The American sales are in – 22 March 2008

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So earlier this week we saw that the European price cut didn’t do what was expected and the Xbox 360 lost out to the PS3 by 6 000 units…

The latest Japanese sales also came in and the PS3 added an extra 13 000 unit lead over the 360 in that area. (15 680 – 2 580)

So all eyes turned to America to see what happened.

The Wii took this area as well with sales of 228,750 units… Add that to their 113,291 EU sales and 52,938 Japanese sales and you will start to understand the Wii shortage. They sold a massive 395,609 units in a single week…. That’s some obscene profit right there.

The 360 however did manage to regain it’s lead over the PS3 in the US with weekly sales of 92,355 units to create a grand total of 163,477 units sold this week.

The PS3 though managed to shift 82,921 in the US a mere 10 000 units behind the 360 to give them a weekly sales total of 173,239… Meaning they outsold the 360 by 10 000 units in total.

So Sony have something to be happy about but I don’t expect Microsoft to be to sad just yet. Microsoft currently have a 6 700 000 lead over the PS3 and at this rate that will never be overtaken.

Which if my math’s teacher did a good enough job means that the PS3 will still be behind for another 670 weeks or just under 13 years. | News

Last Updated: March 28, 2008

Gavin Mannion

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  • The price cut has not yet filtered down… I cant find a single shop ( retail ) selling at the new prices… all stil selling at the old ones

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  • Fox1

    Technically, yes 13 years is right. At the beginning of the year I calculated 7 years. That number has almost doubled in the past 3 months. Maybe that figure may come down if there is a BD boom.

  • Fox1

    @Evilredzombie- Wazzzup z! I have seen the new prices at Game, Makro and BT Games.

  • I’ve seen Game advertise the Arcade for R1999. I haven’t seen the R3k pro anywhere except for R2669.

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  • bokka1

    I may be missing the point here but why should I care which of the consoles sells the most units.

  • TurboZA

    I prefer the Xbox 360, I have 2 Xbox 360’s, but I am still going to buy a PS3. It doesn’t make sense to buy a stand alone Blu-ray player. The way I see it, it’s not just people in the ‘console market’ that are buying PS3’s. Based on this logic, I do believe that the PS3 will outsell both the Wii and the Xbox 360. I hope I’m wrong because I really hate the attitude of a lot of PS3 fanboys.

  • Fox1
  • @ fox..shot ! thanks man

    Will try them… phoned game, cna, look and listen, bt games sell pro for 3999 ( ok it has 4 games but thats stil the old deal before the price cuts )

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  • Fox1

    @Evilredzombie- No problem 😉 . Game has a better return policy if anything goes wrong with the console. They gave me a full credit voucher when my previous console had suffered the RROD.

    The strange thing is that BT Games in Durban has the Pro for R2999. Make some noise about it. I think you need to break the news to the sales person that there was a price cut 😉

    Try to get Game to beat the price of Makro of BT Games so you will get a further 10 percent discount of the price difference. And then head on over to Musica where there’s some good 360 Games going for R199 🙂

  • I actualy told the sales man in BT Nortgate…do u know there was a price cut ?… his response ” no ”

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  • scotty777

    I don’t know who will win, all I care about is if there will be some good games coming eh 😛

    and Haze is coming on the 22 may 2008!!!!!!!! w00000t!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ewie

    The real winners is the gamers, because what happened with the move that the xbox is selling a lot of games =

    More and more games will be developed for both systems,
    so no matter which console you buy – at the end you will get most of the good games on that system.

    yes each console will have exclusives, but for the man on the street, if he buy the xbox or ps3 or for that matter the wii,
    nd he want to play his normal sports games – he will be covered, the same with most of the other casual genre’s people want on consoles.

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