii, ds, ps2 in japan.
in a country controlled by sony its just now reaching 1 million?
I was not implying that Sony is the King, I was referenceing to Peter Moore's Bullish remarks to Sony on that their market is failing, when MS is on life support there.
because the Ps2 continues to outsell the 360, everywhere!
I thought everyone was always saying Wii is outselling PS3 by 4,5 or 6 to 1. Its more like 2.5:1 or 3:1 at the most.
never have seen official numbers....for allmost 4 months wii outsold ps3 7:1 and most of the time sold 4:1...
In the long run the PS3 will most likely beat Nintendo's Wii (maybe not DS) but it will take another 2-3 years. Nintendo has forgotten their core supporters by appealing to our parents and grandparents instead. Unless they give us a REAL next-gen Zelda or Mario, they are going to be forgotten by the true gamers. And don't give me that "gameplay over graphics" excuse. I want both. Games and consoles should evolve on every level for the better just like everything else in this world.
Maybe the soccer-moms still dont care for "next-gen"
-they never will see the E3 Killzone 2 or COD4 trailers
-they dont care about graphics, cause they dont know any better
-they only have 30 mins to play once a week to ever feel it's mediocore
Have you people forgotten ebay?
There were tons of PS3's on ebay especially ones from JAPAN - I clearly remember reading and see Japanese and Chinese folk buying a few and selling them on ebay!
That of course counts towards having sold 1million but then its 1million sold so I guess good for Sony.
The 360 won't 'FAIL' in Japan its just not appealing to the Japanese as much its their choice at the end of the day and I still dont understand that they like small and inovated gameplay and well they like games so choosing the PS3 would be a contradiction to all that.
Anyways as I said in Japan many were bought and sold on ebay.
Those sold on ebay (if not taken down by ebay couse they forbid early adopters buying concoles and selling it for huge profit) do hardly count on a scale of 1 million sold units.
without the 2 key sales drivers Price and a good amount of asiancentric games
where are the games? or maybe the price is low out their why somebody disagreed, please explain
Well that's about time.
Didn't Sony expect to hit the 1 million mark already in 2 or 3 months in Japan?
Didn't MS say they would hit 1 mil a year ago(Summer '06) in Japan?
Whoops someone was WAY off!
@Jason xg1 - You are absolutely right, YOU do get what you pay for a videogame system that plays Blu-Ray movies(Your excuse of it not having any games is going to run dry, starting next month)
By the way how's your Xbox 3"fixme"?
Better go play it before it breaks on you and you have to wait 3-4 weeks to get it back from MS! Man, America still can't produce anything that we can take pride in.
Ok I don't have a comment about this article....
But I know themart must have another account feeding this account bubbles... cuz there is no way this guy has 3 bubbles.
I don't say half the stupid $h1t he says and I only have one bubble...
If I remember correctly, sony said they'd sell 2 milliono at launch, and 6 million by the follwing March. Now, I've never really followed these numbers closly, but I simply assumed that the PS3 would have already sold 1 million in Japan ages ago. I certainly hope things do pick up for the PS3 in Japan, because I want a real video game platform to win, not the friggin' Wii.
But Wii is 2 million ahead. Please PS3 sales, go higher, Wii only deserves to be flushed down the toilet, and in Japan it's doing abnormally well.
PS3 making its marks oneway or the other....
To be honest, I don't think Sony will ever beat Wii's install base, unless the price comes down to £200! The Wii is just too cheap for any other company to compete with....
I think both the PS3 and Xbox 360 will easily sell more software. Now that might seem odd, but I don't see the average housewife or grandad that's bought a Wii is going to be committed enough to buy a game a month or even a game every few months. (Somehow, I don't see a 30+ housewife excited over Metroid :))Add to the fact that Nintendo doesn't seem to have as much good games as both the PS3 and 360 which have about 10 or more really good titles coming out in the run up to Christmas as opposed to 3 Nintendo games (SSBB, Metroid and Galaxy)
1 million and it's a Japanese console, now thats freaking pathetic. Thats like if the 360 sold 1 million in the US looooosers! but hey you get what you pay for and you all payed for Blu-Ray LOL just had to get that in.
does that you mean that you bought a X360 for broken DVD player?
in the US huh so what your telling us is that there is 300 million ppl in japan and sony should have sold a 1 million long ago and you know how good blu ray is we don't need 4 fukcing disks to play a game now do we and we don't have to worry about any of them being scratched now do we
dude these ( ..... ,,,,,,, ) are called periods and commas, they help us understand your rants.
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