NPD April Results Just Released: DS sells 5 times more than PS3

The NPD Group has released its video game sales data for the April reporting period, revealing a 20 percent increase in total industry sales. The industry generated $838.6 million and year-to-date it's up 46 percent to $4.2 billion. Software sales were actually down 1 percent in April, totaling $389.8 million. Console software in particular was down 19 percent to $248.3 million. Offsetting that somewhat was a strong performance by portable software, which jumped 61 percent to $141.5 million. Meanwhile, game accessories were up 37 percent to $110.4 million.

It was hardware, however, driven by the Nintendo DS that helped push the industry in April. Hardware was up 56 percent to $338.4 million. Console hardware increased 56 percent to $239.4 million, while portable hardware grew 43 percent to $99 million.

Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter predicted PS3 sales in the U.S. for April would be around 100K. Unfortunately for Sony, they were even worse. PS3 sold a woeful 82,000 units for the month, while the Nintendo DS once again stole the show with 471K. PS3 sales were so low that Nintendo's ancient GBA sold more with 84K. The best selling console was Nintendo's Wii with 360K sold, while the Xbox 360 sold an unimpressive 174K. Sony's PS2 beat out the 360 (again) with 194K. The PSP sold 183K units and the GameCube (essentially on life support) sold just 13K.

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techie4201d ago

I know it was a mistake...but DO NOT report this as duplicate again. Sheesh this duplicate reporting DOES NOT work when it fails after 3 reports.

Tommie4201d ago

Damn, Sony and Microsoft are getting their asses whiped by Nintendo!

HaKeRsCanRotINHEL4201d ago

Portable, many games, only $129. Portable- not so much, good but limited quantity of software, $600. I wonder why!???...

techie4201d ago

Yuh sorry. That's the title that was on the article. I mean if people are going to argue about the competition between the DS and PS3...that would be pretty amusing.

I think a worse title would have been "The PS3 sells under 100k". Newsbot etc are welcome to observe the title and decide to change it.

ps. you both reported it and approved I cant change it now! That's pretty funny lol

alsef074201d ago (Edited 4201d ago )

Plus is cheaper, u cant really compare a handheld to a next gen system, i mean cmon! and yeah i said KIDS, aaaaaaa, cant stand them

Kenshin_BATT0USAI4201d ago

The DS isn't really for kids only you know. In all truthfulness, a few of my friends own DSs, and I've played them a few times, and I find it much funner than a psp.

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