The Xbox360 has come within 2.000 units of the PlayStation3 in terms of weekly hardware sales in Japan. This is owing to both the phenomenal success of Namco´s ´Eternal Sonata´ for the Microsoft console (selling 49.334 units last week), as well as the failure of the PS3´s ´Ninja Gaiden Sigma´ to top that (the game selling 46.307).
Here are the hardware sales figures for the three big consoles. All numbers are courtesy of Media Create.
Xbox 360: 7.583
First of all, I apologize for the lack of updates recently. I was on holiday for a couple of weeks.
The news in hand is, of course, a momentary blip in the sales figures, spurred by the release of a single game and the fact that Sony is considering a price drop (which would cause wiser buyers to hold off on that purchase).
However, this must nevertheless be seen as more bad news for Sony. Investors and studios alike will see the Xbox360 closing the gap so significantly in Japan as another landmark in Sony´s fall from grace.
Source: Media Create
Thanks to: Joystiq