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Week recap: PS3 beat by Xbox 360; Wii No. 2

Punch Jump Week recap. Stories include:

Sales for Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 in Japan dropped in the latest retail figures. The hardware ranked No. 4 in overall sales.

The PS3 80GB SKU this week held in the top five sales at Amazon.com following a price cut for Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360. The product sells for $399.99.

The Xbox 360 beat the PS3 in Aug. U.S. sales in the latest data from NPD Group Inc. The 360 ranked No. 4 in overall sales.

Microsoft this week said that Xbox 360 sales doubled in the weekend following a hardware price cut. The cheapest product in the lineup sells for $199.

The Nintendo DS and Wii topped U.S. Aug. sales in the latest NPD Group Inc. data. The products ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in overall sales.

Nintendo this week released a new wave of WiiWare and Virtual Console titles to Wii. New products include Groovin' Blocks, Final Soldier, and Cho Aniki.

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HipHopGamerShowFan3321d ago

ONCE AGAIN, NPD DOESNT INCLUDE MGS4 BUNDLES IN THEIR DATA, STOP SAYING THE 360 BEAT THE PS3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Morgan Douglas Jones3321d ago (Edited 3321d ago )

Funny how Microsoft needed a price drop to outsell the PS3 lol. They've been getting their asses handed to'em since last year, even with the PS3 being the more expensive product.

Answer this for me, honestly. Which console do you think will have sold the most units by the end of this year? The answer is obvious if you've been tracking sales.

Hint: PS3

Just like Sony outsold the Xbox 360 last year by over 1 million units. It's pretty funny though seeing the 360 fanboys jumping up and down whenever the 360 outsells the PS3 by only 10k units. 10k is nothing to brag about when your console is a lot cheaper than the PS3. Sorry lol.

Rick Astley3321d ago

@ Morgan: NPD only tracks U.S. sales. That's the other thing that these fanboys always tend to ignore. In Worldwide sales, the PS3 has been crushing the Xbox 360 since early last year.

power of Green 3321d ago

I agree with #1.1 what is the point of making excuses? when next month will be the start of the 360 pulling away again.

@1.2 you talking future sales?, the 360 beat PS3 before the price drop.

I wouldn't be worried about the 360, I would be worried why the successor of a console which sold 120 million units(PS2) has barely been winning despite the PS3 being marketed as an HD DVD player selling in two different markets equally.

ReBurn3321d ago

Well, if it doesn't include bundles then how many did the PS3 sell? Because I sure don't see Sony out there posting in all caps about it.

fufotrufo3321d ago (Edited 3321d ago )

Go to the site ..and read this:

The Xbox 360 beat the PS3 in Aug. U.S. sales in the latest data from NPD Group Inc. The 360 ranked No. 4 in overall sales.

The Xbox 360 beat the PS3 in Aug. U.S. sales in the latest data from NPD Group Inc. The 360 ranked No. 4 in overall sales.

The Xbox 360 beat the PS3 in Aug. U.S. sales in the latest data from NPD Group Inc. The 360 ranked No. 4 in overall sales.

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Nate Frog3321d ago (Edited 3321d ago )

Sorry Conan, but imaginary european ps3 numbers don't count in the real world.

But please humor us, and tell us where you got your european ps3 numbers. This story needs more laughs.

@vvvv
You said "PS3 still outsells it 2 to 1", not ps1,ps2,and ps3 combined. Care to try to fit your other foot in your mouth?

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MazzingerZ3321d ago (Edited 3321d ago )

We all know the PS3 will end up selling more consoles than the X360 sooner or later, even MSFT knows that.

While X360 owners get "excited" about NPD (US only...one month) PS3 owners are excited about GAMES...figure yourself which console owners are the winners...I don't think Wii owners are neither excited about games on the Wii...Animal Crossing?..cool game but they deserve more games...

Right now PS3 is the sh*t...or tell me what game will be Killzone2's comptetition? or InFAMOUS?...or Heavy Rain's?...next year Kratos alone will sell 1 million PS3 consoles during the year....God Of War 3 for the PS3 is the proof PS2 owners needs to see the PS3 as the substitute of their PS2 in their living rooms.

We know a killing line-up is being released non-stop starting from this fall...and wait to see what they announce during TGS

Gothdom3321d ago

You sure can read an article until the end... wait, no you can't:

page 2: The Xbox 360 fell out of the top 30 sales at Amazon days after a hardware price cut. The product initially held a sales increase at the retailer immediately after the discount

The price cut wasn't enough

http://news.punchjump.com/a...

"By comparison, Nintendo Co.'s Wii ranked at No. 9 and Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 ranked at No. 5."

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Death3321d ago

Can you enlighten us all and tell us why the MGS bundle is excluded from NPD? Every PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii bundle has counted, what makes you think the MGS bundle is special?

-Death

p.s. the Xbox 360 did beat the PS3 last month according to NPD. Sorry.

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Dreassic3321d ago

It's refreshing to see punchjump to use something else as source for their "news" then amazon.com :P

NewSchoolGamer3321d ago

Yeah it seems as if xbox360 fans have no clue that NPD is only for the U.S.

Even with the price cut the PS3 might still beat the xbox360 worldwide.

@powerofGreen

Actually Sony does not advertise the PS3 as a blu ray player atleast not enough.

THERE are still people that have no idea that the PS3 has blu ray not to mention the great deal they are geting.

shutupandplay3321d ago

ps3 fans are going to start crying again.

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ReBurn3321d ago

Sony doesn't advertise the PS3 as a Blu-ray player? Is that what you meant to say?

clearelite3321d ago (Edited 3321d ago )

Sony hasn't even begun really pushing the ps3. They don't really advertise its capabilities yet either.

InMyOpinion3321d ago (Edited 3321d ago )

So all those bs specs of the cell, talk about 4D graphics, and 1080p being the holy grail of gaming didn't come from Sony? Most of the people in here still believe that the PS3 is 10 times more powerful than the 360. I'd say Sony has outdone themselves in the marketing department.

Peow3321d ago

Some of that was misunderstood from journalists. Get me a video of a Sony rep or something touting 4D. Not an article from a lame journalist. I'm not saying what you're saying is wrong. I know Sony does have its fair share of lies. Some of them were blown out of proportion by the media, some were straight from Sony's mouth. Either way, both companies lie.

Anyway, I believe what clearelite means is Sony isn't advertising on TV enough. Too many gullible people watch TV and don't realize that the PS3 has BluRay. Some are the kind of person that never believes what a box says.

I am very surprised that MGS4 is actually being advertised, quite a bit, but in a horrid way. MGS4 deserves more than the movie voice over guy. Anyway it still gets people to buy them.

InMyOpinion3321d ago

Phil Harrisson demonstrating how the cell can handle plants growing over time etc...

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

This one is good too.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Killjoy30003321d ago

I'd like to see who would win if PS3 was also 200 bucks..

shutupandplay3321d ago

I`d like to see the ps3 drop to 200 bucks..

Nate Frog3321d ago

I would like to see who would win if Sony fired all the viral marketers from SDF that work this website.

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Killjoy30003321d ago (Edited 3321d ago )

I'd like to see more than 100 360s outside of North America and Europe.

And @ ShutupandPlay,

I'd like to see how you expect a Bluray player with processing specifications of a super computer to drop down to a single core processing DvD player with wired controllers and no hard drive.

shutupandplay3321d ago

you are arguing with yourself LOL!

Death3321d ago

"I'd like to see how you expect a Bluray player with processing specifications of a super computer to drop down to a single core processing DvD player with wired controllers and no hard drive."

A lone PS3 is not a "super computer". I've read where someone wired up 8 together to get super computer performance though. The Xbox 360 is a triple core CPU design that is similar to the Cell, but obviously not the same. The Arcade SKU comes with a wireless controller and Memnory Unit. The HDD is an optional accessory you can buy if you want it.

You can read more about the Xbox 360's CPU here: http://arstechnica.com/arti...

-Death

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