PS3 sales double in Japan
- Posted August 3rd, 2007 at 14:02 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 22 Comments
Sales of Sony’s PlayStation 3 console in Japan have doubled during the period of July 23-29, with the latest Media Create data revealing that the console managed to shift a total of 28,829 units, compared to just under 12,000 units from the previous week.
PlayStation Portable sales were also up for the week ended July 29, with the handheld selling just over 35,000 after dropping to 32,894 the week before. Sales of PlayStation 2 were down from last week, however, with Sony’s last-gen console selling just fewer than 12,000 units, though still selling higher than any other previous-gen system.
Furthermore, Sony continues to maintain its lead ahead of Microsoft's Xbox 360, which, despite a spike in sales, continues to lag far behind with just under 4,000 units sold during the same period.
Well, this begs the question: An auspicious forecast of events, or just a bump in the ever-changing chart track? You decide, but we at PSU certainly feel that times could be changing for Sony in it’s native country, and with any luck, drive the console to gather enough momentum to hit the ground running for 2008; a year that is undoubtedly going to spell the most important yet for the firm’s next-generation system.
- 9:09am EDT - August 3rd, 2007
good to hear its doing good now probably cuz of hot shots golf dat game is huge there
- 9:10am EDT - August 3rd, 2007
hey guys guess what.... SONY ROX, im loving my ps3 every day, and i even convert 4 360 fanboys(no longer fanboys) to buy a ps3. i just show them a little what the ps3 can do(FFXIII BackGround did the trick) anyways, this is good news keep em' coming :)
- 9:18am EDT - August 3rd, 2007
I love japan and their sony fan base, but i hate them for even thinking of playing wii's let alone buying them lol, but sony is already moving, moving to the top
- 9:19am EDT - August 3rd, 2007
Sony really rocks and Ps3 is really the true next generation. and i feel really sorry 4 those guys who are still with their 360. Guys got an advice 4 u go and buy a PS3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333.
- 9:20am EDT - August 3rd, 2007
sony ROXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and gonna dominate 2008. mark my words.
- 9:20am EDT - August 3rd, 2007
kotaku says that 38k sold ps3 not 28k
- 9:22am EDT - August 3rd, 2007
and 1 more thing 4 the Wii fans, go n grow up. n if u really wana play something out of this world, go n buy a PS3.
- 9:28am EDT - August 3rd, 2007
that's nice, go PS3
- 10:02am EDT - August 3rd, 2007
Sony needs some help. I think we all should just try to motivate the friends who have a Wii or XBox to trade.
- 10:17am EDT - August 3rd, 2007
But hoe far ahead is the Wii?that is my question
- 10:18am EDT - August 3rd, 2007
My bad i meant How far.
- 10:26am EDT - August 3rd, 2007
I own a ps3 and a 360 and I love them both. They both have great looking exclusives and some games play better on the 360 and some play better on ps3. So I'm not an enemy for owning both, I just want the best gaming experience that I can get; although I do prefer my ps3! Still, 360 is a great system just about as good as the ps3, they just sided with the wrong HD format.
- 12:21pm EDT - August 3rd, 2007
psn id: gingo... this is definetely good news and this means soon sony will capture 2nd spot at least
- 12:43pm EDT - August 3rd, 2007
who cares about nintendo? they shouldn't be included in this console war. Think about it. the Wii is like those Tiger Brand games from Toys R Us compared to the real contenders.
- 1:19pm EDT - August 3rd, 2007
WHY PEOPLE BHAVE THIS WAY.WE ALL KNOW THAT HISTORY IS REPEATING ITSELF. JAPAN MUST BUY PS3, XBOX360 IS NO CONTENDER IN THAT REGION AS A NEXTGEN MACHINE. PS3 HAS A WIDER VARIETY OF GAMES COMING VEREY SOON. IF YOU GO TO THE JAPANESE GAME SITES YOU WILL SEE PS3 GAMES COMING OUT THERE ARE JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED. I MIGHT EVEN IMPORT A FEW, BECAUSE PS3 JAPAN GAMES CAN PLAY ON US SYSTEMS.
- 2:41pm EDT - August 3rd, 2007
Yeah, Sony is moving some serious consoles right now. I think by the end of 08 Sony will surpass M$. I actually doubt M$ will sell 12 million 360s in its life.
- 3:33pm EDT - August 3rd, 2007
360 will always be dead last in Japan.
- 3:34pm EDT - August 3rd, 2007
It was about time!
- 4:33pm EDT - August 3rd, 2007
It is good news to here.
- 8:09pm EDT - August 3rd, 2007
Nice, very nice indeed.
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