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Gamecraze said:
I'd give it being passed for a week on halo 3 week, other than that tho, probably not.  Japan, Not till DS2 or whatever is launched.

 Most people who want Halo 3 already have a 360, so unless there is a price drop I doubt it



 

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koffieboon said:
Actually, according to NPD the Wii sold more units than the DS in Canada for April, could we be in for a big surprise tonight and see the same in the US?

The problem with that happening in the US will be supply though. Unless they shipped over 450,000 Wiis during the month than it doesn't have a chance to beat the DS.



Christopher, according to NPD Canada Wii sold 34k units in January and 28k in February, compared to 435k and 335k in the US if I recall correctly. If this is a good indication about the size of shipments between Canada and the US, it seems like the US gets 12 to 13 times as many units. Knowing Wii sold 42k units in Canada in April, 450k units is actually below those numbers.



Avinash_Tyagi said:
Gamecraze said:
I'd give it being passed for a week on halo 3 week, other than that tho, probably not. Japan, Not till DS2 or whatever is launched.

Most people who want Halo 3 already have a 360, so unless there is a price drop I doubt it


Why would you assume people who want Halo 3 already have a 360?

A halo fanatic would be holding off. I've heard that people who don't even have a 360 yet are reserving Halo 3. And MS released a statement months ago saying that less than 50% of the userbase were people who owned an Xbox.



US. 360. GTA, Halo, price cut. I'm pencilling in November and December as maybes. In Japan, not this year.



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in Japan, not until every single Japanese person owns a DS ;)



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