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PS3 outsells the Wii in Japan

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At first I thought life was returning to normal when I saw the PS3 had once again outsold the Xbox 360 in Japan but then I saw that it had outsold it’s other competitor as well and once again things were wrong in the world.

Nothing outsells the Wii, I thought that was agreed by now.

The latest sales stats from the land of the rising sun are as follows

DSi -171,000
PSP-  50,000
PS3-  36,000
Wii-   25,000
DSL-  17,000
PS2-    6,800
360-    6,300

Nintendo won’t be to sad after seeing those sales figures for the DSi but what is it that has caused the PS3 to outsell both the 360 and the Wii?

Well Sackboy of course, in it’s first week of sales it has shifted 47 000 units in Japan and yet it was not the biggest PS3 seller of the week that honour belongs to GTA IV which has finally been released in Japan.

Source: Blu-ray.com

Last Updated: November 6, 2008


  1. Milesh Bhana ZA

    November 6, 2008 at 11:46

    well i think that it’s getting to the point where the majority of people who want a Wii… already have one.

    Or maybe the Japs want… GAMES now. 😉

    Interesting to see the PSP still doing so well.


  2. Vg2

    November 6, 2008 at 11:51

    It could also be that everyone in Japan is already happy with their 2 wii’s each :O


  3. L Web

    November 6, 2008 at 12:12

    I have to say that I would love to have a Play station 3, but I just cant afford it and the games will have to wait until its at a better price.


  4. easy

    November 6, 2008 at 12:48

    this seems to lend itself to a ps3 price cut early next year if they continue shifting stock like this.


  5. abe

    November 6, 2008 at 18:34

    Hasnt the PS3 trumped the Wii before?


  6. LazySAGamer

    November 6, 2008 at 21:48

    Possibly but I have never seen them go from last to first over the course of a week.


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