PS3 going strong in the US, not big in Japan

“Neon on my naked skin. Passing silhouettes of strange illuminated mannequins. Shall I stay here at the zoo?” That’s what the PlayStation 3 is saying about its situation in Japan, as the number of sold units last week dropped to 5734 units compared to 7232 the week before. However, the PS3 sales figures are far better in the US. No less than 232,000 units were sold in September, a rise of 25% since August.

Sony’s got high hopes for both countries though. With platform defining titles such as LittleBigPlanet and SOCOM: Confrontation hitting the shelves soon, there’s a big chance that both hardware and software sales will increase in the following months.

“We remain confident that our footing is solid as we enter the holiday season this year. Our new 80GB PS3 model has made its way to retail shelves and into consumers’ living rooms as the best value for both their gaming and entertainment needs,” said a hopeful Jack Tretton, president and CEO of Sony America.