PS3 Poised To Catch Wii In Japan, PSP Chasing DS
Back in 2007, the idea of the PlayStation 3 outselling the Wii was not only unlikely, it was downright laughable.
In the end, the PS3 may never surpass the Wii in terms of worldwide sales, regardless of the recent shift in popularity. But the crazed fad that was Nintendo's smash hit creation has waned in Japan...to the point where the PS3 should actually beat it in sales. According to Media Create's latest figures, a mere 3,000 units separate the two consoles in the year-to-date race. Currently, the Wii sits at just over 1 million sold in Japan in 2010, while the PS3 is nipping at its heels at 997,187. So far, the stats look like this (a far cry from 2007):
1. DS – 1,597,712
2. PSP – 1,421,678
3. Wii – 1,000,482
4. PS3 – 997,187
5. Xbox 360 – 150,649
6. PS2 – 58,649
Well, at least we're finally past the time when the PS2 was outselling the 360 in Japan and in another surprising development, the PSP is closing in on the DS. Yeah, the all-powerful, always-dominating DS, that has trounced the PSP ever since the portable rivalry of this generation began. The trend continues: Sony has always been a slow starter but it seems that once the ball starts to roll, it's tough to stop it.
9/10/2010 10:37:10 AM Ben Dutka