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OFFICIAL May NPD

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PlayStation 3 208.7K
PlayStation Portable 182.3K
Xbox 360 186.6K
Wii 675.1K
Nintendo DS 452.6K

SW Top 10
Top 10 SKU's May 2008 Rank # Units
(includes CE, GOTY editions, bundles, etc.)
360 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV TAKE 2 INTERACTIVE (CORP) APR 2008 1 871.3K
WII MARIO KART W/ WHEEL NINTENDO OF AMERICA APR 2008 2 787.4K
WII FIT W/ BALANCE BOARD NINTENDO OF AMERICA MAY 2008 3 687.7K
PS3 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV TAKE 2 INTERACTIVE (CORP) APR 2008 4 442.9K
WII PLAY W/ REMOTE NINTENDO OF AMERICA FEB 2007 5 294.6K
WII SUPER SMASH BROS: BRAWL NINTENDO OF AMERICA MAR 2008 6 171.1K
PS2 IRON MAN SEGA OF AMERICA APR 2008 7 130.6K
WII GUITAR HERO III: LEGENDS OF ROCK W/ WIREACTIVISION (CORP) OCT 2007 8 116.8K
NDS POKEMON MYSTERY DUNGEON: EXPLORERS OF DARKNESS NOA APR 2008 9 107K
NDS POKEMON MYSTERY DUNGEON: EXPLORERS OF TIME NOA APR 2008 10 102K

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3633d ago Replies(8)
eagle213633d ago

What a day! June 12, 2008.

Hydrolex3633d ago

June 12, Japan attacked the world.

Kids getting fatter
Students are getting F grades
Too many called sick
There were riots in front ot game stores.

chaosatom3333633d ago (Edited 3633d ago )

i want to laugh at POG and Silogan for saying xbox is owing ps3.

ps3 is ripping apart 360.

This is Us we are talking about. just wait for worldwide sales.

Veryangryxbot3633d ago

You mean to tell me that PS3 outsold 360 (again) even during the CALM BEFORE THE STORM?

You mean to tell me that VGcharts got it wrong again and that PS3 outsold 360 7 months in a row starting from November?

HIDE BOTS! HIDE! Armageddon is upon you!

HAHAHA!

crazy250003633d ago

I cant wait until I get MGS4......ahh yes, it will be a great moment

Snukadaman3633d ago

making up bullsheit stories about riots and sheit.

Silogon3633d ago

Absolutely unbelievable! I can't believe this happened. I really can't. It's not that I didn't want it to, I love sony but this is a shocking event to say the least. The momentum leading into MGs4 has now turned into a payoff for Sony.

Hey, hats off to you guys who told me otherwise.

jcgamer3633d ago (Edited 3633d ago )

WOOT! game on bros...

@Snukadaman

boo...shut yo mouth! lol

@Silogon

Thanks for an unbiased comment...HOWEVER, you still need TO CHANGE YOUR WAYS lol

crck3633d ago (Edited 3633d ago )

Most retailers were offering a $30 to $50 gift card with the purchase of a 360 and Grand Theft Auto. And they still were outsold by the PS3. June is just gonna get worse with the return of the 80gb ps3, Metal Gear solid 4 and the $100 gift cards Walmart and Bestbuy are offering. Time to drop the price MS.

Homicide3633d ago

It's like the second coming of Jesus.

Zeevious3633d ago (Edited 3633d ago )

.

I have the Shroud of Turin, holy condom edition

and it's nothing like it.

Irishrocket693633d ago

are all sad my denile ridden "wooters"! JUNE 13, JUNE 13!!

Xbox is the BEST3633d ago (Edited 3633d ago )

hidden agenda? Back to the story, remember the articles about Blu Ray movie sales boosting?

Montrealien3632d ago (Edited 3632d ago )

Hey retards, the industry is doing Great, Wii is schooling the big power consoles and 360 and Ps3 are as tight as always grow the **ck up. And pls dissagee to the fact that our beloved industry is doing amazing to show us what a real fantard is.

*runs off to play MGS4*

Pain3632d ago

Forwards!!!! Not Backwards!!... Superiority!!!! Not Inferiority!!.. PS3 FTW!!

oh and to my fans.... Bite Me Gammer Nazi's!!!! look maa im on daa iNterNetz!!!

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SUP3R3633d ago

Indeed.
Time to look forward to Greenburg's excuse for the 360 coming in 3rd.

shazam3633d ago (Edited 3633d ago )

...you're getting nearly outsold by a foreign, last gen console in your own country.

let me guess, "shortages"

athlon7703633d ago (Edited 3633d ago )

The Playstation Portable almost outsold the 360. What did the analists say, the PSP is past its prime and is on its way out. Looks like it it still selling well to me.

Can't touch Nintendo though.

zane_78493633d ago

I think the most interesting thing is how close the psp sales are to the 360's. People always want to count the psp out, but it is selling about the same numbers as 360 and rules the roost over in Japan. DS is a juggernaut, and I don't think the psp will ever match it strictly on sales. But that doesn't make it any less of a success on it's own.

*stands up and slowly claps for the psp

Fallen_Angel3633d ago (Edited 3633d ago )

Actually I'd say the ps3 did fairly poorly only a 20k difference with mgs4 ? This was suppose to be ps3's messiah that bring down its wraith and destroy the 360 once and for all. Instead it barely makes a dent in the 360 lead.

And people have been buying ps3's to play mgs4 when it comes out for a while now. Or did you forget about all the fanboys bragging about their pre orders

shazam3633d ago

mgs4 came out today, june 12. JUNE. think

The Wood3633d ago

Like shazam said, think. Many people were waiting for the MGS bundle to appear before they made their next gen step up. Well done to sony for fighting on ALL continents. Nintendo get props for doing their thing also I just feel that the wii is not in the HD/next gen battle; Toyota corrolas vs Porche 911's yadda yadda yadda

The Lazy One3633d ago

Can we use a non-forum as the story link?

Danny Dan3633d ago

Is it just me.. or are these numbers a little on the low side?

I mean.. April we didn't see a huge spike in hardware sales cause frankly GTA came out April 28th not giving enough time for the month... so we waited till May.. but may only brought ~200k consoles? I expected GTA4 to really push hardware sales for both consoles a lot more than ~200k...

I just expected more consoles sold..

plenty a tool3633d ago (Edited 3633d ago )

so with the 20k more in NA, sony mite have actually beat microsoft by 200k for may. which is amazing! and with mgs releasing, they mite increase it in june aswell. or perhaps alot of people got their ps3 in may incase they thought there would be a chance of not getting one in june when mgs hits?? who knows?

well done to sony for may. but they now need to be selling wii like figures month in month out to really start making an impact. one thing is for certain....the ps3 is no ps2 or ps1 for that matter. if it continues to sell at this rate, it mite catch the ps2 in 2020

the console war could well be decided by the price of the consoles. and microsoft are the best position to hit the lowest point well before sony does...if microsoft got scared and chopped it down to a ps2 like price what whould happen then do you think??

Tomdc3633d ago

lol vgchartz was way out!

Alvadr3632d ago

Looks like the 360 era is drawing to a close.

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green3633d ago

Whatever Patcher predicts always expect the opposite.

The gaming GOD3633d ago

Patcher has been on a role with his wrong predictions lately

green3633d ago

The PS3 and 360 are to expensive, they need to cut their prices soon.

look at the wii figures against the PS360 and they are simply astonishing especially coupled with the fact that GTA4 was released.

The gaming GOD3633d ago (Edited 3633d ago )

It doesn't matter how much people say "wii is selling because it's casual friendly" or "wii is selling because of the controller".

The bottom line is the Wii is selling because it's the next gen system at a LAST gen price. Keyword, PRICE.

I'm fairly certain nintendo wouldn't be in this lead if it had the same prices as the 360 or the ps3.

When you get to the bottom of it, the end result is all about who costs you the LEAST amount of money. And that happens to be the Wii.

MK_Red3633d ago

Classic.
But seriously, Patcher has indeed been a bit off recently as The gaming GOD said. Good point about Wii and its price.

green3633d ago

Alot of people and me included don't look at the WII as a next gen platform and therefore not a rival to the PS360.But it is a big rival and a torn in the eyes of Sony and Microsoft.The revenue that console makes for Nintendo is what Microsoft has been dreaming of making since entering the console war and it's revenue that Sony once had and is longing to regain again.

I just pray that Sony and Microsoft maintain this route of making consoles with cutting edge hardware and not make a 520 or PS3.5 with some fancy controller due to the fact that the WII has been so successfull.

shine13963633d ago

well it can't only be price.. here in the uk the x360 is cheaper then the wii... to be honest the wii has it's appeal, I don't think its herd behaviour...

N4g_null3632d ago

If you think SONy is not getting paid off of blue ray you are kidding your self and MS is making larger amount sof money from the game sales. The prices are not lowering and the fact that people want to buy the high end version even with out price breaks will put them on par with nintendo pretty quickly. You already have high end PC parts way cheaper than the stuff that the HD console have except the cell and blu ray drives are cheap on PCs right now? LOL both of these systems should be $300 or less right now. Why do that when it's still selling though. This is what investors where banking on and a reason I may get some stock from these guys. Profits are going to be crazy!

RememberThe3573632d ago

If Sony and MS cut lower they're price that mean less profit. Now both companies are being pressured to show profits in the gaming divisions this year, they can't really afford to. There may be a price cut but not a significant one. If these two companies want to stay in this business they need to make a profit, thats how it works. SO maybe a price cut before the holidays but not anytime before. But I highly doubt it.

Remember kids its $ that makes that world go'round not love.

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resistance1003633d ago

dam, god only knows what June sales will be like then!

Zeevious3633d ago (Edited 3633d ago )

.
and stop bothering me about it.

Irishrocket693633d ago

The PS3 will have a game reach number 2!! Hold on. But are not all PS3 games number 2!!