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NPD May 08: PlayStation 3 Outsells X360, Wii Rocks Chart

The PlayStation 3 continues to see momentum month-after-month, as it has yet to perform notably worse than the Xbox 360 in sales. Since January 2008, the PlayStation 3 has either outsold the X360, or sold neck-and-neck with it. For May 2008, the trend continues, but this time Sony's advantage grows considerably. The PlayStation 3 has outsold the Xbox 360 by a sizeable 22,100 units - certainly far from statistical noise. The PlayStation 3 sold close to 209k consoles, where as the X360 sold about 182.5k. With the PlayStation 3 over taking total sales of the Xbox 360 in Europe, among other PAL regions, and being the prominent next-gen console in Japan (despite slow sales), it's looking quite probable that over the next 18 months, the tides may turn and favor Sony.

The rest of the breakdown shows the Nintendo Wii winning-over 675k gaming hearts, with the DS taking in an additional 453k units for Nintendo. The PSP is selling moderately well in the US, with 182.5k, but it certainly can't compete to the enormous numbers it's pulling over in Japan every month. Finally, the PlayStation 2 shows that it's still got some life left in it with 133k sold, and with a $99 price-tag approaching possibly next month, it'll keep pulling sales in for Sony.

  • Nintendo Wii 675.1K
  • Nintendo DS 452.6K
  • PlayStation 3 208.7K
  • Xbox 360 186.6K
  • PlayStation Portable 182.3K
  • PlayStation 2 132.7k

6/12/2008 Arnold Katayev

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