The Xbox 360 outsold the PS3 for the first time ever in Japan. Microsoft’s console sold 28,116 units to Sony’s 10,705. That’s a significant difference, and one almost entirely due of the release of Tales of Vesperia, a JRPG published by Namco Bandai. Japan loves it some JRPGs.
I would call out Reuters, though, in portraying the current console battle as a three-way race. Nintendo is so far ahead of the Sony and Microsoft this generation that the name of this movie is Nintendo and The Also-rans.