360 Loses to Wii, Beats PS3

Earlier this week, Enterbrain published the recent hardware sales figures for Japan, with the Xbox 360 surpassing both the Wii and PS3 in weekly sales ending September 14. Today, we hear of the numbers from Media Create. Turns out pigs weren’t flying after all. Probably just a hop and a skip for the pigs – not flying. According to Media Create’s data, the Xbox 360 did outsell the PS3 for the previous week, however, it didn’t have enough to beat the Wii – the 360 was actually just shy of a thousand in sales.

Here are Mediat Create’s numbers:

DS Lite: 63,859 PSP: 30,156

Wii: 29,686

Xbox 360: 28,188

PS3: 8,053

PS2: 7,669

Well, whether or not the Xbox 360 did beat the Wii, the fact of the matter is that the 360 sold above and beyond what the PS3 did. The spike is there no matter whose chart you look at – Enterbrain’s or Media Create’s.

Actually, Microsoft’s console had much oomph into it this week – thanks to a) that new 60GB model, b) a pricecut across all Xbox 360 SKUs, c) stock replenishment, and d) Square Enix’s Infinite Undiscovery – that it’s already up there rubbing elbows with the PSP’s numbers too. Over at Media Create’s software charts, we also see some substantial movement. The top four titles are actually debuting games – entering the charts for the first time and getting high ranks at the get go:

Pokemon Platinum (Nintendo): 963,273

Quiz Magic Academy DS (Konami): 119,134

Infinite Undiscovery (Square Enix): 90,288

One Piece Unlimited Cruise: Episode 1 (Namco Bandai): 61,009

Rhythm Tengoku Heaven (Nintendo): 55,772

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