Media Create has published the latest hardware sales figures from Japan.
Wow. Insane boost for the PSP.
What was the reason for the boost?
one week, 1/3 of the 360s american lead gone. I don't know why people say japan doesn't matter and ms has the right idea keeping the 360 in there. If it gets some kind of a foothold and can compete there, then they could breathe easy.
wasn't it this week that the psp had a temp drop in price
@above: the only price drop iam aware of is the one in america and was only a $20 price drop.
what more surprising is the DS numbers! although all 3 models combined will total at around 43k, that's kinda low for DS in Japan! this can only means 1 of these 2 things; 1) they're tired having breakfast with the DS cereal; or 2) they're getting the memo that consoles is the way to go! (but still PSP number is kinda unnatural!)
so look at this, the ps2 roughly sells 1000 to 1500 per week in japan, thats just over 54000 per year, in japan only. So depending on worldwide sales for the ps2, it could possibly still be selling more than 100K units per year worldwide, which obviously is terrible for the current gen systems, but for ps2, that is damn good!!
The ps2 is selling millions annually still, not hundreds of thousands.
Holy $hit! The original PSP just outsold all versions of the DS combined. That's some hot $hit right there. Good job, Sony!
True that. The PS2 sold over 5 million last year!
God Eater is catching on like wildfire and Monster Hunter better prepare for a fight? :P
buh buh buh 60K difference
buh buh do you live in Japan? Why do you care? Have you ever been to Japan? I was stationed there for 6 months. Japanese people love Sony products and there are tons more Japanese games on PS3 than 360.
Same reason you would care about sales in the country you live in. Curiosity. It's the same reason you care about sales in the first place.
^^ I don't care about numbers at all actually..it's just amusing reading all the posts in here.
"buh buh buh 60K difference" This is why Japan matters. No matter how much the fanboys love the NPD, everything counts. PS3 outsells 360 by minimum 20k a week in Japan. That's 80k a month (1.2million a year). That already puts the PS3 ahead in February and that doesn't include Europe.
why this zone is called the "Open Zone". Kinda funny to hear you complaining in this zone. Gamer zone gets kinda boring, now this zone is where the actions/stupidities/humors are.
"buh buh do you live in Japan? Why do you care? Have you ever been to Japan? I was stationed there for 6 months" Sounds like plb was one of the few people that bought a 360 in Japan. Talk about sour grapes!
Agreed, PSP has done very well.
I'm actually having trouble figuring out why the PSP sales are up so much this week. I don't think a big, new game came out...
tired of the ndsl and shifting their focus on the psp.
wow psp doubled from nearly previous week
yakuza 4-18.march this month it could be 130k gap between ps3 and x360
Silly question, but why are you concerned with the numbers in Japan? PS3 has way more games that appeal to Japanese people than 360 though you likely won't see them stateside or in Europe unless you import them.
@above: why are you concerned about people concerning themselves with japanese hardware sales numbers?
@Noctis Aftermath: why are you concerned about why he's concerned about people concerning themselves with japanese hardware sales numbers? why am I concerned about why you're concerned about why he's concerned about people concerning themselves with japanese hardware sales numbers? Hey, this is fun!
LOL! we can't care about any other numbers outside NPD now?? there you go, America is the world classic!
Why are you concerned about people not allowed to care about any other numbers outside NPD now??
Why is the PSP selling more than the PSPGo?
I looked it up, it's because the Japanese want their UMD copy of Hitch.
Because PSP GO is ridiculously overpriced.
That's a shame then, Sony should have never released it.
plb x360 had many timed rpg exclusives:eternal sonata,star ocean 4,tales of vesperia and still have exclusives:infinite undiscovery,the last remnant,lost oddyssey,blue dragon,...nothing helped.
Sony will clean up on whoever buys it and can't buy used games anymore! Imagine how much money they lose to used games!
"That's a shame then, Sony should have never released it." Microsoft should have never released the 360 in Japan.
wow *looks at 360 numbers* pitiful
x360 up by 253 units from last week.good,good
There are 3 PSP games in the top 10 for software sales. 1).hack//Link 2) Kenka Bancho 4 3) God Eater
finished in japan they might as well get away from japan good numbers for the ps3 and psp
There must not be very many prepubescent halo kids in Japan.
Oh, Great Lord Satan please fill the stomachs of those who have typed the words "buh buh buh" with molten lead. And no, don't spare me. Now that have typed those disgusting words my life is tainted and I clamor for death.
Still taking the emo approach towards the site, eh?
Lol, not too much. Those bu bu bu just drive me crazy for some reason. And I think it might be goth not emo. Pretty gay either way though.
I like it beat ff7 last week for the first time playing wild arms and dissidia and i play beatrator on occasion.
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