Wii outselling PS3 by 3:1 in Japan
- Posted September 3rd, 2007 at 08:44 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 19 Comments
Nintendo Wii is continuing to outsell the PlayStation 3 in Japan, with the latest hardware figures from Enterbrain revealing that Sony’s next-generation machine has been outsold by three-to-one for the month of August.
PS3 sold through a total of 81,541 consoles during the four-week period up to the week ended August 26, with Wii selling 245,653 units. Once again, sales of PS3 have vastly eclipsed those of the Xbox 360, which sold 11,000 units in the same period.
However, the gap between the two consoles appears to be steadily closing, with the sell out rate dropping from six-to-one in June, and four-to-one in July. With this figure now at three-to-one, it appears the console has finally gathered sufficient momentum in the region, despite its slow inception back in November last year.
We’ll continue to track PS3’s retail success on a global basis, so stay tuned for any further developments.
- 3:51am EDT - September 3rd, 2007
dragon1989 | abdesalam
- 3:57am EDT - September 3rd, 2007
u know what they when u heard nothing from somthing that mean a storm is coming and that storm will be ps3 becoming the 1 consol in the world
- 4:08am EDT - September 3rd, 2007
Well change doesn't happen in a day, or a month. If SONY stays at it then eventually it'll be reversed.
- 4:35am EDT - September 3rd, 2007
What are they trying to say, the PS3 sucks?
- 4:55am EDT - September 3rd, 2007
Still,it is a HUGE improvement for ps3.
- 5:08am EDT - September 3rd, 2007
They try to say that oeople are starting to realize that the Wii can't handle over 400 lvls of Tetris, Pacman etc. But the PS3 can! It can also handle over a thousand of chars with very detailed and different A.I. each!
- 5:55am EDT - September 3rd, 2007
Is the PS3 selling more or the Wii selling less? Could it be possible that enough people have gotten a Wii and sales are decreasing from lack of demand? Just a thought...
- 5:56am EDT - September 3rd, 2007
last time i looked... wii was outselling the PS3 by 39:1.. so the ps3 is on its way up... :D
- 5:59am EDT - September 3rd, 2007
"Nintendo Wii is continuing to outsell the PlayStation 3 in Japan"... Because it's CHEAP. ////See I told you guys last time but you keep forgetting to add that part. That's a large flaw in your reporting you need to fix.
- 7:00am EDT - September 3rd, 2007
In my opinion. The PS3 should only be compared to other products thats in its price range. Why compare a cheeseburger to a steak??? Cheeseburgers will always sell more because its cheaper. But not necesarily better.
- 7:20am EDT - September 3rd, 2007
Cool, 3 to 1 is not that bad, i mean the PS2 owned anyways.
- 8:07am EDT - September 3rd, 2007
psn id: gingo.... i'm glad the gap is closing but thats still one huge gap for sony to make up
- 8:34am EDT - September 3rd, 2007
not surprised. it's outselling it everywhere.
- 10:06am EDT - September 3rd, 2007
I agree with Punisher99,just imagine how well the PS3 would be doing right now if it was $250 cheaper.
- 12:17pm EDT - September 3rd, 2007
not so bad for a console considered to be overpriced by many.
- 12:40pm EDT - September 3rd, 2007
I don't care if even Wii sold 100 times more than PS3, I don't consider it a next-gen console. More like an over-sized tamaguchi.
- 1:15pm EDT - September 3rd, 2007
thats not really great news is it? The facts are that demand is not infinite and the reason the ratio is decreasing is because most people will already own a wii. Price determines demand not quality. Still i have to agree with the above comment that the ps3 sales should be cut some slack, as despite them being value for money, they are far too expensive for many.
- 6:46pm EDT - September 3rd, 2007
Seems really good taking into account that its the far superior console and the most expensive. Prepare for the PS domination!
- 3:09am EDT - September 4th, 2007
The Wii is just a fad. It will go away and hopefully people with trust Sony more then Microsoft.
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