PS3 Reaches 1M milestone in Japan

PS3 price drop Sony’s PS3 has finally reached the million unit mark in Japan after eight months of being in the Japanese market. Nintendo’s Wii took a mere two months to reach the same mark.

According to game magazine publisher Enterbrain, Sony has sold 1.01 million units of the PS3 as of July 15 while Wii sales totaled 2.9 million units as of July 8 and sales of Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 have came to 420,705 units.

Sony’s PlayStation 3 hit shelves in Japan on November 11, while the Wii made its debut on December 2. The Xbox 360 has been on sale in Japan since December 2005.

In other news… no more Moore at Microsoft. Peter Moore, the man behind Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console, has announced that he will soon leave the company for a position with game publisher Electronic Arts. Moore’s departure comes on the heels of recent bad publicity surrounding numerous hardware failures with the Xbox 360, although the company maintains that the two are unrelated.