Posted on February 15, 2008,

January Hardware NPDs: PlayStation 3 Outsells All But Wii

ps3.jpgThe January NPD results certainly aren’t what anyone expected them to be. After a monstrously dominant December for Nintendo, the PlayStation 3 has pulled ahead of every system in US sales for January, trailing only the Wii by 5,000 systems. No console sold more than 274,000 units, so it was a major downgrade across the board from December (as is expected), and the margin between all six major platforms wasn’t major. Nevertheless, Sony has got be very pleased with January’s results – even if Microsoft said that there were supply problems.

January 2008 Hardware Sales (December’s figures in parentheses)

  • PlayStation 2 – 264,000 (1,100,000)
  • PlayStation 3 – 269,000 (796,600)
  • PlayStation Portable – 230,000 (1,060,000)
  • Xbox 360 – 230,000 (1,260,000)
  • Wii – 274,000 (1,350,000)
  • Nintendo DS – 251,000 (2,470,000)

I’d certainly chalk this one up as a victory for Sony, even though Microsoft’s comments about supplies being constrained (and Nintendo’s supply constraints, but of course) do cast a shadow on the numbers to a degree. Still, even though it wasn’t a huge month for hardware, Sony is off to a fine start in ’08.

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2 Comments on January Hardware NPDs: PlayStation 3 Outsells All But Wii

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Josh Gamestop manager

On February 15, 2008 at 7:37 pm

Gamestop has had practicaly ZERO Wiis or 360s in since xmas. The PS3 is not flying off the shelf by any means believe me. It just happens to be the only system available at the moment.

Even still were lucky to get 2 360 pros in a week.