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Xbox 360 outsells Wii in Japan

Microsoft's console finally shifts large numbers following price cut and new RPG release

Microsoft's Xbox 360 has outsold Nintendo's Wii in Japan, according to figures from Enterbrain.

Following a new price point, the introduction of a bigger hard-drive and the release of Square Enix's Infinite Undiscovery, the console sold 28,681 units for the week ended September 14, according to a report by Andriasang.com.

Nintendo's Wii shifted 27,057 units, and the PlayStation 3 just 8050 units.

As with the price cuts announced for Europe yesterday, all three Xbox 360 SKUs have been reduced in price.

The Arcade unit retails for JPY 19,800, the Premium model for JPY 29,800 and the Elite for JPY 39,800.

Sales of the Microsoft console have now reached 717,275 units in Japan.

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Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.