Tuesday, November 3

According to Nintendo's Iwata, Wii and PS3 are equal in Japan

Although the PS3 Slim has consistently outsold the Nintendo Wii in Japan since its release back in September, Nintendo's Boss Satoru Iwata has gone on the record claiming the two console are going at it toe-to-toe. Speaking to a group of investors during the company's financial results, Iwata described the situation.

"A notable dip can be seen in sales of the Wii this year; which is approximately half the size of last year. On the other hand, Sony's PS3 showed a good transition and they increased the unit sales by about 50%," Iwata said.

"Although we held more than a 60% hardware market share through last year - Wii has 42% and PS3 40% share thus far this year - so both machines are neck-and-neck in Japan."

Iwata has acknowledged in recent times that the Wii has stalled, however he seems to think that the price cut will help them out, at least to brighten what has been a dark few months, as the company witnessed the Wii suddenly lose steam.

"We are to regain the momentum in the upcoming sales season," he said, "and we are in he position to do so."

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11/03/09 Ernice Gilbert

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