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NPD Aug. 08: Xbox 360 Edges Out PlayStation 3 in Sales?


All great things must come to an end eventually, as after a seven month reign over the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 has finally been outsold by its rival by 10k units: 195k to 185k. Although to Sony's credit, the PlayStation 3 had a rather poor line-up of games in August, with Madden and SoulCalibur IV being just about the only things worthy of mentioning. Where as Microsoft at least had Too Human, proving again that games will ultimately decide the victor of this generation. Stll, what's impressive is that the PlayStation 3 still costs considerably more than the X360, and yet despite that, continues to give Microsoft a lot of trouble.

Overall, August was a slower month in terms of hardware sales, as nearly every console sold considerably less than July. That is to say, every console excluding the PSP, which actually saw an astounding 30k bump in unit sales over July, with 253k sold; an unusual spike considering the lower sales for the rest of the systems. The Nintendo powerhouses continue to make their assault known, the Nintendo DS leads with 518k sold, and the Wii continues with another 453k moved. Lastly, the good ol' PlayStation 2 keeps on ticking, bringing home 144k units for Sony.

Nintendo DS 518k
Nintendo Wii 453k
Sony PSP 253k
Xbox 360 195k
Sony PS3 185.5K
Sony PS2 144K


9/11/2008 Arnold Katayev

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