PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3)US PS3 software sales as of Apr 09
GamaSutra - June 26, 2009
Submitted by deftangel (291)
at 6:46AM PST on June 26, 2009
Motorstorm: Pacific Rift < 250k : Killzone 2, Resistance 2 & GT5: Prologue - 250k-500k : LittleBigPlanet 750k - 1000k : GTA:IV PS3 - 1.7m : MGS4 - 1.1m
I've listed only active stocks, these are US only and *do not include bundles* . However, the weakness in PS3 software is pretty clear. More through the link.
To expand on Mushashi's comment on bundle sales :
The main problem with shorting is that there is almost always a possibility in the future that a certain game get bundled (either officially by the console manufacturer, worldwide, or by certain big retailer like gamestop) which will skew the price up, and cost people DKPs.
Let's say Wii Music get bundled in the future (I know the probability is non-existant, but let's assume). The current GLS is 3.5 Million, which is probably right for non-bundle scenario. But with bundling, Wii Music might be able to reach 4 Million or even 5 Million. Whenever we short something, this bundling will always exist as risk, whether it is a big risk (first party game) or very small risk (third party game).
Fire (clearance) sale, which drive up the price is also a risk when shorting stock. Which is why I always wanted a big margin (25% minimum) when shorting things.