The hardware sales for US consoles has been released, here's how it broke down, in terms of total unit sales and difference (in percentage) from April:
1. PlayStation 2: 232,000 ( 12.1%)
2. Sony PSP: 159,659 ( 17.1%)
3. Nintendo DS: 145,930 ( 5.4%)
4. Xbox 360: 221,000 ( 25%)
5. GameCube: 33,000 ( 13.2%)
6. Xbox One: 26,000 ( 33.3%)
The sales data for the PSP and DS have yet to be released. With the summer drought upon us, expect hardware sales to either decline or remain stagnant as we move closer to the holiday season. We were a bit surprised by the PlayStation 2's increase in sales, which we can only attribute to the release of the mega-selling Kingdom Hearts II or the announced PlayStation 3 price deterring future customers.
It's not so strange to see PS2 sales when you know the old gen consoles cost between 80 and 120 Euro's overhere in The Netherlands also.
There are always laggards that want to sit on front row at the show for a few cents
I guess it takes a while to compile. I think the 360 was still having shortages in April.
Regardless, there's 360's available in stores now. MS really needs to start bringing out the AAA games to build their base quickly.
the ps2 only sold more than x360 because it costs $270 less and peoples' old ps2s are breaking down constantly.
With 400 000 units total a month I dont see how sony could fail this gen. Even if the PS3 is to be a paperweight.
ps2 sucks, their numbers are inflated totally because all the broken consoles