Friday, November 30th 2007

Overall PS3 Demand in Japan Beats Wii

For the past couple weeks, we've been hearing that the PlayStation3 has been beating the Nintendo Wii in sheer sales week-by-week. While hardcore Nintendo and Microsoft fans will be happy to hear that this streak has ended (on the week ending 11/25, Nintendo sold 54,362 Wiis and Sony sold 50,564 PS3s), massive PS3 sales the other three weeks certainly helped Sony out. According to the latest sales figures, 183,217 PS3s were sold in November, as opposed to 159,193 Wiis. The Xbox 360 did not sell anywhere near that well in Japan, with total sales at roughly 26,000 units in November.

Source: Reg Hardware
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25 Comments on Overall PS3 Demand in Japan Beats Wii

#1
hacker111
The PS3 is still owning the compitition.....Not a surpirse:respect:
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#2
Schmuv
Did Sony pay you for writing news about the PS3 sales beating Wii every day?
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#3
NamesDontMatter
Really hearing this much about PS3 vs Wii, is kind of dumb and inconsequential. One week this, one week that, the only numbers that matter are quarterly and yearly.
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#4
Basard
by: NamesDontMatter
Really hearing this much about PS3 vs Wii, is kind of dumb and inconsequential. One week this, one week that, the only numbers that matter are quarterly and yearly.
exactly. in my opinion, they both suck... Wii not so much as PS3... They need to focus more on GAMES, and less on SYSTEM BLOATEDNESS. Who really cares if you have a 40Gb hd or not? apparently some people do. It's not like you have to INSTALL the game. If you have to put your stupid Nickleback album on your gaming system, so you can listen to "this is how you remind me" 5000 times looped while you play whatever it is that you play on PS3, then really, honestly, stfu and get a computer.:banghead:

What happened to the days when you could actually buy something that WORKED and use it for years? Crap, my friend still has an origional Nintendo, Nintendo 64, ps1, ps2 (new little one), and Sega Genisis, they all STILL WORK. And none of them fill with dust every month. None of them double as space heaters. You just stick a game in, push power, and it works. AND you don't have to sort through an OPERATING SYSTEM just to play your stupid game. How long do people expect these systems to last under normal operating conditions? And if your a serious gamer, they will fill with dust in a matter of months. God only knows what will happen to these systems if you have a cat or dog. Either wait till the technology evolves enough to where it runs cool passively, or don't make them at all, thats my opinion. The "new" ps2s are great, small, cool, and they work. PS3's are about 15x the size.... Come on guys.

If they would quit adding every port known to man to their system, maybe they would have launched a bit more smoothly, and cost about 150 bucks less, and people would have actually baught them. PS2 sales werent THAT bad when they launched, because the systems WORKED. Yeah, the cool graphics on the new ones are nice, but keep it at that, don't add all the bells and whistles that a computer has, it's NOT needed, and not even really WANTED by a lot of people that just want to play a game.

And, judging just by the graph attached, the only thing sony is owning is a few weeks of sales(if you can even call an extra 20,000 units ownage), other than that, sony is getting owned by the Wii very much so. Since april, Wii's sold about an average of 275,000 units a month. Sony never even broke 100,000....
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#5
LiNKiN
Staff
There are people who prefer a Cadillac over a Lincoln. If you want a Lincoln, fine. It someone would rather have a Cadillac, let them. Complaining won't do any good. It's not up to any of you what a system will or will not have. :nutkick: P.S. Options are good.....bells and whistles are what propels one system over the other.
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#6
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
You know i never really likes or understood the wii i mean i think its a good interactive/educational tool since nintendo seems to be real big on like video games for 4 year olds...but honestly i like to start up my consoles and just sit and chill not stand up and fling my arms about.......
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#7
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
That is quite a surprise actually.
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#8
ChaoticBlankness
by: LiNKiN
There are people who prefer a Cadillac over a Lincoln. If you want a Lincoln, fine. It someone would rather have a Cadillac, let them. Complaining won't do any good. It's not up to any of you what a system will or will not have. :nutkick: P.S. Options are good.....bells and whistles are what propels one system over the other.
I'm a Cadillac (PS3) man myself. ;)
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#9
cjoyce1980
this is only because there aint any wii's left and there to dumb to get a real console.
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#10
Ravenas
by: Schmuv
Did Sony pay you for writing news about the PS3 sales beating Wii every day?
I would say it's more of a big surprise to people, and that's why it's in the news so much lately. I personally don't like the Wii, but the truth be told it held the top sells everywhere. It's not that there is a Sony biased here, it's just a big surprise to everyone.
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#11
lemonadesoda
In Other News

Every Wii was sold... the shops ran out of stock.

50% of PS3's are sitting in shop stock.

PS3 SOLD MORE than Wii.

DEMAND FOR Wii is greater than PS3.
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#12
F-22
by: LiNKiN
There are people who prefer a Cadillac over a Lincoln. If you want a Lincoln, fine. It someone would rather have a Cadillac, let them. Complaining won't do any good. It's not up to any of you what a system will or will not have. :nutkick: P.S. Options are good.....bells and whistles are what propels one system over the other.
Wrong!!!

Saying


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as PS3 is to Wii is completely misrepresentative.
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A more accurate analogy would be,
PS3 is to Wii; as


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(the lifted monster truck wheels are how I see the Wii's motion sensing: Someone took a crappy old car (game system) and slapped on a cheap, unresponsive, impractical, stupid, gimmicky, off-road kit (motion senser) to make the POS stand out and look cool to morons (and 4 year olds) who don't know anything about cars (Video Games.)

PS. Xbox360 is still the best tho! WOOT
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#13
eidairaman1
Wii isnt bloated as much as the PS3/XB
by: Basard
exactly. in my opinion, they both suck... Wii not so much as PS3... They need to focus more on GAMES, and less on SYSTEM BLOATEDNESS. Who really cares if you have a 40Gb hd or not? apparently some people do. It's not like you have to INSTALL the game. If you have to put your stupid Nickleback album on your gaming system, so you can listen to "this is how you remind me" 5000 times looped while you play whatever it is that you play on PS3, then really, honestly, stfu and get a computer.:banghead:

What happened to the days when you could actually buy something that WORKED and use it for years? Crap, my friend still has an origional Nintendo, Nintendo 64, ps1, ps2 (new little one), and Sega Genisis, they all STILL WORK. And none of them fill with dust every month. None of them double as space heaters. You just stick a game in, push power, and it works. AND you don't have to sort through an OPERATING SYSTEM just to play your stupid game. How long do people expect these systems to last under normal operating conditions? And if your a serious gamer, they will fill with dust in a matter of months. God only knows what will happen to these systems if you have a cat or dog. Either wait till the technology evolves enough to where it runs cool passively, or don't make them at all, thats my opinion. The "new" ps2s are great, small, cool, and they work. PS3's are about 15x the size.... Come on guys.

If they would quit adding every port known to man to their system, maybe they would have launched a bit more smoothly, and cost about 150 bucks less, and people would have actually baught them. PS2 sales werent THAT bad when they launched, because the systems WORKED. Yeah, the cool graphics on the new ones are nice, but keep it at that, don't add all the bells and whistles that a computer has, it's NOT needed, and not even really WANTED by a lot of people that just want to play a game.

And, judging just by the graph attached, the only thing sony is owning is a few weeks of sales(if you can even call an extra 20,000 units ownage), other than that, sony is getting owned by the Wii very much so. Since april, Wii's sold about an average of 275,000 units a month. Sony never even broke 100,000....
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#14
F-22
^ Exactly.. It's not bloated with all those powerful CPUs and GPUs, and high-res capabilites. It IS bloated with toddler games tho...
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#15
effmaster
by: F-22
^ Exactly.. It's not bloated with all those powerful CPUs and GPUs, and high-res capabilites. It IS bloated with toddler games tho...
Ha ha did you forget about Manhunt 2 being out yet:laugh::laugh:
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#16
eidairaman1
by: F-22
^ Exactly.. It's not bloated with all those powerful CPUs and GPUs, and high-res capabilites. It IS bloated with toddler games tho...
The CPUs that are in the PS3/XB360 were those from P4 Era, they are not that fast, they are yesterdays technology, you can build a PC for about 300 dollars and it still be better
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#17
effmaster
by: eidairaman1
The CPUs that are in the PS3/XB360 were those from P4 Era, they are not that fast, they are yesterdays technology, you can build a PC for about 300 dollars and it still be better
What planet are you from?

If they were from the Pentium 4 era then they wouldnt have multiple cores would they? But guess what the 360 has 3 cores and 6 virtual cores while the PS3 has 8 cores with 7 active for gaming purposes:slap:
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#18
Ravenas
by: effmaster
What planet are you from?

If they were from the Pentium 4 era then they wouldnt have multiple cores would they? But guess what the 360 has 3 cores and 6 virtual cores while the PS3 has 8 cores with 7 active for gaming purposes:slap:
I'm wondering what the next batch of processors will be like on say as PS4... :D
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#19
Wile E
Power User
by: eidairaman1
The CPUs that are in the PS3/XB360 were those from P4 Era, they are not that fast, they are yesterdays technology, you can build a PC for about 300 dollars and it still be better
No, not even close. Not even the same architecture. Just look at the PS3's folding stats to get an idea of it's potential. It far surpasses P4.

I can't say anything about 360's cpu, as I don't know much about it.
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#20
jocksteeluk
No doubt the sales reflect the saturation of the Wii in comparison to the Ps3, like i have said before unless people are buying more than one Wii just for the sake of it it is pretty obvious that sales would fall once it nears 100% market saturation and on the other hand the reduction in price for the ps3 has generated sales spike shown on that chart.
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#21
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Wii is still hard to get ahold of. PS3 on the other hand, has ample supply :)

Oh an LiNKiN, ^5 FTW BRO! Couldnt have said it better myself.
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#22
MidnightScott
by: F-22
^ Exactly.. It's not bloated with all those powerful CPUs and GPUs, and high-res capabilites. It IS bloated with toddler games tho...
First of all the Wii isn't bloated with toddler games. I don't see Barney, Sesame Street, and crap like that on it, do you? Also, the Wii has good games, something the PS3 STILL doesn't have.

Also, you are just being a fanboy. Not everyone is into just blowing stuff up, I myself like the Wii because it gives me all the stuff I ever wanted out of games. I even got Metroid knowing it was a game where you blow stuff up, and I liked it. (I never liked Metroid before then). Playing FPS by using the Analog stick to aim at the screen gets old. I like that with the Wii you can point and shoot like the old arcade games, it makes you feel like you are actually within the game (this is why people complain about Manhunt 2 mimicking real ways to kill someone, even though they censored the scenes)

Honestly, I don't think a toddler could finish Super Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Resident Evil 4 and the like. And the one thing I can admit is that Nintendo still doesn't know what they are doing with their online service, I like thats it free, but Friend Codes ARE annoying and will always be that way. It ticked me off that online games didn't utilize the Wii Friends List...instead each game or Mii has its own code.

Wii's are so hard to find because Nintendo is only making close to 2 Million a month, and since it's Christmas all of the Wii's are being sent to the US & Europe to gear up sales. Nintendo is winning because they are trying to expand the market, what do you have to bash for it. You know all of you grew up on NES & SNES, so I don't want to hear you bashing Nintendo just for trying to expand the market. And no one really has to worry about hardcore games becoming easy for the casual audience, they are already coexisting pretty well. We can all look forward to Brawl and the kooky No More Heroes in February.
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#24
Darren
by: hacker111
The PS3 is still owning the competition.....Not a surprise:respect:
Wii has been beating PS3's sales since its release. Sony's overall sales are pitiful in comparison to Nintendo's overall sales. PS3 has only marginally snatched last months sales, well we are in December now so one month of a year of loosing to Nintendo is nothing to be proud of. Secondly those statistics are only in Japan. Europe and America are also heavy video game influences, and in those countries PS3's sales are again pitiful.

So to reiterate, Sony can have the victory in November in Japan alone, Nintendo will just have every other month in Japan plus Europe and America. Silly fan boy saying ignorant stuff.:banghead:

PS. I don't even like the Wii or PS3 or any other console on that matter, strictly PC gamer for me!
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#25
Darren
Someone praise my post, sick of fan boys saying stupid stuff!
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