Sony continues to dominate in Japan, outsells Wii again
- Posted March 25th, 2009 at 12:27 EDT by
- 46 Comments
It's been quite the hurricane of sales as of late for Sony and its PlayStation 3 in Japan, with the console having outsold the Wii in the territory over the last three weeks.
Fortunately it appears as though this momentum shows no sign of slowing down, with the latest hardware figures from Famitsu confirming that Sony's black behemoth has managed to trump Nintendo’s machine again in weekly sales. That’s right – PS3 has now managed outsell the Wii in Japan for a whole month.
While some may attribute this to the fact that the Wii has almost definitely reached saturation point in Japan, it’s still a significant feat for PS3 considering the sales history of both platforms.
We've included the hardware sales below.
Xbox 360 - 5,100
DSi - 72,000
DSL - 7,800
PSP - 61,000
Wii - 20,000
PS3 - 24,000
PS2 - 5,400
- 10:38am EDT - March 25th, 2009
Wow...... even @ twice wii price it dominates!! hopefully that might happen in US some day!
- 10:41am EDT - March 25th, 2009
good to see the PS3 is where it should be
- 10:44am EDT - March 25th, 2009
Great . That numbers in Japan is so important for Ps3
until they cut the price.
- 10:51am EDT - March 25th, 2009
PSU, i respect you and all but please don't twist the numbers, i mean like DSi absolutely stole the show(shock i know -_- ) like i see what post 3 is sayinf, post the numbers in oreder :)
lordAlucard | sympozium_666
- 11:07am EDT - March 25th, 2009
LOL Yes PS2 finally outsold the Xbox 360
- 11:18am EDT - March 25th, 2009
It just goes to show, in Japan, sales are GAMES driven (think the "Crisis Core or Yakuza" effect). In the US, it's hate-driven, lol.
- 11:27am EDT - March 25th, 2009
um.. i think star ocean the last flop 4 was the only hope of xbomb increase sales in japan and i do not think it worked..... XDDDD
- 11:30am EDT - March 25th, 2009
lol a last gen system (ps2) out sold the current gen 360 lol come on ps3 keep it up
- 11:42am EDT - March 25th, 2009
holy crap the PS3 freakers sure hit the fan on this article. :x good news to see PS3 selling good compared to the competition.
CMac21 | CMac-19
- 11:48am EDT - March 25th, 2009
- 12:13pm EDT - March 25th, 2009
There is some rumor that has actually started to pick up steam such as this mysterious bomb Sony is set to drop during the conference. Its difficult to say if there is any merit to the rumor, but apparently Sony is set to announce a game that will move PS3s. Some have speculated that it could be Grand Theft Auto V or Metal Gear Solid V.
- 12:14pm EDT - March 25th, 2009
Sony is on the come up!
btw, how did some of you get you PSN ID to show up on your post?
- 12:42pm EDT - March 25th, 2009
PS2 does it again on Xbox360 lol
- 12:48pm EDT - March 25th, 2009
- 1:02pm EDT - March 25th, 2009
- 1:15pm EDT - March 25th, 2009
Damn, I never put much thought into these weekly sales but a whole month is pretty impressive.
- 1:29pm EDT - March 25th, 2009
@OGH you might be right i hate 360 & Microsc~m and will neva own a xbox and i'm about to get a MAC. so long to PC
- 1:30pm EDT - March 25th, 2009
ps2 even beat 360 now only if the NA market wasn't dominated by dumb 12 year olds sony could easily be second
- 2:08pm EDT - March 25th, 2009
Now if we can only keep Japan liberated from the Wii, this means more devtime on real games.
jamesobachand | snake2112
- 2:57pm EDT - March 25th, 2009
did everyone notice that more ps2s were sold than xbox 360s. Now that's funny.
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