Tokyo Game Show news: get it hot and fresh at Joystiq | Add to My AOL, MyYahoo, Google, Bloglines

How about some random hardware sales numbers?

We're not giving this an official title, because we've heard time and again how unreliable VGChartz is when it comes to hardware sales. Regardless, it'll at least give you a ballpark range of the US hardware sales for the week ending April 29th. PS3 fanboys beware, the numbers, as usual, aren't that good.

  • DS: 168,541
  • Wii: 100,222
  • 360: 54,331
  • PSP: 47,275
  • PS3: 25,240

These numbers haven't shifted all that much from the site's previous week estimations, but no matter how you try to spin this, the numbers for the PS3 are still low. But there are 300 million people in the US... if these numbers hold, all we've got to do is wait about 1,000 weeks, right?! We kid, of course. That's a really, really long time. Games are coming and, for some reason, all come out around Fall. Some developer should realize "hey, Summer is an untapped market -- people beg for games. Maybe we should release a decent title at that time". I'd buy it.

Related Headlines

Reader Comments

(Page 1)

1. Since we are posting numbers...

simExchange currently is predicting:

55.1m Xbox lifetime
60.0m PS3 lifetime
75.8m Wii lifetime

Posted at 4:21PM on May 3rd 2007 by Colin

2. apparently PS2 isn't selling.

that or there's something wrong with the numbers.

Posted at 4:25PM on May 3rd 2007 by kingofwale

3. No one who has been watching the numbers is surprised by them. If anyone wonders, the weekly US numbers at vgchartz come from their own data gathering, but the monthly numbers are updated when NPD releases theirs.

So while VGChartz' fairly accurate numbers aren't perfect, they do get updated with the NPD ones after NPD numbers are made available.

Oh, and if anyone is wondering the numbers have most often erred on the side of being too high for the PS3. So while it looks like it will break 100K units sold for the month of April, don't be too surprised if the final numbers are just a bit lower.

Posted at 5:03PM on May 3rd 2007 by thebigfatj

4. Also, FYI: look for the Japanese sales numbers tomorrow. The PS3 is expected to sell about 10K units for the week (The Wii is expected to sell between 70K and 80K, depending on availability).

Is being outsold 7-to-1 or 8-to-1 on your home turf bad?

Posted at 5:13PM on May 3rd 2007 by thebigfatj

5. >Is being outsold 7-to-1 or 8-to-1 on your home turf bad?


psst, Japan is Nintendo's home turf too. ;)

Posted at 5:24PM on May 3rd 2007 by kingofwale

6. Well, these numbers show that there isn't a whole lot of reason to buy a ps3 right now. When we start getting some games it will pick up, but it's going to be long summer if we concern ourselves with this stuff through the warm months. Although, from a positive Sony side, I'm sure the ps2 is probably between the wii and ds for sales still.
The Wii is... continuing to surprise. Still a lot of positive buzz for it, it's definitely the it toy/system/whatever for now.
Although, I do think demand is slowly started to fall; they still sell out between shipments, but twice now I've gone to Target, and while going by the electronics could have bought a Wii, just on chance. Last time there were three sitting on the shelf; I'm sure they were gone by the end of the day or at least next, but still, they're starting to fly off shelves, instead of flying out of the shipping containers.

Posted at 5:32PM on May 3rd 2007 by mccomber

7. @Colin: I know everyone is out for blood on these fanboy blogs, but if those numbers turn out to be accurate, then all three would enjoy a pretty good generation on the whole.

In analysis, Wii would get the market growth they want, 360 would get a heavy concentration in new markets, and PS3 would sell the most consoles. It really could be a win-win-win generation...if people would get a little maturity.

Posted at 5:38PM on May 3rd 2007 by Edge of Blade

8. anybody notice that vgcharts.org upped the ps3 world sales by 60k for the week. thats a quarter of a million a month, means will hit 5 mil. before xmas. with Home coming out in Europe and a lot of great titles before the end of the year, i don't think that these numbers are that bad.

Posted at 5:39PM on May 3rd 2007 by stockstar1138

9. Regardless, America is clearly Sony's best-performing region. They have really dropped off in Japan and are doing fairly poorly in Europe as well. It's hard to suggest that sales will pick up anytime soon considering the 2nd quarter release list.

I don't think a few games this fall will be enough. Sony needs a price drop, and obviously not a $100 price drop (they've already shown they dont' have the appeal to sell a $500 console). Microsoft is likely to drop price later this year in the face of faltering sales, so I would suspect Sony will have to follow suit, regardless of whether or not they want to take unrecoverable losses on each unit sold.

Posted at 5:43PM on May 3rd 2007 by thebigfatj

10. >Regardless, America is clearly Sony's best-performing region. They have really dropped off in Japan and are doing fairly poorly in Europe


what are you even basing those on? They are doing MUCH better in Japan than in US. and they are doing great in Europe. close to a million in what? 1 month and half?

Posted at 5:49PM on May 3rd 2007 by kingofwale

11. I'm basing it on weekly sales numbers. Much better in Japan than the US? Let's examine that, shall we? After all -- the Japanese numbers were just released.

US PS3 sales to date: ~1,390,000
Japan PS3 sales to date: ~890,000

US PS3 sales for the week ending April 29th: ~25,000
Japan PS3 sales for the week ending April 29th: ~12,000

The monthly numbers released by the NPD confirm that the US numbers, while depressing, double the Japanese sales numbers for the same period.

And in the UK, where Chart-Track doesn't release numbers officially, the leaked numbers exposed very quickly sliding sales.

The US is Sony's best region despite trailing badly behind Nintendo and Microsoft. Sales have nowhere to go but up, although they're not likely to increase anytime soon.

Posted at 5:59PM on May 3rd 2007 by thebigfatj

12. do you NOT realize that are closes to 3 times as many people living in America than in Japan?

That'd be like ranting on local work-union for not donating as much money as Walmart company.

I mean, I can't make this any simple than that.

Posted at 6:04PM on May 3rd 2007 by kingofwale

13. Obviously, Nintendo is showing total dominance. Of course, they are also the most affordable.

Movies/Music for the masses.

It makes the most money, but it may not be the best art, but it is the most accessible.

Nintendo have made themselves so accessible that an 'average' person can pick up a DS on a weekend and love it, and that's great.

And so is the Wii.

But we also want to see Oblivion graphics, some of us. Some of us want to go to Broadway instead of seeing the high school talent show (I'm half joking)...

There will always be less buyers for the xbox360/ps3 systems, because those buyers are the more serious artist purveyors.

I've played Paper Mario on Wii, but I think the Jak and Ratchet series for ps2 are better-- they're better graphically, stylistically, musically, and the programming is more accomplished, they're funnier.

So for me, the ps2 wins the "former generation" war (of which Wii is a part); although admittedly I play alone.

I've played the Wii at a friend's house and I like it, I have no problems with it.

But when I get off work or on a weekend I want to have some great gaming experience, paper mario is not what I thought that experience would be.

I recently re-played the very first Ratchet and Clank for ps2, and loved it.

And I didn't have to read a bunch of text.

Posted at 12:19AM on May 4th 2007 by John

14. >But we also want to see Oblivion graphics, some of us. Some of us want to go to Broadway instead of seeing the high school talent show (I'm half joking)...

I don't know if that's fair..

I'm thinking it should be a comparison between Broadway Show and two hobo fighting on the sweet.

Yeah, it's cheap and you get a cheap laugh or two. if that's your idea of entertainment.. Good on ya. :)

Posted at 1:05AM on May 4th 2007 by kingofwale

Advertisement

Win the Ultimate Halo 3 setup from Xbox 360 Fanboy!!!Check out the PlayStation Fancast podcast!PS3 Fanboy interviews Everyday Shooter's Jon Mak

RESOURCES

Features
Contests and Giveaways (6)
Community (64)
Galleries (34)
Guides (1)
Hands-on (8)
Interviews (203)
Podcasts (11)
Polls and Surveys (38)
Rants (15)
Reviews (29)
Wallpapers (3)
News
Blu-ray (169)
Business (22)
Deals and Bargains (32)
Demos (45)
Downloads (80)
e-Distribution Games (74)
Firmware Updates (35)
Game Patches (16)
Hacks and Homebrew (19)
Hardware (12)
Multimedia (28)
New Releases (114)
News (193)
Peripherals (31)
PlayStation Network (151)
PlayStation Store (166)
Previews (480)
Rumors (321)
Videos and Screenshots (375)

RSS NEWSFEEDS

Powered by Blogsmith

Sponsored Links

Featured Galleries

MGS4 TGS swag
LocoRoco: Cocorecho
Ratchet & Clank: Concept Art
Ratchet & Clank: Renders
Heavenly Sword: Motion Capture
Heavenly Sword: Weapons & Environments
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection Online
Resident Evil 5
Super Puzzle Fighter II HD

 

Most Commented On (14 days)

Recent Comments

Weblogs, Inc. Network

  • Autos
    • Autoblog
    • AutoblogGreen
    • Autoblog Spanish
    • Autoblog Chinese
    • Autoblog Simplified Chinese
  • Technology
    • Download Squad
    • Engadget
    • Engadget HD
    • Engadget Mobile
    • Engadget Chinese
    • Engadget Simplified Chinese
    • Engadget Japanese
    • Engadget Spanish
    • TUAW (Apple)
  • Lifestyle
    • DIY Life
    • Gadling
    • Luxist
    • ParentDish
    • Slashfood
    • Styledash
    • That's Fit
  • Gaming
    • Joystiq
    • DS Fanboy
    • Nintendo Wii Fanboy
    • PS3 Fanboy
    • PSP Fanboy
    • Second Life Insider
    • WoW Insider
    • Xbox 360 Fanboy
  • Entertainment
    • Cinematical
    • TV Squad
  • Finance
    • BloggingBuyouts
    • BloggingStocks
  • Retired
    • AdJab
    • BBHub (BlackBerry)
    • Blogging DEMO
    • Blogging E3
    • Blogging ETech
    • Blogging Gnomedex
    • Blogging Milken
    • Blogging Ohio
    • Blogging Web 2.0
    • Future of Music
    • Bluetooth
    • Card Squad
    • CSS Insider
    • Design
    • Digital Music
    • Digital Photography
    • Divester (scuba)
    • Droxy (Digital Radio)
    • DV Guru (Digital Video)
    • Enron Blog
    • Flash Insider
    • Google (Unofficial)
    • JavaScript
    • Live 8 Insider
    • Magazine Design
    • Medical Informatics Insider
    • Microsoft (Unofficial)
    • Mortgages
    • Nanopublishing
    • Office
    • Open Source
    • Peer-to-Peer
    • Photoshop (Unofficial)
    • PVR Wire
    • RFID
    • RSS
    • SAS (Unofficial)
    • SCM Wire (supply chain)
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Social Software
    • Spam
    • Tablet PCs
    • Telemedicine Insider
    • Unofficial Playstation 3
    • Unofficial Xbox2
    • Video Games
    • VoIP
    • WiFi
    • The WiMAX Weblog
    • Wireless Dev
    • The Wireless Report
    • Yahoo (Unofficial)
  • Also on AOL
    • AOL.com
    • Autos
    • Black Voices
    • Coaches
    • Diet and Fitness
    • Food
    • Games
    • Health
    • Horoscopes
    • Jobs
    • Maps
    • Money
    • Movies
    • Music
    • News
    • Radio
    • Real Estate
    • Shopping
    • Sports
    • Switched
    • Television
    • TMZ
    • Travel
    • Truveo
    • Video
    • Weather
    • Winamp

Other Weblogs Inc. Network blogs you might be interested in:

DS Fanboy
  • Friday Video: That's some Spirited gameplay
  • Hudson lighting fuse, kicking Bomberman Land Touch 2 to DS
  • TGS07: Checking out Cooking Mama 2
  • WordJong has an intimidating strategy guide
  • Shiren the Wanderer DS coming to the U.S., for real this time
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Second Life Insider
  • Princeton's SL Woes
  • SL Blogs: International Schools Island
  • SL for the blind? I'll believe it when I don't see it
  • Fakin' It in SL
  • Koinup: A Social Network for Virtual Worlds
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Nintendo Wii Fanboy
  • TGS07: Kohler says Umbrella Chronicles just better without the Zapper
  • Wiimote bites dog
  • TGS07: Hori joysticks rejoice as SNK announces King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown collections
  • Project O trailer better than our wildest dreams
  • TGS07: Wii Sports wins CESA award
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Xbox 360 Fanboy
  • 2 hour pre-Halo 3 launch Bungie podcast
  • Video: new Star Wars: Force Unleashed details
  • DashboardThemes.com is no more
  • Reminder: Ultimate Halo 3 Setup still up for grabs
  • TGS WTF trailer: Rainy Woods
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Joystiq
  • Joyswag: 10 invites to the Call of Duty 4 Beta (Day 5)
  • Eye of Judgment priced $69.99, includes PlayStation Eye
  • Microsoft says Sony 'underestimated' Home challenges
  • Red Octane confirms GH III Xbox wireless guitar same price as PS3 version
  • TGS hands-on: Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Luxist
  • Longchamp Légende, Handbag of the Day
  • Caleb Siemon Barrel Vase
  • Hand Forged Silver Tea Spoon
  • Alterna Ten Shampoo
  • Southways Estate, Estate of the Day
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Engadget
  • Know Your Rights: How does fair use work?
  • MIT student arrested for fake bomb at Boston's Logan airport
  • Intel, Embraco team up on cooling laptop docking station
  • Xbox 360 Halo 3 Legendary Edition unboxing
  • Apple forced to pay up over iBook G4 flaw
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Engadget Mobile
  • Verizon talks up Chocolate sales figures, compare favorably to iPhone
  • AT&T Tilt delayed a few weeks?
  • Updated look at AT&T's upcoming launches
  • SK Telecom handing over $270 million (more) to Helio
  • Sidekick LX launching on T-Mobile October 24?
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Download Squad
  • Microsoft allowing PC makers to offer XP downgrade from Vista
  • Can you create a successful internet startup in 3 days?
  • Online language translation moves from software to hardware
  • U.S. Senate considers extending internet tax ban
  • Google laying a multi-terabit undersea cable
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Autoblog
  • Polluter detectives in LA keep drivers honest between SMOGs
  • VW August '07 sales up 12% over previous year
  • Elastic steel makes your car safer by stretching it out
  • VIDEO: Bose suspension in action
  • LeMons at Thunderhill raceway is on!
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
  • iTunes: Free Friday
  • iPod touch as Camera: Take 2
  • Elgato offers European EyeTV and turbo.264 discounts until October 7
  • Use your iPod touch as second-rate $400 USB stick
  • iToner 1.0.2 is available
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines