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

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

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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.

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