Regular readers of our Japanese hardware sales charts will be aware that, in recent months, Wii sales have declined. It's being regularly outsold by the PS3, and even the 360 is nipping at its heels.
This has led many to proclaim that the Wii's golden run in Japan is over. That the fickle Japanese public have had their fill of the waggling novelty, and have moved onto the next "big thing".
A look at the bigger picture, however, shows that such drastic proclamations may be, if not without merit, then at least a little dramatic. After all, it was only last week that Enterbrain figures showed that Nintendo had sold 8 million Wiis in Japan, a strong performance from a machine that only went on sale in Japan in December 2006.