US hardware sales in May: PS2 on the rise, 360 takes a dip

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.

TheMART6202d ago

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

HaHa6202d ago

even in the netherlands the ps2 is selling more ;), don't belive me go to

OutLaw6201d ago

You really don't believe the PS2 is better. Maybe you could have that argument about the PS3 but not the 2. It's just right now the ps2 is offering more games. Lets wait till the 360 games comes out this summer and I guarantee all this will change.

Islandkiwi6202d ago

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.

Droidbro6201d ago

the ps2 only sold more than x360 because it costs $270 less and peoples' old ps2s are breaking down constantly.

DG6201d ago

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.

PS360PCROCKS6201d ago

ps2 sucks, their numbers are inflated totally because all the broken consoles

DG6201d ago

A sale is a sale regardless if its broken especially when sony charges $100.00 to repair it.

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