The total hardware totals for January have been calculated. Find out which system had the most successful month in Japan.
Since the PSP had a number of significant releases (like Birth By Sleep) last month, I'm not surprised by the system's position. But it is interesting to see the PSP selling over 400,000, while the PSP go managed to sell only a little over 10,000.
the lead in japan alone that sony has will push the ps3 past the 360 easily, let alone europe says hi and north american is either equal or a little more for one or the other, sonys got this....not that i really care i just think they deserve to come out on top.....they took a risk this generation. 360 played it safe....
well the japanese have never really taken to the xbox so im not concerned. I am surprised that all of a sudden the 360 not selling in japan is big excitingnews to you. Anyway, im not surprised the ps3 is selling so well what with FF13 just released and little to nothing released on the 360 that would intrigue japanese gamers. BTW could someone let me know what the 360 usually sells a month in japan? i feel like its always about 25 thousand but im intersested in knowing exactly.
is selling its normal 35000 so final fantasy has nothing to do with it you idiot.....and yes 360 does sell 20000 a month no matter what lol in japan....geez spin much...someone must have took theyre gravol tonite, cuz your sure ready to spin.....
It's really funny people say Japan doesn't matter anymore. The PS3 sells over there almost as much as the 360 here in NA (Not too close, but still close around 50-100k). Japan DOES matter and it matters a LOT.
Japan does matter to Nintendo & Sony, and it should - they both are very popular there, and 10-20% of their worldwide sales are from Japan. It's a different story for MS. Fortunately, they have been able to sell more in other regions (especially NA) to offset a lack of sales in Japan. MS has done a great job of surviving this generation with just 2 viable sales regions (Europe & NA), while their competition has 3 (Europe, NA, & Japan).
@soxfan that's NA and UK only. just to be SPECIFIC.
@soxfan2005 You can't count EUROPE and really forget about that Region when GT5 come out cuz It'll be completely locked for that Game, I think EUROPE love GT more than JAPAN, nah, both REGIONS love the Franchise in the same way GT5 FTW!!!
360 needs to get out of Japan NOW! Thats just pathetic numbers for them.
Well, to be fair, the 360 hasn't had any real software that would move consoles in the last few months.
in japan a 360 releasing software in japan would shoot the sales to like 10000 a week lol so i hope were being sarcastic....360 is dead in japan fact...
"360 needs to get out of Japan NOW!" Why? That's like saying that McDonald's & Burger Kings's sales are so much bigger than Wendy's, so Wendy's might as well just get out of the business.
Since when is selling 25,000/month pathetic? I wish I could come up with something that would sell 25,000/month. Just because they are being outsold by the competition doesn't mean they should pull out you idiot.
If you add the 3 ds models you get the highest number, still damn impressive, DS and Wii is printing $$$ for Nintendo... but some of those are re-buys.
Great To See (Sony) Doing Well with PSP.
Like I said 360 needs to get out of Japan NOW! Yes 360 is doing well but all their plans of getting jrpg on their system have backfired. Japanese prefer a quality. The 360 has good games but their the console is faulty People talk all they want, but the PS3 is selling faster than the 360. As far as Wendy's goes their food is crap. Its only 2 of them here in St.Louis. The 360 is the like Wendy's in Japan.
While McDonald's revenue dwarfs that of Wendy's, it's still a healthy profitable business.= I'm sure the owner isn't crying himself to sleep at night in his mansion. lol So it seems you are wrong, micro doesn't need outsell their competitors in Japan. What you don't understand is that just by continuing to support the 360 in Japan this strategy is key for micro as far as keeping Japanese dev support both inside but most importantly outside of Japan. Every 360 sold in Japan is just a tiny bonus, and adds to 360 sales which have already easily outdone the original xbox. Rome wasn't built in a day. Micro could sell 5 360's per month in Japan and as long as they stick it out this gen, then they will be successful in Japan. It's like trying to sell foreign cigars in Cuba, you go in fully expecting to get your ass kicked for along time....but if you believe your cigars are just as good you never know what the future holds. Good night Sir, JOY
I agree with JOY. ALthough the 360 is getting its ass handed to it in Japan, it still has a 1+million install base which has outgrown the xbox1 install base in less time. With each generation of consoles, it seems, MS is increasingly capturing the hearts and minds of the traditionally patriotic and homogeneous consumer mentality of the Japanese. In a few years time, MS will likely gain consumer preference in Japan comparable with Sony and NIntendo. For now, however, the Japanese consumers are sticking to what they know. It seems to be the traditional Japanese way of doing things.
The small chance they had to get into households of japanese is gone due to their own stupidity. Why do they let games go to the PS3 after first saying "only on x360"? This kind of behaviour seriously piss*s off people so now it's too late for the x360 in Japan I'm affraid. They blew it. Note to MS: Give the next console an identity. Make it different to other platforms with true exclusive games. Timed exclusiveness is pure lying plain and simple if you go around with your "only on..."-sticker in games.
When price don't matter, people, and japanes too, choose the best hardware + the best software, not a japanese state of mind, just intelligence. only foxnews believers are buying xbox today.
I didn't miss the point at all. Like I said the 360 is doing I was trying to be funny. The point is M$ 360 console is not a good piece of hardware. The Japanese recognize this, thats why its not selling well in Japan. Trying to sell foreign cigars in Cuba might be a waste, but if the cigar is better than the Cuban cigar. Well then sir it will sale. In the case of the 360 vs PS3, the PS3 is the much more reliable than the 360. Its all around a better console. Sony stated that it wants the PS3 to be the complete entertainment console and it is. M$ is playing catch up. Now when they make a console that is more reliable then maybe it will sale better in The land of the Rising Sun Real Talk Sir
But america is the world, don't you people know anything/s
Japn- The only place PSP is appreciated!
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