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VG Chartz Report: Americas Sales for the Week Ending April 26, 2008

In the days before the debuts of Grand Theft Auto IV for Xbox 360 and PS3, and Mario Kart Wii console software sales were generally quiet. Super Smash Brothers Brawl was the only console title to sell over 100,000 units this week in the Americas, and hardware sales remained near 35,000 at the low end (PS2) to near 80,000 at the high end (PS3s). Wii and Xbox 360 were both outsold by PS3 this week, though the trend will likely reverse next week on better supply for Wii and the "GTAIV cost effectiveness" of Xbox 360, since it will be the cheapest machine on which to play the game.

Portables, in contrast had a fairly good week. DS software sales were strong thanks to the debut of Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon 2 at over 300,000 units. Square-Enix's the World Ends with You also had a pretty good debut at nearly 70,000 units, though. PSP software did not sell nearly as well, but it continues to benefit from the relatively recent releases of God of War: Chains of Olympus and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII which remain in the top thirty.

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sonarus3789d ago

VGchartz predicting X360 will receive a bigger boost off GTA4 sales than PS3. Interesting indeed

crck3789d ago

I remember they said a big problem Sony faces in the future is the lack of BC when PS2 owners want to finally upgrade to a PS3. Lets face it those people waiting on a ps3 are casual and it seems very unlikely that they will be people who want to play old titles.

niall773789d ago (Edited 3789d ago )

which is to be expected since the 360 has a near 7:3 lead over the ps3 in america

but america is just one place and VGchartz is near almost always wrong when it comes to ps3 numbers.

just wait for the NPD

sonarus3789d ago (Edited 3789d ago )

Not to be expected at all. Most analysts are predicting ps3 will win it plus the price difference between a ps3 and a 360 is 50 bucks. 50 bucks really isn't that much considering the ps3 comes with a blu ray player.

Price does matter a lot though but i would be surprised if 50 bucks made that much of a difference. Gamestop also seems to be conferming PS3 had increased sales due to GTA4 launch. Sony is talking about hardware sales while MSoft is talking about software sales. Usually these companies only comment on the positives so i think PS3 will win hardware sales while Msoft will win software

Frances-the-Mute3789d ago

ps3 outsold the wii!
mighty nice! lol

alexM3789d ago

But we will see HW sales next week

I am predicting 250k PS3s for USA and 500K-600k PS3s for europe NEXT WEEK

I am predicting 200k x360s in NA and 120k x360s for europe next week

The ps3 numbers could be even higher since MOST OF 500K PS3 bundles in EUROPE have been sold out

Sir Ken Kutaragi3789d ago

Wii and Xbox 360 were both outsold by PS3 this week ;-P
Wii and Xbox 360 were both outsold by PS3 this week ;-P
Wii and Xbox 360 were both outsold by PS3 this week ;-P
Wii and Xbox 360 were both outsold by PS3 this week ;-P
Wii and Xbox 360 were both outsold by PS3 this week ;-P
Wii and Xbox 360 were both outsold by PS3 this week ;-P
Wii and Xbox 360 were both outsold by PS3 this week ;-P
Wii and Xbox 360 were both outsold by PS3 this week ;-P
Wii and Xbox 360 were both outsold by PS3 this week ;-P
Wii and Xbox 360 were both outsold by PS3 this week ;-P
Wii and Xbox 360 were both outsold by PS3 this week ;-P
Wii and Xbox 360 were both outsold by PS3 this week ;-P
Wii and Xbox 360 were both outsold by PS3 this week ;-P
Wii and Xbox 360 were both outsold by PS3 this week ;-P
Wii and Xbox 360 were both outsold by PS3 this week ;-P
Wii and Xbox 360 were both outsold by PS3 this week ;-P

RecSpec3789d ago

"...the debut of Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon 2 at over 300,000 units."

Are you freaking kidding me!

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