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NPD April 08 System Sales: PS3 & X360 Flop, Nintendo Wins Big

If there was ever a time where I would call something an epic disaster, this would be it. Analysts have long predicted April 2008 hardware sales to be incredible, considering the launch of Grand Theft Auto IV. Well, it looks like analysts, such as Michael Pachter, were wrong again. Dead wrong, in fact. So wrong, that it's painful. But the epic disaster isn't how off the predictions were, it's how bad the sales were.

Many expected the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 to sell, sell, sell with the launch of GTAIV, but instead, both consoles were left on store shelves - moving a nearly identical figure of 188k units each. This, in contrast, is a major hurl downwards compared to March's hardware sales. The PlayStation 2 also barely saw movement, pushing 124.5k consoles out of retailers. The PSP fared better than all, placing third, by selling 193k units.

Once again, it's Nintendo that came out on top, as an explosive 714k Nintendo Wiis were purchased last month, and 415k Nintendo DS Lites. The numbers are no doubt staggering, and we can only wonder what Microsoft's and Sony's moves are next, and how they'll bounce back for May.

Nintendo Wii 714K
Nintendo DS 415K
PSP 193K
PlayStation 3 188K
Xbox 360 188K
PlayStation 2 124.5K

5/15/2008 Arnold Katayev

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