Lifetime Japanese console sales sees 360 grow 157% in last half year

Tuesday, 21st October 2008 09:03 GMT By Mike

According to GameDaily, current generation lifetime console sales in Japan show that Xbox 360 has grow 157 percent in the last seventh months; higher than any console or handheld on the market.

“During the March-September period, the Xbox 360 sold 138,740 units compared to 88,292 during the same time a year earlier,” says the piece.

“Conversely, the DS Lite, which has already sold a whopping 17 million in Japan, grew only 37.1 percent. The PS3 meanwhile grew 88.5 percent, the Wii 68.2 percent, and the PS2 57.1 percent.”

It’s still in last place, mind. Full figures below:

  • PS2: 21,454,325
  • DS Lite: 17,080,747
  • PSP: 10,181,888
  • Wii: 6,826,612
  • DS: 6,449,206
  • PS3: 2,369,484
  • Xbox 360: 748,992

Bit more through the link.

By Mike Bowden




    It might not be in last place come this time next year…

    Just you wait and see.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Heh – no chance. I think they’ll probably break a million, and I’m sure they’ll be pretty happy with that. The real question for them is how to get off to a better start next time around.

    #2 6 years ago

    Yeah, well this time last year, nobody thought that the 360 would outsell the PS3 for 5 weeks in a row…

    Now look.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Yeah, but nobody expected the PS3 to sell like dog shit either. :-D

    The 360 doesn’t sell consistently well enough to even catch the PS3, never mind pass it.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. morriss

    Yeah, no chance. If they can reach between 1-1.5 million units sold by this time next year they’ll be delighted.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    Yeah, you wont find many people that would have thought the 360 could do a million in Japan. Then again, you wont find many people that would have thought the 360 could be outselling the PS3 2 years after the PS3′s launch in the US either.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. LeD

    People may laugh at MS’s fortunes in Japan, but they’re just stubbornly grinding their way up, which seems to be fitting in the land of RPGs! With so many local devs on boards, and relative success abroad with new IPs or existing licenses, I think they have every chance of a breaktrough with their next console.
    They’ll have to make an extra effort for design, reliability, size and launch price though.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Blerk

    I don’t think there are many people laughing any more, tbh. The only people in a position to laugh are Sony and… well… they don’t really have much to laugh about.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Tonka

    You know you are in trouble when that kind of growth leaves you in the 3rd place.


    #9 6 years ago
  10. Tonka

    See. That wasn’t so hard.

    #10 6 years ago

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