Wii loses to PS3 in Japan during November

Looks like November in Japan fared better for Sony than it did for Nintendo, as sales for the PS3 beat out the Wii. Selling 183,217 units to Nintendo's 159,193 units, it would appear that Sony's system is becoming the more desirable system in the region and a trend is emerging. The reality, however, is likely very different.

With the Wii being so scarce (despite Nintendo supposedly manufacturing almost 2 million units a month), as well as Sony introducing a cheaper 40gb model of their PS3 console, the factors involved contributed to a favorable month for Sony. Should Nintendo manage to produce enough consoles so that the Wii could actually be on the shelf for consumers when they want to buy it, then we're sure we would be writing a very different story right now.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.