PSInsider Writes: The numbers are beginning to show that Wii may have been beaten on it's home turf this year.
wow 6,000 indifference (i hope i di my math right) for both month. Its gonna happen just look at the monster game releasing next month, thats gonna give it a huge boost. 360 lol, didn't even have a chance. You know its funny, Nintendo is japan, use to be sony land, now that looks like it will change very soon. Well Nintendo will probally re-release a new type of Wii onto the market. Dam FF13 next month for japan, Japan is sony land after on that day.
Booyakacha! Let's keep it rollin'
I honestly thought they all sold a lot more consoles than that this year except maybe 360 which is getting a terrible beat down.
In overall international sales for all territories, the big loser has been the 360. VGChartz, which some allege overstates 360 sales, indicates that the 360's ever shrinking marketshare has now dropped below 29%. Can Natal turn things around for the 360?
"I believe we made the most beautiful thing in the world. Nobody would criticize a renowned architect's blueprint that the position of a gate is wrong. It's the same as that." Surprised much? (yes, i'm talking to you biased journos)
Damn too bad I don't live in Japan..then I'd care a little more. Still, it's pretty impressive that ANY console is outselling the Wii. I still don't believe the PS3 will outsell the 360 in NA for this year though. My friend works at Gamestop and hes deadset on buying the Modern Warfare 2 360 bundle. Me and most of his co-workers tried ta convince him ta buy a PS3, but he TRULY thks hes getting the best value and tries ta back up his claim by naming all the PS3 exclusives that jumped ta 360. I don't thk hes very smart, but then again this could be a reflection of the average joe who only looks at the initial price tag. Sad..but true. With the possibility of Conviction, Mass Effect 2, and the L4D franchise coming to the PS3, idk why someone would rather buy a 360 over a PS3 unless there some sorta Halo nut or sumthin.
Games like GT5, GOW3 and The Last Guardian can on their own move millions of consoles for sony not to talk of other franchises like Twisted Metal and Syphon Filter that have not yet made the transition to this gen. The pS1 and PS2 both sold over one hundred million consoles so it will not be to big of a surprise if the PS3 were to follow suit. The Wii needs more quality games ASAP. Lets just see how things unfold.
If we are using both Sony and MS shipped numbers from official reports then PS3 is still behind 360 by 6.5 million in worldwide sales (PS3 was at 27 million and 360 at 33.5 million at end of september). According to VGChartz difference is 7 million so in that way there isn't so huge difference in actual numbers. So it will take probably couple years before PS3 is past 360. Shipped numbers are only exact and true numbers (it is illegal to lie in official reports so only exact numbers can be used), everything else are just estimates, even NPD and other tracking services. Neither Sony and MS couldn't have sold even 1 unit more than they have shipped to retailers. And, yes, when Sony (or any other manufacturer) talks about sold units it means sold to retailers, not sold to customers. That means Sony has gotten money from unit even if it would never be sold to customer (manufacturer gets money from unit when retailer buys it, not when customer buys it). Sony can't know how many units they have sold to customers and I doubt they even care very much about that.
When Sony says sold they mean sell-through, as in sold to consumers, not shipped. http://www.sony.net/SonyInf... Read the line just above no 4. Also look at this http://www.vgchartz.com/for...
Some people are going to have a very bitter pill to swallow this year. Sony will take Japan from Nintendo and some estimates already put them past the 360 for worldwide sales this year. As far as overall sales it is really funny that MS will not disclose how many of their total sales to date had to be swapped out allowing them to double count some single 360 customers.
Return the crown to the king, happen 2 cosecutuve generations before and is not gonna change PC > PS3 > everything GAMERS FTW!!!
Anyways, I wonder if there will be any articles created to get hits out of this like they did when the 360 outsold the PS3 for only a week in Japan. -_" If one week was enough to warrant a hit-grabbing article, I'm pretty sure beating the Wii in its home turf for the total of a year is enough to warrant a hit-grabbing article too.
I have to admit, even as a PS3-centric gamer, I would have never in a million years seen this happening. Not on their home turf.
well i knew the Wii would eventually be over thrown but not this quick, infact i thought the Wii was way ahead this year of its competition.
Sony has a long way to go before anyone can say the Wii has been thrown over in Japan or anywhere. There's a lot of ground to be made up.
FFXIII and its a wrap for 2009 in japan
FFXIII is going to help PS3 dominate this christmas. Sony couldn't have picked a better title to end 2009 with a bang with in Japan. FFXIII sales and PS3 sales will prove this.
I can't wait to see how well the 250gb white ff13 ps3 bundle sells over there. I almost want to import one just for the awesome case.
Sony is simply on a roll now. :)
I wonder how the Multiplatformbox is doing in Japan. Still must be collecting dust.
And that's without FFXIII. PS3 has still two holiday season months to go, it'll definitely outsell the Wii in Japan this year. But at least Nintendo fantards can still play the profits game.
The 360 also lost to the atari 2600 in japan for 09. This article should be titled what else is new. We knew this was coming.
Maybe I'm missing something but why do u guys care so much about wats going on in Japan??? Where do you live?? LOL How does the 360 failing in Japan benefit YOU? Look, if M$ decided to drop out of the race it would be bad for gamers in the end..why you ask? COMPETITION. The better M$ does, the better Sony does. Do u honestly thk Sony would have pushed for a price drop this early if it wasn't for M$? Do u thk Sony would even care about implementing Netflix or x-game chat if M$ didn't do it first? Main point: If u thk M$ failing is good for PS3 owners..ur a retard. Plain and simple.
Because I hate ms and what crap they have brought to gaming. 1.Sh!t hardware nuff said. 2.Last gen DVD. 3.Exclusive content timed or not. 4.Live. Anytime you have to pay twice to connect in mp on your favorite game is wacky. 5.The fans. What kind of tards rally behind a monolistic empire just shows the caliber of intelligence of who we're dealing with.
" 3.Exclusive content timed or not " Sony and Nintendo have exclusive...since...well always.... Over reacting much? " 5.The fans. What kind of tards rally behind a monolistic empire just shows the caliber of intelligence of who we're dealing with." You either got their illness, or you are a spy.
@cyborg- I agree with all u said. Thats why I chose to buy a PS3. But u have admit that if it wasnt for M$ lighting a fire under Sony's ass the past 3 years, the PS3 at this point would be 400 bucks with HALF the features it has now. The 360 success is what has urged Sony to get their act together much quicker than they would have if the 360 never existed.
Sh*t! Have to agree with your argument to an extent. Competition forces evolution. I think the vitriol, and anger directed at 360 'champions' is just a response to the constant crap that they've been spewing in our direction for the last 3 years. From a mature standpoint, I hope the 360 (NOT the 720 - whole different gen wrecking ball game!!!!!) continues to provide alternatives for the less demanding consumers for years to come. From a spiteful standpoint however, I hope that the turd of a console that m.s flushed onto its consumers, who lapped it up like the diseased flies that they are, finally disappears around the u bend, and marks their retreat from console development to focus on o.s and monopolising and ripping us all off via our p.c's. (^^ Thats just my anger and frustration at the years of shat updates, being forced to pay through the nose for essential/obsolete operating systems (Yup-know it's an oxymoron), and having non-functioning installations delete stored data due to insufficient testing.(I have nothing against x-boxers really, just M.S.)
Lol, I still can't get over that 2,800. Seriously...lmfao.
@dead I do agree with the the putting a fire under Sony. But it was done at the expense of the gamer at first. And Sony would've got to the point they are now without ms. It just might have taken a bit longer. So I do see i 2 i with u. @sidar List 3 third party games for nintendo and Sony before this gen where one had more content on it. You can't exclusive multiplatform content stated this gen. Born yesterday much. And I am a spy in the house of love.
The Hardware sold in Japan From 04th Jan 2009 to 01st Nov 2009 : PS3 :1,044,310 <-------- WIN! Wii : 1,038,924 <-------- WIN! 360 :294,943 <---------- FAIL!
290k 360?? lol what happened here? here the 1 million of xbox360 sell in japan ms?
beat the ps2?
"But PS3 is 3rdZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!! SONY FAILZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ" Hmmm is it me or has it been a long time since the brokebox has recived any good news ;-D!!!!!!! I think we are all witnessing the slow death of the brokebox60 and it makes me smile ;-D!!!!!!!!!!!!!
...being 150$ more expensive then wii first 8 months and 100$ for the rest of the year
it sounds better if you say being 60% more than the wii the first 8 months and 50% more expensive than the wii the rest of the year :P
but this sales game gets boring real fast
It's a shame it took this long with so many different sku's in the three years for the PS3 to finally start rolling. It was definitely a hard and expensive lesson Sony had learn. It's also good to see something beating the Wii but I have to wonder is it beating the Wii simply because everyone in Japan damn near already owns a Wii? Anyways I hope this keeps up, I would like to see Nintendo get off of its lazy ass and start knuckling down making great games again. First task, a proper (better) Mario Kart that surpasses Mario Kart 64!
There are, as of 2009, 127.614 million people living in Japan. The Wii has sold roughly 8.667 million units in Japan. So, it looks like there are quite a few people who do not have it, n'est-ce pas? (Only 6.79% Japanese own one.)
for xbox? thatas not a fail..... ITS A HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGEEEEE FAAAAAAAIL!
I bought a PS3 for gaming. and a Wii for Wii-Fit.
thats too bad... NMH 1 & 2 Madworld Zack and Wiki NSMB WII FF CC Crystal Bearers LOZ TP LOZ WII SSBB SM Galaxy 1 & 2 Tatsunoko vs Capcom Wario Shake Murumasa Dead Space Extraction Red Steel 2 Battalion Wars Metriod Prime Trilogy oh and i bought a PS3 for the Blue Ray and my Wii for gaming
devilhunterx also bought a blow up doll and a buttplug for his sexual needs.
Isn't Sony Japanese as well?
This is simply a place for people who are frustrated to vent. Some folks have a really hard time accepting that there are 5 million more Wii consoles in Japanese homes than PS3 consoles. So when the PS3 outsells the Wii for a month or two they declare some sort of victory and come out to crow about it. Statistically the PS3 and Wii are selling at approximately the same level. But it's more fun to leave reality out of the equation.
Where's Sidar and the other Nintendo fanboys? I want them to read that and start mentioning all the core games that are on the Wii. Most of them rail-shooters. lol
The fact you actually mention my name tells something about you. Ever seen the light? It will burn for a bit but you will get used to it, now go fetch it. O btw, i dont believe in this "hardcore" - " casual " nonsense, it seems they got you good. Sheeps , you gotta love them. Btw, What the hell are you talking about, this is japan. Their taste is largely different compared to America or Europe. Famitsu ratings show this. Things like DQ can really stir sh/t up. It doesn't matter what you or I think what hardcore games are.
Funny thing is Nintendo still has some juicy titles for Japan that need to be released. Its going to be interesting for both of them. Edit: People should also consider the fact the time period we are in. Sales on both sides will rise and drop. But if they keep selling like this, they will basically move up parallel.
FFXIII vs NSMBW It should be a no-brainer which one will have the most impact in Japan.
well done sony quite shocked tbh i thought the wii would of been miles in front in japan especially i guessed wrong the new FF for ps3 should seal the win over there for ps3 vs wii
Some strong performance from Sony this year. The smaller design and the lower price seem to be just what Japan wanted.
..when i say no one i mean...it wont be like halo 3...which is the reason i own a 360
lol .. honestly do not know what will happen with 360rrrod when ffx13 is released for ps3 .. I think it will be destroyed .. lol
lets talk after NSMBWii
Should do well, but weren't Wii Sports Resort and Wii Fit + supposed to turn things around for the Wii? Also, don't mention third party stuff...
i believe the ds version sold 15 million copies...
It's freaking japan. My guess is they might win in hardware sales but software sales... they should keep dreaming. If sony beats wii this year then we all know it's for no other reason then everyone in japan has a wii now. Meanwhile Life to date in japan would probably make sony kids wince.
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