September 30th, 2007

monk john

August NPD Game Console Sales

This is my fault, they evidently released this a while ago.

Wii: 404,000 units
Xbox 360: 277,000 units
PS2: 202,000 units
PS3: 131,000 units

Gee, what a surprise, the Wii won again, outselling the second-place Xbox 360 by 1.46:1. Probably the biggest news this month was that for a change, the Xbox 360 finally outsold the PS2. This should be the norm, by the way.

Percentage of change from July:

Wii: Down about 5%. It will be interesting to see if Metroid Prime 3 has any affect on their sales or not, but that will wait until September, as it wasn't released until August 27th.
Xbox 360: Up about 63%, a very nice change for them. We'll have to wait for September's numbers to see how Halo 3 helped.
PS2: Down about 9%. If there's a better statement about how little the public really cares about the PS3/Xbox 360, I don't know what it is.
PS3: Down about 17%, but that's not surprising, since price cuts tend to be blippy. But it's at least over 100,000.

The big news from last month is that according to the numbers at VG Chartz, the Wii has now sold more consoles than the Xbox 360. That's pretty amazing considering the lead time the 360 had, and unlike the 360, the Wii has been profitable since day one. I'm really running out of silly analogies for the waterfall of money that is in place at Nintendo.