Three years later, the PS3 outsells the Wii (in Japan)


It only took Sony three years for it to get its act together! The recent introduction of the PS3 Slim was, as you know, a pretty big success, and today we have another metric: for the first time ever, the PS3 outsold the Wii in Japan last month. Everyone party!

Sony sold 309,939 PS3s last month to Nintendo’s 297,060 Wiis. That’s the first time that has ever happened since the two consoles came out in fall, 2006.

So yeah, good news for Sony. But if I may add this: I’m pretty sure that at this point anyone who wanted a Wii already has one, whereas as plenty of people wanted a PS3 before but couldn’t justify the $40 million it cost. That is to say there’s now a bigger market for potential new PS3 owners than Wii owners. You know what I mean.