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PS3 Japan sales trail behind Wii, 6:1

Posted: 04 Jul 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Wii game console? PS3? gaming industry?

Nintendo Wii game consoles extended its knockout streak for a fourth month as it outsold Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) in Japan by a ratio of over 6 to 1. This is according to a Reuters report, which cited data from Enterbrain game magazine.

Kyoto-based Nintendo reportedly sold 270,974 units of the Wii in June compared with 41,628 units for the PS3 and 17,616 units for Microsoft's Xbox 360. Wii outsold PS3 by a ratio of 4 to 1 in April and 5 to 1 in May.

The Wii's strong performance, as well as the brisk demand for Nintendo's portable game gearthe DShelped the Nintendo overtake Sony in market capitalization last week, the report said.

Wii has earned more customers than its rivals since its launch in Japan late last year by offering innovative ways of playing console games. On the other hand, Sony, which dominated the game industry in the past decade with its PS and PS2, saw a slow start for PS3 due to high price and lack attractive software titles.

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