This article covers NPD's sales data for console hardware and video game software for the month of February 2008.
the wii is still king. edit: and i owned a Wii....MP:3...SMG...good games...but i was seriously lacking some 3rd party love to keep it.
Title ---------- Sales---------Expected Nintendo DS: 587,600-- 427,300 Nintendo Wii: 432,000-- 400,700 Playstation 2: 351,800-- ----- Playstation 3: 280,800-- 269,900 Xbox 360 : 254,600-- 249,200 PSP : 243,100---- 255,000 There you have it folks. Wii RAPED everybody, ps3 comes in distant 3rd PS2 coming strong(die hard) and X360 is experiencing "supply issues". For the purpose of comparison, VG chartz was WAY off in the month of February overstating everyone except for the ps2 which was heavily understated. They were quite accurate with DS and psp though DS:584,153 Wii:561,332 Xbox360:355,921 PS3:338,493 PS2:273,933 PSP:265,475
i wonder whos buying all those ps2...that thing is selling like crazy. Its almost like it just got released.
Yes, it seems like the ps2 will never die LOL
At this point, its mostly casual gamers still buying ps2's. Most of them buying for the ultra cheap price. Since 2004 i have bought about 4 ps2's all functioning but because ps2 was cheap, sometimes i would give them away to nephews and stuff. So that could also be a factor. This is why i saw ps2 price cut is not necessary. Sony is still making tons of profits off the playstation 2, all they need to do is drop the price of ps3 while profits from ps2 and psp balance their losses.
yup, pretty much...its getting old!
Yeah that would be a good strategy
You know whats scary about those PS2 sales, imagine if all those who bought those PS2 were about to buy PS3 instead the numbers for PS3 would have been devastating and even passing up wii.
that DS lite is one freaking beast isnt it? when i worked commission and no work was in site...my fellow employee and i would play the hell outta it. Nintendo hit a gold mine with that fun lil handheld. props to them!
My guess the PS2 is still selling because of the low price and massive game selection. Two things the PS3 dosen't have right now. What i mean is these people woundn't nesesarly buy a PS3 if they didn't buy a PS2. On the plus side for Sony. Not only they are getting money they are also getting possible future PS3 owners that might otherwise have opted for a a wii now for price or the x360 for its bigger game selection at the moment.
@premonition but those are just "ifs". The reality of the situation is that despite 360 large market share over PS3, it really is begining to show serious signs of slowing down. Price cuts and nothing but are necessary for microsoft to recapture its lost glory.
As said before DMC4 is a ps3 game, if capcom had kept it exclusive like they should have, there wouldn't have been that false situation where ps3 was losing all its exclusives, and there would probably be more ps3 owners today, it could have been a better game overall and would have probably sold more in NA. However, capcom f'd it up with their strong MSoft alliance so i hope they enjoy it.
Now lets look at how sales of GTA4 will be... once again, a game perceived by most to be a ps2 game. Keep in mind folks the momentum has clearly shifted in favor of the ps3
Good point sonarus. Sony should be quite comfortable dropping prices and still make a profit in their games department. PSP and ps2 still sell tremendously well. So its easier for sony to drop ps3 prices and still minimize losses off the profit on ps2 and psp. Considering the estimated cost of a 40GB ps3 is about 400 dollars, looks like sony is doing great.
$667.8M an increase of 47% over last years then record $454M. That's over $200M in additional software sales. These are numbers that are higher than ANY NON-November/December in the history of the industry. AND THIS IS FEBRARY. Imagine what next month with Super Smash Bros and April with GTA 4!! Recession??? Not here Industry Hardware Sales $481M, an increase of 20% over last years then record of $402M. Again, this is beyond historic. These are the highest HW Sales in the history of the industry outside of November and December (
254k UNITS?!?!!??!?!?!?!?!? Isn't that the most MS has sold in a single month? THATS WITH A SHORTAGe?!!?!?!? <heartattackofanger> +2.33%!??!?!?
Sony was right about the fact Microsoft failed to get ps2 users. Sony has 351,800 more last month! Devil May Cry 4 did very well on PS3 considering the 360's larger install base..lol Vgcharts was DEAD WRONG they had 600k DMC4 for 360..lol I am so happy for Sony right now I gotta go pee.
Thats the thing, it is quite obvious at this point msoft is giving excuses. What is the big deal just man up and say we aren't doing as well as we want to, we are going to be coming up with some new initiatives to increase purchases e.t.c. They claim supply issues then from left field they come out price cutting and all of a sudden the supply issues are gone. Things continue to look up for sony, They sold more than they did in January which is great news for them. Lets see what the month of march brings
Microsoft sold 254,000 and they were expecting to sell 249,200 units, underperforming expectations by only 2.33%.
How is 254,000 less then than 249,000?
I think they have it backwards, and they only sold 249,000. That would be a shortfall of 2.33%
EDIT: just looked at the chart +2.33%
they need better proofreading.
i am quite confused by the Devil May cry numbers because Capcom over 2 weeks ago stated that it had sold 2 million world wide.VG pegs north american sales at 1million and NPD pegs it at around half that. We all know it didnt sell up to 600 thousand in 2 weeks in japan and it didnt do a million in europe. So who is wrong,VG,Capcom or NPD?
if we have to pick a side green we have to pick NPD. Their data is not perfect but they are better off than capcom and vg chartz. Capcom being developers and publishers probably are not keeping track of sales but of units shipped. Same way as epic sold 1million UT3 when in reality its more like 1 million shipped. DMC4 sold about 300 thou in JP for ps3, 200 thou here and i doubt they have sold up to 300thou in UK. So yes capcom is quite off.
NPD accounts only for the number of units sold to consumers. NPD is the most trustworthy of the three.
Good sales for the ps3
870,000 consoles altogether in one month. And to think Nintendo actually sold over 1,000,000 consoles in one month.
That's INSANE, especially for........March?
EDIT-Check my math here guys. I'm getting a total of almost 2.15 million consoles sold altogether. What's crazy is Sony and Nintendo can account for almost ALL of that.
as expected PS3 continues to have momentum and with upcoming games it's only going to get better.
I don't really see any slowing down for the ps3.
Lol at the PS2! Expected units sold >>> 0. Actual units sold >>>> megaton! =)
you beat me to it.
well done sone. Continued support..........Justified
Holy cow! What is the deal on that PS2. I know I still play mine in the bedroom.(Silent Hill Origins right now) My PS3 see more action.But I mean really 350,000.
ps2 still outselling ps3 and the 360 now thats crazy
I'm still disappointed with the PS3. I think the 360 is gonna win.
Not because I like 360, but just because it has the better games.
Your dedication to a dying console is staggering!
Boy you are confused. Some times you act like a die hard sony fanboy and MS hater. other times u act like a die hard xbox fan and a die hard soney hater. What is up with that!!!!
I too am disappointed with the PS3. I love it to death, but with the recent victory of Blu Ray, Sony needs to keep that momentum going, and going, and going if its going to beat the 360 (this year). You know what seals the deal? If Sony could afford it, I would go for another price cut. Think about it. Would you rather sell 1,000 $400 consoles, or 5,000 $300 consoles? I hope to see the PS3 come out on top, and what better way to do it than hit 'em hard?
VGCRAP vs NPD comparisons
VGCRAP NA sales for both January and February
According to VGCRAP for JAN+FEB
ACCORDING TO VGCRAP x360 leads by 66k
REAL NPD sales
PS3 = 270k+280k = 550k
X360= 230k+254k= 484k
IN REALITY PS3 leads by 66k
***********FROM TODAY VGCRAP NA sales charts are being banned
LETS all agree
it's called sarcasm
you are seriously one confused person. i've seen you side with one and switch to another and it recycles. just enjoy whatever console/games you like, man. "Better games" is subjective to ones own opinion, btw.
and ps3 is taking the path of ps2!! i am relieved now!! i won the bet!
just fail his math test
The 360 line up is a pretty average line up that I am totally not interested in. And judging by the numbers, it seems that the majority of the gamers agree with me. What do you get when you add the following up? Worst line up + worst hardware + worst reliability + bad image + not futureproof = ? Answer: Xbox 360
GOOD THING YOU XTARDS DIDN'T TAKE MY BET, huh BOTS????
IT's SO FUNNY HOW FAST PS3 HAS CHANGED THE GAME. Lets take a look at Amazon sales in the U.S BOTS....
PS3 80GB = SOLD OUT IN AMAZON STOCK.... Being sold from OTHER retailers from 599.99 HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA BOTS THATS 100$ MORE THAN IT IS SOLD IN STORES. PS3's VALUE HAS SKYROCKETED YOU MONKEY ANUS'S. PS3 IS BARELY BEGINNING. AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH
PS3 40GB= In the top 10
Wii= In the Top 10
Xbox 360 20gb= number 61 hahahahahahahahhahahahahahha(t he first one you can even find and its IN STOCK BOTS.... like it has been the whole time... no ones buying though hahahahahhahah
The Elite and the Arcade 360's aren't even in the TOP 100 AND THEY ARE IN STOCK RETARDED BOTS HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA
Take a look and go cry and how crappy the Xbox 360 is CONSTANTLY selling on Amazon... the world's biggest online retailer.
Wait DELUSIONED XTARDS... Lets look at which consoles... out of all video games that can be purchased..... are on the MOST PEOPLES WISH LISTS....HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA
Number 1.) Wii
Number 5.) 40GB PS3
Number 23.) 80 GB PS3 (which is selling for 100$ than normal its so wanted)
Number 65.) the first and ONLY Xbox 360 on the wishlists..... and it is already cheaper than BOTH Playstation 3's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahaha
XBOX 360 IS A FLOP... Just like Sony said to Microbucks face a week ago... its selling ALMOST EXACTLY like Xbox 1 hahahahahahhaha and you bots thought it was going somewhere special becauce Microsft rushed thier P.O.S out first. PS3 is and will be the better console still.
Bots its OVER.Microsoft has been using HARDCORE DAMAGE CONTROL. The company YOU BOTS support isn't HALF the company Sony is. When Sony was losing they took it on the chin and worked their butts off. Look at Microsft LIEING Saying if Sony is winning in the U.S. its a "fake" victory..... because they say so.
Micrsoft are SORE PATHETIC LOSERS. Just like Power of Green and Bladestar and TheMart and First Knight(who all hide now excpet Power of Green and he is almost as desperate as Microsft LMAO). They used to mock and trash the PS3 and blah blah it cant win and now 360 is get SPANKED SO HARD BY the KING. It has barely even begun.
Xbox 360 is the same FLOP the first Xbox was.... just not with a little extra..... The Red Ring of FIRE.
You can't even win U.S. ANYMORE BOTS. PS3 has won and will win.
You're my favorite poster on here. :)
If you could sound a little bit more intelligent and a little less insulting, with THAT research, then you'd probably have more bubbles ;)
your avatar alone makes me laugh. it haunts me, man.. LOL
you do have a great name
Yes, props to the PS3 for outselling the 360 for a 2nd month in NA. But please you ignorant twat stop calling it a flop and that it is dead.
The total install base for the PS3 still has it in last place and with the number's it's getting it will not overcome the 360's userbase by 2009 and if the 360 picks up by 2010. Early launch or not it has put the 360 over the PS3 in total install base.
You want to be happy that is fine but to say the 360 is a flop while it has a larger install base then the PS3 is just plain idiotic. You can quote your numbers all day long but the bottom line is the bottom line.
I know you need to have these victories to justify your purchase but to call a system that has a bigger install base, incredible software sales and accessories sales a flop is just plain wrong and actually stupid. That is the kinda of attitude Sony had at the beginning of the PS3 launch and it b!tch slapped them hard.
You're rant makes it sound like you've vindicated yourself as a human being or something. Is your life really that sorry that you're victories in life are in how much money Sony makes?
You enjoy that now.
inyour... you're taking this too seriously.chill out.
and seriously mate,considering your previous posts
which targetted the playstation in a pretty negative
fashion,you are in no position to question this guy
by seeking refuge under the banner of morals,ethics
or principles of human behaviour.
Of course it has bigger accessory sales, everything is an accessory to X360 lol whereas most things are included with the PS3.
10 Year marathon ;) i think the PS3 lifespan will be like 16 years ?
It's always going to be a functional Blu-Ray player, so even when the games are long and gone it will still be a worth while device.
Microsoft Xbox 360 continues to dominate software sales.
Xbox 360 games will always sell more than PS3.
Just because people buy crap, doesn't mean it's not crap. Look how many people were duped into buying pet rocks. And I wouldn't be too proud of software sales when the 360 got its ass handed to it be almost every other platform available and almost came in DFL. A few more thousand PSPs sold and it would have been bottom of the barrel for the 360.
Numbers are so fun :)
Bubbles for your avatar.
Your name, laughed my ace off, lol
I honestly cant believe on a site called News 4 Gamers, I was disagreed with about pointing out how great Douchbaggery's avatar is... Havent you played Chrono Trigger?
there are invisible basturds giving out disagrees for the hell of it without reading a persons post. retarded but that's life here.
damn man, you've really done alot of research...well done
The PlayStation 3 is ripping the Xbox 360 in hardware sales. The Xbox 360 is ripping the PlayStation 3 in software sales. Fun, fun, fun...
Ever heard of therm "bigger install base"? I guess not...
The 360 has an installbase of almost 3 times the amount the PS3 does in North America yet for alot of multiplatform games, when you compare the ratio of software sales with install base - the PS3 has a higher attachment ratio in that aspect. E.g. An X360 could sell 200K, where a PlayStation 3 game would sell 100K in the same week. 100K difference is massive, but then again the install base in North America is close to 11million for Microsoft so it puts things into perspective. The PlayStation 3 software attachment ratio is improving significantly. But that's only comparing games specifically against each other. I agree that they need to have more games breaking into the Top 10
Let move this number over here, and that number over there..oh yeah and that section over there. There ya go, those are the percentages I'm looking for. *sigh*
Thanks for coming out to play Meus. I really did enjoy your blog.
MS final frontie EDIT what i mean is this 'moving the goalposts' attitude is becoming annoying . no games. squashed no rumble. squashed low sales. squashed attach rate, what next. Give credit where its due that's all.
thats not a nice thing to say. report and stop cursing please.
PS3 beating 360. 360 beating PS3. What is there to argue with or disagree rather? Very stupid.