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360 sales crawling along

October 24, 2006

Next-gen says that the Xbox 360 sales are struggling to meet 4.5 million units sold in the US, even after the initial demand has been met with loads of supply. This is a corroboration of the claims that spawned my last editorial.

The guy who made these statements also said: “In our revised 2006 industry model, we are increasing estimates for sales of Nintendo Wii, DS, and Sony PS2 hardware, while lowering our unit assumptions for Microsoft Xbox 360, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, GBA, and Sony PSP hardware.

Overall, these changes yield a net decline in our estimate for the total number of hardware units sold this year, but importantly, they also reflect an increasing mix of next-generation and new handheld product sales.”

Know what that means? Means i was spot on with my holiday predictions: everything non-DS currently available sells not-so-great, DS and Wii outperform everyone. They’re still on the fence about PS3 sales, but i stick to my expectations of its demand exceeding supply far into 07.

Que pasa, 360?


5 Comments leave one →
  1. frisby permalink
    October 25, 2006 2:35 am

    Sound’s like the 360’s will clog the arteries of gamestops and major retailers this year. Only a year ago you could pay a few grand to get one, but now they sit…

    Gear’s obviously does not have the selling potential MS expected. That need a Halo 3 or a knock off very soon, or they will be as forgotten as the Dreamcast.

  2. October 25, 2006 3:42 am

    All this is saying to me is that I’ll be able to pick up a “next-gen” system at a great bargain price around next year.

  3. October 25, 2006 12:32 pm

    I’ll tell you Qué pasa: Halo 3 is MIA, and not even a release date in sight!

    I, like everyone else, won’t buy a 360 unless I can play Halo 3 on it!

  4. frisby permalink
    October 25, 2006 3:30 pm

    I-man knows the score.

  5. October 25, 2006 7:48 pm

    But I’ll play gears of war once they start selling it and the 360 at half off. 😀

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