Japan: Xbox 360 outsells PS3 2.5-to-1
Microsoft’s Xbox 360 scored a notable victory in Japan during the week ended August 10, shifting almost 25,000 units to outsell the PS3 2.5-1.
The console’s jump in popularity – it sold 5,359 units the previous week – was no doubt fueled by the release of Namco Bandai’s Tales of Vesperia, which debuted at No4 in the software chart after selling 108,000 copies.
Nintendo’s DS topped the hardware chart, according to sales data compiled by Media Create, overtaking the long-running bestseller, Sony’s PSP, although just 2,000 sales separated the handheld pair.
Nintendo’s Wii was comfortably the bestselling home console once again, moving 38,000 units, followed by the Xbox 360.
The PS3, which racked up just shy of 10,000 sales, held onto its narrow lead over its predecessor.
Nintendo DS – 60,434
PSP – 58,501
Wii – 38,506
Xbox 360 – 24,962
PlayStation 3 – 9,673
PlayStation 2 – 8,503
Picture credit: Kotaku