MC 2009-01-19 and Famitsu 2009-01-12: Things of Note


Based on the latest Famitsu hardware numbers...
PSP comparisons: After 215 weeks, PSP is where PS2 was at 168.3 weeks (May 19, 2003), where DS was at 96.0 weeks (October 1, 2006), and where GBA was at 145.8 weeks (January 3, 2004).

X360 comparisons: After 163 weeks, X360 is where GCN was at 15.8 weeks (December 29, 2001), where PS3 was at 26.0 weeks (May 6, 2007), and where Wii was at 4.6 weeks (December 28, 2006).

PS3 comparisons: After 115 weeks, PS3 is where PS2 was at 30.8 weeks (September 29, 2000), where PSP was at 56.9 weeks (January 7, 2006), where GCN was at 118.5 weeks (December 18, 2003), and where Wii was at 30.2 weeks (June 25, 2007).

Wii comparisons: After 112 weeks, Wii is where GBA was at 93.5 weeks (January 1, 2003), where DS was at 74.8 weeks (May 5, 2006), where PS2 was at 110.6 weeks (April 11, 2002), and where PSP was at 161.2 weeks (January 7, 2008).

DSi comparisons: After 12 weeks, DSi is where GBASP was at 29.2 weeks (September 1, 2003), and where DSL was at 11.4 weeks (May 17, 2006).

Based on the latest Media Create hardware numbers...
DS vs PSP: Weekly shares of 63.0 / 37.0 bring total shares to 68.8 / 31.2. If DS stopped selling and PSP continued at this week's rate, it would catch up in 365.9 weeks (January 31, 2016).

X360 vs PS3: Weekly shares of 30.2 / 69.8 bring total shares to 24.2 / 75.8. If PS3 stopped selling and X360 continued at this week's rate, it would catch up in 244.4 weeks (October 2, 2013).

PS3 vs Wii: Weekly shares of 39.8 / 60.2 bring total shares to 26.3 / 73.7. If Wii stopped selling and PS3 continued at this week's rate, it would catch up in 279.5 weeks (June 5, 2014).

Week over week, everything is down. DS the most, but it had the most to drop, too.

Famitsu Software Stuff
Things have slowed down a lot, nothing new is huge, no major borders passed... really not much of note this week.

Recently some supplementary 2008 data has come from Famitsu, though, including some updates on budget games. This is as good an excuse as any to show off one of my favorite charts that result from this new data.

In April, all four Gyakuten Saiban/Ace Attorney games were rereleased. In the case of the latest game this was only its second release, but the others have already come and gone multiple times on both GBA and DS. And they still go strong! These four releases combined to sell a third of a million copies in 2008. The series isn't exactly Monster Hunter, but it's definitely one of Capcom's success stories of the last decade.


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