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Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has published his September video game sales preview for the US market, predicting a strong month for the PS3.

Pachter estimates PS3 console sales of 410,000 units, a 76 per cent increase year-over-year. This should be enough to topple both the Wii (390,000 units) and Microsoft's Xbox 360 (350,000 units).

"We believe that the recent round of price cuts may benefit the PS3 the most in coming months, given that unit sales last year were only 1.5 million for the September – December 2008 period. The Xbox 360 has outsold the PS3 for the past 13 months, likely due to a higher perceived value proposition," explained Pachter.

He added: "We think that the PS3 will outsell the Xbox 360 in September, and may continue to do so for the rest of the year. Microsoft has the ability to lower price yet again, but we anticipate the introduction of a more feature-packed Xbox 360 in early 2010 (likely with a 250Gb hard drive) at the same $299 price point; we think that Microsoft will cut price only if it begins to lose significant market share to Sony."

Final figures from the NPD Group are expected on October 15.

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ghostdog25's Avatar


the superior console is the same price as the inferior console.
Posted 05:13 on 09 October 2009
Wido's Avatar


I literally do not care which company has the most units sold.... Shouldn't people enjoy their gaming rather than arguing with each other over stupid figures?

Pointless if you ask me.
Posted 21:44 on 08 October 2009
thompo555's Avatar

thompo555@ DarthKratos7

Ill hold you to those predictions!
Posted 19:55 on 08 October 2009
DarthKratos7's Avatar


The only reason why the 360 sales went up close to the ps3 was because of their "Price drop" of the elite. Still microsoft is no more a threat to sony for the remainder of the year. Ps3 will win october, november and definitely December. I see Wii making a fierce competition tho with their now cheap 200.00 price tag. I predict October sales for Ps3 420,000 - Wii 415,000, and 360 290,000
Posted 19:47 on 08 October 2009
rbevanx's Avatar


I think the PS3 packages have been more than fair to consumers. Some are selling the console for 250 with a game.
You are getting a PS3, Blu Ray player and a game brand new for 250 quid.
There is also God of War, Uncharted 2 coming out as well as Little Big Planet and Killzone 2 for it.
If I didn't have a PS3, I would be at least thinking about buying one b4 xmas.
Posted 17:01 on 08 October 2009
CrustyJockStrap's Avatar


I thought the sale margin for the ps3 would have been bigger.
Posted 16:15 on 08 October 2009
Karlius's Avatar


If the PS3 hadn't outsold the 360 when it launched a heavily modified console something would be wrong. The fact that it's such a narrow margin means that the take up for the new console wasn't actually that amazing. As predicted the price cut wasn't substantial enough.

Lets hope sales do pick up so MS have to cut the price again to start a pricing war!
Posted 15:26 on 08 October 2009
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