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March Hardware Sales |


NPD MediaCreate Total
PS2 216,000 51,068 267,068
360 262,000 9,041 271,041
PS3 257,000 71,325 328,325
PSP 297,000 422,358 719,358
NDS 698,000 281,085 979,085
Wii 721,000 268,720 989,720


– Above only includes US + Japan figures. I currently can’t get reliable Europe figures which would be very nice to include.

– The 360 managed to eek out a small lead over PS3 in the US NPD numbers this month. Of course, PS3 has a much larger lead in Japan and Europe, so globally, the PS3 is well ahead for the month. It would be nice to see PS3 keep the US lead over 360 in March, but given preliminary vgchartz numbers, it looks like PS3 will take the US lead back for April while keeping large leads in both Europe and Japan.

– First party PS3 titles such as MLB ’08 The Show and Hot Shots Golf didn’t make a splash on the top 10 charts. They could be doing well outside the top 10, and they may sell over a longer stretch of time, but we can’t tell.

– Sony is putting out some really strong software content and firmware updates. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

  • Rjcc

    PS3 Hot Shots Golf 5 = 36.2K
    PS3 Rainbow Six Vegas 2 = 154.7K

    from the guy who posts the numbers on neogaf

  • Mike

    Not to sound like a broken record but for the love of god they need to get the system down to $299.99

    The sales are fine for what the price point is but it is preventing a lot of things from happening on the software side. Of course they don’t seem to be doing much on software pricing either… why the hell is Resistance still $59.99 in most places? It’s not like it’s selling 50K a month, and they should want to introduce the franchise to more people for the benefit of the sequel.

    They had the best review average for first party games last year but a lot of went nowhere due the hardware price, it would be a shame if that mistake was repeated this year.

  • Darrin

    Thanks RJCC.

    According to vgchartz,

    Hot Shots has 80K sales in US and 490K in Japan, LTD (includes April sales as well)
    MLB ’08 The Show has 210K sales in US, LTD.

    Even on PS3, the 3D shooters, Army of Two and R6:V, are the big sellers.

  • I think the PS3 can easily overtake the 360 this year. The 360 just doesn’t have the global draw that sony has (only in Great Britain does the 360 do admirable numbers). I dont think it will be that tough, especially since the PS3 is neck in neck with the 360 in america, microsofts home turf. So, although gears 2 will cause a surge, sony’s lineup this year is alot stronger.