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It's more accurate to say PS3 = 360. If they're within a few thousand, they're pretty much equal.

Now if the PS3 had sold 90,000 this week, THAT would be PS3 > 360.



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The amateur statistician will know that numbers this close for PS3 vs. 360 in a single week really amount to a statistical tie. However if over a period of weeks (with no major game releases to skew sales one way or the other) one system is constantly comeing out just ahead this points to a trend. Meaning one can reasonably confidently conclude that the system that is marginally ahead each week is selling slightly higher in reality.

There aren't enough weeks of sales post holidays yet to draw any conclusions, and PS3 was down this week on week while 360 was up (I wonder why?), so 360 could easily flip ahead next week.

That PS3 weekly sales are so close to 360 right now and is the only one of the 2 beating its 2009 numbers is certainly very good news for PS3. And by comparison with itself 360 is having a slow start to the year. This adds up to PS3 looking stronger relative to 360 even though weekly sales are pretty well even.

What was the reason for the massive Wii sales this time last year? Up until this week Wii was ahead of 2009, but it's looking like it is going to fall behind YoY pretty soon.



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Are we looking at it from an investors standpoint? Then it's bad news for Nintendo investors, because only growth matters. If we are looking at it from a logical and non pyramid scheme-like angle, Nintendo has done fantastic.

Isn't capitalism great?



makingmusic476 said:

Wiis and PS3s are still consistently sold out in my area. So are standalone Wiimotes (ones that aren't bundled with WM+), much to the chagrin of my sister, who gave me money to buy her one three weeks ago and I still haven't delivered. xD

Anywho, I'd like to see how the Wii and PS3 perform when they're no longer supply constrained.

Same situation at many of the stores in my area of Long Island, especially Walmarts. No Wiis, no PS3s.



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For the coming week MAG won't move any hardware (well maybe PS3 will go up 1 or 2 %, or perhaps stay the same, but I wouldn't be at all surprised to see PS3 drop on MAG week). ME2 will help 360 sales hold steady, or even cause a small spike (maybe as much as 5%). If ODST could cause a 15%(?) lift the week of its release ME2 can surely give 360 a 5% helping hand. However that may well be bringing forward 360 sales that would have happened anyway but in subequent weeks, which could lead to a following week drop by the same or bigger %.

There are still a few titles out there that will cause a substantial hardware spike. I think FFXIII will spike PS3 and 360, possibly more so PS3. GT5 (perhaps not in America) will generate a decent spike, and perhaps a moderate sustained lift over a period of weeks. GoWIII will spike PS3 sales for sure, I'm pretty confident that there are GoW fans still sitting on the PS3 sidelines waiting for this game.

I can't speak for 360 or Wii because I don't know their game libraries or histories so well, but there are surely some titles that will spike HW sales in the very least.

Still I generally agree that there aren't likely to be any games that truly cause an upshift in baseline console sales. Only console pricing can do that now. Despite all the hype around certain peripherals I don't think any peripheral on its own can upshift console sales.



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binary solo said:
For the coming week MAG won't move any hardware (well maybe PS3 will go up 1 or 2 %, or perhaps stay the same, but I wouldn't be at all surprised to see PS3 drop on MAG week). ME2 will help 360 sales hold steady, or even cause a small spike (maybe as much as 5%). If ODST could cause a 15%(?) lift the week of its release ME2 can surely give 360 a 5% helping hand. However that may well be bringing forward 360 sales that would have happened anyway but in subequent weeks, which could lead to a following week drop by the same or bigger %.

Weekly sales seem to have completely evened out as of last week so I wouldn't expect PS3 to go down when next week's numbers arrive, even if MAG only produces a small bump. Even if PS3 is down next week in America though, I'd still definitely expect it to be up worldwide thanks to MAG, Ar tonelico III, End of Eternity, and Last Rebellion all releasing in Japan.



I guess the 360 is destined to be 3rd oh well.



 

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Carl2291 said:
Wii is down massivley YoY...

Not for long!



Seihyouken said:
binary solo said:
For the coming week MAG won't move any hardware (well maybe PS3 will go up 1 or 2 %, or perhaps stay the same, but I wouldn't be at all surprised to see PS3 drop on MAG week). ME2 will help 360 sales hold steady, or even cause a small spike (maybe as much as 5%). If ODST could cause a 15%(?) lift the week of its release ME2 can surely give 360 a 5% helping hand. However that may well be bringing forward 360 sales that would have happened anyway but in subequent weeks, which could lead to a following week drop by the same or bigger %.

Weekly sales seem to have completely evened out as of last week so I wouldn't expect PS3 to go down when next week's numbers arrive, even if MAG only produces a small bump. Even if PS3 is down next week in America though, I'd still definitely expect it to be up worldwide thanks to MAG, Ar tonelico III, End of Eternity, and Last Rebellion all releasing in Japan.

Since we're in the "America up..." thread I was talking only about Americas. WW could go up a tad, but really how much with those Japan releases increase HW sales? They don't seem like hardware movers to me, though I admit the Japan market wrt non-FF/DQ JRPGs is still a mystery to me; and even DQ was unknown to me until very recently.



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