So the NPD stats are in and the rumours were true. The PS3 managed to outsell the Xbox 360 in the US and by quite a considerable margin.
The Xbox 360 also has not received a price cut in the states so there is no reason to believe that this trend is not going to continue. A few people have been claiming the untimely death of the 360 already and they may be onto something.
Obviously Microsoft are still claiming shortages but it must be worrying for the 360 fans that there console has now lost all three main regions… I can’t wait to see what happens in Europe now with this price cut.
Not to forget that the Wii once again trounced all and was only beaten by it’s baby sister the DS.
So onto the numbers
Wii – 432,000
PS2 – 351,800
PS3 – 280,800
360 – 254,600
As you can see the PS2 is still a major force to be reckoned with and I do think that it depends on who can win those buyers over as to who is going to win in the end. The local price cut now has the 360 competing virtually head to head with the PS2 which is going to be interesting.
Last Updated: March 14, 2008