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The PS3 is not catching the Xbox 360!

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March 2009 Console Sales

On the 1st of September last year Nick posted up an articled entitled Is the PS3 really catching up to the Xbox 360? where he looked at the sales gap between the Xbox 360 and PS3 and then working out how long it would take for the PS3 to overtake the Xbox 360.

At the time it was worked out that it would take at least 25 months for the PS3 to overtake the 360.

It’s now 7 months later and instead of the PS3 continuing its charge it has actually turned heal and is scampering off over the horizon.

In September last year the PS3 was 4.5 million units behind the Xbox 360 however now the 360’s lead has grown to a whopping 8.17 million or just under a 90% increase over 6 months.

According to the latest VGChartz sales figures the 360 is outselling the PS3 by an average of 40 000 per week with a sudden jump in sales surrounding every major AAA release.

I have to say that I don’t see a PS3 price drop changing anything anytime soon and Sony really are facing an uphill battle now, how big does this lead need to get to before we can all agree that the PS3 isn’t going to stop the rot?

To rub more salt in the wounds it has also been posted that Halo Wars is now outselling the PS3’s killer title, Killzone 2.

Source: VGChartz

Last Updated: March 20, 2009

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