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EMEAA Up ! 30th Oct. 2010

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hentai_11 said:
EMEAA Software Totals
ConsoleWeekly (change)Total (tie ratio)
Wii 1,281,800 ( 41%) 170,528,367 (5.83)
X360 1,259,856 ( 51%) 108,610,446 (6.22)
PS3 1,149,206 ( 20%) 113,903,576 (6.02)
DS 677,223 ( 6%) 150,435,742 (2.72)
PSP 199,681 ( 37%) 34,900,064 (1.33)
PS2 157,091 ( 45%) n/a
PC 108,528 ( 31%) n/a
Total4,833,385( 31%)  

I think it's somehow strange, that the DS & PS3, which sell the most hardware, don't sell the most software ...


Not really.  It's all about what SW is releasing that week for which system.  So, while the DS and PS3 have strong baseline demand - i.e people just deciding to get the HW and maybe some of the more popular titles - in a quiet week in terms of new releases they'll see weaker software sales.

It happens to all the platforms it just depends when you look.  So when, say, Monster Hunter releases on PSP in Japan for that week the handheld shows crazy SW sales.  This week Fable 3 is boosting 360 SW sales for example.

You need to really look at which platforms are getting SW driving titles launching and whether they are exclusive or not, after which it all becomes obvious.

For example, when GT5 releases it's a sure thing PS3 SW will spike.  Earlier this year we saw Reach spike 360.

Also, handhelds, apart from certain titles, tend to show less front loaded sales on titles and due to a typically broader ownership demographic sales tend to spread over more titles.  That's the norm anyway for handhelds vs consoles although it can vary by title a bit.



Try to be reasonable... its easier than you think...

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CGI-Quality said:

PS3 really has taken over this market, which isn't too shocking really. This is usually where Sony does best. The gap will likely be as big, if not bigger than last week, depending on America.

No, the gap should shrink a little this week because in Others Wii and 360 gained but Japan will even it out...and in America Wii and 360 should both be higher than PS3. This should happen but might not because people may wait for the Kinect bundle and Red Wii in America.

Also yes, the PS3 is actually doing very well and more than I expected it to do but I still see it #3 by a good amount this Holiday but in 2011 it should have a huge comeback against the 360 and may even be #2 in worldwide sales by the end of 2011.



*Sound Of Rain said:
CGI-Quality said:

PS3 really has taken over this market, which isn't too shocking really. This is usually where Sony does best. The gap will likely be as big, if not bigger than last week, depending on America.

No, the gap should shrink a little this week because in Others Wii and 360 gained but Japan will even it out...and in America Wii and 360 should both be higher than PS3. This should happen but might not because people may wait for the Kinect bundle and Red Wii in America.

So, it depends on America, which is in line with what I said.



                                                                                                                                            

wow!!! the ps3 went from 3rd to now being "my console increased more weekly than ps3 even tho ps3 still on top" LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS3 have definitly improved a lot!



CGI-Quality said:
*Sound Of Rain said:
CGI-Quality said:

PS3 really has taken over this market, which isn't too shocking really. This is usually where Sony does best. The gap will likely be as big, if not bigger than last week, depending on America.

No, the gap should shrink a little this week because in Others Wii and 360 gained but Japan will even it out...and in America Wii and 360 should both be higher than PS3. This should happen but might not because people may wait for the Kinect bundle and Red Wii in America.

So, it depends on America, which is in line with what I said.

Lol..yeah it depends on America so your right but I still expect the gap to be smaller than last week even if its only a tiny bit.



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Pyramid12 said:

wow!!! the ps3 went from 3rd to now being "my console increased more weekly than ps3 even tho ps3 still on top" LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS3 have definitly improved a lot!

Yup, PS3 is on top...for now



*Sound Of Rain said:
Pyramid12 said:

wow!!! the ps3 went from 3rd to now being "my console increased more weekly than ps3 even tho ps3 still on top" LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS3 have definitly improved a lot!

Yup, PS3 is on top...for now

You seem really hellbent on reminding everyone that PS3's numbers bug you.



                                                                                                                                            

CGI-Quality said:
*Sound Of Rain said:
Pyramid12 said:

wow!!! the ps3 went from 3rd to now being "my console increased more weekly than ps3 even tho ps3 still on top" LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS3 have definitly improved a lot!

Yup, PS3 is on top...for now

You seem really hellbent on reminding everyone that PS3's numbers bug you.

Ha! PS3 numbers actually don't bother me at all and the Wii could be in last place this Gen and PS3 could be #1 for all I care! I would rather have Wii #1, PS3 #2, and 360 #3 but I don't have a heart attack if it doesn't go like that. It may not sound like it but as I have said before I actually like the PS3 and have nothing against it and as I have also said before I expect it to do very well in 2011...I just don't see how people see PS3 to stay #1 when they have absolutely no exclusives! They have G.T.5 and then what? Do people seriously think that PS3 can stay #1 off of G.T.5 alone? I am happy for PS3 fans but I just don't want them to be disappointed when PS3 is #3 starting the week ending the 13th.



PS3 is selling more than the Wii.

Wii Party selling more than PS Move games.

WTF! LOL!



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

*Sound Of Rain said:
CGI-Quality said:
*Sound Of Rain said:
Pyramid12 said:

wow!!! the ps3 went from 3rd to now being "my console increased more weekly than ps3 even tho ps3 still on top" LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS3 have definitly improved a lot!

Yup, PS3 is on top...for now

You seem really hellbent on reminding everyone that PS3's numbers bug you.

Ha! PS3 numbers actually don't bother me at all and the Wii could be in last place this Gen and PS3 could be #1 for all I care! I would rather have Wii #1, PS3 #2, and 360 #3 but I don't have a heart attack if it doesn't go like that. It may not sound like it but as I have said before I actually like the PS3 and have nothing against it and as I have also said before I expect it to do very well in 2011...I just don't see how people see PS3 to stay #1 when they have absolutely no exclusives! They have G.T.5 and then what? Do people seriously think that PS3 can stay #1 off of G.T.5 alone? I am happy for PS3 fans but I just don't want them to be disappointed when PS3 is #3 starting the week ending the 13th.

That's a narrow way of looking at it (which also explains why you seem bugged by the numbers). It now offers a new way for it's fan base to play games, no to mention it already has a strong library of exclusives, high quality multiplatform titles, a free online, Blu-ray, Netflix, and so on.

There's plenty of reasons to pick up any console this holiday, really. The PS3 just has this market gripped, because it sells to more markets than both the Wii and 360. Who knows, the Red Wii and Kinect could have a major impact here. But if they don't top the PS3 in EMEAA during the holidays, it won't be shocking.