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THE PRICE IS RIGHT: Xbox 360 OUTSELLS Nintendo Wii in JAPAN!

Rico and Rucha from Infinite Undiscovery celebrate the Xbox 360's victory over the Nintendo Wii!

BREAKING NEWS:

Famitsu.com is reporting that, for the very first time in the history of this generation of consoles in Japan, the Xbox 360 has outsold the NINTENDO WII in Japan for the week of September 8-14!

Link to Article : (Note, it is in Japanese)

http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/1218109_1124.html

Translation provided by user 'Predator JP' from Teamxbox forums:

http://forum.teamxbox.com/showpost.php?p=11398769&postcount=117

"Infinite Undiscovery sold 86,708 first week In Japan.

360 got price drop on the same day and hardware outsold Wii

360 - 28,681
Wii - 27,057
PS3 - 8,050
(sep 8th ~ 14th)"


NEOGAF FORUMS: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=335464

http://www.andriasang.com/e/articles/2008/09/17/xbox360_tops_wii/

"Xbox 360 Tops Wii in Hardware Sales -- Enterbrain
Price drop leads to sales surge.

--Sep 17, 2008, 17:14, Tokyo--With two weeks of hardware shortages behind it, a lower price point, a new hardware package, and a major Square Enix release, the Xbox 360 surged to the top of the console race for the week covering September 8 through September 14.

Data provided by Enterbrain, as passed along by Famitsu.com, has the 360 at 28,681 units for the week. This was a major leap over the previous week, during which the system had managed just 843 units.

The tracking period covers the September 11 release of a new 60 gigabyte 360 package. In addition to replacing the 20 gigabyte model, this new package drops the price down 5,000 yen to 29,800 yen. Microsoft simultaneously dropped the price of the Arcade and Elite systems to, respectively, 19,800 and 39,800 yen, and heavily promoted Square Enix's Infinite Undiscovery, released the same day.

Coinciding with the 360's surge, the Wii took somewhat of a downward turn, ending up with 27,057 units for the week. PS3 managed 8,050 units. All this worked to make the 360 the lead console platform for the first time since its launch.

Total domestic system sales for the 360 have crossed the 717,275 unit mark, Entebrain also reported.

The firm also reported first week sales of 86,708 units for Infinite Undiscovery. While not as high as first week sales of Tales of Vesperia, this is in the upper ranks of 360 software.
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UPDATE: Media-Create posted their own hardware sales figures; their own numbers are slightly different from Enterbrain/Famitsu's. Considering they collect their data in different ways, the difference is understandable.

Link: http://kotaku.com/5052044/xbox-360-the-best-selling-console-in-japan-media-create-says-no

- Nintendo DS - 63,859
- PSP - 30,156
- Wii - 29,686
- Xbox 360 - 28,188
- PlayStation 3 - 8,053
- PlayStation 2 - 7,669

These new numbers also doesn't disregard the fact that it's been a good week for the Xbox 360 in general in Japan; normally it only gets about 3,000+ sales every week. With all these JRPGs coming out for the system, coupled with the lower price, the 360 is still seeing better days than it used to.

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