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Nintendo dominates April

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 18 May 2007 21:59 User comments (22)

Nintendo dominates April New NPD figures show that Nintendo has once again performed exceptionally well in both hardware and software sales during the month of April. The Nintendo DS handheld outsold all other gaming hardware, moving an impressive 471,000 units while the Wii console followed with 360,000 units. Sony's PlayStation 2 (PS2) console was ahead of Microsoft's Xbox 360 with 194,000 units and 174,000 units sold respectively.
Sony's PlayStation Potable (PSP) also had a good month, moving 183,000 units. Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) console slipped to 82,000 units, outsold by the aging Game Boy Advance (GBA) by just 2,000 units. GameCube managed to scrape up 13,000 unit sales in the month. Nintendo also performed very well with software sales, scoring the top four best-selling games for April.

Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl for the DS sold 1.045 million and 712,000 units respectively. Super Paper Mario followed with 352,000 sales and then Wii Play recorded 249,000 sales during the month. Guitar Hero II sold 197,000 units for the Xbox 360, platform and also 142,000 units for the PS2 platform. Other notable figures were God of War II for PS2 selling 101,000 copies SpiderMan 3 selling 117,000 copies for Xbox 360 platform and 105,000 for PS2.

Source:
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118.5.2007 22:05

yeah right...WII sold that many? :) i still cant find one to buy

218.5.2007 22:58

PS3 was outsold by the gameboy... *Bursts out laughing* Awesome!

318.5.2007 23:07
pigfister
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its no surprise as the 360 is coming on for 2 years old the ps2 is only 70 in many shops, no one actually wants the HDCP headaches or crappy 50hz via sdtv's with the of the ps3 and the wii, well what can you say, sony fud would say last gen craze of the moment, but arn't games supposed to be fun?

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419.5.2007 0:34
fgamer
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Wow that's pretty bad, the PS3 only sold "82,000 units." If that doesn't look like a failure I don't know what does. I mean the 360 is still selling in the 100 thousands. I don't think Sony would've ever seend this coming. Sony better drop their price and drop it soon because sales are declining as the days go by.

519.5.2007 1:17
OzMick
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I just think it is funny... Who the hell even buys a GBA any more? Sony had better feel embarrased they only sold 2000 more than that.

619.5.2007 1:57
pigfister
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Originally posted by OzMick:
I just think it is funny... Who the hell even buys a GBA any more? Sony had better feel embarrased they only sold 2000 more than that.
ain't that the truth, lol

great quote "have you ever even heard of the Blu-ray, its the future!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljZOHnZNaBc&mode=related&search=

*edit* btw if you didn't realise this post is pure sarcasm!
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719.5.2007 4:18

I love how the other two thought that Nintendo was going to come third and i just like to say that it all goes back to the simple old rule that goes like this.

KISS= Keep it Simple Stupid :)

819.5.2007 4:52

Originally posted by OzMick:
I just think it is funny... Who the hell even buys a GBA any more? Sony had better feel embarrased they only sold 2000 more than that.

Read it again, $ony actually sold 2000 LESS PS3's than the Gameboy, they were OUTSOLD by the Gameboy... But this makes you even more right, $ony should be even more embarrassed by this... Considering the GBA is almost six years old it's fookin hilarious. :D

919.5.2007 9:13
Ballpyhon
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Quote:
pigfister (Junior Member) 19 May 2007 5:57
"have you ever even heard of the Blu-ray, its the future!"


Actually HD DVDs are.
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1019.5.2007 9:24
pigfister
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Originally posted by Ballpyhon :
Quote:
pigfister (Junior Member) 19 May 2007 5:57
"have you ever even heard of the Blu-ray, its the future!"


Actually HD DVDs are.
did you watch the video? i also *edit* in sarcasm into my post so you can understand humour!
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1119.5.2007 14:30
ThaJazz
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Originally posted by fgamer:
Wow that's pretty bad, the PS3 only sold "82,000 units." If that doesn't look like a failure I don't know what does. I mean the 360 is still selling in the 100 thousands. I don't think Sony would've ever seend this coming. Sony better drop their price and drop it soon because sales are declining as the days go by.



dont let the fanboys hear you say that.ha ha ha

1219.5.2007 16:50

Quote:
Originally posted by fgamer:
Wow that's pretty bad, the PS3 only sold "82,000 units." If that doesn't look like a failure I don't know what does. I mean the 360 is still selling in the 100 thousands. I don't think Sony would've ever seend this coming. Sony better drop their price and drop it soon because sales are declining as the days go by.



dont let the fanboys hear you say that.ha ha ha

Playstation fanboys still exist? That's some dedication right there. :P

1319.5.2007 17:08

*Edit*
Sorry, double post.
I meant to edit the first one.

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1419.5.2007 19:37

Don't forget that the PS2 sold more than the 360 and that is pretty disgusting... Whatever Sony is lacking in the PS3 department, they are way making up for in their previous gens department. This report kind of makes me sad :(

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1520.5.2007 4:25

Don't forget that just because the PS2 outsold the XBox360 in raw units, that doesn't mean they've made more profit. The PS2s are selling for at least half of the 360, and even more in some cases. Sony can't keep the PS2 around forever and its already been out for quite some time... successful though it is, they're failing as a hardware company. The numbers prove that. On the other hand, I do think its absolutely delicious that the GBA outsold the PS3 by 2000 units. Sure one is a console and one is a hand-held... but come ON! :)

- SolShrike

1620.5.2007 13:43

Originally posted by SolShrike:
Don't forget that just because the PS2 outsold the XBox360 in raw units, that doesn't mean they've made more profit. The PS2s are selling for at least half of the 360, and even more in some cases. Sony can't keep the PS2 around forever and its already been out for quite some time... successful though it is, they're failing as a hardware company. The numbers prove that. On the other hand, I do think its absolutely delicious that the GBA outsold the PS3 by 2000 units. Sure one is a console and one is a hand-held... but come ON! :)

- SolShrike

But the PS2 makes a profit for every unit sold, M$ sell the 360 for a loss and try to recoup with software sales.
But this does show that price is a large factor in this war, with all the cheap systems still selling way more than the others, even if they are last-gen.

Also, what ever happened to the XBOX1? when the 360 was released did they just evaporate?

1720.5.2007 16:34
ThaJazz
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m$ stop all prodution of the original xbox a few months after the 360 was releasesd.

1821.5.2007 0:51
pigfister
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Originally posted by Andrew691:

But the PS2 makes a profit for every unit sold, M$ sell the 360 for a loss and try to recoup with software sales.
But this does show that price is a large factor in this war, with all the cheap systems still selling way more than the others, even if they are last-gen.

Also, what ever happened to the XBOX1? when the 360 was released did they just evaporate?
they cant simply pull the ps2 's because of the bad decision by sony to remove the b/c chip from the euro ps3's, and then charge them more for the privilege of less functionality and hardware! The ps2 and bravia screens are the ONLY thing keeping sony alive atm
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1921.5.2007 5:17

I highly doubt that any compay sells a console at a profit. They make thier money back by having games and/or other accessories sold along with it. Its called Cross Merchandise Marketing. Thats why you don't see a PS2 or Wii 50 feet from the games and extra controllers, etc. They're right beside each other because it makes sense, yes, but also because people are more likely to buy other things if they are right there.

The promotion on TV, news, media, etc is fairly light in contrast to the promotion of the games for whichever console is being shown. Sure, the PS3/Wii/Xbox360 had thier commercials... but where are they now to drive them? Its all about the games and such now. Once they've established that the console is coming out and people have heard of it AND garnered enough hype, then they flood the TV with marketing for the games that run on the units.

- SolShrike

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2021.5.2007 14:24
Ballpyhon
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the one thing that amazes me is that 9 out of 10 people who i have talked to, want a PS3 because the possibility of putting a PC OS on it. that is a good idea, but why? I bought a PC 4 months ago that actually costs less than a PS3, and it is upgradeable. not to mention, it smokes the PS3 out of the box. in my opinion, putting an OS on a PS3 is like trying to watch TV on your computer. sure it is neat to be able to do, but why would you want to when you already have a TV, and it does what it is supposed to do.

2121.5.2007 20:40

My justification for having a TV on my computer is that it provides me with a guide and the ability to record hours upon hours of TV without paying for digital cable and a DVR. This saves me SOOOO much money a month, you probably wouldn't believe it!

2222.5.2007 17:16

I would be more than happy to contribute to Nintendo's numbers if I could only find a Wii...

Nintendo seems to have always had the upper hand when it came to the portable systems. Well, with the exception of the Virtua Boy. Be honest now, how many of you jammed on 2 player Tetris on the original Game Boy?

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