Xbox 360 outsells PlayStation 3 in Japan

By on October 3, 2008, 4:34 PM
It’s been a tough road so far, but it looks like the Xbox 360 might finally be making some headway in Japan. According to the latest data from Enterbrain, the Xbox 360 has outsold Sony’s PS3 for a full month – the first time ever in the country. Microsoft sold 53,547 units of the Xbox 360 in the four weeks to September 28, compared with 33,071 units of the PS3.

Xbox 360 sales in Japan were bolstered after a price cut on September 1, which brought the console’s price down to 19,800 yen ($189), but also due to strong demand for RPGs ‘Tales of Vesperia’ and ‘Infinite Undiscovery’. Unsurprisingly, though, the Nintendo Wii easily dominated the market in September with 109,548 units sold.

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Dang I was thinking this would be old news about how it actually outsold the PS3 for a week but this is impressive, 1 month of better sales in PS3's territory.
9Nails said:
Same here Outlaw! I use Firefox's Live Bookmarks to catch the headlines. I thought that I had read this in September, so something was wrong.I'm surprised that the Xbox 360 is doing so well in Japan! I had my suspicions that the only reason that it sold in Japan was due to American's living there. But with Japan's PS3 doing so horrible in sales, it just might be a titles vs. price issue that has finally been solved by Microsoft. I expect PS3 to follow suit now that the path has been revealed.More RPG titles and price cuts... Seems like an old formula that's now fresh in Japan. Who knew?
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