February Hardware NPDs: Nintendo Dominates, PS3 Outsells 360 Again
The number might not be a huge one, but for the second month in around to start this year, the PlayStation 3 has outsold the Xbox 360. Both of those systems were outsold by the PlayStation 2 which sold extremely well, but likewise, it was outsold by both the DS and Wii.
We don’t know where supply problems factor into the discussion, but they certainly could have had an impact on nearly every system on the list. That doesn’t change the fact that Sony has managed to start out 2008 in strong fashion. March and April will be much more significant months, though, with the release of Grand Theft Auto IV looming. It’ll be interesting to see how much sales increase from the game’s release and which one achieves superiority over the next few months.
As for Nintendo, what can you say? If the Wii’s run of insanely good sales is going to run out at some point, this clearly wasn’t the month that it was going to start.
February 2008 Hardware Sales (January sales in parentheses)
- Nintendo DS – 587,600 (251,000)
- Wii – 432,000 (274,000)
- PlayStation 2 – 351,800 (264,000)
- PlayStation 3 – 280,800 (269,000)
- Xbox 360 – 254,600 (230,000)
- PlayStation Portable – 243,000 (230,000)