PS3 Passes 1 Million Sales Mark in Japan

Sony's PlayStation 3 has passed the 1 million unit sales mark in Japan, game publisher Enterbrain reports. It took about eight months for the company to reach that mark, a half-year longer than it took competitor Nintendo to reach the same milestone. As of July 15, Sony sold 1.01 million PS3s, compared to 2.9 million Wii consoles being sold. Microsoft has sold 420,705 Xbox 360s in Japan.

Microsoft has always struggled to do well in the region, so its low sales numbers are not altogether surprising. However, Sony has always performed well in Asia, easily outselling its rivals. The PS3 has been on sale in the country since November 2006, with the Wii debuting the following month. The Xbox 360 has been available in Japan since December 2005.

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