PS3 Software Tie-In Just 0.98 In Japan

Shawn Andrich

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Aug 4, 2006
PS3 Software Tie-In Just 0.98 In Japan

Famitsu, the largest gaming magazine in Japan, has reported that on average, the PS3 sold with just under one game per machine in Japan.

During the two-day launch period, Famitsu claims that the PS3 came just shy of a one game per console software tie-in. This means that plenty of gamers bought systems but no games, suggesting that users either wanted a Blue-ray player or they planned to sell the system for a profit. The top three games were Ridge Racer 7 (30,300), Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire (30,000) and Resistance: Fall of Man (20,889).

The Xbox 360 sold roughly 62,000 of the 159,000 units shipped to Japan at launch with a software tie-in of just 0.91. In North America, the Xbox 360 claimed a 3.9 games per console tie-in at launch.



#virgil { display:none; }
Jun 13, 2002
The Times Online (UK) reported [,,25689-2449198,00.html] that there was a number of homeless hired to purchase systems to get around the 'one per customer' rules. This confirms a less formal first-hand account from Kotaku [].

It's going to be interesting to see how this plays out. The PS2 had a similar lack of software at launch because it was the cheapest DVD player around, but the rampant reselling wasn't as common.