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Wii outsells PS3 5 to 1

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by Thundercun7, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Thundercun7

    Thundercun7 Banned

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    Nintendo's Wii Widens Lead Over Sony's PS3 in Japan in May

    By Pavel Alpeyev

    June 4 (Bloomberg) -- Nintendo Co., the world's third- biggest maker of video-game players, widened its lead in Japan last month after its Wii consoles and DS portable players outsold products from Sony Corp., a research firm said.

    Nintendo sold 251,794 of its newest game machines in May, outselling Sony's PlayStation 3 consoles five to one, Tokyo- based research firm Enterbrain Inc. said today in a faxed statement. The PS3 trailed the Wii by four to one in April.

    The PS3, equipped with the industry's most powerful gaming chip, is falling further behind the cheaper Wii, undermining Sony's ability to recoup investments into the machine. Kyoto, Japan-based Nintendo has forecast sales of the new consoles, where gamers swing motion-sensor controllers to play games such as bowling and tennis, will triple this fiscal year.

    Microsoft Corp.'s game-player sales trailed Sony's in Japan last month, with the U.S. company selling 11,082 of its Xbox 360 machines, the Enterbrain report said.

    Nintendo's handheld DS player outsold Sony's PlayStation Portable five to one in May, Enterbrain said. The company sold 620,670 of the touch-screen players, compared with 123,673 PSPs.


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  2. madbeanman

    madbeanman WiiChat Member

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    I thought Wii was outselling PS3 7 to 1 in Japan recently although that may have bee for just one week. Anywho go Wii.
     
  3. Riviet

    Riviet WiiChat Veteran

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    ... Wow, that's some impressive stuff Nintendo have achieved.
     
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    Wii_BrEnDo2007 Gran Turismo

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    woo-hoo we own sony
     
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    In April it was 4:1 so I wonder if the trend will continue?
     
  6. in touch with the wii

    in touch with the wii prez , you suck :p

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    well the problem is they are not getting much more then sony since the ps3 costs so much
     
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    Sony is going to get ***** slapped by Wii and 360 this fall. One word, one number.....Halo...3. Galaxy, Brawl, and Prime. THE END
     
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    5 to 1 for the month of may in Japan, not bad. I am interested in seeing the US numbers
     
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  9. zachp18

    zachp18 me two game systems below

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    this is great news! the ps3 had so much hype going into launch, and the wii has thought as to some people as just a "toy". but now the underdog is winning this battle.:lol:
     
  10. TortillaChip520

    TortillaChip520 One of the Oceanic 6

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    but doesnt the ps3 outprice the wii 5 to 1???
     
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    slightly more than 2 to 1, depending on where you live.
     
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    To sell so many units, the games have been disappointing so far. I know they will get better (I hope). You would think there would be better games since they have sold so many systems.
     
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    Yeah but the point is the Wii is designed to sell for a profit where the PS3 sells for the loss meaning bad times for Sony.
     
  14. BrandonMcAuslan

    BrandonMcAuslan Special Olympics Medalist

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    Its only a matter of time before the PS3 guys see this thread and come here in force, to assault you with their "technical specs" and talk about the ps3s "amazing processing power"... Run! Run whilst you still can!
     
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    I would like to hope that this trend continues, but I think once Metal Gear Solid and Grand Theft Auto 4 are released, and when the PS3 prices drop significantly, this trend will die. Unless, of course, the price of the Wii drops, and if the Wii continues to release totally awesome games.
     
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    Wiil Wii All Love The Wii

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    Sony is for dipshits!!! :lol: woop
     
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    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    Lol. PS3 is a good price for what your getting, Plus Sony has never been popular is Japan, While Nintendo are a Japanese company, I'd much rather prefer to see the US Figures
     
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    "Yes you heard it right, Americans bought 360,000 Wii consoles in April compared to 82,000 PS3s and 174,000 of Microsoft Xbox 360’s sold within the same time.
    This information comes from the NPD Group which compiles monthly sales data and the New York Times".

    "According to David Riley, a Senior Manager at NPD Group, that puts the Wii's total sales since its release at 2.5 million units, a little less than half of the Xbox 360's 5.4 million total units sold, and roughly twice the PlayStation 3's 1.3 million. All sales figures are for the U.S. alone. "

    Wii is catching up fast.


    http://www.smarthouse.com.au/Gaming/Industry/A8F7M7J3
     
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    I know a few people who bought the PS3 with no interest in games. They just wanted a cheap blue ray player!

    Edit: I just realized this the OP was about Japan. The Wii outsold the PS3 in the USA 4:1 in April
     
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  20. XwiimasturX

    XwiimasturX Don't Mind Me. I'm Stupid

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    haha. i love articles like this. my friend owns a ps3 and he's always like "the wii is just a fad."

    all i ever have to say is "look at the numbers"

    he says the same thing about how the psp is superior over the ds.

    and i say the same thing.
     

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