Wii outselling PS3 by 3:1 in Japan

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.

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