Speaking to videogaming247, Michael Pachter has predicted that rising PS3 sales will see off Xbox 360 completely in Japan by the end of 2008, and that the Sony console will be outselling the Microsoft machine by "20-40%" in the same time-frame.
EDITED Cheers mate, can't get the link at work and going off caption : ( sorry!
Actually the quote is that the PS3 will outsell the 360 in Europe by 20-40%.
Why can't I get paid and be called a professional for making such obvious statements? 12
someones pi$$ed of mr pachter today,all these predictions and strong words such as 'kill' but getting paid to state the obvious is mr pachter which anyone into games can do, its making real predictions where he has came up wrong many many times,because his predictions at the start of this gen were all wrong, 360 did do well, the ps3 didnt take off straight away and the wii didnt flop in sales!
well xbox doesn't have a soul in JP and msoft needs to take drastic steps to secure victory in EU. Their biggest hope is GTA4 at this point but unfortunately GTA4 is going to be selling X360's as well as PS3's. Funny how msoft strongly snatched dibs on GTA4 like it was exclusive. Even more funny why sony isn't doing anything about it. WTF sony you been in the game for over 10yrs where is your counter
@1.4 2008 is their counter :P
I agree with all of you...MS is running around shouting about GTAIV like they have it entirely to themselves...they have some 'exclusive' content eventually...but both games will be identical on the ship date...and the PS3 is being rumored to get its own DLC eventually as well... It doesn't matter...If you want to play GTAIV and MGS4 about 5 weeks later...you have to buy a PS3...That in itself is a far greater selling point for the PS3 than some content that won't be released until fall...It is very surprising how many people are just denying what the PS3 has in 2008...the 360 is definitely better off than it was with Gears 2 coming this year...but its hardly in 'great shape'...
The 360 will be banished to where it rightly belongs- in the darkest pits of HELL to ROT along with the N64, Sega Saturn, Xbox, Gamecube and Dreamcast! PIGS: You bought the wrong console, 360's a dud, The Sony Soldiers are coming for your blood! MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!
Your comments are hilarious! rofl Even your avatar is mocking the "pigs" The 360 will be banished to darkest pits of HELL to forever RRoD.
I love your posts too man! The PS3 owns 2008. Sony Soldiers can put down their weapons and just laugh at the poor sods that bought other consoles. Cheap idiots.
because the xtards took it away from kaz, to silence him!! i already gave him one!
we must bubble++ each other to counter the army of xbots who get so deliciously offended by the truth. cuz as we all know, the truth has a definite ps3 bias.
LMFAO...You never cease to amaze me King Kaz... Keep up with yr witty insights... Bubbles for you!
Who cares about Japan?
why'd you ask
MS has 1 base and sony has 2. The longer it stays like that the easier it is to see who the winner will be. EDIT crap at maths, logic or both???
It doen't affect me in any way what happens in Japan. It doesn't affect me who sells the most systems. The good Software companys will continue to release games on the XBOX so once again I ask why should anyone care?
it's all connected actually if the 360 doesn't sell hardware, then more and more software companies will consider abandoning it so yes you should care about 360 hardware- because it translates into software
thought MS wanted to cater to East Asia and its gamers for fun.
Michael Pachter is on an obvious prediction role today.I would seriously like his job.
getting paid to guess things huh. What a life.
Green I think you would do better at it than he does. He admitted that he basically throws educated guesses up against a wall to see what sticks.
nothing happens to him when he gets it wrong. Great gig if you can get it
Predicts a 20% increase in 360 sales because of the price drop http://www.n4g.com/industry... and he predicts a 20%-40% increase in sales over the 360 by the end of the year. All in all he is predicting great things for the PS3.
How much "deader" can the 360 get in Japan?
Agreed...one could easily argue that this has already happened... and oh well...its not like most US or even European owners were under the impression that the thing was going to get all kinds of great Japanese inspired games...The Japanese developers, save Square Enix, have taken notice to the fact that games do sell well on the 360...and the 360 has nabbed plenty of Japanese support, albeit just support aimed at the western markets... so who cares?...It still has support of Capcom and Tecmo just to name a few...with Some bigger stuff finally starting to come from Square...although its not the real 'big stuff' they have coming soon...
360 is already dead in Japan I don't understand this prediction.
Because his job demands saying the obvious.
that's a bold statement to make. with the 360 gaining more JRPG IP's it shouldn't be as bad as the first Xbox. but i don't think MS really cares to target the Japanese market. it's probably last on their list.
Nothing Pachter said is new. He just confirmed what all of us already knows, since summer 2007.
xbox 360 is already dead in Japan. Now Europe is infecting xbox 360. NA is already providing (and still is) pills for xbox 360 to stay healthy.
Is it because of Final Fantasy near the horizion at that time?
+Next year THE WORLD!!! ;-D
F**K ME!!! N4G didn't stop me saying that!!! ;-D
Everyone knows that the Xbox 360 is in last place every month in japan and will be in last place here on out.
On the other side though, the 360 is selling better than its predecessor and has more support from the Japanese developers.
well well i hope for ms ff xiii does not com out this year
patlike did you really feel it necessary to post this same article twice?! great job
it doesnt matter, cuz all they play over there is the Wii
He used the word "kill"...how harsh...lol
Your going too let this guy use this name.....he has more then 20 comments already and his account ain't deleted.....lets go moderators step up your game....this nickname is quite offensive.
I dont understand how come this guy get away by posting crap at N4G all his comments are hilarious just like the RROD of his beloved DEAD BOX 3 FIX ME
as he seems to have jumped out, finally! :-D dude, it took you a while to take that banana out of your baboon's ass. I'm starting to like this bubble and account business after all!
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As we speak they are not interested in the ps3...or the 360 for that matter...they want small hand helds..small consoles....I dont even think metal gear will do any damage in japan since its mostly being catered specifically for a world audience and not the japanese themselves...We have sat here month after month with some morons claiming games like yakuza 3 and gt prologue would movie consoles but time after time we notice they dont.
GT5P did better than GT4P The full version GT5 will do better than GT4 ( GT5 will sell 10x GT5P) The prologue series normally sell 1/10 as teh full game. GT5 P moved an extra 50,000 units YAKUZA has moved an EXTRA 20,000 units already Watch out for the JAPANESE FAMITSU data tomorrow But as for GARBAGE BOX 3 FIX ME ---nothing can move it . It is fully dead in both JAPAN and EU when MGS4 lands expect to see over 100,000 ps3s for some months on weekly sales charts
the 360 is already dead in Japan lol what's there to kill?
I wonder If im still banished from Gamer zone
Well the 360 already killed the PS3 for a year now and after the price drop it'll crush it again World wide PS3 and 360 sold about on par in 2007, if the 360 holds this price advantage with GTAIV, PS3 drops probably just after summer and the 360 drops the price again just for Christmas + Gears of War 2... Microsoft is out to kill the competition in 2008
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Killed huh..360s 18 million units sold in 2 years.. Ps3 10 million Units sold 1 year.. Hmm you figure it out tiger.. and with Blu ray winning Ps3 will KILL 360 in 08.. I mean 360 barly leads in the US.. they arent even close in the rest of the world.. So go play your RRODbox that fails 60% of the time.. have fun paying 50 bucks a year for achievments and lag.. have fun replacing those dying batteries in your controller.. Im gonna go play free online lagless games with a system that doesnt die on me.. lata
There were 16 million x360s sold by the end of 2007 vs 10.5 million PS3s with PS3 price being 600$ for half of 2007 even at 150% the price of xbox 360 ps3 outsold x360 in 2007 PS3 --10.5 million in 2007 x360 --8 million in 2007 Total PS3 sales as of 2007 = 10.5 million Total X360 sales as of 2007 = 16 million BUT 40% /70% of x360s have already died . so you do the math
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I could careless, and so should you sales doesn't effect me
Pachter's next prediction: Your poop will still stink.
MS would like some of the jap market. But thats not a top order for them. Anything U.S. to them sucks. I would speak my mine about them, but thats for a different time.
this article is about a year too late for that topic
What a silly prediction. 360 is already on life support in Japan, selling merely 2000 each week. PS3 sales has seen a drop but there's no doubt that it will rise to the 30000 point again very soon.
i love the ps3 but i was just wondering y sales have declined for 5 weeks straight in japan? can anyone tell me~ i'm curious to kno~
Well duh, its scary to think this guy gets paid to come up with extremely obvious crap like this.
Woot stating the obvious FTW!
Yeah the console war is over. PS3 won. lulz. I keep hearing about the PS3 finally making a comeback.. But those awesome titles aren't out yet. Still. We're what? 3 months into 2008 already? Still waiting to play my PS3.
Besides gears, and bioshock 360 doesn't truly have any great exclusives either. I guess if you must add halo then go for it if you're into that last gen junk. Ps3 has some highly regarded games like drakes fortune, and resistance neither my cup of tea, but people are certainly enjoying 'em. If you're into nostalgic games that were cool when you were 5 then the wii is doing pretty good I guess with twilight, galaxy, and brawl out already. So what I'm trying to say is neither of the hardcore systems have much to show yet. However this year ps3 will definitely take the exclusives lead. Come June 12th everyone and their momma will be wanting a ps3 for the unstoppable goty know as MGS4! Truth.
so ps3 is going to kill the 360 just like it did in 2007? i guess we will see in 2009 edit: oh nevermind, in japan yea of course the 360 has been already f***ed.
The only good news for 360 in japan is that it managed to sell more than the original xbox, and thats not saying much.
Why does this person want the ps3 to do so good so badly when sony is in last place, and has been that why for a long time? A system is nothing with any software made for it, and it will be like that till they decide to do so no matter how good it is.