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Submitted by CaptainofCrush 780d ago | rumor

USA Weekly Chart, Ending 2nd Mar 2013

Hardware:

1: X360 - 46,331 (-16%)
2: PS3 - 29,102 (-20%)
3: 3DS - 14,987 (-23%)
4: DS - 10,543 (-18%)
5: WiiU - 8,302 (-18%)
6: Wii - 7,888 (-32%)
7: PSV - 4,620 (-16%)
8: PSP - 468 (-41%)

Software:

1: (X360) Crysis 3 - 59,034
2: (X360) Call of Duty: Black Ops II - 35,371
3: (PS3) Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance - 32,759
4: (PS3) Call of Duty: Black Ops II - 24,707
5: (PS3) Crysis 3 - 24,313
6: (3DS) Fire Emblem: Kakusei - 22,006
7: (X360) NBA 2K13 - 20,139
8: (X360) Halo 4 - 19,276
9: (X360) Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance - 18,879
10: (X360) Far Cry 3 - 17,481 (3DS, Nintendo DS, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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TheGrimOfDeath  +   780d ago
I think Sony should try to introduce that Vita Price Cut into NA now.
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darthv72  +   780d ago
im quite surprised
that they didnt announce that at the sony show last month. It certainly wouldnt hurt anything.

I myself did purchase one the same night after that conference and Im sure others would have as well if there had been an official price drop announced.
ABizzel1  +   780d ago
It wouldn't have really helped without a solid software launch to back it up.

It made sense for Japan considering a bunch of Japanses games are comin gin the next few weeks, Persona 4 Golden was released not to long ago, and Soul Sacrifice is coming soon as well.

There's nothing really standout coming here in the US. It makes more sense to do a cut around September when Killzone Mercenaries, Tearaway, more PS4 connectivity, and whatever E3 surprises they have are announced for the Vita to take full advantage of the price drop for an entire holiday season, versus 2 or 3 weeks for the month of March.

They may have to suffer until E3, but if they can build up anticipation during E3, Gamescom, and TGS then this will be their chance to finally get the Vita the numbers the hardware deserves.
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darthv72  +   780d ago
lol @dylila
your constant expression of distaste for nintendo is a classic example of a closet fan in denial.

Just come out and admit it already. People know you really are in love with mario. The more you try to throw them off the scent the more they can see right through.
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Apollosupreme  +   779d ago
A price cut or a Killzone bundle a current prices would make sense when Killzone drops.
Theyellowflash30  +   779d ago
So sales indicate how good a system is? LOL! The PS VIta is the biggest piece of shit on the market then. And the Wii, 3DS, and DS are the best systems out right now.
kunluncat  +   780d ago
Price cut without game/service release does not work much. The next big release title is soul sacrifice which will be in April. Also sony's financial year end at March and they are not willing to take much loss before this financial year end. My guess of the price cut will take as early as in April. Or most like in E3, which they can announce some new titles to build some hype to sell the system.
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Apollosupreme  +   779d ago
I disagree. The Vita has a solid lineup. The software is not the problem, only the price of the console and memory cards.
SDF Repellent  +   780d ago
Xbox 360 is doing great with 6 games in the Top 10 chart.
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Arai  +   780d ago
4/6 of those are shooters, there's something wrong with that picture.

I like FPS as well (Far Cry 3, Metro 2033, BF3), but there's more to gaming than just 1 genre I'd think.
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sdozzo  +   780d ago
4,600 Vitas. Wtf Sony. Thanks for the price cut.
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   780d ago
Yes wii-u and vita sales were poor and shows the old consoles are still dominant in USA with just one nintendo/handheld game in the top 10.
ABizzel1  +   780d ago
Doesn't make sense to have a US price cut when NEW potential hardware moving software isn't there.

March is a good month for Japanese Vita games, which is why it made sense for a price cut and look what happened there, and with more Vita games coming throughout the month of Japan those numbers should stay pretty high for the next few weeks.

Here in the US it would have been a 2 week high, and quickly dropped back down.

September is a better time frame for a US price dorp, when Killzone and Tearaway release, PS4 right around the corner for PS4 & PSV integration, all the major game conferences will be over, and more software will be announced and releasing for the handheld.
PopRocks359  +   779d ago
To forward your point, if you look at history, the 3DS' price cut was concurrent to the release of two Mario games that same year, both of which sold over a million units before said year ended.
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AWBrawler  +   780d ago
the US sells charts are getting depressing. everything is a shooter except Fire Emblem and NBA 2K13. thats a damn shame. no variety at all.
josephayal  +   779d ago
Anothet 10x Supreme victory for Microsoft in usa
Dragos75  +   779d ago
Not really a big change. XBOX360 still doing great with software as well. MS will definitely pass Nintendo here soon. Vita sales need to get better or that thing won't make it.
lema008  +   779d ago
Wow only 8,302 sold. You would think after the wildly popular Wii people would be flocking in doves to the Wii U.

Trying to predict which direction the gaming market will go is a lot like the ecomony, no one knows for sure, where it going.

As the Japenese saying goes, "Saving face" thats what they need to do with a price cut along with new software titles.

As for Mario 3D or new Zelda most likely not for a couple years, of course after the expected delays(right).
AKR  +   779d ago
If the Wii U doesn't have any quality software at the moment, along with a high price and very little marketing - Of course it'll be overlooked. People are going for the consoles that have the most influx of games, and are cheaply priced. This economy is rolling in it, you know.

Once the Wii U get some good software moving (which starts later this month) sales will increase. The amount of sales we're seeing this week, compared to the amount of sales by the end of the month will be a pretty good difference. The Wii U is getting:

- Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate
- Need for Speed: Most Wanted U
- LEGO CITY: UNDERCOVER

~ That's enough to spawn some healthy sales.
lema008  +   779d ago
Hoping your right.. I personally like the Wii U. Being able to add your own harddrive and old remotes is great. I'm sure over time Nintendo will make it an interesting experience.

I plan to buy one, just waiting for the OS fixes, maybe price cut and more software titles.

Nintendo can be compare to Disneyland. Both iconic symbols known worldwide for the family friendly atmosphere and interaction you can experience with them.
DivineAssault  +   779d ago
14k for the 3DS? wow, never seen that before.. Especially after having a game like Fire emblem release.. oh well, all the sales are kinda low right now.. Gamer fatigue baby.. we need PS4 NOW! & a vita price cut
AdvanceWarsSgt  +   779d ago
It's been like a month since FE release. If you noticed 3DS sales have been declining ever since then, even in Japan and EU.

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