PS3 Sales Surge 707%, Xbox 360 Sales Plummet 70%


A comparison of the post-price cut Japanese sales figures for the major consoles reveals that PS3 sales have rocketed 707% compared to the same period a year earlier, whilst Xbox 360 sales have actually decreased 70%, in spite of price cuts.

The figures, based on Enterbrain data:

PS3: 707%

PSP: 126%

Wii: 29%

360: -70%

All these consoles have had their prices slashed recently, with effects ranging from extreme in the case of the PS3, to completely ineffectual in the case of the Xbox 360, which now appears to be in an irrecoverable position in Japan.

Of course, nobody expects this boost for the PS3 to be permanent, although the release of Final Fantasy XIII is just around the corner…

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    Comment by LanceRayne
    Comment by Anonymous
    17:42 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    People like you should stop with this dumb reason.

    It's a Sony doesn't mean that much anymore...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:15 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, the 360 is the only console to show an increase in sales this year compared to the same period last year, worldwide. So in the grand scheme of things this statistic serves no purpose other than sparking more fanboy comments and showing how japanese people dont buy 360s (which everyone who visits this site probably already knows)

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:01 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Clearly the Japs have learnt not to buy the Xbox after the Vesperia debacle.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:20 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Less sony dick sucking, more guro news that makes me laugh at how sick humanity is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:48 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, 50% of this forum is Sony Dick Sucking.

    The other 50% is loli news that makes people laugh at how sick humanity is. Or like being just sick enough to pass.

    So you were kinda right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:20 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stop saying that in every topic

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:33 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sorry, I meant to reply to the post above me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:34 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm talking about:


    Comment by Anonymous
    08:21 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    repeating it doesn't help XD

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    Comment by echelon64
    07:29 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck console,

    PC for the win.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:37 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    fuck PC

    hand held FTW

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:42 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So the price will go low enough for me to buy a ntsc-j xbox360 now? How do I get it fixed if it RROD on me if I live outside the region? / starts ordering xbox360 games...

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    Comment by Fapping Time
    07:29 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh Shit!!! PS3, still don't fucking care....

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:28 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Let me guess, Mysterious Voice: I'm gonna try and say something positive on the Xbox side of things, and you're gonna pull out a gun and force me to say something else. You ever heard the phrase "to each his own"?

    Mysterious Voice: "Yes. It went out of style with the advent of the internet."

    Well, why can't I say anything nice about the 360?

    Mysterious Voice: "Because of it's mediocre title lineup, because of an even worse rate of success, and because it was made in the USA, the worst country in the world."

    Uh huh.

    Mysterious Voice: "Then again, console users are nothing compared to the PC Gaming Master Race, so either way you slice it it's stale."

    ...that being said, I have no comment. Only that 707% is a rather odd number. As is 120%.

    *gun clicks*

    Well, it IS!

    Mysterious Voice: *gun fires* "You never learn."

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    Comment by El Chaos
    10:29 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    MV is quite the short-tempered lad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:45 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mysterious Voice: "When you've been living in the head of someone like this guy and have to put up with everything he does or thinks about doing, you're going to want to break out. Of course I have a short temper; I have a very good reason to."

    And yes, I'm going to find where he keeps his armory one day and do something about it.

    Mysterious Voice: "You will try. And you will fail."

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:39 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    that mystery voice is that of a wee lad!?

    video games really DO make people violent...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:25 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mysterious Voice: "It's the internet. Subtlety is not an option."

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    Comment by Chris
    22:21 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mysterious Voice: Ritsuko Akagi, the truth is that the Xbox 360 is a failure console.

    Ritsuko: You liar.


    Comment by Anonymous
    13:24 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mysterious Voice: "Either you are a worthless imitator, or it seems that my appearance has caused other Mysterious Voices to break free of their spineless owners.

    Either way, I am the original Mysterious Voice, and ergo, everything else that tries to be like me is a pale imitation.

    Now if you'll excuse me, I think I need to see how my armory's holding up."

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:37 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    xbox fails enough said. now die like the dreamcast all we need is playstation honestly...

    Dreamcast was good though.

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    Comment by JanusVX
    09:14 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    +1 honestly, 360 is down a steep slope never to return... and to all the 360 fan boys pj natal = false hope.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:28 26/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What about the DS?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:56 26/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everyone already has a 360. So of course the sails will be lowered and the boat will sink. The only people still buying a 360 are the poor guys, mexicans, and those who gave up and finding good shooters for their PS3

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:07 26/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck all systems. PC ftw. I dont care what anyone says. I can play any Game system game on my computer and use a Sony or MS or old style controller. Why would I invest in systems that can't be upgraded when I can play them all on my computer that can be slowly upgraded to face new times. pointless shit. "ooh a system is on the tv" screw that. so is my computer. HDMI supporting 1080p I can play a 360 game and watch a blu Ray movie while downloading porn and listening to music on the same screen. Fucking do that System gamers.

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    Comment by Gilley234
    19:28 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    well, you have a point, but not a lotta ppl are very computer-literate, so they have issues setting shit up like that. (fucking idiots)

    the only advantage to game systems, is for those who have laptops, like myself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:25 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    707% eh? call me back when they actually catch up to the entire console lifetime sales that the 360 has had, until then this is pretty irrelevant, save for the fact I might actually be able to afford a next gen console now. For the record I don't have a bias either, seeing as I don't own any : p I'm just going for whatever will give me the most bang for my buck. Logic dictates its the 360 still, if not a Wii (which gets more mileage but is still limited by its kid friendly image and overall library, then again that's what we love about the Wii isn't it?).

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:44 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think sales are BS

    if you went by that Transformers 2 would have been a GOOD movie... which it is not

    either way though... it's the slim dammit, people want it, they'll buy it

    beats the high risk of RRoD, and that seems like a better investment in the long run

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:00 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    True, but from what my gf tells me they're repairing them for free now because of the rate at which it occurs, not exactly a good thing that they haven't had the common sense to fix it, but still its better than the service you'll get for a Broken Nintendo DSlite. ($70 to fix a broken hinge? Whats the replacement made out of Volvonium?) Honestly, I've always been a nintendo fan so I might go with that, but if my gf really wants to play together on x-box live I can't find a reason to say no : p Aside from the subscription charge =.= But hey, a small price to pay for a common interest amirite?

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    Comment by GodOfSpeed
    20:05 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh yes, the PS3 will get very high sales from last month onwards, because of the PS3 Slim and the new low price.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:56 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is only the PS3 version of FF13 in Japan
    it will bost the sales to overkill

    Square Enix was funded by MS to branch out of the contract from SONY

    They bough rights to Europe and US,
    but Japan was VERY EXPENSive^^

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:01 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, now both consoles have the same price and since both have pretty much the same library of games. Considering that, it is just obvious that at the time of picking one up, most would buy the console with more and superior capabilities? xD

    Its like buying groceries xD. Maybe some things cost the same, so all that is left is to decide in relation to quality xD

    Same process here

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    Comment by Chris
    22:10 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's like deciding between two types of lettuce when they're both similar priced, but you know that one of them goes bad 50% of the time within a day and the other doesn't.

    I think I know what lettuce I'd be buying :v

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:02 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As much as I like the 360 and PS3, there is no surprised the PS3 is failing in Japan. When was the last time an American-made videogame ANYTHING succeeded there? The MSX? And actually, the MSX was an IDEAL to standardize the PC lead by MS. They had Sony MSX systems so I don't really know if you can count that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:05 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I ment the 360 is failing in Japan, sorry.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:45 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Completely expected:
    1)It's a Sony.
    2) Price cut
    3) "New" product with new "features"
    4) It's Japan (related to 1)

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:50 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    that explain why xbox is popular in western countries

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:21 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...and is not popular in my house LoL

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:28 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    or mine

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:52 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder if they are going to have a Final Fantasy XIII + PS3 limited edition.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:07 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder if there will be a sun in the sky tomorrow!

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    Comment by fre1gn
    03:10 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd buy that

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    Comment by Artefact

    There is one, it has Lightning on the side.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:09 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If the 360 was made in Japan, it'd be a different story.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:12 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah, then it wouldn't have RRoD

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:16 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    YLOD says hi.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:32 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whatever you say. I have 6 friends with dead PS3s. 3 YLOD and 2 DREs.

    I would guess more around 10%, but whatever. Either way, Sony's shit fucks up too. It just does it later than sooner. Face it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:12 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    In the same >>>ONLINE POLL<<< that says only 3% of users with RROD wouldn't buy another 360? Hmmm...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:18 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    xbox failure rate is 58%. that's over half by the way. every other 360 fails. 1 in 2 fails.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:37 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This error affects something retardly small like 0.5% of PS3s it's not statistically significant compared to the fail rate of the 360 even considering their lead in console sales worldwide. So while it does have a similar error it is far more controlled and significantly less likely to occur.

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    Comment by Chris
    22:14 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    24-10-2009 15:12

    Sounds like genius marketing to me. If your Xbox 360 is past warranty, and it RROD's what are you going to do?

    Say fuck it to the library of games you built up over the years? No, you're going to buy a brand new Xbox.

    This is why they move a healthy amount of units in the US - the initial fanbase who bought Xbox 360s is much larger then in Japan, and they are still buying Xbox 360s years later.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:21 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    and all the cool games would have to pass the sony-rainbow-check. stfu.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:08 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    considering most games come out for both, who cares?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:30 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by Chris
    22:15 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sony check is more about ero-censorship. I assume most 'cool games' would be the extremely violent ones that are hardly affected by the check.

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