PS3 beats out Wii for second month running

The latest Media Create data has revealed that the PlayStation 3 trumped Nintendo’s Wii in Japan for the second month running, becoming the best selling home console in the territory for the period February – March 2009.

Sony’s black behemoth sold 87,000 units in February compared to the Wii’s 76,000, with March sales figures putting the console at an impressive 116,000 units sold, beating out the Wii at 70,000.

PS3 sales have largely been driven by heavy hitters such as Yakuza 3 and Resident Evil 5, with the latter having shifted almost 430,000 units in Japan since its launch on March 5.