Weekly Sales Analysis, 6 November 2010 - Kinect Debuts in America

by William D'Angelo, posted on 12 November 2010 / 6,364 Views

Overview – Kinect the controller free gaming add-on for the Xbox 360 launched in America this week. It sold 500,000 in its opening week.  Sales continue to rise across the board as all hardware is up week on week. Eight games debuted in the top 50 with five of those games for Kinect. Overall software is up for Nintendo’s platforms week on week, while the other platforms have seen decreases.

Hardware

Worldwide Hardware – Week on week sales continue to rise for all platforms. The greatest gainer this week is the Xbox 360 which saw the release of Kinect in America. Sales are up 48% or 109,000. The Wii is up 26% or 68,000 and the PlayStation 3 is up 13% or 34,000. The DS is up 12% or 39,000 and the PSP is up 8% or 10,000.

Year on year sales are down for each platform except for the Xbox 360, which is up 7% or 23,000. The PS3 is down 6% or 19,000 and the Wii is down 30% or 142,000. The DS is down 23% or 113,000 and the PSP is down 30% or 59,000.

Last 10 Weeks

The Xbox 360 and Wii have seen sales rise for four straight weeks and the PlayStation 3 for three straight weeks. The gap between the three has shrunk to 30,000 this week compared to 45,000 the week before. Compared with ten weeks ago the X360 is up 163,000, the Wii is up 146,000 and the PS3 is up 140,000.

Worldwide Software – Eight games debuted in the top 50 this week, with five of them for Kinect. Kinect Adventures! (X360) the game bundled with Kinect debuted at number one this week with sales of 480,000. This game and Kinect was only available in America this week and was just released in Europe therefore those sales will be shown in next week’s chart. Kinect is launching on the 20th November in Japan.

Other debuts in the top 10 include GoldenEye 007 (Wii) the remake of the Nintendo 64 game which debuted at number nine this week. It sold 145,000 in its opening week. Kinect Sports (X360) the top non-bundled Kinect game debuted at number ten. It sold 143,000 in its opening week.

Other debuts in the top 50 include Dance Central (X360) which debuted at number twelve this week, with sales of 133,000. Kinectimals (X360) debuted at number 19 with sales of 98,000. God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PSP) debuted at number twenty-one with sales of 84,000. The game launched in America and EMEAA and will launch in Japan on 11 November. Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (X360) debuted at number 32 with sales of 61,000. James Bond 007: Blood Stone (PS3) the last debut in the top 50 debuted at number 47 with sales of 37,000.

Other games in the top 10 that are not debuts include Fable III (X360) is at number two with sales of 421,000. At number three through six are Wii Sports which sold 297,000, Just Dance 2 (Wii) at 209,000, Wii Party at 185,000 and Wii Sports Resort at 178,000. At number seven is Fallout: New Vegas (X360) with sales of 164,000. New Super Mario Bros. Wii is at number eight with sales of 162,000.

Software

Week on week software totals have increased for the Nintendo platforms, while the other platforms have seen a decrease. The Wii is up 6% or 212,000 more games sold this week compared to last week. The DS is up 10% or 236,000. The PS3 is down 26% or 777,000 and the PSP is down 12% or 127,000. The X360 is down 8% or 364,000.

Year on year software totals are up for every platform except for the PS3, which is down 6% or 141,000. The Wii is up 10% or 371,000 and the X360 is up 59% or 1,484,000. The DS is up 2% or 58,000 and the PSP is up 17% or 134,000.

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35 Comments

theredsoldier (on 16 November 2010)

@Deoz "expecting them to sell just like the predecessor wouldnt be smart especially when you are comparing them with nintendo's most famous game icon" 1 - Wii sold more than any other Nintendo home console. 2 - Nintendo's most famous game icon is also the one which has the best sales in the past. So, expecting them to sell just like the predecessor is far from dreaming too high. And the problem is the their sales are actually very much lower than those predecessors, which makes them massive flops in my opinion. "Probably assumptions but i feel a little bias from some of your posts and i know i'm a little biased to nintendo becasue of pokemon" Personally, I try to be neutral and objective in the comments I make (even not being balanced about what I think from each company). But ok, that's your perception. "Also looks like i have taken things way to far so im going to stop posting, you can reply me if u want and i promise to read your post but dont expect me to reply again." Fair enough. "Sorry if a made you lost your time i hope we can discuss in another thread agian. You really give very good arguments." Thank you. You also seem a person available for decent debates. I'm glad that this site doesn't have only fanboys. We could be friends in gamrConnect.


Deoz (on 15 November 2010)

@the redsoldier " complete plus pack (for 340 euros) and that complete plus pack with Wii Party (for 365 euros)." I dont remember this last 2, probably because i dont know what europe gets. Also the last bundle of the wii is at $199 with plus and NSMB wii, that i think it has a good product value. "attempt of Nintendo to replicate the successful strategy in New Super Mario Bros Wii case" I think that if they wanted to do that they would had done just a" rehash" but the games you stated below arent one, they play different from their predecessors so expecting them to sell just like the predecessor wouldnt be smart especially when you are comparing them with nintendo's most famous game icon. Also defining a flop looks a little ambiguos between expectations and succes. "So, why do you think that?" Probably assumptions but i feel a little bias from some of your posts and i know i'm a little biased to nintendo becasue of pokemon Also looks like i have taken things way to far so im going to stop posting, you can reply me if u want and i promise to read your post but dont expect me to reply again. Sorry if a made you lost your time i hope we can discuss in another thread agian. You really give very good arguments.


theredsoldier (on 15 November 2010)

@Deoz "I think this is a matter of tastes" Deterioration of product value is not a matter of tastes at all. When a company lowers the price point of a product or add new features to it for the same price, it is deteriorizing the product value. Consumers perceive a new value for that product (which is lower than before). I know what you're thinking: that's what Sony and Microsoft have constantly done with their consoles since the beginning of the generation, while Nintendo only started to do that with Wii last year. But the point is that the tide has reversed: 1 - Wii experienced 3 years of immaculate product value but, within some months, it had a price cut (from 250 to 200 euros), a motion plus bundle (for 210 euros), a price cut on that bundle (from 210 to 200 euros), that bundle with Super Mario Galaxy (for 230 euros), a complete plus pack (for 340 euros) and that complete plus pack with Wii Party (for 365 euros). 2 - PS3 had, in the same 3 years: 3 price cuts, several increases in HDD capacity and a Slim version. However, in that same period of time in which Wii had a drastic product deterioration, PS3 got no more than simple bundles (console + 1 game) and an increase of storage capacity from 120GB to 160GB for the same price. There was also a premium bundle (PS3 250GB + 1 game for 350 euros) but, in my opinion, this wasn't better than PS3 120GB alone for 300 euros. This bundle also had an increase of storage capacity (from 250GB to 320GB). 3 - X360 deterioration product in those same 3 year is a real mess to analyse. All I can say is that it had endless price cuts, versions with better features, bundles and promotions, ending the last Christmas with a 240 euros bundle (console + 2 games). But, in that same recent period of months, they were able to to maintain or even raise the product value. The new Slim version was launched at 260 euros and with no game at all. The arcade verion, which was at 175 euros, was replaced by an "arcade slim" version with 4GB and for 200 euros. As a conclusion, the Wii deterioration product value is remarkable nowadays, while PS3 and X360 were able to mitigate their respective trends and in a very successful way. "yes they need to drop the prices of their 1st party titles after time passes" I wasn't talking about that. I meant deterioration of their reputation of stable prices in hardware. Something that was an advantage over competition that they had in the past. "Unless i know with exactitude the invest and income of the games i cant call them a flop" Yes, you can. It's all about the expectations about sales and return on investments (ROI). Regarding sales, we can make ratios (sales of the new version over sales of previous epic version) and compare them with the ratio New Super Mario Bros Wii has. They are much lower and it's clear that the attempt of Nintendo to replicate the successful strategy in New Super Mario Bros Wii case was a tremendous fail. That's why I call them massive flops. Regarding ROI, I think it's obvious that the expectations were not for it to be zero (far from that). "i react the same way with a comparison tha sony did between motion controls before the move was out and other where they made fun of the iphone in a psp comercial" Yes, that was also sad. But it didn't shock me because I was already used to see Sony taking that kind of behaviour. "That clearly neither you or i have ... sry i should have been more specific. I was talking about a neutral mindset and behaviour with this topic" So, why do you think that?


Deoz (on 14 November 2010)

@theredsoldier "Loss of third-partie support" yes they need more support from the third party big companies "Progressive decline in sales" Considering that nintendo's home consoles have regulary a life cycle of 5 years and the wii is entering the 5 year a decline is to be expected. Still i find the sales pretty good. "Deterioration of product value " I think this is a matter of tastes "reputation of stable prices" yes they need to drop the prices of their 1st party titles after time passes. "Massive flops in new versions of epic games" Unless i know with exactitude the invest and income of the games i cant call them a flop, but from the sales i would say that they meet the requirements but they didnt became a world succes "Your history about nintendo critizing" I think i understand your point more, i react the same way with a comparison tha sony did between motion controls before the move was out and other where they made fun of the iphone in a psp comercial. "is a matter of mindset and behaviour". sry i should have been more specific. I was talking about a neutral mindset and behaviour with this topic.


theredsoldier (on 14 November 2010)

@Deoz "explain yourself here a little more here" 1 - Loss of third-partie support 2 - Progressive decline in sales 3 - Deterioration of product value and reputation of stable prices 4 - Massive flops in new versions of epic games "i would like to listen to that logic" Just read the quotation you made immediately after this phrase. "Do you want the 3 companies to end in bakrupt, because thats their goal at the end, fill their pockets." I didn't talk about end goals but concerns and priorities. "Because you know how much a company invest in each game and how much income they get from it. if thats the case i would kindly suggest you to post the sauce for that or people would think they are just assumptions." They are even less than assumptions. It's a totally invented case and only to make an analogy. A person that is able to solve my enigma gets the answer to jonno394's question. "Or maybe he just wante to looks cool (joking) but seriously getting "sad" over that i think you are overreacting" For me, it's more than a totally unacceptable behaviour taken by a professional that has to represent Nintendo's name. It was the first step to a be in a level of reprehensible rivalry that I had never seen Nintendo entering (for me, it was a scandal). Few months earlier, Nintendo was criticizing, again for the first time, a competitor product: Move (this was not reprehensible in my opinion but I was very surprised because I had never seen Nintendo doing such thing). Just calling it sad was not overreacting at all. "That clearly neither you or i have" Assuming that you are being ironic, we both have mindsets and behaviours. The point is that they are different. So, that "is a matter of mindset and behaviour".


Deoz (on 14 November 2010)

@thered soldier "Giving the Wii bad results" explain yourself here a little more here "I'm enough honest to admit that and I have good and logic reasons to desire such thing." i would like to listen to that logic. "Some companies invest everything they earn (and sometimes even more) in new products to us, gamers, while others are more concerned in filling their pockets. The first are the ones that I want to see in first place while the second are the ones that I want to see in last position or even bankrupt." Do you want the 3 companies to end in bakrupt, because thats their goal at the end, fill their pockets. "For the same reason that a rich person who invests 5M� and only gets 3M� from that will be with more heartburn than a not so rich person who invests 50k� and gets 200k� from that. The first one continues to be more rich than the second. Can you solve this enigma?" Because you know how much a company invest in each game and how much income they get from it. if thats the case i would kindly suggest you to post the sauce for that or people would think they are just assumptions. "I'm remebering that sad behaviour of Reggie in E3 2010 when he came with sunglasses in order to joke with PS3 3D technology. " Or maybe he just wante to looks cool (joking) but seriously getting "sad" over that i think you are overreacting "This is a matter of mindset and behaviour" That clearly neither you or i have


theredsoldier (on 14 November 2010)

@jonno394 "Why would the wii being last in year sales next year cause heartburn when the wii would still be the numjber 1 selling console of this generation by some margin?" For the same reason that a rich person who invests 5M€ and only gets 3M€ from that will be with more heartburn than a not so rich person who invests 50k€ and gets 200k€ from that. The first one continues to be more rich than the second. Can you solve this enigma? "I think you need to grow up. You seem to be geared towards a market where companies are crushed and humiliated" That is the context of this industry. Rivalry is very high and both companies and their respecitve stakeholders feel and act either with enthusiasm and heartburn (for them, this is a matter of to crush or be crushed). I'm remebering that sad behaviour of Reggie in E3 2010 when he came with sunglasses in order to joke with PS3 3D technology. Maybe he needs to grow up more than me. "perhaps you are a one console owner, or a particular console fanboy?" This is a bannable comment. Be careful and try to don't insult people. "I myself own all three, and this generation more than any other has shown that there is enough room for at least 2 major consoles, and maybe even all 3, as long as their is enough difference to warrant multiple console purchases." Still, you seem to overprotect Wii with unreasonable comments (like "This for a console that has been written off for the past year, has been outdated for 4 years and has more than reached its saturation point.") and excuses (like "Had it not been for the launch of the Kinect, the Wii would've been the highest selling console this week", as if it was unusual that the competitors launch new products to continue their agressive strategy). This is not a matter of how many consoles each person owns. This is a matter of mindset and behaviour. Having the 3 consoles of this generation doesn't give you automatically a neutral mindset. Things aren't that simple. "You seem to want to see companies as 1st 2nd or 3rd" Yes, I do (you also). But, unlike you, I'm enough honest to admit that and I have good and logic reasons to desire such thing. "why not just enjoy what this market is bringing to gaming" That's precisely the point: what this market brings to gaming. I would even say: what the industry offers to and takes from the market. Some companies invest everything they earn (and sometimes even more) in new products to us, gamers, while others are more concerned in filling their pockets. The first are the ones that I want to see in first place while the second are the ones that I want to see in last position or even bankrupt.


jonno394 (on 14 November 2010)

@theredsoldier Why would the wii being last in year sales next year cause heartburn when the wii would still be the numjber 1 selling console of this generation by some margin? I think you need to grow up. You seem to be geared towards a market where companies are crushed and humiliated, perhaps you are a one console owner, or a particular console fanboy? I myself own all three, and this generation more than any other has shown that there is enough room for at least 2 major consoles, and maybe even all 3, as long as their is enough difference to warrant multiple console purchases. In the 5 years that this gen has existed for (since 2005 launch of the 360) there have been sales of over 160million consoles, compared to the sales of 100million consoles in the same time period from the launch of the ps2. This is the biggest gaming market there has ever been, and there is more than enough space for all 3 to coexist, as long as each company can offer something different. You seem to want to see companies as 1st 2nd or 3rd, why not just enjoy what this market is bringing to gaming.


theredsoldier (on 13 November 2010)

Giving the Wii bad results, it seems that some users are now very easy to be irritated. I'm scared about the level of heartburn I will encounter here next year.


fwap (on 13 November 2010)

Prepare for more theredsoldier flavour idiocy as Wii continues to rise rapidly over the holiday season and Mario, Kirby and Goldeneye all continue to sell very well.


theredsoldier (on 13 November 2010)

@Deoz "So if a game sells less than other is called a flop, according to that logica" That is not my logic. That is just the logic you want to perceive from my words. My logic was to compare an FPS in a console with half of the Wii userbase that was called a flop by only selling 2M with an Epic FPS brought to Wii from N64 (in which it sold 8M) and that will hardly sell 1M. "Im not sure what defines a flop" N64 = 33M ==> Golden Eye 007 (N64) = 8M Wii = 76M ==> Golden Eye 007 (Wii) = 1M This is a flop. "How abou we compare the total income or loss and see which company makes the most?" How about to stop with these comparisons that I already showed (at least, I tried to) that are pointless? "The problem is that you just called it a flop" That is not a problem. If I had called it a worldwide flop, that would be a problem. "You must be Sherlock Holmes among your friends." They were not my friends. They were the community of this site (people among the world). And yes, compared to them it seems that I am a Sherlock Holmes, since they aren't able to see the obvious. "You need to do a lot more of research on this field dude" Because you already know the research I did, right?


Deoz (on 13 November 2010)

@the Red soldier "Now compare those 2M that the game sold with those 600k you're predicting for Golden Eye 007." So if a game sells less than other is called a flop, according to that logica almost every game is a flop compared to Super Mario Bros Wii. Im not sure what defines a flop but i know you dont either. "How about to compare PS1 + PS2 + PS3 sales with N64 + GC + Wii sales and see which one has the highest number? " How abou we compare the total income or loss and see which company makes the most? "I'm sad that people like you don't read my comments carefully. Where did I say that it flopped in Europe or USA?" The problem is that you just called it a flop "And I still remember, in the beginning of this year, everybody laughting at me when I was claiming that Wii was declining. Now, some of them are no more here (I'm wondering why...) and the others refuse to tell me that I was right" You must be Sherlock Holmes among your friends. "And I also know that now they are far from making the same profits that they did in the past and that they will have to empty those coffers a bit if they don't want to be humilliated from now on." You need to do a lot more of research on this field dude


rf40928 (on 13 November 2010)

@gustave154 Obviosuly you'd be a terrible analyst.. Kinect didn't help 360 sell more 'this year' ( AS YOU SAID below "it took kinect to help xbox 360 sell more than last year.. lets see if sales can continue rising.") ... because Kinect has only been out how long ( one week ? ) yet you say it helped sell more this YEAR ?? Wow.. ** News Flash** 360 has been selling better this year because of the Xbox 360 Slim !! .. Just like Sony enjoyed a boost from PS3 slim.. Slim= more reliable hardware, using 50% of the electric the orginal 360 used, added much needed upgrades like included faster wireless 'N' and a bigger hardrive at a better price...And because of a few titles like Halo Reach which Reach boosted console sales in EMEAA areas for weeks on just a single game.... Will Kinect help now and in future for awhile? Of course ..as pointed out it seems to have already helped this first week some, but bigger boost will happen in weeks especially worldwide.. no different then Sony move helps PS3 some.. every little bit helps


rf40928 (on 13 November 2010)

@the Red soldier And the thing about Bluray is alot of people dont go buy stacks of 'DVD's movies anymore.. Meaning people dont buy media disc movies much anymore like the DVD's enjoyed in their prime.. The business model is changing... and people would rather order a movie to rent then buy one.. and the industry is saying Bluray will never surpass what DVD did.. because they are saying sales and other media business ( like redbox ) are showing that Convience wins when it comes to movies.. Why go buy 30 movies on bluray when you'll never watch 75% of them again more then once ?


rf40928 (on 13 November 2010)

@Gearbox You dont get it.. are you reading ?? you said look at America.. Well you need to look at worldwide sales.. im talking about wordwide sales.. Worldwide the consoles are only 4 million apart.. but software for 360 is 540,000 games sold versus PS3 283,000 games sold..


theredsoldier (on 13 November 2010)

@Raze "I think you're getting Nintendo and Sony confused, it was Sony's greed with $600 PS3 systems that killed them this gen" No, I'm not confusing them. At $600, PS3 was been selling under the production costs while Wii, at $250, was been selling with profit. But if you don't know such basic things, I will not waste my time explainning you the difference between Sony's and Nintendo's behaviour. "As for blu ray players, you can get one for less than $50 now" With that money, I only can get 2 Blu-ray discs. The cheapest Blu-ray player I can get costs 130 euros, that is equal to $178. But this is now, because at the time PS3 was at $600, it was the cheapest Blu-ray player in the market (and, as you know, PS3 is more than a Blu-ray player). I think you're confusing past with present.


theredsoldier (on 13 November 2010)

@Nintendogamer "you've been smokign somethign you shouldn't have, how has mario all-stars flopped, it's pretty much topped 500,000 in Japan alone and when it coems to the west it will top 3M, minimum." Now compare it with those 16M of New Super Mario Bros. Wii. "Goldeneye 007 is tracking above MW reflex, and is set to do 600K+ this holiday." It's a massive flop anyway. Epic Nintendo exclusives brought from previous generations were supposed to sell 5M, 10M or even more. In 2009, Killzone 2 was called a flop and it was on a console with half of the Wii user base. Now compare those 2M that the game sold with those 600k you're predicting for Golden Eye 007. "Your'e saying it will kill Nintendo " No, I didn't say that those games will kill Nintendo (it wouldn't make any sense). Read my post again. "yet they are set to top 83M shipments this year, that's 22M more than what NES did, eat that will you." LOL...Mix past success to hide Nintendo's critical present situation? How about to compare PS1 + PS2 + PS3 sales with N64 + GC + Wii sales and see which one has the highest number? When you run out of arguments, just stop writing.


theredsoldier (on 13 November 2010)

@jonno394 "I'm glad you can see into the future with Super Mario Allstars flopping, as it doesn't come out until 3rd December in Europe and 12th December in USA." I'm sad that people like you don't read my comments carefully. Where did I say that it flopped in Europe or USA? "I love the way you're saying whatever is going wrong is going "to Kill" Nintendo." Neither anything that goes wrong nor everything that goes wrong but THE BIG THING that is going wrong in Nintendo's mindset. If you read my post again, you'll find what it is. That is what prevents Nintendo from winning a generation like Sony did in the last one (75% of market share). Wii had all the conditions to do the same in this generation, but today I even have some doubts about if it will not be surpassed by X360 and PS3. "You seem to forget they have been making a profit out of every 75million wii consoles sold this gen as well as the 135million DS handhelds sold. Nintendo have been laughing all the way to the bank for a long time, and their coffers are stuffed to the brim with cash." I know that. And I also know that now they are far from making the same profits that they did in the past and that they will have to empty those coffers a bit if they don't want to be humilliated from now on. They could have done something while they were in an extremely good position but now it's too late to reverse the trend without spending much more than they would have to if they had acted at good time. "Had it not been for the launch of the Kinect, the Wii would've been the highest selling console this week." Had it not been the launch of X360 Slim and Wii would've been much better in Q2 and Q3 of this year. Had it not been the endless list of top quality tittles that were launched in the HD consoles and Wii would've been much better in Q1 of this year. Had it not been the PS3 Slim, Move, Halo Reach, 3D technology, etc. and Wii would've been much better this year. Had it not been the existance of Sony and Microsoft and Wii would have 100% of market share. "This for a console that has been written off for the past year, has been outdated for 4 years and has more than reached its saturation point." Outdated since launch? Makes sense...that's why they are in first. People love outdated products. More than reached its saturation point? Sales still don't show that. Software is being intensively launched. "People seem to forget that it is still the highest selling console this year by some margin." Yes, some people seem to have short memory. Me don't. And I still remember, in the beginning of this year, everybody laughting at me when I was claiming that Wii was declining. Now, some of them are no more here (I'm wondering why...) and the others refuse to tell me that I was right (with the exception of 1 person). About your sentence, who would have imagined that you would not be able to say much more about Wii? But don't worry, next year Wii won't be already the highest seller. "The Videogame market has changed a lot since the days of the PSX vs Saturn vs N64. The need for dominance over rival consoles or being number 1 is no longer relative with this generation." What are you trying to say with this?


Raze (on 13 November 2010)

@redsoldier - I think you're getting Nintendo and Sony confused, it was Sony's greed with $600 PS3 systems that killed them this gen. As for blu ray players, you can get one for less than $50 now.


Icyedge (on 13 November 2010)

Poor M. Greenberg, VGchartz estimate was alright.


postofficebuddy (on 13 November 2010)

Hopefully it's just a keystroke or database error but there seems to be something wrong with Wii Sports Resort sales in Americas. Wii Sports sold 40k more than WSR but the red wii, which doesn't have WSR, doesn't come out in Americas until next weeks data. Plus NSMBWii didn't get a boost.


Kratos_36 (on 13 November 2010)

Nice boost from Kinect I see. Would like to see what GT does to the PS3 sales.


Nintendogamer (on 13 November 2010)

@theredsoldier you've been smokign somethign you shouldn't have, how has mario all-stars flopped, it's pretty much topped 500,000 in Japan alone and when it coems to the west it will top 3M, minimum. Goldeneye 007 is tracking above MW reflex, and is set to do 600K+ this holiday. Your'e saying it will kill Nintendo yet they are set to top 83M shipments this year, that's 22M more than what NES did, eat that will you.


jonno394 (on 13 November 2010)

@ theredsoldier I'm glad you can see into the future with Super Mario Allstars flopping, as it doesn't come out until 3rd December in Europe and 12th December in USA. I love the way you're saying whatever is going wrong is going "to Kill" Nintendo. You seem to forget they have been making a profit out of every 75million wii consoles sold this gen as well as the 135million DS handhelds sold. Nintendo have been laughing all the way to the bank for a long time, and their coffers are stuffed to the brim with cash. Had it not been for the launch of the Kinect, the Wii would've been the highest selling console this week. This for a console that has been written off for the past year, has been outdated for 4 years and has more than reached its saturation point. People seem to forget that it is still the highest selling console this year by some margin. The Videogame market has changed a lot since the days of the PSX vs Saturn vs N64. The need for dominance over rival consoles or being number 1 is no longer relative with this generation.


Reach (on 13 November 2010)

Kinect doing BIG only 3 days and pishing 360 to 200K. 360 should be above 800K some weeks in Americas this year.


theredsoldier (on 13 November 2010)

@rf40928 It's simple: 1 - Many people bought PS3 only as a Blu-ray player. 2 - PS3 has its biggest market share where tie ratios are lower (Japan) and its lowest where tie ratios are higher (America).


theredsoldier (on 13 November 2010)

Metroid: Other M flopped, Kirby's Epic Yarn flopped, Super Mario All-Stars flopped and now GoldenEye 007 flopped. I'm wondering what will happen with Donkey Kong Country Returns and Mario Sports Mix. It seems that Nintendo's "big weapons" presented in E3 are not so "big". We are already in November and Wii is not able to reach the first place in hardware. Since they refuse to drop the price again, their "desperate measures" are limited editions. Poor Nintendo...in the end, greed always kills them. In the last years they experienced a strong dominating position and, still, they weren't able to take the necessary measures to maintain it.


Hemuli (on 13 November 2010)

Wow, 360 is suprisingly little up yoy and the PS3 is suprisingly little down. I was under the imression that 360 was still massively up yoy with the slim and Halo. Apparently I've not been paying attention... And what is it with the PS3? It's selling almost on par with last years numbers eventhough it had the pricecut last year. Is it move that we have to thank? I can't really think of anything else big that has been released for it.


megaman79 (on 13 November 2010)

And Aaron hasn't commented yet. Did MS sell that many copies of Fable 3, or not?


gustave154 (on 12 November 2010)

took kinect to help xbox 360 sell more than last year.. lets see if sales can continue rising.


Gearbox (on 12 November 2010)

@rf40928 - well you see its simple. look at how many ps3s there are in america. now look at how many 360s there are in america.


bloodcrust (on 12 November 2010)

Can't wait to see more new Kinect games nice going MS!


FireBringer (on 12 November 2010)

Mediocre week overall!


rf40928 (on 12 November 2010)

Why it is that all the "Big" games sell less on the PS3? Obviously, they've been behind in game sales for sometime and the chart above sums it up, but why ? Ive gone to the Vgchartz 'Software totals' area many times and looked at the top 10, 20 and 50 games and they are seriously behind in game sales.. yet supposedly only 4 million consoles behind.. yet much farther in game sales overall.. it easy to figure out why the Wii is 1st place because they have double the consoles the 360 has.... Going by Vgchartz totals 360 has made an extra '7 Billion dollars' (!) in games over the PS3 over the lifetime of both consoles.. and yeah the 360 had nearly a year headstart, but the 1st year of software sales on the 360 doesn't account for even 1/3 of those games because there weren't that many great games that first year.. Wii= 543,000 sold.... Xbox 360 = 420,000 games sold.. PS3=286,000 sold... To make matters even more ridiculous.. Both the Wii, and the Xbox 360 have been subject to massive pirating cutting into software sales ( for nearly 4years ) ... much longer then the PS3 (which was only recently cracked this year ).. so even with massive pirating on the other consoles most of their lives since debut they have kicked serious butt.. I always feel like the PS3 is way farther behind, but in the end I think it can only bebecause PSN really is ok, but its not at Xbox Live standards... and looking at the best selling games they are mostly played online.. like COD, Halo, etc..


Beuli2 (on 12 November 2010)

Great week overall!