Japan: PS3 sales down despite Move launch

Motion control titles have little
impact on hardware adoption as
PS3 sales were down in Japan during the week ended October 24, despite the launch of PlayStation Move on the 21 of the month.
Console sales were slow in general with every platform recording a
week-over-week decline according to Andriasang

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commodore642733d ago (Edited 2733d ago )

I said the exact same thing here:

Funny how that comment garnered numerous disagrees when all I did was tell the same story as is posted in the above article.

Move seems to be shipping to existing Ps3 owners only.
Sadly and ironically, it is not 'moving' any additional ps3 skus at all.
That much is beyond dispute.

edit @ shanks:
is that he pot calling the kettle black?
You know it's true!

Shanks2733d ago (Edited 2733d ago )

Awww how cute, look what he did to be the first one to comment:

And he was quick to approve it too, lol!

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evrfighter2733d ago

insults and spin incoming.

rroded2733d ago

yeh this is epic fail

the ps3 is dominating in Japan and Worldwide even the USA is starting Move...

cry n spin all ya want move is evolution while kinect is nothing but smoke n mirrors.

JasonPC360PS3Wii2733d ago

rroded you do know the 360 is outselling the PS3 worldwide don't you?

NateNater2733d ago (Edited 2733d ago )

Plus bubbles Shanks and the bias for the funny comment.

Kareshi_X2733d ago

Nice to see we have detectives taking screenshots of everything people write.

sayonara892733d ago

Jason 360: VGC told you that?

Longrod_Von_Hugendon2733d ago (Edited 2733d ago )

"Console sales were slow in general, with every platform recording a week-over-week decline, according to Andriasang."

So it's not PS3 specific. Ah OK.

Also look at the difference between PS3 and Xbox. Now before you say this is Japan and and they're an American company blah blah blah. Apple's iPhone/iPod/iPad/iMac/Macbook Pro seem to be dominating the consumer market over there.

PS3: 20,128 (22,201)

X360: 2,162 (2,342)

nnotdead2733d ago

i just like how this gen started on N4G with loads of 360 fanboys. soon it became a Sony fanboy dominated site, and now has turned into the console war forum of Gamespot. just a bunch of fanboys yelling"fanboy" at each other.

good times :)

DaTruth2733d ago (Edited 2733d ago )

PS3 is not selling additional consoles in spite of the Move controllers release in Japan.

So, Move isn't moving consoles in a country far, far away, with people I'll never play with online or in person.

Oh well! This didn't make my Move controller any less enjoyable!

Imperator2733d ago

@Jason 360

And we, the GAMERS, should care why? PS3 is still getting the most and best exclusives next year so I could really care less what sells more.

You can't have fun with sales... unless you're a 360 fanboy.

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Zeevious2733d ago (Edited 2733d ago )

Can't you be satisfied that the 360 has it's own great games and accessories, or do you forever need to justify the size of your tiny D*(& ? - (it just ain't getting any bigger, is it?)

I am sorry for you that you are so miserable this is really what your life has become...attacking a GAME CONSOLE.

You are unworthy of the computing legacy of your name.

Do the world a favor...pick up a DS3, play a game of Uncharted...realize there's a broader world of gaming than the console you've made a cult out of.


SYS 64738

tinybigman2733d ago

should i as an owner of both a PS3/360

a) not give a ratass who's in 2nd or 3rd because i don't own stock
in either.

b) glad the the company in 3rd place is still giving me great games.

c) be pissed at the company in 2nd has decided to focus on causal's
creating more crappy games i don't care for while looking forward
to only ONE exclusive next year that i actually want to play.

d) laugh at the idiots who constantly argue about sales for no damn

e) all of the above.

AllroundGamer2733d ago

please rename yourself to Troll Nr.1.

raztad2733d ago

KZ3 beta is awesome. DAY ONE.

bustamove2733d ago


The PS3 has been outselling the 360 in Japan since day one and you guys are rejoicing just because sales are down for now.

*shakes head and laughs*

DigitalAnalog2733d ago (Edited 2733d ago )

Because EVERY person who buys the move DOESN'T have a PS3. /s

I guess the 1.5 MOVE units sold in Europe also meant a 1.5 million increase in consoles...


-End statement

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Omega42733d ago

I didn't expect a big boost, but a decrease is just plain odd. Japan obviously had their motion controller fill with the Wii.

cliffbo2733d ago (Edited 2733d ago )

oh well, enjoy while you can. i wonder how many MOVEs sold though? i mean, we wouldn't want to overlook that now would we

BrianG2733d ago

Or another look would be they have their ps3's, since the article seems to be mainly focused on PS3 hardware sales.

That doesn't necessarily mean they haven't bought move.

And the decrease is odd as you would expect both move and hardware sales to go up. But as a marketing student I know there are more explanations for things like this than what seems obvious.

ct032733d ago

The point is that a new accessory should move (no pun intended) additional consoles. Create a bit of a sales spike.

This did not happen which may indicate that the Move controller does not create much of an incentive for people to buy a PS3 if they don't have one yet.

Bigpappy2733d ago

It will be very interesting to see how Kinect is received in Japan. I already explained why the Move will not sell consoles befire launch. I will not link to it or repeat it.

DJMarty2733d ago

More likely sue to hardware shortages, Sony even said they are ramping up production to meet demand. Ramping up production don't happen over night.

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thrust2733d ago

if moves fails what else have they got to compete with :O

360nPS3rTheSAME2733d ago (Edited 2733d ago )

it was a good decision in my opinion to identify the kinect with casual, fun and simple games. And the extra features are very innovative and just plain out cool. The more sony tries to pull move into the hardcore market the more I laugh because it's just not going to work while the kinect will shine as the fun family oriented entertainment that it's intended for and not being tacked on to games meant for a gamepad

LoveSpuds2733d ago

.....but I would rather Sony concentrate on core gamers rather than a load of 'family orientated' games.

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