European & Others Sales for 12th April

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MarioSo the price cut is in full swing now and I have to admit I am hugely suprised at the complete and total lack of movement on the Xbox 360 side.

It has become so noticeable now that I can only feel that Microsoft are preparing something big… Any price cut instantly sparks a spike in sales that lasts for a few weeks before coming back down to earth, however this just hasn’t happened.

Add this to the constant complaints of shortages and you have to wonder what is going on…

Anyway lets get to the numbers….

Hardware
DS – 153,253 (-12%)     25,542,482
Wii – 143,995 (+16%)     7,736,255
PS3 – 98,039 (-16%)     5,141,213
360 – 66,864 (-11%)     6,143,776
PSP – 61,963 (+9%)     11,770,044

So the Nintendo platforms are still easily leading the way and are showing no signs of halting their overly impressive sales figures… I am glad to see I haven’t seen any respectable analyst call the Wii a fad for quite some time now….

And when we move over to the software sales the results are the same as before… except the Wii, thanks to Mario Kart (500k) has jumped up a bit…

Software
Wii – 1,220,672
DS – 604,967
PS3 – 423,291
360 – 264,995
PSP – 74,137

The Nintendo shareholders must be over the moon right now… 

VGChartz.com | Europe / Others Weekly Chart

Last Updated: April 16, 2008

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  • PS3 is also still outselling the 360 in USA.

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  • SlippyMadFrog

    Wow, the PS3 is thrashing the Xbox360 in software. GT5P maybe?

  • JimBob

    There are also persistent rumours that there will be an EU GTA IV bundle for the PS3, but not for the Xbox 360.

    If that’s the case, the PS3 is going to probably to ‘win’ GTA IV in Europe unless Microsoft has some real marketing magic ready.

  • Naudran

    Hahahaha! “Fad”… how wrong those analysts were. The wii is the only next-gen console that’s got a positive increase of sales since the last report.

  • SlippyMadFrog

    I recently got Resident Evil 4 Wii edition. It’s an amazing game. If games like RE4, Super Mario Galaxy, SSB Brawl, ect keep coming out the Wii has a bright future ahead. It even has a bright future without that games thanks to casual gamers.

    I can’t believe the price cut didn’t have an impact, I just can’t. With any product, if there is a price cut, sales get boosted. I’m starting to think that the stock shortages rumor is true. If it’s not true, then RIP xbox360.

  • kay

    The Xbox 360 sales must have people in Redmond scratching their heads. I wonder if they won’t rush an updated machine to counter – I don’t buy the supply shortages excuse.

    @Naudran, I still don’t quite understand how the Wii is considered a “next-gen” machine. *flame suit on* 🙂

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  • Kay, if your base the term ‘next gen’ soley on graphics then it isn’t. IMO graphics are one variable – the novel motion sensored remotes scrape it through – although they have been implemented before the Wii is the first console to actually make it work. Online access in a user friendly form, being able to download updates, buying and downloading games online all form part of the next-gen set up. The Wii manages all of those, it may not excell at them but it succeeds enough to entice millions of gamers.

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  • Abe

    I still say the Wii is a bloody hoola hoop!
    I just dont get the appeal of that thing, it leaves me frustrated and bored, its soo farking unresponsive!
    As for PS3 vs XBOX = woot 😉
    How long have these stock shortages been going on for now?

  • I have to agree with you Abe, I have no idea what MS are up to, unless they’re planning something massive for GTA4, either way they need to get cracking.

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  • LazySAGamer

    I am also very confused about this continuing shortage… I can only imagine they are stock piling as creating a shortage at retail isn’t going to work for them like it does for Nintendo…. The Wii has no competitors but the people going out for a 360 can pick up a PS3 just as easily…

    I am just very confused as to why they had a price cut in the middle of the shortage… it just doesn’t make sense.

  • boredhousewife

    See the hoola hoop is selling 3 times as much software as the PS3 – not bad for a console bought by casual gamers to play Wii Sports

  • @SlippyMadFrog yes its amazing RE4…for a 2 year old game..played it back then already. Mario galaxy was ok..

    And there is no shortage of 360 consoles…why does evry shop in SA have 360 consoles? we know by now that microsoft just gives SA the middle finger, so why then would they give us stock and not the rest of the world?

    The 360 has had its 5 min

    ok yes some true fanboy words, however I do not believe that MS has any shortage.

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