Wii lead over PS3 narrows in Japan

The Wii outsold the PlayStation 3 by a factor of three to one in August, but its overwhelming lead narrowed for the second consecutive month according to Reuters.

Since first launching last year, the Wii has outsold the PS3 every month largely due to being sold at half the price of Sony's machine not to mention Nintendo's fresh take on game controls.

August sales, as reported by Enterbrain, show that Japanese interest in the Wii may finally be slowing, albeit slightly. Wii outsold the PS3 by a factor of six to one in June, four to one in July, and three to one in August.

Microsoft's Xbox 360 continues to be a non-factor in the world's second largest video game market selling only 11,000 units last month compared to 246,000 Wiis and 82,000 PS3s.