Wii Outsold PS3 3 To 1 in Japan for 2007

While DS outsold the lot

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Wii Outsold PS3 3 To 1 in Japan for 2007
More post-2007 figures have emerged into the world - this time for Japan. Nintendo, it turns out, sold three times as many Wiis as Sony did PlayStation 3s.

3.63 million Wiis were sold in Japan, according to market researcher Enterbrain. Sony, meanwhile, managed to sell 1.21 million PS3s. The Xbox 360, predictably, trailed at the back with 257,841 units sold.

The DS, meanwhile, led the pack with 7.14 million units sold. The PSP managed 3.02 million sales.

Overall, the Japanese games industry had a record year, up 9.9 percent from the previous year to 687.7 billion yen (3.2 billion). The hardware market grew 25.0 percent to 327.41 billion yen (1.52 billion) while the software market shrank 1 percent to 360.25 billion yen (1.67 billion).

Sony reports that in the US it sold 1.2 million PS3s over the holiday period. Microsoft, meanwhile, has said that it has reached 17.7 million Xbox 360 sales worldwide.

Source: The Times
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Comments

ozfunghi 7 Jan 2008 18:31
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So when do we get the "Wii massacres PS3" news item? I'm still waiting. Last month, after PS3's pricecut when PS3 outsold Wii for 2 consecutive weeks *gasp* and a total of 50.000 units *gasp* SPoNG felt the need to post a news item about PS3 "PWNing" Wii.

Come on SPoNG, bite the bullet. Good sportsmanship? No?
fuckflap 7 Jan 2008 19:45
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U f**king utter c**ts. who f**king gives a f**k
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JPV711 7 Jan 2008 21:57
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Aww, look at f**kflap. It can swear. Isn't that so cute, it's growing up so fast.
schnide 8 Jan 2008 18:51
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ozfunghi wrote:
So when do we get the "Wii massacres PS3" news item? I'm still waiting. Last month, after PS3's pricecut when PS3 outsold Wii for 2 consecutive weeks *gasp* and a total of 50.000 units *gasp* SPoNG felt the need to post a news item about PS3 "PWNing" Wii.

Come on SPoNG, bite the bullet. Good sportsmanship? No?


Last time I checked (which admittedly was never) news was something that happened today which didn't happen yesterday. It's hardly new that the Wii outsold the PS3, but when the reverse happened it might have indicated a more long-term change. Had SPOnG waited until that time to cover it, people would have been asking why.

I don't think the PS3 got massacred by the Wii quite in the same way the 360 might have. I still find it interesting that the sales figures can be so different by region, but then it's not changed that much since the last generation - for Microsoft at least.
ozfunghi 8 Jan 2008 21:26
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Well, maybe they should pick their words more carefully, as it's pretty ironic to say a system that had its ass handed to it in sales for a good 12 months, finally -after a pricecut- outsells the other system and "PWNs" it. It's like saying in a soccer match, when the home team scores 1-5 that it's "PWNing" the visitors because they scored a goal.
schnide 9 Jan 2008 21:25
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ozfunghi wrote:
Well, maybe they should pick their words more carefully, as it's pretty ironic to say a system that had its ass handed to it in sales for a good 12 months, finally -after a pricecut- outsells the other system and "PWNs" it. It's like saying in a soccer match, when the home team scores 1-5 that it's "PWNing" the visitors because they scored a goal.


I don't think that's ironic - maybe you're just taking this a little too seriously. Why not read a book, or buy a loving pet, such as a dog?
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