Sony disappears in Nintendo's rear view mirror.
PS3 sales in Japan are almost as insignificant as the X360 sales in Japan. I wonder when they're gonna start buying PS3's in Japan?
Simply when AAA JRPGs will hit the PS3. The PS2 was home to JRGs, and look how far it went in japan..so all the PS3 needs are top quality JRPGs. Not MMORPGs, just RPGs.
seems sony have let microsoft snag them all, all their hardwork from the ps2 era is slowly unravilling in japan at present disagree all you want but evidence speaks for itself sony even lost a sure system seller monster hunter
Yeah and PSP murders Wii and DS, seriously whats the point of making such a sensationalist title ? Can't believe Yahoo are whoring for hits.
If a FFVII-2 game comes, or anything related to FFVII, you'll see the magic unravel.
PSP doesnt count. Nobody buys games for it. We dont track Ipod sales so why should we care about the PSP.
I really don't see the point of this story, we already know the Wii is selling great in Japan. If the PS3 or 360 outsold the Wii at some point then there is a story, cos that's not normal.
Final Fantasy XIII comes out.
"Yeah and PSP murders Wii and DS" Wii is only behind 6 million from the psp I guarantee you by the end of this year wii will be tie or surpass the psp.
Don't really care for Wii after E3 2008.
Of course a system priced at 250 dollars at launch is bound to sell so many units. And yet analyst and a few fanboys act like this is something huge to brag about. Come show me something as amazing as over 400,000+ ps3's sold in america only at the price range the ps3 is at with competition like nintendo and 360 around with there systems being more cheaper at the launch of MGS4 which was june 12th to the end of june. That is what u call impressive. I got nothing against the wii, I own all 3 systems but some people are trying to make a big deal of the wii sales worldwide. Let me remind u that the ps2 launched at the price of 399 and yet it still went on to sell 150 million units. And to take it to the next level its been 9 years since the debut of the ps2 and guess what, it is still selling right now. Now that is what u call impressive. Good day. :)
Everyone was surprised, including Shigeru Miyamoto and Satoru Iwata. They did not expect these kind of sales. Wii has already sold over 30 million units, making it by far the fastest selling console of all time. Gamecube launched with a price of $200 ($50 less than Wii) and it's lifetime sales are 23 million.
If the low price point itself means huge sales, then why didn't Gamecube sell more than 23 million in it's entire lifetime? After all, it was $50 cheaper than Wii from the very beginning. This question is directed to anyone who agreed with clintos59 and disagreed with me.
Yeah everyone knew it was going to fly off the shelves.... Totally clueless. Fact: everyone expected it to completely flop. NOw that it hasnt kids are bringing up price like it excuses all those sales and makes them meaningless. Price is why the PS3 is going slow but it has little to do with the Wii. If it was all about price why pay 250 when you can get a quality system for 129.99?
Oprah just bought a Wii. That accounts for about 5 million sales right there... Its selling because of mass market appeal. The price helps, but isn't the sole factor.
If the Wii is selling off mass market appeal then fans of sony only bought a PS3 because they where expecting the same mass market appeal. Some even admit that they see SONY in the middle with this. SONY has never launched a system like this before. Their system was always the under powered system each gen. This same power is turning certain games and gamers away. I've said before japan does not like PC games then look at your PS3 line up. It's looking like an xbox 360 lineup. AKA a PC game line up. I think the PS3 is selling mostly because the xbox is failing. The only people buying the PS3 is a small group of PS brand riders similar to what nintendo had with the GC. Price was the problem for the gamecube for a while also. What is funny is SONY is having a gamecube moment right now. They are rallying 1st party help in hope of keeping their current fans happy. The hardcore are know to abandon a system way before the developers do. The situation in japan is pretty telling though. There where reports that lots of PS3 were sold back to shops in japan after MGS4 was beaten. Which would mean a day or so with the console. If this is true then sales of the PS3 could be badly hurt by this. Also JRPGs are not the whole answer to the problem. The DS and the Wii are selling with out those games mostly. They will need way more than that. It also does not help that lots of companies lost money on the HD consoles. I don't think killzone 2 will make much of a difference in japan either. Maybe little big planet but I'm not hearing in buzz from japan about it.
The reason why gamecube didnt sell well was because of the format player it was using to create its games on. And seeing that dvd was also being used to create games for ps2, dreamcast, xbox and pc's u would see why devs and consumers preffered those other platforms. A good example is the psp vs ds. Why do u think the psp has been getting blown away from the DS? Because UMD isnt the way to go and also there wasnt many games. Gamecube reminds me od the PSP. I think the PSP will survive though because if we learned one thing about sony and there gaming consoles, is they support there systems for 10 years which we have seen with the psx and now the ps2 and will also happen with the psp and ps3. Good enough answer for u? :)
I personally own a Wii and a PS3. Same for my 3 cousins, same for some friends. We all have a wii, because of it's low price. Yes, i only own 3 games for it, but for me it's enough. (okami, supermariogalaxy and zelda)
Man Sony is getting crushed in 2 territories and in total by 6:2 hahahahahahahahahahhahahaha Maybe they'll wake up and realise not everyone likes playing as a gun in their games. Maybe they'll realise While Resistance 2 and Killzone 2 and all the other absurd FPS are nice additives, they're not big draws no more and they should get to work on some diversity to sell and branch out their system to more users. Just a thought, but the reason why the ps3 isn't selling cause it's only got games that cater to one set demo graph of people. Action, sports and FPS fans. All of them go hand in foot. None of those gamers buy RPG's by and large or adventure games. They stick to those 3 genres. Sony is too stupid to wake up.
More bubbles for you!
Firstly where did you work that ratio out? imaginary land, and secondly are you such a retard you cannot cancel numbers down. 6:2 = 3:1, please stop posting on this site, all you talk is rubbish and i'm sick of you. I come here to see the different viewpoints from Xbox and PS3 owners to assess the general consensus and I have to say that you really let the Xbox team down, admittedly there are a few idiots from my side (PS3) but you take the cake as the most stupid and annoying person ever. Just shut up unless you have something constructive to say because you're not even flaming anymore, you're just annoying everyone on this site. There is a reason you have 1 bubble, think about that. Personally you should be banned for being such an idiot. Finally the Wii isn't even a real console, it's bought by people who play it at family gatherings then put away.
and the 360 is getting outsold 5,000 to 1 by the PS3....whats your point? and 6:2 IS 3:1 you dumbass... EDIT: i see the poster above me realized that too :)
The MS business model in full force in Japan ... What is Sony's strongest reason for success in Japan ... JRPGs? Who's buying them out (exclusive and timed-exclusive) ... Microsoft? Are they delaying the inevitable ... sure they are? Why .... its business as usual! Also, it seems like Japan gamers are content with remakes and JRPGs on the DS! This is a tough hill for Sony!
I thought the PS3 was 'catching up'. http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-... Oh well...
Jenzo ... the article refers to July numbers. Still 3:1 is significant but I guess its better than 7:1 :)
I guess it's stil 'catching up' then, if that's how you refer to the PS3 getting it's @ss handed to it by the Wii.
do you ever shut up you have an opinion about everything but it is always a stupid opinion for example how do you no action sport and fps fans dont buy rpg games so you have asked every gamer on the planet? because i like all those games and you comment about sony being crushed wow if outselling the closes competition every week worldwide means being crushed then i dont no what doing good means to you. P.S before you try and reply with a stupid comeback i am not going read it is pointless your comebacks are as absurd as your avatar.
Wii outsells 360 300:1 in japan ;-)
And I don't see anyone trying to deny that.
"Yeah and PSP murders Wii and DS, seriously whats the point of making such a sensationalist title ? Can't believe Yahoo are whoring for hits." Does sony pay you to say such foolishness? lol psp isn't even a real system its barley a music\movie system. "PSP doesnt count. Nobody buys games for it. We dont track Ipod sales so why should we care about the PSP." Thank u people who have a hard time understanding this should even be in here.
Its a games machine, you troll! People buy games on it. For instance look at last weeks top jap software sales: 1 DS Dragon Quest V 181,265 2 PS2 Powerful Pro Baseball 15 88,625 3 PSP The Legend of Heroes: Sora no Kiseki the 3rd 43,682 4 PSP Gundam Battle Universe 41,372 5 PS3 Siren: New Translation Two of the top 5 titles are PSP titles. We all know piracy is a huge issue with the psp, but the fact remains many millions of people all over the planet are playing next gen handheld games on that system. If you were interested in real games news instead of being a corporate whore, you'd be interested. Its you and your ilk who should not be cluttering up this site with your bilious illogical and illiterate comments.
No one buys games for it eh? Tell that to the 3 million individuals in Japan who bought Monster Hunter 2G and a couple other million who bought FF7:CC. The list goes on and on.
The list goes on and on huh? I'd like to see that list. Care to share? How old is monster hunter now?
You want to see a list of top selling psp software? Can you not do your own research or are convinced it doesn't sell anything? How's about software thats sold more than 1 million units? Theres 23 titles fit that catagory which is pretty amazing when you consider the extraordinary levels of piracy on the platform. 1 Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Rockstar Games 5,461 7.16 4.95m 2 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories Rockstar Games 4,090 7.82 2.65m 3 Monster Hunter Freedom 2nd G Capcom 13,533 0.00 2.40m 4 Monster Hunter Freedom 2nd Capcom 7,916 7.07 2.21m 5 Need for Speed: Most Wanted Electronic Arts 1,425 6.60 1.95m 6 Daxter Sony Computer Entertainment 6,888 7.60 1.83m 7 Midnight Club III: Dub Edition Rockstar Games 248 0.00 1.66m 8 Star Wars Battlefront II LucasArts 1,532 7.10 1.62m 9 Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Square Enix 25,526 7.85 1.53m 10 Monster Hunter Freedom Capcom 2,881 7.70 1.41m 11 SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo Sony Computer Entertainment 1,630 7.59 1.37m 12 Everybodys Golf Portable Sony Computer Entertainment 1,392 7.00 1.35m 13 Pro Evolution Soccer 5 Konami 705 0.00 1.28m 14 Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition Rockstar Games 1,860 6.00 1.27m 15 Need for Speed: Underground Rivals Electronic Arts 976 5.50 1.20m 16 Tekken: Dark Resurrection Namco Bandai 2,903 7.54 1.15m 17 Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron LucasArts 2,392 7.70 1.15m 18 Ridge Racers Namco 1,382 6.43 1.14m 19 Need for Speed: Carbon Electronic Arts 659 7.88 1.09m 20 Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Konami 5,769 7.72 1.05m 21 FIFA 07 Electronic Arts 576 0.00 1.04m 22 God of War: Chains of Olympus Sony Computer Entertainment 20,714 7.75 1.02m 23 Burnout Legends Electronic Arts 1,119 7.48 1.00m Big enough list for you????
I see and that reminds me why it's not selling any games right now. That list is just ok. Hey thanks any way. Don't get mad at me I didn't want to look it up. I was just hoping you could find a list and surprise me with some games I would like. I think people will continue use it for porn storage.
The PS3 will never catch up to the Wii, the hardware is just too dated and the games flawed. The only competitor to the Wii is the 360. Look at how amazing the graphics are on upcoming games, and all the innovating and new gameplay. The Japanese will realize soon that the PS3 is the inferior console and will start selling them and buying 360s in mass by next year. Mark my words. The PS3 will probably be dead by next year anyways, so they will have no choice.
you are stupid.....end of story, you make absolutely NO sense whatsoever, if your gonna be a fanboy, atleast try to make some valid points
and against the 360 is 25:1 lmao hahahaha
wii owners will suffer when the time comes
Articles like these are pointless now. Why do people still brag about Wii sales? Are you proud to support the Wii? I sure wouldn't be. But to each his own I guess. Good for Wii...
There is always way more bashing than bragging. I keep bring up facts so that the new comers 16-24 years olds understand they are not the only gamers out there. The HD console need more types of games. The types of games coming out is anemic. It's ironic that lots of zombie games are selling because the industry most hardcore celebrate is just a dieing corpse with cash injected into it's sequeled body. The same talk happened with the core and the hardcore when the PS2 came out. The 3rd parties saved their ass then. Now even they are suffering with EA talking about switching sides. I don't mind games like wreching crew and bomberman. I'm a graphic whore also but I like a real challenge while playing. This does not include bad analog controls or fighting with a 3d camera. Those are just bad design choices most hardcore are willing to put up with. I mean most of you grew up on power rangers! LOL and pokemon!
lets see you talk so great about wii in 2009 beginning of the year, it wont be the same as now
Yeah we will be talking about how cool motion plus gaming is? Maybe a new mario or zelda also. Some cool retro sequels coming out. What is going to be so cool about the PS3 or xbox 360 by that time? I see thing getting worst for those guys as PC gaming is going to be crazy cheap by then. 8800gtxs are $200 right now! Another thing too conduit comes out then? It already has the blue ocean locked up now it just needs some hardcore games for the blood thirsty LOL. Who knows maybe you are right? Maybe the PS3 will come out with a version that has no blu ray and retails for $199...LOL Nintendo is the only company that can could withstand the collective hardcore ignoring there last system this means the 3rd parties also. If SONY does help out people that went big with the PS3 then thing maybe coming to an end for those guys. They are fighters though. I would count any one out unless another part of their business falters. The members of this web site don not represent the hardcore as a whole. If it did then nintendo would have sold any hardcore games at all. The train is coming guys get off the track some one bandwagon is gonna get crushed.
How about xbox 360?
That there seems to be more hardcore games on the ds than the main nintendo console right now.
Just because the ds is older,it does have alot of games for it though .Ps3 fans seem to forget that alot of sales of the ps3 are towards that of bluray.....just acouple months ago i read an article saying how the the ps3 holds 70% of all bluray players sold......all bluray players......a game system.That says alittle about why the ps3 is selling alot more then xbox but not having as much software sold.Just a thought. Its kinda odd to me how the ps3 and the xbox are just basically a computer.I already own a computer (with more features)what is so special about them?
ps3 is an easy way for someone with a cheap p4 computer like myself to watch 1080p and 720p movies from flash drive or stream dvdrips to tv. also ps3 is cheaper than building a computer that can run sh1t like crysis. not that i would want to run crysis.
just like the PSP has taken the mo' in japan so will the PS3 in time....with GAMES (TeamICO has 2 games in development for the PS3 so)
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