Nintendo Continues Japanese Domination

Andy Chalk

One Flag, One Fleet, One Cat
Nov 12, 2002
Nintendo Continues Japanese Domination

Nintendo's PlayStation 3 []is showing signs of a possible resurgence.

The Wii tripled the sales of Sony's [] offering in August, with sales of 245,653 units compared to 81,541. The good news for Sony is found in the shrinking ratio: In July, the Wii quadrupled PlayStation 3 sales with 396,752 against 91,987 and in June sold over six times as many, selling 270,974 units to Sony's 41,628. Sales of all three major console system suffered a drop in August, following significant spikes for the Wii and PlayStation 3 in June, but Sony experienced the least precipitous decline. Unit sales for the Wii were down 38 percent, while PlayStation 3 sales saw only an 11 percent dip.

Microsoft's Xbox 360 []continues to languish in near-irrelevance in Japan, selling 11,288 units in August, a 37 percent decline from the previous month.

moves []for the holiday season may lead to a jump in their fortunes.