Wii twice more popular than PS3 in Japan

Posted on Saturday, Apr 07 2007 @ 14:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A research report claims that since the launch of both consoles, Nintendo has sold more than double as much Wii units than Sony's PlayStation 3.
Kyoto-based Nintendo has sold 1.95 million units of its newest game machine as of March 25 since it debuted on Dec. 2 last year, Tokyo-based research firm Enterbrain Inc. said in a faxed statement. Sony has sold 812,000 of its latest console since November 11, the report said.

As the PlayStation 3 loses market share in Japan, it becomes more difficult for Sony to recoup investment in the machine. Sony and rivals Nintendo and Microsoft Corp., which makes the Xbox 360, sell players at or near a loss on expectations of making money on game software.

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