JAPAN: PS3 betters Wii for second successive month

PS3’s Japanese resurgence is showing no signs of abating with news that Sony’s console has successfully outsold Nintendo’s Wii for the second month on the trot in the territory.

Reuters reports that Sony sold 108,530 PS3 console in April. That’s down on the 146,948 sold in March but still ahead of Wii, whose April sales totalled 67,116.

Xbox 360, meanwhile, sold 27,381 units throughout the month, meaning Microsoft’s machine almost managed shift 50 per cent of the number of Wiis sold – a sound achievement for Microsoft.

PS3 was boosted in April by the release of a playable Final Fantasy XIII demo on the Blu-ray movie release of Advent Children Complete.

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