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A perfect PS3 storm: Blu-ray hotness and Xbox supply issues
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Saturday, 16 February 2008 12:22

A perfect PS3 storm: Blu-ray hotness and Xbox supply issues

By Ben Kuchera | Published: February 15, 2008 - 11:30AM CT
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The monthly NPD Group console sales numbers usually tell the same old story. Nintendo does awesome, there is a sharp drop in sales of the Xbox 360, and the PS3 is always at the bottom of the list. Well, the numbers for January are in, and Sony has pulled a shocker: the PS3 outsold the Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, and even the PlayStation Portable.

 

The only system that sold more units than the PlayStation 3 was the Nintendo Wii, but this is a surprising win for Sony. The Nintendo Wii sold 274,000 units, the PlayStation 3 sold 269,000 for a close second, the Nintendo DS sold 251,000, and the Xbox 360 came in dead last with 230,000 units sold for the month. Sony has to be smiling with its system not only above its direct competitors, but within just 5,000 units of Nintendo's number one slot. So what happened?    [Ars Technica...]   [Comments...]

 
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