Gfk-ChartTrack, the Europe-wide sales-counting conglomerate that tracks how many games and how much hardware we’ve all been buying, has said there are now a staggering 22 million games consoles in the UK.
That’s an increase from January 2008’s 13.5 million, a figure which presumably doesn’t include all our childhood Mega Drives and SNESs that are sitting in mum & dad’s loft. Nintendo sold 2.9 million Wiis between Jan 2008 and Jan 2009, Microsoft shifted 1.4m Xbox 360 consoles and Sony moved a rather poor 1m PS3s, making it a stellar year for all involved in shifting “units” to “the kids.”
Meanwhile, famed self-promoting “industry analyst” Michael Pachter from Wedbush Morgan says he’s sure both Microsoft and Sony will cut their prices further during 2009 – rather un-shockingly predicting a $100 cut for PS3 and a $50 reduction for Xbox 360.
(Via MCV and Reg)