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The Japan Preview: 10/11 Edition

It was another excellent week for DS sw with four games over 50k and Pokemon over 200k again. Wii and PSP were flat from last week, but Wii held up more because it had a bigger cut & it sold more sw.

Wii Software – Three Wii games charted in the preliminary data. Expect Wii hardware sales to be in the 30,000 to 38,000 unit range for the week.

PS3 Software – Four PS3 games charted in the preliminary data. Expect PS3 hardware sales to fall into the 27,000 to 34,000 unit range this week.

X360 and PS2 Software – No Xbox 360 or PS2 games charted in the preliminary data. Expect Xbox 360 hardware sales to remain in the 2,500 to 4,500 range while PS2 hardware sales remain in the 1,500 to 3,500 range.

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zenosaga043354d ago (Edited 3354d ago )

hold on so they expect the Wii to outsell the PS3 on the second week of a Wii price cut when they failed to outsell the PS3 the first week of the price cut?

Not only that, their preliminary data shows the PS3 with 4 games in the top 20 and the Wii with 3 games in the top 20 and they still think the Wii will outsell the PS3? Alright well I guess everyone's entitled to their own oppinions

bmw693354d ago

Well as it explains, last week saw 4 days of price cut vs a full 7 this week, also PS3 has been on a downward trend for the last 5 weeks and with no big software releases this week will only fall further. Doesn't seem that irrational to me?

zenosaga043354d ago

Well the first day of a price cut is always shows the largest spike, so it doesn't really matter if the next week is a full 7 days, and that being said, last week saw plenty of new releases for the Wii as well. So assuming that Wii sales would increase on the second week of a price cut seems unlikely to me.

It's just funny to me that they always seem to underpredict Playstation 3 sales, but are overly optmimistic about the Wii. I guess we'll just have to wait and see for more official predictors like Famitsu and Media Create.

bmw693354d ago

Actually price cuts tend to see flatter, more sustained "spikes" rather than just a large spike on the first day - that is more typical of a new product. With price cuts it takes time for everyone to become aware that the price has dropped

Light Yagami3354d ago

Go SMT. Kickass game this is.

Lord Shuhei Yoshida3354d ago

"X360 and PS2 Software – No Xbox 360 or PS2 games charted in the preliminary data. Expect Xbox 360 hardware sales to remain in the 2,500 to 4,500 range while PS2 hardware sales remain in the 1,500 to 3,500 range."

And so the battle of last-gen consoles continue...

Homicide3354d ago

Why did people buy a Wii before a price cut? The price cut was even announced.

SoapShoes3353d ago

Wild guessing....

Expect PS3 to be in the 1-150,000 range this week.
Expect 360 to be in the 1-100,000 range this week.

Well you get the point...