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Start of a Trend? PlayStation 3 Beats Xbox 360 Again

Nintendo beat everyone by a pretty sizable margin, and that, in fact, may be the most important news to take away from the latest NPD sales data. Last month Sony came within striking distance of the Wii in hardware unit sales -- a mere 5,000 units -- but this month Nintendo's well ahead by 151k units, lending credibility to the theory that Nintendo's drop was availability related.

Before I go any further, the February 2008 numbers, courtesy the folks at NPD:

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Harry1903417d ago

expected.sony had a strong backbone coming into this.

mikeslemonade3416d ago

I will be surprised if 360 manages to outsell PS3 for one week worldwide for this generation again. For North America I see the 360 coming back sometimes but not for worldwide sales.

Asurastrike3417d ago

This isn't a trend. The Xbox 360 is just having hardware shortages after 2 years, right after their biggest system seller came out.

We all believe that, right?

Surfman3417d ago

shortage was just a stupid excuse. There was no shortages at all where i live. Why they get shortage after 2 years? And the console was'nt selling more.

jinn3417d ago

xbox360 is meant for hardcore gamers not everyone

Danja3417d ago

sure thats why there's the arcade/Core SKU....

the PS3 is better value and ppl are finally starting to realize that...

cmrbe3417d ago

MS developed their console from their windows gaming back ground which is mostly focus on hardcore. Even up to now they are still trying to change they way people perceive their console.

kingOVsticks3417d ago

Even 360 fanboys are making dumb excuses

beoulve3417d ago

so u want to distinguish yourself as hardcore player eh??
btw what does hardcore gamers gain from being hardcore. That's something not to be proud of.

Fat Bastard3417d ago

I laugh at all the dumb 360 fanboys. They continue to believe that their console is better and now it is being outsold in the U.S. also. And, isn't it true that Devil May Cry 4 has already sold over a million, where the 360 is only at 600,000? It is true, software sales are increasing. You 360 bots can't keep the ranting up much longer, so accept the fact that you lost and move on.

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ianp6223417d ago

Yeah, I don't understand how the Wii outsold both the PS3 and the 360, yet when the 360 is outsold by the PS3, they say it's because of shortages. Are you telling me it's harder to find a 360 than it is to find a Wii?

Time_Is_On_My_Side3417d ago

The PlayStation 3 is starting to kick but and the heavy hitters didn't even come yet. On the XBOX 360 side they released Halo 3, Forza Motorsport 2, and Project Gotham Racing 4. The XBOX 360 just doesn't have the mass appeal that the PlayStation 3 exclusive games have.

Killzone 2, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer, WarDevil: Unleash The Beast Within, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue..etc.

Imagine when those titles hit I think it'll be fighting for first place. With next year Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy Versus XIII, God of War 3, Next Twisted Metal, Star Ocean (hoping)...etc.

kingOVsticks3417d ago

lets not forget about shadow of the collosus two, la noir,uncharted 2,heavenly sword 2, maybe lair 2,jak 4,slay cooper PS3 and plz,plz,plz OMGplz ZOE 3

The Wood3417d ago

LBP and BUZZ for the 'casuals'

ChickeyCantor3417d ago (Edited 3417d ago )

but lets be realistic, people who play

" Killzone 2, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer, WarDevil: Unleash The Beast Within, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue..etc. "

are most likely going to get a xbox360 too ( unless he or she is a fanboy/girl.)

" The XBOX 360 just doesn't have the mass appeal that the PlayStation 3 exclusive games have."

actually we don't know that, we can say PS2 sold allot and ps2 software also sold allot but lets not forget not all Ps2 owners got games like FF and such.

think about it, singstar boosted PS2 sales, but it seems it isn't really working for the PS3.

ofcourse there will be more software coming up for everyone, but like the Wii we cant really say how things will go.

however i do believe Games like FF will boost sales of the PS3, but it does raise a question: FF is most likely known to the "HARDCORE" so why wont these people have a PS3 before FF13 hits the store?

So how much will FF13 drive sales?
We all know FF13 isn't coming out soon.
( and yes there are more games coming.....but again they are most likely known to the core....)

edit:
kingovsticks,
SOTC 2 would be freaking awesome =D.......*drools*

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