One for you, two for me

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jelly_beans Fresh figures from NPD reveal that American sales of the Xbox 360 were higher than those of the PS3 by a ratio of nearly two to one last December. Warehouses relinquished stock of Microsoft’s discounted console to the tune of 1.44 million, 15 % up from 2007’s Figures. The status quo is not quite as rosy for the PS3; December sales of the console dropped from 798,000 in 2007 to 726,000 in 2008.

Overall, December 2008 was a great month for the gaming industry. US shoppers drained their wallets of more than 5 billion Dollars – on games, hardware and accessories – despite the economic downturn.

I’m no expert here, but it seems clear : CUT THE PRICE SONY, AND YOU’LL SELL MORE CONSOLES.

List of sales after the jump

  • Nintendo DS – 3.04 million
  • Wii – 2.15 million
  • Xbox 360 – 1.44 million
  • PSP – 1.02 million
  • PlayStation 3 – 726,000
  • PlayStation 2 – 410,000

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Last Updated: January 16, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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