Following the monumental video game sales for November, Jesse Divnich, analyst for prediction market the simExchange has weighed in with some interesting insights.
Although the Wii did sell an impressive 981K units for the month, the total fell short of the prediction market's 1,060,000, which is probably a direct result of the continued shortage. "Nintendo's claims of supply constraints likely played a bigger role in hindering sales than originally expected," noted Divnich.
As for the PS3, Sony's console is seemingly taking baby steps, and slowly but surely gaining on the Xbox 360. "The PS3 sold better than expected against its closest rival, the Xbox 360, which only outsold it by 1.6-to-1 from an expected 1.8-to-1. Sony's recent price cut and introduction of a cheaper 40GB model played a significant role in closing the gap between its console and the Xbox 360," Divnich said.