3.2 million hardware units sold for November

next-gen consolesAhh, business analysts: can’t live with them, can’t live without them. Anybody could be an analysts and there are times that they make sense and there are times when you just wanna strangle them.

Since November 2006 just bade us farewell, you can’t blame them for coming up with their monthly reports, it’s their job in the first place. But moving on, Arcadia Investments just released their November report and they mentioned that console sales for this period topped 3.2 million units.

This number is equivalent to an almost 50% increase on hardware sales. Also, software sales are up 20%. According to their report, in the next-gen console arena, Xbox360 unit sales topped a minimum of 500,000 units. Retailers mentioned that this increase could be attributed to the strong sales of Gears of War and the news about the supply shortages for the PS3 and Wii.

As for the PS3, its available quantity was probably less than 150,000 launch units, with roughly an additional 50,000 units shipped for November 2006. Arcadia says that the low tie ratio for the Sony next-gen console could be blamed on the eBay re-sale fiasco which resulted to a less than 0.5 software units sold per PS3.

In layman’s term – people are not so into PS3 games because there are some people who will re-sell it in eBay anyway. But Arcadia adds that 600,000 PS3 total sale for the year is reasonable. (See, at this moment, you don’t know whether you want to listen to them or make them analysts shut up).

On the Wii side, they said that they sold 500,000 units with a tie ratio of about two per console. Meaning Wii buyers usually buy two Wii games and 75% of those Wii buyers opted to go for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

Now on to the handhelds. DS unit sales reached 600,000 units putting it on the right road to exceed expectations, while PSP unit sales reached 350,000.

Via Next-gen

next-gen consolesAhh, business analysts: can’t live with them, can’t live without them. Anybody could be an analysts and there are times that they make sense and there are times when you just wanna strangle them.

Since November 2006 just bade us farewell, you can’t blame them for coming up with their monthly reports, it’s their job in the first place. But moving on, Arcadia Investments just released their November report and they mentioned that console sales for this period topped 3.2 million units.

This number is equivalent to an almost 50% increase on hardware sales. Also, software sales are up 20%. According to their report, in the next-gen console arena, Xbox360 unit sales topped a minimum of 500,000 units. Retailers mentioned that this increase could be attributed to the strong sales of Gears of War and the news about the supply shortages for the PS3 and Wii.

As for the PS3, its available quantity was probably less than 150,000 launch units, with roughly an additional 50,000 units shipped for November 2006. Arcadia says that the low tie ratio for the Sony next-gen console could be blamed on the eBay re-sale fiasco which resulted to a less than 0.5 software units sold per PS3.

In layman’s term – people are not so into PS3 games because there are some people who will re-sell it in eBay anyway. But Arcadia adds that 600,000 PS3 total sale for the year is reasonable. (See, at this moment, you don’t know whether you want to listen to them or make them analysts shut up).

On the Wii side, they said that they sold 500,000 units with a tie ratio of about two per console. Meaning Wii buyers usually buy two Wii games and 75% of those Wii buyers opted to go for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

Now on to the handhelds. DS unit sales reached 600,000 units putting it on the right road to exceed expectations, while PSP unit sales reached 350,000.

Via Next-gen

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