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Sony Continues To Be Nintendo’s Bitch In Japan

Posted by Damien McFerran

Wii outselling the PS3 by 4-to-1

Since the dawn of the new year Sony fans have been constantly twittering on about how “2008 is the year of the PS3” and that the console will have “doubled its installed user base” by the year end (which isn’t that hard when you consider how poorly it performed in 2007). Sales figures from January seem to give some credence to this viewpoint, with Sony’s much-maligned console picking up some decent figures, but the latest information from Japan puts things into sharp perspective.

The Wii continues to dominate the Japanese market and is now pulling ahead, outselling the PS3 by a ratio of 4-to-1 (it outsold Sony’s console by 3-to-1 last month). According to Enterbrain, the Wii shifted an impressive 331,627 units while Sony’s machine could only manage 89,131. The 360 continues to struggle in the Land of the Rising Sun and limped in third with a disappointing 14,079.

So the next time you hear a PS3 owner bragging about how well the console is selling, make sure you have those numbers to hand.

[via reuters.com]

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User Comments (5)

get2sammybAdmin

#1

get2sammyb said:

Haha you beat me to it ;)

Nintendo are doing brilliantly. It's such a shame all the so called "fans" have turned against Nintendo now they've found success.

Expect stronger PS3 sales come the launch of GTA4 and Metal Gear.

DamoAdmin

#2

Damo said:

Yeah - it might only outsell it 2-to-1 when those two arrive ;)

get2sammybAdmin

#3

get2sammyb said:

It's a pretty staggering achievement from Nintendo so far so you're probably right.

#4

said:

As Morrissey said... We hate it when our friends become successful... The nintendo hardcore don't like to see the l33t clique go to the masses.

get2sammybAdmin

#5

get2sammyb said:

"As Morrissey said... We hate it when our friends become successful... The nintendo hardcore don't like to see the l33t clique go to the masses."

Totally true.

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