Media Create numbers shows 50+% drops for almost all hardware

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by gloweyjoey, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. gloweyjoey
    OP

    gloweyjoey who??

    Member
    842
    166
    May 7, 2010
    United States


    Vita wasn't alone in seeing a post holiday drop. 3DS fell over 50% to just above the 100,000 mark. PS3 and PSP also saw drops, but remained above the Vita in overall sales.
    Here's the full hardware chart for 1/9 to 1/15, with last week's sales in parentheses.

    • 1. 3DS: 100,668 (240,819)
    • 2. PS3: 30,332 (74,459)
    • 3. PSP: 22,538 (71,033)
    • 4. PSV: 18,361 (42,915)
    • 5. Wii: 14,179 (49,525)
    • 6. DSi LL: 1,515 (3,971)
    • 7. X360: 1,519 (2,738)
    • 8. DSi: 1,206 (3,565)
    • 9. PS2: 766 (1,323)
    [​IMG] Source

    Looks like everything except PS2 and XBox360 saw 50+% drops, but they wernt far off.

    Post holiday sales drop offs for sure
     


  2. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    pip Reporter
    23,508
    21,428
    Sep 13, 2009
    Poland
    Gaming Grotto
    Quite amazing. It's been 12 years and people *still* buy PlayStation 2's. 12 years. And who buys Gamecubes? XBoxes? Dreamcasts? Only collectors, and only "used".

    This one console is quite hard to beat, it seems. What an amazing run it had.
     
  3. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo Honk!

    pip Contributor
    GBAtemp Patron
    Tom Bombadildo is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    10,256
    10,114
    Jul 11, 2009
    United States
    I forgot
    The PS2 = one of the greatest consoles alive, that's why. So many amazing games for it that are still worth playing today.
     
    4 people like this.
  4. Issac

    Issac oh!

    Global Moderator
    GBAtemp Patron
    Issac is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    5,063
    1,840
    Apr 10, 2004
    Sweden
    My sister is one of those who'd buy a ps2 now... actually, she did buy a year ago I think... And why? Because her daughter wanted to play some games, and what better than a ps2 with some kid friendly games (she's like 7)... not too expensive, easy to use... big library of kid friendly games... Yeah...
     
  5. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    pip Reporter
    23,508
    21,428
    Sep 13, 2009
    Poland
    Gaming Grotto
    Sounds like a Wii would be a better choice. PS2 is the equivalent of "action house" for me... well, the console is versatile enough to mean something else to everyone, I suppose.
     
  6. DiscostewSM

    DiscostewSM GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,006
    2,639
    Feb 10, 2009
    United States
    Sacramento, California
    Agree with Pinkie. The PS2 is the greatest console ever, even though I never owned one. Had a good time when I was playing on one with friends and such.
     
  7. weedian

    weedian Member

    Newcomer
    16
    1
    Jun 21, 2011
    Absolutely, buying consoles/handhelds post-zeitgeist is great. Most AP has been bypassed for the benefit of the ardent pirate, but legit users can pick up top range used and new games for a pittance. I'm still working my way through the DC and GC collections!
     
  8. heartgold

    heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    4,338
    1,032
    Sep 11, 2009
    London
    -inbefore3DSisoutsellingPSV5:1- :P

    Damn that PS2 never dies. =)
     
  9. princefarzan

    princefarzan GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    170
    8
    Dec 1, 2010
    Canada
    Toronto, Canada
    inb43DSoutsellingallconsolescombined
    I think that will be pointed out more early then it outselling psv 5:1.
     
  10. Vigilante

    Vigilante TempLurker

    Member
    1,555
    46
    Jan 1, 2010
    CyberSpace IQ:OVER 9000
    All hail the console king: PS2.
    No one is buying the PSV since its allot more expensive than the 3DS plus Nintendo always seems to get the sales.
     
  11. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

    Member
    8,441
    597
    Sep 4, 2009
    United States
    The Courtroom
    Many people consider the PS2 to be the greatest system in existence, including myself. Plus since the PS3 doesn't have BC, you either have you buy a PS2, and older PS3, or a really good computer.
     
  12. rt141

    rt141 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    95
    19
    Jun 15, 2011
    United States
    Well, I still own my functional launch day ps2.
    On other note, sales always drop in everything non-related to basic survival goods (food, beer :P, water, toilet paper) after december.
     
  13. Vigilante

    Vigilante TempLurker

    Member
    1,555
    46
    Jan 1, 2010
    CyberSpace IQ:OVER 9000
    I bought a Ps2 two years ago and I am loving the great games.
     
  14. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Member
    10,254
    17,403
    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    I'm just as pleasantly surprised about the continued success of the PS2. That'll do, PS2, that'll do.

    I am disappointed to see that the Vita is continuing to struggle; hopefully Sony can get some momentum from the rest of the launches to pick up the slack.

    The rest of the news isn't too shocking. The holiday season is passed, so a drop off in sales is only natural.
     
  15. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

    Member
    8,441
    597
    Sep 4, 2009
    United States
    The Courtroom
    Meh, I'm honestly not worried about the Vita's sales, they'll get better. That said, I'll be eternally pissed if this affects the release of P4: The Golden.
     
    1 person likes this.
  16. FireGrey

    FireGrey Undercover Admin

    Member
    3,920
    909
    Apr 13, 2010
    I'm still looking for Ratchet and Clank Size Matters :<
    The PS2 version is hard to find..
     
  17. BlackDave

    BlackDave Official GBATemp "Cleanup Guy"

    Member
    913
    5
    Aug 27, 2009
    United States
    The Promised Land...
    You know, i'm starting to think the reason why ps2 is still alive, is because Sony didn't make the ps3 backwards compatible.

    Well played, Sony XD
     
  18. SpaceJump

    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

    Member
    3,671
    213
    Aug 18, 2005
    Gambia, The
    Zebes
    Wow, 3DS selling 100,668 outside holidays is really impressive! I also did buy a PS2 just two years ago! Awesome console with so much great games!
     
  19. Issac

    Issac oh!

    Global Moderator
    GBAtemp Patron
    Issac is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    5,063
    1,840
    Apr 10, 2004
    Sweden
    I wouldn't be worried about the psv sales either... It'll get kicked up a lot soon enough...
     
  20. ferofax

    ferofax End of the World

    Member
    2,566
    437
    Jan 26, 2009
    Philippines
    given a good price, i'd probably shell out for a PS2 with ICO and Shadow of the Colossus. not much else...

    okay, i'd shell out some more for Armored Core. aaaaaand maybe some PSX classics, like Vagrant Story and Legend of Mana. that's it, i swear.