Pachter: PS3 beat 360 and Wii in US last month, double-digit growth has returned

Thursday, 8th October 2009 12:55 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter just predicted that the US games trade is about to return to double-digit growth following six straight months of negative figures.

“We forecast sales of $750 million, up 21% compared to last year’s $618 million,” the analyst said in a note.

Pachter also predicted that PS3 beat both Wii and 360 in American in September.

“We estimate sell-through of 390,000 Wii hardware units (down 45% from last year), 350,000 Xbox 360 (up 1% from last year), and 410,000 PS3 consoles (up 76% year-over-year) as the price cuts for all three consoles spurred demand,” he added.

The NPD releases next Thursday.



  1. Psychotext

    Hmm… I reckon the PS3 is going to be higher than that.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. lk

    yeah, NPDs, whatever. Let’s talk about how huge the PS3 slim still is, despite it being the slim.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Eregol

    In before Gadzooks trolls!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Gekidami


    #4 5 years ago
  5. Gadzooks!

    In after Eregol says ‘In before Gadzooks trolls’.

    P.S. PS3 is shit and every exclusive on it is shit. Out-generalise that!

    #5 5 years ago
  6. lk

    everyone’s mom is shit.


    #6 5 years ago
  7. Gadzooks!

    Everyones mum and a handful of dads are shit.

    The stakes are raised.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. BeastModeYMOB

    Lol couple more haters and sony will be up another 5%. Shitbox fans take shit to serious. Its just video games ppl!

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Eregol

    What is Gadzooks?
    I doubt any adult could really be THAT thick.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. BeastModeYMOB

    If he’s an adult then I feel sorry for him. I really do…I wonder if his mom is proud of how her son/daughter is acting.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Dannybuoy

    What’s that coming over the hill? Is it a PS3?

    #11 5 years ago
  12. ivycrew707

    Man where’s that one guy from MS who always runs his mouth and talks about how they’re the only console so see year over year growth

    #12 5 years ago
  13. theevilaires

    LMAO a year head start for what? A 7 million gap that is the equivalent of only xbox360 owners who will never buy a PS3 and who have bought a 360 at least 3 times due to the RROD and other hardware issues.

    LOL where’s Aaron Greenturd now? If Sony would release a 20gb PS3 slim for $249.99 M$ would be finished before Natal releases.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Bulk Slash

    If Pachter is anywhere near accurate, I think those numbers would be pretty disappointing for Sony. Given the hype and the huge improvement in design of the PS3 Slim I would have expected to see a bigger and longer jump in sales from its introduction. At this rate I could see sales dropping back to where they were before the Slim arrived.

    Still, with Christmas looming ever closer there should be plenty of sales to go around. It will be interesting to see what demand for the Wii is like this year or if it really has finally peaked.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Quiiick

    My guess is that the Wii has finally peaked and sales will not catch up despite the recent price drop.

    I think/hope this whole alternative/motion/wiggle/whatever-control nonsense will soon be a page in the history books and natal/sphere will fail miserably. *prayer*

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Eregol

    @ Quiick
    It was probably that idea that prompted Reggie to make his ‘No Hardware shortages this holiday season’ comment.

    #16 5 years ago

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