Famitsu Japan Game Charts 2008-10-20 / 2008-10-26 and Sales
Nothing but the usual Wii,DS,PSP,and PS2 games selling in Japan.
i agreed. I cant help but noticing that 6900 xbox 360s were sold and only one software for 360 is 43rd on the list (or is it 43rd?)
Tenchu 4 bombed hard, bad news for hardcore gaming in Japan. - Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia not too bad but I expected a little something more about 25k since it sold 41k in its first day. - PS3 is almost dead in Japan, I really hope White Knight Chronicles has a lot of success, the game apparently deserves it. - Wii Music hasn't sold the half of its first shipment yet.
Wow, the 360 numbers actually increased and without any game releases very impressive Edit: my bad didnt realise, its just that the VGchatz Japan had the 360 at 3400 last week and since this story is from the same place thought they were similar
increased? it looks more like a decrease to me. http://www.n4g.com/industry...
Should you have been posting for the week of the 13th and not 29 september?
And it scored lower than Too Human
Overall: Console : PSP 67,000 NDS 26,000 Wii 25,000 PS2 7,500 Xbox 360 6,900 PS3 4,100 Darn... The Xbox 360 is selling more software than the PS3 and almost as much as the PS2 in Japan. This is getting crazy.
that will bost the sales back up to 13-117 consoles again :) i expect white knight to atleast sell 100k first week in japan, and atleast 30-50k ps3s
I am surprised the 360 is still out selling the PS3. LBP might help but according to the article the DSi is out on Saturday might hamper sales.
Both the 360 and the PS3 are doing badly in Japan but I have to hand it to the 360. They're still holding on. C'mon Sony, pick it up!
Be a gamer, not a hater. ¬¬
360 beats PS3 another weeks even though not by much but still rather dissapointing , lets see what LBP can do for PS3
With 80gb of space. Why would people but an inferior version of a console at the same price? GTA and LBP come out next week in Japan. The 360 is going to get thrashed and lose the rest of the year. Then WKS will put the PS3 on Wii like levels for awhile in Japan.
PS3 will definately win big next week, but 360 will be back on top on the 20th Nov when Last Remnant comes out.
Honestly I don't know that the 360 sales are truly up in Japan or if they are just staying consistant. What I do see is the PS3 sales are slumping badly. Is this just an economic hic-up or is this actual reflection of consumer confidence for the PS3 in Japan now? I am starting to believe the later might be true.
Next week you can get a bundle with LBP. Do you want to buy the machine now or wait a week and get a free game?
Next Gen sales are not healthy in Japan. It seems our Japanese folks are content for the time being with the Wii, PSP, and DS. 360 beating the PS3 is the smaller picture. At this point ... they are less than 10,000 units sold for both machines. Need a healthy injection of quality software to boost sales!
PS3 is getting worse. I know people may believe that it is due to the upcoming release of LBP bundles, but there is no excuse for the console to be selling so low, with or without LBP. Its a Wii/DS/PSP world over there.
...the Japanese aren't ready for HD gaming :-D -Squall
lol Looks like we got another FF character on n4g. So far I've seen Jecht,Wakka,Cloud,Noctis,and now Squall.
What the hell is going on with the ps3 in japan. I just don't get it.
think on this way you live in Japan and want to get a PS3 you can get a 40G PS3 right now... but you know there is a better IP(80GB) with a GT5P game and same price as 40G or you can pay a little more to get LBP 80G bundle with TWO Dualshock 3 are you going to buy 40G PS3 now or wait for a week to get better IP?
So, people are waiting for an extra 40GB hard drive? is that what you are saying? ask around... most people have to upgrade their PS3 hard drive anyways... thanks to the mandatory installs.. most people do... so, why are they waiting for something they still have to change?... I do not think is that... the truth is that people in japan realized that Sony promised a ton of things when the PS3 launched.. and delivered very little... while the Xbox 360 delivered more games than what most people every though it would... People are simply waking up... just like Americans did... Sony abused their fanbase support... and now people are simply disappointed...
I don't think its got anything to do with the newer model coming out, that hasn't slowed the sales in the past. I think Sony will have a good week there next week with LBP but im starting to think Japan have lost the plot.
Why do people say C'mon Sony release WKS? Seriously I don't remember Sony picking a release date for that game. Sony didnt make the game... shout at L5 for once.
Anyone notice that the ONLY PS3 title in the top 30 was NBA Live 09?! That just defies logic in so many ways.
It looks like hardcore gaming is dyeing in Japan. As a PS fan, i am very disappointed with the PS3 performance in Japan the last couple of months not so much the fact that it gets outsold by the x360 but the fact that its been averaging around 3-6k a week. SCEJ really should pull up their socks. Very disappointed in them. I am still waiting for my 11 unannounced Japan titles.
If LBP do not help the PS3 pickup in japan.. nothing will... I mean.. seriously; it seems like Japan gave up on the PS3... even I do not believe how bad the PS3 is doing in japan...
like all things small, portable, and cutesy. That would explain the success of the Psp, DS, Wii and Ipod. They dislike big, chunky behemoths That would explain the ps3 sales. Of course, I am just speculating.
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