Xbox 360 sales fall behind PS2 in Japan

EDGE writer Rob Crossley reports that "Sales of Microsoft's Xbox 360 continue to decline [in Japan], as the system manages to sell a mere 4,849 units [compared to the PS2's 5,246] for the week ending March 29."

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MegaMohsi3487d ago

Worse part is that this is pre-price drop, can't wait to see this weeks numbers

Anon19743487d ago

What a nutter. I suppose when you consider Japan vs the US - yeah, it is the smallest gaming market. When you consider Japan as a country in terms of the amount spent on video games per capita and the general size of the videogame industry in general Japan is one of the biggest and influential countries in the world.
To even argue otherwise may be an indication of a possible brain tumor or early onset of dementia. Or just a liar.

Quite frankly, I'm sick of Soda's crap. Why hasn't he been shut down yet? I don't care if he's pro-Sony or or still playing the Atari 2600, he's the worst kind of poster on game sites. The kind that seems intelligent yet still finds it necessary to make up outright lies to back up his comments.

soxfan20053487d ago

Unless you actually live in Japan, it's pointless to try to look at Japan numbers and relate to them as they compare to the rest of the world. Japan has always been a completely different gaming culture that the U.S. or Europe. Just look at the top 20 selling games last month for Japan. How many of those have you even heard of? Hell, how many can you even pronounce?

tda-danny3487d ago (Edited 3487d ago )

Bioo...hazzzard 5? how the fvck do you pronounce that?

Give me a break.

Resident evil5, SF4, a couple of DS games, wii fit, Resistance PSP.... Most of their top selling games in the last week of march are all over here too, don't be ignorant.

Japan and Euro numbers matter just as much as NA numbers. Dont be so elitist...

soxfan20053487d ago (Edited 3487d ago )

Pos Console Name Publisher Monthly Total
1 BioHazard 5
Capcom 428,988 428,988
2 Musou Orochi Z
Koei 163,539 163,539
3 Super Robot Wars K
Namco Bandai 159,399 159,399
4 Mario & Luigi 3
Nintendo 143,881 472,351
5 Shin Sangoku Musou Multi Raid
Koei 125,246 348,382
6 Sebunsu Doragon
Sega 117,653 117,653
7 Ryu Ga Gotoku 3
Sega 100,924 456,316
8 BioHazard 5
Capcom 97,403 97,403
9 Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G
Capcom 92,483 3,043,412
10 Kidou Senshi Gundam: Senjou no Kizuna Portable
Namco Bandai 85,844 85,844
11 Rittai Picross
Nintendo 78,495 78,495
12 Powerful Pro Baseball 2009
Konami 75,539 75,539
13 Aibou DS
Tecmo 70,170 70,170
14 Wii Fit
Nintendo 64,665 3,319,988
15 Amagami
Enterbrain 55,105 55,105
16 Wii de Asobu Pikmin 2
Nintendo 52,734 52,734
17 Super Robot Taisen Z Special Disc
Namco Bandai 49,389 49,389
18 Rhythm Tengoku Gold
Nintendo 48,766 1,658,947
19 Taiko Drum Master Wii
Namco Bandai 48,701 475,223
20 Makai Senki Disgaea 2 Portable

How many of these games even exist anywhere else in the world? Maybe 5? Besides, I never said Japan sales don't matter, I just said that they are completely different from the rest of the world. And yes, I know Bio-hazard is Resident Evil.

Uzesgelen_Goo3486d ago

i have Shin Sangoku Musou Multi Raid & Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G & Kidou Senshi Gundam: Senjou no Kizuna Portable (^_^)
and waiting to receive my Ryu ga Gotoku 3 & Orochi Z

thats_just_prime3486d ago

Wow who discovered this breaking news ? I think 05 might want its story back

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frayer3487d ago

Almost expected of a turd console...

FerretWithASpork3487d ago

Whether you like the console or not it's a pretty sad day for gaming when a next-gen console falls behind the predecessor of it's competition...

Nineball21123487d ago

Yeah, I gotta agree with you there. However, the PS2 has way more games tailored for the Japan audience than the 360 does.

Gameplay over graphics?

Gotta give Microsoft props for their efforts there though. It's not like they haven't tried to address the situation.

LoydX-mas3487d ago

Sorry to take the punch out of your comment, but when was the 360 EVER beating the PS2 in Japan?

Other than a few minor weeks here or there the 360 has always been behind in weekly sales in Japan.

The only thing that can be said about the 360 is that at least it is selling more consistently per week than last year(even in last place).

IdleLeeSiuLung3487d ago (Edited 3487d ago )

The Japanese have really wacky taste in gaming.... I mean don't everyone over there already have a PS2 by now? The PS2 has a large game library, but time to upgrade people!

It is like the country is going backwards in gaming, handheld selling better than consoles and now this.

tda-danny3487d ago

How are they going backwards? The ps3 is selling well...

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TwistedMetal3487d ago

The wii will never sell more then the ps2 becuase it used old tech at the start of this gen and ps2 used new tech back in the day. there is no way the wii will sell more then the ps2 becuase its already slowing down in sells in japan. The sony brand is gonna dominate. its like a sports record that is so high that it will never be broken.