PS3, Wii have best week of sales since launch in Japan

The PS3 and Wii have been posting some impressive numbers lately. According to figures from Media Create Co. Ltd, Sales of both the PS3 and Wii consoles in Japan jumped during the second week of December thanks to greater supplies of the consoles from their respective manufacturers.

The Wii was the best-selling console for the week with 108,237 units. Sony's PS3 came in second with 70,942 units and Microsoft's Xbox 360 came in third at 17,168 units. With the exception of the launch weeks, these are the best weekly figures posted by the new PS3 and Wii consoles yet.

While the Xbox 60 is still lagging behind the hometown consoles, the sheer power of Blue Dragon bumped up sales of the Microsoft console, with current sales being well above those recorded in November. Over the week spanning December 4 to 10, over 35,000 Xbox 360 consoles were sold

Supa6419d ago

" While the Xbox 60 is still lagging behind the hometown consoles"

No wonder it's selling terrible in Japan, Microsoft totally downgraded it to 60!

calderra6418d ago

"...the second week of December [...] Xbox 360 came in third at 17,168 units"
"Over the week spanning December 4 to 10, over 35,000 Xbox 360 consoles were sold"

Erm... WTF are they counting as the "second week of December" then?

slugg6418d ago

Right before Christmas and the two new consoles are still selling well? Who would have thought.... but the 360's sales increase just because of ONE GAME, now that is news. With Lost Planet and then Lost Odyssey on the way, perhaps not all is lost for Microsoft in the land of the rising sun.

DJ6418d ago

so it's actually sad that MS had to rely on that one title to boost sales instead a multitude of titles. Even then, it only sold 35 thousand copies.

xbox360migs6418d ago

Can we have someone post news on the worldwide sales figures instead of just the japanese sales figures just for once please! Only worlwide figures show how the formats are really doing and would make more interesting news!

Mikey_Gee6418d ago (Edited 6418d ago )

... Japan is worried about what everyone else is buying.


Who posts this articles. I mean really ... who gives a flying fuk !!!

Buy the console you want and so the rest of us a big favour and SHUT THE FUK UP ABOUT IT !!!

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I Used To Hate This Xbox 360 Exclusive JRPG, But Boy Was I Wrong

I had it all wrong...Blue Dragon is awesome!

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M0chit0322d ago

One of the best of that era. Great game, great adventure!

Kurisu322d ago

I bought this game a couple of days ago, along with Lost Odyssey, while they're on sale in the Xbox Store. I never had a 360 back in the day so I missed out on these games, so I'm glad that I'll finally be able to try them out soon on my Series S.

raWfodog322d ago

Yep, Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, and Gears of War were my favorite 360 games back when they first released.

Seraphim322d ago

no doubt. To this day it baffles me when this game gets hate. Sure it wasn't as epic as Lost Odyssey, but in it's own right it was a great game.

MrNinosan322d ago

Lost Odyssey is one of the best jrpgs of that era but got killed because it was bought up and released on the "wrong" console.

repsahj321d ago

Is there a chance that Lost Odyssey will be released on PS5? I really want to play it and Blue Dragon, too.

autobotdan321d ago

Both games are owned by Microsoft

andy85322d ago

Great game. The 360 had some really good turn based games back in the day. Absolutely loved Lost Odyssey too. I think they are both Sakaguchi creations.

ZwVw322d ago

Correction. Both Blue Dragon & Lost Odyssey (as well as Infinite Undiscovery) started off as in-house developed projects that went third party after MS killed off their Japanese development studios.

andy85322d ago

Doesn't really have anything to do with what I said though 😂 Sakaguchi wrote them both

Hofstaderman322d ago

This game together with Lost Odyssey, The Last Remenant and Tales of Vesperia convinced me to buy a 360. This game made my 2007 which ended off with mass effect.

CrimsonWing69322d ago

Honestly, a fantastic game, especially if you were a fan of old-school JRPGs. I hate that this genre rarely can come back to these roots.