It's time for NPD hardware numbers! After a pretty significant slide in March, April saw a more drastic downturn for most systems. Let's take a look at the numbers and do some dissecting.
- Nintendo DS - 1,040,000
- Nintendo Wii - 340,000
- Xbox 360 - 175,000
- PlayStation 2 - 172,000
- PlayStation 3 - 127,000
- PlayStation Portable - 116,000
Let's stick to the positives first. Nintendo had remarkable success with its various DS consoles. The launch of the DSi combined with the unstoppable power of Pokemon made it an excellent month for Nintendo's handheld systems. I expected the DSi to make a splash, but I'm totally surprised by these results. I didn't think it would do that well. Color me surprised (it's an orange-blue tint).
Sony's PlayStation 2 price cut was effective, much to the chagrin of the numerous doubters reading TheFeed (told you so). The system sold 60,000 more units than in the previous month and it can all be chalked up to the price cut.
Now the bad news starts.