VG247: Did you know that after 71 weeks at retail, PS3 is where PS2 was at 16.6 weeks, or that if Wii stopped selling altogether and PS3 continued selling at its current rate, it would take it five years to catch the Nintendo machine up?
Too bad the Wii isnt in the main console race. Boring story.
Dont forget that ps360 has all the games and wii has ......crickets...tumbleweed... .wolf howling sounds....
Nice move Nintendo, keep treating your fans like $h1t.
Totally agree with you man!!!
"...or that if Wii stopped selling altogether and PS3 continued selling at its current rate, it would take it five years to catch the Nintendo machine up?" - Wow!! who cares!!!!!!! Wii is a nice piece of sh*t with stupid games for retards!!!!!! Sorry guy responsible for this DeepSh*t article you FAILED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
a really depressing story. and i do think that Wii sales affect ps3 sales, especially in japan. but to think that ps3 sales will stay the same is absurd, with a price drop MGS and FF on the horizon i see a major spike in sales.
Man, you shouldn't even worry about this. This so called research is from the wannabe good gaming site "VG247". What do those guys know about how the industry operates, I'd rather wait for a more professional analysis than this stuff.
That`s a joke right.
Look at how much the ps2 sold during it`s PRIME. The Ps3 is nowhere near it`s peak, the biggest games are yet to come out.
Do you think when Final Fantasy 13 and 13 versus are released, they aren`t going to dramatically raise sales?
Same with White Knight Chronicles.
People judging the current sales are really really dumb and really have absolutly no clue to how these things work.For instances, No one thought the ps3 would be surpassing the 360 so quickly, look what happened with that.
The Wii will slow down the PS3 will pick up in Japan, You have to understand the Japanese are super into RPGs, and sadly that is what the PS3 is currently lacking. The Final Fantasy 13s are going to be the turning point for the PS3 in Japan, Trust me.
Sony has a completely different approach then Nintendo right now, for some people that might be hard to see.
Like it was hard to see what why everyone was saying the PS3 would start outselling the 360, Why GTAIV will end up selling more on the PS3, why Bluray would win, why MGS4/FF13 wouldn`t be on 360. So i can understand why it`s hard to see the PS3 will sell 120 million plus before it`s done.
But the truth is......it`s all happening.
This is why assuming everything is constant is stupid when you talk about sales.
But the Wii is just delaying the conversion of PS2 owners to the PS3. I'm guessing that many PS2 gamers are not ready to upgrade to a PS3 yet for a number of reasons, too expensive, fav game not out yet, don't have an HD TV, etc. The Wii and the PSP/DS to some extent, are great transitional consoles for these people and provides them with a "next-gen" gaming experience that is better/different than what they can get on their PS2 for now. Eventually, they will make the full jump to HD and the PS3 as the price drops, the big franchise games are released or they finally get an HDTV that exposes the graphical shortcomings of the Wii.
What on earth are you going on about!?? EVERYBODY expected PS3 to sell like hotcakes, NOBODY expected Wii to be a success, and NOBODY seriously thought 360 would fare much better than its predecessor in Japan (which means everyone expected PS3 to surpass 360 in Japan easily, contrary to what you say). Its sad enough that you have to resort to distorting all the facts just to console yourself about the current sorry plight of PS3, but please don't try to pass off as some holier-than-thou know-it-all and everyone else is naive and clueless when the truth is you're just hoping hard that things will turn around for PS3 because a few games are finally coming out. People are looking at the cold hard facts of today, while you are hinging your fanciful predictions on fanboy premises and praying to God everyday that you get to smugly say "I told you" so in 3 years' time.
GTAIV will sell more on PS3... we'll see how clued in you really are real soon.
the ps2 left the starting block and just kept going....so much so, that even now it still beats the ps3 and 360 quite regularly! the ps3 will not sell 120mil, even with the "big games" that everyone keeps talking about, it's never gonna be the same monster the ps2 was! when microsoft release their next machine in 2010, the 360 will without doubt have finished in third. but it will have eaten into sonys market share, and the wii also.
i would'nt have thought that the ps3 will sell 60mil...it mite do by 2012 or 13. but by then, you can bet there will be new hardware from nintendo and microsft, and they will continue where the 360 and the wii left off.....and that's stealing more of the market from sony!!
Funny how people compare console that is selling at 250 vs 399/499, i mean that is very logical, isnt it?
Actually not as bad as they are making it out to be.
If you plotted the x360 on those graphs it would not even show
Those graphs shows a significant climb rate on the PS3. Sure the Wii is near vertical but the PS3 is still selling in signficant numbers.
The main reason the ps2 sold so well was down to the diversity of its software, meaning mums and dads, grannies and 5 year old could all play games, nintendo have seen this and conned everyone by throwing in the "it will stop your kids from getting fat" line and bobs your uncle, the reserves of unsold gamecubes with a new controller are selling just like the ps2, i can guarentee that no matter how great the games are for the ps3 or the xbox 360, neither will sell like the ps2, most of the ps2 market will go out and buy a wii, its only the real gamers that will buy the ps3 or the 360
I hate when people compare two different things. Hey lets compare Honda sales to Bugatti sales because they are in the same "generation". Dumb. Even if the PS3 passes the Wii, that doesn't mean anything. Two totally different demographics. The Wii should be compared to the PS2, Xbox, and it's twin the Gamecube. The PS3 only has one good competitor, the 360.
If two things have the same desirability factor, and Product Y costs half the cost of Product X, it will logically sell more than twice as much. Given limited funds if a person buys Y they won't be able to purchase X. That skews the rate above the twice as much mark. And that's just taking into account if both products were equally desirable. No matter what my opinion is, it appears that the Wii is more desirable to more people right now to begin with. Given that we've already seen just by price difference it will sale greater than twice the amount of the PS3, its VERY easy to see how its sales have remained high. Disclaimer, I am NOT a Wii fan.
If there were three game console in front of you [the Ps3, Xbox 360 and the Wii] but somehow it's Free, although it's free but you can only choose one, which one do you choose? Guess you would've go with PS3 or Xbox 360 not the Wii
You're wrong. Many people buy Wii because they like how accessible and fun the gameplay mechanics and games appear to be. So if they only want 1 console in the house for the family, Wii might well be the choice even if all consoles were free. You'd be surprised how many people don't care about 1080p and blu-ray for gaming.
he just stated facts.Dont know why dora the explorer is getting all worked up.The ps3 compared to the ps2 is selling poorly.
The ps2 did in 16 weeks what the ps3 did in 71 weeks and the ps2 didnt have any of its big games yet.
the ps2 without any big game did in 16 weeks what the ps3 did in 71 weeks.
My guess is that alot of ps2 gamers were casual gamers and have moved on to the wii.Its as siple as that
If even after the price drop the ps3 sales havent shot up like they did in The USA and Ue that just means that the customers arnt as numerous as before.
Why are the sony customers waiting for this and that game if they didnt do it last gen.MGS 4 and FF13 will sell ALOT of hardware but I think the wii has stolen and will steal alot of ps2 owners.
the PS3 is out pacing the PS2 and the 360 for how it`s sold in it`s first year and a half.
So, you really have no clue what your talking about.
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I agree with you and the 12 year old Dora has no clue what they are saying. PS3 is not on the same track as PS2 and this is just more proof of it. Yet like any child they argue the truth with their bias opinion.
Cause these guys say it?
Look at the numbers, the graphs, whatever it takes to teach you.
Go find it and learn something.
This article is only referring to Japan sales, though the relevance of only Japan's sales clearly doesn't show the whole picture after looking at your chart.
"My guess is that alot of ps2 gamers were casual gamers and have moved on to the wii.Its as siple as that"
you understand the gaming is growing everyday.
"If even after the price drop the ps3 sales havent shot up like they did in The USA and Ue that just means that the customers arnt as numerous as before."
it`s been outselling the 360 in NA.
calm down.Its not your fault.
And you cant go against facts.Facts are facts.The ps3 is selling poorly in Japan.period.
the 360 is doing way worse than the ps3 (lol Im sure it will make you feel better)
Oh yeah, this article is about Japan right ? Why on planet earth bring up the USA ?
@DORA THE EXPLORER : I cant believe you came up with VGchartz ! After dissing it each and every day because the charts dont show the ps3 crushing the competition you use it to make a point ?! No comment.
Moreover Im not blind.This article is about Japan and yoy give me an article about the UK sales ?Are you desperate , thtas pure nonsense.
there you go.
when will people learn that thw wii is a piece of shiii system , when i see people playing with the wii i just want to grab that ugly azz controllers set it on top that ugly azz xbot 350 and let them both catch fire......"" devs should make more games for the wiii """ for what you f'n moron .....
these guys shouldnt quit their days jobs.
their numbers arent wrong. they didnt say PS3 WILL sell the way it is forever, they said IF.
Its the price. Price!
the wii is just starting to piss me off now, yea it has a few good games but most of them are pure crap....
The ps3 will improve in Japan theres no doubt of that. However it will never beat the wii's total hardware. Just look at the psp's huge turn around in Japan it looked dead this time last year but the slim and some great games have pushed it beyond the wii and ds in weekly sales. The ps3 will have a slim version and once that and ff13 comes out then sales will explode.
wow keep em coming.....................The Wii is a freaking toy that every parent wants to shut their kids up with. Do you think these kids will continue to play with Tickle Me Elmo in a few years?
Weird how ps3 sales have actually been dropping steadily over the past few weeks, even after price drops.
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