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Lyme
10-24-07, 01:34 AM
http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7648&Itemid=2

http://www.next-gen.biz/images/stories/next-gen-sep-npd_html_2cfe34e1.jpg


In September, Sony's PlayStation 3 was down for the second consecutive month to 23,900 systems per week, having peaked at right around 40,000 systems per week in July and dropped to 32,700 systems per week in August. You may recall that during April, May, and June of this year sales of the PlayStation 3 bottomed out around 20,000 systems per week.


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Finally, we face the elephant in the room: the PlayStation 3. Prior to its June price adjustments, Sony was moving 20,000 systems per week. The June price adjustments doubled sales initially and we assumed that they would level out near 30,000 systems per week, but instead have dropped dangerously close to 20,000 systems per week again.

Sony's response has been to adjust prices down again. They now offer a $500 80Gb model and a $400 40Gb model which lacks PlayStation 2 backward compatibility and a few extras ports. Anecdotally, the October price drop for the 80Gb model appears to have been less well planned than its June introduction, as fliers the week after the announced drop to $500 still reflected the higher $600 price.

The real problem for Sony and its PlayStation 3 is that the clock is running out. With each passing month, more and more owners of the 40 million PlayStation 2 systems sold in the United States are making a choice of a new videogame system. Judging from the sales numbers, many of those people are either choosing the Nintendo Wii or the Xbox 360. Each of those buyers is significantly less likely to purchase a PlayStation 3 once they've purchased a competitor's machine, especially as long as the PlayStation 3 remains at its current price.

Certainly the software picture could brighten Sony's fortunes in 2008, but one senses that it may be too little and too late.


You'll need to hit the link for the full four page analysis

PeterJensen
10-24-07, 04:08 AM
European / Others Charts for Week Ending 21st October 2007

http://www.tagteam.dk/ps3.JPG

Mr. Hunt
10-24-07, 04:21 AM
Could they have gotten the PS2 and PS3 colors any closer? lol

PeterJensen
10-24-07, 05:25 AM
Talked to a m8 of mine that is working in "Elgiganten" - One of DK's biggest electronic shops.
They are selling the new 40GB model as fast they can get them in stock. Also the 60GB model is selling really well here in DK.

Lyme
10-24-07, 11:38 AM
Talked to a m8 of mine that is working in "Elgiganten" - One of DK's biggest electronic shops.
They are selling the new 40GB model as fast they can get them in stock. Also the 60GB model is selling really well here in DK.

That would be consistant with your charts showing the PS3 doing well in Europe.

NaitoSan
10-24-07, 11:45 AM
probably for short time. :o if they keep bring out titles it'll start to sell, otherwise it'll slow down.