Sony Corp's PlayStation 3 outsold Nintendo Co Ltd's Wii game console in Japan in November for the first time since the machines were launched last year, showing Sony may finally be overcoming a slow start versus its upstart rival.
Sony sold 183,217 PS3s in Japan in the four weeks to November 25, topping sales of 159,193 Wii consoles, said game magazine publisher Enterbrain, a key watcher of trends in the sector.
Sony dominated the game industry with its previous generation unit, the PlayStation 2, but lost its crown to the low-cost Wii with its new idea of a motion sensor in the control unit.
This opened the way to a whole new range of games and even exercise programs.
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