Nintendo rules home and handheld, 360 and PS3 trail.
Microsoft's Xbox 360 sold 228k
Sony's PlayStation 3 sold 127k units
Sony may be winning the blu-ray vs hd-dvd war but hardly the console war. Don't blame availability becase sony said they shipped like 4 Million and they sure as hell didnt sell 4,000,000 in Japan.
I also would like to point out that eventhough the wii sold 335k the xbox 360 is dominating it terms of games sells.
"While Sony responded to last month's NPD figures by saying they were closing the gap on the Nintendo DS, they will not be able to say that this month." Sure, Sony you almost there. All you have to do is sell 309,000 more than what you are selling now to catch to the DS.
Not really dominating accually. Both the MS and Nintendo sold 872k worth of software. That's a tie ^^
It's nice when not only your home console is selling like hotcakes but your handheld is un-stoppable. Both the DS and Wii outsold even the mighty PS2, and the only ones to do it also! 4 games in the top ten software sales. Yuppers that's just nuts. Good point bladestar I really don't see PSP closing any gap on the DS at all.
Who would have thought that Nintendo would have done this well this generation? When Sony announced the PSP a lot of people thought it was all over for Nintendo's handheld market.
When Nintendo first revealed the relatively underpowered Wii after the lower than expected sales of the Gamecube a lot of people thought there was no way back for them.
Funny how things turn out hey? I know, cos I was one of those very people who doubted Nintendo, but looks like I was WAY OFF!
The top selling game is Crackdown and half of the top 10 top selling games are 360 games. Couple that with xbox 360's selling a steady mid 200k to 300 k a month in the USA since launch. With spikes during the holidays of course. Even with all the reports of price drop and a new version of the 360 to be releasd in May. I have friends who still haven't bought a 360. They are waiting for the price drop and I have friends waiting for the black 360....
Nintendo going strong even after christmas...wow....A strong second place in the next gen war and gaining slowly on the leading next gen console "the xbox 360"...
Sony....WOW....who would have imagined that the ps3...with so many consoles now in stock in the US...would only sell 100k for a month so shortly after the systems launch. I'm honestly shocked. I don't think MS over the year its been released....has ever seen a month that low....But good news for sony as a company....the ps2 at 100 dollars is still selling strong. Though I would put the ps2 in the same catogory as the ninendo DS's. Same price range. And of course the DS is kicking major booty. This bit of news is a surprise all the way around. No way for any fanboy from any side to spin these numbers. 360 is selling Games at an unbelievable rate....
good for nintendo and MS, although I can't imagine what would happen with the 360 sales if they would DROP THE FREAKING PRICE ALREADY.
I have to admit that I never expected the Wii to be "this" popular....yeah its still relatively early but those games and the whole "wii-mote" thing just isn't my "thang"....and yes if you care I have tried it for about 5 mins., yeah thats nothing but trust me I've been gaming along time and I know what I like. Fortunately for Nintendo I may have to buy one anyway because my (5 yr old) daughter has started asking for one after her "friend" said its the best thing since "chocolate." -"damm you Nintendo, damm you!".....hopefully I can keep procrastinating with the same old "oh, sweetie its too hard to find right now" line, hmmmm....but I don't think that line and Viva Pinata are going to hold for much longer. -"damm you Nintendo, damm you", errr, sorry for the rant.
Now as for M$ and Sony I think they both will be fine, M$ in particular IMO continues to deliver some great games.....I think those are very good numbers for "Crackdown" leading the way in sales. It seems certain fanboys are always commenting that the 360 only has "one" good/great game....which of course is subjective/opinion whether you think they are bad, mediocore, good, great, or "hot"/AAA but the "proofs in the pudding" and judging purely by the numbers alot of 360 games have sold very well (I bet dev's have noticed too) and I don't think so many GAMERS could be wrong. hmmmm, I guess you can say alot about 360 fans but you can't say they don't "put their money where the mouth is". -Not saying Ninty or Sony fans don't either I'm just pointing out that 360 fans(owners) in general buy more games -but obviously right now that has alot to do with the selection of games availbable on all 3 platforms right now....then again I think the original xbox owners also had a higher attatch rate. Damm!...Its good to be a Gamer!
here are the NPD numbers for the 360 last year:
Jan 06 - 249,000
Feb 06 - 161,000
March 06 - 192,000
April 06 - 295,381
may 06 - 220,877
June 06 - 360 - 277,000
july 06 - 206,000
August 06 - 204,000
Sept 06 - 326,000
Oct 06 - 218,000
Nov 06 - 511,300
Dec 06 - 1.1m
Feb 06 was their lowest month but still 30,000 more that the PS3 and I am pretty sure there was still a lack of stock then.
Nintendo - I still see the system as current gen. The people that are buying the wii are the same people who are buying the PS2
Dude, we ARE in the current-gen. :p PS2 is last-gen. And I'll just have to respectfully disagree with your final sentence.
All these sales numbers don't mean anything until the PS3 is out worldwide.
For all who don't know: there are 680 million people in europe who couldn't buy a PS3 yet.
these figures are only for the US (only estimates/educated guesses)
so the Euro launch doesnt make any difference to these figures
Really! Do you think everyone is a video game fan? Most people even the ones that probably own a PS3 and 360 have no Idea the PS3 hasn't launch in Europe of else where. People in the US are not sitting around waiting for it to launch in europe before making their purchase here. These numbers reflect how the consumer feel about the PS3. Unless Sony do something and these numbers they are doom to be last this gen at least in the US.
If you compare Microsoft sells after the PS3 was released in the US to last years numbers you will notice that it's selling a lot better; no wonder Microsoft wanted the PS3 to be release so people can finally compare the two and make a purchase. Now Europeans will be able to make a choice.
...I never said, that the European launch would make a difference to these figures!
But it will make a difference to the worldwide figures. And that's the only number that counts.
I bet you agree - 360 is a huge success worldwide. So the japanese sales-figures for the 360 don't
give you the whole picture.
It's no secret that most people prefer products from their own country (at least when they're comparable
in price and quality). Italians buy italian cars, germans german cars etc... see what I mean.
Europe is a complete different story than the U.S. or Japan.
So no one can tell who will "win" the console war before all machines are out worldwide.
That's all I tried to say - no 360 bashing at all!
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