Another analyst suggests better sales following price cut.
In advance of the July video game sales data from the NPD Group, Lazard Capital Markets analyst Colin Sebastian has provided his "back of the envelope" analysis, which suggests U.S. software sales increased 15-20 percent in July.
In terms of hardware, unsurprisingly Sebastian expects July "to reflect ongoing strong demand for Nintendo's Wii and DS, as both platforms are likely to remain in short supply
throughout much of the year." Also, he thinks the PS2 had solid sales and the PS3 had "sequentially higher sales following the price cut." Meanwhile, Sebastian believes Xbox 360 sales "might lag somewhat due to greater publicity in July surrounding hardware malfunctions."