Following the release of the massively popular Halo 3 game title, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 game conole managed not only to outsell Sony’s PlayStation 3 game console, but also left behind the absolute leader of previous months, Nintendo Wii.
According to NPD Group, Microsoft Xbox 360 game console was acquired by two times more gamers compared to the previous month, or 527.8 thousand of gamers across the U.S. Nintendo’s Wii also managed to attain a new record for itself: about 501 thousand units were bought in September, a generally regular month. Unsurprisingly, with no new popular game releases and with anticipation of massive price-cuts, Sony’s PlayStation 3 dropped to 119.4 thousand in September.
In general, the market of non-portable game consoles was up about 34% sequentially in September with both Microsoft Xbox 360 and Nintendo 360 enjoying sales increase, whereas the others being considerably behind.
In the meantime, the market of portable game consoles skyrocketed substantially with 855.3 thousand game consoles sold. Nintendo sustains its leadership in the field with 495.8 thousand of Nintendo DS sold through and 75 thousand of Game Boy Advance bought by gamers in the USA. Sales of Sony PlayStation Portable also increased to 284.5 thousand of devices.
The success of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 should be mainly attributed to the release of the Halo 3 and considered as something extraordinary. Meanwhile, Nintendo Wii continues to be a successful game console without incredibly popular titles.
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Latest comment: 11/22/07 09:12:37 PM
I expected Halo to move 360s but I'm still surprised they actually managed to outsell the Wii, I still can't find the Wii in stores. It seems like the only times I do I already spent the money I need to buy one ^_^. As for the PS3 yeah I'm just waiting for it to fail. I think that it fails as a gaming machine because it dosn't really have GAMES, but I would still be interested in buying one to put linux on it or as a cheap blu-ray player. I expect PS3's to end up on clearence racks in the not too distant future. I really don't think MGS4 Geriatric Snake is going to be moving PS3s.
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