March Hardware NPDs: 360 Edges PS3, Nintendo Dominates Once Again
Looks like my archnemesis, Michael Pachter, was wrong and the PlayStation 3 just barely missed outselling the Xbox 360 for the third straight month, selling just 5,000 units less. That’s not exactly a substantial win for Microsoft, but anything to stop the bleeding at this point will most likely be welcomed with open arms.
PlayStation Portable had a solid month, outselling the 360, PS3, and PS2. Must have been a good month then, right? Not quite. The DS managed more than double the PSP’s 297,000 systems sold, moving an impressive 698,000 units in March.
But the big news is the huge month for Wii. With 721,000 units sold, it did sell more than the 360 and PS3 combined as Pachter predicted. In fact, it was only 14,000 units shy of selling as many units as the 360, PS3 and PS2 combined. That’s crazy.
- Nintendo Wii – 721,000 (432,000)
- Nintendo DS – 698,000 (587,600)
- PlayStation Portable – 297,000 (243,000)
- Xbox 360 – 262,000 (254,600)
- PlayStation 3 – 257,000 (280,800)
- PlayStation 2 – 216,000 (351,800)
You can easily attribute the PSP and Wii’s increases to the release of certain games and but more on that in the next story.