During a conference call today, Activision Publishing CEO Mike Griffith detailed the company's expectations for console sales across 2008, revealing its belief that the PlayStation 3 will sell more systems than the Xbox 360 this year.
Late last yr or beginning of this yr they said 360 was going to outsell PS3 this yr. I wonder what changed their mind
They saw LBP and decided to jump ship. EDIT: The 360 has never outsold the PS3 on a yearly basis.
I'm pretty sure the 360 outsold the PS3 last year... EDIT: I did research a bit but all I could find were US sales and UK sales in 2007 and the 360 outsold the PS3 in those.
PS3 had a slow start, so at that time yes 360 did out sell the PS3. But if you look at the world wide sales now, PS3s are selling at a higher rate than 360 at this time, even with a little slump at the moment. Give it a year or so and I'm sure the PS3 will catch up....provided the credit crunch doesn't turn people off buying consoles.
"I'm pretty sure the 360 outsold the PS3 last year... " PS3 outsold the 360 last year.
I'm 100% sure it didn't. Research it and come back.
@1.2: Thanks to Japan the PS3 outsold the 360 worldwide. Japan/Europe seem to be mainstays with the PS3 the UK and more so in the USA is Xbox > PS3. Anyway, Activision also said the Wii was a passing fad so I will leave this guesswork to the fortune teller's. Sounds like a site needs some hit's.
They said this year, they never said for the entire generation. Just pointing that out.
On a worldwide base ? TOTALLY, but here in NA it will take sometime even though, PS3 has been doing incredibly well recently here.
360 def rate 17% (and that's being nice) PS3 price $399+
Well the PS3 has been outselling this 360 in EVERY territory so far this year.
I think PS3 will sell 9 million this year and 360 6 million. Gears 2 won't sell as many systems that you would think. Little Big Planet will be a system seller. Last year the PS3 was able to sell 9 million when it was mostly $100 more expensive, not many games, and blu-ray did not win yet. I think this year 9 million would be realistic goal or even 10 million.
Sales were almost identical last year. This year the PS3 pulled ahead: PS3: 5.6M 360: 4.2M PS3 has sold 35% more than 360 this year (1.4M gap). If you extend that out to the rest of the year and adjust for holiday sales boost you're looking of a gap of 2.5-3.5M in favor of the PS3. So, yeah, Activision is right, the PS3 will outsell the 360 this year by a significant margin.
The 360 only outsold PS3 in 2006, but the PS3 launched in November of that year, so that obviously doesn't count. And PS3 outsold Xbox 360 for the calendar year of 2007. 2008 doesn't look any different.
Why wouldn't it?
Maybe activision knows something we don't know. It's call $299 PS3. It will cause a landslide.
PS3: 5.6M 360: 4.2M If that's true PS3 only needs to sell 600,000 more units than the 360 for rest of the year. And fall is the biggest selling season. With more exclusive, diverse, and quality games coming out for PS3 the gap could be 3 million by the end of this year. Activision is being to conservative with the PS3 numbers. With their logic the PS3 would only need to sell 600,000 more units more until 2009 because the fiscal year doesn't end until March i think. They are undercutting the PS3 sales for sure.
WHO CARES SH!T THEY SELL 2 3 DIFFERENT CONSUMERS MOVIES WATCHERS,PPL WHO WATCH GAMES,EXTREME PS LOVERS THEY SUPPOSE 2 SELL A LOT ,SOME SYSTEM EVEN GIVING AWAY FREE WHEN U BUY 1 OF SONY BIG TVS. MICROSOFT BETTER FIND A SOLUTION FAST BECAUSE WITH SONY GETTING ALL THIS FAKE PRESS IT WILL HAPPEN
Someone please tell me why it should matter to me as a gamer of who has sold the most hardware or software? as far as im concerned, i would want the console that i have to be in last place so that they are striving more to improve. but honestly, i dont care about sales numbers, i care that i bought my console and the games i want.
im disagreeing with u (2 comments up) just because u use caps
You should care, because whats the fun in playing online if no one else owns your console? The fun in multiplayer is that there actually are multiple players around the globe with the same game and console to compete with. Anyhow Don Mattrick can start to eat his own shorts as the bullshit lies he has spewed out in every interview starts to surface. Facking grade A moron that loves to bash the PS3 and Wii. /spit
Because the greater the install base is on a console, the greater the chance that said console will be more supported by 3rd party developers.
I care because I'm interested in the business aspect of gaming. You obviously aren't, but A LOT of people are. It's interesting to see how these companies' decisions affect their place in the "console war." I always watch how games affect sales, and I like to see how consumers are responding to certain announcements. Nobody says you SHOULD care. Many people just tend to be interested, although some people use these numbers for the wrong reason (justification of their purchase to make them look better -- fanboys).
There are dozens of articles like this one. How come people can't wait for a couple of years and then come with the obvious " x sells more than y" article? It all sounds so freaking pointless now =/.
Because in this case Activision is right.
and the world still goes around the sun
Both are powered by the Cell.
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Activision- guitar hero
You mean EA. Activision is smart with Guitar Hero 4 by planning it as a simultaneous release on all platforms that are being supported for this game.
any REAL gamer could of told you that. take into account the 17% def rate and they are almost there already.
Returns don't count towards sales stupid.
and i could see pigs flying
i can see u using ur brain :D
pp using his brain? Never!
thats a first
the pigs must be flying then
thats not a pig pp thats your mum
idiot, pigs cant fly was so old school. With the invention of flight by human, now even elephant can fly, ever watch operation dumbo drop? So yeah u can definitely see PS3 outsell XBOX 360.
what if you toss a pig from a bridge?
people predicting system sales are just as bad as people who predict the end of the earth, no one knows for sure that's why these articles suck and most of the time it doesn't happen
The world will end at December 21, 2012. If the Mayans can't do it, Chuck Norris can.
i heard jesus beat the crap out of u .....
It was his birthday, I let him win.
Chuck Norris FTMFW!!!
Chuck Norris is full of win! Activision needs to make a Walker Texas Ranger game.
they say under his beard there is no chin...just another fist. Edit: hilarios
the fastest way to a mans stomach is chuck norris's fist
enjoy your 3rd place , Microsoft.
haha. Sony is currently keeping that seat warm for you! @5.2: Bitter? No bitterness here because it makes my crabby heart happy to know that the PS3 is currently sitting in last place. ahhhh happy days indeed. =) @5.3: Yes it did and just recently while burying the PS3 that much further as well. Ahhh happy days! I have no problem with Nintendo taking back the crown as console leader from a numbers perspective at least. Just as long as the hardcore game developers don't all start making kiddy Wii games.
still bitter, Crab ?!
looks like the 360 is already jumpin chairs. PS2 Bow down to the king anytime you want.
I wonder why they care so much about PS3 out selling 360 when what they should focus on is who will sell the most software this generation. It's going to take more then just selling more consoles to beat 360 this generation which is the king of software sales.
They care because they need it for feasibility studies and sales projection for their games.
resistance2 60 player online sound? how about 8 player co op online? LITTLEBIGPLANET enough said. How about inFamous? sandbox with powers by SUCKERPUNCH! umm let's see ooh, Have you seen KILLZONE2?! 32 players online with those graphics and physics?! uumm SOCOM again enough said. How about the future u ask? MAG 256 online shooter! by ZIPPER! TEAMICO! TEAMICO for crying out loud are developing 2, TWO! Ps3 games! and they are all EXCLUSIVES (no PC ports/fake exclusives) and we still get FALLOUT3, RESIDENTEVIL5, and FF13 you know all the stuff M$ showed at E3.
And yet none of those games appeal to myself and many others. You take all the hype you have and go spend it on those titles because at the end of the day 360 will still for some reason sell more software. You guys are not proving a point and merely want to claim victory when it's way out of reach unless Sony can start selling software like MS.
The 360 outselles in software because the multiplatform games are better on the 360 because of achievements. Well, thats about to change.
what games do you like?
And how is it going to change? Did you ever think that maybe 360 owners are different then PS3 owners and just want to play games instead of bragging and talikng up there console. Everybody expects the PS3 to outsale the 360 but software is a different story. Edit above: 6.5 It doesn't matter what types of games I like but I will say that I'm not interested in at least 3 of the exclusives he mentioned.
I'm not gonna bash you or anything man and you're welcome to your opinion. But what you said right here... "And yet none of those games appeal to myself and many others." Anyone could come out and say that. That's not a valid argument. I don't really have a problem with anything else you said. You can have your opinion, but statements like that are hovering around the fanboy realm.
Yes, the software for the Xbox 360 is selling more than the PS3, but one has to remember the difference in the number of consoles within regions. The USA is a hub of spending and as long as the Xbox 360 install base is greater than the PS3 in that region you will see the 360 selling more. However, Sony does have many internal studio's. All these games will be exclusive to Sony's platform. With games that are continually multiplatform coupled with Sony's internal studios we could see the amount of software for the PS3 overtake the Xbox 360's dispite the 360's year headstart. The more software on the market, the more that is sold, so by the end of this generation we could see the software sales of the PS3 pass those of the Xbox 360. Oh, and it's ok that you don't like the mentioned games. That is why there is more than one console on the market. To give consumers choice. You play the console that has the games that you want, that's what gaming is all about, the ability to play what you want to play.
....the final frontier last year it was about units and now its attachment rate because ms and some of their fans say so. Lets say that the difference in units is similar to the ps2 vs xbox. A lower attachment rate on the ps2 still yields more games sold than the xbox's. Think ahead, think bigger
I wasn't being fanboyish and simply failed to explain myself thoroughly. What I was trying to say was that not all of those games appeal to myself as well as others. Of course PS3 has some good games coming out as well as 360 but to go off and say that these games are the big difference is silly because this years line up is pretty much even for both consoles.
You really are wasting your time arguing with them dude. It really doesn't matter what your argument is, or whether it is right or wrong, you will be ridiculed and disagreed with. So, save yourself some time, and let the numbers at the end of the year tell the story.
Did you just see EA's YTD earnings? The PS3 sales for them almost doubled that of their 360 sales. Edit: OMG a disagree? How can you disagree with someone's financial numbers?Try this on for size http://www.kotaku.com.au/ga...
I actually agree with you about the last part KingME! The numbers at the end of the year will tell the story. Of course I don't believe sales always equal better games or better products. Which console has the best games is always a matter of opinion. And you're also right that no matter what you say you'll always be disagreed with here on N4G by SOMEONE. But lets remember that goes both ways. thenickel I understood what you said the first time. It's just that saying "not all of those games appeal to myself as well as others." doesn't prove any point at all. Every single game that comes out doesn't appeal to everyone. Whether this year's lineups are even is again down to opinion. I'll say there's more I want for my PS3 but I'll mostly agree that the lineups are fairly even. I certainly wouldn't say PS3 is CRUSHING the 360 for the rest of the year. Both do have some nice titles on the horizon. Also, the PS3 exclusives WILL make a big difference in sales... for the PS3. Am I saying it will definitely outsell the 360? No. The 360 exclusives will also make a difference in its sales. The only question is... which will rise MORE by the end of the year? Only time will tell. My bets will be the PS3 will sell more hardware but that's just my guess. I believe this because the PS3 managed to outsell the 360 worldwide even at a disadvantage when it came to games and a much higher price point no less. With things alot more even on the software front this year I don't see why it won't continue to. Once more I don't have a problem with what you believe. That one statement just seemed pointless to me. That is all. I'm really not trying to attack you or anything.
I'm getting sick of this. Long before the launch of the ps3, before console insecurity could affect any ps3 owner because they didn't have one. I would go to any gaming site and find 360 fanboys bashing the ps3 before it even came out. It's quite obvious who started this stupid next-gen war and it's the same guys who are still insecure from the last gen war.
Could you please explain what you mean by "...because this years line up is pretty much even for both consoles." So who exactly, in your opinion, is pretty much a tiny bit ahead or behind with their respective lineups? Because you already blew personal preference out of the water- just curious not trying to flame. thanks.