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Wii Trounces PS3 in Japan

8 Jan, 2008 By: John Latchem

Nintendo's Wii outsold Sony's PlayStation 3 by a 3-to-1 ratio in December, according to a Reuters report, regaining the top spot among video game consoles.

Nintendo sold 774,123 Wii consoles in a five-week span, compared to 232,421 for PS3, according to numbers provided by game magazine publisher Enterbrain.

The PS3 had won in November, its first victory since both products launched, due to price cuts and the release of a newer model. Nintendo's release of the Wii Fit home fitness game Dec. 1 in Japan is credited with the Wii's comeback.

American-based Microsoft in December sold just 38,994 Xbox 360 units in Japan, where the console has struggled to compete against the two machines from Japanese-based companies.

For all of 2007, Nintendo sold 3.6 million Wii consoles, three times the number of PS3s. Xbox 360 sales came to 257,841 for the year.

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