"The Xbox 360 is doing OK but not great. Certainly, Microsoft is selling enough units of its second-gen console to warrant having made the effort to try and interest the Japanese in giving the hardware a chance. But this story isn't really about the Xbox 360.
The Playstation 3 has for the first time in 16 months outsold the Wii. That's quite an achievement. Most are putting the success down to the release of Ryu Ga Gotoku 3 and Resident Evil 5, which finished first and second in the software sales chart respectively. But is there more at work here? Are the Japanese public finally realizing they need more than a Wii and their DS or PSP?"