Xbox 360 outsells PS3 by nearly 3:1 in Japan last week

According to Media Create sales data as chronicled at NeoGAF, the unthinkable has occurred. For a period of seven days, the Xbox 360 sold approximately three times faster than the PS3. Does this prove that the PS3 is in fact just too big for the Japanese to ever truly love? Or could that new JRPG just released in Japan last week have something to do with it?

Either way, Microsoft of Japan take note: Have whatever happened last week repeat itself for the next 156 weeks, and you may just have a chance at getting the silver in this generation’s console Olympics (at least in Japan).  

Full numbers after the jump. 

[Via GoNintendo]


01. [PSP] Phantasy Star Universe Prtbl. (SEGA) 148,000 / 490,000
02. [NDS] Fire Emblem: New Drk Drgn &…(Nintendo) 145,000 / NEW
03. [NDS] Rythem Tengoku Gold (Nintendo) 130,000 / 343,000
04. [360] Tales of Vesperia (Namco Bandai) 108,000 / NEW
05. [NDS] Dragon Quest V (Square Enix) 73,000 / 1,019,000
06. [NDS] Sangokushi Taisen Ten (SEGA) 33,000 / NEW
07. [NDS] Summon Night 2 (Namco Bandai) 30,000 / NEW
08. [WII] Wii Fit (Nintendo) 27,000 / 2,470,000
09. [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) 23,000 / 1,656,000
10. [PS3] Soul Calibur 4 (Namco Bandai) 23,000 / 97,000


01. DS Lite 60,434
02. PSP 58,501
03. Wii 38,506
04. Xbox 360 24,962
05. PS3 9,673
06. PS2 8,503

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