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PlayStation 3 outsold Xbox 360 for the third month in a row, but the Nintendo Wii overshot the combined sales of its rivals, according to Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter.

Ahead of March's NPD Group sales data, due to release this Thursday, Pachter forecast PS3 sales of 365,000 units, edging out sales of 310,000 for Xbox 360.

In a Monday investor note, Pachter predicted that Nintendo will come out on top for yet another month, with Wii sales of 700,000 during March's five-week retail period.

Pachter believes that Wii and DS supply improved during the month, adding that the Wii supply situation has "made forecasting unit sales quite difficult." Pachter said a weak US dollar may have driven Nintendo to give a larger piece of the 1.8 million Wiis produced monthly to Europe at the expense of the US market.

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"However," Pachter wrote, "we believe that European supply has caught up with demand, and think that the company likely shipped the U.S. its "'air share' in the month of March, particularly in light of Nintendo's need to support the launch of Super Smash Brothers Brawl."

He said that Wii demand is "expected to outstrip supply well into 2008."

The simExchange virtual stock exchange forecast Wii sales of 593,000, and PS3 and Xbox 360 sales of 301,000 and 296,000, respectively.

Software will also likely the be the big story for March, as Pachter expects console software sales of $850 million, a 47 percent rise at US retail.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl from Nintendo is expected to be the top game for the month. The title, released on March 9, sold over 1.4 million units in the US in its first week. Pachter believes the title sold 2 million during the entire month.

Other top sellers may include Army of Two, Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Major League Baseball 2K8 and catalog titles such as Wii Play, Guitar Hero III and Rock Band.
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The BBC earlier this week launched its catch-up internet TV service, iPlayer, for Wii. But not happy with being left out, PS3-loving coding ninjas have created their own version of the iPlayer for PS3.

Using magic and fairy dust, we assume, one clever bloke has re-worked the Wii-compatible part of BBC's iPlayer for use on the PS3, under a new URL.

"It's mainly a demonstration of how easily the BBC could support the PS3 with their Wii version," the creator says.

"This does nothing more than mask your PS3's user-agent string and makes half a dozen changes to make the JavaScript and CSS function correctly on the PS3," apparently.

And this 'agent string masking' trickery only took a day to cobble together - done as proof of how easily the BBC could do it officially for PS3.

Don't wait for that to happen, though. Just direct your PS3 browser to http://www.ps3iplayer.com.
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Wow so it's taken many version discontinuations and dramatic price cuts but they are finally catching up. Lol @ Sony.
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PS3 > 360. Peeps are beginning to see this it seems. (I have owned both and in my experience the PS3 is the better unit)
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You know how I know the 360 is at this point winning the console war?


This is actually news.
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Originally Posted by Kamakazi View Post
You know how I know the 360 is at this point winning the console war?


This is actually news.
You know I agree. I own both and was disapointed with my PS3 for the longest time. However, now I have learned to love it as much as my 360.

Back on topic: I think news like this is not really news here on OCN. Posts like this only starts the flame wars instead of discussions. No offense to the OP as he (or she) posts great news for us to read.

That's all I got...
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More people will be buying the PS3 for GTAIV too according to polls. So it looks to stay on the up. Blu-ray, GT5rologue, then the GTAIV bundle, then MGS4. Its hardly suprising really..
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Wow so it's taken many version discontinuations and dramatic price cuts but they are finally catching up. Lol @ Sony.
Lol

Lol @ you, sony is a multi billion $$$ company. What the hell have you got?

Seriously, what is with all the bashing.

It's nice that the PS3 is catching up, but it has a long way to go yet. I am still undecided on which console i prefer more. I love both.
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Wow so it's taken many version discontinuations and dramatic price cuts but they are finally catching up. Lol @ Sony.
PS3 has had 4 versions, same as the 360 so I don't get what your getting at. Plus the cell processor is now cheaper to make, hence the price drop. Either way we win
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This is not a surprise but the title should have been Wii out sold 360 and PS3 combined, again.
    
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