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For PS3, BD's victory must have had a noticeable effect, helping also the undecided to decide.
For XBox360, perhaps Halo 3's release had the effect of anticipating HW sales that otherwise would have happened at Xmas or after, so the total sales from Oct '07 to Mar '08 had to be a given number, the total of people really wanting to buy a 360 during winter, but the peak at Halo 3 release lowered sales after the holidays.
For what concerns Wii, well, Nintendo doesn't want to risk building other factories, perhaps they can't believe they have so much success, so periodic supply problem won't end.



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I think we should probably wait until the PS3 continues barely outselling the 360 for a while before we attribute said increase to Blu-Ray's victory in the high-def format war. Mainly because an increase that small means either that Blu-Ray's impact is very small or it was just a normal fluctuation and Blu-Ray didn't mean anything.



Alby_da_Wolf said:
For PS3, BD's victory must have had a noticeable effect, helping also the undecided to decide.
For XBox360, perhaps Halo 3's release had the effect of anticipating HW sales that otherwise would have happened at Xmas or after, so the total sales from Oct '07 to Mar '08 had to be a given number, the total of people really wanting to buy a 360 during winter, but the peak at Halo 3 release lowered sales after the holidays.
For what concerns Wii, well, Nintendo doesn't want to risk building other factories, perhaps they can't believe they have so much success, so periodic supply problem won't end.

 or its jsut geting started



NYANKS said:
Kenology said:
I'm sure Wii numbers may just be sub-100k next week. But given it's over 200k performance after only having sold 47k the previous week should denote that Wii demand is as strong as ever. And thus, there shouldn't be any "Wii = fad" rhetoric come next Tuesday.

Even with the Wii jump though, I am truly, truly impressed with the PS3. I never would've thought.

Can wait to see how this all plays out.

Wha'sup with the 360!?

 

Oh come on, haven't you noticed that the Wii = fad stuff is a joke, it's like "I blame Wii fit!"

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Nice Wii numbers after last week!



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tabsina said:
NYANKS said:
Kenology said:
I'm sure Wii numbers may just be sub-100k next week. But given it's over 200k performance after only having sold 47k the previous week should denote that Wii demand is as strong as ever. And thus, there shouldn't be any "Wii = fad" rhetoric come next Tuesday.

Even with the Wii jump though, I am truly, truly impressed with the PS3. I never would've thought.

Can wait to see how this all plays out.

Wha'sup with the 360!?

 

Oh come on, haven't you noticed that the Wii = fad stuff is a joke, it's like "I blame Wii fit!"

 Perhaps you haven't met CrazzyMan yet?


Haha, touche.

Awe man CrazzyMan's banned. He won't get to enjoy this.



Fel_Br said:
I'm Really really Happy with the Ps3 Sales these days, Sony Deserve it after all

No they don´t Sony doesn´t deserv shit, but the PS3 as a gaming console deserves it and even better sales.



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hmm, I guess the 360 could have a shortage... defitely not a Wii esque sellout...



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tombi123 said:
Microsoft could be doing it for the publicity. You know, "the 360 is sold-out and can't meet demand". Makes it look like the popular console.

I keep hearing this but it doesn't make any sense. MS wants to sell consoles. Any customer who walks into a store and doesn't find an Xbox is possibly turned into a PS3 sale. MS loses out doubly on the deal. The person wanted their console, couldn't find it, and moved to the competition.

As someone who spent a fair amount of time working in advertising, it's a completely bass-ackwards notion. You want the hype and unfulfilled orders in the beginning of your product's lifecycle to maintain demand as you ramp up production, not in the middle of the lifecycle when the market is loaded with similarly priced competitors and your product's hype has already gone through its initial phases and is now selling on merit alone. 




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