Some interesting sales figures from Sony New Zealand reveal that the PS2 is outselling the PS3 three to one. The PS2 is New Zealand's Wii. Geekpulp.co.nz has the details.
some people just don't go next gen
omg The PS3 is ONE YEAR OLD with no big games until this year, ITS GOING TO SALE FINE!!!!
...that until October 2007 the PS3 was still $1399 (NZD). Even though they are a more respectable $799 the PS2 sells for as little as $150 new. The PS2 still provides excellent value for money for those not interested in next gen gaming. Especially when it means you also have to (ideally) get an HDTV to enjoy it.
Also, New Zealand is such a small gaming market that any stats that suggest 3:1 sales could actually mean that 3 PS2's were sold. We still don't even have dedicated PSN servers - we have to connect to those in Australia.
Hey wuteva,as long as Sony's earnin cash dats a good thing
The PS3 is still really expensive in NZ, at $799. Also its not even a year old over here, so its still only apealling to hardcore early adopters.
Another point is that we only get the 40Gb sku, so i wont be surprised if many nz hardcore gamers would rather import thier ps3 from usa or asia. That would make ps3 sales seem very small.
I myself would have bought a ps3 in singapore if I wasnt interested in bluray movies.
So...so which side are the xbots? :S
is why Sony as a company will do fine for every rocky start they have, the one before it will keep it aloft till its library is full of the exclusives then the migration occurs it always like this
Bad thing is most of those gamers at first migrated to xbox360 and wii.
But since ps2s are still selling than it can still work.
one thing a lot of people forget is that the majority of people buying these systems are not gamers. Especially in december. I work with a guy who told me "I finally broke down and bought my son a ps2 this christmas."
all I could do was laugh.
how lame how ps3 fans get upset by this news umm ps2 has been out like almost 9 years and still selling more not too many ppl are crazy for the ps3
Whats wrong with the ps2 selling more than the ps3? It should be a good thing right?
It was a link on N4G, anyway great news for Sony who has the know how to have 3 platforms on the market, and one that's 7 years old!
Those PS2 owners are just waiting for a PS3 price drop,and the heavy juggernauts(MGS4,Killzone 2,LBP etc)
Expect things to change this year
Just like the PS1-PS2 era. Alot of PS1 fans waited until the second PS2 year when the heavy hitters arrive and the PS2 price was affordable before they migrate. It explained the slow start in the first year and second BANG!. I can easily see 18 million PS3 sold this year. Not just because of the returning heavy hitters or the mainstream price but also the fact that there will be less emphasis on the PS2 this year.
now have another console that have better games then it's predecessor...and better market price.
so who knows where they will jump...
cmrbe below - Not true Xbox came out of nowhere and PSX fans jumped on it, same as PS2 fans will also make the jump, now how much well it will most likely not be as much as the same ones getting a ps3 but the Xbox fanbase did not magically appear.
The PS2 owners will most likely jump to the PS3 considering that there are continued IPs on the PS3(KZ2, MGS4) so most likely they wont go to xbox to start gaming when they missed out on Halo 1 and 2, and Gears and other games.
Your right. There is another alternative in the x360 but as playbeyond above me said. The PS2 fans associate gaming with the PS brand. The exclusive games they like on PS2 will be on PS3 so naturally they will want to buy a PS3. Also the x360 is a good alternative for the hardcore segement of the PS fanbse but not the casual or the mainstearm that makes up the bulk of the 100 million PS2 fanbase. Like it or not the x360 is seen as the gaming choice for the hardcore and cnsidering that the majority of the Hardcore PS fans are also very loyal PS fans. I highly doubt they will even switch to x360.
The PS2 is portrayed as the family console here in NZ, all the average family joe here wants (what his kids tell him to get) is singstar and buzz, thats where it shines IMO.
and its cheap, under $200 nz dollars (approx 100-120 US$), its a really tempting offer for most parents.
maybe I'll be a "pBOT = Ps2 fanboy". WTF i still buyin gold-gen and when do you expect them to upgrade?
with the ps2 library so gigantic when will they jump on the 360 or ps3..
start cutting back the ps2 production
they started off good by making ps3s not BC, helping software sales go up.
next they need to raise the HW sales by limiting the ps2.
but its a double-edged sword, as you lose valuable revenue from ps2
because if they cut the ps2 at this point in time when the ps3 isn't at its best that would leave potential ps2 buyers look in the Wii's area or the 360(which is at its prime right now) so the smart thing to do is support the ps2 until a year after the heavy hitters come out and convince developers that if they want to make money stop trying to make Wii games and make games for the ps2 instead(at least that will leave ps2 owners with something to play until the heavy hitters reach this fall)
cutting the ps2 would be the worst idea ever, that is a major cash cow. if anything, sony will push for the ps2 more than the ps3.
MORE money for SONY,too bad Micro$oft cant say the SAME about the Xbox consoles
Jump OUT and Play B3YOND
Cut back ps2 production?...hizzell naww...keeping this ps2 fanbase will help ps2 to survive...then when everyone is tired of their ps2...by that time..ps3 will be 120 dollars...and BOOOM...another 10 yr life span :D....
yeh you can take away bubbles...my own comment looks newbish to me.
Could it be because the ps2 cost hundreds less than the ps3 why is this news.
Someone's trying to make the PS3 look bad.
I know...it's funny as hell.
I'm sure Guitar Hero sold a lot of PS2's.
and the ps2 sold 30?
am i right am i right???
is a blow to the Playstation 3, as it means that there is a chance they will *NOT buy a Playstation 3.
every Playstation 2 sold is just *ONE more consumer who will probably buy a Playstation 3 when they decided to join the next gen.
there are still 112 *MILLION Playstation 2 owners out there just waiting to upgrade. waiting for MGS4, FFXIII, White Knight Story, Little Big Planet, and a slew of others, like GTAIV and Devil May Cry 4 (most PS2 owners view those franchies as "Playstation franchises" so chances are high they will buy it on their Playstation 3 to "keep it in the family").
Playstation 3 sales will do nothing but grow throughout 2008. i'm glad i didn't hold out, and bought mine last year, but not everybody could hop on board with that $499/$599 entry price. at $400, the PS3 is a *STEAL, and with a software library as strong as it has this year, there is less and less reason to wait. Blu Ray winning the format war will also boost PS3 sales, and encourage developer support, which in turn, will mean more games for the PS3, on top of the many exclusive titles Sony's first and second party studios are working on.
until the 360 passes the xbox's total sales you cannot count it hurting the playstation sales.
so far, the 360 is 10 million units shy of reaching the original X Boxes lifetime sales.
with the software lineup of the 360 revealed thus far, i'm not expecting it to meet the X Boxes sales yet. then again, the X Box reached it's sales after 4 years before Microsoft pulled the plug, and the 360 is going into it's 3rd year now.
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