Japanese Hardware Sales Increase

Enterbrain (publisher of Famitsu) released its monthly sales data for May 2007 today, and the Nintendo fever that has struck Japan shows no signs of abating any time soon. Famitsu reported that the overall gaming market continued its forward momentum for the month, increasing more than 10% over the same period last year.

On the console side of things, the top seller was the Wii, which sold through more than 250,000 units. The Wii was followed by the PS2 at just over 53,000 and the PS3 with around 45,000 units. Rounding out the sales data was the Xbox 360 at 11,000 units and the GBA SP at a little over 2,000 units. According to this data, Nintendo platforms accounted for more than 78 percent of the total hardware sales for the month of May.

Hit the jump for the overall top 10 best-selling games in Japan for May 2007.

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ben hates you4735d ago

heck even the 360 is doing better, well at least for its standard but thats still good

kingofps34735d ago

Why don’t the Japanese gamers widen their gaming tastes and give more western games a chance. It is unhealthy to just stick with games made in that specific market in my opinion. Also, off course this is only going to grow this industry and keep it healthy for years to come.

For the time being, Sony please hurry up with more games targeted for the Japanese gaming market. Just get FolksSoul out as it is. The game is pretty solid already.

Phantom_Lee4735d ago

do u know what I noticed?
the reason Japanese games are more poplar there is because they got use to them...

I was born in Taiwan, and when I grow up, the good games are alawys RPGs,action and 2d fighting...FPS doesnt meant a lot to Asian back then...

that's why, when people grow up, they go what they are use to the most...

genericname4735d ago

"heck even the 360 is doing better, well at least for its standard but thats still good"

you mean the last gen standard?

Kaneda4735d ago

I thought Xbox 360 is awesome? what happened? I thought Xbox 360 is more powerful than PS3...why would Japanese bought inferior product...They are not buying in to Halo 3 hype?

Hydrolex4735d ago

because games are coming ! Ninja gaide is coming soon thats one reason

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