Xbox 360 Trumps PS3 in Japan

Xbox 360 Trumps PS3 in Japan

Weekly Xbox 360 sales jumped phenomenally in Japan during the week ended November 4 to outsell Sony’s rival next-gen console.

The latest data from Media Create shows that weekly Xbox 360 sales rose from 3,718 to 17,673, while PS3 sales fell slightly to 17,434. The rise in 360 sales is most likely attributable to the successful release of Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, which sold almost 80,000 copies in its first week on sale to enter the Japanese software chart at No2.

 

In comparison, Mario Galaxy, which shifted over 250,000 copies in its debut week, helped boost Wii sales by only 10,000 units.

 

Nintendo’s DS is still the clear frontrunner in Japan, while Sony’s handheld PSP again fell just short of the 60,000 sales barrier.

 

Weekly hardware sales from October 29 to November 4:

 

Nintendo DS – 78,599
PSP – 59,714  
Wii – 37,617
Xbox 360 – 17,673
PlayStation 3 – 17,434
PlayStation 2 – 10,209
Game Boy Advance SP – 206
GameCube – 155
Game Boy Micro – 113

 

Sales data compiled by Media Create.