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Week recap: PS3 outsold by Xbox 360; Wii Mario No. 1

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Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 outsold the PS3 in the latest Japan retail data released this week. The Xbox 360 ranked as the No. 4 hardware in sales compared to the PS3 at No. 5.

Microsoft this week said that the Xbox 360 lifespan will exceed five years. A company executive cited Sony's seven-year-old Playstation 2 as an example.

Wii title Super Mario Galaxy ranked as the No. 1 best-selling software in the latest Japan retail data. Unit sales exceeded 250,000 units to easily rocket the new entry to the top of the charts.

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Swatfish3458d ago

Outsold with 200 units more...thats a incedible number of 360s xD

Close_Second3458d ago

...being shocked when I originally read this and thought it was a hoax. Whoever would have thought that the 360 would outsell the PS3 in Japan albeit for just one week!?!

If everyone takes their fanboy tinted glasses off for a wee moment, you have to admit that this is some good news for MS and I'm sure they will do their best to spin it that way. However, would anyone bet their house on MS outselling the PS3 in Japan over its lifespan....umm, I'm thinking no.

I'll bet there were some real unhappy faces when these weekly sales stats were shared throughout Sony...

ruibing3458d ago

I'd like to see what happens this week since the 40GB model just came out this week for Japan.

Ahhhh3458d ago

I'm approving it just because Shmee reported it.

ShiftyLookingCow3458d ago

lol same here, besides its a nice recap.

Wii60PS3DSPSP3458d ago

"Spam: (57 minutes ago)
no need for a recap PS3 outsold x360 in EU and in JAPAN sales were even despite heavy promotions by MS Just to let others know PS3 40gig and DW bundles are all sold out in JAPAN minutes after launch.expect ps3 to beat x360 20:1 this week www.famitsu.com"

Oh shmee/nasim don't cry because it happened...

shmee3458d ago

dont cry next week when ps3 will outsell x360 20:1

u are the same person as POG/ROUND BOT/BLOOD MASK with multiple accounts

www.famitsu.com

ps3 is murdering x360 as we speak

The 40 gig is SOLD OUT within minutes in JAPAN today

expect 100 000 --200 000 ps3s next week vs 5k x360s (dead in Japan already)

each x360 comes with VIVA PINATA and FORZA 2 and 5000 yen off yet no one buys that dead console x360 in JAPAN

Wii60PS3DSPSP3458d ago

shmee = "Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah I waste my life looking at game sales charts for my system and masturbate to them! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!" ;

Ignorant Fanboy3458d ago

Still claiming the 360 is dead in Japan?

Thats funny, it outsold the PS3!!

Of course, the PS3 will sell alot since it just got a price drop, but let me ask you this shmee:

WHY DOES IT TAKE A PRICE DROP FOR THE PS3 TO SELL GOOD?

Thats a sorry excuse, a price drop!

M_Prime3458d ago

shmee..

How much are you willing to BET on that 100 000 - 200 000 PS3s in 1 week comment?

I bet it won't reach anywhere near 100 000... i mean wii sells about 20 000 - 30 000 on an average week.. the ds isn't even getting the 100 000 a week sales it once had but still pretty damn close..

i'll bet a stiff kick to my man jewels that it won't be anywhere near 100 000. what are u putting on the line? cause i like my man jewels and so does my girlfriend...

sorry.. i just hate ignorant fanboys.. :-) like shmee

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lynx1halo3458d ago (Edited 3458d ago )

The Japanese are not going to like the 360 failure rates they are sure to encounter in due time

Meus Renaissance3458d ago

The Xbox 360 out selling the PS3 in Japan; yes but the connotations of this are rather misleading. People who celebrate that weekly sale don't usually give the other side of the story because if they would have, it would take a bit of shine from it.

The Xbox 360 is incredibly cheap in Asia, along with the Ace Combat 6 Bundles; Microsoft are playing their Aces right. They can't compete by price matching with Sony so pricing the 360 cheap, along with games Asians love; sales will come.

Although having said, it was public knowledge that Sony would drop the price of their console the week after the week of sales reported so it could easily be construed that people were just waiting for the price drop.

It's not much of a victory once you consider that vital fact but regardless, not many would have expected the 360 to outsell the PS3 even with those conditions in place.

Baba19063458d ago (Edited 3458d ago )

i love how in n4g bad news are repeated 10 times, while good news does mostly not even show up, for any console. spam here spam there and so on. but well someday i hope, will n4g get some quality again.

Mr Marbles3458d ago (Edited 3458d ago )

First off you need to proof read, second this is good news for the 360, and third, PS3 good news is posted non stop on this site.

edit:oh and the fact that you think this is bad news says alot about your agenda.

Baba19063458d ago (Edited 3458d ago )

its not about the facts, its about how they are used. u dont have to be e genius to see that this is just to make ps3 fans angry. sure i am a ps3 owner myself, but dont care that much about numbers. but if u look closely , you will see by whom this was posted and it wont be difficult to figure out why. i mean look at the first sentence. but yes u are right i should check spelling more often.

i just dont think that sell numbers have to be announced three time for every week.... even if it is good news for the ps3.

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