Analyst: PS3 to get “the best YoY growth in January”

Tuesday, 2nd February 2010 09:57 GMT By Johnny Cullen


PlayStation 3 will see “the best YoY growth in January” when the NPD results come out next week, according to one analyst.

Arvind Bhatia of Sterne Agee also said that Wii sales will be affected due to stifled supplies.

“Our checks show Nintendo’s Wii console is currently experiencing meaningful shortages,” he said.

“We view this as temporary but expect it to have negatively affected January hardware sales.”

This comes after a mammoth American December for both consoles, with Wii selling 3.8 million units and Sony selling 1.36 million PS3s.

Bhatia didn’t mention anything on 360.

He also predicted software sales could be down five percent year-on-year.

The January NPD releases next Thursday.

Thanks, Industry Gamers.



  1. NGCes26294BIV

    “Arvind Bhatia of Sterne Agee”

    Erm… we come in peace?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Retroid

    Yeah, it’d be a big surprise to me that a new model, slight rebranding and a large price cut would make that happen.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. polygem

    well…mine is for sale…again…i always tried to like the ps3 but i just can´t get used to the dualshock and then i end up selling the console after a while…i always hated that controller…it ruins it all for me…for a console the controller design is essential and i just can´t understand why sony still uses the dualshock – the analogsticks are a true nightmare for gaming imo, a design desaster…tried using different controllers on the ps3 including the 360 one but it´s all not a perfect solution…because they mostly don´t offer the motion controll etc…please sony. it´s really about time for a redesign…then i´ll be back in…

    #3 5 years ago
  4. SunKing

    What Retroid said. Good for them, though.

    #4 5 years ago

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