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Submitted by Foolsjoker 1122d ago | opinion piece

PS3 Outsells 360, Doesn’t Change Anything

When the PS3 originally launched, consumers and journalists around the world were throwing in the towel and already saying their farewells to Sony’s high priced console. Now, as we reach the last years of the PS3’s time in the limelight, the Daily Reaction crew of Seb and Dan discuss how the market has changed for Sony, and just what this could mean for their future in the next generation of console wars. (Industry, Next-Gen, PS3, Xbox 360)

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doctorstrange  +   1122d ago
I have both, and am glad they're both doing well :)
Foolsjoker  +   1122d ago
I have all 3, and I wish 1 didn't do so well.
Abash  +   1122d ago
"Doesn’t Change Anything"

It wasn't suppose to change anything. What does it mean though? A whole lot. Such as the less advertised PlayStation brand still has the bigger worldwide presence and Sony is in a very good position for next gen launching a successor to a console that overtook it's closest rival in sales despite being higher priced.
zebramocha  +   1122d ago
Yes,it means the king has returned and lay all the suckers who ever doubted him down.
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deep_fried_bum_cake  +   1122d ago

The advertisement element really can't be overlooked.

I remember trying (unsuccessfully) to convince my younger brother (who was 17 at the time and should have known better) that Modern Warfare 3 was on the PS3 because from all of the advertisements he had seen it seemed as though it was exclusive to the 360.

I imagine that there are a lot people as stupid as my brother who might have bought a 360 because they think games are exclusive to the 360 when they are not.

(My brother figured out it wasn't exclusive when I bought it for his birthday on the PS3).
BattleAxe  +   1122d ago
The PS3 outselling the 360 did four things:

1. It showed just how powerful the Sony brand is by outselling the 360, which had a one year head start and a 7 million console lead.

2. Having the PS3 release one year after the 360 allowed Sony to continue to sell the PS2 at a high level for an additional year, helping the PS2 to become the best selling home console of all time.

3. Allowed Sony to release the best possible console they could have ever hoped for. We were treated to stunning games like Uncharted, God of War 3 and Killzone 2 that could simply not be matched on the 360.

The technology in this console also helped the Blu-Ray disc format to proliferate the market in a huge way. The PS3 was ultimately what helped Sony to win the HD format war, which makes the PS3 a far bigger success for Sony than it would appear on the surface.
darthv72  +   1122d ago
You make good points but you are also leaving out a few bits.

While the ps3 seemed like its direct competition is the 360 you are forgetting that it was also feeling competition from its sibling...the ps2.

Every sale of a ps2 was a loss of a sale for the ps3. Sony won a sale either way but they would obviously like to sell the more expensive unit.

MS really only had their 360 to market (unless you want to add in windows) but sony had to choose which one they wanted to really promote. Had they gone full speed behind the ps3, it could have been different...maybe even sooner and more inline with the sales trends of their previous systems.

MS did take this generation more seriously than the last. They deserve some big props, even from the sony only fans.
dedicatedtogamers  +   1121d ago
People should be tired by now of "playing sales, not games".

But let's be honest, the goalpost has once again been moved like it always has been when the PS3 achieves another milestone. There is no doubt that the general atmosphere was against the PS3. People wanted the big guy to fail. First it was "I bought my console to play games, not movies. Hurr hurr". But that vanished when HD-DVD came out. Then once HD-DVD failed, it sprang up for a bit, then faded again once Netflix streaming came out. Then, it was "PS3 has no games! Look at all these games!" But then PS3 titles began to flow like a river. Then, it was "360 games have higher review scores. Metacritic! Metacritic! When will PS3 have good games?" But then games like LittleBigPlanet and MGS4 began taking some of the highest review scores in the industry. Then it was "multiplats are horrible on PS3! Look at all my multiplats and timed-exclusive DLC!" But then, multiplat games (with a few exceptions) became pretty identical on both systems, and everyone shut up about it. It pretty much went downhill from there, but sales have been the last shouting point for fanboys to cling to for years and years.

But of course, now sales don't matter, do they?
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maniacmayhem  +   1121d ago
There's a flip side to that coin as well. The goal post has always been moved on both sides of the field. A lot of people from the beginning always went to the tired excuse of "Sales don't matter" or "US is not the world". Not to mention “shipped not sold” whenever the sales where in 360’s favor.

Let’s not forget that every negative Sony article was met with the "media is biased" which is still used to this day. Claims of IGN and CNet were said to be both owned by MS. We were always told to never follow VGCHartz because it always and for odd reason only undertracked PS3 and it was supposedly ran by a 360 fanboy. Of course this was later forgiven in some articles when the ps3 is in the lead and not the 360.

Then we had "The Cell is all powerful" or “Games can’t run on 360 because of the Blu-Ray”. Let’s not mention when certain games sold more than others, then all of a sudden "But is it GOTY?? “ Then when 360 scored some exclusive DLC it was "MS paid for it!" But when Sony had exclusive DLC it was "Take that 360". And let's not forget how every year since the PS3 came out would finally be the year the PS3 outsold 360.

Everyone claims they don’t play sales but whenever NPD or VGChartz or any article hits N4G you can bet it’ll be a heated topic and most discussed on this site.
isarai  +   1122d ago
I find it funny that for years the fact that 360 had more total sales was brought up in nearly every conversation concerning the two. Yet as soon as the PS3 gets ahead it doesn't matter :/

I really don't care who is above who anyways, as long as they are doing well enough to keep making great games
Root  +   1122d ago
I knew this was going to happen

Get prepared folks, you thought doom and gloom articles one after another about Sony were's going to get worse now because we'll now have sites trying to dumb down Sony's victory and make it seem like the whole thing is stupid...even though for years people have praised MS for it.
NeverEnding1989  +   1122d ago
Yeah. Look at last gen. PS2 was king and Xbox wasn't even on the map.

For Microsoft to at least triple their install base is fantastic news for them, while SONY losing a third of their's is bad news.

At this point it doesn't matter if the PS3 sells 90 million and the Xbox 360 only sells 80 million. The real loser of this gen is the PS3. This is how its always been and as the article states, nothing has changed.
NateCole  +   1122d ago
There are a lot of ways you can look at this.

Last gen the xbox was 2nd place and now it will end up last this gen.

Sony was never going to be able to dominate this gen like with the PS2 as MS with their deep pockets and lessons learned from last gen would always pose a huge threat. Then offcourse the success of the wii which no one saw coming.

The numbers do matter a lot to shareholders and gaming business partners. It shows that Sony's strategy works and yield profits for them in the long run.

Sony's goal as was with previous gens was to put out a platform that can sell over the years hence their 10 year plan. It is why Sony is the only platform holder that have sold 100 million consoles back to back. With the rate the PS3 is going it will reach the 100 million mark especially when it drops down to 199 in price.

Of the 3 current consoles only the PS3 was built to last more than 10 years and now we are seeing that strategy come to fruition. Gamers are happy with their investment with long term support, devs/publishers are happy with the mature platform which allows them to dev/publish games for cheap and reap the benefits for it's prolong life-cycle. Everyone wins.

If we put everything into perspective MS is still less successful than Sony in the console space. Sony dominated right out of the gate over the console gaming behemoth that was Nintendo after the 16 bit era.

So after stumbling in their first try and then doing well in their second try but still relegated to last this gen. I wouldn't say MS have done very well.

MS got to at least become first in a gen or even crack the 100 million mark before we can safely say they have done great. Only Sony have done this feat not once but twice.
testerg35  +   1122d ago
NateCole, or you can look at it the other way.

It took 6yrs for the PS3 to finally surpass the 360 even though it dominated the last 2 generations.

Yes the numbers do matter to shareholders. The 360 has managed to sell 70mil+ in only 2 of big 3 regions. It has been dead in Japan for years. Hopefully MS can correct their failings in Japan, even though I thought MS really tried to succeed in there. You are talking about 3x the numbers from their first generation console. The PS3 was finally able to catch up even though it sold healthy numbers in all 3 regions.

I'm not sure what you meant about the PS3 being the only one built to last 10yrs. The 360 is on its 7th yr and it sold 1.4mil consoles in just December according to MS/NPD in NA. Dude that's for 1 month. Devs/publishers are happy about both platforms. Last I checked 360 multis sell roughly the same as their PS3 counterpart.

Who won is just how you want view it. The 360 sold 3 times the original xbox and was #1 in total sales for close to 7yrs and now they're in 3rd. The PS3 is #2 now, but is barely half of what the PS2 sold and sales will slow down soon with the release of the next gen consoles.
bratman  +   1122d ago
testerg35, Or you can look at it this way

The only reason the ps3 took 6 years is cause the xbox360 had a year head start in NA and a year and a half head start in EU... its been consistently outselling xbox360 worldwide since its inception.

"Who won is just how you want view it"
No who won, is who won... and Sony starting late this gen have just moved into second place and will take first in the upcoming years from the wii and are also poised to become Sony's third 100 million seller (No other company has ever made a console thats sold 100 mill, let alone three back to back.)
Alderney  +   1122d ago
Or you can look at it like this:

Compared to last gen the PS3 did horrible. It took 6 years to outdo the competition despite previously outselling them 6-1. For a successor product to lose nearly 50% of its market share is disastrous, indicative of Sony's current financial situation.

On the other hand the X360 equaled, or nearly equaled, the once mighty Sony in the console wars. Where the Playstation brand is trending downwards, the Xbox brand is growing stronger.
Veneno  +   1122d ago
@ neverending

You just proved what Root just said. That the Xbox fanboy denial would be strong.
Cupid_Viper_3  +   1121d ago
Isn't it funny how you can almost tell who's bitter over this "FACT" that the PS3 passed the 360?

Listen to NeverEnding1989
"At this point it doesn't matter if the PS3 sells 90 million and the Xbox 360 only sells 80 million. The real loser of this gen is the PS3. This is how its always been and as the article states, nothing has changed."

And Testerg35
" Who won is just how you want view it. The 360 sold 3 times the original xbox and was #1 in total sales for close to 7yrs and now they're in 3rd. The PS3 is #2 now, but is barely half of what the PS2 sold and sales will slow down soon with the release of the next gen consoles"

And Alderny
"Compared to last gen the PS3 did horrible. It took 6 years to outdo the competition despite previously outselling them 6-1. For a successor product to lose nearly 50% of its market share is disastrous, indicative of Sony's current financial situation. Who won is just how you want view it"

It's as if they're in a completely different world, a bubble so to speak. lol

What do you mean by "who won is just how you want to to view it?" That is priceless comment right there.
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Anon1974  +   1121d ago
All I can say is Wow. So the PS3 has moved more consoles worldwide than the 360 but even though it moved more units it doesn't matter because it didn't move more in the only region that matters...the US.

Where's the logic in that? So if I sell 100 million consoles and only 10 million of those are in the US and my competition sells 50 million consoles all in the US, they win because the US is the only market that matters. Am I understanding this point correctly? Ridiculous.

I've pointed this out I don't know how many times in the past, for being a "playstation" website, I'm often floored by just how overwhelming negative their edititorials can be in regard to the PS3. It happens with playstation lifestyle all the time. I'm not talking about negative news, news is news, don't get me wrong. I'm talking about obviously negative slant and bias against the PS3 like this one suggesting "Doesn't matter who sells more consoles, only who sells more in the US."

Even all this ridiculous talk of the "botched launch". It's called Google. For christ's sake, do your homework. The PS3 launch easily outpaced the 360's launch and was on par with the PS2's launch despite the high price point up until the recession kicked, something the PS2 never had to contend with. You look at the first 2 years the 360 was out and compare it to the first 2 years for the PS3, and the PS3 is miles in front, yet was the 360 launch "botched"? Was the PS2 launch "botched"?

I'm so sick of these sites rewriting history. Just because you repeat the same lie over and over, it doesn't simply become true. Don't they have an editor?
TheBrownBandito  +   1120d ago

I find it funny that for years the fact that 360 had more total sales was brought up in nearly every conversation concerning the two. Yet as soon as the PS3 gets ahead it doesn't matter :/

But that's precisely the point. With a head start of 7 million units, the 360 could have been outsold every year by 1 million units. Trend analysis is the important statistic, not overall volume to date. :o)
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TheBrownBandito  +   1120d ago
"Or you can look at it like this...[cropped] "

Made up nonsense on your part.
nemrawy  +   1122d ago
This was bound to happen anyway
kayoss  +   1122d ago
Yep.... I cant fanthom the thought if xbox overtook over Sony numbers. Can you imagine all the doom and gloom article about ps3??
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testerg35  +   1122d ago
kayoss, but the 360 has sold more in total numbers for almost 7 years.
kayoss  +   1122d ago
testerg35, i was just saying if the roles were reverse. If xbox came out a year later than PS3 and xbox finally surpass the ps3 we would be hearing about how the Ps3 is such a failure.
TheBrownBandito  +   1120d ago

"kayoss, but the 360 has sold more in total numbers for almost 7 years."

It's amazing what you can do with statistics, but it's normally those that are not comfortable with the real figure that need to "look at it in a different way".
Belking  +   1122d ago
MS is moving on to the next gen. I don't think they really care how many ps3s sony ships. This gen is pretty much over now. The real winners are the gamers but if you talking contest then it's

Bumpmapping  +   1122d ago
Nice try must be very worrisome knowing M$ finished last they might as release 720 200$ there gonna get creamed by Sony and Nintendo.
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Belking  +   1122d ago
I don't think so. Not worried at all.(did you see latest NPD) There has been no change. MS still leads sony. You wanna know how i know? It's because sony is too quiet. There haven't been any PR releases by them nor have they responded to the latest NPD report. That doesn't sound like confidence to me. The only report we have is total shipments for both which i also may add still isn't backed up by either of them.

This was the final holiday battle for this gen and it looks close but MS came out on top again. This e-3 they will be all smiles. Xbox 360 has done well this gen almost quadrupling the first xbox sales while the ps3 sold well but nothing close to the ps2 sales and vita continues to struggle to gain ground on the 3ds. As next gen heats up its gonna be an exciting time.
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XabiDaChosenOne  +   1122d ago
@belking, Sony rarely comments on sales figures, unless they have reached a milestone of some sort. Nice try though.
@Dk286k and others You guys are committing the same mistake that has you swallowing your words now, it's inevitable that when Sony releases it's official numbers it will do nothing but confirm what was announced today. Xbox360 sold 1.4 million during the holidays in the U.S? Great, now let's see where it faired in the rest of the world. You guys are building a proverbial straw house. Give it a rest, The PS3 has won.
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majiebeast  +   1122d ago
No matter how much you try to spin it, doesnt change the fact that 360 is third, with a years head start and a lower price of its console.
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specsmatter  +   1122d ago
Not even tht add the hundred of thousands of replacement rrod xboxs ppl rebought bcus year warranty was up lol that inflated xbox sales figures. Factor in nuclear catastrophe in japan and how it affected Sony and the debilitating psn hack and ppl say micro . did a better job and Sony shouldnt be proud lol hahaha
You better hope micro releases b4 sony because it wont even be closd. Even with psn sabotage and greedy rrod tactics by micro ps3 still surpassed it wow!!!

Kudos Sony
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ALLWRONG  +   1122d ago
DK286K it's not fact. Just stand back and enjoy the show. Fact means nothing on this site.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1122d ago
We don't know who's 1st or second but the last I check MS released numbers that they sold 1.4m consoles in the U.S

And That's combined, that's very impressive. Sony hasn't released any numbers yet but going off by those numbers you can form a opinion on who's leading what.

Sony released shipped numbers MS released actual sales.
MRMagoo123  +   1121d ago
LMAO @belking

you are really really grasping at straws now this is getting silly, just own up admit the truth and get on with gaming you herp.
ForgottenProphecy  +   1122d ago
With a $600 launch price tag, being released a year after 360, and for the advertisement comparison, I'd say this is a huge victory for the Sony brand. Everybody always talks about how Sony is in trouble for the next generation, but I'd say they are in just the right place. Sure their games don't sell as much, but that's simply because there is more of them. Unless you're made of money, you can't simply buy every AAA game on the market, you might have to choose between Killzone and Resistance, Uncharted and inFAMOUS, ect...
specsmatter  +   1122d ago
I was gooing to write somethng similar but add also the hundreds and thousands (maybe million) extra consoles micro sold year two and three when so many ppls xbox rrod after the one year warranty and added a large amount of xbox sales.
Its a big thng bcus ps3 was supposedly doomed, xbox had more than a year lead, sold extra xbox s because rrod fiasco and was cheaper yet doomed Sony caught up? Damn thts a major feat. You see dummies in the what counts is ww numbers.. Had ps3 came out the same time and same cost it would have sold even more and had a crazy leas.

Also Congrats to Sony they handled the psn hack well and loyalists stuck through and still sold more systems. If after tht debilitating psn hack and nuclear plnt catastrophe ppl dnt find it amazing Ps3 over took micro you ppl have to real trolls.
testerg35  +   1122d ago
Can your fix you keyboard. It seems to be skipping every other letter.

BTW, MS extendted the warranty to 3yrs.

If the PS3 came out with same cost as the 360, then it wouldn't have been the same PS3. And if the PS3 was released the same time that the 360 did, then it would have cost more, but I don't think you really understand the logic.
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specsmatter  +   1121d ago
Response to testerg35

Im on an android device and it sometimes does that so there is nothing to fix. When on a mobile device i type for speed and could care less for diction and syntax on this site. I laugh at all you pseudo professors when i know my level of education is higher than probably 98 percent of this site lol.

Secondly testerg35 they extended their warranty to three years whipty doo whats your point? That was after the major class action lawsuits in like 20 different states lol They didn't do it out of the kindness of their hearts and by that time it was years later and they had fattened their pockets with all the rrod replacement consoles ppl bought because initially the warranty was one year.

Alot of you come on here to respond to comments thinking your witty, but end up responding with arguments that hold no merit and have nothing to do with the conversation at hand. Please explain to me why MS extending the warranty years later is relevant? The damage was already done and thousands upon thousands had to buy new xbox's so whats your point?

School is very important for many of you, as well as reading comprehension which i think you lack.
dbjj12088  +   1122d ago
Call me when one of them breaks 100mm.
kayoss  +   1122d ago
You forgot to leave a contact number...
NateCole  +   1122d ago
As a hardcore PS fans since the PS1 it never mattered to me. It didn't matter in the PS1 nor the PS2 and is the same for the PS3 era.

We all knew that the PS3 will eventually sell the units Sony were looking for which is irrelevant to gamers like me.

We also knew that Sony will have quality exclusives and 3rd parties as was expected which is the most important thing.

Sony will most likely sell another 23 million to reach the 100 million mark they always strive for once they reduce the price of the PS3 to $199.

In saying this though i have been quite disappointed with this gens Japanese offerings. The western devs have done pretty well but my usual Japansese stable have been disappointment after dissapointment. Its not a great console gaming gen without any great japanese games. The only exception is MGS4 which ironically is the best game this gen for me. Compare the japansese offerings this gens to RE4, MGS3, FF10, DMC3 last gen it has been quite disapointing. I am hoping for the best next gen.
gamernova  +   1122d ago
This is huge for Sony. I feel that it has good implications about Sony in the next generation and who is to say that current gen is over? We have seen the staggering numbers ps2 pulled. If the ps3 does this too then...holy cow!!! Always happy for Sony. Last console I owned was a ps2 before I switched to PC gaming.
KingofGambling  +   1122d ago
I agree, it doesn't change anything because the PS3 is still great. Looking forward to Ni No Kuni.
NateCole  +   1122d ago
Yes and GOW5 and the Last of US.
KingofGambling  +   1122d ago
and Beyond Two Souls. I really enjoy David Cage's Heavy Rain. This why I like Quantic Dreams and Sony they are both taking risk for the consumers. I hope Sony buy Quantic Dreams to be part of Sony world wide studio.
wishingW3L  +   1122d ago
Xbox 360 is in 3rd place now deal with fanboys.
xPhearR3dx  +   1122d ago
Not really. Sony has shipped more than Microsoft. Not sold. There's nothing stopping Microsoft from shipping 5 million units tomorrow just to say they're ahead in "total shipped". For all those fan girls who care about this stupid war, it doesn't really matter until no more PS3's and 360's are shipped and all units are sold.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   1122d ago
This ignorance of shipped=/=sold has to end today. 1. Ship=sold, when a company like Sony sells aka ships it's product to a retailer they have already made their money. 2. Therefore, companies like Sony and Microsoft cannot simply ship units as the please since retailers only buy according to the demand for the product. 3. There is no way to accurately track the amount of products sold to consumers so for the most part, sold to consumers numbers are pure speculation. Conclusion Sony has shipped more units because the PS3 is more in demand worldwide, which means it's safe to conclude that the PS3 is in more homes than the Xbox 360. The PS3 has won.
Ezz2013  +   1121d ago
MS report shipped numbers...not sold too
this is the last report from MS

""The company shipped 1.7 million units during the quarter, which is also down from the 2.3 million it shipped last year.
MS blames the declines in part to the release of Gears of War 3 in fiscal Q1 2012, with "no comparable major releases" this year.
It also says that the dip in revenues was "offset in part by higher Xbox LIVE revenue".""

get over your self
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GadgetGooch  +   1122d ago
That was a very fanboyish thing to say!!!
Quiescent  +   1122d ago
Panda Rice
Rageanitus  +   1122d ago
I OWNED all three consoles.

Got the following in this order
1) PS3 basically a month after launch
2) Xbox much later in thegame (before the slim model came out)
3) The Red Will

I got rid of them in reverse order and kept the Ps3.... sorry I got the full spectrum of games including the PC... and the xbox and wii did not cut it.

I'm sure the xbox fan's are now gonna say.... oh it doesn't matter anymore because the generation is "ending"

Sorry but it has not , ther are still games coming out on the ps3 (exclusive content)

I've heard it all
1) ps3 has no games
2) HDMI is not needed
3) Hard drive is not needed
4) RROD is not a big deal
5) xbox gamers by more games and they are more hardcore
etc etc
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LOL_WUT  +   1122d ago
The Red Will? Whats that? ;)
Rageanitus  +   1122d ago
sorry the RED Special Edition WII
BitbyDeath  +   1122d ago
I hope Sony grabs the lead nextgen and stays in it so we can have less fanboyism like back when PS2 was in the lead.

The crap articles and so called console war has got to stop.
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TongkatAli  +   1122d ago
PS2 days was a classy time then when the PS3 came out a lot of people turned all Judas on it. I got mine in 2008 and boy the PS3 was getting doomed articles left and right. I know this is hard to believe, but its true.

I don't remember the Gamecube and Xbox fanbase being this hostile towards PS2 back in the days. I bet you guys loved your PS2's what happened ?
supremacy  +   1121d ago
Politics and the media getting heavily involved in this, help create this monster. Of course there were also the viral campaigns by the companies themselves and pr from both sides slamming one another.

Honestly if Sony held exclusivity rights to games like GTA and FF as well as COD like they've done in the previous gen then the ps3 would have outsold the 360 even at 500 dollars. I mean MGS4 proved that for 3 straight months, and that was just one ip.

But, in the end people build you up and people will bring you down; thats the catch of success.

Now, some will suggest this milestone doesnt matter anymore; and while that may appear to be the case. Its mainly the case here in the u.s where MS has dominated and influence a lot of people and business partners. Elsewhere, this will probably be seen as the Playstation brand being strong as it always has been.

I believe that while most major publishers will move on to next gen, smaller ones will migrate to the ps3 as it gets cheaper and support it as long as Sony does. Its all about profits, and i am sure Sony is gonna want to ride this thing for as long as it can, so in theory yes it does matter.
OMGitzThatGuy  +   1122d ago
PS3 Outships 360, Doesn’t Change Anything, Except To PS3 fanboys.
OMGitzThatGuy  +   1122d ago
And I find it funny when the 360 stomps the PS3 in the US is all "US =/= WW ps3 is winning WW" but when the ps3 unnoficially outships the 360 its like "What ever Xbots shipments = sales you lose we win"
PimpDaddy  +   1122d ago
I thought sales didn't matter??? Anyways... If the rumors are true that the PS3 finally out shipped the 360 after 6 1/4 years. Then congrats to Sony. Reading all these comments makes me laugh. It's so late in the generation that none of this even matters.

Microsoft overcame RROD and gained marketshare. Not to mention they are the leaders in North America and certain territories like the UK. Sony overcame a poor launch because of an overpriced console, difficulty in development, and launching a year later to make the PS3 a success but in the process lost marketshare. And nobody mentions the Wii and what it accomplished by running away with the marketshare lead and being profitable from day one.

Bottom line is that all 3 consoles were successful and I'm glad I decided to own all 3 instead of continuing to be a fanboy this generation. Be a gamer not a hater.
BlindGuardian  +   1122d ago
what do you mean after six years?

this is total numbers meaning that PS3 has sold more consoles to stored than 360...across all those years
PimpDaddy  +   1122d ago
I meant total lifetime sales BlindGuardian. That is what the fanboys fight about right? It doesn't take a genius to see that the PS3 outsold the 360 by an average of 1.3 million a year since it was launched.

I figured the PS3 would eventually overtake the 360 because the 360 has virtually no presence in Japan and the PS3 is more popular in Europe.

But the fact that the 360 was even able to sell as many consoles as they did, overtake the US marketplace, and function without the Japanese marketplace is impressive too.

Again. Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo all deserve to be applauded for thier efforts this generation.
League_of_Draven  +   1122d ago
And here comes the damage control from the 360 fanboys.
franknichols1  +   1122d ago
SONY SHIPPED MORE CONSOLES WORLD WIDE , XBOX360 has sold more consoles that are in customer home . Xbox360 is still number # 2 the wii is #1, it clearly tell u guys shipped not sold , i love ps3 but it's not a fun system ,xbox live is the factor its better then psn period, ?Whos making more profit ms or Sony , who got more market shares, we going to see who comes out wit the best system next , i bet xbox next will be far advanced then what Sony brings out if they evenbr rng a new system , vita a joke , what game on ps3 sold more then halo , call of duty that's all Microsoft is beating there a.. in profits made Greeks.
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the new king 74  +   1122d ago
"This IDC study forecasts demand for video game and interactive entertainment console hardware and disc-based game software worldwide through 2016. Specific platforms covered in significant depth include Microsoft's Xbox 360, Nintendo's Wii and Wii U, and Sony's PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2. Demand for next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony is also forecast based on a set of reasonable assumptions."
This was on IDC's website.
younglj01  +   1122d ago
Personal this is great news for me this means I have an couple of more years of exclusive games on my PS3.My reason is because the news of the PS3 passing 360 in shipped sales.Gamers need too think about this business wise.I think Sony developers would rather makes games for install base of around 50-55 million PS3 owners instead of using resources too make games for an install base of around 750,000-1.5 million PS4 owners.I rather Sony use this time in this gen too test prototypes for games in the future.I don't mind an PS4 delay as long Sony and their developers release top notch games like Beyond:Two Souls,The Last of Us,and God of War:Ascension.

And I personally think this E3 will be nothing but top notch exclusive games for the PS3 and Vita.Now that Sony have an million console lead after an year late release shows the power of the PS brand.Now its time for the glory days of the PS2 when it comes variety of games.PS3 still have time for The Gateway,8 days,Agent,TLG,Syphon Filter,GTA:San Andreas 2,Demon Souls 2,and Heavenly Swords 2.If 6 of 8 of the titles are shown at E3 13.What will the haters say then?
smashcrashbash  +   1122d ago
Okay first of all stop the shipped/sales $hit.We are over that.Secondly if the amount they are ahead by doesn't matter why was it brought up every time they said the Xbox 360 was ahead? Even now people are still boasting that the Xbox is still ahead in NA but we can't say it is good that the PS3 is ahead WW? Why not? Is their some restriction on boasting or something that unless it's the 360 we have o shut up? Because if it were reversed Xbox 360 fanboys would be having a party and waving their hands in our faces claiming we were butt hurt if we said it didn't matter.And if it doesn't matter so much why are people getting miffed and steamed and jumping to print articles to deny it means anything.I always thought that if something doesn't mean anything to you that you stay silent.Not jump in my face and put on your shield of denial.It doesn't matter right? So shut up then and let us talk. Go play your Xbox 360 and enjoy yourself. But it is gnawing at you and you are feeling angry. You are hoping that it isn't true so you can laugh and jeer when it isn't but you are praying it isn't because you do care.Because if you didn't you wouldn't be here calling us names and denying it so hard.So many years have past with Sony's PS3 and people are still afraid.The lion is wounded but you still are afraid it will bite you.You haters are so lame it isn't even funny anymore.
PS4isKing_82  +   1122d ago
This is playstation after all, its been on top for nearly 20 years. Ya it's had its up and downs this gen, but after being in a recession and costing $600 at launch, and even after being hacked 2 years ago, the ps brand shows its true strength to this day.

Case in point: ps2 JUST now stopped being made almost 13 years after it launched.

No other console can claim that with lifetime sales over 150 mil.

As the old ps1 saying in the 90's went, "Never underestimate the power of PlayStation".
black911  +   1122d ago
Subtract all of the 360's RROD from its World wide sales.
PimpDaddy  +   1122d ago
Can we subtract all the YLOD PS3's too? I had 2 PS3's YLOD on me. One in warranty and One not in warranty. With e-mails to Sony to prove it.

Last time I checked the 360 had the highest game attach ratio of all 3 consoles this generation. So your attempt to downplay the LTD sales of the 360 fell short.

A sale is a sale regardless of reason. How many people are "multiple" owners of PS3's or 360's? I know I have purchased 3ea PS3's, 3ea 360's, and 1ea Wii during this generation.
Hicken  +   1121d ago
Feel free to subtract the defective PS3s as well. The numbers won't be NEARLY high enough to offset the number of defective 360 units. Various reports have had the 360's failure rate as high as 56%, while the PS3's defective rate has always remained within what's deemed "acceptable" parameters.

Nice try, though.

What does attach rate have to do with LTD sales? Nothing. So why bring it up?

If anything, you're now attempting to downplay Sony's achievements by using pointless statistics, yourself. A sale IS a sale; just so happens that some sales are more legitimate than others, wouldn't you agree?

No, of course not.
PimpDaddy  +   1121d ago
My comment about game attach ratio was in response to Sony Fanboys such as yourself that claim that the only reason 360 sales are so high is because of all the RROD replacements that 360 owners supposedly purchased.

If there are so many duplicate consoles purchased then why does the 360 have such a high game attach ratio? Could it possibly be because the 360 has the most active owners of the 3 consoles from this generation? Kind of hard to accomplish if so much of their install base owns more than one 360.
MasterCornholio  +   1121d ago
I think that what matters most this gen (Wii, PS3, 360) is that most multiplatform developers made their games for the PS3 and the 360 despite the vastly larger user base that the WIi had. And im glad that the Wii failed horribly to obtain games like Dishonored, GTA4, Red Dead Redemption, Dead Space etc because if it managed to get these games they would be severely gimped due to the Wiis archaic architecture (in comparison to the PS3 and 360).

In terms of sales it really doesn´t matter at this point that the PS3 sold more than the 360 because at the moment the difference is so small (and has been for a while now) that devs wont take it into consideration. What matters is both of them did well enough to earn heavy third party support so we have plenty to play on them. The only worry that i have is for the Wii U because at the moment it appears that it is going to pull another Wii and will probably end up having very weak 3rd party support while the PS4 and 720 will take the majority of it.
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palaeomerus  +   1121d ago
I got rid of my P3 and have no interest in a PS4 or a Vita. I'm done with Sony. PS3 was an expensive letdown with a Apple like idiot cult constantly bitching about how awesome it was. It never came close to living up to its promise or the fanboy prattle about it. Sony peaked with the PS2.

And frankly I don't believe THESE rumors anymore than I did the last four times "Sony in 2nd" was being tossed around by lame fansites. Not that I much care either way, but Sony fans have a reputation for shooting their mouths off and then being let down by real numbers and trying to fill any gap with magic Europe numbers from basically nowhere.
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Biggest  +   1121d ago
Aww! palaeomerus is sad. Go hug your sales reports from 2011. They'll keep you warm at night.
hadouken007  +   1121d ago
Now were gonna see a crap load of... who cares if Sony's winning now articles.
tiffac008  +   1121d ago
See, this is the reason why I think console gaming will continue to stay strong. This industry has all been about comebacks.

Nintendo came back with the Wii after 2 generations of playing catch-up.

MS came back with the 360 after their lackluster initial entry in the market with the Xbox.

and now Sony came back after the dismal start of the PS3.

And best of all, all this comebacks happened this generation. Never has this industry has been healthy as it is now.


That's just fine. I think it would even be better for Sony if they come out humble with all of this.
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microgenius  +   1121d ago
both will pass the WII no doubt about it
Clarence  +   1121d ago
Funny it doesn't mean anything now that the ps3 is ahead. It meant everything to M$, the media, and Xbox fans.

Now it means nothing. Hilarious. It's one of the buggiest comebacks this gen. Deal with it haters!

What means nothing is the 360 selling more in the states. You can't claim your the best when only sell more in 1 country and get trampled everywhere else.

What it means is M$ needs to do something next gen because Europe and Japan will play a big part. We all know those areas belong to Sony, and I think the PS4 will get back to the top here in the states as well.
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MRMagoo123  +   1121d ago
When i first got my ps1 about 4 months after launch i didnt hear anything from anyone about how one console is better than the other even tho sony did the best out of all the home consoles, the same with my ps2 noone cared that ps2 was outselling everything by miles we all just played the games and had fun , now this gen comes along with online everything and as far as i can tell xbox fans that seem to have felt hard done by the gen before and its some stupid childish war. All i can see here is if Microsoft didnt enter the game market things would have been better it would be about the games not the sales still and I dislike them for what they have contributed.
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