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Americas Sales for the Two Weeks Ending January 24, 2009

For the week ending January 24th , hardware sales were up significantly from the previous year. However, the previous week saw a slight dip in year over year sales. With DS and Wii supply increasing steadily despite worries over Nintendo's earnings report, hardware sales trends are still positive even though the industry is starting to get grazed by the recession.

Wii - 140,924
DS - 109,055
XBox 360 - 79,926
PSP - 54,418
PS3 - 52,841
PS2 - 27,752

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panasonic233544d ago (Edited 3543d ago )

sonic unleashed in the top 10 listed for ps3 number 9 wow i guess ps3 owners don't have much to play.

but kung fu panada is a good game wish i can say the same for sonic.

The gaming GOD3544d ago

Kung Fu Panda is in the 360 top 10 the week before.

N4PS3G3543d ago (Edited 3543d ago )

Kung Fu panda is a bundle game..is there because people had no choice but to get it with a console

Sonic is there because people bought it fair and square for the ps3

pwned

Sir Ken_Kutaragi3543d ago

xBox 360 - 79,926??? Is that it??? For it's LOW price??? ;-D ;-D ;-D
It STILL can't beat the Wii??? HOW SAD!!!
It looks like the xBox 360 is getting lower and lower!!! ;-D
(Not sure if it's right or not, but it's funny tho!!!) ;-D
COME ON PS3!!! ;-P Price cut...and go for the KILL[ZONE][2]!!!;)

N4PS3G3543d ago

@ sir ken
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nah ..you are wrong/// from article

"The Xbox 360 is outselling PS3 by 50% in early 2009"

"Xbox 360 is also up, while Sony's platforms continue to see year over year drops. "

"Xbox 360 is up year over year +38% , +31%"

"PS3 and PSP sales are down both weeks -11% , -20% "

The gaming GOD3543d ago (Edited 3543d ago )

"Kung Fu panda is a bundle game..is there because people had no choice but to get it with a console

Sonic is there because people bought it fair and square for the ps3"

If THAT is how you think, then explain why Too Human was in the top ten for two weeks when it came out (according to VGchartz)

@panasonic23

Kung Fu Panda was a good game according to who?

And about the 360 Year to Year increases, I like who none of you act like that mass price cut wave has nothing to do with it. Get real here, MS was getting smacked worldwide until they decided to go bargain bin with their price.

Rhoic3542d ago

"MS was getting smacked worldwide until they decided to go bargain bin with their price."

How does this affect the year to year decline of the Sony consoles? If anything, it would keep it the same, and the 360 would just keep selling more. Seems you're a little off.

The gaming GOD3542d ago (Edited 3542d ago )

"How does this affect the year to year decline of the Sony consoles? If anything, it would keep it the same, and the 360 would just keep selling more. Seems you're a little off."

Easy, these are two similar products. One sells for higher than the other. So when the already cheaper product (360) gets a mass price cut, where do you think the potential sales of the higher costing product are likely to go? And add to that everyone is pinching their pennies due to the economy. So again, where do YOU think a person's money would go if two products are similar and one costs literally half the price of the other?

And as for the yearly decline, NPD data shows the ps3 sales were up 40% for 2008

Rhoic3542d ago

So then what you're telling me is the PS3 is not worth buying?

Rhoic3542d ago

Also,

"And as for the yearly decline, NPD data shows the ps3 sales were up 40% for 2008"

Where? From the public information given, the numbers steadily declined throughout the entire year, and then plummeted during the holidays, as it was already stated that they sold 70% less than last year during the holidays.

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HighDefinition3544d ago (Edited 3544d ago )

How the PS3 can stay so close to the 360 being at such a higher price.

(according to VGcharts atleast)

Why dis3543d ago (Edited 3543d ago )

Whats more amazing is the 120 million fans Sony had last generation and so close?

Being outsold by 100k a month is still growing the gap.

The next two months have some great content for gamers expect 360 sales to jump.

Funky Town_TX3543d ago

120 million fans? Consoles sold does not = fans. There are lots of people that have purchased more than one PS2. I have about 4 friends that have had about 4 each, one even had 10. Even with the 17 million PS3's purchased you can't assume that there are 17 million fans.

Danja3543d ago

well same analogy can be applied tot he 360 with it having a reported 33.33% failure rate , obviously M$ hasn't sold 28 million 360 since I know more than 5 persons who own more than 2 360's plus im sure many others probably went through more..

either way ur correct not even the DS or PSP actually has 100 or 40 million user base it's inflated because ppl buy more than one

socomnick3543d ago

lol its amazing how you guys can spin news.

N4360G3543d ago

Whatever helps you sleep better at night I guess POG LOL.

gameplayer3543d ago

Well, I bought a ps3 the day it hit $400 because they were $200 cheaper than the cheapest profile 1.0 Blu-ray players that were available at the time. I use it exclusively as a Blu-ray player and have not bought a single game (I like rpg's and the ps3 brutally sucks in this area unfortunately).

JasonPC360PS3Wii3543d ago

You know whats amazing? that you have 8... wait it's not all that amazing on this site.

Sayai jin3543d ago

Why is everyone so interested in sales?

@High definition-the PS3 held its own even with the 360 price drop.

A lot of people think that when the PS3 drops it's price that it will start to surge ahead in sells, but what people are forgetting is that MS will most likely respond with a price cut as well. The year head start in production has made the 360 cheaper to produce, the PS3 is still a superb value at the current price, especially since you are getting one of the better blu-ray player on the market. Top quality blu-ray players are still up there in price, so a price drop in the PS3 may not be as close as people think. I think it is time for it though.

@Jason 360- Do not worry about it. You know the demographics of this site, so there should not be any surprises. I am looking for a site that people can have rational discussion about gaming.

HighDefinition3543d ago

I think they will go back and forth aswell, I don`t think the 360 price cut will happen right away though. But, I also think as time progresses the PS3 becomes more appealing than the 360, since it`s seems to be outperforming it more and more as time goes on.

Death3543d ago

That PS3 fans conveniently forget that the Xbox 360 Elite costs the same as a PS3 when comparing sales. Xbox 360 sales are a combination of 3 SKU's ranging from $199 to $399.

-Death

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xg-ei8ht3544d ago

If you take out the over inflated 360 numbers, you'll find they are neck and neck.

Dannagar3544d ago

Don't forget to take out the inflated PS3 numbers. Than they are right back where they were.

morganfell3543d ago

Don't forget top use something other than vgchartz - the most ridiculous attempt at respectability ever.

JasonPC360PS3Wii3543d ago

Excuses excuses, what a dumbass.

Rhoic3542d ago

The Little Big Planet numbers are from VGCharts. Guess those are wrong as well.

Pwned.

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zootang3544d ago

I know! When you think how many units Killzone could shift!

Sayai jin3543d ago

Make sure you come back in a month or two to see how many units sold. It should be interesting.

The Judderman3543d ago

Ps3 getting battered again. Is this news?

HighDefinition3543d ago

You know the PS3 was outselling the 360 month to month almost all of last year right?

morganfell3543d ago (Edited 3543d ago )

No it isn't news but it does tell what the news will be. VGChartz has the 360 ahead every time and their numbers for the 360 are generally high, the PS3 low and both sets quite off the mark. The same will happen this month.

When the NPD comes out I think some supporters are going to be horrified and heartbroken to learn that the honeymoon with the cheaper 360 is over. Two months and the marriage has failed as game lovers are moving on to the more expensive and exquisite PS3.

silvacrest3543d ago

two week sales mean nothing when it comes to the "big picture"

"looks at 2008 hardware sales"

Firstkn1ghT3543d ago

The key word in your comment is "WAS" Stop living in the past. Currently the 360 is growing its 7-8 million lead.

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