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Analysis of Americas Sales for the Week Ending February 9, 2008

Jacob Mazel of VGChartz writes: As was the case in Japan last week, the release of Devil May Cry 4 for Xbox 360 and PS3 accompanied a solid hardware boost for both consoles. Also similar to Japan was Nintendo's extra allocation of Wii hardware units. Wii and PS3 showed the strongest percentage improvement year over year. Below you can see the progression from last week to this week:

...........Feb 9th....Feb 2nd
Wii:...216,157...92,217...+134%
DSL:..160,178...148,927....+8%
PS3:..63,383.....53,443....+19%
PSP:..64,532....66,075.....-2%
360:...92,257.....65,837....+40%
PS2:..53,383.....55,828.....-4%

When noting the impact of Devil May Cry 4 on Xbox 360 hardware vs. PS3 hardware, it is worth remembering that Xbox 360 has been facing some issues of short supply in recent weeks. The stronger percentage push for the Xbox 360 likely reflects the impact of the game, and increased availability – while the weaker push for PS3 reflects only a push from the game. Here is how the week ending February 9, 2008 stacks up against the week ending February 10, 2007.

.......2/9/2008...2/10/2007..YoY Change
Wii:...216,157....93,901.....+130%
DSL:..160,178...121,252....+32%
PS3:...63,383....41,179.....+54%
PSP:...64,532....48,972.....+32%
360:....92,257....65,577.....+41%
PS2:...53,383....74,757......-29%

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LightningPS33507d ago (Edited 3507d ago )

It's because they see that the XBOX 360 had a 40% rise.

But what you have to remember is that the week before, it was really strange, PS3 was outsold by only 12k, when usually it's been 25-30k.

What was the reason for the 360 falling so suddenly that week? I think this week, it was more the case of 360 getting back to normal than Devil May Cry 4 pushing the console 40%

Or else are we to think that once the Devil May Cry 4 affect wears off on 360, PS3 is closing the gap again? Maybe back to 12k where it was before the release of Devil May Cry 4?

I doubt it.

green3507d ago (Edited 3507d ago )

read the article.There were hardware shortages for the 360 last few weeks

HardcoreGamer3507d ago

america like 360, 360 will win america

EU like ps3 , ps3 will win EU

Japan has a mix of both love for wii and ps3,

but wii right now for sales all over is dominating alot.

Capt CHAOS3507d ago

I still don't know of a single person who has a PS3 in the UK, meaning the rest of europe must be carrying the PS3 shipments to make up for UK.

titntin3506d ago

Wow - you ARE a selective reader.

Did you not see in another post today that PS3 has sold over a million units in the UK alone? Thats faster than the PS2 took to reach a million, and for that matter faster than the 360 took.

Or do you simply ignore figures that don't fit your skewed viewpoint??
Even you must acknowledge that you don't know everyone in the UK? :)
At least theres over a million people you don't know...:)

wiizy3507d ago

easy to analyze...wii beats both x360 and ps3 sales combined...what happens when smash and wii fit and mario kart and other games get here.

actas1233507d ago

I guess next week numbers are going to be the judge.