The new sales numbers for hardware and software have been released from Famitsu.
Ridiculous DS sales and poor 360 sales, as always.
and the PS3 right in the middle, which is good
not bad! anyway this is not a surprise
wow it really is a wii world after all still ps3 is doing ok and the 360 needs to stay strong in America if it wants to survive.
add this in VGcharts and you get about approx. 264,000 PS3 sales this week world wide
same ol, same ol
get owned bots. The 360 will never win again.
Man you sony fanboys like to tell yourself that you just did not waste your money on a big piece off sh***...and the Xbox 360 is not better...but let me tell you...360 is much better and in the UK it is kill the waitstation...hahah..take that
how many kids there are in this world, well, until figures like this jog my memory.
No, silly rabbit "Tricks" are for kids, not Wii's, LOL, Im just kidding
I'm suprised by the XBOX360 sales. It was 4000 few months ago. Now, it's 13000. What magic did Japanese MS use?
Xbox 360 Elite Magic
All the units sales had gone up...basically doubled.
I dont understand the Japanese.For a few months the PS3 has been selling a good amount of hardware.But are they not buying games along with the console? They better start buying PS3 software and 3rd parth games on the Wii or they will see a mass movement of Eastern developers to the west.(Its already happening).
There was no new games for PS3 after GT5P AFAIK in Japan, sadly. More sadly, there is only one game at Jan 17th. No other game until Jan 31st. However, 5 games will go on the sale at Jan 31st. I think Japanese software company don't know how to sell. Who buy enough number of games if all of them hit the street at the same day?
why do the japanese go crazy for handhelds?!
but the best I can say is that it's simply a different world. Different market, different audience, and most notably different culture. There's a lot of quirky games over here, especially when you walk into the arcades. Many of them are fun, and many of them leave me scratching my head also. All in all, different strokes for different folks.
Well for the main reason of handhelds have some of the best games out now! 360 did pretty good seeing that the norm for them is 8k but they pushed out 13k... nice increase even though still unimpressive. @green. Same thing with the PSP. Hugh hardware sales but hardly any game sales.
i am not only talking about this week.But check previous weeks.You will notice that PS3 software hasn't really been moving units at the rate of the hardware and almost every 3rd party game especially new IP's have bombed on the Wii. A lot of 3rd party developers are looking at No More Heroes closely.Because if that game sells well in the west then expect the creation of new IP's in the east to die.
Basically because for the past 15 years japan has been in an economic slump this is a fact people, and Console prices, console game prices, console development...ect all cost more money then portable costs. Space is at a premium in japan, because they are stupid and will not move their people out to main land areas (some preserving their natural land crap yet they refuse to have strict birthing protocols like say china)) about 85-90% of their population lives on coastal areas, and because of this space is at a premium, A basic japanese apartment can contain less then 400 squarefoot of space if not less...Beds in the closet...ect therefor a big system like the consoles takes up space and cant be used on the move *the japanese are constantly moving* therefor cellphone systems and portable systems are popular there. The japanese have an obessive infatuation with the small, this is true in every thing they're aim in most standards weither it be tech or food...ect is smaller and better. These are the reasons the japanese are eating up portable systems.
it's not nice calling people stupid.
to your question lies in the fact that most Japanese use mass/public transportation to get around. They probably average around an hour a day on the bus or train. It is also very common to see adults playing their psp/ds in public as there is no stigma associated with adults playing games. Yes, the Japanese economy has been in a recession for the past 15 years or so but that hasn't really slowed Japanese consumer spending (just look at electronics sales, especially in the flat screen tv and ipod sales).
Glad to see PS3 software selling so well. /end sarcasm. Can't believe there was only 1 game in the top 30. And it was 30th on the list.
if you think thats bad, Then I can imagine in what position the top 360 game is.
Meus is right. Software sales need a kick in the backside.
The 360 is destined to fail in that region, we all know this. But Sony and Nintendo are the ones who are fighting it out for control; although the hardware battle isn't surprising anyone, the software sales for Japan for Sony are atrocious. They're pretty disappointing in general, with only Europe saving it from being called embarrassing, but the fact that Sony cannot even break into the market in Asia with their games is telling. There are even more PSP titles there than PS3, and with the piracy in Japan it's surprising that the PSP did better that week in software than PS3. It's that, coupled with Nintendo's utter domination and saturation of the market that Sony are being pushed aside on all fronts. I'm sick of Wii. And I'm sick of DS.
Okay sure I can understand why some are sick of Wii, but to be sick of DS is nuts! It has the best support of great developers and has countless amount of games that a "hardcore" game needs to play along with a bunch of great on the go titles and mind bending puzzlers and quircky stuff. DS is the best gaming rig out as of right now. If you deny it I'm sorry you're so close minded. DS is not just for kids it's for one who wants the best in gaming.
thats exactly where i stand in regard to the systems i own. i'm tired and sick of the wii, i can't get enough with the DS, i haven't touched my PSP in a while and my ps3 is the one running all the time(seriously, haven't shut it off in 3 days) with the 360 coming second. i really don't see how can anyone get bored with the DS.
the fastest and best way for Sony to increase its software sales is to get some really good RPG's out for the PS3 ... like say umm maybe FFxiii and FFversus ... Japan loves RPG's and especially the FF series ...
Ya have to remember there are a lot more units of NDS and other hand held plus Wii's...so it maybe that the PS3 games arn't selling that badly but rather the DSs are so many with so many more games (and being out for a lot longer) that the userbase just fills up all the top positions.
theres alot of people that still don't know about PS3 all around the world me thinks. and alot are still waiting on the fence in japan. i mean come on over 25million ps2s, there just waiting for final fantsy or dark cloud/more RPGs. knowone can deliver those games like playstation can
Well actually the new home for RPG has been the DS lately which is why it sells so much over in Japan.. well along with all the other quircky stuff. Just look at 08 releases for DS so many RPG that people want ^^ DQ, FF Tactics, Crystal Chronicals, Sonic RPG, ASH, Shuffle, Advance Wars (kind of is more tactical I guess) DS has so many awesome titles for the RPG lover which is what Japan really is and why 20 million plus DS's have been sold there.
Poor Xbox360 sales!PS3 hold it´s high number (about 50.000-70.000)really straight and Wii is amazing!
I'm surprised GT5:Prologue has not sold more copies. Might pick up though.
aint u forgetting that its also a downloadabel title
That's true. Would be nice to see the total sales. It's only been out for a week, right?
lol at top 10. DS,Wii,Wii, Wii, DS, Wii... Seriosuly, nothing there but DSWii. It's really sad (IMO) considering much better games on PS3 and 360.
well much better is arguable really. Or if I was playing Phoenix Wright. Objection! Edit: still wish Blue Dragon and Lost Odyseey sold better though :( but glad the jRPG on DS get much lovin
well i believe this was the last holiday week in japan.... next week all system sales will drop dramatically. I'm hoping ps3 sales won't drop any less than 30,000 a week. cause anything less than that is troubling.
You know what is interesting about that chart???? The PS2 sales. As soon as those PS2 owner start upgrading to the PS3 (because of the exclusives) we are going to see a gigantic boos in PS3 sales. Mark my words.
If the VGChartz numbers are in the ball park then more PSPs were sold in Japan this week then the rest of the world combined.
yeah ok they are a head of the 360 but thats nothing to be proud of in japan.Remember the PS2 was sellin in its second year around about 200 000 at the same period per week so I don't think ts that impressive for the PS3
i said the same thing before. but remember PSP sales weren't that good in japan until the slim and a FF game were released. in ps3's case i guess a price drop and a FF game will see a significant increase in system sales.
I agree as well.FF13 and MGS4 will definately boost PS3 numbers significantly but developers are not like fan boys who are ready to wait for anything.Time is money and the software sales for the PS3 are not good and 3rd party Wii games are terrible.As for the 360 we know its a right off in Japan. As i said earlier,the sales of No More Heroes in the west is what a lot od developers will be looking at.And if its successfull then less inovation will start to happen in the east because they will prefer to cater to the western market. Thus the same cannot be said of hand helds
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Well, this all but confirms Sony kicked MS's booty worldwide again in sales. This time, by what...70,000? That's 5 straight weeks right? If this keeps up: 70,000 x 52 weeks = 3,640,000 units closer to XBOX360 Sony will be by the end of 2008 and that doesn't even include the possible effects of LBP, MGS4, KZ2 and FFXIII hype on sales. That's about 1/2 the lead MS has on Sony right now in the console wars so you'd think by the end of 2009, Sony will have caught up or, most likely, have passed MS for 2nd place. Really, I don't think anyone is going to catch Nintendo and the Wii.
nice nintendo starting off from where they left off.... haters can cry for another year.
Xbox360 did good 13000 after Christmas. I don't know why all you PS3 lovers are happy. The only ps3 games is GT5 prologue standing at #30. I not suprise that Wii and DS are crushing the competition in Japan (The land that time forgot) there still in the previous Generation. WaitBehond on LagStation!!
no spin intended but considering it has averaged 7k-8k this is a suprise with 13k. The little RROD engine that could.
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