Sony (SNE) and Microsoft’s (MSFT) long international nightmare isn’t coming to an end. Nintendo’s Wii console continues to clobber the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360, with the latest numbers showing the Wii outselling number-two PS3 by a 4-1 ratio in Japan last month.
Sony can take heart, at least, in the knowledge that it’s not as bad as June, when Wii outsold PS3 6-1.
The numbers come from gaming industry watcher Enterbrain, which surveys 3,200 retail stores and 31,000 other shops in Japan. And they come as analysts are increasingly wondering whether Sony and Microsoft can stage a much-needed comeback this holiday season.
Gaming analysis firm DFC Intelligence earlier this week offered a tough assessment of Sony and Microsoft’s prospects. The firm said Nintendo is having its best-case-scenario year, and the others – particularly Microsoft – are in a tough position. From the report: