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BREAKING NEWS: XBOX 360 outsells the PS3 in Japan!

For the first time in the history of console sales in Japan, the Xbox 360 finally outsells the PS3! Unbelievable! This is thanks to several factors:

1. Ace Combat 6 - (Excellent game, I might add.)
2. Release of several 'Platinum Hits' titles (at cheaper price points)
3. Release of the cheaper Xbox 360 Premium in Japan
4. The inevitable release of the Online-Enabled VIRTUA FIGHTER 5 and Lost Odyssey this December 6.


Sales figures:

Hardware - This Week Last Week YTD LTD
1. NDS - 78,597 76,273 5,882,215 19,887,894
2. PSP - 59,714 59,792 2,185,974 6,718,103
3. WII - 37,617 27,502 2,825,884 3,745,527
4. 360 - 17,673 3,718 182,899 447,601
5. PS3 - 17,434 18,785 788,644 1,246,202
6. PS2 - 10,209 11,698 649,730 20,804,589
7. GBA - 319 105 48,980 15,347,059
8. NGC - 155 58 10,234 4,179,702


01. [WII] Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo) - 251,000 / NEW
02. [360] Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation (Bandai-Namco) - 77,000 / NEW
03. [NDS] Final Fantasy Tactics A2 (Square-Enix) - 51,000 / 193,000
04. [PS2] Super Robot Wars Scramble Commander the 2nd (Banpresto) - 21,000 / NEW
05. [NDS] DS Literature Collection (Nintendo) - 18,000 / 72,000
06. [NDS] DS Nishimura Kyotarou Suspense Detective Series: Deadly Intent (Tecmo) - 18,000 / 115,000
07. [WII] Wii Sports (Nintendo) - 16,000 / 2,182,000
08. [NDS] Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day (Nintendo) - 15,000 / 676,000
09. [NDS] World Soccer Winning Eleven DS: Goal to Goal (Konami) - 15,000 / 44,000
10. [NDS] Pokémon Mysterious Dungeon: Time Expedition Party (Pokémon) - 14,000 / 552,000
11. [NDS] Kanji Brain Test 2.5M (IE Institute)
12. [WII] Wii Play (Nintendo)
13. [PS2] Ar Tonelico 2 (Banpresto)
14. [NDS] Pokémon Mysterious Dungeon: Shadow Expedition Party (Pokémon)
15. [NDS] Mario Kart DS (Nintendo)
16. [WII] Mario Party 8 (Nintendo)
17. [PSP] Gundam Battle Chronicle (Bandai-Namco)
18. [NDS] Kanji Test 2 (Rocket Co.)
19. [NDS] Dragon Tamer: Sound Spirit (Bandai-Namco)
20. [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo)
21. [360] The Idolm@ster (Bandai-Namco)
22. [PS2] Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! Meteor (Bandai-Namco)
23. [NDS] Tamagotchi no Puchi-Puchi Omisecchi: Thanks Everybody! (Bandai-Namco)
24. [NDS] More Brain Age (Nintendo)
25. [NDS] My Housekeeping Diary (Nintendo)
26. [WII] Ghost Squad (Sega)
27. [NDS] Animal Crossing Wild World (Nintendo)
28. [PSP] Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square-Enix)
29. [360] Earth Defense Forces 3 (D3 Publisher)
30. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd (Capcom)

NDS - 16
WII - 5
PS2 - 3
PSP - 3
360 - 3

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