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Submitted by uneasiest 973d ago | opinion piece

End Of An Era

All good things must come to an end, even one of the best gaming generations to date. The seventh generation of consoles began when Microsoft released their Xbox 360 on November 22, 2005, the console sold out immediately. Nintendo decided to jump into the seventh generation September 14, 2006 and Sony finally followed suit on November 11, 2006. Thus began the eight year long console battle between the Big Three (PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

TheFallenAngel  +   973d ago
Thanks for the fun memories PS3 ever since 2006 with Fall of Man. PS4 here I come
Majin-vegeta  +   973d ago
This i agree.But my PS3 isnt going anywhere itll still see some gameplay from me just like my PS1 and PS2 do.
BigFnHooters  +   973d ago
Yes.

The PS3 still has at least another five years of retail sales before it stops being sold. The PS2 had major AAA titles getting put out for it ten years into its retail sales life - years after both Nintendo and Microsoft had dropped support for their consoles.

The PS3 is around 80 million worldwide right now and it still hasn't dropped in price to 200 dollars. The PS2 sold some 80 million consoles after it hit the 200 dollar mark.

By the end of its shelf life the PS3 will easily end up in the 110-120 million installed base range and end up being the top selling console this gen.
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darren_poolies  +   973d ago
Ummm the PS3 came in second this generation.
GentlemenRUs  +   973d ago
I think you might have been fooled by VGChartz again ;)
andrewer  +   973d ago
then see it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
still, PS2 dominates everybody
PS2 FTW!
kydrice  +   973d ago
The PS3 has outsold the 360, albeit, it took them 6 years.
stonecold3  +   973d ago
plus the sony has the beyond 2 souls coming the puppeteer rain still coming out I do think sony will support ps3 for a good couple of years still once ps4 comes out im not sure about 36o thought pretty much the games that are coming out for 360 is multi plat likle gtav ff13xiii3 asc ?
chadwarden  +   973d ago
Bought the $600 PS3 fat...still running strong today
Akuma2K  +   973d ago
I still have my original launch $600 PS3 too, still going strong.
2pacalypsenow  +   973d ago
Mine crapped out back in 2009 fixed it 2 broke fixed it again then decided to just sell it and bought the Slim ... Damn i wish i had the fat PS3 Best Looking console Of all Time
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green-cigarettes  +   973d ago
Mine got YLOD for the second time so I'm gonna buy a slim now for GTA5, The last of us, Beyond two souls and then when the PS4 comes out ill get it too. Glad I have a job
CaulkSlap  +   973d ago
Well PS3 is sure going out with a bang then.
Akuma2K  +   973d ago
@2pacalypsenow

Wow, that's bummer.

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