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at 2:15PM PST on January 24, 2008.
RE: Wii Tie-in Ratio at 8:1 in December
Though you have to look at the December tie-in ratio in comparison to the 360 as both were in the same situation. Alone, the December statistic does not mean much. I do not see it as a "spin stat" because the source is fairly unbiased (NPD), but the way you use it in your predicting and buying/shorting on the simExchange depends on how you view it. I believe the information presented in the article is good information that provides insight.
One thing I must say is that in ratios, the amount of hardware does not affect the end ratio in comparison to the amount of software. (That can be a confusing statement, so let me go on.) Per a console, the Wii has sold more software than the PS3 has in the U.S. The number of PS3s in the U.S. does not affect the comparison between the Wii and PS3 as the tie-in ratio is per a console. Therefore, it is easily seen that thus far, the Wii has had better software sales than the PS3 in the U.S. because of the higher number of software titles sold per a console (a number that can be compared between consoles with different hardware numbers). Thusly, your reasoning that the weakness of the Wii's software sales is shown by this statistic in comparison to the PS3 is invalid.
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