GameCube outsells Playstation2 in Japan
Reports from Bloomberg Japan and Media Create show that the Nintendo GameCube outsold the Sony Playstation2 in Japan for the first time since the systems' release. Sales figures for the week ending August 31st, 2003 show the GameCube coming in second behind the GameBoy Advance SP with 35,600 units sold, while the Playstation2 was outsold by a mere 300 units with a total of 35,300 units sold.
However, according to these reports, sales for the Playstation2 in Japan are still strong, with the system currently outpacing the GameCube in Japan by more than 10.5 million units.
9/5/2003 Ryan Hartmann