Latest sales figures for March show that Nintendo sold 265k Wiis in March, compared to Sony’s rather poor 81k PS3s. And the gap is widening – just last week, Sony sold slightly over 11,000 PlayStation3s in Japan, while Nintendo shifted nearly 49k Wiis.
Poor old Sony just can’t turn things around for PS3 in Japan. It’s already much cheaper out there than it is here, and Sony even pulled the old “alternate colour” trick, to no avail. It’s one crashing comedown for Sony in Japan, where Nintendo is already the clear winner of this console generation.
The only hope for PS3 is that Metal Gear Solid 4 turns things around, with its June global release the next possible slight up tick for the embattled and under performing console.