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Japan Officially Becomes PS3 Territory

May 10, 2009Written by Draisey

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For the past ten weeks, PS3 has laid the smackdown on all consoles in Japan, including the once unstoppable Nintendo Wii. And while PS3’s sales domination was seen as just a random fluke, it’s obvious that Japan has had a major change of heart with Sony’s console. Here’s the weekly breakdown:

Week #1: February 23rd – March 1st (Yakuza 3 released for the Playstation 3)

Playstation 3 – 36,513

Nintendo Wii – 17,876

Week #2: March 2nd – March 8th (Resident Evil 5 released for the Playstation 3)

Playstation 3 – 39,835

Nintendo Wii – 16,560

Week #3: March 3rd – March 15th

Playstation 3 – 28,014

Nintendo Wii – 17,941

Week #4: March 16th – March 22nd

Playstation 3 – 25,435

Nintendo Wii – 18,095

Week #5: March 23rd – March 29th

Playstation 3 – 22,825

Nintendo Wii – 17,276

Week #6: March 30th – April 5th

Playstation 3 – 20,362

Nintendo Wii – 15,525

Week #7: April 6th – April 12th

Playstation 3 – 16,701

Nintendo Wii – 13,349

Week #8: April 13th – April 19th (Final Fantasy XIII demo released for the Playstation 3)

Playstation 3 – 62,527

Nintendo Wii – 13,221

Week #9: April 20th – April 26th (Monster Hunter G released for the Nintendo Wii)

Playstation 3 – 23,351

Nintendo Wii – 18,439

Week #10: April 27th – May 3rd

Playstation 3 – 23,588

Nintendo Wii – 21,546

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