The week ending August 11, 2007 saw two significant events in the Americas. Starting August 8, the Xbox 360 price drop went into effect for all three Xbox 360 SKUs. Additionally, Sony's new $600 PS3 – with extra storage and Motorstorm – began to become widely available at retail. That said - Xbox 360 sales were above PS3 sales this week since the 60 gig PS3 dropped to $500. Wii, DS, PSP, and PS2 continue selling well this week too – largely in their usual ranges.
-Although Boogie bombed, it was enough to push EA past Activision this week. Both trailed Nintendo though in weekly software sales.
-Software notes: Guitar Hero II has returned to being the top selling Xbox 360 title. Wii Play has overtaken Twilight Princess as Wii's best selling title in the Americas.
-Motorstorm games sold with the new SKU are included in the software total. That means the new SKU sold fewer than 10,000 units this week. It is not likely to be widely available until next week.
-Pokemon Diamond/Pearl will hit 3.5 million units in the Americas next week.