PS3 is once again the winner in Japan… finally

I think everyone has heard this mantra before, but just to reiterate, it’s the games that sell a system. It isn’t its power or how many doo-dads it has coming out of it or the bajillion and ten functions that it has crammed into it. Nope, games people want to play sell a system. People want to play Wii Sports, the Wii sells. People want to play Brain Age, the DS sells. People want to play Gears, the 360 sells. Evidently, people in Japan want to play the PS3 exclusive Yakuza 3 and thus the PS3 sells.

For the first time in a long time the PS3 surged ahead of the rest of the competition with 20,000 units from last week’s total of 16,149. With 36,513 total units sold, much in thanks to the astronomical good sales of SEGA’s Yakuza 3, the PS3 inched ahead of Nintendo’s DSi which hit an all time low of 35,827. Yes, evidently Sony’s best is just a little better than Nintendo’s worst. The PSP is also nipping at the DSi’s heels with 35,588 units in total. Otherwise not much big news, except that the 360 sales dropped 56 percent. Wii sales rose, but only slightly. The big news her is that the PS3 is king for a week.