New data from Japanese magazine publisher and research group Enterbrain shows that the PlayStation 3 has finally sold more than 1 million units in Japan, after approximately eight months on sale – more than four times as long as that taken by the Wii.
According to Enterbrain’s data, 1.01 million units of the PlayStation 3 have been sold, as of July 15th, compared to 2.9 million units of the Wii sold by July 8th (suggesting that the Wii has by now sold over 3 million) and 420,705 units of the Xbox 360 by the same date.
Although figures vary between Enterbrain and the weekly figures available from Media Create
, the PlayStation 3 has seen a small increase in sales in recent weeks, which had previously languished at below 10,000 units a week.
The console has also seen some small successes in the software charts, thanks to releases such as Folklore
and Ninja Gaiden Sigma
, but Enterbrain's own figures show that during June the Wii continued to outsell the PlayStation 3 by a factor of 6 to 1