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Sony "was the No.1 console maker in the UK last year"

MCV: The world is excited by PS4, but there’s still plenty of PS3s to sell, says Sony.

The company told MCV?this week that in terms of combined hardware, it was actually the No.1 console maker in the UK last year. PlayStation platforms accounted for 36 per cent of the market, compared with 35 per cent for Nintendo’s machines and 29 per cent for Xbox. Data is based on Chart-Track figures.

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Cocozero1932d ago

Nice spin Sony but the 360 is the number 1 selling CONSOLE and it about to pass the Wii in a couple of weeks.

It should be worring that the PS3, PS2, PSP, PSV only count for 36 percent while the 360 alone is 29 percent

panbit861932d ago

It must be nice to be in this 29%... all these Kinect titles must be keeping you sooo busy!

BlaqMagiq241932d ago

You made food fly from my mouth laughing so hard at your comment. It must be hard living in denial that the 360 is DEAD LAST.

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Cocozero1932d ago

Didn't realise the fear of MS dominace was so strong in the Sony camp lol

MasterCornholio1932d ago (Edited 1932d ago )

Not really. Its just that after seeing the PS4 conference many people are convinced that it will be a great console. The sane couldn't be said about the 720 yet because Microsoft hasn't even unveiled it.

The problem here is that future 720 owners are attacking the PS4 because they are terrified of all the rumors of the 720 being true.

Rumors like:

1. Microsoft forcing people to use Kinect
2. The 720 having a weaker GPU
3.The 720 having slower DDR3 ram
4. Microsoft focusing on Kinect and services.
5. The 720 banning used games.
6. Xbox live price hike.
7. The 720 being more difficult to make games for than the PS4.
8. Precious GPU cycles being eaten up by Kinect

Now I don't know if any of these are true but they are terrifying to think about.

But in my personal opinion the 2 consoles will be similar in terms of power (unlike Weak U) but the most important thing will be games which I believe the PS4 will do a great job with core titles while the 720 will have a ton of family games.

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chaos-lockheart1932d ago

@MasterCornholio

lol, I don't think fanboys will think about all that tech stuff, they are like religious people that have set their mind. they are clouded with fanboyism. no matter how shitty online service is, or how ugly the graphics is. They will always say Sony is crap ugly graphics.

Clarence1932d ago

The fear is in the M$ camp. Sony dominance has already started. Why do you think there are so many negative articles about the PS4.

M$ ended up last this gen and this gen is not over yet. The PS3 passed the 360 while costing more.

No year headstart for M$ this time in NA. No year and a half headstart for M$ in Europe this time either. Next gen will belong to Sony.

nukeitall1932d ago

Wow, fanboy explosion!

It's ugly and I'm grabbing some popcorn.

Moonman1932d ago

While the 360 is in last place worldwide? 360 will never catch up to Wii's 99 million (as of Dec 2012). I'm sure it's 100 million now.

Gamer19821932d ago

360 is the number 1 selling console?? Wow I really hate people who are so small minded and think the US is the only place on the planet.. This is UK it clearly says so and Cocozero is obviously talking about US. I like how he did try to include PSP and PS2 in there though.The Ps2 hasn't been for sale in the UK for over 2 years now and the PS sells only a few thousand each week so 90% of the sales come from PS3 so I would say if that stat was PS3 alone it would be about 33 per cent PS3.

Vita isn't a huge flop right now its just got no legs thanks to lack of software but unlike the wiiU where people say the same it has no competition and its only being held back by lack of software. The 3DS is not competition for the Vita they have completely different audiences.

Xbox is quite big in UK though i would say in shops it sells 50/50 with PS3 unlike the rest of Europe. Thats from me a brit who works next to a games store and sees the shop and what it sells. Also watching sales all year round.

Gamers know what they like and they like both consoles in the UK and good for choice I say.

M2-1932d ago

I think he means no. 1 selling console in the UK, based on this article he may be right;

Xbox 360 closes in on Wii's UK sales record
http://www.mcvuk.com/news/r...

falcon791932d ago

Its irrelevant when were at the end of the cycle,plus Sony have done themself no favours in supporting ps3 very strong in the closing years,it will make ps3 gamers a little weary to jump on the ps4 bandwagon straight away or at all.

Cam9771932d ago

So I take it that you're looking forward to seeing the upcoming Kinect conference then?

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Hellsvacancy1932d ago

"plus unannounced games" always a good thing........if your a PS3 owner

claterz1932d ago (Edited 1932d ago )

"we have software that will DRIVE the hardware this year"

Such a blatant tease for GT6 lol. Can't wait to play it though, I still play GT5 all the time.

On topic, here in the UK the PS3 has always performed well. I think it has a lot to do with FIFA ads mostly though lol.

DigitalSmoke1932d ago

Playstation 3 has outsold the 360 world wide for some time now.
All these UK/US/EU separation only hapens when company's twist and lie, yes MS...

falcon791932d ago

It's a little late to talk about console sales Sony have lost billions already who cares,your meant to push for these sales in the 1st year not last ???? WHAT A SILLY ARTICLE.

IcicleTrepan1932d ago

First mistake is trusting anything Sony says about themselves or their products. They make good products but if you ask them they're spinning golden thread to build impossible devices.

clintagious6501932d ago

For me, I dont care how much a company spin news aslong as they keeping US HAPPY spin like a tornado, ill ride the band wagon.

The worst is when a company announces great sales but IGNORE the core base for years & u still defend that company. Why would ANYONE defend a company that IGNORES u? It will always make me smh.

IcicleTrepan1932d ago

These huge companies don't need any defense from any consumer. If they want to know if they're doing the right thing all they have to do is look at their overall sales. Sony, MS and Nintendo all did well this past gen, but none of them did amazingly well compared to the others. Nothing any of them did was over the top great.

falcon791932d ago

Lots of ps4 stuff will be out right lies going off ps2 and ps3 launches oh it has this and that then developers start having trouble ???? lets wait for games and reviews.

Hicken1932d ago

Yet here you are, defending Microsoft by attacking Sony.

Why not give it a rest? Enjoy the games. Oh, well, I guess since you're in the Microsoft camp, games are rather sparse at the moment. But there are still some from pre-2010 that you can play!

MikeMyers1932d ago (Edited 1932d ago )

"Yet here you are, defending Microsoft by attacking Sony."

Tell me Hicken, exactly where did he defend Microsoft?

Here are his two comments:
"First mistake is trusting anything Sony says about themselves or their products. They make good products but if you ask them they're spinning golden thread to build impossible devices."

and

"These huge companies don't need any defense from any consumer. If they want to know if they're doing the right thing all they have to do is look at their overall sales. Sony, MS and Nintendo all did well this past gen, but none of them did amazingly well compared to the others. Nothing any of them did was over the top great."

He said they all did well. Is there a problem with that? Do you have issues with anyone who says they all did well? Are you so entrenched in loving Sony so much that you cannot fathom ever admitting they all did well?

What you should be telling him is why is he singling out Sony and why they can't be trusted. Sony should not be singled out.

Why does everything have to be about Microsoft versus Sony with you people? What's also odd is you questioning him defending Microsoft when all you do is defend Sony.

http://n4g.com/news/1186742...

That is just ONE example just a couple hours before you said this. Maybe you should give it a rest.

"Oh, well, I guess since you're in the Microsoft camp, games are rather sparse at the moment. But there are still some from pre-2010 that you can play!"

Now you know why you're limited to one comment.

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