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BAMAPHIN 22
02-02-2007, 07:09 PM
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What was the best-selling home console of the holiday season? Believe it or not, the six year-old PlayStation

Much ink has been spilled over the so-called “console wars” between the new Nintendo Wii, the PlayStation 3 and the year-old Xbox 360. So now that 2006 is over and the numbers have been tallied, who won the home-console slugfest?

The PlayStation 2.

That’s right. The PlayStation 2 outsold all next-gen consoles by a fairly wide margin. Sony moved 1.4 million of the six year-old systems in the month of December, according to year-end sales data from the N.Y.-based NPD Group.

The PlayStation 3 sold a respectable 490,700 units in the U.S. in December, and 687,300 since its November launch. And Nintendo moved 604,200 Wiis in December, and 1.1 million since its November release. But still — the PS2 continues to dominate the console scene.

A key factor? Well, price for one. At $129 brand-new, the PS2 is roughly one-fifth the price of its tricked-out younger sibling.

“The price point means it’s easy for those who are less actively involved in gaming to pick one up,” says NPD analyst Anita Frazier. “Or, pick it up as a second system.”

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16833561/

Sethdaddy8
02-02-2007, 08:15 PM
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What was the best-selling home console of the holiday season? Believe it or not, the six year-old PlayStation

Much ink has been spilled over the so-called “console wars” between the new Nintendo Wii, the PlayStation 3 and the year-old Xbox 360. So now that 2006 is over and the numbers have been tallied, who won the home-console slugfest?

The PlayStation 2.

That’s right. The PlayStation 2 outsold all next-gen consoles by a fairly wide margin. Sony moved 1.4 million of the six year-old systems in the month of December, according to year-end sales data from the N.Y.-based NPD Group.

The PlayStation 3 sold a respectable 490,700 units in the U.S. in December, and 687,300 since its November launch. And Nintendo moved 604,200 Wiis in December, and 1.1 million since its November release. But still — the PS2 continues to dominate the console scene.

A key factor? Well, price for one. At $129 brand-new, the PS2 is roughly one-fifth the price of its tricked-out younger sibling.

“The price point means it’s easy for those who are less actively involved in gaming to pick one up,” says NPD analyst Anita Frazier. “Or, pick it up as a second system.”

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16833561/

wow, kinda suprising, although my wife and I did get our young niece one. Those Karaoke games are very popular...which is why she wanted one.

SKing29
02-02-2007, 08:37 PM
I bought myself one of the Platinum colored PS2s for Chrsitmas, but I got to admit I only bought it because I couldn't afford a PS3.

Phin-o-rama
02-02-2007, 08:46 PM
exactly...i guess price does play into people's console purchasing agenda...]



who'da thunk it?

SKing29
02-02-2007, 08:52 PM
exactly...i guess price does play into people's console purchasing agenda...]



who'da thunk it?

Yeah, it does

Desides
02-02-2007, 09:41 PM
exactly...i guess price does play into people's console purchasing agenda...]



who'da thunk it?

You know, if you're going to make a jab at me, you could at least get my opinion correct before you decide to make the cheap shot.

Phin-o-rama
02-02-2007, 10:03 PM
??

funkDat
02-03-2007, 01:55 AM
LOL, wow

Majpain
02-03-2007, 03:16 AM
Rama is out to get Desides.

:lol:

muscle979
02-03-2007, 11:39 AM
This isn't that surprising. It's cheap now and it's a great system with hundreds, if not thousands of good games available.

Deus Ex Dolphin
02-03-2007, 12:00 PM
So... in summary, the CHEAPER system with a great selection of games... will be the most popular? Makes sense.

Price matters. A lesson Sony forgot with the PS3.

JPhinfan86
02-05-2007, 12:41 PM
I bought myself one of the Platinum colored PS2s for Chrsitmas, but I got to admit I only bought it because I couldn't afford a PS3.

I have a STRONG feeling this is the trend that led to such numbers. Make sense really, particularly when buying systems for younger children. PS2 and XBOX for their small prices sure have quite a few 'family' oriented games and such.