PS3 beat Wii in Japan last month

Monday, 6th April 2009 16:13 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Enterbrain’s confirmed that PS3 outsold Wii in Japan in March, the first time the Sony machine’s been ahead of the Nintendo console for 16 months.

PS3 sold 146,948 units in the five weeks up to March 29, compared with 99,335 units the Wii and 43,172 units of Xbox 360.

Yakuza 3‘s been pegged as the reason for the spike.

More on Reuters.



  1. Blerk

    PS3 saved in Japan by… Sega! Oh, the ironies! :-D

    #1 6 years ago

    It’s official now.

    The Wii is a fad!

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Syrok

    Ah, I wondered when you would post that news. :)

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Shatner

    What? That makes no sense!

    Nintendo aren’t in competition with Sony or Microsoft so this comparison is meaningless.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Blerk

    It isn’t, you’re right. And both sides would agree. Unless for some reason they ‘get one over’ on the other and it’s beneficial to their marketing departments to temporarily forget that fact.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Ratso

    Ding dong, the witch is dead!

    Or just sleeping for a month.

    #6 6 years ago

    Even though they arent in competition its a great feat to sell more then the Wii. I beat if it was Xbox Greenturd would be having a field day with this news.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Prof Power Glove

    Well done Sony. At least in Japan, people will always love you and the way you do things with Sega.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. SlayerGT

    Good. Now bring the game west.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. samaBR

    well, it’s no big deal.
    at this point, every japanese has your wii. time to move on.

    #10 6 years ago

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