Xbox 360 beats PS3 in Japan for second week

Friday, 26th September 2008 07:21 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Shocking but true. Media-Create figures have shown that 360 has beaten PS3 in Japan for the second week in a row. Stranger things have happened. Although if you’d suggested this would be going on a few years ago, a great many people would have laughed in your face.

Data for the week ending September 21. Last week’s figures here.

  • Nintendo DS – 61,242
  • Wii – 29,921
  • PSP – 28,674
  • Xbox 360 – 13,777
  • PlayStation 3 – 8,156
  • PlayStation 2 – 7,720



  1. SilentLoner

    Wasn’t this disputed last week? Worrying if true though

    #1 6 years ago
  2. morriss

    No. 360 outselling Wii was disputed.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. patlike

    Going to be funny if it’s the same next week. Not great for Sony, this.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. David

    maybe this might make them drop the price of there console. :P I can hope cause I’m not paying for one till its below £200.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. onyxbox

    This is a little shocking, but who can blame the Japanese for bying the system that, to be fair, has more content suited to their tastes.

    It’s about time Sony (after 2 years?) had some JRPGS in the catalogue… I guess we’ll have to see what turns up at TGS in a couple of weeks.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Robo_1

    Good, hopefully this will be the kick up the arse Sony need.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Blerk

    I reckon they’ll be about equal next week. Could go either way.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Tiger Walts

    Quite odd really, there were no 360 titles in the top ten game sales last week yet the system sells. Maybe it’s getting a bit of word-of-mouth support, I’d like to see how those exclusive JRPG titles are ticking over.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Infinite Undiscovery was at 13, selling about 9,000 copies, so that could theoretically account for most of the ‘extra’ 360s that sold this week (above and beyond the 5,000 or so a week they were selling pre-Tales). Cheaper price and a couple of decent games have obviously had the desired effect, and I somehow doubt that Sony’s apparent apathy towards the region has done them much harm either.

    Bit of a lull for them now, unfortunately – they have to wait for November and the release of Last Remnant before they have another big Japanese game to tempt them with.

    #9 6 years ago

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