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Submitted by Dannagar 2218d ago | news

Americas Sales for the Week Ending November 22, 2008

In the lead up to Black Friday, videogame sales continue ramp up in the Americas. Hardware sales increased to over 1m units this week, up 15% from last week. The total hardware sold is less than a year ago at this time, when Black Friday arrived earlier than in 2008. However, outside of that timing difference, the recession does not appear to be harming the industry. The real reason for the seasonal increases is of course the volume of top software released. Left 4 Dead, Animal Crossing, Need For Speed, as well as new entries in the Mortal Kombat and Tomb Raider series pushed all hardware sales up except for Wii, which is being withheld a bit for an enormous stock deployment on Black Friday. (Nintendo DS, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)

TheColbertinator  +   2218d ago
I hope sales explode today
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Covenant  +   2218d ago
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

Oh wait, that was my sanity (I work in retail)
Danja  +   2218d ago
well I went to BB and walmart today...and every single console was sold out at Walmart even the PS2....lol

at Best Buy I saw 1 360 and about 3 PS3's ..no Wii's or PSP's in sight...
aggh im on fire  +   2218d ago
Ive just been looking at there top 50 for the week. Wheres Resistance2 ? Has it fell out of the top 50 or am i just being blind?
Roukuko  +   2218d ago
r2 was 5 under tombraider whats funny is tomb raider and last remnant didnt even make top 10 on xbox. Its ok though they get dlc that noone will buy.
happyface  +   2218d ago
r2 looks to be the biggest sales disappointment of the year!

hyped to be a Gears of War 2 competitor, but ps3 owners aren't even supporting their exclusive, they choose Call of Duty instead

WHY buy a ps3 if you dont like the exclusives????? ps3 owners like multiplat games better than their r2 lbp motorstorm
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Captain Tuttle  +   2218d ago
You're not blind...
It's VGChartz
cmrbe  +   2218d ago
I thought we
are done with VG?.
LightningPS3  +   2218d ago
I guess since it's the holidays
people want some idea of how things are going before the NPD. But VG chartz usually fails.
Covenant  +   2218d ago
VG's numbers are OK for guesstimates, but best taken with a grain of salt.
Johnny Rotten  +   2218d ago
VG Chartzzzz

yes that's chartz with a z.
heyheyhey  +   2218d ago
FVCK OFF DANNAGAR!!!!!!!

ah it was a blissful period with no VGchartz bullcrap, but you had bring it back didn't you? and why... because you saw VG posted 360 outselling the PS3 and you got all giddy didn't you?

it was good without VGchartz... fvcking 360 fanboys

EDIT: @ rofl

hmm, total time spent on N4G today... about an hour and a half... in like 10 minute chunks when i have some leftover time

oh wait your the moron who can't think for sh!t aren't you? that explains it

just because i'm intellectually superior to you doesn't mean yo have to cry and call me a troll... you think VGchartz are tangible? what a tool you are..

my life is fine thank you, yes i like to troll here and there... but that's because it's entertaining- you know, watching degenerates like you wail and make racist remarks because they have no come back

@Magic

why thank you..... and likewise
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ROFL COPTER  +   2218d ago
dude
you're obviously a ps3 fanboy. you spend your whole day on this site. get a life
Magic_The_Celt  +   2218d ago
im pretty sure in the past you'v supported me, im pretty sure in the past you'v called me out on things

but goddamn you make me laugh.
jack who  +   2218d ago
bu bu bu butteh cell fail americas
ROFL COPTER  +   2218d ago
lol
"you think VGchartz are tangible?"

Work on your GED please. 1.5 hours trolling on a website eh? Once again...get a life. You're a pathetic loser.
heyheyhey  +   2218d ago
hmmm... said the ignorant racist d!ck

how does it feel to have a black man as your president by the way? hurts doesn't it redneck?

now be a good redneck and go fvck your sister as entertainment for your mother.... my life is fine thank you, much better than your close-minded one

it's not 1.5 hours of trolling- it's about 10 minutes of trolling and the rest chatting to folk on the forum, reading the news etc etc... your day was 24 hours of being a dumbass though... nice one :)

oh and by the way

tangible = definite, not vague

back to school with you
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Potty Scotty  +   2218d ago
Any unfavorable Playstation 3 news is going to warrant crying from you Playstation 3 Fanboys. Aren't you guys tired of crying all day long? I know the beating you take from Xbox 360 must hurt but take it like a man.
Danja  +   2218d ago
it's not about Negative PS3 news it's about VGchartz , they're figures are never correct...these are just guesses or estimates...so these articles normally just produced flame wars...

BTW I thought Vgchartz was banned...?
karlostomy  +   2217d ago
Fvck off, heyheyhey
Shut your trolling mouth up.
Your posts in this thread seem to dribble on and on like festering verbal diarrhoea...

Vgchartz has been proven to be estimating sales accurately enough to be considered a good guide to overall sales.

Often they are wrong, but they have recently overstated ps3 sales as often as 360 sales in the past.

Just because the sales don't reflect your personal agenda, doesn't mean Dannager can't post these VG analyses.

Who made you the fvcking president of n4g submission guidelines?

Just for your demented arrogance, i will from now on go out of my way to post VG data again.

Suck it up you sad, sad Sony c0cksucker..
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Sitdown  +   2218d ago
Did anybody else go out today for shopping?
The amount of 360 bundles and sells will end up being crazy....while I am sure there was some ps3s sold, I did not see a single person purchase one while I was in and out of stores. It seems like Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Circuit City were all in favor of 360s as they had tickets for them, and them stock behind the counter. Any advertising for the ps3 has been pretty much nonexistent. I did see Wiis being sold as well.
LightningPS3  +   2218d ago
yeah
It's almost like there is only 1 console this holiday, and Sony is just letting it happen. They are letting Microsoft promote everything, their $199 price especially.

Whatever, When sales figured come out, I hope Sony is shocked.
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GiantEnemyCrab  +   2218d ago
Just got back and I was surprised how few 360's were left on the store shelves and it's only really the first crazy shopping day leading up to X-Mas. Wii was nowhere to be found and stacks of PS3's at Best Buy. BB is sure trying to push Blu-ray and the PS3 all over the store on the endcaps were BR discs and players. Didn't see a single purchase of either, if that means anything.
ReBurn  +   2218d ago
To be fair, I've seen a lot more PS3 advertising lately. Especially during the Cowboys game yesterday.

As for the topic at hand, there were some really sweet 360 bundles out there today. Walmart had a Arcade bundle with Sega Superstars Tennis and a Guitar Hero 3 bundle for $199. That's a good deal, even for an Arcade system. Best Buy had a 360 Pro system with 4 games for $299 this morning, too. Those things were practically walking out of the store.

The PS3 wasn't doing too bad, either. They had an 80GB model with Ratchet and Clank and Casino Royale Blu-Ray for $399.

I'll get disagrees for it, but the 360 bundle appeared to be outselling the PS3 bundle at least 3 to 1. They also had more 360's on the sales floor.
Fragking28  +   2218d ago
Yeah its so sad I work at Target and we sold mostly 360 and wii's. I started working at 8-3 and we sold about 10-13 360's and about 4 ps3's this when i was at the counter. Sad

P.S. anyone looking to buy dead space its on sale for $30 dollars at target today and tomorrow
Gam71  +   2218d ago
Why is it sad?
darkequitus  +   2218d ago
Maybe it is sad
PS3's should be flying off the shelf too. I certainly want the PS3 to be up there. However, on the face of it, it does not look like Sony are doing enough promoting.

darkequitus:PSN/XBL
Agent VX  +   2218d ago
Wow, the PS3 took yet another brutal beating this week. They really better start looking at cutting the price of the PS3 soon, or the PS3 will turn out to be the "Gamecube" this generation.

Very good sales of the 360 and Wii.
happyface  +   2218d ago
sony has gone from videogame dominator with ps2 to getting embarrassed with ps3

sony must be super sad at how ps3 is getting rejected
SixTwoTwo  +   2218d ago
They only have themselves to blame.
morganfell  +   2218d ago
VGFartz is worthless. This site was doing great until that crap was dragged back in here to stink the place up. About as accurate as a Daisy Air Rifle.
GiantEnemyCrab  +   2218d ago
I thought we weren't posting VGChartz anymore? Oh well, I found this interesting.

"De Blob is closing in on 200,000 units in the Americas and can be classified as a sleeper hit, Banjo has topped 100,000 units on Xbox 360 and appears heading toward that direction as well."

Go go Banjo!
Covenant  +   2218d ago
Banjo's mixed reviews don't seem to be hurting it so far. Expect a good increase when kids get their 360s and post-Christmas gift cards.

I'm more impressed with deBlob's sales...it's a very good platformer/puzzle game.
happyface  +   2218d ago
ps3 getting destroyed by more than 2:1

embarrassing for ps3 fans, how much worse can things get?
air1  +   2218d ago
bu bu bu it's the year of the ps3:(

maybe in 09? we all know kz2 is going to sell millions of ps3's, just like mgs4,lbp,and r2 did right?! lmfao
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jack who  +   2218d ago
bu bu bu teh sell
just lik lbp did?

oh wait
pwnsause  +   2218d ago
Poor Air1 and Jack the f#g.
"bu bu bu it's the year of the ps3:(

maybe in 09? we all know kz2 is going to sell millions of ps3's, just like mgs4,lbp,and r2 did right?! lmfao"

Sounds like a Distress Signal By Xbots for the last 2 years.
sak500  +   2218d ago
Things looking brighter and brighter for MS this gen. Their strategy worked even though they suffered the RROD syndrome because of chinese quality issue. I hope ps3 sales do pick up and sony doesn't pull a xbox1 on ps3 and end it cuz competition is whats making both do some great stuff for us consumers.
darkequitus  +   2218d ago
Dear Sony,
Start promoting PS3 like you life depends on it. Do your platform justice. If you don't, it might.

darkequitus:PSN/XBL
BIoodmask  +   2218d ago
The 360 sales are up the highest percentage wise for all the non-handheld consoles. They are up 27%. Looks like the price cut is having a really great affect for Holiday sales.
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Foxgod  +   2218d ago
oh my god, people are buying MK vs DC, WTF?!?!?!

second place on ps3, and fourth on 360, that game is horrible!!!!
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jessupj  +   2218d ago
And wii fit is still second on the software list..... Anyone else find that infuriating?
INehalemEXI  +   2218d ago
I went to costco the other day and they had a pallet of wii fits right at the enterance you had to walk around them to get in the store.
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tatotiburon  +   2218d ago
lol Tomb Raider outsold LBP and R2 hahaha, i feel sorry for guerrilla games, so much money and talent waste
pwnsause  +   2218d ago
I guess someone's a** is hurting that Guerilla has trumped the Power Ranger game called Halo with Tight Gameplay and Near CGI quality Graphics. EWWW, its smells like an XBOT too!
wicked  +   2217d ago
@5.3 you are supposed to take it out of the box and connect it to your tv. You will have a lot more fun that way...

edit: how did my post get above 5.3 when i posted it afterwards?
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anubis12  +   2218d ago
worked today 6-5 sold all new 360 all new/used wiis and 1 ps3
gnothe1  +   2218d ago
this is REALLY REALLY shocking to see even the Sony only guys give props to the xbox for selling so well!!
Product  +   2218d ago
the true results will be next week.
Faztkiller  +   2218d ago
As a 360 and PS3 owner
it is sad that us american buy a console that only last 3 months
when we should be buying a console that last for 6 years

buying the 360 was one of the worst thing i have ever done
ps3 was one of the best
xbox is crap online and offline
air1  +   2218d ago
@PWNSAUSE

yea bro, thing is that the distress signal has been coming from sony hq for the past 2 years.
pwnsause  +   2218d ago
"yea bro, thing is that the distress signal has been coming from sony hq for the past 2 years."

Right...

Microsoft was the one to drop the price on the 360 twice this year AIR1. That a sign of weakness. But since your a local N4G xbot, an not an economisist, you wouldnt understand that.
air1  +   2218d ago
no not an economisist just a gamer
the irony i swear,

so what, did we forget that sony droped the ps3 price what like 6 months after release by 100 bucks? but no, that wasnt desperate considering that they couldn't sell 100,000 units in a month right?

that first price drop was to get rid of all the 20 gig's the second price drop was the official drop to sh!t all over sony like it's donig right now.

a 3 year old system to have a price drop. omg that is not normal, while the ps3 is the first system ever to drop it's price in its first year.

dumb as$ sony fanatics, hang out in n4g all day long but have no clue as to wat is going on in the gaming world. incase you havnt noticed the ps3 has been losing and it's still in 3rd even after lbp and r2 the 2 games that was supposed to save the ps3 this holiday.

now go on and talk all that crap on how the ps3 is "catching up" and has all these quality games that is not selling.

remember sales makes sequels not reviews of 10's..
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pwnsause  +   2218d ago
" - no not an economisist just a gamer
the irony i swear,

so what, did we forget that sony droped the ps3 price what like 6 months after release by 100 bucks? but no, that wasnt desperate considering that they couldn't sell 100,000 units in a month right?

a 3 year old system to have a price drop. omg that is not normal, while the ps3 is the first system ever to drop it's price in its first year.

dumb as$ sony fanatics, hang out in n4g all day long but have no clue as to wat is going on in the gaming world. incase you havnt noticed the ps3 has been losing and it's still in 3rd even after lbp and r2 the 2 games that was supposed to save the ps3 this holiday."

I know whats going on the gaming world, ROFL, The PS3 is still outselling the 360 worldwide even though it cut its prices twice this year!!!!!

I guess i Pinched your nerver Very Hard huh, HAHAHAHAHAHHA

"remember, sales make sequels, nit reviews of 10's"

I guess we are going to see a LBP 2 and Resistance 3 then, Not to mention thanks to Killzone 1 sales (which sold over 2 million despite its mediocrity) we are seeing Killzone 2 now with Near CGI graphics HAHAHAHA. Heck Konami reported that MGS4 sold 4.30 million alone on the PS3, perhaps the Next MGS game will still be PS exclusive. ROFL.

"that first price drop was to get rid of all the 20 gig's the second price drop was the official drop to sh!t all over sony like it's donig right now."

Wrong. there was no price drop on the PS3 till Holiday 2007, everything before then was a clearance sale for the 60 and the 20 which had to get removed from the market since they were stalling the PS3's Growth, which its doing right now!! LOLOLOL

"BUT teh Cell???"

**Points at MGS4, Resistance 2, Rachet and Clank, Killzone 2, Gran Turismo 5, Heavy Rain, GOW3, Uncharted, Little Big Planet***

Yea, the cell, shutting the Xbots mouth, and sewing up their A**es shut since 2005. Yippie Kai Yay MotherF**ker!!!! LOLOLOL
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Erich Rhoemer  +   2218d ago
lol
vg charts is about the most unreliable gaming website around, whoever takes their information seriously should be shot :P
sthar_ca  +   2218d ago
Isn't that because mostly deranged poor people rush on Black friday? That would explain all the 360's sales...

I mean: hasn't anybody saw the news and the vids earlier? You're proud that your system sells to that?
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Sitdown  +   2217d ago
Yeah..
only deranged poor people try to save money at the beginning of the holiday shopping season. That might be a hard concept for somebody of your rich nature to comprehend. The irony is, that in your hate for MS, you actually complimented their system......I think something has to be said for a console that makes the poor and deranged go out and spend their limited funds so that they can game for the holidays.
pickle1234  +   2218d ago
WTF Is that supposed to mean
Your obviously jeleous cause yur precious ps3 is getting outsold. Too Bad. Boo hoo. It makes you feel better that these people are buying the 360. Why are they poor. Who buys the ps3? Rich good looking intelligent people? Face it buddy p3s is not what it was mean to be this generation. It will never be!
sak500  +   2217d ago
Buu but the RROD... bu but teh cell... no spinnning is going to change real gamers' mind these holidays. The games, sales, wallets, features have spok3n.

Dont stay b3hind, jump in.
tomfoolery  +   2217d ago
I'm glad to see
the Playstation brand FAILING compared to the last two gens.

Fvck Sony.......................... .....here's a bronze medal.

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