"Compared to last September, the PS3 was the big winner, more than doubling last year's sales," said NPD analyst Anita Frazier. "This portrays a very strong consumer reaction to the price decrease as August and September both realized a lift of more than 70% over the prior month."
The PlayStation 3 Slim was announced in late August, dropping the price of the console to $300. Microsoft followed suit with its own Xbox 360 price cut to $300, while Nintendo lowered the price of the Wii to $200 in late September.
Check out the final numbers below:
- Nintendo DS - 524,200 units sold
- PlayStation 3 - 491,800
- Wii - 462,800
- Xbox 360 - 352,600
- PlayStation Portable - 190,400
- PlayStation 2 - 146,000