PS3 sells better in its first year compared to competition Xbox360.
Of curse it did... Was there ever any doubt? The xbox 360 is on it's last leg and 3rd year... That means they've got 1 year left before they kick out their next puddle of PIG P*$$ to the public. Microsoft loves those 4 year life cycles.
No it cant be!Not a system that has no games and was a lot more expensive.Not the system with Blu Ray that people said was a liability.Not the system that people said was done only months after launch!No it cant be!Obviouly I am being sarcastic.Go f@#$ yourselfs Xbots your days are numbered!Play Beyond!The Future is BLU!
makes sense,doesn't it?money does not matter so
much.better complain about the price of games.
Not bat at all with his crappy first year (high price, no many killer-ap, etc...) Let's see how it'll sell in 2008 with all the killer-ap, maybe future price cut, Blu-Ray drive, all this stuff :)
not surprised, after all sony is a familar brand, and is recognized by everyone who knows gaming
They have the experience and resources from the last two generations of consoles. Even a bad launch can't hinder them for too long. Stringer managed to do a pretty good job at restructuring the company. Now if they can focus more on software development (Home, PSN, etc), I don't see why they can't tie with the 360's sales by mid-2009.
hell ya. dude they got 2 generations of pure success behind them. if anythin they know what they are doing
gears of war peak is unbelievable.. I said manytimes Gears was the mose powerful system seller for 360.. but Allways got many disagrees.. because I said HALO3 or any other game didnt move systems as fast! :P oops I did it again! in my opinion PS3 without any MEGAhit title did a Great job compare to 360.(Megahit= MGS4,GT5,GoW3,Killzone2 maybe,FFXIII,FFversusXIII..) cant wait to see how many systems MGS4 can move just in Japan!
don't forget resistance 2. the first has sold over 3 million and that was a launch title with little install base at the time.
Resitance didtn't sell 3 million to just the install base but people who have picked a PS3 up over the year. The PS3 still has a long way to go to catch up but with blu ray the dominant next gen dvd format it will definately move consoles. But hey, no one looses in a console war unless they don't like what they've bought.
Could be could be... But it still has to catch up with 9 mln. units on the 360. And as long as the 360 and the PS3 sell about the same world wide the PS3 ain't catching up. The PS3 has to sell so much more each month to even get on par with the 360, that one year headstart of the 360 is hard to catch up with for sure. And what if MS drops the 360's price to 279 to 299 Dollar/Euro with the GTAIV launch? The table can turn more then once and for now, MS takes the lead on Sony with 9 mln. units more sold
The entire YEAR your #'s have been shrinking lol! "YEAH WELL IT STILL HAS TO CATCH UP BY ....." You aren't catching that the 360 is slowing, while the PS3 is gaining? Now with MS"s made up shortage.. the number will continue to shrink. The 360 had a head start and 1 years worth of people to buy the system, yet they still cant keep a Stable lead on the PS3. Maybe its time to start ps3kings.com? All you can deal in is speculation.What if MS drops price, only if MS does this... IF IF IF. Price points were NEVER an issue for MS. Thats why sales dont JUMP when they lower the price. No poor pauper in the world is sitting around waiting for the 360 to drop in price so that they can afford it. 12 year olds can save up lunch money and by one in a few months. Its not the Price. The PS3 costs more than the 360.. and it out performs it. Wait beyond kiddo. Face it. The PS3 just owned the 360.
that's not the purpose of the article. it was basically the irony of the matter. You know, how everyone said the ps3 was selling so badly and how the xbox was selling so well.
what if XboX360 reach 10 million cuz of RRoD ? and about GTA4 , I agree that MS can move many systems cuz of thAT.. but they must attract People trust (reliable Hardware with FUTURE Bluray addon) ... and dont forget SONY has 2 more components for winning GTA war! MGS4 and Blu-ray(new standard HD format)with reasonable price
LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOO The Mart said the PS3 is 9 million behind HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAH AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Look at these desperate Xbox fanboys still trying to tell themselves they have a chance. hahahahahaha
Wait until PS3 is 300$ soon. Wait until all these games drop.
Its going to be a massacre.
PS3 will catch up by 2009. And its about to take off REALLY soon even more.
I doubt GTA 4 will help 360 as much as M$ wants to think. Halo 3 didn't sky rocket xbox 360 sales at all.
"And what if MS drops the 360's price to 279 to 299 Dollar/Euro with the GTAIV launch? The table can turn more then once and for now, MS takes the lead on Sony with 9 mln. units more sold" Sorry couldnt help but laugh when i saw that. "What If" lol ur arguments are getting worse and worse seriously how would u react if a ps3 fanboy said - what if they dropped the ps3 price to €200 for the MGS4 release. What if Arguments are the worst types or arguements. Come on Think Before you post such random hopes you have.
Sony could drop the price as well if MS does it with the x360, and a price cut will benefit the ps3 more since is the most expensive one. However tables will turn will only be in SONYs favor from now on. There really isn`t much to slow them douwn, and with the x360 we are already seeing a constant rate of slowing down.
Hey mart didnt you even try and think this out? You do know Japan is not a small country and that that place alone can give PS3 the sales to catch up to the 360 without even doing it in the US, and did you forget the xbox360 is only selling good in the US (that might change) while PS3 is selling well all around which is what in the end will put it ahead of the 360, so unless you dont want to admit that what im saying is true then you need to sit in the corner with your best friend Power of green, and watch what happens when you talk garbage from the start of a great systems launch to the end, you didnt think sony was going to hand over their crown just like that did you?
ms SHOULD drop price. their console won't play hi-def movies and is only capable of a "dead" hd-dvd format add-on. plus with the risk of RROD- a price drop should be immediate. not wait until GTA.
can someone tell me where the mart is getting his numbers from. I mean last time I checked ps3 is past 10.5 million and xbox was at 17million. So where is he getting this 9million lead from?
@ Ice2ms Think about it again... This is the current situation: PS3 @ Launch in December 2006 USA: price 600 Dollar PS3 @ Launch in March 2007 Europe: price 600 Euro PS3 @ Fall 2007: price 400 Euro/Dollar Drop within a half year (Europe) or not even a year (USA): 200 Dollar/Euro 360 @ launch in December 2005 USA: price 400 Dollar, Europe 400 Euro 360 Pricedrop Fall 2007 to 349 Euro Drop after almost 2 years same price: 50 Euro/Dollar If you have brains, you would know Microsoft has given less away then Sony. The 360 pricedrop is normal in the market, the PS3 price drop ain't. MS can and will drop the price soonish because they didn't gave away all at once. Sony was forced, MS can do so if they think its wise in their strategy. And GTAIV seems to be a really great opportunity to take extra sales in combination with the best and most complete GTAIV game including the future 2 episodic downloads EDIT @ Riotsquad (below) Halo 3 has sparked the sales, but it is also known Halo isn't as mass people oriënted like GTA is. MGS isn't also. One could compare MGS with Halo actually. Most people that will buy MGS4 already own a PS3 and there won't be so many hardware sales over it. GTA on the other hand got the PS2 sales in higher gear. It's a game that has a wide fan audience. If the 360 takes momentum with a lower price level (Read 279 to 299 Euro/Dollar compared to PS3 on 399 Euro/Dollar) plus the most complete experience then YES it can drive hardware sales. BTW Halo 3 itself sold what, 7 to 8 mln. copies, so it did earn MS enough $$$$$
M$ advertised the hell out of that game and the 360 sales didn't sky rocket. How would a multiplatform game all of a sudden sky rocket M$ sales enough to the point where "The table can turn"? I doubt it. Yes, this game will sell fantastic on 360, I just doubt it'll help them sell 360s.....even with exclusive episodic content. Ah yes, true.
MS put in $1BILLION (that's with a B) for hardware problems. i don't think Halo 3 sales reached a Billion $ yet. They've never made $ in gaming and i dont' think they will this gen either because this RRoD issue is going to keep coming back since at LEAST 10Million of the userbase owns a possible faulty console
thats sorta funny u say that coz the 360 in the uk is only £196
thats the website to go to if u dont beleve me
and thats the basic one the basic ps3 is £299.99
website (40gig havent had a price drop in uk yet i think?)
so u know lets add all that up £200add £70 (20 gig harddrive) and £70 (another 20 gigs to make 40) add £100 (HD-DVD (is dead) to watch those splended movies) add £60 (for wireless adaptor) add £40 (for all youre sub online needs its sub coz u have to pay where i could bye dmc4 for that price) so u know totals are this
ps3:£300 (1 week power bill £10) £310
xbox 360:540 (OMG) (1 week power bill £30 omg i used that much power out goes the naighber hood) £580
waw that the truth rght there well for me in arbroath scotland
Are you crying while you write? You seem to be looking desperately for some sort of way to convince everyone that the PS3 isnt doing as well as people think. Come on, shallow your pride and accept it. Sony did great in the last couple of months, great sales, victory in the format war, great game lineup for 2008. They have been able to turn all those haters into ass kissers. I have never had anything againts MS, look for yourself, but be real man.
If i were an xbot, i would be pissing in my pants too.
Its familarity of the Playstation brand and the momentum of the win of Blu-ray, that pushed the ps3 to reach the 10 million mark faster than the 360. Good job Sony.
Im still new to N4G... But i can predict where this thread is going... im out.
ahh what the hell, bubbles for you...
edit: just saw your bubbles...if you're new, how did you get so many bubbles?
I remember back in the day where gamers would get together and talk about who can finish what game the fastest or share a few cheats here and there. Now days, everyone wants to talk about sales figures -- I just don't get it! I hope ALL THREE SYSTEMS sale 250 million and gamers will take over the world....muahahahahhah =)
I see where you are coming from. Not sure why you are getting disagrees. Probably some punk kid fanboys are something. Bubbles for you for being a true gamer!!!!!!!!!!!!!
the open zone sucks, just because I told the truth, what ever happened to freedom of speech, especially in a site with freedom to take anybodies bubbles away.
oh well,I'll just submit news, I don't usually make many comments on this site anyway just want the breaking news and win the prize contest.
n4g sucks now it was way better months ago
u mean it was way better when there was no good ps3 news and good 360 news like putting the final nail in the ps3 coffin?
gave you a bubble. Hey anyone knows how many times do you have to give bubble before a person actually gets one?.
its all about sells now , ofcourse ps3 would be succesful its playstation.. when i first join this site i took up for ps3 . what i ment was u dont hear much about games why care fr sells insted of your games!?
they sent me here, took away my bubbles and didn't have any reason to. they didn't even delete any of my comments that day. and i don't post much so it couldn't have been anything else. they abuse the power given to them.
N4G mods can eat my d!ck!!!
yeah lets not forget about this fact!
Like Sony said - 'This console war is not a sprint, it is a marathon'
PS3 is future proof technology and gives game developers a very powerful piece of hardware to profit from with they're games. And since PS3 has a lifespan of ten years, that's still about nine years to go and if were at 10 million now then PS3's worldwide victory seems inevitable if things continue like this.
Bubbles for you my friend.
Thats completely true.
The ps3 is an exceptional piece of console technlogy and It is a marthon rather than a sprint.
I believe its future proof for blu-ray play back, but what boggles me is too many ps3 fans believe the hardware is the next best thing to butter. Sorry but just like a PC, a ps3 is a computer and it is actually showing its limitations. Although the cell has alot of unlocked potential...... gaming is still constrained to the video card power. You have to bare in mind the vid card in the ps3 is essentially 7900.
Dont get me wrong ps3 is a wonderful and I much prefer it over the xbox ( due to reliablity and blu-ray) but there is denying no matter how much the cell is used the end result will be t hat the ps3 will ultimatly be constrained to the video card.
Kudos for xbox when they released gears of war, because it was the only time that a console had graphics a tad better than PC combined with relativly decent frame rate (maybe because no studios were pumping out high graphic quality games during that time) . But at this point of the game I Have yet to see a ps3 game surpass PC graphics. I doubt we will see that day because vid cards are mighty power these days. I own drakes fortune (best graphic ps3 game) but it comes NO where near to the graphic level of gears of war PC at highest detail)
Can't wait for gran turismo/ ff/ metal gear solid though, those graphics look quite impressive from the videos.
with NO GAMES and HIGH PRICE,you know
Ratchet and Clank: TOD
The Orange Box
Call of Duty 3
Call of Duty 4
Marvel Ultimate alliance
Those are just the ones i OWN. Nevermind however many more there are out there.
But the price is high; your right there.
He's being sarcastic.
Huh............... ive been so busy playing my ps3, i didnt take notice how well the ps3 was selling...
I honestly haven't heard that one before...bubbles for you...
This just shows the power of the Playstation brand. Even though the concensus of opinion is that the PS3 had a bad year last year, it still performed better than the 360 did in a year of many AAA exclusives. Just imagine how the PS3 will perform this year with the quality of the game line-up!!
You see this misconception that the ps3 had a bad year was just a farce. Everyone expected the ps3 to come out of the gate and run down the 360 within the year. Add to this the fact that the wii blew past both of them like they were standing still and people came to the conclusion that it was a bad year for the ps3. These people consistently ignored charts and sales data, they said japan was too small of a region to count, then europe embraced the ps3 and they still said that 360 dominated north america and thats all that mattered. Now that the ps3 has taken N.A., for the month at least, they chalk it up to shortages and make excuses for microsoft. Funny thing is that the wii has suffered from extreme shortages yet consistently outsells both the 360 and ps3 in the states. Why do these people make excuses for microsoft sloppy handling of the 360. Indeed they have a solid online component and great games but the system is atrocious. I see 2008 as the year that the ps3 pulls away from the 360 and closes that gap.
i already posted this in the first comment, and i've already gotten 5 disagrees.
well.. its what i said from day one. Economics/Business 101 Brand Recognition is EVERYTHING
i'm going to say this built in blu ray will win it all for sony mark my words
the 360 just dont have anything to combat the ps3 in 08
is anybody even surprised! PS3 will rape 360 in terms of sales given time!
'rape the 360'?
what's being going through your mind...I wonder?
I don't think console on console crime is very nice.....
wow ps3 already killed 360's 1 year head start and reduced it to a 8 month head start. Pretty soon 360's year head start will be for not, and the RROD woulda been for nothing.
The press was going on about the disastrous year the PS3 was having, and how well the XB360 was doing. So if the PS3 gains 25% per year, and that is disastrous, then I guess it will only do well in the eyes of the media if it outsells the XB360 by 3:1. News will most probably then read "XB360 keeping up with competition." POG... it is a games console. If your XB360 sells the least number of consoles, still get good titles, does not RRoD, then life is still good bud. Don't make this an emotional issue. I am nearly 40, have 4 kids. I buy Sony because the thing lasts. For a blast I visit these sites. Give my opinion on what interests me. Don't let this take over your life. It is not worth it.
I remember xbox fans were saying the game scores on the box were not inflated......... Perfect example was halo super perfect scores everywhere.
but I guess they were silenced after the gamespot fiasco.
Money does alot when you want to send a message..... its called marketing and marketing strategy. If company has alot of money it can buy into bending the truth a bit.
What about the 50 other sites/mags that praised Halo 3??? They were all "bought?"
yeaa kidd i bet sony surpases xbox sales this year and then destroys it when playtv hits and all the final fantasies ... also gta4 will def push consoles and i dont know why someone would buy an xbox over a ps3 with all this great new publicity its gettin and well deserved
side note ... to PoG and Mart ... although ure entertaining, ure really just wasting ure time now i mean comon ure not persuading anybody, nobody agrees with you, ure really like that weird kid who goes against the crowd because cuz u get enjoyment out of other peoples misery ... why not get a playstation 3 and a few friends while ure out there and maybe some better ideas will come to ure head
Blu ray`s success anyone..thanks to that consumers now know which console comes with the complete package..deal with it P.O.G
on all the haters dissing the PS3. don't be too quick to hate. i don't hate the 360 at all. i just don't like buying MS products.
I agree 100% with you. I think the X360 is a good console, several friends of mine have one. I personally just have my own feelings against MS and unlike what some people feel they are founded in research I did on them for one of my college business ethics classes. No I am not saying they are evil, I just don't like their business model, regardless of whether it is successful or not. I like competition in the console market, it keeps everyone working hard to put out great games. Anyway grats Sony and PS3 on your new milestone.
Just launghing at the year head start 360 had and they were so sure it would help!
Yup, PS3 still in last place. Sorry that year head start did wonders for the platform.
Enjoy the inferior ports that come with having the smallest install base gimpy.
Talk about gimpy, a console with 30% defection rate, with fanboys at a much higher defection rate, a dead format and a dead install base in Japan.
Much like it's fanboys, M$ is lost and confussed
I hear the death music of the 360 next.
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