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July 07 NPD: Hardware Sales

And so here are the NPD hardware sales for the month of July. Following the price-drop announcement at E3, the PlayStation 3 managed to sell a respectable 159k consoles for the entire month. Yet again, analyst Michael Pachter of Wedbush Morgan was painfully wrong in his assessment that the PS3 outsold the X360 by 40k units in July. The Xbox 360 edged out the PlayStation 3 by 11k. But when you take into account how much cheaper the Xbox 360 costs ($300/$400 vs. $500), Sony still put up good numbers.

Still, this month's tracking was to Sony's advantage, as it started July 8th and ended August 4th. For reference, Sony announced their price-drop on July 10th, so a vast majority of July's sales were fueled by the price-drop. In any case, I hope that this momentum keeps up. Hopefully with the new MotorStorm/80GB model added in last week, the PlayStation 3 has what it takes for even more sales, possibly outselling the X360 in August.

The Nintendo units on the other hand are selling like no tomorrow. The Nintendo Wii found 425k more homes, and the Nintendo DS isn't far behind with 405k. Unlike in Japan, the PlayStation 2 continues to sell fantastic numbers for a console that is 7 years old. Likewise, the PSP is enjoying its momentum from its $30 price-drop, as it went on to sell a terrific 214k units. Perhaps another price-cut this holiday will lift it up even more.

Nintendo Wii 425 k
Nintendo DS 405 k
Sony PS2 222k
Sony PSP 214k
Xbox 360 170k
Sony PS3 159k
Nintendo GBA 87k

8/23/2007 Arnold Katayev

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