The latest Media Create data is in and it shows that the PS3 has sold a mere 4,800 units for week ending October 17. The 360 outsells it yet again, this time by 1,200 units whilst Wii, DS, PS2 and PSP show then both how it should be done.
The Japanese are aware of the LBP bundle and they are holding out.I congratulate them on their lucky purchase
LBP will sell like mad. Who the hell would buy a normal bundle when in 1 (or 2) week, a LBP bundle will come out.
but still ps3 executives in that country should be fired!! they handled ps3 all year very poorly!!!
Don't they think there may be a reason sales are so low.... Hmmmm could people be waiting on a certain bundle. A Little Big Planet bundle. If the sales are like this a few weeks from now there will be a problem. Although I highly doubt that will be the case.
6 weeks on the trot. We'll see if you are right in 2 weeks time. Even so, the 360 has outsold the PS3 even without any games released. EDIT Just checked these are Famitsu numbers not media create, just thought you would like to know.
Emmo, and the PSP outsold all consoles combined. Anyway, these numbers were expected. Sony will hopefully do better in Japan but if not, then obviously someone needs to get their asses into gear.
Yep, I hope there are some good games to follow, I have 2 PSP's but the only game that I have bought in a while is BUZZ. Edit @Ultimolo I hardly ever turn on my Wii although I suppose i'll have to give in and get Wii Fit sooner or later. PSP get's load of use as a UMD player and a few games. The wife loves her DS.
Lol, two PSP's. Nice! :) I'm planning on getting one and a Nintendo DS as well as a Wii. I haven't bought a handheld console since the Game Gear and GameBoy. I am so far back. :/ edit: I hope the same thing doesn't happen when I get the Wii. xD I actually want No More Heroees and a few other games though. Yep, the DS is popular.
156,000 PSPs? Wha... Now let's turn this how the 360 vs ps3 war goes. The PSP cant mess up it's lead over the DS. Regardless that the DS is something millions ahead in install base. Just like how the 360 is murdering the PS3 despite the 1 million lead it has.
OMG @ the PSP numbers, wtf happened there? Was there a new game out, or is this the introduction of the PSP-3000?
If Xbox 360 is dead in Japan, then what makes the PS3 if it's getting outsold by it, a zombie? >:3
It's sorta like Elvis, he continues to sell beyond the Grave.
that is exactly right. it's laughable that people keep saying Sony needs to do something as if they can snap their fingers and devs will whip up an RPG... Sony will be happy with the PSP that's for sure
Lets see, powerful Sony.. PSP: 156,000 Ps2: 7,800 PS3: 4,800 Nintendo Wii: 25,000 DS: 34,000 Microsoft 360: 6,000 rounding up..lol As you can see in overall marketshare microsoft sucks. In North America Microsoft has the worst overall marketshare every month. Not next gen marketshare, OVERALL. And in Europe the same thing. Why? Because they sell only one piece of hardware with hardly enough sales to hurt SEGA. LMAO. 360 = SEGA
Spin those numbers all you want. Japanese aren't waiting for crap. The PS3 just isn't popular in Japan. Deal with it. Bottom line is the 360 has been outselling the PS3 for 6 weeks straight worldwide now. Even in Japan of all places. Who would have thought? Wheres all the Sony fanboys now? You guys were jumping up and down earlier in the year claiming the 360 is dead. Yet it's still here, still selling hardware, still releasing new games. Oh BTW thanks for taking 2 bubbles in 2 weeks. I still got 4 left. I'll be here all week :p
Everyone knows I have one account on N4g. I have been on N4g since last September. Eagle21. Anyone that has more than 1 account on N4g should be banned. This is my third avatar picture change. I might go back to my first so you can remember. So I hope that clears that up. What I said is the truth. Let's talk overall marketshare in any region and microsoft fanboys run and hide. Simple as that. Microsoft has 13% overall marketshare in America. Sony has 38% and Nintendo around 51% in America. Let's not even go there in Europe or Japan. Deal with that buddy. The bottom line is 360 is in last place by millions in japan. Deal with that. They got their asses outsold quick by both Sony and Nintendo after a 1 year lead. Japan doesn't want 360. Had Square released those medocre RPG's on PS3 instead, Microsoft would be back to selling the 200-1100 they used to sell. Deal with that. Are you the same pimpdaddy who had "look at my bicep" muscle shot avatar a year ago? You sure sound like it. I remember you. I used to have 8 bubbles that were stolen by who knows. You don't hear me crying about it.
Well, then take a report for that being offensive.
esp for the PS3 but i think it has more to do with the current world eccono crisis than game release.People have more important things to worry about that buying consoles. Right now. The x360 is the cheapest and have more JRPG than the PS3. @Kingmal. The PS3 will be the eventual winner not just in Japan. We all know this. X360 on the otherhand we knew never really had a chance this gen especially in Japan. Perhaps next gen. Its the reason why most PS fans like myself always considered the x360 to be dead in Japan and not just the usual numbers it was putting out before.
What's the use in even arguing with a brokedown fake pimp? Can you please provide some facts or data to dispute the fact 360 is bleeding in Japan? 360 has so much "catching up" to do in Japan it's ridiculous. The 80GB PS3 will be out soon enough. This article fails because it never explained how it came to this conclusion about PS3. No facts or data to explain why or how. The lowest 360 went was 180 units in one whole week. I think that's the all-time record low. LMAO Wasn't your screenname different? The letters or something? I think you might be the one with multiple accounts.
While it is very clear that the 360's numbers in Japan are low, the PS3 only has a million and change more. Last gen the Playstation 2 held over 75% of the market worldwide. So far this gen Sony has lost much of the market they held. I'm fairly certain just about anyone can commend and has respect for what Sony has done with the Playstation brand. It is more than obvious that Sony isn't going away anytime soon since they are still selling plenty of PS2's and PSP's, but the Playstation 3 isn't selling as well as Sony would like. With a new game release it isn't horribly uncommon for the 360 to pull ahead for a week, but 6 weeks in a row outselling the PS3 isn't a good sign for Sony in their home territory. -Death
Could it be japan doesn't have any damn stock? If they're releasing a new console is it conceivable that there just isn't any to buy? We don't hear about it because Sony doesn't go on the media circuit claiming "Shortage!"
"Don't they think there may be a reason sales are so low.... Hmmmm could people be waiting on a certain bundle. A Little Big Planet bundle. If the sales are like this a few weeks from now there will be a problem. Although I highly doubt that will be the case." Yeh thats the reason, lol. No doubt it will be a good game i believe u on that part. But to say the ps3 sales are low is because ppl are waiting 4 a bundle>? No doubt it will spike sales....for a week. Dont forget ppl said the same about mgs4 and gta4.
"I'm planning on getting one and a Nintendo DS as well as a Wii. I haven't bought a handheld console since the Game Gear and GameBoy." Ahh they were the days...The game gear being 4 times more powerful than the gameboy, everybody thought it would trounce the outdated graphics of the gameboy. Boy how they were wrong. Goes to show more grpahics doesnt always mean better (plus it took 8 batteries that lasted 2 hrs...that couldve been the problem too...but hey it had better graphics!)
Ps3 sales will pick up when LBP releases! No need for anyone to think anything different. Ps3 sales could hit 400,000 - 500,000 considering all the great reviews it's getting. You never know... you might have existing owners trade their Ps3's in for the bundle just to have the game, a bigger HDD, and the Dual shock 3! So the sales could be even higher.
Let the spin begin.. Every Sony fan will be here soon to make some really lame attempt to explain away what the rest of us already know. No price cuts, nothing fantastic to play, and few JRPG's. Not hard to see why they are declining when they are doing so little for their consumers over there...
You'll conviently disappear when LBP is released and the subsequent articles come out saying "Largest increase in sales in PS3 history" I think you have the "lame attempt" covered nicely.
And another "just wait" comment
Last I checked both were doing pretty horrible there. So you're basically bragging because the 360 is doing a tinge better than sony? I agree with Armyless that LBP will increase in sales and I also think WKC will do the same.
Yeah, just wait...
Yeah, just like MS had to wait for their spike.
So if lbp and wk cause sales to rise can 360 owners say "it's only because a Jrpg was released "need big game to get higher sales than the 360" etc all the type of comments we've been hearing for 2 months. *2 months going back to the first time 360 beat ps3 before this 5 week run.
You could say whatever you want GAM71. The Wii has been king in Japan all year followed way behind by both the PS3 and 360. PS3 has topped the 360 for probably more than %75 of the year I would say. So when people say just wait for "X Game" to come out they are assuming sales will go back to normal for the PS3 and 360. People are also banking on LBP and WKC to do well in Japan and therefore increasing sales of software and hardware.
360 is doing well. The 360 has been beating the PS3 for 18% of the year so far in Japan. But why are the PS3 sales so low? It must be people waiting for the LBP pack next Friday in Japan. If it is not that the RPG boom is still going on.
LBP is going to sell some consoles, but I do not think it will be as big as people think. We'll have to wait and see. My guess is that GTAIV will sell almost as many in the first week. WKC is the next really massive PS3 game. That will shift loads of consoles, but that is not till 25th Dec.
Since you already know the future with your crystal ball, can you tell me when Sony gets out of last place? You already know games that arent even out yet are good so you must be from the futur to know this.. Dont get me wrong WKS is the ONE game for PS3 I wanted since launch, I am not just going to assume its great though,thats what fanboys do. After Lair,Haze and a couple of others that people like you hyped as great I have decided to wait until its actually out.. Sadly if it does get one bad review I can see you guys coming up with hundreds of excuses as to why other than the game has flaws.
Captain Sony, you know why Sony is in 3rd place? It was because of their arrogance and the fact that people were so damn impatient when it came to delays that they just gave up on the system. You're acting as if the PS3 will never succeed and it's going to stay in 3rd place for eternity or something. Um...okay, sure. I think the only reason why the 360 outsold the PS3 is because of the fact that there's still a lingering effect with Infinite Undiscovery and other rpgs that came out as well as the pricecut. Time will tell whether LBP moves consoles or not over there. You're also neglecting the fact that both systems are doing badly overall, when comparing them to the Wii. the DS, the PS2, and the PSP. Emmo: Yeah, the price is an issue but hopefully people would look pass the price point. I think that's what Sony's betting on-that people would see the value of a PS3. Hopefully that strategy works out for them.
@ Captain Sony I think I said my guess, although thinking about it my crystal ball just gave me this weeks lottery numbers. @Ultimuolu I agree, Sony thought with their track record in Japan would stand them in good stead, so concentrated on making western style games. I am sure they will do something to change this in the next year, but they still have the cost problem in the current economic crisis.
"WKC is the next really massive PS3 game. That will shift loads of consoles, but that is not till 25th Dec. " Funny how I do not see a single " I guess" in that statement which is what I was refering to.. You already know its a huge success so how come you dont know everything else from the future? Yeah you dont so stop trying. That was my point. If you want to respond do so on what is actually said, not how you want to spin it. @ultimou, I know why and I stated why they are in 3rd.. Whats your point? I didnt say they would stay there forever. Just that they are there now. Sorry you couldnt handle the truth but thats not my fault. Your entire post was a waste of time because it had nothing to do with my post. I am also not forgetting that 360 is having just as hard of a time. Thats part of the problem in itself... We have a really good console in its home town being bested by an American console that has faulty hardware.. You dont see any problems with that? You dont think its odd that many people are now using MS as a defense for Sony when anyone with half a brain knew day 1 that MS would NEVER do well in Japan, yet you pull them up to try to excuse Sony's poor PS3 sales like you have some kind of valid point. We all know Sony is leagues ahead of MS in almost every single way.. MS was expected to do poorly Sony was not. So thats not a valid argument at all. I love though how I state a simple fact thaty Sony is in 3rd and you try to spin that into me saying something else. I never said they were stuck in 3rd. Try to post on whats actually being said not what you want to be said. Take every sentence for what it says and stop adding hidden meanings that are not there.
I like how people think LBP is going to be a savior, it is going to sell 3 trillion consoles blah blah blah. Now i understand alot of people thought the beta was awesome, but i know alot of people didn't think it was all that. I am sure you will see a small increase in PS3 sale's. But it will not be like people think...
Perhaps you should read what I said. I said you're "acting" as if they're going to stay in 3rd place forever. My point is that 360 sales are nothing to brag about, especially when Nintendo is king in Japan at the moment. That's all. Not going through that wall of text.
Truth of the matter is that with the new bundles coming out, and the excitement around them, coupled with the PS3's large price, capital problems around the world, and no games before these bundle... it shudn't surprise anyone that the PS3 is selling badly. it's no rocket science... but wow at the PSP... it outsold everything else combined... by around double.
what is that a month and a half straight now? It's ok, Sony will sell millions of consoles whem WKC and LBP come out right? right? Probably not. Sony needs to cut the price.
I do think the PS3 will sell well with WKC, but from everything I have read they can't afford a price cut. And you can bet 360 will have another price cut next year, plus there are loads of rumours about 360 Slim.
that just shows how desperate 360 owners are. they outsell the PS3 by a whopping average of 2,000 units and it's the second coming. it's funny how the install base is four times the amount that the 360 is and the PS3 did that it 2 years, not 3... enjoy it while it last, but i'm telling you, you are setting yourself up for a fall and i'm sure there are members here who will make sure you know it
Cliffbo, And it's funny how bad memories sony fans have. They forget for the past 5 weeks they've been saying next week. They forget they were the ones saying the 360 will never outsell the ps3 in japan for one week, for 2 weeks, for 3 weeks etc. They don't (or probably do) realise how big an achievement it is for the 360 to even get off bottom place in japan. And sure some 360 fans are setting themselves up for a fail but they can follow the example set by ps3 fans by ignoring their past comments and spin it in the hope no-one catches on.
by the same logic, weren't ps3 fans insulting the 360 when it was selling it by about 3k, like it has most of the year, with the 360 selling at around 2k a week and the ps3 5k? Kinda goes both ways. Any way you want to spin it, truth is that the 360 selling in japan is an achievement on it's own. And it can only lead to better things, more competetion in this market the better.
i dont care what anybody says, both the ps3 and 360 is selling crap in japan when u compare it to the sales of the ds/wii/psp.
Problem is the xbox went through this drought since it was introduced...this hurts ps3 even more since it was perceived as the dominant hd console in japan...sadly it looks like both are struggling as usual....tough times for the ps3 no doubt.
I'm not a fan of the PS3, but who cares? Sales are Sales Really depends on the content and features of the console. But price aswell Wii, DS, PS2 and PSP sell well cause they are cheaper..common sense.
no sales= no games for the platform. thats why sales matter.
...And Nintendo continues to destroy both consoles over there. But the PSP kicked ass this week.
I just don't think there is software out for the PS3 right now in Japan to create a spur in sales. I don't think GTA IV is it. LBP might do the trick but its gained for attention in NA and EU than Japan. 360 had Tales and Infinite to boost sales!
Well, western games in Japan are starting to gain some ground so don't count LBP out yet. :)
LBP has been tracking at about the same sales as GTAIV on Amazon Japan, not sure how this will relate to real sales, but it is very interesting.
Is a large amount of RPGs. Besides that, it has everything that the 360 has as far as games are concerned, and in some cases more. Maybe the price of the console is a much bigger factor than people want to believe. The 360 has done well with RPGs, but up until Vesperia, most of them only caused a blip in 360 sales, and never put the 360 over the PS3 for over a month, let alone a few weeks. The interesting thing here is that even though the 360 sales are dropping, PS3 sales are dropping even lower. It seems as though most of our friends on the East side just aren't ready for HD gaming. And Sony's PS3 is suffering because of it. We'll have to see if things can turn back around for them.
PS3 sucks! period..
ps3 sucks donkey [email protected] lol. just kiddin.
lol what was the point of that?
Wow...Suck to be that console.
Wow, look at the PSP. That's a HUGE spike.
pre price cut i didnt see the same microsoft fans talking about how ps3 must be winning since its been beating the 360 all year even at a higher price. if you take the 6 weeks of good microsoft numbers. you have to accept sony ps3, ps2 and psp beating the 360 the past 8+ months.
Absolutely, but did anyone really believe 360 could beat PS3 for 2/3 weeks let alone 6 weeks. I did not. 360 is now likely to beat PS3 for AUG/Sept and Oct combined, unless the LBP bundle flies off the shelf on release day.
ive noticed in the Japanese store on my ps3 sub-account has loads of psp downloads. They even have metal gear for psp & a bunch of rpgs. See for yourself.
THE JAPANESE IS ALWAYS HARD ON FINDING A STRIDE IN VIDEO GAMES RPGS ARE THEIR FAVORITES SO WITH WHITE KNIGHT CHRONICLES THAT WILL HELP OUT ALOT WELL THAT AND A HOLIDAY PRICE CUT SEE ONE OF THE HARDEST DECISIONS TO MAKE IS TO PURCHASE A PS3 BUT WHEN YOU DO MAKE THAT PURCHASE YOU COME TO WONDER HOW THE H^LL YOU HAVE LIVED WITHOUT A PS3
...and very low numbers for the 360. Neither are even close to doing 'well' by any measure, it just so happens that the 360 sold a handful more.
So wait till next week again?
Was anyone anywhere expecting this to happen in Japan? errrr.... year of the ps3, anyone? uh ... uh... wait til next week, anyone? ... unstoppable ps3 momentum, anyone? I am flabbergasted, confused, astounded, astonished and perplexed. PERPLEXED, I said! Is this really happening in Japan? What's that I hear in the distance? ...wait til next week? .... LBP, you say? Ok, wait til next week then, right?
Dont you think some people allready interested in that game would buy their consoles by now......of course they would...to play games like mgs4<which they are practically giving away>.
I love Japan! They finally joined the program...yeay I might just make it to 6 weeks, sure I'm 2 years behind the PS3...and the ...Wii...but...*sigh*...here we go again (RRoD)