Hardware NDS | 62,409 PSP | 48,118 PS3 | 20,362 WII | 15,525 360 | 7,812 PS2 | 5,394 --------------------- DSi | 53,680 DSL | 8,729
Goodish pacing for Sony's PS3: on top of the Wii again. I can really see the release of FF13 (even ACC perhaps) giving PS3 sales not only a massive boost for that period, but on a long term note as well.
Yakuza 3 did wonders for the PS3 in Japan.
where is my share ?
But is it really surprising? Nope. The Wii has sold well and nobody can argue that but in the end, it was a spurt and will slow down in sales as time goes by but the PS3 is a bit more future proof and still looks appealing to many, even those who own the Wii. Having both you get the best of both worlds.. Waggle world and the HD world.
wow i hav to say ps3s really getting the job done in japan
You still won't get any bubbles 360 man.
lol shane! that made me lmao!
shane said it correctly...
YEAH, I THINK WE ALL JUST NEED TO SHULUP
How does one "shulup"? :-/
@above You really do not want to know. Trust me.
Im srry but Shane Kim that was freaking hilarious and yeah the PS3 is doing amazing, PSP is doing great as well
In Japan, the PS3 has overtaken the Wii while the 360 has improved from 25% to 33% of PS3 sales. Outside Japan, the Wii continues to mercilessly dominate at 200% of PS3 sales while the 360 has floundered from having a consistent 30-40% advantage over the PS3 (for the few months immediately after the price cut to $199) to more recently posting only around 5-10% sales advantage. In contrast, before the 360's price cut, the PS3 had outsold it by 30-40% for most of 2008 despite having a higher retail price. The 360's drop in sales ought to be very worrying for Microsoft. The lack of recent compelling content, the high operating cost (ie, nickel-and-dime pricing for online, wifi, hdd, etc) the surge in high quality exclusive competitor offerings like Killzone 2 and continuing severe problems with hardware reliability (unprecedented in mass market consumer hardware) might be among the main reasons.
How many weeks is that the PS3 came out on top of Wii? Did it start the first week of march or was it even so far back as february? If anyone could let me know or direct me to a link that'd be greatly appreciated.
lol ya at a whopping what 100,000? haha Japan only buys the DS
I wonder if that is a all time low for wii sales in Japan.
this is old
It might be old but it wasn't posted here at n4g. Only the software numbers were.
but the fanboys need to see their precious ps3 selling well. thats why we have sales charts from places like finland, norway and other obscure low population countries. but japan is good for them....it makes them feel good. although they hate it when you remind them that japan is no longer the second biggest gaming market. and the fact that even with a strong showing in japan. the ps3 will remain third for a couple of years yet.
King Dong, I see it bothers you :D
The reason this was posted now is because the information was only just recently revealed. You don't get the hardware and software sales at the exact same time with Media Create. On the forum I go to there's always a new Media Create thread each week, and the hardware section is always blank for a few days because they don't have or can't reveal the numbers right away. The Wii is a horribly overrated gimmick among the US crowd. I'm sick of sales fanboys sucking each other off while praising Wii every NPD. It only sells because parents in America are convinced their kids would be tubs of lard if they didn't start exercising- as if flicking their wrists all day will supposedly burn off zillions of calories. Nintendo even pays healthy-looking actresses to act like they love Nintendo products. The Japanese figured it out a while ago. For the last YEAR Wii sales in Japan have been on a very constant decline.
Aaaaaw, cheer up King Dong. At least Sales, the only first party developer MS still has, have an exclusive game coming to the 360.
This is not old. @ King Dong - Are you seriously comparing Japan's gaming market to that of Finland and/or Norway? The fact of the matter is the PS3 and Wii have sold millions of units in Japan, so it is still a major contributor to their worldwide sales, not to mention their homeland. The 360 has sold a million there as well, but it's generally ignored in week to week sales. Get over it, and be happy that the 360 has America. American =/= the world.
Regardless if I agree with it or not, the tit for tat you see here is perfectly fine, especially when the Sony fans had to endure a couple years of Xbox fans shoving 360 sales numbers down their throats. If you don't like it, then let me tell you the same thing the PS3 fans were told when they too acted like you are here... "If you don't like it, don't read it and post elsewhere."
Yeah king dong (someone obviously has adequacy issues) and it burns the asses of people like you to be reminded the US is no longer the largest territory. butterfinger, you are just going to upset him when you remind him that as soon as the sales for the US and Japan are combined, the 360 lead over the PS3 for the fiscal year into the toilet. SL1M Daddy, PS3 fans had to endure selective US sales figures and 360 fans ignoring the facts such as worldwide sales, the speed of PS3 sales worldwide versus the 360 during the same point in it's life, and the PS3 selling over 10 million consoles in a year - something the 360 has yet to do.
You're preaching to the choir bud, I am well aware of the trash talk the 360 fanboys were giving the PS3 fans. I will say that there are fanboys on both sides and there is no excuse for both rants from either party but I will admit, the sales figures we hear and how the 360 is selling so stellar and how the PS3 is doing so bad... Talk about crap. If the PS3 is selling so bad then why is it that people would boast the 360 sales since they are in fact selling a whisker less than the PS3 worldwide year around? It's just journalistic ignorance and it seems that these days are full of journalist wannabes.
SL1M Daddy, I know you are singing bass right beside me. I wasn't very clear there and meant to add to what you were saying, not correct it. My point was even in their bashing they had to be selective as the entire canvas actually painted a very different picture.
Gotchya. I think we're singing on the same page now. ;-) Edit: Looks like King Dong is still hurt... *hands KD a tissue* There, there little camper...
Let me explain a few things to you. A. You look like you are hurt/sad/depressed, because you immediately came in here to defend your precious XBOX360 without being provoked. This makes you look weak, and it also makes you look like you DO care about sales. B. I brought up the US, because that is the only territory where the 360 is really crushing the PS3. It's been argued as to whether the 360 leads at all in Europe, but the fact is after the one year head start and price cuts, they aren't as far ahead as they should be. Perhaps I should've said UK =/= Europe? C. Are you so paranoid/worried that you had to edit your post because you didn't want people replying to you after you ran out of your 3 measly bubbles? Maybe you should add something constructive to debates here on N4G instead of accusing everyone of being Sony loyalists and trolling in articles you supposedly don't care about all the time.
why does kingdom under fire2 and 360 exclusive look better than killzone 2/god of war 3ansers please .
the new version of Kingdom Under Fire is aiming for 2009 release and will be available worldwide on both PC and console platforms. i GOT THIS FROM THERE SITE... and is that too complicated for you? it means its on ps3 and 360 and pc
Can you people PLEASE learn how to spell...
Nin should never be underesitmated again. I am sure most PS3 fans would agree with me that this is not yet a trun around in PS3 fortunes in Japan just yet. In either case its great that the PS3 is doing well in Japan.
it's not the quality, the games, or the brand. It's the "motion controls" that continue(d) to sell and hype the Wii. I expected that single factor to die off just like any game would that sells system. But it's obviously different and we were all gobsmack at how it maintained it's longevity as a system seller. I think we are safe now to say that the hype has died down for the "motion control" including the Wiiboard.
PS3 - 20,362 ;-P Wii - 15,525 ;-D ;-D ChatBox 360 - 7,812 ;-D ;-D ;-D PSP - 48,118 ;) Cool...PSP is NOT a Failure, you RETARDED internet sites!!!
the battle between 2 last gen console is neck and neck... its going to be a tight race... hold on to your breath...
...3 Last gen consoles... i.e the PS2 + x(Chat)Box 360 + the Wii!!! ;-D PS2 is still a better buy than the Wii + ChatBox 360 to!!! ;) COME ON PS2!!! You can do it!!! ;-D
king dong is jelouse. Im glad when x360 owners come in here. lets me know that ps3 is whooping butt hardcore. well im gonna go play some kz2 right now. the best fps out there.
Well i have to say gratz for xbox 360 in beating the ps2. give yourself a pat on the back.
I just thought this would be a good time to bring up another article.. http://www.n4g.com/psp/News... "Why the First PSP Failed and What the Second Needs" hmmm...
wow, 360 is a ps2 killer ;P
is one of those that think America = the world. So if its Not America its not important
Not true. but 15,000 x 7 weeks is 105,000. The PS3 sold more than that in one month in the U.S. It's great they're selling more, but it's still not a lot.
The Wii defeated again? *rubs eyes* Am I seeing things?
what is newsworthy here it's not PS3 selling pretty decent, its the Wii selling like CRAP. It's not PS3 stealing Wii sales, sounds more like the Wii hype is fading away in Japan.
For the Wii's gimmick to die off(finally!) and mums and dads to finally use their own common sense. ameen
Well congrats Sony. But the sales are still a joke, 15,000? Over 7 weeks that's 105,000. Why does Japan only buy handhelds?
You are trying too hard man.
Trying too hard to what? Make a point? You nerds can click disagree all day it doesn't change the fact the PS3, Wii and 360 are getting bent over by Handhelds in Japan. You try too hard to spin everything into a Pro PS3 story. Who gives a fuc* I play the games not the sales you loser.
You play games? Then are you here with all your numbers?
I will answer your question, since he wasn't able to. Japan buys handhelds because Japan is a mobile society. There are many cases where a large family is crammed into a small house with only one TV. Handhelds make it possible for children to play what they want, when they want, and not be disturbed by those who want to watch the television. Since Japanese programs are extremely popular with the natives, junior can sit in the corner and play his Monster Hunter while mom and dad watch the drama they are hooked on. I think it is a nice way of things to be honest. Everyone is happy.
Congrats to Sony for passing the Wii again this week. I guess this means everyone in Japan owns a Wii.
Well everyone has owned 4 PS2's each in japan for the last 5 years, they still keep buying them :p I wonder what they are actually doing with them all?
PS2.. Technically, probably the best console ever made. It has everything that is needed to make a games console good. Longevity, value for money, massive library of games (the biggest on a home console iirc) and continued supported from the manufacturer.
got up on the wrong side of the coffin? calm down, no one really cares what you type unless it is a. funny b. informative 2 things that none of your post have shown. finally who gives a [email protected] if handhelds are outselling systems, the japanese are either at work or out on the town, or in arcades.
its not only you ... now we get to play sales.!!! hahaa
time to reel them in with some more JRPG's!
For Wiis eventual comeback. Then i get to post those numbers 15 times too. How many japan sales articles are really necessary? Why is it people keep overposting that crap. Not to mention the useless editorials trumpeting ps3's mediocre win. NPD comes out with the same numbers it's had for 2 years and casual gaming is ruining everything. PS3 barely inches above the wii and suddenly david has beaten goliath. it's kinda funny really.
I applaud the success that the Playstation 3 has been having recently, but I still think its a bit too early to call off the Wii. Let's see what the numbers will look like in two months.
I think we are all missing the bigger picture. The 360 finally got on top of the PS2 after weeks of failing. I can't wait for Greenberg to talk about this.
There are two things Greenberg never talk about 1. Japan sales, and 2. 2009 xbox exclusives So dont hold your breath :D
How did 360 still not sell 1 million in Japan yet? At least PS3 is starting to shine.
I wonder if the weekly PS2 sales will one day be neck and neck with the Wii sales, cuz lets face it, If Sony decides to produce PS2's for another ten years, PS2's will keep selling for another ten years. In any case the Wii will never reach the 140+ million consoles sold of the PS2, its too gimmicky while PS2 is just a solid console.
I am actually more curious as to how the 360 made a 3000 unit jump. Did MS drop the price again? XD
Are really really sounding immature/pathetic. Like you all are in a partnership with Sony... They are NOT giving you any of their profit. Please stop acting like you work for them. Same goes for the 360'ers in the US. What is with all this blind loyalty? Childish. **Note to myself - WHY do I keep checking these boards?!?!???
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