With more than 613,000 units sold in February, the Nintendo DS family of systems set a new U.S. record for portable video game sales in the month of February, according to the independent NPD Group.
So I guess that sort of explains Wii's sales this month.
Working in the Electronics department of a retail store I can tell you, the Wii shortage and PS3 shortages are real. I have to answer phone calls for each everyday, and it's only 3-4 days a month I can say "Yes we have some in stock."
No wonder it was beaten this month.
So next time Wii and PS3 do better than the 360 is it ok if the 360 fans say it was because of 360 shortages? I am gonna go out on a limb here and say no...
When you go on websites such as amazon,game,toysrus and click on ps3 or wii and it says OUTOFSTOCK I guess they doing that as a game,because they don't want to make money by selling products? So many people have posted links to confirm this which makes me believe too many FPS's has dented certain cheerleaders brain cells this gen
My guess would be GoW3.
are one SONY redesigned the PS3 and lowered the price... This created demand they couldn't even account for. At I am sure they would rather deal with the shortages now in the slow season than during the holiday season. Nintendo dropped it's price creating increased demand. And that is simple economics. Please use a little common sense before you go off saying that the shortages are some fabrication on SONY and Nintendos part...
"Nintendo dropped it's price creating increased demand." Small correction: You don't increase demand by dropping price; you increase the quantity demanded by dropping the price. Increasing demand means that more people will demand a product at a given price, i.e., ten people want to buy Wiis for $250 vs. now twenty people want to buy Wiis for $250. The increased demand was likely created by the release of NSMBW. All the price drop did was cause shortages by kneecapping quantity supplied.
If MS says that they had shortages BEFORE the NPD numbers come out and I walk into my walmart and gamestop and they dont have any 360's then yes you can use that excuse. But as it stands I haven't found one PS3 or Wii where I live AND Sony announced before the NPD numbers came out that they have been having shortages for the past couple of months.
360 won by default! have your fun 360 your old tech is showing it's age.
Didn't know that?
that Sony have such a loyal fanbase,(that epexct high of Sony) and Sony doesn't have to write back, the fan do that for them.
So why don't they just make more I don't get this whole Shortage excuse thing if you are short of consoles then just make more simple as that. It's just an excuse in my opinion.
You should send them an email telling them this. So they know about this "making more" concept. Truth be told ms has been sinking sony/nintendos shipping freighters for months.
That if demand exceeds shipments it's just an excuse. So companies like SONY and Nintendo want to intentionally turn away customers and possibly get some of them to buy a 360 instead.... hmmm makes complete sense.
lol xbox community lookin dumber/younger everyday.
there's still plenty of crapboxs.
Taylor Swift is a modern Mozart, ain't she?
For example, games like MGS4, LBP, KZ2, UC2, & now GOW3. All these games set a bar in their genres & even took gaming graphics to new heights on consoles, not to mention also bringing in awards including GOTY which the ps3 has taken home the last 2 years. None of these games even sell near what the halo, call of duty, gta franchises but SALES dont mean crap to the "TOP OF THE LINE QUALITY OF SOME OF THE GAMES THE PS3 OFFERS". Uncharted 2 like I told everyone on N4G & GAMESPOT forums would win GOTY over Halo ODST & CODMW2. And look it here not only did UC2 win GOTY it also won the most awards ever by one video game. This is why even though I am an owner of all 3 consoles I will always TRUST in sony out of the 3 to DELIVER Something that will eventually SET THE NEW BAR & move the gaming industry forward to try an set a new bar. God of War 3 FTW.
Dude you seemed stressed, you should play some Flower and drink some tea.
So, they have shortages and it's been almost three and a half years since the Wii launched? You'd think they would get it right by now. just sayin'.
Excuses Excuses. So I guess if 360 loses a month...they should say cuz of the shortages
Try finding a 360 right now. Now try finding a Wii or PS3.
cmon guys we shouldnt spoil the xbox kids party...
Nintendo and Sony had shortages. It isn't an issue. Its facts. Regardless, Microsoft did a better job of supplying retail so they deserve credit in outselling the competition and keeping matching demand with supply...
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It's the year of the xbox. Lol I guess next month we will see if it was a shortage.
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