Submitted by doctorstrange 772d ago | rumor

Analyst: US PS3 Sales in September 2013 Will Top Xbox 360 for the First Time in 32 Months

With the final NPD US sales numbers for the month of September 2013 being released this Thursday, Wedbush Securities brought out their estimates, predicting that it will be a huge month, mostly due to Grand Theft Auto V. - PSLS (PS3, Xbox 360)

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majiebeast  +   772d ago
Would be worth it just to see Microsoft not being able to mention it after every NPD report, it got old real fast.
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black0o  +   772d ago
wait a sec MS did mention NPD but not about the sells this time it was about the % of online players

Ezz2013  +   772d ago
can it be that they lost the last place for them on earth to ps3 ?!

anyway nextgen is going to be very different than this gen in sales,games etc
and with not a single advantage for the rival and no year head start...thank god for that
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pogayoga1  +   772d ago
Yes, certainly so.

The primary reason the PS3 will outsell the Xbox 360 in the US in September is because of the GTA V PS3 bundle. That actually caused a huge spike in PS3s sold worldwide.
showtimefolks  +   772d ago
ps3 has been outselling xbox360 since launch nothing new, usa is not the world. but its good for sony i guess as a moral victory
GribbleGrunger  +   772d ago
I'm assuming they're taking into consideration the fact that Sony have lots of exclusives they can add to bundles. I don't think it's impossible but I find it unlikely; although the difference between the two consoles has been shrinking for the last three years. Last year the 360 outsold the PS3 by 500,000 units (800,000 the year before and 1.2 million the year before that). It depends on whether MS want to focus entirely on the X1 because of the pressure from PS4 pre-orders. I'll say it will be more or less level this Christmas.
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aCasualGamer  +   772d ago
Microsoft held the throne for quite some time this generation, but Sony came back strong and finished first at the finish line.


PS3 - 79,9 millions

360 - 78,8 millions

There was a lot of doubters against Sony but they managed to pull it off and they're at the top.

Nextgen will probably be even better for Sony with the lack of doubters on PS4.
tuglu_pati  +   772d ago
you mean 2nd right...
fox2   772d ago | Spam
Game4life  +   772d ago
well yeah. i mean when your at the top, you have nowhere to go but down. But at least they realized what was wrong and fixed it.
GribbleGrunger  +   772d ago
Why have you quoted world wide numbers in a thread about American sales? MS have beaten Sony at Christmas for over three years straight but Sony have always sold more consoles over the full year. I'm starting to feel really embarrassed about being a Sony fan. I bet those 4 disagrees are from Sony fanboys who don't understand I'm talking about the Christmas period sales.
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TrendyGamers  +   772d ago
It would be nice to see to close out the months before next-gen.
Godmars290  +   772d ago
*Darth Vader Voice*

And now your failure is complete. Now you know the *POWER* of the Darkside - have a cookie!

(If its true)

Seriously, at the very least GTA being as big as it is might mean that open world game mechanics become the new thing. For AAA anyway.
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bobsmith  +   772d ago
ps3 has gran turismo 6 coming this year 360 has no big exclusive releasing this year
ps3 sales should pass xbox
MightyNoX  +   772d ago
It has begun...
fox2   772d ago | Spam
Funantic1  +   772d ago
Why cause everybody already has a 360?
TheSsus  +   772d ago
Not me... never had one.
TheFallenAngel  +   772d ago
Neither did I but my brother did so I got to play all the games that I wanted on 360.
Bhuahahaha  +   772d ago
i had 2, one died after a couple of months
the other one is just collecting dust after i got bored playing skyrim
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elmaton98  +   772d ago
I bought two already but I gave my second one to my cousin since it was just collecting dust in my room and besides he's in school and most of his friends has a 360 do I worked out in the end.
Evilsnuggle  +   772d ago
Three 360 red rings of death for me . No xbone for me I'm tired of microSCAMs shenanigans.
GrandpaSnake  +   772d ago
i sold mine after prod first year
AceBlazer13  +   772d ago
Cause people stopped using their 360 so they don't get red ring anymore.
lobocob  +   772d ago
i had to buy 4. 4!
SoulSercher620  +   772d ago
Nope don't hav that PoS.
FITgamer  +   772d ago
I had one, it died. My younger bro had 3, but traded his in 2 months ago towards the PS4.
DanielGearSolid  +   772d ago
Wow... So bundle's do work
xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   772d ago
Depends on the bundle
MadMen  +   772d ago
Interesting... But beating someone one time... in US sales, hardly news.
Bathyj  +   772d ago
It kind of is. If I beat Tiger Woods at golf Id be pretty happy about it.
xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   772d ago
This gen was only 32months?...could have swore it was longer.
Hicken  +   772d ago
So is it news that the PS3 has outsold the 360 every year since launch?

Or does that not count because it's global, and one one region that makes up part of the global sales?
rainslacker  +   772d ago
MS seems to have no problem making it news when they outsold the PS3 every month in the US for the past 32 months. By your logic, why is that news?

Just the other week they said how they are the dominant console in the UK. Ignoring the Wii of course, much like they ignored the fact the Wii outsold the 360 in the US as well.
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MadMen  +   772d ago
You sound bitter, this isnt about but so and so did this or that, it merely pointing out, one month for anyone even if Xbox out sold PS in japan one month, isnt news, if consistently done for a quarter, that would be news, otherwise this is reaching for straws\hits.

Wise up.
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OrangePowerz  +   772d ago
Would be a fitting conclusion to this generation and start next gen with having the Ps4 on top.
Hakoom  +   772d ago
lol ps3 has been outselling xbox for past 30months..
usa isnt the entire world
tuglu_pati  +   772d ago
Did you read the article is talking about NPD US Sales. Not world numbers.
Hakoom  +   772d ago
who cares?
i was talking about worldwide sales :p
Red_Devilz  +   772d ago
If you take into account hardware failure rates, PS3 would have already topped 360 (functioning consoles)
kewlkat007  +   772d ago
Yeah then you minus all the inflated Ps3s sold as blu-ray players and it all makes sense..
yewles1  +   772d ago
...which would still be 1/16th of said failure rates.
cell989  +   772d ago
and if you minus the xbox consoles that went RROD that forced people to buy another one, it all starts to make sense
Red_Devilz  +   772d ago
Ummm....no it doesn't make sense because PS3s bought as "blue ray players" can still function (play BR or games). RROD 360s can not. Does it make sense now?
Hicken  +   772d ago
kat, you're trying (and failing) too hard to try and make a point.

There's no way remotely as many PS3s were sold solely for Blu Ray players as there were 360s replaced due to RROD.

I know that breaks your little fanboy heart, but them's the breaks... no pun intended.
fox2   772d ago | Spam
cell989  +   772d ago
the Winter is coming for Microsoft and its going to hit hard, they need to brace themselves
JediDiah  +   772d ago
That's only an appetizer...Next! Nextgen that is.
Max-Zorin  +   772d ago
Sony. Establish a monopoly already so everyone can shut up about sales.
rainslacker  +   772d ago
I still want Nintendo to be around. I do like Zelda and Metroid.
xDHAV0K24x  +   772d ago
Nintendo should be bought out by Msft to REALLY stick it to Sony. Nintendo clearly messed up by allowing them to create the playstation
rainslacker  +   772d ago
Nintendo is worth too much to simply be brought out by anyone. Wii U may be struggling, but the Wii made bank, and the 3DS is going strong.

Otherwise, if Nintendo got out of hardware, I'd prefer they just go third party. I'd hate to see any other corporation come in and change Nintendo's business philosophy to stick it to their competition.
xDHAV0K24x  +   772d ago
Dont forget the folks that used to or still mod their 360's. Didnt slow them down xD

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