October 2008 Hardware Sales
I know I’m late on posting this… But better late than never. By the way, this uses Zoho’s new interactive chart so you can mouse over and click to see data details. Unfortunately, the x-axis labels are clipped but you can’t have everything.
One interpretation question: How much does hardware price matter?
Obviously the 360 price drop is completely responsible for it’s first big sales boost over PS3 this year. On the other hand, the entry level 360 is even cheaper than the Wii, and the Wii still holds a rather dramatic lead in hardware sales… The Wii sales phenomenon has clearly been more than simply price and these numbers are strong evidence of that. The Wii appeals to a certain demographic (particularly non-gaming women who are shopping for children) in a way that the 360 and the PS3 do not.