Japan: PS3 closes gap on Wii, 360 sales on the rise
- Posted February 27th, 2009 at 08:33 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 29 Comments
Media Create data for the week ended February 22 in Japan has revealed that Sony’s PlayStation 3 console is continuing to narrow the gap between itself and the Wii, with sales of Nintendo's machine continuing to decline on a weekly basis.
PS3 notched up 16,149 sales, very nearly surpassing the Wii, which shifted 16,973 units during the same period – the consoles lowest weekly performance to date. Are the tides about to turn in Sony's favour? Only time will tell.
Thanks to the release of Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope, however, Xbox 360 managed to outpace both machines, selling over 25,000 units. Elsewhere, DSi and PSP continued to slug it out for first place, selling 41,839 and 29,552 units each, respectively.
See below for a full chart round up.
Xbox 360/ 25,334
DS Lite/ 9,975
- 2:48pm EST - February 27th, 2009
Man when RE5 comes in 14 days PS3 sales will increase
- 4:09pm EST - February 27th, 2009
yea...we are sony fans so xbox360 will go down after tomorrow...stupid red ring of death...stupid xbox360
- 5:07pm EST - February 27th, 2009
i thik with killzone2 bundled ps3 is going to move alot of consoles and with motorstorm artic ice coming out on psp when it does psp will start climbing higher
- 5:19pm EST - February 27th, 2009
i heard star ocean was 7/10 but in japan an rpg is an rpg regardless of review scores
- 6:53pm EST - February 27th, 2009
Yakuza 3, enough said.
- 4:41am EST - February 28th, 2009
star ocean boosted 360
- 12:10pm EST - February 28th, 2009
well at least the ps3 is gaining on wii
- 2:12pm EST - March 1st, 2009
Well this proves that sony is on the right track the games that getting ready th come out in 2009 such as GOW 3, UNCHARTED 2, MAS (MASSIVE ACTION GAMES), DC ONLINES, just so many more "AAA" games coming soon for the PS3. Since KILLZONE 2 out now that will help PS3 sales too. xbox360 suck with red light they been having problem in the past. Halo just plain suck too. Nintendo wii let not go there, becuase the wii is for little baby who like baby games cause they can't think for themself, them gamer who like wii.
- 7:34am EST - March 2nd, 2009
Great news! I believe sony have done their part in producing the greater platform. It is up to developers to unleash it's full potential. Having said that. Sony must pressure and "pursuade" developers to do so.
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