- In news that Sony executives have been praying nightly for, the PS3 outsold the Wii in Japan from Nov 5th-11th. Even better for the beleaguered console, it wasnââ‚¬™t the result of price cuts or satanic rituals, but an honest to goodness game people wanted to play.
Shin Sangoku Musou 5 isnââ‚¬™t a bunch of words youââ‚¬™ll have seen before (unless a cat jumps on your keyboard), but you may know it as Dynasty Warriors and its popularity is credited by Kotaku with helping the PS3 shift units.
Sony canââ‚¬™t take all the responsibility for this success - and they know it. Even CEO Howard Stringer admits that a big part of the victory is the minor detail that Nintendo still canââ‚¬™t build consoles as fast as people buy them - as reported by the Associated Press - so it would be premature to claim the PS3 is making a comeback.
Still, itââ‚¬™s encouraging news for all those fans of the Blu-ray box, and gives hope that their favoured console can gain a secure foothold in the an important market.
While the Dynasty Warriors series isnââ‚¬™t popular enough in the west to spur a similar sales improvement, it seems the recent price cut is doing just fine with console sales doubling in the following weeks (reported by Reuters). Of course, itââ‚¬™s very easy to throw around words like double and triple...