Nintendo's Satoru Iwata has revealed that the PS3 and Wii are relatively 'neck and neck' in terms of sales in Japan. Iwata noted that the market share of the Wii and PS3 this year in Japan is about 42 percent to 40 percent.
<blockquote>Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata, has explained that Wii and PS3 are 'neck and neck' in terms of sales in Japan. Mr Iwata also points out that, "However, the total unit sales of home console hardware were down last year and this year."
During his speech to investors, he also pointed out that, "A notable dip can be seen in sales of Wii this year; which is approximately half the size of last year. On the other hand, Sony's PS3 showed a good transition and they increased the unit sales by about 50%...
"Although we held more than a 60% hardware market share through last year - Wii has 42% and PS3 40% share thus far this year - so both machines are neck and neck in Japan."</blockquote>
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