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PS3 vs. Xbox 360 vs. Wii – Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 Sales

August 9, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
     Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 was released on June 8, 2010, on the PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360.  The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions released with a MSRP of $59.99, while the Wii version released with a MSRP of $49.99.  The game was developed by EA Tiburon and published under the EA Sports brand.

     When the June 2010 NPD sales results were posted, it showed that Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 had declined 68% overall, in first month sales year-over-year.  The Wii version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 had the most significant decrease in year-over-year sales, decreasing by 86%.  An analyst from Cowen and Company, Doug Creutz, even stated, “…Woods’ scandal woes may have permanently damaged the sales potential….”, when speaking of the Tiger Woods PGA Tour franchise.

     With June NPD numbers not looking so well for the game, did it fair better in July and the beginning of August so far?  Let’s take a look at the sales ranks tracked for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 on the PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360.

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Chart Info:
     The chart above shows the sales ranks for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 on the PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360, with data captured between June 8 and August 9, 2010.  The higher the line is on the chart, the better the sales ranks are for the game.
     35 days of data were captured, with forty-one sales ranks used in the chart.

Highs & Lows:
     The highest recorded sale rank for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 on the PS3 was #42, on June 8 around 4:10AM.
The lowest recorded sale rank for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 on the PS3 was #770, on August 8 around 9:50PM.

     The highest recorded sale rank for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 on the Xbox 360 was #60, on June 8 around 4:10AM.
The lowest recorded sale rank for the game on the Xbox 360 was #1,441, on August 9 around 1:50PM.

     The highest recorded sale rank for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 on the Wii was #51, on June 8 around 10:30PM.
The lowest recorded sale rank for the game on the Wii was #660, on July 26, around 3:20AM.

Critical Reception:
     After looking when the first review scores started being published, it appears that Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 was under a “review embargo” of sorts, at least until the game released.  The first review scores started being published on/around June 8, which was the day the game released.

     Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 on the PS3 has a review score average of 78.63%, based on 26 reviews on GameRankings.com
     Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 on the Xbox 360 has a review score average of 80.57%, based on 36 reviews.
     Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 on the Wii has a review score average of 84.33%, based on 20 reviews.

(Do you agree, or disagree with the score?)
Possible Influences on Rank:
     On June 21 and 22, as well as June 25, I recorded Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 on the PS3 and Xbox 360 selling for $49.99, and the Wii version selling for 42.99.
I recorded the Wii version selling for $39.99, on August 2, 5, and 6.
Thoughts/Questions:
     I have not played any of the Tiger Woods PGA Tour games on this generation of consoles.  Other than the new control options like the Wii Remote, and that being updated with WM+, or the Sony games now getting the Sony Move support, I don’t see how the Tiger Woods PGA Tour games have changed a whole lot from the initial games, as of game-play.
     
     If you have played the Tiger Woods PGA Tour franchise games on a near yearly basis, please leave your thoughts if you think the franchise has continuously changed for the better; or, do you think somebody that purchased one of the original games in the franchise has experienced, for the most part, what the most recent franchise releases are offering?
If you are interested in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 on either the PS3, Wii, or Xbox 360, you can see prices for each version on Amazon.com below:
  
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