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Pachter Predicts PS3 to Top 360 in NPDs

December 8, 2009Written by Anthony Severino


November is one of the biggest months in terms of shopping, especially due to Black Friday which officially kicks off the holiday shopping season. Because of this, the gaming industry is focused on the upcoming Novembers NPD sales data which will clear up exactly which console sold the best.

According to a prediction by the infamous Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter, the PS3 is going to top the Xbox 360 for the first time since the release of Sony’s beast of a console.

This seems very likely especially due to the 440,000 PS3s sold during the week ending 11/26/09,  a figure that included the spectacular Black Friday bundles which sold out almost immediately.

Pachter also expects the PlayStation 3 to continue to sell the Xbox 360 throughout the month of December, prompting another Xbox 360 price drop early into 2010.

Below are Pachter’s full NPD predictions, be sure to check out PlayStation LifeStyle on December 10th when November’s NPD sales data is released.

  • Wii – 1,050,000
  • PS3 – 700,000
  • Xbox 360 – 650,000
  • PS2 – 175,000
  • PSP – 290,000
  • DS – 1,535,000