Thursday, February 28, 2008

Wii outsells PS3 4 to 1 in Japan



Nintendo´s Wii console has outsold the PlayStation3 by a margin of almost four to one in the four weeks leading up to February 24th.

Japanese publisher Enterbrain released the following figures today, Reuters reports (via Yahoo News).


Wii: 331.627

PlayStation3: 89.131

Xbox360: 14.079


Of course, the Wii´s current lead is partly due to some key software releases, but Reuters see an underlying trend nevertheless.


The Wii's lead on the PS3 appears to be widening: In January, Nintendo's game console outsold Sony's by almost 3-to-1.

Nintendo's own "Super Smash Bros. Brawl" for the Wii became the best-selling software for the month in Japan, with 1.33 million units sold, followed by the "Wii Fit" home fitness game, which sold 309,311 units in the four weeks, Enterbrain said.


Last month in North America the PS3 almost caught up with Wii sales. Overall figures, though, (as estimated by both NexGen Wars and VGChartz) still clearly suggest the Wii as market leader worldwide with an advantage of three to four million units on the Xbox360 and roughly twice as many consoles as the PS3.

Source: Reuters (via Yahoo News)

33 comments:

superuser said...

"Wii outsells PS3 4 to 1 in Japan"

So what!? It also outsold the 360...

M. Ferreira said...

superuser: The impact lay in the fact that the Wii and PS3 launched pretty much side by side. The Wii has managed to push 4 times the hardware into consumers' hands, even after Sony tried to steamroll in with the PS3. Despite the PlayStation brand's impressively strong presence at the time (best-selling system of all time, yada yada yada...), Nintendo STILL managed to pound it into the ground 4 times over.

It's quite a feat to see a company like Nintendo take the top once again. After all, Nintendo was at the very bottom of the sales ladder last gen, with publishers developers were pretty much counting the Wii out from day one ("Wii is two Gamecubes duct taped together", "It's just Gamecube 1.5"). Now, publishers are flocking to the console, and it's constantly selling out in several markets. I just hope that this means good news at E3...

Anonymous said...

"Not at all. My criticism wasn´t directed at you, but rather someone else who I don´t speak to directly."

;)))
auweia....der stachel scheint ja noch tief zu sitzen....

:-(

- THE IRRELEVANT ANNOYING LAUGHING STOCK

permanentvacation said...

hey falafelkid, have you heared that song by Sido and Azad called - " Pack schlägt sich, pack verträgt sich"?

You should listen to that song its on youtube. Its a good song with a strong message. It basically tells you: Don't be so " nachtragend" as you would say in Germany. IALS has seemingly tamed himself as you presumably noticed.

IALS rejects being the menace anymore that you want him to be...respect him as an individual just like he respects you nowadays...I feel he earned that respect.

I like IALS...he is "ok" these days.

:-)

- Gesh

Zak said...

IALS sucks.
He still isn´t using enough smilies.

Anonymous said...

TOTAL FOOKING DOMINATION ITS SO SWEET AND INTERNALLY WARMING PS3 IS LIKE A AIDS SUFFERER WITHOUT MEDICATION SLOWLY LOOSING WEGHT BEFORE DEATH

ianwilgaus said...

This is great for the time being but Nintendo cannot under value the Playstation brand. And now that blu-ray is the winner its sure to kickstart abit more frenzy into the PS3. However Sony needs to push more exclusives onto the PS3 than it currently has because as good as God Of War and MGS4 will be on PS3 we all know it wont be enough.

Also this is only one market, Nintendo is doing well in every market but I think they really need to get third parties oboard with AAA titles asap!

Anonymous said...

no noteworthy wii news??

Anonymous said...

theres nothing stopping nintendo doing a wii media with bluray and upscale dvd installed sony has no advantages whats so ever AND WHO FUKING NEEDS BLURAY

ianwilgaus said...

I agree...Sony even stated that the future is in downloadable content. I cant remember who stated that out of the company but it was said. But then that probly wont happen for quiet awhile as the majority of consumers like to actually own a physical object they have paid for rather than on your computer.

THE ODD PARTNERS said...

BREAKING NEWS:

PLAYSTATION 3 OUTSELLS MISTER FALAFEL IN EVERY MAJOR CITY ON EARTH

johnny mnemonic said...

as far as the relationship between mister falafel and IALS is concerned there is one particular line that comes to mind:
ITS TOO LAAATE TO APOLOGIIIIIZE

ITS TOO LAAAAATE

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;)

Grandmaster B said...

hey falafelkid, have you heared that song by Sido and Azad called - " Pack schlägt sich, pack verträgt sich"?

You should listen to that song its on youtube. Its a good song with a strong message. It basically tells you: Don't be so " nachtragend" as you would say in Germany. IALS has seemingly tamed himself as you presumably noticed.

IALS rejects being the menace anymore that you want him to be...respect him as an individual just like he respects you nowadays...I feel he earned that respect.

I like IALS...he is "ok" these days.

:-)

- Gesh


The guy is a sad bastard and has no place here. His an attention seeking internet whore and has a deep obsession with Fal. People, stop talking about the moron, its what he feeds off and for that matter I will stop now.

He deserves no respect.

Anyway on topic, lets hope Wii keeps selling at that pace. IMO I think some of it has to do with the Sony PS3 (hardware+price) not hitting the right spot with consumers. They have the software franchises (or did), Wii's library is nothing terribly exciting and if Sony played it better it may of been a different story.

And for the record, I do not like Sony as a company for anyone new here. I am just unbiased.

Anonymous said...

wow grandmaster b seems like YOU are the one who has a "deep obsession" with IALS as you are the only one who constantly feels inclined to shove your hatered towards him up people throats til all hell breaks loose.

So why do you even bother with him?
No one else seems to care or have a problem...you always complain after every single fucking comment he makes and talk bullshit about deep obsession when you are the one who always defends Falafelkid like a little bitch as if you were his lover.

IALS deserves more respect imo than you since its obvious he doesn't take himself so fucking serious like you always give the impression here. I certainly prefer his off the wall comments and light hearted jokey attitude any given time over your dead serious complain comments to begin with.

deepobsession said...

ha ha I see grandmaster bitch is at it again.....grandmaster bitch defender of the blogiverse..

thanx anonymous above,,I totally agree with you...you post pretty much sums it up.

;))))

-IALS

Anonymous said...

oh my god Tactics!! gamepro.com used your picture as an example for fanboys in a negative context....those assholes ...I saw it over at Gonintendo....


-IALS

Anonymous said...

here is the link:

http://www.gamepro.com/gamepro/dome

stic/games/features/166830.shtml



-IALS

Anonymous said...

hahahaha ahhhh... those filthy little pieces of dog shit.

oh well, i'm a self-proclaimed fanboy for life, and they can say what they want. 1st amendment, right?

either way, when the world is mine? "Aaron Koehn" will die slowly and painfully.

-"superfan" tactics.

Anonymous said...

'Superfan' you should sue!!

Anonymous said...

Hasn't anybody read this yet?
Microsoft is reducing the price for XBox360 to 199 Euros... cheaper than the Wii... http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/spielzeug/0,1518,540227,00.html

Somegermanguy

3sat fan said...

@Grandmaster biatchness

The ONLY person who feeds off is you an to be precise its my dickinyourmouth ......big willy style........like kool keith would say...

uuugh....disgusting....please don't provoke the bad language IALS out of me GMBiatch.
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@everybody

You know.... I have always been with Ninty but there is no denying the fact that the lineup on 360 is simply way way more attractive for hardcore gamers...and at a 199 euro pricetag its almost a crime not to buy one.

Its devastatingly sad what gamers miss out on if they are Wii only owners. Ninty don't do nothing about lack of true killer titles. And thats a shame. My complains won't go away even with solid titles like Zack and Wiki and soon to follow releases like Bully, Nights and Okami. Ports don't count.

-IALS

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Anonymous said...

Look at all these people sucking my dicks. Oooooohhhh yeah!

-IALS

Grandmaster B said...

wow grandmaster b seems like YOU are the one who has a "deep obsession" with IALS as you are the only one who constantly feels inclined to shove your hatered towards him up people throats til all hell breaks loose.

So why do you even bother with him?
No one else seems to care or have a problem...you always complain after every single fucking comment he makes and talk bullshit about deep obsession when you are the one who always defends Falafelkid like a little bitch as if you were his lover.

IALS deserves more respect imo than you since its obvious he doesn't take himself so fucking serious like you always give the impression here. I certainly prefer his off the wall comments and light hearted jokey attitude any given time over your dead serious complain comments to begin with.


Doesnt take a scientist to work out who posted this, does it Laughing stock? You are dumb as a door nail.

The rest isnt even worth replying to.

deep obsession said...

"Doesnt take a scientist to work out who posted this, does it Laughing stock? You are dumb as a door nail.

The rest isnt even worth replying to."

Doesn't take a biatchness to biatch out who biatched this, does it Grandmasterbiatch? You are Grand as a master biatch. The biatch isn't even worth biatching to"

;)))))))))

-IALS

Uwe Boll fan said...

“Spielberg gets sloppy,” said Boll, on the subject of his new movie, an adaptation of Postal. “We saw that with War of the Worlds (why the f**k the older brother survived?) and also in parts of Jaws, E.T., Munich etc.! My performance in Postal as ‘Nazi Theme Park Owner’ outperforms easily Ben Kingsley in Schindler’s List!”

Apparently, he’s going to “destroy Indiana Jones at the box office.” Yes you are, Uwe. Yes you are.

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-IALS

Anonymous said...

this blog is starting to suck.

morta deller said...

there are no bloody wii news whatsoever ;(((


IALS

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Anonymous said...

I always thought that IALS prick was that Serious Gamer 007.

He's just pissed off cos Falafel Kid busted him and he's been making his pathetic, boring rants ever since.

Anonymous said...

wii is basically the best thing of all time, who cares that 360 has better graphics, wii is basically a whole seperate entity, im not picking sides between 360 and ps3, but the wii is a must, its just badass, im happy japan agrees with me. I got mine from http://wii.megafreebie.com/ and have been playing bowling non-stop for like 2 weeks now. The site is sick i got the wii in a week and it only cost $30, gotta love legit freebie sites

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