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NPD Numbers for April 2007 for North America

Console Sales

Platform Sales (thousands)
NDS 471
Wii 360
PS2 194
PSP 183
360 174
GBA 84
PS3 82

Software Top 10

Title Platform Sales (thousands)
POKEMON DIAMOND NDS 1045
POKEMON PEARL NDS 712
SUPER PAPER MARIO Wii 352
WII PLAY W/REMOTE Wii 249
GUITAR HERO 2 W/GUITAR 360 197
GUITAR HERO 2 W/GUITAR PS2 142
SPIDER-MAN 3 360 117
SPIDER-MAN 3 PS2 105
GOD OF WAR II PS2 101
MLB ’07: THE SHOW PS2 79

The PS3 sales are definitely off to a slow start. My interpretation to these numbers is simple: kids.

There are definitely plenty of adult Nintendo fans who are charmed by Nintendo’s offerings. But realistically, those huge Pokemon figures are driven mainly by children. Also, the young demographic prefers portables which are selling extremely well, while adults generally prefer to play at their homes.

Why is the PS2 still outselling the PS3 and the 360? The PS3 and 360 appeal to the gaming enthusiasts which tend to be older while the PS2 holds a bigger appeal to a parent or grandparent shopping for children.

The ESA says that the average game player is 33, while the average game buyer is 40. However, I suspect that older gamers often play things like Internet card and puzzle games, while the younger players are driving the top 10 charts.

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