MC 2009-06-15 and Famitsu 2009-06-08: Things of Note


Based on the latest Famitsu hardware numbers...
PSP comparisons: After 236 weeks, PSP is where PS2 was at 190.1 weeks (October 19, 2003), where DS was at 102.0 weeks (November 12, 2006), and where GBA was at 159.4 weeks (April 7, 2004).

X360 comparisons: After 184 weeks, X360 is where GCN was at 17.1 weeks (January 7, 2002), where PS3 was at 38.3 weeks (July 31, 2007), and where Wii was at 5.5 weeks (January 4, 2007).

PS3 comparisons: After 136 weeks, PS3 is where PS2 was at 45.6 weeks (January 11, 2001), where PSP was at 68.6 weeks (March 31, 2006), where GCN was at 125.6 weeks (February 2, 2004), and where Wii was at 35.6 weeks (August 2, 2007).

Wii comparisons: After 133 weeks, Wii is where GBA was at 99.0 weeks (February 9, 2003), where DS was at 77.1 weeks (May 22, 2006), where PS2 was at 116.3 weeks (May 21, 2002), and where PSP was at 167.4 weeks (February 20, 2008).

DSi comparisons: After 33 weeks, DSi is where GBASP was at 46.6 weeks (January 1, 2004) and where DSL was at 16.6 weeks (June 22, 2006).

Based on the latest Media Create hardware numbers...
DS vs PSP: Weekly shares of 62.3 / 37.7 bring total shares to 68.3 / 31.7. If DS stopped selling and PSP continued at this week's rate, it would catch up in 512.8 weeks (April 20, 2019).

X360 vs PS3: Weekly shares of 39.4 / 60.6 bring total shares to 24.8 / 75.2. If PS3 stopped selling and X360 continued at this week's rate, it would catch up in 319.0 weeks (August 2, 2015).

PS3 vs Wii: Weekly shares of 34.8 / 65.2 bring total shares to 28.4 / 71.6. If Wii stopped selling and PS3 continued at this week's rate, it would catch up in 470.9 weeks (July 1, 2018).

Week over week, everything is slightly up except X360, which is slightly down.

Through the first twenty-five weeks of the year, overall sales are down. However, the systems can be split into camps of 3 up and 3 down. Here's how the year-to-date year-over-year percents stand as of now.

Wii: -63.6%
DSL+DSi: +2.9%
PS2: -49.6%
PS3: +8.5%
PSP: -45.4%
X360: +232.1%

Home hardware: -38.9%
Portable hardware: -24.6%
Sum of all hardware: -30.4%

Last year:

This year:

Famitsu Software Stuff

Monster Hunter G Wii popped back on the charts this week; this is probably the last time. It looks like it should definitely have the juice to do another 12K and pass up the PS2 Monster Hunter G, but with MH3 around the corner I'd say there's pretty much no chance for it to do the additional 56K needed to pass up the original PS2 Monster Hunter, which it fell behind on the third week.

Wii Sports Resort anticipation? This week sees appearances by sometimes-charters Wii Sports (up to 3.52 million now) and Deca Sporta 2 (up to 0.05 million almost).
[quote=HK-47">I dont see why Tales keeps getting brought up as a big title. The best selling Tales game recently was a spinoff on PSP. 200k isnt big if we dont lower standards.[/quote">
In the world of today, 200K is big for a third party game. A game hitting 200K today would be within the top 20 console third party games of the generation, or top 10 for Wii. There's also that a Wii Tales already surpassed 200K with what was clearly not a full-out effort, so with a bigger title and a few million more people to sell to we wonder how much higher it could go. Is PSP really the Tales system now? Or is there still a large market for Tales on a leading home console that just hasn't been properly tapped since a 2005 PS2 original and a 2006 PS2 remake?


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