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    Japan Bows Down to the PlayStation 3's Dominance!

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    Price drop or no price drop, the PlayStation 3 has been slaughtering other consoles on its home turf. In fact, it's doing so well that it has actually managed to outsell the Nintendo Wii for 2009.

    The current year-to-date figures put the PlayStation 3 at 447,700 units sold, while the Nintendo Wii is at 431,833 units sold.

    The constant wave of heavy hitter games, as well as the release of Advent Children on Blu-ray, have given the console a hefty boost in weekly sales. You can view the performance of each console down below for the week of 04/13~04/19.

    - PlayStation 3 - 62,527
    - PSP - 40,065
    - Nintendo DSi - 38,287
    - Nintendo Wii - 13,221
    - Xbox 360 - 8,652
    - Nintendo DS - 6,438
    - PlayStation 2 - 4,230


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    thats huge! imagine when FFX13 Versus comes out

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    that number is pretty high.. way to go sony

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    With the great line up of games this year, I'm sure sales will increase more.
    The attatchment rate the ps3 will recieve with Final Fantasy XIII will make Killzone 2 look like a failure lol.

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    well that's only in japan has you can see the 360 and the wii in the US are on top, Japan will always back their systems even if it sucks (not saying the ps3 sucks) and FF13 will come out to the 360 has well, so there will have a impact to the Ps3 but in the US i don't think it will make that much of a difference!! I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alucard View Post
    well that's only in japan has you can see the 360 and the wii in the US are on top, Japan will always back their systems even if it sucks (not saying the ps3 sucks) and FF13 will come out to the 360 has well, so there will have a impact to the Ps3 but in the US i don't think it will make that much of a difference!! I think
    Well aren't the NPD numbers for the US only as well?? The US will also always backup their own products.

    As for FF13, yes the announcement was made, but I'm still having a hard time to believe if it's actually possible to port it to the 360. (demo disc, 1 hour gameplay 5GB+, and nearly 100% PS3 resource utilization in the final build).

    But we'll see. RPG's aren't selling on the 360 though...

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    I think the PS3 will outsell the Wii and 360 here in the US. The Wii has obviously lived it's life and is now riding on a wish and prayer the same goes for the 360 both of the consoles are pretty much in every house on the face of the Earth and I also know for a fact that a lot of the houses have at least 2 or 3 Wiis in their household. The Wii is dying as it's whored it's self out. Sony's strategy has been pretty clear and that is wait till the heat dies off and the other consoles can't sell anymore.
    Last edited by Rtrace; 04-25-2009 at 08:06 PM

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    What everyone keeps forgetting it the fact that the US doesn't represent the rest of the world and that in the Japanese market PS3 is #2 and in Europe it is also #2 except in the UK (although a game like GT5 or a new Winning 11 could change the tides quickly). Even in the US the PS3 is slowly gaining ground and if the AAA games keep coming and some weird feeling that the 360 is starting to feel dated (I've actually heard people say this) continues then the console might get awfully close to 360 sales in a year or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otarumx View Post
    What everyone keeps forgetting it the fact that the US doesn't represent the rest of the world and that in the Japanese market PS3 is #2 and in Europe it is also #2 except in the UK (although a game like GT5 or a new Winning 11 could change the tides quickly). Even in the US the PS3 is slowly gaining ground and if the AAA games keep coming and some weird feeling that the 360 is starting to feel dated (I've actually heard people say this) continues then the console might get awfully close to 360 sales in a year or so.
    Well actually the US market is very important to the world market. We fall, the rest fall. A great example is what we see happening today. But that is a different story.

    And actually the PS3 is number 1 on the Japanese market currently, this is because the 360 has sold to pretty much everyone and the Wii has sold to everyone at least 3 times. The PS3 has not really sold at all, now people are seeing that they have pretty much made a bad choice and fell into a fad and are going out and getting a PS3. Which can continue to make a profit despite it being in everyone's homes. This is because Sony made it a computer and allows you to upgrade it and change it so that you can have more HardDrive space and it also offers a hell of a lot of CPU and GPU....I digress....yeah we do tend to forget that there are other markets..but it is because we all pretty much live in the US.

 

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