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FishyJoe said:

Yeah, Nintendo has been doing a horrible job getting Wii's into the hands of consumers. It's not like it's sold the most consoles ever for a launch period or anything. Oh wait...


I know right. I was just going along with his frame of argument. He's talking about a slump yet they're still outproducing everyone else. It's a moot point.

Regardless of how Nintendo goes along with that misappropiation of the word "Sold" that I dislike they've got a good product and the people want it. I've just learned not to think that financial statements were concrete in terms. One more illusion down the tubes. I thought it was law to be exacting on those things but go figure.

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Wow, I didn't know Wii was doing this good! By the way, number of units shipped has nothing to do with number of units sold. Sony could be left with a lot of over stock.



FishyJoe,

Thanks for that graph (which is not similar to vgchartz' numbers and doesn't include the 90s), but we are trying to look at Sony's latest financial report here and therefore I was talking about units shipped in the first calendar quarter. Sony shipped 3.7 million PS3s last quarter, Nintendo just 2.7 million Wiis. And that for a system with only one tricky new part, the remote, which has always been in stock (judging by Wii Play sales) and therefore can't be the bottleneck.


Hardcore gaming is a bubble economy blown up by Microsoft's $7 $6 billion losses.

warehouses cost for electronic should make quit a dent. I don't mind if they just ship several dozens to my house, i'll make make a bed out of them until they want them back. Free storage! That just gave me an idea. Anyone here running a game shop? You should really make a bed out of it and show some pics. Sleeping on all those "money"...



I hate to reraise this thing that is exercising JohnLucas so much .... but here goes nothing. I think that you are overselling the importance of this issue, and here's why. Only in the very short term do companies get an advantage on misleading investors and public about the difference between sold to retailers and to consumers. Because almost all the time, the job of selling to retailers (which is what affects a manufacturer's bottom line directly) is maximised by making consumers go out and buy the things. So most of the time, maximimising sales to consumers and to retailers are pretty similar tasks. There are exceptions when companies stuff the channel (and Microsoft have been alleged to do this with Xbox 360). So I am not defending Sony if they obfuscated this. But I am saying it's not something to get worked up about. And nope, no idea why I have posted this. There you go.



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FishyJoe said:

Yeah, Nintendo has been doing a horrible job getting Wii's into the hands of consumers. It's not like it's sold the most consoles ever for a launch period or anything. Oh wait...


 What were figures for the PS1 in comparison to that, becuase the PS1 had similar success to the PS2.



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The PS1 is a little difficult to gauge simply because data is harder to come by. The overall video game market was smaller for sure. Also it's more difficult to assess the supply situation simply because I can't seem to find comparable statistics.