Re: Xbox 360 outsells the PS3, Wii destroys both

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  1. "Andre Matuch" <> wrote in message
    news:Y22Aj.43$...
    > http://www.vgchartz.com/news/news.php?id=889
    >
    > Americas Sales for the Week Ending March 1, 2008
    >
    >
    > 3/5/08
    >
    > Jacob Mazel
    >
    >
    > In preparation for Nintendo’s latest big offering, Super Smash Brothers
    > Brawl, Wiis were in abundant stock this week, leading Nintendo’s
    > platforms, DS and Wii, to outsell all other platforms combined (371k to
    > 349k). Unlike previous weeks where Wii had been outsold by Xbox 360 and
    > PS3, Wii outsold both combined, suggesting demand is still there. After
    > a brief spurt ahead of Xbox 360, PS3 sales dipped below Xbox 360 sales
    > again, which had been the trend for months before a recent PS3 uptick,
    > though both platforms remain within 15% of each other this week. In
    > fact with three platforms over 100,000 units this week, this week has
    > almost an early November feel to it in terms of volume, especially when
    > considering that last week only one platform sold over 100,000 units.
    > PSP was the worst selling platform for this week, with PS2 just ahead.
    > Still, no platform sold fewer than 75,000 units this week, and that is a
    > sign of a very healthy market. Compared to last week, Wii sales were up
    > over 170%, while every other platform but PS3 saw increased sales by 10%
    > to 40%. PS3 sales declined 5% from last week. The full breakdown of
    > hardware sales from last week to this week can be seen below:
    >
    > 1-Mar 23-Feb
    > Wii 218,189 78,975 +176%
    > DS 152,759 111,174 +37%
    > PS3 89,585 94,106 -5%
    > PSP 76,447 66,770 +14%
    > Xbox 360 102,622 87,569 +17%
    > PS2 80,039 64,932 +23%
    >
    >
    > Moving forward, it looks as though Wii sales in the Americas will help
    > Nintendo beat its forecast of 18.5 million shipped from April 1, 2007 to
    > March 31, 2008, as sales are very unlikely to decline after Smash
    > Brothers is released vs. before when it was released. Sony is going to
    > come very close to, or meet its shipment goal of 9.5 million from April
    > 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008 if sales continue like this in the Americas.
    > Microsoft has not issued a public shipment goal, however, with rumors of
    > an Easter price cut for Europe, an Americas price cut will likely follow
    > soon, and that should push Xbox 360 weekly sales ahead of PS3 once
    > again. One other interesting thing to note is how high PS2 sales remain
    > despite the high adoption rate for the recently released machines.
    >
    >
    > There are some interesting trends developing year over year as well.
    > Take a look:
    >
    > 3/1/2008 3/3/2007 YoY Change
    > Wii 218,189 80,468 +171%
    > DS 152,759 151,537 +1%
    > PS3 89,585 32,064 +179%
    > PSP 76,447 44,890 +70%
    > Xbox 360 102,622 57,583 +78%
    > PS2 80,039 75,100 +7%
    >
    >
    > Believe it or not, every platform is actually selling better this year
    > than during the comparable week last year. While Wii and PS3 have seen
    > comparable percentage increases year over year, Wii sales are up nearly
    > 140,000 units from last year, while PS3 sales are ‘only’ up about 60,000
    > units from last year. Wii sales increases year over year should grow as
    > Nintendo essentially ran out of product in late March of 2007, while
    > this year sales and supply should remain high after Smash’s debut. Xbox
    > 360 sales, rather interestingly are up by 45,000 units from last year.
    > One way to look at this disparity is that PS3 is the newer machine;
    > another is to say Sony’s price drop last year has been 15,000 units more
    > effective than Microsoft’s price drop last year, at least this week, in
    > boosting sales over last year’s level. If Xbox 360 drops by another $50
    > in the coming weeks, it will be interesting to see next year whether it
    > is up by 45,000 units over this year’s level, or whether the flow of
    > console sales will result in a decline regardless of price cutting
    > measures. The large increase in PSP sales is worth noting as well.
    > Slow sales in March of 2007 are what triggered the first PSP price cut
    > in the Americas last April, so this current year over year boost should
    > decline fairly steadily in coming weeks as pricing comparisons become
    > tougher. DS and PS2 continue to remain very valuable devices given the
    > features and games offered, and have shown almost no change in sales
    > year over year.
    >
    >
    > Below you can see top software sales for the current consoles followed
    > by notes from the top 200 software chart.
    >
    >
    > Wii Xbox 360 PS3
    > 1 Wii Play Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Devil May Cry 4
    > 2 Super Mario Galaxy Frontlines: Fuel of War Call of Duty 4: Modern

    Warfare
    > 3 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Devil May Cry 4 Turning Point: Fall
    > of Liberty
    > 4 Link's Crossbow Training Lost Odyssey Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
    > 5 Mario & Sonc at the Olympic Games Rockband Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
    > 6 Mario Party 8 Turning Point: Fall of Liberty Dynasty Warrior 6
    > 7 Carnival Games Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Guitar Hero III:
    > Legends of Rock
    > 8 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Lost: The Videogame Rockband
    > 9 Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga Halo 3 Burnout Paradise
    > 10 Dragon Quest Swords Turok Lost: The Videogame
    >
    >
    > Notes:
    >
    > - Wii Play hits 5.0 million in the Americas next week and it
    > continues to maintain close to a 50% attach ratio with Wii in the
    > Americas. There is really no reason Wii Play can’t 10 million in the
    > Americas…eventually.
    >
    > - Solid debut (~50k) for Patapon. The game should eventually
    > pass 300,000 units in the Americas.
    >
    > - Guitar Hero III sales now stand at 7.4+ million across PS2,
    > 360, Wii and PS3.
    >
    > - DS is still months away from selling more in the Americas than
    > in Japan.
    >
    > - Lost Planet for PS3 bombed. The game is unlikely to top
    > 100,000 units in the Americas.
    >
    > - Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune passed 500,000 units this week.
    > The game will probably get to 650,000 to 750,000 units before dropping
    > off the top 200.
    >
    > - Rockband passes 1 million units on Xbox 360 soon; it is over
    > 1.3 million in the Americas including PS3 and PS2. The next battle
    > between Rock Band and Guitar Hero should be much closer.
    >
    > - Nintendo and EA both sold over 500,000 units of software this
    > week.
    >
    > - EA 500k Sellers: Two 500k sellers for Wii charted, three 500k
    > sellers for DS charted, 24 500k sellers for PS2 charted, four 500k
    > sellers for PSP charted, one 500k seller for PS3 charted, 11 500k
    > sellers for Xbox 360 charted. Next week: Activision breakdown.
    >
    > - Charting games with 500k Lifetime Sales: Xbox 360 – 24, Wii –
    > 19, PS3 – 7. In future weeks, million sellers will be chronicled.
    >
    > - To date, 24,947,032 Xbox 360s, Wiis, and PS3s have been sold
    > in the Americas since the systems launched. Of those consoles sold Xbox
    > 360 accounts for 44.5% market share, Wii accounts for 38.7% market
    > share, while PS3 accounts for 16.8% market share.
    >
    >
    > As a side note, expect an article comparing the worldwide trends behind
    > the first 50 million consoles sold this generation (Wii, 360, PS3) vs.
    > the first 50 million consoles sold last generation (PS2, Xbox, GC) by
    > 11:00 PM EST 3/6/2008.


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