Media Create Co. has compiled a set of data from around 3,000 shops across Japan, extrapolated that into national sales estimates for the week ending January 14 and published figures this Friday. Overall the entire market for the next-gen consoles (PS3, Wii and Xbox 360) was poor this week, with total sales hitting an estimated 128,274 units.
The PlayStation 3 had sales at 25,531 units, the worst week since its launch in Japan. The Nintendo Wii had sales estimates at 93,708 units, the second-worst week of sales since the 85,439 units sold during the week immediately after it's launch. Bringing up the rear, sales of Microsoft's Xbox 360 totaled 9,035 units.
In the software ranking, Nintendo's "Wii Sports," which isn't bundled with the console in Japan, hit the No. 1 position with estimated sales of 61,399 units. The highest ranking PlayStation 3 game was "Resistance: Fall of Man" at No. 40. No Xbox 360 games appeared in the top 50.
News source: InfoWorld