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The Wii off to a great start for 2007

Nintendo’s Wii continues to sell at a fast pace, outselling the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 during January. Market research firm NPD Group reports that consumers bought 436,000 Wii, while Xbox 360 sold 294,000 units, followed by PlayStation 3 with 244,000.

 

Nintendo is crediting much of its success to the broad appeal of Wii compared to machines from Microsoft and Sony. “I do think that we're selling to additional and different customers,” said Perrin Kaplan, VP marketing for Nintendo. “We've had an incredibly healthy start and we think there's going to be a pretty long tail on this product.”

 

Each console experienced a drop in sales when compared with figures from December 2006. The Wii saw the least decline when compared to its previous month at 604,200, while Xbox 360 saw the biggest decline from its 1.1 million units sold. PlayStation 3 also fell from its 490,700 sold during December.


The PlayStation 2 continues to be a strong seller, likely because of its price point, with 299,000 units—but down from the amazing 1.4 million during the holiday month. The Nintendo DS also loosened its grip, selling 239,000 during January—a steep drop from the 1.6 million during the gift-giving season. PSP also fell to 211,000 from 953,200.



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By michal1980 on 2/21/2007 11:51:59 PM , Rating: -1
and more ps3 games worth buying coming out. The ps3 will come out on top.

The bashing from places like here, i'm sure hurt any momentum behind the ps3.

it also wasn't helped by launch time hoarding. my geuss is 75% of all launch systems went to 're-resellers' who then bad mouthed the system even more when sony was able to provide some systems every week, giving the impression that system were always coming. That hurt the re-sell market which then crashed, and once prices on ebay started slipping, no one wanted to pay over retail. all it took was a few listings closing low.

Theres also was some un-canny and un-ending bashing of the ps3, and praising of the wii during this time. Notice both have died down




By encryptkeeper on 2/22/2007 9:24:25 AM , Rating: 2
I swear, I don't understand you. You come on this board, bashing not only the people who "hate" Sony, but the board itself. Why do you keep posting here? Why don't you find a board that is pro Sony? Maybe then all of your posts won't be nailed to -1. So what if the news on here is predominantly negative towards Sony. Are you honestly claiming that there's been more good news from Sony than bad, and this website has been unfairly biased away from that good news??? If so, you REALLY need to have a fucking CAT scan or something. Not to mention, both consoles have kind of cooled off a little in sales, but pretty evenly. PS3s are still widely available and Wiis are nowhere to be found. Sounds like your precious PS3 might NOT be winning the war after all.


By ViperROhb34 on 2/22/2007 11:07:30 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
more ps3 games worth buying coming out. The ps3 will come out on top.

On G4.. there was a debate on this.. both sides ended up agreeing at the end that in another year PS3 would still be in last place mainly because of Developer Support and PRICE.
It will always be the most expensive system because the other console makers are making money and can lower the price anytime and defeat SOny in any price war.

You fail to understand games like Assasins Creed, Ut 2007 and several others were SUPPOSED TO BE SONY PS3 Exclusives.. Developers changed their minds because they understand the economics that a higher priced console is not sellable to the masses who make the large userbase that they require to make money back.

Ita a vicious cycle.. Devs Make less exclusives.. and people say.. why should I buy this .. whichmeans low sales.. low sales.. Devs say no again.. and keeps going.

The last time this happened it happened to Nintendo.. N64 versus PS2.. PS2 won.. Devs didnt want to spend money making titles for a console that used cartridges.. they had to eat the cost of the electronics in the cartridge.

Sqaure Enix has a MMO coming out for 360.. they have said its a possibility for PS3.. a POSSIBILITY.. all from a company who was in Sony's left pocket just a few yrs ago.. Seems like they want to play with MS a bit more now..

One more thing.. I know Sony has people to post at these boards to try and reverse the PR damage.. and make it appear people love this thing.. Do you work for them .. or are you just that stupid ?

I loved PS2, but im not blind.. PS3 cost too much.. the debate of how good a deal it is is just dead.. Tot he consumer who can barely buy a 300 dollar console.. 600 dollars is out of reach.. and with most title porting to 360.. and many have been reviewed to play smoother ( Like TOny Hawk Pro Skater, Call Of Duty 3 ) .. the playing experience is better on 360..


By encryptkeeper on 2/22/2007 2:16:38 PM , Rating: 2
Alright, I cuss like crazy and your post didn't make any sense to me at all. Wanna try and rephrase that so someone can understand it?


By ViperROhb34 on 2/22/2007 6:30:13 PM , Rating: 2
If 1/4 of everyone in Japan bought a PS3 it could still be last place.
The ONLY place PS3 is selling "Good" ( If you want to call it good - it being outsold by Wii and PS2 ) is in Japan..

Xbox 360 is outselling PS3 in the entire rest of the WORLD ! LOL In Australia its broken console sales records.. 360 is outselling PS# in Europe and South American, not just North America.

Im a gaming fan.. If the PS3 was going to take off like PS2 it would've already been the best seller on "month to month" showing like PS2 had before. PS2 Dominated on launch..

PS3 is just not going to dominate. ANd mos tof us reading here at this site know we couldnt 'mind having one' .. but thats different then really really wanting to get one and pay for it.


By ViperROhb34 on 2/22/2007 6:39:45 PM , Rating: 2
Oh yeah.. and here's another EXCLUSIVE SONY HAS LOST TO XBOX 360 .. Another reason PS3 will not emerge as a "Must Have" System..
From www.Destructoid.com

The latest headshot to Sony's PlayStation 3 is the confirmation today by Electronic Arts that Mercenaries 2 will NOT be a PS3 exclusive as was once thought . Damn Sony, it must be hard out there for a pimp:

As suspected for months, Mercenaries 2 will be coming to Xbox 360, but it will also be hitting PC and the aging PS2. The game will hit all platforms simultaneously for holiday 2007.

Neither EA nor Pandemic revealed the differences between each platform’s version of the game.

Pandemic CEO Andrew Goldman offered in a statement, “All four platforms are incredible gaming machines, and from the beginning we designed an experience that accentuates their individual strengths and delivers the interactive freedom and explosive action Mercenaries fans demand."


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