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Japan turns the other buttcheek to Wii, just this once

November 18, 2007

It’s hard for Wii to place outside the top 2 or 3 on a hardware sales list these days, but shit happens. A price cut, new color intro, and new controller for a competing console will do that to you.

  • Nintendo DS: 78,884
  • PlayStation Portable: 58,964
  • PlayStation 3: 55,924
  • Nintendo Wii: 34,456
  • PlayStation 2: 9043
  • Xbox 360: 5817

Feet up on desk, i await the day.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 18, 2007 3:03 pm

    My savings account swelling from intrest…I await the day as well.

  2. Joey permalink
    November 18, 2007 7:51 pm

    I wish Sony brings that new color over here at the other side of the world. That way, you can have all three consoles in white. Then again, my tv is black so that probably won’t look good.

    Anyway, with the PSP getting a good boost of sorts nowadays, I’m more interested in how long this is going to keep up for Sony. It seems to me that Japanese gamers just need a reason to buy a PS3–a reason that Sony really needs right about now.

  3. November 19, 2007 12:36 pm

    I’m not sure if Sony really “needs” right now for people to buy the PS3: since they are losing a lot of money on the sale of each console, they can only recuperate the investment if each PS3 buyer also buys at least 3 games for the console… they will need to wait a little longer for that!

  4. November 20, 2007 1:07 pm

    Actually no. Sony’s been selling off a lot of their manufacturing facilities for the Cell and other things in order to soften the losses from their games division, and they’ve received a ton of money for them. Millions, even. Anyway, with the architecurally altered 40gb PS3, the point is that Sony doesn’t lose money on each console like they used to. That’s outdated info.

    Ironically the 20gb PS3 was the biggest money loser for them, much more than the 60gb (and definitely significantly more than the 80gb and 40gb), and that’s discontinued. Sony can afford to sell consoles now!

  5. November 20, 2007 1:27 pm

    I see… so THAT’s why they are pushing the development for PS3 more now!

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