Saturday, August 2, 2008

Nintendo Wii Outsells PS3 3-to-1 in Japan

The Japanese gaming magazine Enterbrain
reports that the Nintendo Wii outsold Sony's PS3 by a ratio of three to
one in Japan during July.

Sony might be seeing sales of its PlayStation 3 console increasing—but
more than a year and a half after its launch, the Nintendo Wii is still
hard to find and still the reigning king of console sales…especially in
Japan. Japanese gaming magazine Enterbrain
reports that the Wii outsold the PS3 by a factor of more than
three-to-one during July 2008, with Sony managing to sell 54,823 PS3s
compared to 171,851 Nintendo Wii's sold in the same period.

In the handheld arena, Sony is going better against Nintendo, with
the PlayStation Portable moving 256,765 unit compared to 217,639 units
of the Nintendo DS.

The Nintendo Wii has dominated the game console market in Japan
essentially since the day it launched, although the ratio of Wii-to-PS3
sales has been as high as five-to-oneback in mid-2007.

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