American Weekly Chart – 19th April 2008

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Yes I know we can’t really trust VGChartz at the moment but there really isn’t anyone else I can use.

So according to the numbers this week the Americans are not fans of Gran Turismo, still can’t get enough of the Wii and are about to get Rainbow 6 Vegas 2 to break the million barrier….

The PS3 has kept it’s lead ahead of the 360 but the gap is small and I don’t think anyone is going to be shouting to loud about it….

Hardware
clip_image002 218,859 (+121%)  10,695,312
clip_image004 152,239 (+12%)    22,294,933
clip_image006   77,942 (-12%)     12,446,312
clip_image008   73,666 (+27%)      4,649,898
clip_image010   68,593 (+20%)     11,534,468

As for the software, well the PS3’s sales are doing well, since they have less than 50% of the 360 install base yet are selling at about 70% of the 360’s software sales

Software
clip_image002[4] 1,205,770
clip_image004[4]    889,141
clip_image006[4]   756,872
clip_image008[4]   579,835
clip_image012   274,806

So what caused the 121% increase in Wii sales and I really think they have to stop tracking Wii Sports since you can’t buy the Wii without the game… or buy the game separately….

VGChartz.com | American Weekly Chart

Last Updated: April 22, 2008

Gavin Mannion

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  • The Wii sells well, however I personally don’t know any Wii owners that play it for more than a month or so.

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  • Abe

    Yea in five years time there will be this massive pit off the coast of mexico, it will become known as the WiiYard.
    Disgarded Wii’s as far as the eye can see!!

  • What’s most interesting is Sales spread- There’s a deeper analysis elsewhere on the site- Basically as far as 3rd party games go, the 360 accounts for 2/3rds of all 3rd part games sold. Which basically means the 360 sells 5:1 against either the Wii or PS3.

    All that means for the fanboys is that no 3rd party will ignore the 360 by choice.

  • scotty777

    wow, that wii is owning hey, but alas, i think it’s an early buzz, after another year, people will start to get a wii bit sick of the toy. the ps3 is still going strong. and the xbox is still owning. I think we might see a very close console war here then ever expected

  • scotty777

    how do i change me picture on this site?

  • CHase

    Dont think the Wii is gonna burn out any time soon and when it does the real beast will enter the race Wii HiDef, there are piles more casual and party gamers out there compared to “hardcore gamers” and those casual gamers prefer the Wii

  • LazySAGamer

    Head on over to http://www.gravatar.com and sign up with the same email address you use when you comment here..

    Give it about 15 minutes to synch and you should be done

  • darthdad

    It will be interesting to see if the Wii figures drop after GTA4 is released.

  • JimBob

    Yes, there’s no doubt that US Xbox 360 sales are astonishing and that the US is the single most important hardcore gaming market.

    But in Europe, the tide has turned suddenly and dramatically. PS3 games are now selling as much or more than 360 games – Army of Two, Burnout Paradise, Devil May Cry etc all sold very well on the PS3 in Europe.

    I think a lot of Japanese 3rd parties are going to be watching the sales of MGS4 very carefully to make their platform decisions.

    Also Lazy, the Gt5:P sales aren’t bad considering that downloadable sales aren’t tracked. I imagine that download sales in the US are higher than they were in Europe and Japan. The game is now well over a million in Blu-Ray sales, which is astonishing considering what it is.

  • LazySAGamer

    Excellent point JimBob…

    I forgot about the downloadable option which will most probably be the more popular option in the US with their Internet lines….

  • scotty777

    awesome thanks lazy, btw, I dig the new lay out 😀

  • scotty777

    yes, I know what you mean, BUT you just can’t release a new wii when the first one dies down in sales. that because the all the wii boys will be selling there wii’s and next thing you know there will be a huge surplus of wii’s. also the games, if a new wii is released, either game dev’s will only make for the wii or the game dev’s will think that there’s more money in making games for the wii hidef.

    also the wii was designed for the kids and bored party people, and since most folk don’t have a hi-def tv, it would be silly

  • I doubt it. I think GTA4 defines exactly who ISN’T a Wii player :p

  • bhw

    I think it is safe to say that a fair few of PS2’s purchased in the previous generation saw very little use by their owners. They’re called casual gamers and the only difference in this gen and the previous one is that the casual gamers got involved a lot sooner. Sadly for most blog posting gaming enthusiasts casual gamers are in the majority.

    A mate of mine owns a Wii and a PS3 and its his PS3 gathering dust rather than the Wii. Whenever a party is held at his house – you’ll never once here somebody suggest we fire up the PS3 for some Resistance – but everybody and his mother are clamoring for a go at the Wii.

    Dismiss the Wii at your peril , for every irritated fanboy posting a prediction of its pending doom another 10 gets sold somewhere in the world.

  • Abe

    I shudder to think of the day when I go to a party and someone pulls out a wii! You guys need to find cooler friends!

  • bhw

    So what do I need to make my parties as spectacular as yours Abe ?

  • Free PS3s 😉

  • Abe

    A party with any console aint a party. How about booze, naked women, two litres of milk, some rope and a goat!

  • haha! Sounds like my kind of party.

    But no I agree, the Wii is a great console when you have friends over.

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  • Oh and it was Mario Kart that caused the 120% increase.

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  • Fox1

    Achooooo! Achooooooooo! 😕

  • JP

    In Japan Wii sports is sold separately.

  • LazySAGamer

    How do I keep on forgetting that….

    Okay how about not counting it in every country apart from Japan

  • bhw

    Sounds like you partied with the Brumbies the last time they were in town. I suppose the naked women were there to keep the beers flowing.

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