April NPD: DS breaks 1 million, PS2 outsells PS3

Thursday, 14th May 2009 23:37 GMT By Mike


DS sold more than 1 million consoles in the US last month, shifting 1.04 million units.

There’s no split on the the figures to tell us how many DSis are included in the figure.

PlayStation 2 outsold it’s younger, shinier brother by 45,000 units: the ancient machine, freshly cut to below $100, sold 172,000 to PS3′s 127,000.

Xbox 360 just managed to hold off the resurging PS2, selling 175,000 machines.

Wii won the home console battle yet again: It sold 340,000 in April.

For the full figures, go here.



  1. anasui

    at that price you aren’t really going to beat the PS2. I wonder if Sony’s happy because of PS2 sales or sad because such sales are holding people back on buying a PS3, or both

    #1 6 years ago
  2. TheTwelve

    Two things are strikingly clear: the recession is hurting all sales (look at the NPD numbers from a year ago) and people really care more about price than about whatever Microsoft and Sony are promoting about their consoles.

    IMO, the sales of these consoles are diametrically opposed to their overall hardware quality. It’s really interesting.

    Sony is not at all sad about their PS2 selling 172,000, especially when every single one of those PS2s sold gives serious profit. And this is after Microsoft said that the PS2 pricecut would be no threat to them.


    #2 6 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    Dont forget that april was just a shitty month for releases to.

    #3 6 years ago

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