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Wii lead over PS3 shrinks in Japan

updated 02:50 pm EDT, Fri November 2, 2007

Wii lead shrinks vs. PS3

Nintendo's Wii continues to outsell Sony's PlayStation 3 in the consoles' native country of Japan, but that lead is diminishing, Reuters reports. In the four weeks leading up to October 28th, 110,415 Wiis were sold, versus 47,183 PS3s. Though this is still a ratio of more than two to one, the figures mark the fourth month in a row that the ratio has shrunk, it having been six-to-one as recently as June.

Reasons for increasing PS3 sales are attributed mainly to a better or at least broader software lineup, and several price cuts, bringing the console down from its original peak of $599 for a 60GB model. Sony today launched the US 40GB PS3, dropping the price to $399, $100 lower even than that of the discontinued 20GB PS3.

by MacNN Staff




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