Wii Batters PS3 Almost 3-1 in Japan

Wii outsold PlayStation 3 by nearly three to one in January, said Japan's game magazine publisher, Enterbrain. According to the publisher, Nintendo sold around 405,000 Wii units last month, compared with around 148,000 units of PS3. Enterbrain reckons the figures are this way round because there's a wider range of games for Wii and PS3's higher price tag is hindering sales. Sounds about right to us. "There could be a price cut for the PS3 by the end of the year, and more software titles will hit the market. I expect the PS3 to be doing better after a while," Enterbrain President Hirokazu Hamamura told Reuters. "Of course, the Wii will keep running ahead all the while."

News source: CVG

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Nintendo's goal isn't to be number one; they don't need to be. Unlike Sony, they are making money out of every unit sold. So it doesn't need to win the market, they're playing their own game and winning.

Just as long as Sony continues to circle the drain in one way or the other. I am doing everything I can to not support them in anyway, shape or form. I hate Sony!!!! Rock On!!! :suspicious:

And don't foget that Sony is losing money with every PS3. On the other hand Nintendo is winning more money.

I disagree with Xero. I think every current gen system will thrive. I don't think any of the major game companies will be going home crying, at least when it comes to consumers.

Actually in my group of friends, only two own Wiis, while 360 and/or PS3 owners are rampant.

You know Nintendo is a Japan based company aswell? Its not abnormal to hear they are doing as good there as they are everywhere else. The Wii is a great system, but I don't think its going to win in the end. I still have to buy one though

You know, you might want to actually read what I wrote, because everything you said I had already said in mine. Think before you post next time.

Ditto. Sony is very similar to the Liberal party of Canada as they have become too decadent and is proving that even if you have better hardware, it doesn't guarantee success.