American sales chart for the first week of November 2007

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The 40GB PS3 was released in the US one day before these figures were closed off so I think it is safe to say that we can expect another spike next week.

Living in deepest darkest Africa has kept us from experiencing a huge software event that happened in the USA last week. Guitar Hero III was released. Now to be honest I knew about it happening but I didn’t fully the significance of it..

Guitar Hero III has taken 4 of the top 5 spots in the software charts with only Wii Sports beating out the PS3 version of Guitar Hero to break the run.

However what is shocking to see is how the 360 is clearly the home of Guitar Hero III, here is a breakdown of sales by console

360 – 798,671
Wii – 271,053
PS2 – 254,596
PS3 – 113,040

Compare those figures the blockbuster Ratchet & Clank +- 95k in it’s opening week and you can see why I said it wasn’t a system mover.

Microsoft is smiling all the way to the bank in the US….

Oh lets not forget the console sales

Wii – 146,934 (+7%)
360 – 138,778 (+2%)
PS3 – 55,446 (+26%)

So the PS3 is improving but it still has a long way to go in the US to catch the other two…

Video Game Chartz – Nintendo – Sony – Microsoft – American Weekly Chart

Last Updated: November 7, 2007

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • Abev

    I guess this one goes back to my theory of geeks playing xbox and non geeks playing ps3. Guitar Hero is the lamest thing ever.

  • LazySAGamer

    BC is gonna kill you for that ;)…

    You missed that GH on the PS3 sold more than Ratchet and Clank as well…

  • What I find amazing is how the Wii has slowed down.

  • Abev

    Who is BC? The way i see it is that the ratio of geeks on each platform is 798,671 : 113,040.
    Well when I say platform I speak purely about the two that count 😉

  • I’m BC, mofo. And you know what’s REALLY lame? Having only 2 decent games to choose from. Go back to Motorstorm, kthx?

    :p

  • Burns ZA

    GH, lame? OMG, I have heard it all. GH is fantastic, who the hell hasn’t air guitared before? Here it goes 10 steps futher. I can’t wait for GH3 to release here. I’ll get it on the 360 though as you need a working guitar.

  • SlippyMadFrog

    Abev, what are you, twelve?

  • Abev

    Why not just play a real guitar?
    I know the women of this world agree with me on this one.
    Its just lame!

    disclaimer: please note all of the above is purely opinion based!

  • Burns ZA

    Why not just go paintballing instead of Resistance? Why not tear up the track instead playing Forza? This could go on…

  • Lydon

    Eh most of the people I know who play GH are woman…so there goes that theory.

    Honestly playing a FPS or racing game etc. would most likely be considered more geeky than GH by the average Joe. GH is more of a social game.

  • ManesanZA

    Abev, disclaiming that it is your opinion doesnt make your comments in this thread any less retarded. Calling GT lame and all 360 owners geeks makes you sound quite dim.

    Word of advice , QFT

  • LazySAGamer

    lol I expected some comments on this thread but not about whether a certain type of game is geeky or not…

    I thoroughly enjoyed Viva Pinata so I must be the biggest geek on the planet ;)…

    Speaking of Paintball are any of you coming to the launch tomorrow?

  • ManesanZA

    Ill be there

  • Abe

    Its my opinion guys and you cant change that!
    Just makes me wonder, did I hit a sore spot?

  • Sure we can’t change it, but guess what?

    “Abev, disclaiming that it is your opinion doesnt make your comments in this thread any less retarded.”

    You just got burned.

  • Ruslan

    lol… Abev, you just shot yourself on the foot big time! Claiming GH sucks is like saying MGS is for sissies. ROFL!

  • Milesh Bhana

    I wouldn’t go as far as to say MGS is for sissies, but I will say that I don’t see the appeal.

    GH is loads of fun. (and i do play the guitar as well) It’s really a pity we’re not getting the bundle yet, was waiting for that so that the gf and I could play co-op.

  • Immortal Spawn

    My gf loves GH as well. 360 just has better games right now. PS3 doesn’t even come close. Wii is just a different target market.

    Gears of War
    Halo 3
    Call of Duty 4
    Assassins Creed
    Bioshock
    Guitar Hero 3
    Orange Box
    Mass Effect

    ah, now I remember why I am such a happy 360 owner.

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