Japan’s PS3 sales figures plummet by 49%

One of the many factors which determine how well a product is doing is its sales. However, before anything else, we’d just like to establish that sales figures don’t necessarily dictate overall success. Success and sales might be interdependent, but the latter does not equate to the former. Besides, sales figures themselves are based on a lot of other things like market area, competition, trend, and even obsoletion.

Thus said, we report the facts of Japan‘s console sales:

  • during the first two days of launch: 88,400 units (as estimated by Enterbrain)
  • from November 13-18: 43,378 units
  • Total drop in sales [(43,378 / 88,400) x 100] = 49.0701%

PS3 sales plummet by 49% in JapanThese are the figures in Japan. An updated number of units sold in the U.S. is not yet available, although as BetaNews reports, it would likely follow a similar pattern (as to how they arrived at that forecast, we can only assume). One issue they bring up, however, is that of Sony not being able to obtain enough Blu-Ray disc drive laser diodes to manufacture enough console units. As for whthe PS3’s titles, the chart-topper in Japan lists Ridge Racer 7 sitting on the #29 spot.

You can argue all you want, but these facts (albiet estimated only) are merely being reported and do not necessarily dictate any direct consequence to overall success.

One of the many factors which determine how well a product is doing is its sales. However, before anything else, we’d just like to establish that sales figures don’t necessarily dictate overall success. Success and sales might be interdependent, but the latter does not equate to the former. Besides, sales figures themselves are based on a lot of other things like market area, competition, trend, and even obsoletion.

Thus said, we report the facts of Japan‘s console sales:

  • during the first two days of launch: 88,400 units (as estimated by Enterbrain)
  • from November 13-18: 43,378 units
  • Total drop in sales [(43,378 / 88,400) x 100] = 49.0701%

PS3 sales plummet by 49% in JapanThese are the figures in Japan. An updated number of units sold in the U.S. is not yet available, although as BetaNews reports, it would likely follow a similar pattern (as to how they arrived at that forecast, we can only assume). One issue they bring up, however, is that of Sony not being able to obtain enough Blu-Ray disc drive laser diodes to manufacture enough console units. As for whthe PS3’s titles, the chart-topper in Japan lists Ridge Racer 7 sitting on the #29 spot.

You can argue all you want, but these facts (albiet estimated only) are merely being reported and do not necessarily dictate any direct consequence to overall success.

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