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Analyst: 360 Outsold PS3 in February NPD

Xbox 360 eked out a slim win over PlayStation 3 in the US in February, according to Jesse Divnich with virtual stock market The simExchange. On NPD Group's January US hardware sales charts, Sony's PS3 performed notably well against the supply-constrained Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii. That month, PS3 was able to top Xbox 360 for the first time and come within striking distance of Wii.

But ahead of the release of NPD's February sales results, The simExchange forecast in a Monday note that Xbox 360 will once again top the PS3, while the Wii has a typical runaway month in first place.

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sonarus3543d ago

well i will wait and see the results regardless it should be pretty close

Lifendz3543d ago

Sounds like an excuse to me.

TheExecutive3543d ago

supply constraint is an excuse. Why, in the third year of production is MS meeting supply problems? They only sold 7 million units last year so why would they be meeting supply issues? Quick answer: they arent.

TheTwelve3543d ago

Sony only has to remain in striking distance before their great hits come out. The fact that they are this close and possibly winning on a monthly basis before their system sellers come is quite a sad fact for Microsoft.

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sonarus3543d ago

well i am guessing there will be introduction of new sku so they limited the supply for that. Regardless its safe to say 360's were not in abundance

pegger243543d ago

Actually a supply problem in January would conincide with the selling better than they thought in december. Which is what happened. If your manufacturing process is done based on sales estimates than it is possible that a product's availability may drop shortly. I mean, there are times when Liquor stores run out of beer, but it isn't because there isn't any beer, it is because they messed up on ordering. It is there own fault, don't get me wrong, but it can happen.

JasonPC360PS3Wii3543d ago

If they arn't having "supply problems" then explain January and Febuary differences. Nothing different from one month to the next, no big exclusives, no price drops. So... I ask again, if there wern't supply problems then why the change?

It sounds like fans on the otherside of the fence are just making excuses to me. Afraid to admit you were wrong, and instead of owning up to it, you slip out the back door with excuses.

TheExecutive3543d ago (Edited 3543d ago )

MS isnt going to constrain supplies because it was coming out with a new SKU. Thats such an idiotic business move and it doesnt make any sense at all. You dont cut production if there is demand. You produce them as usual and cut the price a little to get rid of them. Either that or you have the retailers send them back to be modified and returned as a new SKU. What you dont do is take your fricken product away from the consumer.

MS knows this.

@pegger- The problem with that is they are so far into the manufacturing process that they could churn out tons of consoles in a few weeks. They may have been able to say that in early January, but to use that as an excuse in Feb. is rediculous. Not only that but you are assuming they did sell tons of consoles.

CrazedFiend3542d ago

This time it's PS3 beats X360 in February.
http://www.n4g.com/industry...

Come on guys, why do we even care?

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pwnsause3543d ago

but has it outsold the PS3 world wide? lmao.

kalle3543d ago

Yes they have, maýbe dont if you go by your Sony numbers but if you look at the real numbers thay have.

Delive3543d ago

US is MS' stomping ground and if they cannot maintain a massive lead here, worldwide sales will have the PS3 in second plave before the year is over. That's if you count the Wii as a contender in the next gen war. Some think it's a fad and does not deserve to be spoken in the same breath as the 360 and PS3. :)

TheExecutive3543d ago

I guess I should ask, what do you mean by close? Worldwide figures are hard to calculate until the end of the year. But the european and the japanese figures is what pulled the ps3 over the 360 last year.

MS DESTROYED the ps3 last year in the US. Considering the numbers last year in the US, Sony should be pretty happy at the moment. Remember none of their cross system franchises have hit (with the exception of R&C).

The only place where this console race remains close is in the US and UK. Every other country has decidedly chose the PS3 (excluding the wii). Sony has effectively closed the gap in the english speaking territories and are looking to pass them forever mid this year. But yeah the ps3 is outselling the 360 worldwide and by quite a bit.

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decapitator3543d ago (Edited 3543d ago )

This should be interesting. Great things lie ahead.

DarkSniper3543d ago

This is United States numbers only. On a worldwide standpoint, XBOX 360 numbers will be laughably inferior as PLAYSTATION® 3 trumps foward as the only true next generation experience for gamers.

$niper

Gam713543d ago

So the ps3fangirls on a previous thread talking only about europes figures (sorry eu, lol) and then only selected countries and contradicted them selves with software sales even though the link they provided showed 3 360 in the top 12 and the first ps3 at 14th, but I digress.

If it's good enough for ps3fangirls then surely its ok M$fanbots to do the same?
No? don't want to be a hypocrite.

doodle3543d ago (Edited 3543d ago )

You will never find an XBOX 360 game in any european charts except UK's . You bastar* BOT i provided the links earlier. even in UK charts there were 9 PS3 games vs 8 x360 games .
DMC4 x360 version flopped all over EU except UK. DMC4 x360 version couldnt even make it to the top 10 of any chart of Spain,France and Italy. all x360s have been traded in for PS3 there

I am reposting my other thread

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DMC4 x360 version bombed in europe

DMC 4(x360) bombed in Spain,Italy and France.

It couldnt even make it to the top 10 of any of those charts.On the other hand PS3 version topped the charts during its launch and stayed on the top 10 charts even in the second week (2/3/4 positions)

Italy :
Week 8, 2008

01 (02) [NDS] Cooking Mama 2 (505 Games)
02 (01) [PS3] Devil May Cry 4 (Capcom)
03 (03) [PS2] PES 2008 (Konami)
04 (07) [PS2] FIFA 08 (Electronic Arts)
05 (__) [WII] Wii Play (Nintendo)
06 (04) [NDS] Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training (Nintendo)
07 (__) [PS3] Unreal Tournament 3 (Midway)
08 (10) [NDS] Imagine babies (Ubisoft)
09 (__) [NDS] Pokemon Diamond (Nintendo)
10 (__) [NDS] More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima (Nintendo)

Spain :
Week 8 , 2008

01 (01) [WII] Wii Play (Nintendo)
02 (05) [NDS] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega)
03 (03) [NDS] More Brain Training (Nintendo)
04 (08) [WII] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega)
05 (06) [PS3] Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision)
06 (__) [NDS] Brain Training (Nintendo)
07 (__) [PS3] Unreal Tournament 3 (Midway)
08 (04) [WII] Dragon Ball Z : Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (Atari)
09 (__) [WII] Big Brain Academy (Nintendo)
10 (__) [WII] Smarty Pants (Electronic Arts)

France :
Week 7, 2008

01 (02) [NDS] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega)
02 (03) [WII] Wii Play (Nintendo)
03 (04) [WII] Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo)
04 (01) [PS3] Devil May Cry 4 (Capcom)
05 (__) [WII] DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (Namco Bandai)
06 (07) [WII] Mario Party 8 (Nintendo)
07 (13) [NDS] Mario Party DS (Nintendo)
08 (08) [NDS] Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training (Nintendo)
09 (09) [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo)
10 (12) [NDS] More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima (Nintendo)

Sweden
Top 20 February 2008

01 (01) [PS2] Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock
02 (05) [PS2] Singstar Svenska hits Schlager
03 (__) [PC] The Sims 2 Freetime
04 (02) [PC] World of Warcraft
05 (09) [WII] Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock
06 (__) [PS3] Devil May Cry 4

Although DMC4 ps3 version is right up there even in the 2nd week at EU charts excepting UK ...x360 version never ever made the list . x360 version of DMC4/ any multiplat games always BOMB in europe. In UK it appears in the chart but so does the PS3 version

doodle3543d ago

in FEBRUARY,2008

lol

this is what happens when predictions are based on RANDOM USER numbers

http://www.thesimexchange.c...

PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) 273K units
Xbox 360 (Xbox 360) 272K units

Mr Playboy3543d ago

you said ps3 will outsell the 360 2:1 in us,right ???

Officially you got owned by the 360 Tarduis007

Now go back to your cave

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Truplaya3543d ago

This is a pointless story just to get people argueing.

here come the PS3 fanboys

va_bank3543d ago

The title says "360 outsold" followed by "ahead of results", "forecast", "WILL outsell"...