Media Create Sales: 02/16 - 02/22 (HARDWARE) DSi - 41,839 PSP - 29,552 Xbox 360 - 25,334 Wii - 16,973 PS3 - 16,149 DS Lite - 9,975 PS2 - 5,029 (This is Media Create data, not Famitsu.)
Wow good job
It's shocking really. While its a nice and rare accomplishment, it should be noted that it only outsold it by eight thousand units, when only weeks before the Wii was outselling it by several tens of thousands. It's an interesting statement on the current economic situation and the momentum that a big RPG in Japan can create.
It'll probably be shortly lived, However wii sales are starting to sink as the ps3 is also closing in on their sales. Things could get interesting in Japan.
Such a braggadocios title. Good for MS, but really...we'll all feel quite silly once Japan goes back to buying the status quo. I am actually surprised and pleased that SO boosted the box enough to outsell the other two at all. The series must be more popular in Japan than I thought.
If you wanna win in Japan, then you'll have to lock down those popular JRPGs. 360 beat Wii in Japan...wow
Whoa!! Am I seeing that right? 360 beats both Wii and PS3 for a week? Now if only they could release a game as popular as Star Ocean every week!! They still do love their handhelds though.
Fat chance of that happening, unless the game ends with Nintendo or Sony, more preferably, PSP or NDS. From this point on, 360 can expect to pick up leftover crumbs for the rest of the year.
next week 360 will be back in 3rd place
Were you the one that said SO4 would be out of the top 10 next week? I'm keepin track! Btw, the data is from Media Create, not Famitsu. Media Create data was just released.
next week 360 will be back to the bottom. Yakuza 3 will take the ps3 to the #1 spot. I predict SO4 to be in #7 spot next week.
It would not be surprise for SO4 to drop out of 10, because only 25k of new xboxes, even if they ALL got a copy of SO4 that's only accounting for 25k of the 160k (?) total sales this week. That means 135k of it went to existing X360 users. The first week is always the biggest and then it dies down, and it's safe to say that their sales will be down by alot as majority of the ppl who wants the game has already gotten it (existing users) so their user base has been saturated (the ones that wanted it).
Yes it will and all will be well in PS3 Fanland once again. I hope it makes you all feel better.
yes i did
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That was Dengkei info, this is Media Create as noted in the OP.
I can't imagine this lasting too long.
Every time the 360 has gone above 20k in Japan, it has dropped at least 50% the next week. That would put it around 10-12k. It will be interesting to see if this has legs at all. Next week we'll see the totals from the release of Yakuza 3, which has already sold north of 230k, no doubt creating a big PS3 bounce. The Wii though? What's going to bring that up?
im not really surprised but 360 fans are rejoicing
you can hear the clicks of the keyboard on "PS3 is doomed in Japan" articles coming real soon
^^^ no no, the "PS3 is doomed" articles are only in response to US numbers. When the 360 outsells the PS3 in Japan, the headlines are "The 360 turning the tides in Japan" or "Is the 360 destined to overtake the PS3 in Japan?" Where each is followed by an "analysis" of HOW this will be a constant trend going forward--seemingly ignoring all the other times it outsold the PS3 then dropped back down--and painting a picture where the 360 supplants the PS3 as the #1 HD console in the region. Yet, when that doesn't happen these articles are tucked away. Seemingly forgotten until the next big release. Then it starts again.
It's weird how different the markets are, even though the Wii is technically leading in all of them. Will Japan continue to be the harbinger of market trends? I'm guessing probably. It's all about continued big releases and the Wii just doesn't have the guns. I'm guessing we'll see some interesting developments come NPD time here in the States.
Kotaku reports-Microsoft releases crashin new game on XBLA Gamespot reports-Microsoft releases Castle Crashers on XBLA Are they not giving out the same general information?
the ps3 and wii sold around the same number. weird?
Now this is interesting.
It's actually possible that the PS3 could be ahead of the Wii for several weeks. This could be a significant moment this generation. Who knows?
Too bad that's your only game that will boost sales there all year.
Final Fantasy 13 will have on PS3 sales when it releases later this year as planned. I mean, seeing what SO4 did for 360 sales even though the Japanese are infamous for their distaste for most american products. They are however very, very fond of Apple products I hear.
Another RPG spike for the 360, it seems. Wonder how long this will last. As for the DSi, well...
The executives at Sunny would notice that JRPGs are worth the money to get as exclusive or timed exclusives. The competition is using intelligent marketing moves when they buy exclusive rights or timed exclusives. Timed or not this approach is pressing the consumers into breaking their loyally. It's not like the customer has much choice to stay with the one brand if the games that interest them are elsewhere. High failure rate be damned if you can't find your favorite games. (RPG's or action adventure) Not saying the PS brand doesn't have a good lineup, I'm pointing out that it's lacking the appeal of last gen because there are less RPG's. The bottom line is there are a lot of great games on PS3, but seriously, where are the flipp'en RPG's?
MS are only buying games because they don't want to fork out the cash to buy/run game studios any more. The problem with buying games etc is that your forking out a lot of cash straight up that you may never get a return on. Currently though the buying of games is tried and true typical MS bully tactics, they tried to buy out heaps of devs/studios that hasn't gone good for MS so they dump the studios and buy the rights to games to try and force people onto their console. The problem with that though, if the games are crap it won't work or you run out of stuff to buy or the game rights suddenly become to costly to be anyway. I really can't see MS looking to keep the 360 product going for much longer sure the Live service is racking in cash but only 17 million people paid last month as that's all that MS count on their books the money, that'll drop more so as people will start cutting out stuff that isn't giving them a ROI. You need to think about it this way, people pay $50 a year so they can send a messge/start playing new game while playing another game and that's about it really, over time people won't see that as value anymore, the kids will but adults paying their own way won't, it doesn't offer any discount on buying stuff or give you free points to help get other stuff so really it could end up being quite dear over 1 year.
I see what your saying. I have to ask. If customers are being bullied into buying a console they don't want how can that not be successful? I see it this way. If an exclusive game sells consoles that's a success. Remember games can be an addictive and expensive hobby. If console makers leverage exclusives to bring people into their console it takes away from the multi-platform market. This generates profits not by game sales but hardware sales. It also increases the market share for that product. Live has a subscription and every a new console that's sold there is a chance that gamer will pay for that service. If a system seller didn't pull new people in that subscription wouldn't exist in the first place. They might not make money off the game but if they can leverage those exclusives to gain a bigger market share. I assume a portion of these sold units can increase subscriptions. It's basically like advertising, the company pays money to get money. If you look at the sales they usually spike when exclusives launch or consoles price drops.
The funny thing is the 360 sales will go back down in a week or two but the PS3 is almost tied with the Wii now, lets see what happens next, the Wii has really nothing (not even in Japan) to shot its sales up but the PS3 does and for almost every month. But Monster Hunter could put the Wii back on top.
I think you're right. This is the unspoken story--right now the PS3, while selling only 16k consoles per week, is staying consistent and is having more and more releases in Japan while the Wii is sinking further every week.
360 is cheaper than both and has more JRPGs than both and a recent release (wasn't it bundled also?). DUH
Of course, the 360 outsold the Wii and PS3 because of SO4, and I think there were some Star Ocean 4 bundles as well. I pretty much expected the 360 to outsell the PS3 when SO4 was released, so it's no big surprise. But overrall, sales are lacking a LOT in Japan for for the PSP, DSi, and Wii compared to later months in 2008, and the PS3 is selling around it's average numbers. I guess the Wii's lack of good software lately has been a cause for it's sharp drop in sales, or maybe it's just the Japanese market has gotten saturated with the Wii and it's starting to slow down.
I am shocked! You must take into account that few people own a 360 there, so there are more gamers who could have been looking to buy one. Dang, good job no matter what xbots. Coming from a PS3 fan. Good Job. (now get back there)
Star Ocean 4 boosted the sales. Not surprising.
Lol big release or not, the fact that SOMETHING outsold the damn Wii makes me happy, and I owned the Wii too, never again though, talk about B-O-R-I-N-G!!
It's nice that Square is following their multiplatform mantra and releasing Star Ocean on the PS3 as well. What? They aren't? Seriously, this makes NO sense to me, the current RPG situation in Japan is an odd one. They could have easily had 3x as many total sales if they released on the PS3 and 360 simultaneously. Still, it's nice to see people being attached to the 360 over there. The longer we have all 3 consoles around the better for us! Anything that gets people to buy games/consoles! Because right now, the market over there is looking grim. Couple that with Eastern devs saying they need a "western" focus, and I have no idea what to make of the situation or its future.
It's because the head production manager is 360 diehard, other wise no one else in square is probably interested in the 360. The other things would be cash form MS, would be the pushing factor as Square even though selling a lot... has still lost money even in the boom years. Square says it has other RPGs that are PS3 only so maybe the end is nigh on the current RPG game set from Square, companies are wanting to go in new directions as well but don't really want to take the hit either so they are releasing a lot of squeals.
Square Enix didn't decide that, Tri-ace did. Just like Valve have said for now that Left 4 Dead on PS3 is a no no for now.
sony fanboy 1 : "its only selling so much becuase of star ocean" sony fanboy 2 ; " you lemmings need to came down, star ocean is nothing speacial" sony fanboy 3 : "lol @ the lemmings, this game will come outon ps3 later after the 360 sales flop, and cows will gets teh batter verisonz" its hilarious
It is really funny.
wow the fanboys aren't showing up :( and here I was hoping to see a bunch of idiots go at it....
Wow! That's some amazing news! Obviously it will be short lived, and in a few weeks we'll all forget it even happened. But still, Microsoft should be proud!
Better get used to it why it lasts, as it won't last. Just like the 360.
Wow, I didn't have been looking in charts for sometime (not so much free time) but is Wii just selling that low now or has it been like that for some time? I mean, the last time I checked Wii was like 35~40k, PS3 was like 10~20k and 360 was like 3~5K (excep for weeks/months with great releases were it matches the PS3 and have, if I remember right, surpassed it)... Surprising number for 360 hardware in Japan, but we all know that the problem with 360 is not moving hardware when great games come, it's when there is nothing going on and 360 keeps under 10k while PS3s with way higher price and less games (JRPGs, I'm looking at you) keep selling well over it in low months... Not a fault in 360, but Japan just won't take it for some reason. I'm still thinking about Wii through... Is it (finally) going to a halt? I hope so, Nintendo is overpricing a game cube with a new controller (some competition could bring price drop), bringing the quality of games down (for god's sake, we are more than officially in the HDTV era) and the gaming industry apart (casuals and hardcore) in only one move. Still, I'm pretty sure it's only in Japan...
Even hit 30k now that is just a shame I was expecting a whole lot more from my peoples game it only sold 25k of XBox 360 and don't try to sugar coat it considering that is still bad if this was on the PS3 it would have sold way more this is a big game such a big game shouldn't let the XBox 360 sell like this!.
.. no one reads the chart like I do... Sony(PS3/PSP/PS2) Nintendo(Wii/DS/DSi) Microsoft ... they simply act as if those other consoles don't matter to the companies... oh look, we outsold a portion of Sony and Nintendo's products... YAY! Meanwhile, we STILL can't outsell the total ammount of their products... but that's not important. I stopped caring about this pie chart long ago. It never changes, from my perspective, so why bother...
Exactly how I see it. Very true.
Because your fanboy goggles are strapped on too tight. Do you wanna add PC sales in there too?
... so what you're saying is that ANY profit made off the PS2 or PSP should be completely ignored... it's what the PS3 does that matters to Sony and only that.... is that what you're saying? ... the same goes for Nintendo. ... no. Fanboyism is putting on your green-tinted glasses and conveniently ignoring the truth. ALL those consoles put money into their respected pockets. The results of the pie rarely change enough to even bother with... but the 360 outsells the Ps3 and Wii for a wek. Fine enjoy it. But Nintendo and Sony CONTINUE to outsell Microsoft. You have to admit to that... ... oh what am I saying... you people think "as long as we beat Sony, we win..."
.... who knows... PC sales may be outperforming the 360 too...
Sorry but your argument is flawed. MS only has one console on the market, with no portables. MS is only interested in its direct compeition, as it should be. For further proof, look at the title of the article.
... the consoles you "omit" from the argument are STILL making their respected companies money. There's nothing flawed about this logic.
Probably because everybody in Japan owns a PS3 already.
this is weird coz just last week on n4g i saw an article saying that the 360 is failing in japan and the wii is skyrocketing there.... I dunno what's happening to the media these days but they have to sort this stuff out
These are the lowest Wii and PS2 sales EVER in Japan.
Reach a bit further next time, fanboys...
Go 360. Its not taking over Japan from now on, but it keeps on chipping away. Ill say it again...a slim, lower-priced 360 could surprise everyone there if they can hurry up and build it.
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