"As is the new norm, Nintendo reigns supreme in Japan, but the stark contrast between Xbox 360 sales in the U.S. and Japan is harshly illustrated when one compares Media Create sales to NPD."
You decide on what you consider to be good sales
Yes PS3 outsells Xbox 360 in Japan, but when you look at it this way:
PS3 USA: 130,600
PS3 Japan: 69,429
PS3 Total: 200,029
360 USA: 276,700
360 Japan: 7,410
360 Total: 284,110
See what just happened? Yeah ....
I agree with the numbers you have, and it shows the current strength of the X360. However, a few things need to be taken into consideration. How long can the US support the X360 numbers? In Japan and the rest of the world, Sony is still selling the PS2, which is still selling about 200K units a month. If you factor this in, then the numbers skew towards Sony. The difference between the X360 and PS3 is that the X360 is selling huge in the US but not elsewhere. The PS3 is selling relatively the same in the US, Europe and Japan. Once Sony pulls the plug on the PS2, which will lead to a significant price drop for the PS3, then the PS3 will sell like crazy in all three markets. I like the X360, but MS really has no real loyalties outside the US. Sony has a lot of brand loyalty outside the US, but the price is too high. Lowering the price is looking easier than trying to introduce a new brand into a culture that has been living on the Playstation. Also, as I've posted before, if japanese gamers want a hardcore system, they buy a PS3. If they want a recreational console, they buy the Wii. Where is the room for the X360 in Japan? This is the question MS will look to answer during the life of the X360. But for now, the X360's US loyolty is carrying the sales.
and we've totally forgotten about sales outside of japana and USA.
Which include europe, and the oceanic, and asian markets.
*japan is its own region and not included in the asian numbers*
so without factoring in the rest of the world (where the 360 still leads), that puts the 360 about 85K ahead of the ps3 for the month. yep that ps3 sure is catching up quick...
Please read my post above. If you want to compare other factors, add the PS2 to your counts and that's when Sony actually looks better. The problem, as I've stated above is that the U.S. is carrying the X360 heavily right now. MS can hope this will last, but it will be really hard to sell at the same rate for years to come. The PS3 doesn't sell too well right now becuase the PS2 is still out and is dirt cheap. Once the PS2 is dropped, which will lead to dramatically lower prices for the PS3, it will be like the PS3 just got released all over again and will sell a lot of consoles in the US, Europe and Japan. The PS3's problem is the price (across the board). X360's problem is to introduce a console in Japan which competes directly with the Playstation brand, the brand that is somewhat religious there. IT's intersting from a business standpoint to see what will unfold with the PS2 is out of the mix. Remember, the PS2 didn't sell very well for a long time while the PSOne was still out. Then it took off. Just a thought.
This is getting so old.....
Everyone knows the 360 sells well in america and badly in japan and everyone knows Sony does well in both.
But what people fail to realize is that even thought the PS3 kills 360 in Japan. The 360 makes up for it by marginally outselling in in places like Europe and Australia, and regulary beating it in US sales by a significant margin.
So I am sure certain people ahem *cough* *cough* PS3 loyalists will jump for joy when they see the PS3 is outselling the 360 in Japan without properly adding up the total Worldwide sales each month. This would explain why the PS3 hasnt and wont anytime soon close the sales gap between them and the 360.
Gotta love that fuzzy math logic some people have.
regional sale is important in a sense that local publisher will want to publish game that will sell in their region. That's the case with PS3 vs 360 right now. So at least for now we know that japanese publisher will certainly support PS3 as well as 360.
Or Europe only in the U.K but only sells well in America
But show me where the PS3 is beating the 360 outside of Japan. People discredit vgchartz all the time, but the the sales difference between the 360 and the PS3 in the UK alone is almost enough to bridge whatever percieved sales gap might be happening in countries like Spain or Germany, etc... The UK is by far the largest market in Europe for videogames. Go over there click on other and look at each consoles sales. Otherwise come with a better source before you spread your FUD. BTW 360 outsells PS3 in Australia. Deal with it. Price is a factor!!!
it won't be like that in a year, regardless of what ur opinion is.... o and u have the gayest name/avatar I've ever seen. This is men on this site.
Not really a big surprise. Anyway. Whatever. This number crunching is getting old. Break out a game and enjoy. I'm away from my PS3 so I can't do that but the rest of you should enjoy your respective consoles and don't worry about the numbers.
I love the xbox fanboy spin its lovely. The bottom line is microsoft needs to increase sales in japan and not be like its ok as long as they sell high in US. If they continue at this rate... They won't maintain their sales lead for very long at least world wide.
I can't wait to see journalists pick this up. PS3 outsells 360 in Japan 10-1 blah blah. They did it between the wii and the ps3 in Japan and they did it in US too. So the fact that msoft is not a japanese company is irrelevant. If i don't see articles soon am going to take it as my confirmation that most of the media is biased against ps3.
@dude below. Did xbox do this well in US last month. Didnt they only sell 1000. Whats accounting for sale increase could it be the price drop. So will they sell that high next week i don't think so. My logic is let them try selling 7000 units again next month in US and you can do your number additions if you want and you will see how that gap closes. That my dear friend is my logic
I don't get your logic. How will the PS3 catch up to 360 if total sales are greater for the 360? You're just looking at Japan. So if you look at total sales, the gap between the 360 and PS3 will get wider and wider.
North America is the world's largest market for video games. Japan is not nearly as big of a factor as it was when 90% of all games came out of Japan. That simply isn't the case anymore with all of the newer powerhouse European and North American studios.
The bottom line is that Japan doesn't matter like it once did.
Microsoft is a little grateful for the Wii since it is essentially killing any chance of the PS3 succeeding.
Gotta love whatever Sony FANBABY is going around disagreeing with everyone that has commented on this article with the truth. The truth is the 360, even though its having its A$$ handed to it in Japan is still outselling the PS3 worldwide. Even more painful is that the Wii is outselling both HD consoles combined. Go ahead you little F*GGOT and hit disagree again, take a bubble while your at it. TRUTH HURTS!!!!!
little pimp daddy or whatever i dont know where the heck you're getting your figures from but that i recall there was a post that showed sales worldwide and 360 is not outselling PS3 in UK or anywhere else..only outselling it here in the US..It's a reason why the US is so far behind japan in technology cause we always want the "right now" instead of looking ahead reason being why the PS3 is so far more advance than the 360 and they've compared the specs on both ps3 and 360 nothing similar besides being a gaming console. They did mention how the 360 specs are very identical to the original xbox. PS3 point blank and simple is designed to be the future and that's why devs are having problems developing for it because the technology is so far beyond what's out now. there's a reason why we get crap and think it's new when japan has had it for years because they are light years ahead of US as far as technology..simply put no PS3 isnt at its finest but it will be very soon..and the 360 is maxed out
And there's the problem with the PS3. You have to keep waiting and waiting. You talk about looking ahead and stuff, but what if I want to play now. What's funny is that PS3 fans talk about how powerful the PS3 is and so on, but now are just happy if their version of the game is close to the 360 version. That's power for you.
you know what is funny?
kadajvs actually belives the BS he is spouting
he's no different than a brainwashed nazi... seriously there is no way you can honestly believe what you just typed can you?
-xbox 360 is the same as the xbox
-ps3 is outselling the xbox 360 overall
-us only like "what's now"
-japan likes the ps3 because it's light years ahead? last time I checked the ps3 is still selling poorly in japan and the wii is destroying both the 360 and the ps3
I honestly feel sorry for you, get a life or something, or stop being home-schooled because something is very wrong with you
We all know that the PS3 > 360 in Japan in terms of sales and popularity. The 360 is almost 2 years old now and I think there are about half million 360s sold to the Japan market.
You see this is how I view it. The 360(in japan) is that geek that no one likes or thinks will do well. So when it does well bad most people shrug and said "I told you so" but on contrast when the PS3 does so-so its like the Captain of the football team being reject by the band girls. Not that all bang girls are ugly, just stereotyping.
and that proves what? a xenophobic country is unwilling to change? *clap* *clap* *clap*, what shall we prove next, that the sun is bright?
U.S.A.= favors 360+wii
Rest of the World= favors ps3+wii
if you disagree please post a link that shows sales that suggest otherwise
because kotaku clearly prints the sales charts from many places in europe and the 360 and ps3 are neck in neck, plus VGcharts shows that the 360 beats the ps3 in the UK and Australia. And NDP charts show the ps3 losses to the 360 in my home country of Canada.
Anyone comparing does numbers can just dismiss them compare to the USA. LOL, how can u spin those numbers of sales as a positive for ps3. I just dont see it.
Got to admit though, with the price of the ps3 and all the s*** sony has been getting since day one of the launch of the ps3, their getting decent sales. I was really worried about them witht he ps3 launch, but their catching up. Their really going to have to work hard now since M$ is getting all of this support from Japan now.....I'm still p***ed at Tecmo for what they did....
Wow a few months back Wii was leading 4:1 now its just 2:1.
Msshould stop wasting money in japan and show more love to european consumers, its a hueg market and people are alreadybuying lots of 360sbut there is no dedicated focus on this market, xbox live marketplace need some video content in europe for god sake. Japan is a large market but it is already dominated by nintendo and thre is no more room for third console. the billions wasted there to sell few thousands consoles a week could of been spent elsewhere in the world and yield far highersale figures.Europe, China, India, Russia, Korea. fck Japan, MS just misunderstands that country and obviosuly not winning anything. just embarrasment for themselves.
is outselling everything else COMBINED. The Japanese are moving away from big consoles, even the PS3. Sony and Microsoft missed the boat. Handhelds are the future over in Japan.
ever hear of it?
It sold 15,500 units. The DS sold 77,000 +. Who's winning that one?
should have been titled:"Nintendo Rules Console Sales in Japan"
Why in pete's sake do fanboys try to put one over the Wii?
and to put a few things straight, Japan is the only country on the planet where ps3 is outselling the 360, in UK the 360 is way ahead, in the rest of europe its about 50/50 in the U.S, well the figures are here for all to see, thats it, end of story, search the internet, do what ever but you will see that i am correct, oh and by the way, anyone can click the disagree button but it dont change facts
if the PS3 will make up ground in Sept? Considering they had some good games come out for it this month.
I think by June of 08 the PS3 will have about the same install base (if not a bit larger) and if they come out with that 40GB 400$ PS3 i can see sales jumping a good chunk.
Sony is Japan and MS is American. With the worlds view of america at this time in history i do think Sony will win the worldwide market b4 much longer and should take over america in about one more year.
If Sony had no class you would see them flaunt there fail rate and at the same time point out others short comings. They wont do that thou because they have class. I dont know about you but i think if the tables where turned and MS had 3% (like they said they did) and Sony had a 33% fail rate you would see em point it out during NFL Sundays.
When you see high-def TV's at the shows they do what do you see? You see em all using blueray to show off the goods and not HD-DVD.
The furture looks good for all gamers and it looks really good for the PS3
Would someone please explain to me why japan is so important. Only 130 million people living in that country. But the US and Europe combined is about 900 million people. Seems to me that most of the japanese developers cater to the japanese only. But most of the market is outside of japan. I mean, most of my favorite games and some of the best selling games aren't even developed in japan.
2k Games (Bioshock)
Harmonix (Guitar Hero)
Bethesda Softworks (Oblivion)
Bungie (Halo series)
2K Sports (NBA 2K)
Epic Games (Gears Of War)
Rockstar (GTA Series, Midnight Club, Bully)
EA Los Angeles (Command And Conquer 3)
Red Storm (GRAW)
Rare (Viva Pinata)
Ubisoft Montreal (Splinter Cell, Prince Of Persia)
Black Box (Skate, Need For Speed)
So, whats the big deal about japan?
I think it's becuase of the potential spending power of the Japanese consumer.
The market scale in Japan is almost as same as EU only in one country.
So if MS get success in Japan, it leads to more profit easily.
Its all part of this propaganda news posting between all the Fanboys, PS3 owners need to look for positives in what is at the moment quite negative times so the fact that the ps3 is outselling the 360 in Japan is classed as positive news,
Whats the deal with Japan you ask?
They are way ahead of the curve in all things electronics! They are in fact the world leader in consumer electronics! Thats why Japan is a big deal when ur talking about things such as this.
They know whats good and whats not! Not saying the 360 isnt good because it is but in a culture that is driven by technolgy they understand 4ward thinking.
we can learn a thing or two from them little bastards!
The Japanese are good at knowing what's good for the Japanese, but not necessarily the rest of the world.
Your mising the point. I'm talking about potential customers. North America and Europe make up close to a billion potential customers. If you sell to 10% of that population then you've sold nearly 100 million consoles. Who cares if you sell in japan or not?
REST OF THE WORLD
XBOX 360 > PS3
the truth hurts sony fanboys
these articals = flamebased
Is what I have to say about this lame headline.
Enjoy your puny victory Sony stooges...........it's world figures that
count,you morons should know that.
japan and milan are fashion the capitals in terms of gaming and fashion respectively
I am personally tired of hearing how sales are in Japan, like it is the only sales that matter...
PS3 is catching up with Wii. Oh, Xbox should pull out of Japan. Like now.!!!!!
I dont get it why is everybody going at one another over these sales, i mean its not like your gonna get a reward from microsoft,sony or nintendo. I hope its no grown ass people in here arguin bout this because this is childish, all i gotta say is enjoy your game system you have, its not like they gonna stop making game for each system .DAMN PEOPLE JUST PLAY YOUR GAMES AND ENJOY LIFE.
My interest about Xbox360's sales in Japan is only when its sales drop to 360.
If sales are equal to 360 exactly, it's kind of hilearious......
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