VG247: Wedbush Morgan's Michael Pachter just put out his US console sales estimate for April, putting Wii at 480,000 units, 360 and 275,000, and PS3 at 175,000 PS3 consoles.
Don't waste your time with this like I did.
Too late! I read it and this doesnt state what the headline says! Maybe, just maybe, an unbiased writer would say that the WII demolishes everyone instead of going out at the X360\PS3 war! Or on a biased report something along the line had WII beat X360! XD
Well the PS3/360 comparisons draws the hits. Especially when you throw in words like "demolished". Funny, first Modern Warfar 2 screens get a tenth the interest of "these" articles. Somethings twisted there.
He just bases the title on what the people want to hear. We are all guilty of it as long as we get our gaming news at N4G. 360 is doing great in the US. Fat people need fat controllers I guess... hehe
Basically there were no big games (compared to last year) for the month so sales were slower than last year. That's all he said basically.
Completely flamebait title and unnecessary.
riiight... and we care coz ... ?... check out the mw 2 vids and screens much more interesting gamers NEWS there ... let the suits handle the sales reports
hmmm, if xbox sales come off better than ps3, xbox fans can enjoy looking at the numbers while ps3 users enjoy the massive line up of quality exclusive titles.
Don't bother with this. From reading the title I assumed the 360 had a big jump and the ps3 went down, but it is the same as every month, except both went down about the same.
Hasn't 100k been the usual gap between 360 and PS3? Since when does that constitute a demolishing number?
Life...I'm wondering the same thing...
where one of the writers flipped and said he hated the PS3 and mgs4?
for the price, they sure are a rip off.
the people saying don't pay this any attention are the same ones HORING over the "In Japan PS3 sells 20K more than xbox" threads ....
but when ps3 outsold wii by 3, 4, or 10k depending on the particular week you look at over the last month or 2 in Japan and it was described by some pro-sony sites as "dominating Japan" I got alot of disagree's for saying its far from "dominating" the wii, especially when you consider how far behind ps3 is in Japan. lol, now I bet alot of those same folks who were beating their chests for those headlines now are crying about this one, lmfao the irony of it all is just laughable, I guess some will always want it both ways. On a final note Pachter doesn't know shiii, I think it throws darts at numbers to come up with these predictions, lmfao JOY
its more like "wii demolished 360"
360 demolished kicked in the nuts baseball with screws bamboo to the nails tore the limbs on PS3 in April. lol seriously, we live in a sad sad world where a $400 console that sells 175k on a slow month is considered "demolished"
oh man you should have said it earlier =L
Thank you Microsoft for demolishing the PS3 every month and thanks to you sony fanboys for denying it month by month and that sales dont matter. LOL :P
Its funny that the first 10 comments are crying over the word "demolished". When all rational discussion about the present and future state of the industry w/r/t Xbox 360 and PS3 marketshare is the 100ft Elephant in the room that the PS3 fans want to distract you from. Where are the cries of "2009 Year of the PS3!!1one!" Hey everyone, look over there!! DISTRACT DISTRACT DISTRACT
lol It's so hilarious. I can't wait for E3, NPD will be fun too. ; )
I have all 3 systems... Anyone who has even caught a glimpse of KZ2 would realize they are missing out on an amazing game if they dont own a PS3. There is no other system required this gen besides a PS3. It is overall the best on the market. With the motion stick coming soon, the system has it all! SONY ROCKS!
@Jake111 Anyone that has played alot of shooters will tell you Killzone 2 is an average shooter at best. You sony fanboys have been killzowned.
"hmmm, if xbox sales come off better than ps3, xbox fans can enjoy looking at the numbers while ps3 users enjoy the massive line up of quality exclusive titles." That none of you ever buy
"1.19 - Where are the cries of "2009 Year of the PS3!!1one!" Its funny that the first 10 comments are crying over the word "demolished". When all rational discussion about the present and future state of the industry w/r/t Xbox 360 and PS3 marketshare is the 100ft Elephant in the room that the PS3 fans want to distract you from. Where are the cries of "2009 Year of the PS3!!1one!" Hey everyone, look over there!! DISTRACT DISTRACT DISTRACT " Umm...can someone PLEASE tell me what the hell he just said?
"hmmm, if xbox sales come off better than ps3, xbox fans can enjoy looking at the numbers while ps3 users enjoy the massive line up of quality exclusive titles." "That none of you ever buy" That was funny. You have to remember Jason, Sony exclusives have "long legs" and sell over a really, really long time. They don't have to sell in order to be good games. More people bought third party games attach rate something? Sales don't mean anything unless it's Sony that is ahead anyway. -Death
"Michael Pachter just put out his US console sales estimate" These aren't the official NPD numbers. Those drop on Thursday. These are Pachter's guesses. Nothing more.
demolished? haha. The 360 outselling the PS3 by the same margin as last month is "demolished" this month? Oh. lookey here... "Japanese console hardware totals in April" Hmm... "PS3 - 108,530 Wii - 67,116 360 - 27,381" http://www.nintendoeverythi... So, in Japan around 100k more PS3's sold than 360's in April. I wonder how... 360 - 292K PS3 - 184K-- roughly 100k, equates in to that ever extending lead... Goes a little something like this.... "HW sales from January 2009 to March 2009 X360 : 1.960.300 PS3 : 1.762.100 Wii : 3.898.200" http://www.n4g.com/industry... The 360 only outselling the PS3 by a measly 200k at $199.99, worldwide??? pre PS3 price cut??? haha. lol worthy http://img220.imageshack.us...
You were doing well until you "laughed" at the 360's price point, then you just showed that you're a fanboy, exactly like whoever wrote the title to this article. Heaven forbid that anyone uses the term "draw"...
No matter how you spin them, facts are facts. The X360 is outselling the PS3. Build a bridge and get over it.
http://n4g.com/News-325823.... --- BTW - the PS3 enjoys sales from all three of the major gaming markets vs the 360 sales in mainly two of the three major markets... so for the 360 to still outsell the PS3 worldwide, even with the price difference, is still an accomplishment. Isn't the more expensive PS3 the home console with all those extra features included vs the 360 after all? Don't forget all those PS3 exclusives either... yet it's still being outsold by the 360. http://n4g.com/xbox360/News...
By this point last year the PS3 had moved almost a million more consoles than the 360 worldwide from Jan to the start of May and by the end of the year the 2 consoles ended up in a tie for the calendar year. Just goes to show how quickly sales can turn around. Edit: Disagrees? Are you perhaps suggesting that sales are constants that never change?
Don't you mean "at this rate, when will the PS3 ever catch up to the 360"? 360 already has a lead and its the PS3 who's trying to catch up.
theres no need to catch up to 360, I'm 100 percent sure ps3 will outlast 360 knowing Microsoft.
It has been said time and time again -- but the ratios/numbers not specifically released -- that the vast majority of Xbox 360s are the Pro model, followed by a smaller number of Arcade and fewest yet the Elite. What does this mean? That the __AVERAGE__ price for an Xbox 360 is not $199 but somewhere nearer the full price of the pro. What does this matter? Frankly, not much. The problems with the PS3 run vastly deeper than just it's price point. Pachter mentions this in this episode of Bonus Round: http://www.gametrailers.com...
You cant sell a good product in the U.S. I mean look at there cars
Next time you try to come across all superior, it would help if you spelt their correctly! You sir! fail.
Dude, that doesn't change the fact that American cars suck. And have you taken into account the amount of discounts they are giving. You can get like up to 30% off at some of the retailers.
I live in the UK and could only wish that i could get my hands on some American cars easily , New Camaro for sure , i'd also love a new Mustang or Dodge Challenger , i think American muscle cars are some of the finest cars out there , it's not all about performance ,a car has to have the complete package , looks and sound play a huge part and just listen to an American muscle car , none of that whining turbo crap , just a pure raw beastly growl .
@nycredude So you want to play that game. All car company are giving incentives, but The only cars people are willing to pay a markup on are American cars ( Camaro, Challenger ). The cars rolling out of Detroit today are as good or better than the imports. Now back to talking about games. Sorry I had to rant. http://www.leftlanenews.com...
Lol, you're so heavy on jokes gals...
If that's the case, Wii pulverized and annihilated 360.
Dude so that means it practically killed the PS3. :)
It killed the PS3, revived it, then killed it again.
revived it for the third time... tortured it and then burned it
lol 360 owners dont like to hear that wii outsells their console at the same prices. Their proud to say the $400 ps3 is getting Murdered by the 250 wii, killed by 299/199 360. Either way they spinning it the wii and 360 are in the same price range.
welp... so i guess sony outsold PS3 in April lol
360 is demolishing PS3 sales already since September 2008. Whats different these months?
funny how u rely on a source like vgcharts...
its also funny that microsoft needed a pricecut just to outsell ps3 in the USA lol! talk about DESPERATE
Stop going by vg chartz. And second of all sony will drop the price when they feel they need to drop the price. The only reason microsoft might be selling a little more 360's is because of the price difference and also when people get the RROD they go out and buy a brand new console. Dnt forget sony has 3 systems in their games division. Which is one of the reasons they havent dropped the price yet.
the wii is [email protected] the cheaper crapbox.. some people are so ignorant. the wii and the crapbox have the same target market.. both target people who have no need for games.. wii, no games since mario kart. crapbox, no games since 2008.. but i love it how the wii still comes on top..
Ms dropping the price just before Christmas is not desperation, its smart business tactics. Sony dropping the price a couple of months after launch is desperate. And a big Fack you to all those that paid full price just months before...if i am not mistaken...hasn't Sony dropped the price twice in less time than the 360? I think it is YOU MGOelite that is desperate...so desperate that you choose not to accept FACTS or even do some research before opening your SOny Mouth and letting all that Sony BS out. Go get some education and learn to read and research.
it should be doubled
The Wii and the 360 are both butt raping the PS3 in a tag team of butt rape, and they arn't using any lubrication.
Wait, wasn't PAC-MAN off last month?
Yes. Torrence davis guesses right more then Pachter. Well Tor is smart anyways but this guy is a doofus. Why would anyone pay him.
What the headline should read is "Wii demolished PS3/360 in April" -- that wouldn't pull as many hits though eh?
"get2sammyb - 5 minutes ago PM Track Ignore 7 - What the headline should read is "Wii demolished PS3/360 in April" -- that wouldn't pull as many hits though eh? " A big difference: Wii sells to a totally other targetgroup. The nongamer. 360 and PS3 are selling to the same targetgroup, gamers. Thus: its more logical to say 360 demolished PS3 sales as they're in the same red sea after each other as sharks. While the Wii floats in a new blue ocean with no other rivals to bite or get bitten. It just easily eats the (dumb) fish.
Well no one would care. It would be just like the last 31 months.
yeah! sales! There is what it's all about baby god that's some good stuff I feel awesome!
I think watching numbers on game sales are much more fun than playing games, and that's why I love N4G! 54938756 is a nice number, but if I wrote a number like, for example 2394876459387465 next to it, then that number is much bigger, and that makes me happy. Sometimes I think of really big numbers, but when I'm sad I think of small numbers, like 21. Once I was so sad I even thought of 4, but that was only for a short while, so don't worry about me. Now I'm going to go and have a 3275423846-day! Cheerio! Weeeee
I once thought of a 2 and had to be institutionalized for a month!
Will be painful for Sony if they cant even break 200,000 in a month, especially in the biggest region
Europe is the largest gaming Region isnt it? Has been for a while, at least thats what I thought. Edit: Mind you I could be wrong, your more interested in the facts and figures than I so your probably right. Games are where my interest lies.
I was under the impression Europe was the biggest market for gaming as well. It's also been the area that's most ambiguous with sales. That's why Sony and Microsoft are both stepping up their game.