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Wed, Nov 26, 2008 | 08:50 GMT
Kotaku’s reporting that Wii’s hit the 7 million mark in Japan.
The target was reached in the period between December 2006 (launch) and November 23, according to Enterbrain.
Sales of the machine are slowing. Wii hit 5 million sales in January this year, then 6 million in May.
More through the link.
Fri, Oct 03, 2008 | 06:33 BST
Enterbrain figures have shown this morning that Xbox 360 outsold PS3 in Japan in September.
Microsoft sold 53,547 units of the 360 in the four weeks to September 28, compared with 33,071 units of the PS3.
Wii sold more than both of them put together, obviously: the machine moved 109,548 units in the month.
Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 10:59 BST
Enterbrain’s published Japanese hardware and software sales figures for the first six month of the year, following news last night that the market has dropped back 21.3 percent in the period.
DS (DS and DS Lite)
First half of the year: 1,314,919
Total units sold: 23,484,680
First half of the year: 1,583,731
Total units sold: 10,157,757
First half of the year: 1,105,174
Total units sold: 6,800,753
First half of the year: 352,457
Total units sold: 2,361,949
First half of the year: 138,740
Total units sold: 741,298
Mario Kart Wii
First half of the year: 1,744,387
Total units sold: 1,744,387
Monster Hunter Portable 2ndG
First half of the year: 1,602,386
Total units sold: 2,425,651
First half of the year: 1,481,725
Total units sold: 1,481,725
Dragon Quest V
First half of the year: 1,152,229
Total units sold: 1,152,229
First half of the year: 845,238
Total units sold: 2,607,431
Fri, Aug 01, 2008 | 12:02 BST
Enterbrain’s reported Japanese hardware sales for July, and PSP’s still flying in the Far East with over 250,000 units sold. No Xbox 360 figures were released, unfortunately “not pretty” probably sums it up. Details below.
- PSP – 256,765 units
- DS – 217,639 units
- Wii – 171,851 units
- PS3 – 54,823 units
Tue, Jul 22, 2008 | 15:22 BST
Famitsu boss Hirokazu Hamamura has told MCV that he believes issues strangling PS3′s development in Japan are being eradicated, although a price cut is needed this year to boost sales.
“The PS3’s penetration pace has been slower than I expected,” he said. “Its higher price tag and software development difficulties have been major causes for stalling the growth of its installed base. However, these problems are gradually being resolved.
“If the console gets another price cut by the year-end shopping season, I believe its penetration pace will become accelerated.”
A price cut in Europe would be great as well, Sony. Sony?
Fri, Jul 04, 2008 | 19:31 BST
According to this Mainichi report, Famitsu figures show that PSP is leading the way in terms of hardware sales in Japan so far this year, with 1,964,461 units sold from January to June.
Wii is in second place so far with 1,720,263 units sold, with DS in third place at 1,593,844.
No figures for PS3 or 360.
Thu, Jul 03, 2008 | 10:53 BST
This Reuters article’s reported that Wii sold 235,990 units in Japan last month, while PS3 moved 139,494 machines.
Figures for the other formats aren’t included, unfortunately, but these numbers have been issued by Enterbrain, so expect the lot either today or tomorrow.
Thu, Apr 17, 2008 | 17:15 BST
According to this IGN report, Enterbrain president Hirakazu Hamamura has issued a statement claiming he was misquoted by Bloomberg and never said that we can expect a new version of DS to premiere at E3 this year.
From the piece:
According to the Enterbrain statement, Hamamura did suggest that we continue to pay close attention to the DS in the future. He also said that he’s looking forward to E3. However, in light of the popularity of the system and Nintendo’s difficulty in maintaining stock on a worldwide basis, he actually believes it unlikely that Nintendo would release a new form factor or a successor model.
The internet had a reasonably serious quiver last week when the Famitsu chief apparently said that a new DS model would air in LA this summer.
Sat, Apr 12, 2008 | 07:23 BST
According to this Japan Today report, Famitsu publisher Enterbrain has predicted that hardware and software sales in Japan will peak at 710.4 billion yen in 2008 and to fall to 671.1 billion yen in 2010.
However, the market for online games is expected to continue growing and to reach 320.5 billion yen in 2010, bringing the total market for game consoles and online games to 991.6 billion yen.