April 3, 2007 - According to a recent Bloomberg report on the sales of Wii vs. PS3 in Japan, Nintendo's new console has gained an overwhelming lead over Sony's HD console, selling at a 2:1 ratio over Playstation 3 to continue the Big N's domination of Japan.
Based on a sales research report by Enterbrain Inc., Nintendo has sold 1.95 million units of Wii through March 25. In comparison, Sony's console has sold 812,000 systems in its five months on the shelves since November 11. It is also important to remember that Wii launched a month after PlayStation 3 in Japan.
So while Nintendo's console continues to generate a profit on each system sold (as previously announced by Nintendo), sales also double Sony's console, expanding the profit gap between Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft substantially based on previous cost/profit information on hardware sales. Sony continues to stay afloat in both American and Japan despite a lack of hardware-driving games, though the company is undoubtedly losing a foothold on its previously uncontested mass-market appeal in every major region.
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