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South Africa hardware numbers [GfK]

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[ Johannesburg, 22 July 2008 ] - Local sales of next-generation consoles are increasing, says the GFK Marketing Services Group, with Microsoft's Xbox 360 leading the pack at 65 000 units sold so far.

GFK consultant Roger Carbonell says sales of Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3), the Nintendo Wii and the Xbox 360 had gone up 22% year-to-date, despite the adverse economic climate and the introduction of the New Credit Act.

Carbonell says the Xbox 360 had sold more units because it had been in the market for longer, having been launched in SA in 2006.

The PS3 and Wii were only launched in March 2007 and October 2007, respectively. Even so, the PS3 managed to sell more than 40 000 units, with the Wii having the “fastest introduction of all the next-generation platforms, reaching approximately 45 000 sold units”.

Carbonell adds that Microsoft has 43% of the market, with the Wii having 30% and PS3 trailing at 27% ownership of the market.

Xbox product manager John Press believes Xbox's large video game archive is one of the reasons the console is doing so well in SA. Some of the Xbox's most lucrative games, he adds, include Gears of War and Halo 3.

Despite the continuous growth in the console market, GFK adds that the Xbox 360 is experiencing the least growth out of the three contenders. The Xbox 360 is flat-lining in its growth rate because it came out before the PS3 and the Wii, it points out. Price erosion on the three consoles, in particular Xbox 360, also led to lower growth rates for value development.

Core Group spokesman Matthew Grose says the Wii is doing better than ever. “I'm out of stock,” he says. The console that put Nintendo back in the console game has been growing exponentially every month because it went back to what Grose says is “basic family fun”.
source: http://www.itweb.co.za/sections/hardware/2008/0807221403.asp?A=HOME&O=FPMN


LTD:
360: 65.000
WII: 45.000
PS3: 40.000
 

kitch9

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In other news I took a piss in the ocean the other day...... Sea levels rose by not much.
 

cw_sasuke

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Pureauthor said:
Kudos, Capt. You keep digging up awesome Sales-Age info. Thanks. :D
Yep, C.Smoker FTW :)

with the Wii having the “fastest introduction of all the next-generation platforms, reaching approximately 45 000 sold units”.
wii is a beast xD
 

ty_hot

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Why the hell they release consoles in south africa and DON'T release in Brazil? :(
 
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LTD [till end of June 08 I think]:
360: 65.000
WII: 45.000
PS3: 40.000


Launch dates:
360 Launch: September 2006
PS3 Launch: March 2007
WII Launch: September 2007


Units per month:
WII: 4.500
360: 2.955
PS3: 2.500
 

cw_sasuke

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ty_hot said:
Why the hell they release consoles in south africa and DON'T release in Brazil? :(
maybe it`s because they don`t sell well in brazil ?