Media Create has published the latest hardware sales figures from Japan.
Not much change in terms of rankings, but actual sales are down this week.
PS3 – 28,973 well there goes the NPD lead, lol
yup, and in just a weeks worth of sales lol I'm not too sure how anyone can spin this.
Nope not the same the 360 is up this week
The Ps3 already HAD the WW sales last month. All year so far, in fact.
What's up with everyone today? Ppl can't take a joke.
Eh. very similar to last week. It's interesting that sales are down though.
Might be because there weren't any big releases this week. Metal Gear Solid is coming up soon, though...
That'll be huge in Japan i'm sure.
Screw the japan market. Pointless.
Funny you say that considering that japan is the only country that kept console gaming alive.
Pretty pointless for Microsoft…see what I did there :) Have a nice day.
No, pointless is what the Japanese sales make the 360 lead over the PS3 in North America.
Perfect reply, if it weren't for Japan there will be a huge gap in console sales between PS3 and X360
Haha, you're funny. M$ dont think Japan is pointless. They're pouring millions into a region they'll never be accepted in simply because they know its a 2M unit a year deficit they have to make up to Sony and giving up would be seen as weakness and losing face. Its not about abandoning the few Japanese customers they have, M$ would have no problem with that as we all know, but abandoning all those Japanese Developers might be more than they want to tackle, and rightly so. It could pretty much mean the death of the Xbox brand if that quit Japan. Does that sound pointless?
No, even wiothout Japan the gap would still be huge. Japan simply makes matters worse. Great Britain aside, the PS3 is far outpacing the 360 in Europe. Japan is the coup de grace.
Those goes that gap,,,,in the npd numbers ////sver now btw...just going back to raven
off topic but VALOR FTW on topic: yeah but im sure well hear more spinning than a washing machine
Valor is for pussies. Raven FTW
The Wii continues to get outsold by the PS3! so basically in the US the 360 outsells the PS3 by 25,000 consoles but in Japan PS3 outsells the 360 by 80,000 so PS3 took the lead
although the months are different, not that it matters results of ps3 outselling 360 by 25k in a week the same day npd results show up imagine that, 25k
I want to see the walmart and amazon sells then i will accecpt the npd sales. Then we will see the truth
Wait....so NPD doesnt include Walmart? I can see why Amazon wouldnt since its online, but why no Walmart?
sales...see NPD's website for details. Second....NPD extrapolates sales from their POS to all retailers...so yes...its is an estimate but one that firms pay thousands of dollars for...it must be somewhat reflective of the market. Third...Media Create does just as much extrapolation so you are still comparing apples to apples. If you want the real numbers you'll need to wait for the financials of each company and even then they can be suspect (See Xbox channel stuffing in year one for instance).
Walmart is very protective of its supply chain information. So until last year NPD extrapolated US sales based on the firms they did measure (ie...the NPD number is not just the sales they directly measure but includes their guess of the whole market). That said, NPD struck a deal with Walmart last year to supply Walmart with their supply line data in personal electronics and entertainment (see NPD's website) so NPD still extrapolates the whole country but does now include real Walmart numbers.
Lol 3k 360,s pathetic.
it got better, last week it was 2k
Well, there goes the 24,500 unit lead over the PS3 for the month of March. In six days, the PS3 made up for those numbers through Japan... sad, really. It's only a matter of time now...
rip m$ might as well pull the pluggesd on the 360 there in japan it flop big time they might as well leave japan and give up on japan alltogether
The x360 saw a 50% increase from last week from 2k to 3k!!!. But seriously, i do feel sorry for MS in Japan.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.