Sales of the PlayStation 3 could see a rise of up to 10 per cent in the wake of Toshiba's pull-out from the next generation DVD war as a result of educated consumers who have been waiting for the format war to end.
sony+ps3=come back kid
Just like the PS and PS2
Not to flame or anything, but I don't think sony every went away..... Like many said before me, Sony went through their worst "publicity" year and still sold 10 million consoles. Dismissing that fact would be like dismissing how the 360 sold 20-something million units.
This will definitely give a boost to PS3 sales. As will the following: MGS4 release GTAIV release (Both systems) 2009 discontinuation of the PS2 FFXIII release (big boost) First release of Madden without a PS2 edition First release of Guitar Hero/Rock Band without a PS2 edition God of War 3 And any price drops along the way. The PS2 console and it's readily available software is a huge deterrent to people moving up to the PS3. Sony has been loyal to this fanbase at a detriment to it's future market share. The positive side is that the PS2 continues to be a cash cow for Sony to keep the entire division in the black.
Yeah but they don't want to be viewed as abandoning the PS2. That would harmful to their image. Most of the PS2 will jump to the PS3 in due time. I don't feel there is a need to discontinue the PS2 because it's still a very large cash cow for them. If they drop the price of the PS3 again that will spur the sales even more.
yep like i said in an article yeterday, when Toshiba pulls out of the format war the ps3 will see a major boost in sales.
and now it begins!
how does bluray winning the format war affect 360 well theres your answer!
all territories had increased numbers for PS3 and decreased numbers for 360(except UK) some regions like Spain or France was absolutely incredible for SONY :P and I think after Blu-ray victory there is no doubt PS3 will sell even more in coming months..
I don't care about a boost in sales, what I want it a price drop, and bring us the rumbble to usa NOW.
i mean really who would have thought the format war would have been settled 1 year after the introduction... i mean even i thought it wouldn't be for another 2 years, but hey... like i say Dont call it a come beack because they haven't left. Good Job sony, Good job
Everyone should know that you just get more for your dollars with a ps3. Its really a great deal. With tax season if people are done paying for there bills hopefully they have enough left over to invest in this great piece of equipment.
ps3+last year+sony=new kid on the block
The worse part is, they had this on the news last night saying HD DVD might be discontinued, so you know once the consumers see this on tv, they know what to choose now.
Pachter feels that while committing the Xbox 360 to Blu-ray is an option for Microsoft, either in terms of a built-in device or as a peripheral, both are unlikely - while to compete on that basis with the PlayStation 3 the company can only look towards price cuts.
me and IN YOUR MOM both agree that microsoft wouldnt want to be in that situation.
ESPICIALLY if the addon is anywhere from 250 to 299.99 and if the ps3 goes to 299.99(which it will)
all they would do is contribute to manufacturing cost being brought down for bluray and since the ps3 is a bluray player, cost for it could come down even quicker.
its a win win situation for sony and its a loss for microsoft in the since that more people will be buying ps3's
and dont think that all those movie buffers wont ever buy a game. because most likely they will purchase a couple. maybe they have kids that want games or maybe they have extra money and just want to try it out.
im sure they're 1000's of people who want to make the leap to HD but with the "war" have been worried of committing to one format or the other.
Now with Blu-Ray the winner these people can now make that leap and the PS3 is still the lowest price and best BR player avaliable, plus all the extras you get, wireless, HDD etc etc
Kutaragi-san sips champagne, chuckling to himself.
lol that part made me laugh about the chuckling, cause everytime you see him it looks like hes chuckling:)
they were talking about BD's victory in the format war. Someone complained about the price. Then somone pipped in, get a PS3. It's cheaper, better and plays games for the kids.
I know that having a Blu-Ray drive causes some people to buy a PS3 without a desire for videgames but, this is still going to push consoles and some of the consoles will buy games as well.
People who were on the edge about which system to buy might be persuaded to go Sony now that the format war is over with as well.
In general, if you want a gaming experience but also want to play next gen media as well, the PS3 is your maching. That is, unless you acutally think DD will take off.
Sony could dominate this year if they dropped their price to $299. I don't think Microsoft could combat that, but I doubt Sony will as they want to profit this year and not take anymore losses.
If we used last months NPD figures, we'd see North America sales of the PS3 hit 300,000 a month in Feb-March. It wasn't that long ago they were barely selling 80,000 a month there.
Nice Another 10% of PS3's sold to movie fanatics, playing BluRay movies on the cheap BRplayer uh sorry PS3. Thus worsening the already weak game attach rate per unit sold PS3: 3.8 games per unit sold 360: 7 games per unit sold Growth isn't always good. Depends to whom the units are sold
The attach rate is higher for the PS3 than for the X360.
5.2 games per console according to Sony figures
either way though for sony, it means they bought their product, and down the road they see a game they like, they can then buy it and play it. That in sony's eye is good, and either way its then helping their cause.
And attach rate don't matter if you're not making money anyway. The RRoD offsets your supposed "high" attach rate.
...Pure Comedy Gold.
Yea but mart as far as im aware that includes downloaded xbox live games(im not sure if sony include psn games).
Id like to see what the full game attatch rate is.
there's no doubt xbox users buy games, but i'd like to see attatch rate of full game software.
"Growth isn't always good. Depends to whom the units are sold "
I recommend you never go into business my friend.
Sony make money on PS3 sales, Sony make money on Blu-Ray sales i doubt they care whether you buy it for games or movies, a sale is a sale.
made that attach rate comment sound stupid. I don't really need to bring up the fact that the xbox has been around twice as long as the PS3 do I?
Hey mart why dont you go sit in the corner with power of green, cause both of you post a like, and the things you come with seem like the same old trash, dont you have a job or something? school to be at?
Sony still doesn't make money on every PS3 sold (not only hardware costs need to be recovered also cost to market the product). So those that say even a PS3 sold to someone that only watch movies, should known better. So my comment stays: not every PS3 sold (growth) is a good thing for Sony/PS3 as a game device. @ Fenderputty "made that attach rate comment sound stupid. I don't really need to bring up the fact that the xbox has been around twice as long as the PS3 do I?" Your comment sounds stupid if you knew the attach rates of the consoles history PS3 @ launch: 1.5 game per unit sold 360 @ launch: 4.5 game per unit sold So you can't just say: the 360 has been around twice as long, thus it's obvious it's that low. The PS3 just doesn't drive so much softwaresales period. You can't argue with that. Look at the world wide sales of games and you'll see whats reality.
PS3 attachment rate is 5.2
"Growth isn't always good. Depends to whom the units are sold " Comment of the day. lol
yea and somehow I have 7 BD movies and 7 games as well.
Wipe those tears away big guy
There's a difference between "attach rate" and "meaningful attach rate". Just because 360 owners will buy any shovelware thrown their way to boost their gamerscore doesn't mean that it's a good thing. Also, the 360 is more likely to be owned by younger kids due to it's lower price point, and we all know kids will buy any licensed crap you put in their path. I know, my little brothers do it all the time for the Wii despite my warnings of crappiness. The point is, PS3 owners may not buy as many games, but I bet you the average games a PS3 owner owns are of a higher quality than a 360 owner who has 20+ games.
NOT a single agree!!!! that shows how stup!d your comments are!
Mart the attach rate is good but if you look the other way. If attachment rate is say 7/console on xbox.... and say we got 30mil xbox on the market in 2009 that makes 210mil software in 2009. But if PS3 got 4/console like you said... and the Blu-Ray effect kicking in makes Sony sell more PS3 in 2009 say about 50mil that's 200mil. Btw i'm really generous with the number. So the attach rate is matter, but its not absolute, you can have just 1,000 consoles on the market with 100games/console but it will be no match with 1 mil console with 1games/console.
well if it does, then good for sony
if you do the maths the attach rate is higher for the ps3 due to the fact it has a smaller install base
if you do want to be a fanboy atleast do it intelligently
i hope movie buffs do buy the ps3 for bluray movies because judging by how many people watch dvd's thats a install base sony want to get into, just a fraction of that base will see ps3's soar into tens of millions of homes.
and i guarantee those movie buffs who have kids will then inturn buy a game like little big planet to keep their kids happy,singstar when friends are over and maybe even MGS4 just to see what the fuss is about.
Damn... Sheep is a right name "if you do the maths the attach rate is higher for the ps3 due to the fact it has a smaller install base " it's called the AVERAGE ATTACH RATE PER UNIT SMART GUY That means. Total of software sales devided by the total number of units sold. Which means it doesn't matter if the install base is higher or not, it's averaged. Thus: 1 user buys 3.8 games on the PS3 1 user buys 7 games on the 360 1.000 users together buy 3.800 games for the PS3 1.000 users together buy 7.000 games for the 360 It's all fairly calculated. It does make a difference in the total software sales ofcourse, because the install base of the 360 is so much larger, total $$$$$ spend is even a larger jump, thus more interesting for 3rd party devs to earn the bucks
Why does an increase in PS3 sales p!ss you off so much? "not every PS3 sold (growth) is a good thing for Sony/PS3 as a game device" Really? So the fact that someone buys a Sony product and get exposure to quality is a bad thing for Sony? *pages through his copy of the book of [email protected] Ah, yes, there it is. On page 107. Sorry, my bad. Even if they initially buy it only as a movie player, surely even you can see that there is great benefit in that sale...those people probably have kids. Now the kids want a gaming machine. Do you think the parents are going to go out and buy a Wii or 360, or just get PS3 games?
Where exactly are you pulling that 3.8 figure from? Sony's fiscal report shows they've sold 54.4million games. That equates to a ratio of 5.2 games per console yet you ignore that and focus on the smaller figure. Why?
ok mart, just waste your last bubble so you can go to the open zone, were you belong.
you mention movie fanatics. have you ever thought that they have the potential to buy a game also.lol
and you go on to talk about software
ps3 3.8 per unit sold
360 7 per unit sold
360 17 million
ps3 10.5 million
MAKES PERFECT SENSE. did you know that in EUROPE the ps3 sales software just as well as the 360 and ever better on some multiplat games. the ps3 has been selling software, you're just trying to spin this in any negative way you can. how do you think those DVD owners got into games? maybe because they decided to pick up a game for thier KIDS or just to have FUN. you're an idiot and you're just angry because all your "PREDICTIONS" were and are wrong about the ps3 and you're only saviour was NPD. well look who was on top last month and who will be on top this month. oh wait but it was because of "SHORTAGES" right? well then in march, when the bluray effect really takes affect, lets see if the 360 can climb it way back to the top.
and in aprail when the ps3 drops to 299.99 and its selling as a bluray player AND a game console, you can bet you're money it will do the same that it did in january.
so all in all, THE PS3 WILL CONTINUE TO OUTSELL THE 360 IN AMERICA AND THE REST OF THE WORLD FOR THE REST OF THIS GEN............HENCE MORE DEVS JUMPING ON BOARD. face it MART, the ps3 will go on to sell the most hardware again this gen..........FOR THE THIRD TIME IN A ROW with the wii close behind it A(possibly in front)
but the 360 will only sell 40million MAX. its over mart.........DEAL WITH IT.
I would like to extend a welcome to all new gamers to the PS3 platform, I recommend "WarHawk" for the online play and "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" for the great game play and great story line.
so according to Mart, sony is doing better when its not selling the ps3 at all, that way the attachment rate increases? so if sony sold 1 ps3 and that one person bought every game would that really make a profit for sony... wow man where do u come up with this ... theres no way this guy is out of high school if he doesnt understand why having more consoles in more homes would create more of a profit for sony
u are a poor deluded soul,if you feel to call me a sheep more fool you,name calling is the depth you have sunk to my friend
next-gen.biz have just done an article cementing my claim that the attach rate is higher for the ps3 than 360.
it seems you are really upset at the moment with bluray winning,an upturn in ps3 sales and all the negative press 360 is having at the moment!
you actually make 360 owners look bad, and i know there are alot of 360 gamers who cringe at your comments because you dont represent their feelings,360 had an amazing 2007 and kudos for that
but you let yourself down at most of the times,you ramble on and most of your comments should be in the open zone.
i never expected you to crack so soon with the pressure, we ps3 owners put up with negativity throughout 2007 and rode the storm which shows character,two months into 2008 and you cant handle it,just goes to show huh you like it when the goings good but cant take the rough with the smooth
whats with all the "trying to prove a point" coming from?? did ur 360 RROD on u and feel that maybe just maybe PS3 is the better choice but since ur mom cant afford another system for u ur here trying 2 hate on the PS3?? u dont work for sony so u saying PS3 isnt making them money is just speculation.....last time i checked PS3 was the main reason HDDVD got spanked out of the format war and lost big time..last time i checked PS3 doesnt have a 30% failure rate..last time i checked PS3 arent using their console power supply as a cafe table...
PS3 is going strong and will dominate 2008...BLU winning just gave them the edge..ppl will look at the 360 as a failure since it supported a failed product HDDVD...when a customer asked what HD disc does the 360 play - they will say HDDVD lol geeez i wonder were the customer will turn to get a console that plays blu and games..
XBLag i mean live is about 2 get spanked by Home and u guessed it..itll be free...funny how fueled war is the only title from the start of the 360 to have servers just like PS3 games such as the greatest online game of them all warhawk..
i could go on and on and on & tell u the 360 is pretty much doomed and go over all the facts...but mart ur brainwashed..& there is no hopein making u see how bad MS rips u 360 off.
man, it's not the same when you're not trolling here! some's missing... the 360 needs you in these troubled times. the ship is sinking, you need to go find more numbers, get more creative with these stats, it's so entertaining! why don't you join us fanboys on the dark side, it's a lot of fun in the open zone, where we can let it all out and have a good laugh about it.
the dumbest taliban from Xbaboonistan! his no flip-flopper, his pure dedicated zeal, doing it all for free, he's got a halo3 tattoo and a Peter Moore poster in his bathroom, he even has m$ underwear!
The Mart and xbox360 lose again.
i bet TheMART works for Microsoft. why would anyone care so much about making the ps3 look bad? poor man!
LMAO of at Marty.
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