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Xbox 360 to Double Holiday PS3 Sales?

Microsoft announced in its quarterly earnings Thursday that it expects to sell 4 million more Xbox 360 units before the end of the year. That number is nearly double the amount of PlayStation 3 consoles Sony plans to ship.

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power of Green 3733d ago

I dont know?, if Sony was able to make more PS3's faster it would be closer because it's the launch of a new console. This is why i think Sony will never catch up to the 360 untill after the next Xbox comes out. Sony predicted 8mill by the end of 2008 an knowing Sony it will be far worse than their letting on.

kmis873733d ago

Sony's predicted 6 million consoles sold by the end of the fiscal year (March '07). I would be very confused if they only predicted to sell 2 million more in the next 21 months after selling 6 million in 5 months.

power of Green 3733d ago

Heard it from G4TV Attack of the Show has talked to Sony when they went to TGS. Sony always makes predictions.

power of Green 3733d ago (Edited 3733d ago )

PS3
JAPAN--N.AMERICA--EUROPE (T)OTAL
~12/2006 750,000 --900,000 -- 1,650,000
~03/2007 1,080,000 --,850,000--1,200,000 (T) 4,130,000
~12/2007 2,470,000--5,900,000--3,600,00 0 (T)11,970,000
~12/2008 4,210,000--11,300,000--8,000,0 00 (T) 23,510,000
~12/2009 6,050,000--5,400,000--12,600,0 00 (T)34,050,000
~12/2010 8,120,000--18,700,000--16,100, 000 (T) 42,920,000. Predictions predictions predictions. You might be right maybe Sony will sell millions of IOU's.

kmis873732d ago

So let me get this straight, Sony predicts 23.5 million by the end of 2008, not 8 million like you said? I'm slightly drunk, and you're confusing me.

frostbite063731d ago (Edited 3731d ago )

n/m i cant read that. Do those numbers even add up??

power of Green 3733d ago

Sony Corp., which slashed its profit forecast yesterday, said it may not reach this year's shipment target for the PlayStation 3 game console because of a parts shortage in the Blu-ray high-definition disc drive.
Sony plans to ship two million PlayStation 3 players this year to the U.S. and Japan, and six million worldwide by March. The Tokyo-based company said yesterday annual profit would fall 35 percent to its lowest in five years on price cuts of the console in Japan and a recall of 9.6 million computer batteries.

"The honest answer is it's more of a target'' for PlayStation 3 shipments, Jack Tretton, co-chairman of Sony Computer Entertainment America, said yesterday in an interview. "Clearly we've had production issues.''

My advice on getting a PS3 at launch? Club those who have successfully pre-ordered the PS3 over the head, then devour their heart, thus absorbing their strength,

BIadestarX3732d ago

It is interesting what Sony is doing in order to stop people from buying a 360 because the PS3 was not available. IOU are a good Idea to lock people's money so they don't buy another console until they are able to produce it. I can see Sony's still have some tricks left.

THELANDSOFSAND3732d ago

yes, a piece of paper or a 360 with blue dragon.

i wonder which they will choose

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