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NPD: PlayStation 3 Outsells Xbox 360 & Ties Wii in Jan. 08

  NPD results for last month are out and January 2008 marks a momentous month for the PlayStation 3, as for the first time ever in the US, Sony's once struggling console has considerably outsold the Xbox 360, and came within splitting hairs of outselling the Nintendo Wii. The PlayStation 3 moved into the hands of 269,000 consoles, compared to 230,000 of the Xbox 360 - close to a staggering 40k unit difference.

   The Nintendo Wii just barely edged out the PlayStation 3 as it sold 274,000, a difference of a mere 5k consoles. And the PlayStation 2 is still a powerhouse, selling 264,000 systems. On the handheld side of things, the Nintendo DS didn't perform as expected, either, selling 251,000 units. The Sony PSP wasn't too far behind, with an estimated 230,000.

   The numbers come as a shock to many, as they are significantly lower than what was predicted by both the Sim Exchange and Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter. The Nintendo Wii was expected to sell close to 400k, the Xbox 360 was expected at nearly 290k, and the PlayStation 3 was predicted to sell 210k. It just goes to show how unreliable analysts and prediction websites are.

   Nintendo Wii 274k

   PlayStation 3 269k

   PlayStation 2 264k

   Nintendo DS 251k

   Sony PSP 230k

   Xbox 360 230k

2/14/2008 Arnold Katayev

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