Submitted by wotta 1775d ago | news

PS3 now years best selling home console in Japan

M2G Writes:

This weeks Japanese hardware charts are in and it seems any hope Microsoft had of the new slimmer 360 selling well have already been dashed.

The new console managed to sell just 700 units, accounting for 20% of the overall sales, which totalled 2,915.

Sony faired a lot better, selling 30,761 PSP units and 19,907 PS3′s, which actually sees the system reach over the one million sales for the year to date and even more impressively overtake the Wii. (Nintendo DS, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)

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stonecold3  +   1775d ago
sony proud to be a ps owner since ps1 and ps2 and ps3
NecrumSlavery  +   1775d ago
Yup I'll be 25 in a month. I cant believe I was 9 or 10 when I got my Playstation. I remember my dad got it right after Oddworld came out and he let me play Abe's Oddysee, N2O: Nitros Oxide, and Crash Bandicoot. Gaming changed for me that generation and I really got into the hardcore series.
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Chubear  +   1775d ago
Red_Orange_Juice  +   1775d ago
PSP Go, lol
paintsville  +   1775d ago
I really don't see how being number one in a market as small as japan is that significant? But never the less they are on top there and good for them.
badz149  +   1775d ago
Japan is small market? pretty ignorant to be honest! it's so small, that's why M$ is trying hard paying Japanese devs and get them to make exclusive JRPGs just to appeal to that market? yeah...that makes sense! /s
paintsville  +   1775d ago
Well I should say relatively small. Being a student of business, a market that only yielded 18599 units moved in comparison to the americas market of 56872 units moved and 124621 units moved world wide for ps3, japan is indeed a small market in comparison.

As for you question regarding the marketing dollars spent my microsoft to break into the japan market? From a business point of view I'm really confused about that. I'm not sure why they are spending so much money, time, and effort into a resistant closed economy system like japan's, which is going to only give you small returns?

Oh and I'd practice making my points without the use of words like ignorant. It only takes away from the strenght of your position.
badz149  +   1775d ago
when it comes to video games
Japan is never a "small" market by any means. US, EU, JPN are the 3 biggest market in the industry and how can you put any of them it as "small"? of course relatively it's smaller than US but that relates directly to the population with the US having 308m to Japan's 127m. so, selling just several thousand less per week is in no way small! the only thing that is small in Japan is the 360's market and PSP Go! as well!
rezzah  +   1775d ago
Lol I was 4 when I got my PS1. Grand Turismo was my first game ever =D
ConanOBrien  +   1775d ago
No surprised at all
JAPAN is the land of hope for Sony
USA is the land of hope for MS

no big deal
RedDragan  +   1775d ago
JAPAN is Sony land
USA is Microsoft land

Europe is just a huge fricking beast that sells sells sells and can make any company huge profits, it just so happens to prefer Nintendo and Sony over Microsoft.

Lol at the butthurt MS fanboy who disagrees!
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huga_muga  +   1775d ago
Let fix your post
JAPAN is the land of hope for Sony
Europe is the land of hope for Sony
Meddle east is the land of hope for Sony (PS3 selling like hot cakes in United Arab Emirates

USA is the only land of hope for MS

The world >>>>>>>&g t;>>>>>>>& gt; USA
You Noob  +   1775d ago
The comparison wasn't with the shittybox360, but with the Wii.

vsr  +   1775d ago
Worldwide > Us
Ocean > Water Well
gtamike  +   1775d ago
Sony's got alot of first party developers and has the most powerful console out, the PS3.
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r1sh12  +   1775d ago
they were always gonna win the home market.
They are doing very well in Europe, its only some of America left to conquer.
Muletroid  +   1775d ago
but they haven't conquered japan though.. or america.. or europe

conquer is a pretty big word to use here
i mean if someone was talking about (inset name here) conquering (insert place here) then i would assume they mean conquer as in completely take over
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Zir0  +   1775d ago
Looks like the Wii is fading away everywhere in the US and UK the 360 is ahead of it and in Japan the PS3 is ahead of it. The crazy finally seems to be dying out.
CrazyForGames  +   1775d ago
yup because selling 1,581 more consoles so far this whole year really means DOOM for everyone else...

so many doomsayers around here
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RedDragan  +   1775d ago
Ehmmm... you do realise that the UK is part of Europe, and in Europe the PS3 is dominating the Xbox 360?
ssj  +   1775d ago
The only thing the PS3 is dominating is the bottom of the worldwide sales chart.
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EYEamNUMBER1  +   1775d ago
ok i admit it that made me laugh a little lol
others wont be so lighthearted though
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RedDragan  +   1775d ago
We'll see who has more agree's in the next 24 hours, ssj....
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Hands Up For Games  +   1775d ago
That is one of the most pathetic things ive read on here. And thats saying something!

We'll see who has the most agrees?!?! What will that prove?

I have a PS3 and a 360 and I love playing on both consoles!! They have now both hit the sweetspot of over 40 million units sold so we know we will continue to get great games coming to both consoles.

"We'll see who has more agree's in the next 24 hours" That really did make me laugh, like out loud, are Agrees your comfort blanket? Sad sad, really sad.
timmyrulz  +   1775d ago
Show us some links then that shows Sony dominating MS in Europe? Percentage wise i would say its 51/49 in favour of Sony but with MS catching up FAST
badz149  +   1775d ago
M$ is catching up? you do realized that 360 came out a year and a half earlier than the PS3 in Europe, right? that's catching up?
wicked  +   1775d ago

But from the PS2 days it was 98% to 2% to Sony, so yes MS has come a long way.
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badz149  +   1775d ago
this is the PS3 we're talking about and it has nothing to do with the PS2. sure the PS2's install base is huge but that doesn't warrant all those PS2 owners will buy a PS3. it's just like saying I have an iPhone and I'll definitely buy iPhone3GS and then iPhone4 and then also the next one and so on. it doesn't work like that! there's no guarantee in it at all.
Seferoth75  +   1775d ago
Poor fanboy getting all excited with false info and will be disappointed when Sony is once again dead last world wide.

I cant wait to see the same people falling over themselves here to proclaim a console king based off sales in one country go back to saying sales do not matter when PS3 is shown to still be last.

Oh BTW love the Wii is dead comment when it outsells PS3 by a large margin every month, but keep focused on that one small region...
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StitchJones  +   1775d ago
Good work Sony! It's just a shame you had to charge so much for the console at Launch and chose to go with the CELL cpu which developers have had trouble coding on. Maybe with your next console iteration you'll be mindful of this.
Pennywise  +   1775d ago
Get over it!
MaximusPrime  +   1775d ago
Unlike Xbox 360 and Kinect, Japanese people love near-reliable technologies.

no doubt PS Move will sell like hot cakes over there.
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EYEamNUMBER1  +   1775d ago

i take it that was a compliment? right?
MaximusPrime  +   1775d ago
all technologies can and will fail.

PS3 and Wii no doubt will fail but not high number of them.

Xbox 360 always fail. old and new
Acquiescence  +   1775d ago
Us Westerners...
could learn a thing or two from the Japs.
RedDragan  +   1775d ago
You mean U.S. Westerners could learn...

Please leave us Europeans out of it, we prefer Sony and Ninty over Microsoft.
timmyrulz  +   1775d ago
Err no we dont
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ElementX  +   1775d ago
Not that big a deal, really. Most people always own the Wii, so there's nothing left to buy but the PS3.
NeloAnjelo  +   1775d ago
I would like to see the PS3 week on week for America,
Then PS3 week on week for Japan and the UK.

Then the same for 360. Disregard the PSP and all that. We know the 360 is king in America, UK sales are close, while PS3 dominates the 360 in Japan.

Wonder who is on top? Sounds like a level playing field to me. Its the differences in Japan and America that really needs to be compared.
Seferoth75  +   1775d ago
Wonder who is on top? Nintendo by like almost 40 million... LOL...
NeloAnjelo  +   1774d ago
I know that! But I'm comparing the PS3 and 360. Didnt mention nintendo because that is a no brainer. lol!
postofficebuddy  +   1775d ago
Not only did it break 1 million this week and outsell Wii for the year but it also outsold its entire year of sales for 2008 (just a hair over 1 million). Just goes to show you how much Sony has turned things around over there.
unrealgamer58  +   1775d ago
bu+ t3h dom3zed!
OGharryjoysticks  +   1775d ago
Typical PS3 sales for the week in Japan...360 did better than usual, but...
... a coulple days ago there was an article that said PS3 has outsold 360 4-1 in Japan. Honestly, I didn't believe it because I figured it was 8 or 9 to 1.
Seferoth75  +   1775d ago
Oh I see sales suddenly matter......So funny but when it is last world wide these same children will go back to sales do not matter.
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Shnazzyone  +   1774d ago
So i'm supposed to care when wii is still best selling overall in japan and the holiday season hasn't hit yet? ehhhhhhhhhh I don't think so. Oh and DS is still the best selling gaming devise for the year too... so the significance is minor at most. The difference is less then 2,000 units fer christ sakes.

Man, Japan numbers don't matter X1000
Mr Patriot  +   1774d ago
lets play some sales, I heard its full HD at 60 FPS

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