Here are the hardware sales for Japan, week starting 23rd April, straight from Media Create. DSL 255,971 Wii 102,522 PSP 33,860 PS3 12,791 PS2 12,584 Xbox360 3,162 GBM 630 GBASP 495 GC 167 DS 92 GBA 0
why are we interested in this junk?
because this is a gaming site, and this is gaming news.
i was going to say the same thing to him
I love my 360 and my PS3 - it hurts to know that neither one is really selling well in Japan! Keep hope alive my boys....lol ;)
the ps2 ? wow...The sales are slowly picking up steam. Good news.
PS3 has beaten the ps2 every week except two (last week was one of them)
Japan sure do like there own products. But if things were the opposite so we hated there products and loved our own...they would b ruined. Ive always admired them, but they seem kind of blind to products that they dont produce themselves. Or, simply its them stating our products are old tat lol.
Thats a fact. I mean they make it and they know how effective and reliable it is, why wont they buy it ? I think other reason as to why the 360 is not doing so well is the vibe surrounding it as not been too reliable. ie. RING OF DEATH
Very untrue, the "ring of death" happens everywhere in the world, not just Japan, if it had a big effect on sales, we would have seen it all over the world. But I think the main reason is the culture and taste difference. Xbox have a lot of FPS's while the Playstation has more Japanese RPG's. Microsoft have picked this up and started to release more Japanese-like titles like Blue Dragon. As more Xbox japanese style rpg's are released, this gap will close. Or maybe it will never close, who cares (except MS and Sony).
i always thought this was INDUSTRY news, not gaming news ....
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Japanese people must have one DS lite in the bathroom, one in the kitchen, one in the living room, one in their bedroom etc etc.. 255K jeez...
Nintendo gives away a car with it. This goes to show it's about making great devices for the market you want to capture. Why sell AC units to people in freezing weather. Great job Nintendo.
at least the xbox360 and ps3 is beating the gba!! seriously the problem for the ps3 in japan - an area where it should do well - is the lack of new games releases. even the games that we see here aren't released in japan. nothing revolutionary but only time can solve this problem. i suspect that a lot of ps2 sold are actually replacement for old consoles that have broken down.
even 360, ps2, ps3, and psp combine can't even compete with just the Wii... and this is only one week. 225k my god that's insane and they still have a shortage...
plenty for them, they should send some of there stock over here where its needed and would sell just the same
DSL? Is the Japanese gaming culture getting into the the online thing after all? I mean I have a DS, but I still do not understand why everyone in Japan has one. I mean do they rather play a DS at home instead of a CONSOLE? It takes me 2 hrs, to and from work and I get on 3 types of transportation so my DS and PSP suites me well, when I'm not reading the Metro.
But the Japs love the gimics. They love Pokemon, they love whacky names (Wii?), and they love Miyamoto. No doubt that the Wii and DSLite bring something new and fresh to the table but even fresh food gets stale. Considering the lack of software for the PS3 now, the Wii should be selling 200K.
i always hear that the psp is a failure but it sells better than consoles in a lot of places the only problem is that is like people eat ds for breakfast or something.
they only say psp is a failure when putting it next to the DS. Sony, of course, talked up the psp as the future and Nintnedo handheld killer. Everyone will buy it and Nintendo will be crying because they don't own the handheld world anymore(exaggerating of course). As we know this did not happen. DS has over twice as many users and is still selling more then they can produce and PSP got a price cut not by sony wanting but because realtors told them to do it or they won't sell it. So PSP in no way is a failure, well only when compared to the DS. It's more like the first xbox just there to make a splash and get people to know it's name.
Too bad the 360 is not selling big time in Japan. Very weird that there are "only" sold 12k PS3's...
It'd be interesting to compare these sales with those in US and Europe. No way Nintendo has THAT kind of margin everywhere! Those are some ridiculous numbers. The Wii looks like it would sell more in two weeks than the 360 would all year (a month and a half for the PS3's year). Seriously should have bought some Nintendo stock...
You make it sound as if the PS3 is leaning the 360 have a large margin. Did you notice the difference is on the thousads.. not 10th thousands... It's great that Sony is wining in Japan against the 360.. but that does not make it a winner when you see numbers like 102,522. Both the 360 and PS3 are losers in Japan. By the way, considering that the 360 is selling well in (i.e. US) how long do you think it will take for the PS3 installbase to surpass the 360? It seems as if the PS3 is sinking further under the 360 as the 360 installbase goes highter. The PS3 needs to be selling millions more than the 360 and the wii if they are planning to deliver on their promise of world domination of 100,000,000 + consoles.
ANYTHING the 360 sells is always POSITIVE over there, as Opposed to the Market Leader Sony, in which after 10 years is loosing its grip. -One is Declining -The other is sloooowly crawling up.(yes even if its a slow crawl) The 360 does not have strong Expectations such as Market Leader SONY. specially in Nintendo's and Sony's back yaaaard. It is, what it is..for now, until things pick up.
I have a PS3 and i've played the Wii on several occasions. Besides the Price point. The Wii has ZERO games worth buying. I dont understand where or HOW in the world the Wii got hyped so high? Its auctally a pretty lame excuse for a console overall. Software/Hardware/Gimmicky Controls? Am i the only one to see these truths?? I would never buy a wii, its a waste of 250$.
for I too think its a ridiculously over priced Gamecube rehash with only one game worth buying!
i swear ppl were talking of it dropping to lows of 5000.
No GBA's sold? These numbers are off... Not one Japanese person bought a GBA??? Come on... Oh, and liquifiedart...you're right. It will die out very soon because of those factors. It was a gimmick to begin with...and wii sports was NOT that fun at all. I had little to no fun playing it. I do love Warioware though...YAY!!!
Ouch sony, wow nintendo hmmm microsoft.
wonder why the japs like the Lite so much? I guess maybe because the price. Those cheap, smart bastards.
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