PS3 closed gap on 360 in US last month, says Pachter

Monday, 13th April 2009 14:03 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter has predicted that, despite another massive month for Wii in the US in March, PS3 significantly closed its gap on 360 compared to February.

The analyst guessed today that 800,000 Wii, 400,000 360, and 350,000 PS3 consoles were sold in America
last month.

PS3 was soundly beaten by 360 in February, selling 276,000 units to the Microsoft console’s 391,000.

“Our console sell-through forecasts reflect our belief supply and demand for Wii hardware are finally in balance, with most of the upside in unit sales attributable to growing demand for the Xbox 360 and PS3,” Pachter said in a note this afternoon.

By comparison, EEDAR predicted today that 900,000 Wiis, 395,000 360s and 300,000 PS3 were sold in the US last month.

March NPD figures will release on Thursday.



  1. Patrick Garratt

    Updated. I’ve added the EEDAR figures as well.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Lee

    Uh it looks quite the opposite. That 7 million plus lead just got a bit larger in fact if true. Of course, this is Pachter were talking about. However, that is what NPD is for to set the fact and the fiction apart, ala Pachter.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    So “closed the gap on the amount it’s falling behind by”?

    Or something. Which would work… if it wasn’t for the fact that there’s a number of months where the PS3 outsold the 360. Anyway, here’s my predictions for the hell of it.

    Wii – 865K
    NDS – 630K
    360 – 440K
    PS3 – 300K
    PSP – 245K
    PS2 – 173K

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    If he’s right, it looks like the Killzone 2 factor kicked in.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Retroid

    “Which would work… if it wasn’t for the fact that there’s a number of months where the PS3 outsold the 360.”

    Oh Psycho, you’re such an Xbot! :D

    Or something.

    Still looks like they should’ve swapped the “This is living!” and “Third place” slogans for PS2 and PS3…


    #5 6 years ago
  6. hitnrun

    This is like the US congressional budgetary logic, where the gap is called “closed” when it stops getting worse.

    #6 6 years ago

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