PS3 demand has been slow due to its high price tag and limited availability of attractive software titles.
June 5 2007: 9:54 PM EDT
TOKYO (Reuters) -- Nintendo Co.'s Wii game console outsold Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 by more than five to one in Japan last month, Japanese video game magazine publisher Enterbrain said Wednesday. Nintendo (Charts) sold 251,794 units of the Wii in May, compared with 45,321 units of the PS3 sold, it said. Nintendo's Wii is outselling the rival Playstation 3 from Sony.
Nintendo launched the Wii in November. The device features a motion-sensitive controller that allows users to direct on-screen play by swinging it like a tennis racket or wielding it like a sword, opening a new avenue of game playing.
Rival Sony (Charts) also started selling the PS3 late last year, but has seen slow demand so far due to its high price tag and limited availability of attractive software titles.
Shares of both Nintendo and Sony edged higher in early morning trading in Tokyo. Wii will rock you
They've saved the industry once before and revitalised it this time around, great to see them doing well. The innovation they provide is badly needed to stop people like EA taking over the industry with crappy franchises
most people are taken back at the wii success all the games company's are having to rush out games for it they just were making games for the ps3 and xbox360
how are the 360 sales going are they gone already, i have a xbox great thing more powerful than the ps2 but game makers only made games for ps2 as they sold bukets loads more?
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