Big in Japan Apr. 13-19: PS3 sales spike on FFXIII demo

Square Enix sampler for heavily anticipated RPG translates to substantial sales for Sony's console; new Pokemon Mystery Dungeon debuts strong.

For the week of April 13-April 19, the best-selling PlayStation 3 game according to Japanese sales tracker Media Create was Koei's Musou Orochi Z, which placed eighth with 10,000 units. It stands to reason, then, that Sony's PS3 absolutely crushed its console competition in Japan during the week on the strength of a newly released playable demo for Square Enix's heavily anticipated Final Fantasy XIII. For more on that advance sampler, check out GameSpot's own hands-on from earlier this week.

What's not to like about a small girl with a big gun?

On the week, Media Create pegs PS3 sales at 62,500, well above the Wii's 13,200 units and the Xbox 360's 8,700 systems. Sony's handheld scored a similar coup over its Nintendo rival, with the PSP selling 40,100 units to the DSi's 38,300. However, add in the DS Lite's 6,400 units, and Nintendo's cumulative count slightly edges out the PSP.

Nintendo's Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon (aka Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of the Sky) for the DS debuted at the top of Media Create's charts, selling 142,000 in its first week. The difference between first and second was substantial, with Capcom's BASARA Battle Heroes finishing the week behind Pokemon with 28,000 units sold. Mario & Luigi RPG 3!!! sold an additional 19,000 units, while Monster Hunter Freedom Unite on the PSP turned in a fourth-place finish with 18,000 copies sold.

Two new releases from Takara Tomy slotted in at fifth and sixth, as Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! DS Fate of Heat II - Unmei no Futari for the DS sold 17,000 units and Fantasy Golf Pangya Portable mustered 13,000 copies. Konami's Pro Yakyuu Famista DS 2009 scored a slight edge on the aforementioned Musou Orochi Z, selling 11,000 units to 10,000. Mobile Suit Gundam: Senjou no Kizuna Portable on the PSP finished with 9,000 units, and Hudson's Deca Sports 2 rounded out the chart, launching to apathetic interest with 9,000 units sold.

Week of April 13-April 19, 2009
Software:
1) Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon (DS) - 142,000
2) BASARA Battle Heroes (PSP) - 28,000
3) Mario & Luigi RPG 3 (DS) - 19,000
4) Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP) - 18,000
5) Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! DS Fate of Heat II - Unmei no Futari (DS) - 17,000
6) Fantasy Golf Pangya Portable (PSP) - 13,000
7) Pro Yakyuu Famista DS 2009 (DS) - 11,000
8) Musou Orochi Z (PS3) - 10,000
9) Mobile Suit Gundam: Senjou no Kizuna Portable (PSP) - 9,000
10) Deca Sports 2 (Wii) - 9,000

Hardware:
PS3 62,500
PSP 40,100
DSi 38,300
Wii 13,200
Xbox 360 8,700
DS Lite 6,400
PS2 4,200

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303 comments
snakept69
snakept69

Once again fanboys dominate the comments... How about discussing the demo? or how stupid it is to buy a console just to play it?

CrimsonFlagg
CrimsonFlagg

@CorruptToni LOL. I don't have to twist anything to make the PS3 look bad. Sony is doing a great job at that already. It's not my fault the PS3 isn't selling well. Perhaps if Sony had listened to what gamers wanted, and not to Ken Kutaragi's delusions of grandeur things would be different. Perhaps if you fanboys held him and Sony accountable for their failures, they will not shaft you again :).

GrilledCharlie
GrilledCharlie

One week later, and PS3 is right back where they were before the demo release.

frazzle00
frazzle00

@CorruptGamerGX 1) If I am CrimsonFrazzle who's to say you're not CorruptTorsi :P? 2) "Most 360 owners say PS3 has no games"? Really? Where is your proof? Or are confusing your speculation with fact once again? And as you have said in your previous post I have never said the PS3 has no games. 3) I am not bitter at all. Why should I be. I have all 3 current gen consoles. I am not going to miss out on any gaming. You and Tonitorsi (or perhaps you are one and the same), being fanboys are. Sucks to be you :P. 4) You have owned someone? LOL. The only one who's been owned is you. It smarts doesn't it :P. 5) The PS3 was never going to launch at the same price as the 360. Ken Kutaragi made that clear from the very beginning. Secondly have a look at VGChartz.com. Look at sales from when the PS3 was released. If the PS3 is as great a machine as you suggest, why has the gap between it and the 360 grown wider? You've been avoiding this question. I wonder why :P. 6) Read the earlier posts. All the Sony fanboys were proclaiming that this article signified the beginning of Sony's dominance over the gaming market. Sorry dude but that's so far fetched that it was my "duty" to show them the fallacy of their ways. In that context my comments have been entirely relevant (as relevant as theirs have been anyway :)).

CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

CrimsonFrazzle I am definitely not frazzle. Whatever you say CrimsonFrazzle. And I also agree with what he has said. A good game is a good game; the console it is on is irrelevant. Only a fanboy would say otherwise. Really? Then how come most 360 owners say PS3 has no games? I don't see you bringing up that point. You and Tonitorsi definitely fall into the fanboy category. We do? I'm pretty sure you and your alt barged into thi topic all bitter that Sony finally achived something. Let me refresh your memory CrimsonFrazzle It's the US and European markets that count the most, and in both these regions the 360 is doing better than the PS3 at the moment, and FXIII is coming to the 360 in these regions as well. So really Sony fanboys don't you think all these proclamations of victory are premature? See? You call us fanboys when you change the subject about how the US and Europe are more important and how FFXIII is coming to 360 (Like we didn't know that). Face it, this topic is about the FFXIII demo which ISN't on 360 and Japanese sales, not the US and EUROPE.

CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

Oh and CrimsonFrazzle He didn't. He was counting sales FROM THE PS3's release in Japan. Since the PS3 launched in Japan on November the 16th 2006, the 360 has outsold it by around 3 million. The PS3 is sitting dead last this generation, and this small boost in sales in Japan alone is insignificant unless things pick up in Europe and the US as well. What a surprise. The first user you attack just happened to be me, right Frazzle? Trying to hide your shame by using alts to get revenge for owning you earlier in the thread. Again, the subject is about 360 outselling the PS3. I forgot about the Playstation Domination post where you said "In your dreams", are you denying that Sony salughtered the competition thsi week or did bitterness have to make it a Worldwide comparison? Confusing fact with opinion is really lame, even for fanboys. At least try to come up with some decent arguments I am, it's not my fault you twist everything around to make 360 superior everytime. Like how you said 360 headstart is irrelevant because it would've outsold the PS3 regardless. How do know this exactly? What if they both launched at the same time with the same price?

Ganzxel
Ganzxel

uhm... I was really excited for this game. But the video above made me a teeny weeny bit skeptical.

CrimsonFlagg
CrimsonFlagg

@CorruptGamerGX I am definitely not frazzle. And I also agree with what he has said. A good game is a good game; the console it is on is irrelevant. Only a fanboy would say otherwise. You and Tonitorsi definitely fall into the fanboy category. Confusing fact with opinion is really lame, even for fanboys. At least try to come up with some decent arguments. :P

frazzle00
frazzle00

@CorruptGamerGX 1) LOL. What? A PS2 and a PS3 :). 2) CrimsonFlagg isn't me. They seem to be pretty sensible though. :) 3) Argumentative behavior is human nature. Everyone is susceptible to it regardless of what their hobbies are. A real gamer though recognizes that games are paramount. Consoles are just a means to an end. For me every console has had at least 1 exclusive title that's worth playing. Saying none of MS exclusives interest you makes you sound like Sony fanboy, and you know what, I am pretty sure you are :D.

GrilledCharlie
GrilledCharlie

@ brendanhunt1 "u will never understand, end of story" You're right. I will never understand how you cannot operate a simple graph on vgchartz, and I will never understand how you have made it through life without simple math skills.

wellbigd
wellbigd

wellbigd Posted Apr 25, 2009 4:41 pm GMT (hide) you people are retarted this is japan not NA they Are biaiest againt american games and consoles ps3 selling in japan should have happened along time ago its there domain. plus even considering this, worldwide the 360 is selling more. I mean look killzone 2 just came out and it not even on the list pathetic

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

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brendanhunt1
brendanhunt1

@GrilledCharlie u will never understand, end of story

CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

frazzle00 To quote Meatloaf: "You took the words right out of my mouth" . Anyway as I've said before real gamers purchase as many consoles as they can afford simply because for them it is about the games, and not the console manufacturer. Fanboys like Tonitorsi and CorruptGamerGx are only missing out; sucks to be them I guess . Oh the irony. You are aware I own more than 1 console, right? Also, why do get this suspicion that frazzle00 = CrimsomFlagg? Is the troll so lonely he has to make multiple alts to agree with himself and make his comments stand out? Another thing. Real gamers don't ***** on the internet, nor do they attack other users, so what makes you a real gamer compared to me and tonitorsi? I ain't missing out on anything because you need an interest in games before you buy them and none of Microsoft's exclusives interest me.

Aero_X360
Aero_X360

@frazzle00 Yeah,I know,I got a little carried it away with the 'sexy' part.Sorry. But the PS3 is really,pretty much fairly priced for all that gear you're getting. And dude, I think there's something wrong with the both of us. The truth is,I LOVE the Diablo SV as well... If I tell this to my best buddy,he'd laugh his head off. And I DID NOT say the Xbox 360 had crappy or lower standard CPU and GPU compared to the PS3s. To prove I am a computer literate,read my past comment: I don't understand why people keep saying the PS3 is flawless. Every thing a human being makes has flaws. The PS3 IS NOT perfect ! People say the PS3 has the best processors and BluRay,think again! The PS3's CPU is actually not as good as it's rival Xbox 360's one. And it has far less free RAM for use with the game itself(most of the RAM is used for the console itself). In a time like this,less and less people are willing to pay soo much for the PS3 when they really don't have to.(Have alternate choices) And when people come up to the Xbox 360,they say ''Oh,look at that ancient retarded peice of crap! It's ripping people off and is as if a time bomb is planted inside it.'' ''It's soo loud and hot my a$$ gets heated in the winter!'' What is it that these fanboys don't understand? Both the PS3 and Xbox 360 have their pros. Both have cons as well. P.S: I'm not a fanboy and respect both consoles.I have a PS1,PS2 and Xbox 360 and willing to buy a PS3 if a price drop occurs. ELABORATION: 1) Graphics: Xbox 360: You may already know by now that the Xbox 360 has the power to achieve superb first class graphics despite using outdated DVD as it's base media. Why? It's because of the excellent 500 MHz ATI Xenos GPU. And the 3.2 GHz PowerPC Tri-Core Xenon CPU. The CPU has 3 cores,each core can handle 2 threads. Which means that you can actually play 6 separate things on the Xbox 360 at once. OR,let's say...use 4 threads for Graphics,and 2 threads for Sound. Note: Did you know? Sony had accidentally designed part of the Xbox 360 software? PS3: The PS3 creates HD Graphics buy combining the power of it's CPU,GPU and BluRay media. The CPU,which is actually a biological CPU(it's alive,literally), 3.2 GHz Cell Broadband Engine. Unlike the Xbox 360 PS3's CPU CANNOT handle multiple threads....and that's where things get soft. The GPU,550 MHz NVIDIA/SCEI RSX 'Reality Synthesizer' is actually the BEST gaming CPU made yet.... However,this great GPU has been paired with a not-so-capable CPU,and hence,graphics are not as good as Xbox 360. The BluRay is just an extra. ADVANCE: The Xbox 360 can produce DOUBLE the resolution(GTA IV is rendered in 720p for the Xbox 360,but only 640p for the PS3) thanks to the simple way games are programmed on the Xbox 360,developers are more at ease programming for Xbox 360 than the PS3. This is because the file types that DVD bases are easy to programme. 2) HD : PS3: The Sony PlayStation 3 is the first console to 'officially' output High Definition(HD). When PS3 released,it was immediately realised as something more than JUST a videogame console. The PS3 was a BluRay player out of the box. Thanks to the BluRay media,PS3 was the leading console in terms of HD graphics/video. Until... Xbox 360: Microsoft said 'Hey,HD sounds cool,count ME in too!'' And with that Microsoft added a HDMI port,and gave out new updates and even created the HD-DVD media for a means to combat Sony and their PS3. Their efforts were unfortunately for them,were futile. HD-DVD lost the HD war and BluRay walked away with the win. Soon,the HD-DVD drive for the Xbox 360 vanished from stores. But the HDMI port remains and the Xbox 360 is still a formidable HD console. The Xbox 360 can output up to 1080p,the same as PS3. But without HD-DVD or BluRay,the Xbox 360 is held back from an otherwise EASY win. So....the PS3 still wins in terms of HD 3) Price: We both know about the pricing don't we? Well,the Xbox 360 is priced at a very reasonable price. Even when it released. The PS3 however was expensive! But most people dissagree. Bcause PS3 has BluRay in the box,it is actually fairly priced. Both that $150 difference isn't easy to ignore. More poeple chose Xbox 360. Even up 'till now,the Xbox 360 is cheap enough for most people to afford. But the PS3 remains a bit more expensive,even since it released,only a minimal amount of price drops occured. The isn't much to say about this topic,but we both know what it means. 4) Reliability Xbox 360: Okay,everyone knows about the 'hospitality' the Xbox 360 offers when it comes to reliablity,don't we? When the Xbox 360 released in November 22,2005,EVERYONE who purchased the console that day had to return it in the next week or so. Why? It's because of 'internal bleeding'. This problem had plagued the console up until the end of 2008,when the problem was finally treated. The problem: The melting of the soldering on the motherboard,which causes 3 red lights to come up on the Ring. Abreviated, 'The Red Rings of Death',or RROD. Besides the RROD,here were a few other problems the Xbox 360 encountered,such as the disc stracthing problem and E74(as of 2009). Microsoft lost BILLIONS and had o dig 1 mile deep tunnels to bury all those dead Xbox 360s. PS3: But don't go thinking Sony's big black monster is perfect. Since it's release in November 11,2006,the PS3 was famous for its reliability. But even PS3 had it's problems,one such problem,the 'Yellow Light of Death' which renders the PS3 useless once hit,similar to the RROD. This problem isn't as critical as the RROD,as only minimal consumers encountered it. But overall the PS3 is a pretty fine console when it comes to reliability. Still need more proof? Both have their pros and cons. And this is just a small portion I've written about above,there's still a lot more. I think both consoles are superb and people should love them as what they are. C'mon gamers,it's not like you're getting paid for listing out all the bad stuff about Xbox 360 do you? Or all the bad things about PS3? >>OVER AND OUT. Note: Comment above may be outdated.

Aero_X360
Aero_X360

@gameking5000 I understand that looks don't really matter. But sometimes,it is the most important part of a product. Good presentation,advertising,choices,pricing ALL play their part in the success stories we see,gone by. And if $999 is expensive to you,man...you don't know what I'm experienced. The PS3 80GB costs $1,599 in the country I live in,and costed a whopping $2,100 when it first released.(Even worse,$3,000 plus for exclusive imports) A PS3 game? A staggering $280 for a brand new copy. A Xbox 360 Pro 60GB? An ultimately affordable $1,500.(When I bought it) An Arcade version of the same console,only $1,050 average. Think about it man...

frazzle00
frazzle00

@ Aero_X360 "Okay,okay...I knew that myself actually to be honest,but the PS3's hardware really is sophisticated and everything." And how is the 360 hardware not sophisticated? What expertise do you have with regards to computer architecture? "Sony brings out a very ahead of it's time machine,the PlayStation 3 after years and years and years of research,designing..etc. And good 'ol Microsoft gets pratical and functional and releases the Xbox 360. the Xbox 360 DOES NOT look sexy AT ALL when place beside a PS3. The PS3 looks like...erm... a Japanese babe( 'cause it's soo smooth : ) and sleek : ) 2X ) or alternatively,the videogame console equivalent for the Lamborghini Reventon." That's entirely your opinion. I for one don't think the PS3 is sexier than either the 360 or the Wii. It is way too big and the curves inelegant. That is however just my opinion. The Lamborghini Reventon is pretty though, although I still prefer the Diablo :P. "Xbox 360? Normal DVD-DL. (If only Microsoft adopted the HD-DVD for Xbox 360 games...idiots!)" I have yet to see anything that proves that a large disc medium is required for this generation of games. The PC and the 360 are doing fine using DVDs. I honestly think the only reason Sony included a Blu-Ray drive with the PS3 was to ensure that their media format did not fail yet again (betamax, minidisc and UMD). "But the PS3 had one MAJOR factor working against it....PRICING!"

Yes I agree.

"The PS3? FAIRLY priced for WHAT YOU'RE GETTING. If anyone says the PS3 is overpriced, &%^$ off!" LOL. I reckon for most gamers that don't want or need extras like a Blu-Ray drive (read my previous comment), wifi compatibility, 7.1 uncompressed audio output etc, the extra expense is unjustified. Remember that HDTVs are still not as common as SDTVs, most homes use wired broadband connections and 7.1 receivers are rarer still :). "And anyway,both the PS3 and Xbox 360 has their bright and dark sides,good and bad points." As is the case with most things in life. "I don't think consoles were brought out to start wars between the Xbox 360 and PS3 fans. They brought them out to make the world a better place by providing some addictive entertainment." Sony, Nintendo and MS make their consoles to make money. I doubt they care much about making the world a better place :P. "So forget ''WHICH CONSOLE DESERVES MORE ATTENTION?' That doesn't really matter anyway." AMEN!!

frazzle00
frazzle00

@CrimsonFlagg To quote Meatloaf: "You took the words right out of my mouth" :P. Anyway as I've said before real gamers purchase as many consoles as they can afford simply because for them it is about the games, and not the console manufacturer. Fanboys like Tonitorsi and CorruptGamerGx are only missing out; sucks to be them I guess :).

gameking5000
gameking5000

@Aero_X360 Looks don't matter. However your right I do believe the PS3 is SLIGHTLY better than the Xbox 360. Still for a console to start at a price of $999 at release in Australia even though of it's good features is VERY expensive. I might as well buy a reasonably powerful and graphically strong PC.

Aero_X360
Aero_X360

@tonitorsi I understand what you're trying to say. But you have just explained the strengths of the PS3. What about the weaknesses? And what about the strengths of the Xbox 360 and Wii? You've only explained the weaknesses. I believe all in all,ALL consoles are good in a specific aspect or geared toward a certain audience. If you are not one of those 'audiences' you may think that the console represnting it is bad. Why can't we have some peace out here people?

Aero_X360
Aero_X360

@MTMind2 Okay,okay...I knew that myself actually to be honest,but the PS3's hardware really is sophisticated and everything. I was just trying to prove my point. It's like this: Sony brings out a very ahead of it's time machine,the PlayStation 3 after years and years and years of research,designing..etc. And good 'ol Microsoft gets pratical and functional and releases the Xbox 360. the Xbox 360 DOES NOT look sexy AT ALL when place beside a PS3. The PS3 looks like...erm... a Japanese babe( 'cause it's soo smooth : ) and sleek : ) 2X ) or alternatively,the videogame console equivalent for the Lamborghini Reventon. The Xbox 360's matte paint makes it look very...okay,I can't describe it. But it doesn't have the sex appeal the PS3 offers... Anyway,back to the topic...umm..yeah. The PS3 was also paired with BluRay,a formidable ally. Xbox 360? Normal DVD-DL. (If only Microsoft adopted the HD-DVD for Xbox 360 games...idiots!) But the PS3 had one MAJOR factor working against it....PRICING! The Xbox 360 was soo cheap and affordable everyone buys it. The PS3? FAIRLY priced for WHAT YOU'RE GETTING. If anyone says the PS3 is overpriced, &%^$ off! And anyway,both the PS3 and Xbox 360 has their bright and dark sides,good and bad points. I don't think consoles were brought out to start wars between the Xbox 360 and PS3 fans. They brought them out to make the world a better place by providing some addictive entertainment. Don't you think so? So forget ''WHICH CONSOLE DESERVES MORE ATTENTION?' That doesn't really matter anyway.

CrimsonFlagg
CrimsonFlagg

@CorruptGamerGX 1) I guess you should work on your literacy skills. 2) Once again without proof, all you have is your speculation. Speculation does not equal fact :). 3) Once again which exclusive content? From what I have seen at Gamespot, IGN and 1up.com, it's the PS3 fanboys who have been clamoring for extra content :). 4) I'd rather change dics than sit through a 7 minute install (or if the game is anything like MGS 4 multiple 3 minute installs in addition to the initial install). Secondly how do you know the 360 version will be watered down? Where is the proof? Are you a game developer working for Square Enix? Or are you just an Internet troll who confuses fact with fiction? 5) I have a PS3 and I also have a standalone HD-DVD player I managed to grab for under $50 once the format went under. Instead of having to pay over $20 a Blu-Ray disc I have access to a library of over 500 HD-DVD movies that I can get from Amazon for under $10 a disc :). It still doesn't change the fact that the DVD format is the dominant format currently (this is fact), and that it looks like digital distribution will be the future choice (speculation) :P. Once again learn to differentiate between the two. 6) Sony spent plenty of money advertising and developing Killzone 2. Over $20 million going by the recent Gamespot article. Doesn't look like they are going to get a suitable return. A shame isn't it :)?

CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

CrimsonFlagg Frazzle's post was perfectly understandable and pretty simple to boot. Right..... How MS is widening the gap is irrelevant. And why don't you back up your statement with proof? Oh I guess M$ didn't sell all those Arcade models during Black Friday, right? You remember how everyone easily chose the Arcade 360 and Nintendo Wii only becase they were cheaper. Lowering the price of 360 to $200 was thier plan to "widen" the gap. Too bad it doesn't work in Japan where quality comes first. What exclusive PS3 downloadable content is there? ROFLOL. Not even going to bother with this. I said they want exclusive PS3 content (on the disc) as DLC for Xbox live. Whose's laughing now? For that matter how do you know the 360 version will be inferior? Easy. Multiple discs and it'll be watered down. There isn't even that much multiplatform games that had PS3 as the leading platform. Speaking of Blu-Ray, if I were you I would be worried. DVDs are still outselling Blu-Ray movies by a huge margin. What's the matter? Did someone waste $170 on a now useless HD-DVD drive? At least Blu-Ray is still standing. Only bitter HD-DVD fans bring up the DVD will outsell Blu-Ray forever crap and Digital Downloads are the future. And lastly yes, you are bitter. If the PS3's first party exclusives were as compelling as you suggest, than the PS3 would not be languishing last. Yeah, I'm bitter one compared to you and frazzle who keep trying to challenge anyone who defends the PS3. Speaking of which, what are you doing here in the first place? Bored perhaps? There's also something called advertising. When Sony throws down $10 million to advertise one game, then start talking.

lamprey263
lamprey263

all those PS3s sold and still the top selling PS3 title was a Warriors Orochi game with 10,000 copies sold

CrimsonFlagg
CrimsonFlagg

@tonitorsi "Blamme them for having started the fanboyism war. Is because of the way the perform their actions and the method they use, that started this needless war between fanboys saying, "mine is better than yours" not caring about its customers nor the gaming community. They should start by fixing the xbox and looking out for themselves. Whe they already losted 31 million dollars." Dude what rock have you been under? Here's a suggestion: go google Ken Kutaragi and his crazy comments. For that matter why don't you take a look at how Sony badmouthed Sega during the DC/PS2 era. Seriously dude, business is war. Sony, MS and Nintendo are not out to make friends, just money :).

CrimsonFlagg
CrimsonFlagg

@CorruptGamerGX Frazzle's post was perfectly understandable and pretty simple to boot. How hard is it to understand a statement along the lines: "since the PS3's release, the 360 has outsold the PS3 by around 3 million units"? :P How MS is widening the gap is irrelevant. And why don't you back up your statement with proof? Do you know what the breakdown is for 360 SKUs sold? And why is it that Sony fanboys have been clamoring for years that "this year" will be Sony's year? 2007 was supposed to be Sony's year. It was not. 2008 was supposed to be Sony's year. It was not. If history repeats itself and it has a tendency to do so, 2009 will NOT be Sony's year either :). What exclusive PS3 downloadable content is there? ROFLOL. The last time I checked it was PS3 fanboys whining that expansion packs for games like GTA IV and Fallout 3 were exclusive to the 360. Oh yeah, you are getting a little extra mode with the Joker for the upcoming Batman title....LOL. I'm sure that'll be "epic" :). The only way you can enjoy FFXIII ahead of 360 owners is if you are literate in Japanese. Most US and European PS3 owners are not. Like their 360 counterparts they will have to wait till the English version comes out. So for them, how is having a PS3 advantageous? For that matter how do you know the 360 version will be inferior? If previous multiplatform titles are anything to go by (and this includes titles where the PS3 was the lead platform) 360 owners have nothing to worry about :). Speaking of Blu-Ray, if I were you I would be worried. DVDs are still outselling Blu-Ray movies by a huge margin. There is also the matter of burgeoning support for downloadable/streaming HD movies. The way things are going there is no guarantee that Blu-Ray will supersede DVD as the HD video medium of choice. And lastly yes, you are bitter. If the PS3's first party exclusives were as compelling as you suggest, than the PS3 would not be languishing last. For that matter even vaunted PS3 exclusives like Killzone 2 and MGS 4 have hardly generated numbers close to those posted by 360 exclusives like Halo 3 and Gears of War 1 and 2. Too bad huh :)?

fester420
fester420

its funny how people are so pissed that the ps3 did so good this month. I can't understand why people even fight about this. Don't take it personally that one system does better than another, it's not your problem. Play the games you like on the system you like the best, no need to fight about who's got the better system.

CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

frazzle00 ROFLOL. You should read my post, and crimson's post again. I was counting sales for both machines since the PS3's launch. In other words I was NOT including sales made when the PS3 was not out. I read your post again and NOW I understand what you meant. Try rephrasing next time so in doesn't seem so awkward. The 360 is not popular in Japan. It doesn't need to be. Looking at the widening gap between the PS3 and the 360 it is obvious that MS is more than making up for its mediocre performance in Japan elsewhere. You are aware that M$ is widening the gap because of a little cheap console called the Arcade 360 which costs half the price of the PS3. Sad to see M$ do multiple price cuts for the fear of PS3 outselling it. Still. even as the cheapest console in Japan, it still doesn't stand a chance against PS3. The same will happen in the US and Europe down the road. Firstly if basic math evades you, why should any one have faith in your prognostication skills? Secondly I'd rather play a great game NOW, then wait an extra year for one or two more dungeons. I hope you have enough Blu-Ray movies to tide you over Yes basic Math evades me, smartass. How does misreading a post make me fail at Math? movindg on. Is that so? If that were true why do you and other 360 fans always whine to companies to make the extra PS3 content DLC for Xbox Live? Speaking of playing games NOW, I'll enjoy playing FFXIII this year while you wait for the inferior 360 port in 2010. As for the Blu-Ray comment, at least I can watch future movie releases on it. I'm sorry that HD-DVD, and the now defunct HD-DVD drive for 360 are now extinct. Is someone bitter that Sony is DEAD LAST in terms of WORLDWIDE sales? Sure am. Sony sure has a lot of 1st party EXCLUSIVES for a company that is DEAD LAST this gen :)

Grandstream
Grandstream

just confirmed on Amazon that Advent Children on Blu Ray comes out June 2nd for about 30 bucks. I don't know if its the movie itself or if it will be the director's cut. I still don't know whether it will have the ff13 demo packed with it or not. The demo seems to be a first edition run in Japan with the movie.

frazzle00
frazzle00

@CorruptGamerGX "In other words, 3fixme had a headstart. Xbox 360 had a 7 million headstart before PS3 even hit shelves." ROFLOL. You should read my post, and crimson's post again. I was counting sales for both machines since the PS3's launch. In other words I was NOT including sales made when the PS3 was not out. To simplify it for you even further since you seem to be struggling, the 360 had sold just over 5 million units when the PS3 was released. The 360 has NOW sold more than 8.15 million units than the PS3. In other words the gap between the PS3 and the 360 has widen. To put it as simply as possibly for you, the PS3 is DEAD LAST IN TERMS OF SALES IRRESPECTIVE OF HEAD START :). "Now in Japan, PS3 probably sold more in 2 months than 360 did in an entire year. Even with JRPG after JRPG, sales for it have never risen above 30,000 units yet. Quite pathetic if you ask me." The 360 is not popular in Japan. It doesn't need to be. Looking at the widening gap between the PS3 and the 360 it is obvious that MS is more than making up for its mediocre performance in Japan elsewhere. "I can sense Star Ocean 4: Director's Cut right around the corner for PS3. I hope those 200,000 Japanese 360 owners enjoyed Beta testing the game." Firstly if basic math evades you, why should any one have faith in your prognostication skills? Secondly I'd rather play a great game NOW, then wait an extra year for one or two more dungeons. I hope you have enough Blu-Ray movies to tide you over :D. "Is someone bitter that M$ is DEAD LAST in Japan? " Is someone bitter that Sony is DEAD LAST in terms of WORLDWIDE sales?

GrilledCharlie
GrilledCharlie

@ GhostfaceL94 I've had the same 360 for 2 years, and never had a problem. I've had my PS3 for about a year, and it has run perfectly, aside from PSN and Home being an inconvenient pain. I'm not arguing about why the 360 has higher numbers. brendanhunt1 was just frustrating me with some incredibly fuzzy math.

GhostfaceL94
GhostfaceL94

@ GrilledCharlie Even though Xbox is outselling the Ps3, a quarter of those 360s were probably bricked. My first 360, it scratched my disk, 2 of them actually, so I decided to just buy a new one. Two months ago I got a new 360, then last week it RROD on me. And yeah I'm just waiting for it to come back and now I'm more focus to my Ps3 because it's a more powerful system. QUALITY OVER QUANTITY.

GrilledCharlie
GrilledCharlie

@ brendanhunt1 I looked at your graph, and 360 sales top out at 22 million. Check again, you're wrong. 360 has sold over 29 million consoles. Also, your graph only goes back 156 weeks. So, what is the significance of April of 2006? Just do the simple math. 29 million (360 sales) minus 5 million (number of 360s sold up to PS3 release) equals 24 million (number of 360s sold since release day of PS3). Now subtract 21 million (number of PS3s sold since Nov 2006) from 24 million (number of 360s sold since Nov 2006). That's 3 million more 360s than PS3s since the PS3 release date. Sheesh, dude. Do I really gotta break it down like you're 8 or something? Also, in your comment to moose_knuckler. How can you compare a demo to Lost and Damned?

brendanhunt1
brendanhunt1

@moose_knuckler just like lost and damned

moose_knuckler
moose_knuckler

It's kind-of funny to think why you'd spend $400 bucks (not sure what it cost over there in yen or whatever monetary system they use) just for a demo. You may say that's not the only reason which is true in some cases, but judging by how there's only one PS3 game, at number 8, in the software top 10 I'd say the demo was the only reason for a bunch of cases.

GrilledCharlie
GrilledCharlie

@ brendanhunt1 Your math is wrong. PS3 has sold 21 million, while 360 has sold 29 million. If you subtract the year head start of the 360, which was 5.3 million consoles, then that puts 360 sales at 24 million from the release date of the PS3. 24 million 360s minus 21 million PS3s sold since Nov 11 2006 equals 3 million more 360s than PS3s. So your statement, "basicly ps3 is selling at a faster rate than xbox", is incorrect.

JackHoleFace00
JackHoleFace00

Go PS3! Nice to see the quality starting to translate into sales. And man, it's one thing to top the Wii, it's another thing to blow it out of the water (outselling at a near 5-1 clip). I have to admit though, not sure this will translate in the US. And not just because the Wii is still hot, but because even though we love FF, the Japanese love it that much more, and thanks to MS bribing Square, it's also coming on on 360, which has a larger installed base, so many people will just pick it up for 360 instead.

MTMind2
MTMind2

@tonitorsi who says "Microsoft are money hungry eaters....Blamme them for having started the fanboyism war." give it a rest please (i mean that in a nice way btw). fanboyism has always existed and always will. if you think sega, nintendo and sony fanboys used to be 'friends' and didnt fight saying "mine is better than yours" then you havent been around long. it was as intense generations ago as it is now, where bulletin boards and newsgroups used to be dominated by arguments over which format was better, which games were better and why the competition hardware/software sucks. so rivalry between fanboys was as bitter then as it is today, and has been this way long before ms and sony even entered the console market. :-|

tonitorsi
tonitorsi

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MTMind2
MTMind2

@brendanhunt who say "get FFXIII for ps3, xbox might be mult disk. but its too early to say" im getting it for my ps3. the devs have said the 360 version will be multi disk, but they havent said how many as yet. i expect it would be just as good during gameplay and realtime cutscenes, but for video cutscenes will use sd video instead of hd, and 5.1 audio instead of 7.1.

vision2020
vision2020

As an Xbox fan congrats to Sony for selling in a tough economic enviorment!!!! Fanboys learn to be mature and show support for both sides. LOL I wonder if fanboys ever get laid prolly not hahaha...

MTMind2
MTMind2

@brendanhunt "what you done is taken away the first year of xbox sales" cause thats how i interpreted what you said. i see what you getting at now, which fits in with what i was saying where "we can always make figures look better or worse by being selective". :-)

brendanhunt1
brendanhunt1

@mtmind basicly ps3 is selling at a faster rate than xbox

MTMind2
MTMind2

"mine was from vgcharz" strange. how did you get ps3 selling 3m more than 360 since launch from vgchartz? cause at the time of the ps3 launch in nov 2006, vgchartz shows just under 5.5m 360s worldwide, so the 360 was ahead by 5.5m. today vgchartz shows 360 just over 8m ahead of ps3, so it's increased it's lead over ps3 by an extra 3m. ah, now i see, i think you made a slight error and got the consoles the wrong way round, so you were saying opposite to what you meant. am i right? :-)

MTMind2
MTMind2

@brendanhunt1 who says "if you look at the number of console sold at launch for ps3 and xbox without the 16 month lead, ps3 has sold 3million more than xbox" but we can always make figures look better or worse by being selective. for example, when the ps3 was launched, 360 sales (to customers) were about 5.5m worldwide, now it's about 8m ahead of ps3, so the 360 has increased its lead, and therefore sold more since the ps3 was launched. also, 360 was launched nov 2005, so that's 12 months before ps3 in japan and na, 16 months is for europe. btw, im taking sales numbers from vgchartz. yeah i know what you going to say, but if we to make sales comparisons, we should take all the figures from one source and compare them, not take sales from different sources.

CoolKidX
CoolKidX

Suprise suprise , xbox 360 outselling the DS lite for this week? Oh thats kinda funny, but yeah we have the DSi now so who cares.