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360 shortages is just a lame excuse for crap sales. People want either a PS3 or a Wii instead of a 360.



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@Ail 

Your mistake is thinking it has to outsell them every week to make any progress towards 50%. PS3/360 combined can outsell Wii every week for the rest of the year and the Wii can still gain marketshare.

If PS3/360 account for 51% of consoles sold from now on then the Wii won't be outselling them combined. However with it selling 49% of consoles every week it's LTD marketshare will continue to rise till it hits 49% at which point it will level out. Only at that point is it necessary for the Wii to outsell them combined to get over 50%.

Let me put this into simpler numbers:

Wii has sold 26 units so far.
360 has sold 19 units so far.
PS3 has sold 13 units so far.

Wii has 44.8% of the marketshare with those numbers. If for the next 40 weeks Wii sells 9 units every week and PS360 combined sell 10 units we end up with:

Wii with 386 units
PS360 with 432 units

At that point Wii has gone up to 47.2% marketshare. So even with the Wii being outsold by PS360 combined sales for 40 weeks, merely staying close enough gives it a major boost.



azrm2k said:

@Ail 

Your mistake is thinking it has to outsell them every week to make any progress towards 50%. PS3/360 combined can outsell Wii every week for the rest of the year and the Wii can still gain marketshare.

If PS3/360 account for 51% of consoles sold from now on then the Wii won't be outselling them combined. However with it selling 49% of consoles every week it's LTD marketshare will continue to rise till it hits 49% at which point it will level out. Only at that point is it necessary for the Wii to outsell them combined to get over 50%.

Let me put this into simpler numbers:

Wii has sold 26 units so far.
360 has sold 19 units so far.
PS3 has sold 13 units so far.

Wii has 44.8% of the marketshare with those numbers. If for the next 40 weeks Wii sells 9 units every week and PS360 combined sell 10 units we end up with:

Wii with 386 units
PS360 with 432 units

At that point Wii has gone up to 47.2% marketshare. So even with the Wii being outsold by PS360 combined sales for 40 weeks, merely staying close enough gives it a major boost.


I was basing my maths on 50% not lower( which was the bit talk on the forums last week).

Fact is the longer the Wii stays bellow 50% ( even if it raises from 45 to 47%) the less likely it is to pass 360+PS3 in marketshare as the more console have been sold the harder it will become...( because despite going from 45 to 47% the total gap to 50% still increased)



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konnichiwa said:
I am wondering how the sales will be in June especially when MGS4 release.

Isn't June the month when every student/school attender have tests/exams/proofs?

How many parents would let their children buy consoles then? It is the most silly thing you can do..

Maybe. But I get out June 4. I'd be in summer vacation. Maybe other students could get out as well. Not all, but...

If I were Konami, I would release MGS4 early July.


Rock_on_2008 said:
360 shortages is just a lame excuse for crap sales. People want either a PS3 or a Wii instead of a 360.

Did you notice that those referring to 360 shortages where PS3 fanboys?



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No one said "Just wait till Metal Gear Solid 4 comes out..."

With all these AAA games allegedly underperfoming on system moving (Which their not underperforming at all) then in this ficticious world we are all living in the PS360 are becoming niche.

However if you look at it realisticly the software did have the largest impact that they could of, considering the people originally interested in the PS360 then the jump was pretty high, about 700k and around 600k respectively.

Thats roughly 7% and 8% of both consoles sales.

XD Holy cow they are niche!! =(



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dib8rman said:
No one said "Just wait till Metal Gear Solid 4 comes out..."

With all these AAA games allegedly underperfoming on system moving (Which their not underperforming at all) then in this ficticious world we are all living in the PS360 are becoming niche.

However if you look at it realisticly the software did have the largest impact that they could of, considering the people originally interested in the PS360 then the jump was pretty high, about 700k and around 600k respectively.

Thats roughly 7% and 8% of both consoles sales.

XD Holy cow they are niche!! =(

First off, you're assuming that all console sales in the last week can be directly attributed towards Grand Theft Auto; realistically, only the increase in sales over the previous week (roughly 275,000) can be claimed as a boost from GTA4. Beyond that, there are (well) over 200 Million gamers around the world when you consider the handheld, home console and PC gamers and any demographic that is smaller than 50 Million gamers could appropriately be called a niche.



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