Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has provided his estimates for the March 2010 NPD sales data.
Patcher's predictions are as unpredictable as the economy.
What if he's right though. We won't hear the last of it. Ever. :O
Who keep provoking this douche to make predictions.
Here's why God of War III (PS3 exclusive), and Final Fantasy XIII (i know it was also in 360 but more than 2x the people bought in ps3) and for the wii he's right
I thought he stopped doing these after being wrong on pretty much a monthly basis. I remember he only got like 2 months right for the leader between 360/PS3 during the whole year of 2008.
Remember the PS3 didn't have any Final Fantasy 13 bundle unlike the 360.
not a system seller, i could just get a faceplate from ebay and TADA ffxiii xbox 360, the bundle wasn't even special only the actual box itself, so what you say now? i'll wait for ur response
Ya remember FF XIII was also exclusive in Japan where 2 million out of the 3.2 million sales world wide took place. Hmmmm. A little unfair to use FFXIII in your argument when it was exclusive on the PS3 in the number 1 region in the world that buys Final Fantasy games.
This is NPD (only USA). but we all know that already ps3 version of ff13 sold more
I would garner the ps3 would be higher than 360 due to gow 3 and ff13. Yet if the 360 sold more then it is interesting to see the software sales for gow3 and ff13. Seems the only thing to stop the ds is the next ds. i recently got the psp go and have to say i really like it. Games I have purchased in digital form i redownloaded to the go and keep my original for my umd's.
NPD results are always rough predictions and never clear results just because patchers names there don't say they are false all of a sudden. You 360 fanboys are just gutted because PS3 is so close to 360 this month only 20k difference.. PS3 sells more than 20k consoles a week over 360 in Japan you think they care about losing that many sales in US? I feel sorry for all the sad people buying Wii still who are they?? Americans must have like 3 wiis in there homes now.. It's funny about the PS3 though as 20k behind and its in short supply imagine if it had plenty of stock nationwide.. It's even in short stock UK now went to local GAME and Gamestation this week and they completely sold out. So its not just confined to US it seems. I think a new SKU might be on its way in E3 as you can no longer find 120gb models anywhere only 250gb and they hard to find right now.
loses, every PS3 sold cost them money, and in this economy that is bad, very bad. I do not think they sold 400,000 PS3s last month, not with the artificially generated shortages. At the same time I dont think 400 thousand 360s sold either, Pachter is just really bad at predicting NPD numbers.
this month ps3 had amazing worldwide sales and it passed the xbox360 hardware sales for this month again thanks to japan and europe.as for the US, there were a week or two where the ps3 sold more but mostly the xbox360 sold more in the US.I say the gap for this month in the US will be between 20k and 40k for the xbox360 ;)
You all like to bash Pacter's predictions but the truth is he is probably a better predicter than you are.
I'd imagine his boss does, since these kind of predictions are what he's paid to do. I'd love to get his job and pull numbers out of my ass. I'd actually love to see the data and logic he uses at official meetings and such to support his predictions, I'm sure I could look at last years figures and make a prediction lol.
so...based on current trends of his predictions, the PS3 might sold more! I don't predict based on sales data because I don't have hard proof about that but I was always right predicting based on his predictions! so, 360 beware! :P
It must be theonly thing hes got going for him before he dies. trying to remain in histories books lmao.
Good numbers for the PS360 - too bad for Sony that the PS3 is still in short supply. M$ has some great bundles though.
NPD Numbers don't necessarely represent the absolute truth either. They are definitely the ones with more credibility but their research methods are not perfect. Correct me if I'm wrong but some major retail chains are not taken into consideration in their research. I think though that PS3 will have a slight advantage over 360 on the NPD results...
USA isn't the world !!!!! oh wait, these aren't official numbers yet, OK nevermind.
Who the hell cares what he thinks? Pointless.
What's funny is 20,000 infront. For the month. PS3 outsells 360 that more then that in a week in japan and europe. The gap is now 3.7million and closing fast.
it's fun to make believe. :)
At the very least the ps3 and 360 numbers should be switched around since GOW 3 came out this month
Pachter's predictions are a pretty good estimate for March. Remember that Microsoft sold 400K+ last month, which was only a 4 week NPD month. March is 5. The PS3 shortage isn't as severe as it was in February, but it did still affect sales. Software charts should be interesting, though. Also, remember that Wal-Mart and TRU aren't counted in NPD reports.
What games came out for the 360 to get it to sell that high? I can't think of any honestly. Nothing comes to mind except multiplatform games and even then they aren't system sellers as far as I can tell. Maybe I missed something? I'm 99.5% sure that the PS3 outsold the 360 in March simply due to God of War III. Guess we'll find out in a couple of days. When does the NPD comes out exactly this month anyways?
all the numbers look high, but what the hell do i know.
PS3 will outsell the 360 here's why Going to various best buys target gamestop by me etc I noticed A/B actually The Wii and the PS3 I couldn't find anywhere in March every store I also went to Had Stock Piles of 360s if the PS3 and the Wii aren't 1/2 in terms of consoles not counting portables ill be shocked.
Literally nobody cares about U.S sales apart from Americans. Whats the relevance? why does the U.S.A count itself 'different' or 'special' from the rest of the world??
Well to Jack Tretton of Sony Computer AMERICA these numbers can be important indicators... Same goes for Fils-Aimé and whoever is in charge of the X-Box division in America (Greenburg?)
It's the number 1 gaming market in the world, that's why it's important.
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