Latest console sales figures from Japan...no surprises

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  1. paul h

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    http://www.xengamers.com/sections/news/7552/
    According to recently released sales figures by Japanese retail agency Media Create, Sony's PlayStation 2 continues to dominate the market. Despite encouraging initial sales, Microsoft's Xbox has failed to pass the cumulative 200,000 sales market in the Japanese market. Check out the complete breakdown of Japanese market year-to-date hardware sales figures below. For reference, all associated figures are representative of sales through May 26.
    PlayStation2 - 1.70 million
    Game Boy Advance - 1.18 Million
    GameCube - 563,200
    Xbox - 193,600
    PSone - 114,800
    WonderSwan Color - 83,600
    Game Boy Color - 50,400
    Dreamcast - 16,000
    Nintendo 64 - 4,400
    WonderSwan - 3,900
    Game Boy - 3,800
    PocketStation - 800
    Following last week's highly publicized price cut announcements, several consoles posted strong sales figures including 65,200 for the PlayStation 2, 30,900 for the Game Boy Advance, and 7,400 for Microsoft's Xbox (inclusive in the year-to-date totals above).
     
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    Ugh. Whoever said MS would struggle in Japan wasn't lying.
     
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    Here are last week's sales for all systems:
    PlayStation2 65,200
    Game Boy Advance 30,900
    Xbox 7,400
    PSone 4,800
    Gamecube 2,500
    Game Boy Color 1,200
    WonderSwan Color 1,100
    It's worth noting that the Gamecube sales probably dropped in anticipation of the Gamecube price drop, which should be reflected in next week's chart. Bottom line:
    Sony owns Japan
     
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    Wow. What do the sales figures looks like here?
    -Andre
     
  5. Dave Bennett

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    I can't believe the PSone is still selling as well as it is over there. I guess the price and game library are two big factors.
     
  6. Morgan Jolley

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    Actually, Sony owns the world. I'm not trying to be a fanboy, but based on the console sales, its the truth.
     
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    Morgan's right. This generation belongs to Sony. The numbers don't lie.
     
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    Go Dreamcast!
     
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    I predict that Dreamcast will come from behind, and eventually eliminate Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo completely. You heard it here first, folks!
     
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    I don't really see what the big deal is about, They are all in different stages of their life spans. If you think that the PS2 is going to keep the lead in sales for the next 5 years you're going to be very dissapointed. But seriously, who gives a shit, the Xbox will have 200+ games for it by this holiday season, the Cube will be selling gobs of Mario games making Nintendo money hand over fist. No one is going any where so what difference does it make. Enjoy the great gaming times we have and stop worrying about whos on top because the numbers don't really mean anything useful anyway (now if everyone launched on the same day the numbers would be more interesting to look at)
     
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    Some members around here need to get their needles fixed.
     
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    "Winners in numbers sold."

    What else matters about a product besides its sales figures?

    Surely you don't care about the QUALITY of the product, do you? You are starting to sound like an "individual." Better join the masses and get with the program. All those consumers buying PS2's can't be wrong. Sony IS the "winner."
     
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    The winner of each generation is usually determined by the consoles sold. Nintendo 64 had a higher good game to bad game ratio than the PlayStation, but the PSX still won.
     
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    I'm going to send the SPCA after you guys!
     

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