Gamesindustry writes, "Speaking at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival this morning, former SCEE president Chris Deering predicted Sony and Nintendo will tie in the hardware sales stakes by 2011." Click the link for more information...
dvd9 is starting to crack already
by 2011 i hope to have the next xbox sitting under my HD tv...a long with nintendos new console. just going by some of the things said on here, it must really hurt sony fanboys to see the 360 doing so well, and their beloved ps3 doing not even half of what the other playstations have done. considering the size of the install base and the size of the brand, the ps3 is a shadow of the ps1 & ps2. a 2011 admission from sony is laughable. FIVE years to catch nintendo!! just shows how far they have fallen.
dan-boy you really are crazy. the x360 and ps3 are doing about the same. the x360 has a slight edge thanks to the one year head start but the ps3 have been selling a little better. the casual love the Wii so i don't think that's gonna stop soon. just wait for xmas. the Wii's going to be sold out everywhere. f*** that piece of crap.
This dood is high, from what i don't know. But it is the bomb i can tell you that.
it's too early for talk like that. Sounds like nervous talk to me. Try again next year.
what do you mean early? the xbox 360 would have 5-6 years into the generation... which is the average console lifecycle... only sony is doing the 10 year old crap... 2010-2011 is more than enough for a new xbox.... obviously this is not something Sony wants to hear because they need to make some money before thinking about another console.. but that's not the case with microsoft... I can't wait for microsoft to release a new xbox with probably 2-3 more power than the xbox 360... more cores... 2-4GB of ram... DirectX 11... and PS3 games look like poop compared to the Crysis looking games on the next xbox... it's obvious that Sony is banking that once the next xbox or Nintendo console people will buy the PS3 for their games; hence them beating previous gen consoles.. just like their PS2 keep selling after we are half way into this gen... I personally don't care if the PS3 is selling better than the xbox 360 when the 720 is out... just like I don't care that the PS2 is still selling after the new xbox is out.
i was talking about how danboy said the PS3 is not doing half of what the previous ones did. It's too early in its lifecycle to say something like that. I mentioned nothing about any other system. Just another fanboy putting words in my mouth. You went on a rant and just made stuff up to fit your needs. Yea I agree that 5-6 years is the average console lifecycle. But the PS3 is not your average console. At first Micro and its fanboys were saying its all about the games. And it was, and still is all about the games for the 360. Sony is approaching with a different strategy. Why do you think they sold over 100 million with their first two consoles? Sony wants all markets of entertainment. Hence the multi-media capabilities of the Playstation brand. Hey, I want Micro to succeed just as much as you do, cuz its just more games out there to play. Its just that the Xbox brand will never be as big as the Playstation brand. It was proven with the first Xbox because it got dumped. But you'll probably find a way to spin this, and I can't wait. Entertain me.
MS will lose imo. They need people who work for them to ride them to sucess. 3'rd parties will bite them back in the as (Bioshock) and Sony (Final Fantasy). Sony told us thier decision and MS still using the failed route to success.
Good luck for the 720 then (BS^^). At that time it will have to compete against a below <$200 BlueRay-enabled-HD PS3. Hopefully they'll add WiFi to the new console then, at least. And I hope it will be 100% backwards compatible. Otherwise they'll do it again and will split their own market for no reason.
5-6 years is a console life average? Not if Microsoft's history is any indicator.
Well unless the PS3 can outsell the 360 consistantly and by a LARGE margin every month i dont think the PS3 will ever surpass the 360 let alone by 30ml units
and it looks like no console actually outsells the other (360 and ps3) for more than a couple of months.With the mini price cut and the jrpgs coming out in Japan for 360 , the 360 is starting to outsell the ps3 worldwide again thus pushing back the day the PS3 will "catch up" The PS3 and 360 I think are going to tie this gen.But I still think its a bit too soon.Remeber early 2008 people were saying the 360 was dead...well...alot of consoles would love to die they way the 360 is dying right now. I just really dont see the PS3 or 360 leaving the other one in the dust this gen. ..........Now catching up with the Wii will be more than impossible if they cant even blow past the 360.
Don't be fanboys. Nobody outsells anybody right now, it's the 'dead season' for video games. Let's talk about that at the end of the year. Sony has constantly outsold 360 worldwide in holiday seasons so Sony predictions should be accurate.
@2.2 Of course consoles sell right now. Perhaps not as much as they do in the holidays, but a console sold now counts just as much as a console sold then.
Nah, the PS3 will go on to sell 100 million, just like it's brothers did. But the 360 is a tricky beast, I'm not sure what it will do. And unless some changes are made with games, I just can't see the Wii passing the 70 million mark, if that. But hey, I'm nobody special, and these are just my opinions.
there still no indicator for any console to win ps3 sells well 360 with price cut will sell like hot cakes and the wii is still selling crazy my prediction:wii will outsell both ps3 and 360(who cares casuel games suck) the 360 and ps3 meather one of them gonna outsell the other by a very,very small margin
Wasn't that supposed to happen in 2007? And then the PS3 would surpass the 360? Or was it this year? Those analysts change their story every month.
I misread the title at first, I thought he was talking about the PS3 catching up with the 360. With the Wii?! Is he serious?
I dont recall any analysts stating the PS3 overtaking the 360 this year. It will most likely be neck and neck with it by the end of 2009.
Instead of making stupid comments like "that is never gonna happen" lets just wait and see. Wouldnt surprise me if this actually happend, and if it does, people laughing at this will look very stupid.
Yeah, the people who claimed the PS3 would catch up with the 360 in 2007, and then in 2008, look really really stupid now. What were they thinking?
Wonder what kind of crack this guy has been smoking.
the same has Microsoft's direction smoke for saying that they are winning everytime.
LOL surfman you make me laugh
but i still think ps3 will be selling like hot cakes while wii is dead after 2-3 years!
I dont care which console sells the best... All i care about is the games Im going to be playing on my PS3.
I just hate how all of these articles that say one console will outsell the other is never based on some outside party, it's always some corporate boss :( of course they will never say their console will lose the race so it seems kind of pointless to have these articles appear here ya know? Even though he is the former SCEE boss I still view it's the same.
This is a fight between Microsoft and Sony for 2nd place. PS3 has the advantage IMO. Blu-ray and PS2 owners. PS2 support will die at some point and we will see more Blu-ray owners. But it doesn't really matter to me who wins. I don't get richer if any of these guys win.
Problem for sony is that with the arcade at the bargain bin (be warned, you get what you pay for) prices, the ps2 users wont be upgrading to the ps3, they will probably pick up the arcade 360. If sony cuts ps2 support, they need to do it when the ps3 has hit a sweet price point, or ms will own them.
I still think Sony should bring a low price segment PS2+ (a PS2 with a HDD and HDMI and a bit brushed up specs (just double or triple the clock speed, but use a 1x compatibility mode), like play 720p, but also all PS2 games) and replace the PS3 with a (compatible) PS4 keeping a 2 product strategy. Would take the price pressure from the tech driven high end, and satisfy the entry level consumers. I do not think one product can do it all and if they won't do it, the low end will be replaced by either the 360 arcade or the Wii - unless they can sell the (slim-)PS3 in a range around $100-$200 which won't happen within the next two years...
Will we still be talking about the Wii & PS3 in 2011, I would have hopped all 3 system would have their successors ready by then, or at least ready to launched (with backward compatibility please).
this is a no brainer cus M$ have faulty hardware and the worst brand image of the 3, just face the facts xbots!
I think you a living in the past! The early PS2's had issues, still never stopped it selling
yeah but nothing as massive as the RRoD... 33% failure rate for god sake! i don't even know how's MS still alive, they sure have a lot of money.
but Sony finally fixed the early drive problems on the ps2 because Sony fans wouldn't take that from Sony. x bot fans let Microsoft get a way with faulty hardware
Yeah, who's surprised? The former head of Playstation thinks the PS3 is just great and that everyone will love it. He fails to mention what exactly will make the PS3 match Wii sales in the immediate future and then make up 16 million consoles. EDIT: Actually, he says they will be tied in the hardware race which includes handhelds. I'm really curious how he expects the PSP to match DS sales and then make up 41 million units.
The problem with analysts predictions, and let alone former employee's, is that they don't know what each company has up their sleeve. All of them are nothing more than a talking head, with a tin foil hat, trying to make an educated guess.
but when he went over his predictions did he say by 2011 ps2 would be at 90 million units?, as i say i may be wrong but didnt it already pass that milestone a while back? x
Wow. Look at where the Wii is and where the Playstation is, that is very wishful thinking.
Sony can't even claim they will destroy everyone else, now it's a "We'll tie!" kinda thing. FUNNY!
By saying "Sony and Nintendo will tie" isnt that kinda saying F-U Microsoft? You Fail.
Good luck SONY, im sorry but their is no way in hell your going to steamroll the competition again this time. They are after the same thing you are, and doing everything they can to be on top. Gears of War 2 will be the hottest title this season. Better watch out! Blue-Ray adoption my ass, weve heard this for years.
Gears of War 2 will be the biggest game of the Holiday, without a doubt. The New Xbox Experience (NXE) is going to get an incredible amount of attention (Watch them announce those Made for Xbox 360 Television programs). Netflix Streaming > BluRay. The Unannounced Halo project w/ Peter Jackson... Anyone who thinks that the PS3 is going to overtake the Xbox 360 is dreaming -- including this former Sony executive. The Xbox 360 is going to have a *very* "long-tail" as it becomes the standard "Living Room" set-top box. Have you seen the Olympic Coverage NBC is doing on Windows Media Center? It's fcuking awesome. I'm watching *no broadcast* coverage, all of it is streamed -- all on demand. http://www.tvtonic.com/olym... In the "Battle for the Living Room", MS is coming at Sony from every angle, and is way out front in every regard.
It will probably sell a million in december as a blu ray player alone. I thgink that once the ball gets rolling on the bluray front we will see a massive boost in ps3 sales. But still to beat the wii is a little of wishful thinking...
I still don't see the Wii as a competition. Well, they sell. And that's it. I have one. Its OK. But there as soon as you are finished with the third party's, its collecting dust. Yeah, I could buy a couple more games. Would keep me busy for a couple more weeks, I guess. But far from more then that. Its lacking a lot of features. Maybe features a lot of people don't need. I do, however. OTHO, i am curious if the market will stay that way, especially with the increase in HD saturation. I would guess, consumers sooner or later want an HD experience if they spend that much money on their TVs. And pretty soon realize, that the Wii is not helping here. I can understand why the DS sells that much. You need a new one every year (I think I have now bought 4 or five in the last 1 1/2 years). Don't think the Wii breaks that fast, though. No need to buy another one soon. PS3, however, if I'd have the money, I'd buy 2 more (or three, one to play BD only, the other two to play some games at the house with the kids online). BTW. In all fairness, I might get a 360, too. The Arcade, if $199 for the games I can't get on the PS3 (Live? Give me a break. Paying for my and my kids accounts - no way).
I hear what your saying, at less than 14 cents a day Live really breaks the bank...
I predict the PS3 and the Wii will both sell over 100 million minimum. Although the Wii will still be ahead of the PS3, the Wii won't affect the PS3's sales. The 360 is the console that will affect PS3 sales. Honestly, what gamer would buy ONLY a Wii to satisfy their gaming needs this whole current generation? No gamer would. But of course, non-gamers will only buy the Wii... unless they get addicted to gaming and move on to PS3/360. One misconception about this article is the prediction that Wii and PS3 will get split shares of the same demographics. This is not true. The Wii will be catering mainly to non-gamers who would never think of buying a PS3 or 360. So obviously the Wii will sell over 100 million. The PS3 will also sell over 100 million because the majority of PS2 users will upgrade to the PS3 once it hits the right price. Its all a gamble with the 360. It depends on Microsoft's execution. Sony has to always think a few steps ahead in order to minimize the 360. If Sony slips up and gets too arrogant and think they can sit back, it will be their downfall. But, I don't think Sony or Microsoft will be close in terms of sales this generation. The moment where mass migration from last generation to this generation will give a HUGE boost to one of the two consoles. From that point on, the mass-preferred console will constantly outsell the other one for the rest of this generation. An example. PS2's right price drop at the right time + release of FFX = Dreamcast dead. Before that moment, it seemed like Dreamcast had a MUCH better chance of "winning" than the PS2 did. Who knows what will happen this generation. We've already witnessed many impossibles become possible. PSP outselling Wii and DS combined in Japan. FFXIII going multiplatform. Etc. I suspect the critical moment of this generation will occur during late 2009 going on to 2010. Whoever pulls the knockout punch during that moment will win. The competitor might try to get back on their feet, but they will inevitably fall back down.
but why do you sound like your hoping oohh soo hard? do you have some huge investment in who sells the most consoles this gen? either way you'd get some console to play games, if your a gamer.by 2010 if i dont hear something about microsofts nex system thats what i would be upset about. this gen is 3+yrs in. in 2 more this tech will be to outdated anyway.
I'm not hoping for anything. I'm just giving my two cents on how I think the "console war" will play out, and how it can be affected. I could care less if things go according to my predictions or not. This is not wishful thinking or anything like that. Just purely predictions... or presumptions.
"When all else fails, say RROD", from the Sonydefenseforce handbook.
Sure why not? i mean,33%...thats the worst electronic rating of all time.Who wouldnt make jokes about it? Then there's the blue screen of death,loud as a vacum internal fan,cheap plastic headsets,controllers that go through batteries like a crackhead goes through crack,Disc tray jams,the console itself scratches disc's.No standard Wifi,No standard wireless controller,No motion sensing at all,no bluetooth,no blu-ray (old last gen dvd9) No HDMI 1.3,NO dolby 7.1,cant run 1080P native its "upscaled 720p" Take your pic of things to make fun of,your console is a peice of sh!t You fail.
to say one way or the other. For instances a lot of people believed that the ps2 was the console for casual gamers......so I wonder how many of those gamers Nintendo might have stole. Then there is the question of how many ps3s were purchased because of bluray......so then one would wonder if bluray players drop significantly in price how much of an effect that will how of units being sold. Those are just a couple of variables that we have no clue about......so I am not sure how anybody could be so sure that it would be one way or the other. Regardless, I could care less.......we are talking about 3 years away......I will just sit back and enjoy my gaming until then..and even then I will not care much because I am already locked in to all three consoles.
HAHAHA thats why he is the "former" boss.
Sony has the best hardware and exclusive games. Once the price is right, what can stop Sony? Please don't say MS. That's been over for a year now. :)
It's kinda hard to do with the PS3 behind the 360. 360 has climbed on top of the monthly sales again, and we still have the price drop to look forward to.
"sony has the best hardware and exclusive games" The hardware is debateable. As for the Software, no, sorry. Without a doubt, by any measure (Metacritic scores or sales) the Xbox 360 has a vastly superior library of games. LIVE > PSN. Arcade > PSN Dloads. Dashboard > XMB Wait until the New Xbox Experience (NXE) is released. Primetime, Avatars, Game Caching, Netflix -- all things the PSN isnt remotely close.
Live> PSN: enough to justify 50$? Dashboard>XMB: pretty much everyone agrees that the xmb is better. even ms said they screwed up with that. Arcade>ps store: both have quality, but does quantity really matter? the home beta(launching 1 month after the NXE) will deliver in all those aspects you listed for the NXE except for netflix (homes MANY other feastures will ake up for it)
I think anyone who is picking Sony to win anything at this point must have spent the last 2 years with their head in the sand. I got nothing against them, love their consoles most of the time, but they are not winning anything, except how to go from 1st to last the quickest.They'll do good this gen but they will not achieve the same success they have seen the last two gens.
imo, part of the reason ps3 is losing to 360 is sony's horrible marketing. seriously the 40gb ps3 was priced at 400$ and the pro 360 at 350$. sony in no way told their consumers that for another 50$, you get a blu-ray player, wi-fi, and free online. its a good thing that they updated their hdd space once ms announced the 60gb pro though. that was a smart move.
I'm still trying to understand why you would buy and xbox360. I played gears of war online the other night, on a 360. and i'm sorry was not impressed one bit. Graphics were ok, but some textures were bland(yes the 360 has some too) You fire off your weapon into someones chest, and while that's happening, the same person snipes you in the head, so getting hit with multiple bullets has no effect. Stupid Stupid Stupid. Cod4 is on both consoles, and i've played on both. The only halo that i ever liked was the first one. Mass effect was a graphical,bugfest,loading textures. Awful. Other then live(which isn't bad) and the price. I'm not sure why people want it.
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