DSi - 57,401 PSP - 54,148 PS3 - 22,825 Wii - 17,276 DSL - 8,408 PS2 - 5,246 X360 - 4,849
The early numbers weren't far off this week.
BEFORE the PS2 price cut! XD
I am not sure if Japan is having a price cut for PS2 too.
03/02-03/29 X360 Week 1 - 14994 X360 Week 2 - 8378 X360 Week 3 - 5441 X360 Week 4 - 4849 X360 Total MONTH - 33656 Units 03/02 - 03/29 PS3 Week 1 - 39835 <---- More than X360 for the MONTH PS3 Week 2 - 28014 PS3 Week 3 - 25435 PS3 Week 4 - 22825 PS3 Total for Month - 116109 Difference - 82453 in PS3 favour
That is interesting, if you take into account USA and Japan together the xbox and the ps3 are roughly even, perhaps the 360 has a slight edge. The defining wordwide factor here is Europe.
i laugh much in 360 lose for ps2....... ( old generation ftw!!!)
MS has done a good job selling 1mil 360's in Japan, but looking at the current numbers i really wonder; Was it worth paying so much $$ for all the JRPG's or other Japanese exclusives for that matter?
I think the main goal of Microsoft this gen was to penetrate the Japanese market just a little, just enough to make a brand name, in a sense that initially with xbox it was down right rejected by Japanese, so they made sure the Japanese atleast know what the 360 is and may be next gen they can penetrate a bit more, so Japanese people will know oh so the 360 had good/bad RPGs.
"Japanese atleast know what the 360 is and may be next gen they can penetrate a bit more, so Japanese people will know oh so the 360 had good/bad RPGs." But it will not change the fact that it's still not Sony or Nintendo. Heck, maybe even a new Japanese console that launch could do better than the 360. All because it's Made in Japan.
MS could in fact penetrate the Japanese market with a market share worth writing home about but to be honest, I think it will never happen. The Japanese culture truly supports their own ventures and as long as there are two other Japanese consoles and handhelds to boot, there will be a very minute space set aside for a Western game console. IMHO it would have just been better for MS to stick with Europe and North America and forget Japan all together. 1 million consoles in 4 years is a drop int he bucket and for all the money they have spent on marketing for that 1 million, there are many other places that money could have gone and become more productive.
You need to remember there's around 50,000+ US troops in Japan. I reckon the 360 sales spike because of the change of guard in japan from US troops. these sales are probably the pure jap sales.
"Japanese atleast know what the 360 is and may be next gen they can penetrate a bit more, so Japanese people will know oh so the 360 had good/bad RPGs." See thats the thing though. Most people still do not know what the 360 is here, especially kids. I have asked the children I teach numerous times which consoles they have and/or want. Every time I ask about the 360, more than half the class stares at me in confusion. I doubt this will change in the future. Especially with Sony and Nintendo in the game.
tally up the amount of ps3 sales in japan last month and compare it to NPD sales in america last month?i'm tired this evening and don't wish to look for it. could someone tell me what these numbers will be when FFXIII demo hits later this month in japan for ps3? could someone tell me why a next gen system like 360 is selling less than ps2? a........NINE YEAR OLD SYSTEM?! could someone tell me when we are going to hear about exclusive games for 360 this year?it's almost half a year already.why are 360 gamers waiting for exclusive games now?who's waiting now? thanks. apocalypse................... ....
Do you have a 360? If yes then wait till E3, most probably there will be something for fall. If not then it shouldn't concern you.
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Especially up against a Nintendo handheld. Good PSP sales = More PSP games = My PSP happy :)
I'm not really surprised, since psp sales in Japan were about 3.5 million last year, while the NDS had about 4 million units sold. The NDS only took over in the last quarter of '08 when the DSi came out, kind of like the PS3 lead over the 360 until MS made the price cut. I have to agree though, I'm really looking forward to some of those psp games this year; the two games by Level-5, FF Dissidia, Parasite Eve: 3rd Birthday, Kingdom Hearts birth by sleep, Class of Heroes etc. Looks to be a good year for gaming on both handhelds.
it seems that since everyone in japan has a wii they are starting to pick up a ps3 now good deal. I think if nintendo released a ds with nothing new on it and gave it a new name the japanese would still buy it.
Nintendo already did that, it is called DSi. The PSP is giving a pretty good fight, no more of that utterly crap "Teh psp is doooomz".
I dont think you even know what the DSi is or what it comes with. It isnt the same DS. Really no different than what Sony does with the PSP.
Maybe the poeple who bought 360s forgot FF13 isnt coming to Japan on 360. Hence to the drop of 360 sales. I also would guess there will be a little slowdown in PS3 sales because a lot of them would want the Cloud Black PS3 Bundle Pack.
I'm expecting a PS3 slowdown when Monster Hunter and DQ10 drop down on the Wii later this year. It might be around the time I pick up a Wii when Sin and Punishment 2, arrives after Punchout. The question in my head that keeps nagging at me is how FFXIII and Versus's sales affect PS3 sales as compared to the DQ10 and Monster hunters pushing Wii sales. I hope I find out by the end of this year, because I'm dying to play all 4 of those games.
next week - square enix agrees to be Sony's b!tch
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