According to data compiled by
Enterbrain, the Nintendo Wii outsold the Sony PlayStation 3 more than
6 to 1 in June in Japan, continuing Nintendo's dominance of the
console market."The Nintendo's game console is catching
on not only among children but also adults and singles,"
said Yuko Magaribuchi, Enterbrain spokesperson.Nintendo sold
270,974 Wii units in June, while Sony only sold 41,628 PS3 units,
with Microsoft coming in third with 17,616 Xbox 360 consoles sold.
Overseas sales numbers for each console were unavailable. Sales
numbers show the Wii had an advantage of 4 to 1 in April and 5 to 1
in May, and the sales gap continues to increase. The Nintendo
DS portable handheld console also outsold the Sony PlayStation
Portable.Supply of the Wii still has not caught up with
demand, with stores in Japan and overseas carrying limited supplies
of the console. Sony had a stranglehold on the console
market for more than 10 years with the help of the PlayStation and
PlayStation 2, but a high price and lack of video games has hindered
PS3 sales. The company hopes to boost PlayStation 3 sales after
at least 380 new titles this fiscal year. It was
announced last week Nintendo passed
Sony in market capitalization along with entering Japan's 10 most
valuable companies list.