With the winter holidays past, January didn't do too well in the US for console sales with an average drop of 76% with consumers.
NPD figures show that even the Nintendo Wii and DS dropped from shoppers' grace. A slight upshot is that PS3 sales beat PSP for once, though still over 100,000 behind Xbox 360.
Usually January sales can help keep numbers floating after the Christmas period but it looks like most tapped out, no thanks to the stinking economy.
PS3 rode the holidays at 523,000 but came down to 203,000 last month. PSP and PS2 sales were 172,000 and 101,000 for January.
Overall it's disappointing the most for Sony with sales down 25% for PS3 compared with January 2008, with PSP following suit. PS2 has taken the biggest year-on-year tumble with a 62% plummet.
December saw sales of 1.47 and 2.5 million respectively for Nintendo Wii and DS, but fell to 679,000 and 511,000. Xbox 360 enjoyed 1.1 million sales but stood at 309,000.
Nintendo shouldn't be too disappointed because at least they dominated the New Year software sales charts with Wii Fit, Wii Play and Mario Kart Wii securing gold, silver and bronze.
1) Wii Fit 2) Wii Play 3) Mario Kart Wii 4) Left 4 Dead 5) Call of Duty: World at War 6) Skate 2 7) Guitar Hero World Tour 8) New Super Mario Bros. 9) Mario Kart DS 10) Lord of the Rings: Conquest
2) Wii Play
3) Mario Kart Wii
4) Left 4 Dead
5) Call of Duty: World at War
6) Skate 2
7) Guitar Hero World Tour
8) New Super Mario Bros.
9) Mario Kart DS
10) Lord of the Rings: Conquest