Now this be crazy! The April results from NPD show that the DS outsold all other platforms combined, thanks to its whopping one million units sold. Satoru Iwata, adopt me now.
Sweet bajeezus! Can you imagine what drove everyone to suddenly up and buy a new DS unit? Could it be that there's a secret society in defense of DS sales, much that when the PSP outsold the DS the first week of April in Japan, they rang the alarm and sent everyone out to buy one, or two, or all?!!?
Uh-mazing. Here are the numbers; see for yourself:
- Nintendo DS -- 1,040,000
- Wii -- 340,000
- Xbox 360 -- 175,000
- PlayStation 2 -- 172,000
- PlayStation 3 -- 127,000
- PlayStation Portable -- 116,000
Look at that, the PS2 even outsold the PSP! Looks like the price drop really did come in good timing. Get the hint, Sony.
Then again, cumulatively, it can be traced to a decrease in game releases this month as well. Yeah, now I do remember having complained of all those dry On Shelves posts for April.
Still... "There are no games on other platforms so let's go buy a DS!" ? I cannot wrap my head around this logic. Nonetheless, congratulations, Ninty! To Sony and Microsoft, pump out those games now!
- Media Create Japanese hardware and software sales for 04/06 to 04/12: console sales plummet, PSP outsells DSi
- NPD US March 2009 hardware sales show dips across the board