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PlayStation 3 is the Best Selling Gaming Console in Japan 200°
316w ago - Sony must be pretty pleased with its performance on its home market and thinking about how it could replicate it all over the world.

The PlayStation 3 has become the best selling gaming platform in Japan, probably because of the release of the Blu-ray version of the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children movie, which is packed with a demo version of the upcoming Final Fantasy XIII.

The PlayStation 3 has seen an increase of 42,000...

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Japan Bows Down to the PlayStation 3's Dominance! 500°
317w ago - Price drop or no price drop, the PlayStation 3 has been slaughtering other consoles on its home turf. In fact, it's doing so well that it has actually managed to outsell the Nintendo Wii for 2009.

The current year-to-date figures put the PlayStation 3 at 447,700 units sold, while the Nintendo Wii is at 431,833 units sold.

The constant wave of heavy hitter games, as well as the release of Advent Children on Blu-ray, have...

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Sony's PlayStation 3 Outsells the Nintendo Wii in Japan 200°
319w ago - Sony's PlayStation 3 has outsold Nintendo's Wii console in Japan for the first time in 16 months.

To quote: Last month, Sony shifted 146,948 units of the PS3 compared to 99,335 Wiis, reported publishing firm Enterbrain.

While some suggest it could signal the end of Nintendo's dominance, others think it is unlikely that the PS3 will threaten the Wii's popularity globally.

Meanwhile, Nintendo's revamped DSi console...

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XBox 360 Has Sold One Million In Japan, PS3 Sold Three Million 50°
320w ago - Last week, word spread that Microsoft would soon reach one million Xbox 360s sold in Japan... and that is what has been announced today.

According to sales figures from Famitsu publisher Enterbrain, lifetime sales for the Xbox 360 have crossed the million sold watermark in Japan with 1,001,191 units as of March 29.

The Xbox 360 went on sale in Japan on...

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PS3 Outsells Everything Else in Japan Thanks to Yakuza Influence 250°
324w ago - The PlayStation 3 outsold the Wii and Xbox 360 in Japan this week. It also outsold the Nintendo DSi, PSP, DS Lite and PlayStation 2, not something we've seen happen too often.

The hardware boost, propelling the PS3 out of its regular fourth place finish, can be chalked up to the release of Yakuza 3 (AKA Ryu Ga Gotoku 3) for the platform which sold 372,000 copies during the week.

A bundled version that shipped with a white,...

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R4 Nintendo DS Cart Now Illegal in Japan, Others Being Pursued 50°
325w ago - Nintendo, Square Enix and Capcom have won their battle against the R4 cartridge for the Nintendo DS. It is now officially illegal to sell the R4 anywhere in Japan, and Nintendo has vowed to fight against other similar products.

To quote: Today, the Tokyo District Court has found in Nintendo's favour and granted an injunction against sales of the R4. Most outlets had already stopped selling it due to the lawsuit's pressure, but it's now...

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FFXIII for PS3 On Track for 2009 in Japan, Demo One Hour Long 50°
325w ago - According to an article in the latest Famitsu, development of Final Fantasy XIII for PS3 is reportedly going very well. Things look all set for a 2009 launch still, and it's reported the demo will be one hour long.

To quote: In some ways, we're like, "yay, we get to talk about Final Fantasy XIII all year!" and in other ways, we're like, "...damnit, we have to talk about Final Fantasy XIII all damn year."

God only knows...

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Three New Nintendo DSi Colors to Hit Japan in March 2009 50°
325w ago - Nintendo has just announced three new colors for its new Nintendo DSi handheld: Pink, Lime Green and Metallic Blue. All three colors will go on sale in Japan on March 20.

They are each priced at 18,900 (US$195).

The Nintendo DSi originally went on sale in Japan on November 1, 2008 and was available in black and white. The DSi features two 0.3 megapixel cameras, larger screens, a new SD card slot and better speakers. It...

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