Wii-PS3 sales gap slimming in Japan
Wii sales in Japan have typically crushed PS3 numbers exponentially. In June of this year, Nintendo sold 6 times as many Wiis as Sony did PS3s. That’s dandy – part of the reason why Nintendo is now the #3 company in terms of market value in Japan.
But there’s a tectonic shift occurring under all this. Every month since June, the difference of units sold between the two machines has been dwindling, just like our blog hits the past two weeks. Either the PS3 price slashing and software hits have proliferated its sales or Wiis are reaching saturation levels over there (actually, it’s both), but that discrepancy has shrunken down to a 2-to-1 lead in Wii’s favor during October. That’s still a beating, but considering the price circumstances and the sales trends since June, things are undoubtedly starting to change. With the holidays coming up, this is the perfect time to watch the NPD numbers intently to see if Sony finally gains a foothold in North America-land and Nintendo stumbles.
Now if you’ll excuse me, i’m gonna go slash Intendo’s prices and release a 40gb anti-fansite bundle to see if we get a good turnover on the comments.