September Sales: PlayStation 3 Beats the Xbox 360, Wii for the First Time

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Sony had a big month in September, with the PlayStation 3 claiming the top spot in console hardware sales for the first time, according to NPD's US sales data.

"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:

  1. Nintendo DS - 524,200 units sold
  2. PlayStation 3 - 491,800
  3. Wii - 462,800
  4. Xbox 360 - 352,600
  5. PlayStation Portable - 190,400
  6. PlayStation 2 - 146,000
From The Chatty
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    October 19, 2009 5:03 PM

    The best deal in gaming at the moment.

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      October 19, 2009 5:58 PM

      I guess that depends on whether you like having more good games to play.

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      October 19, 2009 6:36 PM

      Wonder how many people will just use it as a glorified blu ray player? I've owned the PS3 for about a year and a half and bought 3 games total. The ps3 is mainly used as a machine to play blu ray movies and other movies streamed from my computer. I bought it because at the time it was the best blu ray player for the money. I dont keep up with prices enough to know whether or not thats still true...but the price drop certainly puts it near the top again I'd assume.

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      October 19, 2009 7:30 PM

      that's debateable, but at least the argument is valid.

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        October 19, 2009 8:54 PM

        Yeah, I think it's obviously going to depend on what games you like, along with whether you've already got a Blu-ray player.

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      October 19, 2009 8:32 PM

      Hardware wise, yeah. I would also agree about games, but I think that's a matter of opinion because different people like different types of games.

      What you can't say anymore is that the ps3 doesn't have a good library.

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      October 19, 2009 8:44 PM

      i wouldnt really say it's a deal when its the price it should have been over a year ago or maybe even at release

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        October 19, 2009 10:59 PM

        Blu-ray players go for $200, so they're throwing in a console with atleast equivalent in capability to a 360 for $100 more and that's not a deal? You guys are tough to please.

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          October 20, 2009 3:12 AM

          PS3 is also one of the best Blu-ray players on the market. Load times are very fast compared to stand alone models. It also supports all Blu-ray Profile features.

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          October 21, 2009 8:00 AM

          To get picky that might mean it's the best deal in electronics, but not necessarily in gaming. Doesn't really matter, it's a great deal for anybody who doesn't have a blu-ray player, even if they already have a 360.

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      October 19, 2009 8:58 PM

      October is going to be even better with demon's souls and uncharted 2 and the God of war bundle is around the corner I can't wait to pick that up.

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      October 19, 2009 11:22 PM

      Yea, its definitely the best deal in gaming right now. And with Uncharted 2 and Demon's Souls I'm really loving mine. Might even get MW2 for it if I don't get it for PC (since PC version i getting rapped)

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