Thursday, April 05, 2007

Closer look at February´s hardware sales figures



While February´s console sales figures in the US have been out for some time, I believe that noone has made the effort to add up the weekly Japanese sales figures for that month, in order to compare the two countries side by side.

I did just that for my PS3 launch report the other day - and it remains an interesting comparison. Why is the PS2 still doing extraordinarily well in the US, but not in Japan? Why, then, is the PS3 not doing better in its home country?

Some interesting questions there. Please appreciate the fact that both charts were compiled and produced for RTL II. They are the copyright holders.




Source: RTL II

23 comments:

M. Ferreira said...

I'm not surprised, but I am quite interested to see that the PS3 and the 360 seem to take that coveted "second place" in their home countries. It's going to be interesting to see how Europe's performance factors into the equation in coming months. Will it tip the scales for one, or create an odd equalization between the 360 and PS3?

Carmine "Cai" M. Red said...

Also surprising is that more Wiis were sold (i.e. shipped) during February in the USA than the home market of Japan. Is this a prioritization of markets, or a stockpiling of systems in Japqan for the upcoming Golden Week holiday?

~Carmine "Cai" M. Red
Kairon@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Off topic, but i've got a question.
It seems that there hasn't been much new wii news lately. Are there any events coming up where we can expect to hear something falafelkid?

Zak said...

i think there was an event at 14th april.
with suda51, kojima and some other people.

http://www.grasshopper.co.jp/hoppers/flyer.jpg

Anonymous said...

Hey Kid.

Resi Wii Gamefront shots.

I was just wondering...are you contentwith them from a mere graphical standpoint?

I don't know, but it appears to me as if Capcom was using the same character models as in Remake somehow.

Anonymous said...

kid, by the way..

Your english skill scares me

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Carmine "Cai" M. Red said...

Actually, looking at worldwide numbers... isn't Nintendo actually SHIPPING more consoles than either Sony or MS? It isn't that Nintendo is being lazy at making Wiis, its that people are always buying them the minute they get on shelves.

~Carmine "Cai" M. Red
Kairon@aol.com

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