Rumors also place the Devil in Eddie Bauer shopping for a fashionable parka and scarf. In the week ending September 14th the Xbox 360 did the unthinkable: it outsold both the PS3 and the Wii in Japan. Microsoft’s console has always lagged far behind the other two consoles in Japan, but the release of Tales of Versperia and Infinite Undiscovery moved huge numbers of the systems in the RPG-hungry land.
The estimated installed base for the Xbox 360 in Japan is now upwards of 700,000. It’s certainly not likely to get Japan addicted to shooter games in the same way much of American gamers are, but with a wider potential global market many developers and publishers might be more likely to put their titles on the Xbox 360.