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Hardware Sales Spike Over Easter, PS3 Leads 360 In 2008

Bunny rabbits, colorful eggs and candy is often associated with Easter, but let's not forget about video games. According to MCV, the Easter break sparked a major upswing in hardware sales for all three competing platforms...but perhaps most significantly, the PS3 continues to outsell the 360 on a regular week-to-week basis. That simply wasn't possible this time last year.

Anyway, over the long weekend, the PlayStation 3 enjoyed a 73% increase in sales while the Xbox 360 did slightly better with a 78% increase. The Wii also went up, although by a lesser margin at 37%. MCV cites CartTrack when claiming software sales also got a "significant boost" over the holiday.

“Week 12 fell during Easter so we saw software and hardware up across the board,” ChartTrack director Dorian Bloch told MCV. “PS3 and Xbox 360 are pretty much neck and neck at the moment, with PS3 slightly ahead. Software was up, and the formats that Rainbow Six Vegas 2 appeared on did especially well.”

Bloch also elaborated more on the current state of the console war, which is definitely heating up. It's a 3-horse race now, that's for damn sure.

“The release of GT5 Prologue and its bundle will see a further rise on PS3 after its release. PS3 has been outselling Xbox 360 for some time, but last week they were pretty close. In terms of sales so far this year, PS3 is ahead.”

This is good news for the industry, as it's clear that a lagging economy isn't having an adverse affect on video games. In fact, it seems to be helping it along, in some ways. Either way, we'll always support our favorite hobby with much enthusiasm and vigor, right? Of course we will.

3/28/2008 Ben Dutka

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LegioN
Friday, March 28, 2008 @ 11:18:00 AM
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Like everyone else has said, this is the ps3's year, and im pretty certain the Xbox is running out of steam and fast.

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Minishmaru
Friday, March 28, 2008 @ 11:22:48 AM
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I'm not sure the 360 is running out of steam...but I haven't heard of anything BIG coming out for the 360 in awhile, Gears of War 2 is the only title I can honestly think of...and compare that to the PS3's lineup...yeah PS3 probably has this year

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LegioN
Friday, March 28, 2008 @ 12:14:44 PM

When i say running out of steam, i mean for 2008 :P

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tramp
Friday, March 28, 2008 @ 12:44:56 PM
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yes but GTA4 will be a big hiccup in the ps3 year,this will turn around very fast with MGS4 lanch.

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LegioN
Friday, March 28, 2008 @ 2:02:34 PM
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Yeah that bundle is going to kill xbox sales for sure

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tramp
Friday, March 28, 2008 @ 2:43:52 PM
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ya,diff in japan and europe,but ps3 doesnt need help there.

april=GTA4
may=Haze
june=MGS4
july=HOME
september=LBP killzone2

what a year this will be!!!

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LegioN
Friday, March 28, 2008 @ 3:00:54 PM
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November is resistance:2 aswell :P

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PSN _HAITIAN_JB
Sunday, March 30, 2008 @ 3:47:57 AM
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And don't forgot Socom Confrontation'll be out 09/16 hooyaaaa!!!

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