PS3 takes lead over XBox, Nintendo #1
The official numbers for May have been released by the NPD Group, and for the third straight month, Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter’s forecasts have missed the mark.
But that’s very good news for Sony in their battle with Microsoft for second place in the next-gen race.
Pachter had predicted XBox to outsell PlayStation 3 for the month of May in North America, but Sony wound up selling 208,700 units while 186,600 XBox 360 consoles were sold during the same period of time.
Nintendo won for May altogether with 671,000 units sold.
While Playstation 3 was number two this month, it was expected that GTA IV would translate into big hardware sales. It didn’t.
“The continued success of GTA IV is not translating into big hardware sales for either the PS3 or the 360 but there may yet to be a lift in June due to gift-giving for Father’s Day and graduations,” said NPD analyst Anita Frazier.