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Japan: Wii outsells PS3, PSP outsells DS in March

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 04 Apr 2008 19:19 User comments (12)

Japan: Wii outsells PS3, PSP outsells DS in March According to figures released by Enterbrain, during March, Nintendo's Wii games console outsold Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3), while the PlayStation Portable (PSP) outsold the DS handheld for the first time in six months. Nintendo managed to move 265,542 Wii units in the five weeks to March 30th, while Sony sold 81,579 units of the PS3.
Microsoft's Xbox 360 console has struggled to gain any momentum in its life so far in Japan. During March, the Xbox 360 sold a weak 13,127 units, keeping it far behind its rivals in the home-console market. As for handhelds, Sony considerably beat Nintendo during March, selling 415,415 PSP units compared to 255,124 NDS units.

The strong sales for the PSP in March reflect the chart-topping performance of Capcom Co Ltd's Monster Hunter Freedom 2G. After a very weak first year, the PlayStation 3 (PS3) has come back swinging since late 2007 following price drops, improved games line-up and possibly the victory of the Blu-ray disc format in the next generation DVD format war.


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12 user comments

14.4.2008 19:36

I wasn't going to post but I just have to. For M$ to sell less than 15,000 consoles in a month is to funny! I mean I knew it was unpopular, but damn, it's just sad.

24.4.2008 19:53
susieqbbb
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It is sad but gamers in japan are not interrested in war games and blood and guts they like rpg's and adventure titles not the garbage microsoft is pushing on them. and nintendo understands this this is why the wii is doing good.

34.4.2008 20:50

Originally posted by susieqbbb:
It is sad but gamers in japan are not interrested in war games and blood and guts they like rpg's and adventure titles not the garbage microsoft is pushing on them. and nintendo understands this this is why the wii is doing good.
I just think they're (japanese people) still mad at america, amercans and american products !
Hiroshima and Nagasaki anyone?

I don't blame them to be honest.

44.4.2008 21:27

Quote:
Originally posted by susieqbbb:
It is sad but gamers in japan are not interrested in war games and blood and guts they like rpg's and adventure titles not the garbage microsoft is pushing on them. and nintendo understands this this is why the wii is doing good.
I just think they're (japanese people) still mad at america, amercans and american products !
Hiroshima and Nagasaki anyone?

I don't blame them to be honest.
they love us (people from the usa) but hate our products.
at least that's the way i see it.
you see every other car on the road here is japanese,
but the detroit auto makers can't sell a thing over there.
honestly, i'm pretty sure it's just because of the outrageous import fees
placed on american cars by the japanese government, so it's not the same thing.

54.4.2008 23:19

The PSP has come a long way since 2005. 360's performance in Japan is absolutely embarassing. I'm starting to think Japan is just a waste of time of resources to Microsoft and maybe they should just consider giving up in the region.

65.4.2008 10:41

Quote:
Originally posted by susieqbbb:
It is sad but gamers in japan are not interrested in war games and blood and guts they like rpg's and adventure titles not the garbage microsoft is pushing on them. and nintendo understands this this is why the wii is doing good.
I just think they're (japanese people) still mad at america, amercans and american products !
Hiroshima and Nagasaki anyone?

I don't blame them to be honest.

Japan does buy a vast mojarity of there beef from america so if they trust our beef what is a eletronic console gunna do?

76.4.2008 2:12

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by susieqbbb:
It is sad but gamers in japan are not interrested in war games and blood and guts they like rpg's and adventure titles not the garbage microsoft is pushing on them. and nintendo understands this this is why the wii is doing good.
I just think they're (japanese people) still mad at america, amercans and american products !
Hiroshima and Nagasaki anyone?

I don't blame them to be honest.

Japan does buy a vast mojarity of there beef from america so if they trust our beef what is a eletronic console gunna do?
Electrify the Japaneses people who touch the controler :P

86.4.2008 17:46

I'm Guna build a giant Sparkler Bomb and Drop it on hiroshima, and when it explodes its guna say "more Wii in USA PLease", in nice shiny colors.

Maby The japanese People have Very Small Hands, So they cant grab the Xbox360 controler.


on another note we need to cut are dependency on forien products, its driving are econemy in the ground.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 Apr 2008 @ 17:47

913.4.2008 23:25

double post

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 13 Apr 2008 @ 23:26

1013.4.2008 23:25

gas aproaching 4 dollars a gallon and diesel already there is what is killing our economy

1115.4.2008 17:46

Just like any other country...

Japan is also very keen on domestic products.

In Germany everyone drives German cars.

In Korea everyone buys Samsung and Lg.

In Japan everyone buys PS3s, Wiis, Toyota and vending machine pantsu.

When I visited Germany, Toyota was literally giving away Scion TCs at extreme low low low prices since sales on Toyotas are so low.

But this sort of attitude you don't see in America as much anymore unless you go out to the rural areas.

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Just like the poster above me. The gaming community in Japan is a bit different from USA gamers. A buddy of mine meantion this that many American children grow up watching too much violence on TV shows and movies which is why many American children enjoy warfare games. Theres more to it but I don't feel like writing an essay.

1216.4.2008 22:48

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Just like the poster above me. The gaming community in Japan is a bit different from USA gamers. A buddy of mine meantion this that many American children grow up watching too much violence on TV shows and movies which is why many American children enjoy warfare games. Theres more to it but I don't feel like writing an essay.
Im not violent, i just like to blow stuff up the old fashion American Way.

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