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PS3 only console up in Feb NPD, says Pachter and EEDAR

Monday, 8th March 2010 21:02 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter and EEDAR have both estimated that the only hardware to see a sales increase in February in the US was PS3, will all other consoles sliding back year-on-year.

Here’s the lot, thanks to Edge.

Wedbush / EEDAR February hardware sales estimates (change year-on-year):

Wii – 455,000 (-40%) / 425,000 (-44%)
DS – 425,000 (-28%) / 401,000 (-32%)
PS3 – 300,000 (+9%) / 280,000 (+1%)
Xbox 360 – 350,000 (-10%) / 335,000 (-14%)
PSP – 95,000 (-52%) / 90,000 (-55%)
PS2 – 45,000 (-66%) / 50,000 (-62%)
Total – 1,670,000 (-29%) / 1,581,000 (-32%)

Pachter predicted yet another software decline at the month, the eleventh in the past year, but reckoned February is “the last cloud on the horizon”.

He added that he expects “industry sales to improve significantly starting in March, with a rebound to positive territory as high-profile games begin to be released on a more consistent basis (top March games are Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Final Fantasy XIII, Pokémon, and God of War III).”

Fingers crossed, then. The NPD lands this Thursday, smack in the middle of GDC. Joy.

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3 Comments

  1. Razor

    PS3 seemed to be having stock issues in the US, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it actually declined.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    I doubt it’ll be down year on year, in Feb 09 it was a good 100k behind the competition and stock would have to be at disastrous levels to match that.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Goliath

    Year over year growth means little if the raw figures still puts you behind the competition.

    #3 4 years ago

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