Sony Had A Good Run…

Hardware Sales numbers for April 2007.

Courtesy of (where else?) NeoGAF via the NPD.

Nintendo DS 471k
Wii 360k
PlayStation 2 194k
PlayStation Portable 183k
Xbox 360 174k
Game Boy Advance 84k
PlayStation 3 82k
GameCube 13k

I haven’t even bought a next-gen console yet, and I don’t plan to until the Xbox 360 gets a price drop. I don’t even frequent the gaming forum at NeoGAF anymore. I haven’t even played a next-gen game in months. But damn if Playstation 3’s awful sales aren’t somewhat entertaining to watch. Even the 360 isn’t doing too well. Apparently, Americans actually have some common sense. They don’t want to spend 400 dollars or more on a video game system, even if it does have Blu-Ray playback capability. Sure, if you’re a young adult gamer with expendable income, a 360 is probably already residing next to your television, but other than that demographic, it can’t be doing well. The PS3 is aimed at the same type of gamer, but unfortunately for Sony the 360 dominates it in almost every way that matters. On the other hand, the PS2 is still outselling the 360. That system has been the fucking Messiah for Sony. I don’t know how much longer it can go, though. Even Jesus only lived for 33 years.

Of course, the story here is Nintendo’s domination. I don’t know what to say. I was always a Nintendo fan growing up, even though many say their last two consoles were their worst. Now they come out with a system that I have almost zero interest in outside of Super Smash Bros. Brawl and it’s the best-selling console in both North America and Japan every month. Not to mention that the DS is a legitimate phenomenon. Evidently, cheap and outdated hardware is the way to go.

Bottom line: Nintendo is not going anywhere, Microsoft needs a price drop soon (PLEASE), and Sony needs a miracle.

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~ by CajoleJuice on May 18, 2007.

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