According to Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 came in last place during the month of March against rivals Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3.
Patcher says that the PlayStation 3 sold 365,000 units, while the Xbox 360 ended the race with only 310,000 sold video game consoles. In the mean time, the Wii is credited to have sold around 700,000 units.
Patcher also noted that Nintendo is shipping a larger slice of the 1.8 million monthly-made Wii units to Europe due to the weakening of the US dollar.
“We believe that Nintendo has diverted a significant portion of its available supply to Europe since April, as the weakening dollar has made US sales less profitable for the company. However, we believe that European supply has caught up with demand, and think that the company likely shipped the US its ‘fair share’ in the month of March, particularly in light of Nintendo’s need to support the launch of Super Smash Brothers Brawl.”
Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Brawl was credited to be the best seller in March, with over 2 million units. Next in line (but rather far behind) was Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 with 600,000 units. The bronze for March went to Electronic Arts and its Army of Two: 300,000 units.