NPD's released its August figures. Everything below: Hardware Unit Sales Aug-08 PlayStation 3 185.4K PlayStation Portable 253.0K Playstation 2 144.1K Xbox 360 195.2K Wii 453.0K Nintendo DS 518.3K
I expected the PS3 to beat the 360 Patcher was wrong again ! It seems like whatver patcher predicits for PS3 is always opposite
Also did you know that NPD does not include bundled sales in there data So in July when PS3 outsold Xbox 360 2:1 becuase of MGS4 they didnt include the bundle sales !
Well, as usual, the actual hardware sales are lower than predicted numbers.... also Sony was phasing out the 40GB model to make way for the new 80GB PS3's in August. I did expect the PS3 to outsell the 360 in August, but 10,000 units isn't much anyways.
1. Wii - 453.0K 2. 360 - 195.2K LAST PLACE - PlayStation 3 - 185.4K I didnt even have to put thought into this comment. Thank you Sony, for making my life easy. :)
meh. 1 losing month (without much lost) vs a few months (that lost by a lot). I wonder which one is better?
Live it up. I'm sure your life will be much better now for the next month until the next set of NPD's numbers come out. Walk tall! Oh and when you add it all up, MS is in third as far as hardware sales. Kind of makes it a pyrrhic victory, doesn't it?
Breakfast. Shockingly this year that isn't really the norm. Cannot wait for this holiday season battle. But feck me at the low Wii sales. Is the fad winding down?
Once again PS3 outsells the 360 worldwide again.
Well I expected the PS3 to top out to and it didn't. I certainly called that US sales figure wrong. But I was wrong and didn't dodge it. As soon as I saw the news at Neogaf I submitted the tip and it was used in one of the many NPD stories now waiting approval. Wii sales are way down and that is surprising. I hope the Wii is finally losing it's appeal and publishers will get back to focusing on more hardcore titles.
once again the PS3/360 are pushing around 200k a piece and the Wii is over 400k can it go any better for our home consoles industry industry? These kinds of numbers keep blowing my mind month over month. 10 years we could only dream our beloved industry would be rolling this big. Grats to all manufactures. and on another note, Motorstorm 2 is available to download for Qore users! :D
good that they got outsold, i hope they got outsold in US this September. If they don't. PS3 price won't come down. I think they are due for another price cut, $50 aint so much. Pricecut on holiday season will put them in very good shape.
WOW, 360 beat the PS3. I said it before and I will say it again, things turn around so fast in the gaming industry. Last year the 360 was beating PS3 and everybody spelled doom and gloom for Sony. Just mere months into the year, the PS3 gained the lead on the 360 until now. One thing is for certain, 360 has the lead over the PS3 in total numbers sold. Will the PS3 ever catch up with this back and forth tag game? Either way, I'm enjoying my games. That is all I care about!
Fanboys rejoice. Xbox sold more, ps3 sold more, blablablabla. Who cares!? Your lives obviously suck, and they will continue to do so as long as care about this crap as much you all obviously do.
But it will be quite awhile before the PS3 jumps back ontop of the 360. That price drop is really gonna help 360's fly off the shelves this holiday season. Nothing against the PS3's, but $199 is quite a pricepoint for the mass market. The PS3 is gonna have to counter with a pricedrop themselves.
PS3 DID BEAT XBOX 360: PS3 total for the year: 2,018,400 360 total for the year: 1,740,000 OWNAGE!
Can't believe Pachter still gets paid for what he does. A monkey pointing at one of two cards reading "360" and "PS3" could probably be correct more often than Pachter.
I know, it has gotten laughable how often he is wrong. Does anyone take him seriously anymore? (that's a serious question)
Sony loses for the month and I can hear the chorus of excuses from a mile away. Who cares, it was only 10K...why make up excuses about it? The ps3 lost for one month, the world isnt gonna end...geez. You sony diehards are outta control man...
You can't really blame the PS3 fans for gloating.. They need something positive after Sony got their @sses handed to them in a silver platter by M$ the last two years! Mark my words it will also happen this year!
They do include bundled sales data for the systems just not games.
The 360 has started the PS3 a** beating a month early. Next month it's going to be hilarious reading the spin PS3 fanboys try to put on the PS3's vicious beating in the U.S.
I wouldn't sweat the disagree's. They likely came from Mohib-Uddin and his band of muslim spam account cyber terrorists. His group goes to great lengths to hurt the U.S. economy by trying to bring down Microsoft. Good news is that I'm sure the DHS is watching him by now. Check out his Anti-American/Microsoft post history http://www.n4g.com/up/48774...
@ Breakfast 'I didnt even have to put thought into this comment.' Why start now and ruin your record? :) It would be interesting to know how many of these units may have been the 'clearance' 20GB. Keep the competition going for our benefit.
Well jaysquared you must mean the US and not worldwide because according to the figures from MS, they were outsold by Sony in 2007 worldwide.
less than 200,000 units for both companies sucks. I know that everyone is gearing up for the price drop and new SKU but damn that is a crappy number. The PS2 is still selling 100,000+ units a month...Who the heck is buying PS2 every month.
Dude, please you're embarrassing yourself. It is what it is. @Garandshooter - "It would be interesting to know how many of these units may have been the 'clearance' 20GB" Does it really matter, I mean, a sell is a sell. Besides, I feel a lot of people decided "NOT" to buy in August due to the pending September price drop.
I will see you guys whenever the worldwide, european, and japanese sales are out etc. You 360 fans only have bragging rights for America. And big whoop the 360 beat the PS3 in America for the 2nd month this year? Your system is much cheaper so it better sell more.
Wait for the holidays to see Sony make a comeback; wait for 2009 that will be Sony’s year; Just Wait Sony will win this war. I’m just not sure how anyone is arriving at those conclusions. Sony has too many things working against it. The difficulty in unlocking its potential has held the PS3 back from showing us any truly extraordinary graphic advantage over the 360. The game library is the smallest among the 3 consoles with a great many of the multi system games getting a better game score on the 360 (It is true this is starting to diminish as factor as the PS3 improves). PS2: Still competes against the PS3 and while many of the users from this site are loyal to a brand many of the PS2’s casual gamers are open to any system that catches there eye by price, features, or game library; and let’s face it they aren’t interested in the future unlock able potential of the consoles power. This time around Sony is unlike to drop the price on the PS3 to a level in which it can compete with Microsoft or Nintendo. In part because shareholders are unlikely to want to see the PS3 post a profit not a loss. This is evident in Sony’s stance of not wanting to buy exclusives, when everyone knows it was common knowledge they did this in the PS2 and PSOne days. We all know the PS3 is the best valued and cheapest BLURAY player on the market. Dropping would certainly increase demand in the short term for BLURAY but would only hurt Sony more than benefit them as the other producers of the player would be unlikely to produce the player at a significant loss. Not to say Sony has to play its BLURAY stratigey the right way because other more advanced optical disc technologies are closing on its heels and 200GB or even 400GB that BLU RAY is offering isn’t relevant when we are entering an era where Terabytes of information is at our fingertips. Also let’s not forget Microsoft will release the 720 if they feel Sony is going to surpass them.
I had an ultimate blast last night playing PAIN and COD4. The new Abusement Park is awesome in PAIN, you all should try it. Oh, and Motorstorm 2 is the absolute chit! Pure awesomeness.
(and Motorstorm 2 is the absolute chit! Pure awesomeness. ) So Motorstorm 2 is chit and Pure is awesome? lol, jk I actually really like both, one is Pure ATV goodness, and the other is awesome chaos. But one thing I did notice in the Motorstorm 2 demo is that the tracks don`t deform, is that only on that stage? I would presume so.
I fairly sure that the ps3 had the highest (not counting the wii) sales for 4 months this year and the 360 had the highest the other 4 months. So they have been really fighting it out till this point. However the 360 just effectively shut the ps3 out for the rest of the year. I think anyone with half a brain knows that cause of the price cut the 360 got sept in the bag, with gears 2 and price the 360 has a lock on Nov and Dec leaving only Oct. Not sure if the ps3 has anything coming in oct that will sell but the 360 has Fable 2 and while it will sell millions. I dont think its going to sell a lot of systems so there is a small chance that the ps3 can win in oct.
LBP and Socom will be released in october .... and since LBP is the most awaited game by ps3 owners i think its gonna make a difference in october sales
Looks like I was right, gamers knew about the clearance due to MSFT advertising it on XBL before it started and word spread that a new SKU would be releasing in just a couple of weeks. Gamers/consumers waited, getting 3 times the space. This is the phenomenon PS3 fans were taking advantage of when they were saying the "price cut didn't sell more consoles". lol
360 back on top and without the price cut since its august numbers too but will be interesting to see september results...Madden did well but that was a given...how come they dont say software sales numbers? I want to know Too Human sales...howcome the sales figures arnt shown? Patcher wrong again
Well the 20GB was brought down a LOT to get rid of supplies in favor for the 60GB. Best Buy did it I believe. Oh and this is only US numbers, the PS3 is outselling the 360 worldwide, where it counts. EDIT: PirateThom Haha funny, we posted that at the same exact time.
Wasn't there a discount on the 20GB to clear stock?
ps3 had a sku change from the 40 to the 80, and the the 360 had a sku change from 20 to 60 but with a a $50 price cut on the 20 gb if that means anything.
both the ps3 on the 40gb and 360 20gb had money cut off but by $50 and only in certain retailers to get rid off stock
The 40GB ps3 NEVER received any sort of price cut. Not a single retailer near me had any 40GB at the time the 80GB was released and honestly, 10k sales isn't much to brag about since the ps3 has been beating the 360 by 25k+ units
The Xbox 360 has outsold the Playstation 3 in August and from now on, it doesn't seem to be slowing down. The price drop will boost sales from the rest of the year so September is pretty much a given, then comes October with Fable 2 and Fallout 3, November with Gears of War 2 and Holidays with the regular madness and the best priced console out there. THe PS3 catch up in North America is looking more unlikely every time.
This is going to get retarded. Well, like the 360 fanboys always say, it's only 10000. That's not that much. EDIT: Blind disagrees are kind of pathetic. At least state why you disagree. EDIT2: Just look at the comments on last months NPDs and you'll see that 360 fanboys were saying, "Big deal. It's only 20,000. PS3 still won't ever catch up." http://www.n4g.com/industry...
why do you care? and I disagreed because I believe it is a useless comment, at least it is for the the gamer zone imho. Your link just proves fans of both consoles are insane after NPD sales numbers are out.
This will be the picture for the rest of the year, unless the PS3 drops in price I guess Too Human wasnt a flop, at least in sales
If you like a limited/gimped $199.00 game machine you might be correct. I'm interested in which sku sold the most.
Yes, they do. They just don't matter to you. EDIT: How the hell did my reply get ahead of the comment I was replying to?
SSSHHHH! You can hear the sony fanboys crying.
How is the Arcade gimped? You get the 360, a memory unit, wireless controller and 5 arcade games for $199. If you decide you want the storage a HDD provides, you have the option of buying a 120 gig HDD for $149 which would give you the same features of an Xbox 360 Elite for $348 which is $51 less than an Elite. I bought my 60 gig PS3 before Sony removed the hardware backwards compatibility. Since then, the PS3 has completely lost b/c and many of the memory card ports. Each revision Sony makes, the hardware is reduced. Microsoft on the other hand is improving the hardware and adding more storage. If anyone should be accused of gimping hardware, it is Sony. -Death
Sony did remove b/c and memory card slots but they are also giving you more gigs in the newer sku's. It's give and take. I wouldn't call it gimping. And while we're on the subject, it's pretty hard to improve upon the PS3 hardware while the 360's hardware had to be improved upon. And if you desperately want to play your ps2 games then plug in your PS2!
It's included with the Elite, but you have to buy it for the Arcade, unless you're playing your games in SD... OUCH... Sadly, you cannot buy any standard HDMI cable, because then, the arcade would be a better deal.
The arcade uses a standard HDMI cable.
Why plug in my PS2? The launch systems played my PS2 games, finally got rid of memory cards and made my games play wireless. In some cases they even looked better. I agree, the PS3 didn't need to be redesigned. They did a great job with the launch systems. Unfortunately, they have redesigned the hardware and in the process gimped them. The 40 without b/c was ok when consumers had a choice, but now there is no choice. The Xbox 360 Arcade which is being labeled as "gimped" is the exact same console as the Pro or Elite, but without the HDD which is available seperately as an option if gamers want one. -Death
I think if NPD included the PS3 bundle sales in there data PS3 would have outsold 360 !
Yes, that NEEDED to be in the Open Zone haha.
Are there no 360 bundles in america? guess mine could have been in the gamer zone as well.
Reviews don't matter
[[With the bundles included,Ps3 outsold the 360 easily]]
PS3 total for the year: 2,018,400 360 total for the year: 1,740,000 NPD doesn't include bundles, Xbox360 does not have bundles, PS3 does, you do the math.
Look at the big picture indeed. So far in 2008 the PS3 sold 300k extra So far the PS3 has to catch up on what 5 mln. units With lets say 500k a year extra on sales that will take 10 years to just catch up at the current rate. PS3rd will stay 3rd this gen.
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get out of this forum you damn gook
sorry but am happy that 360 outsold the ps3, at least they will push sony to make a price cut!! competition is very healthy for us, and @MART well if u think ps3 will be selling 300k or 500k a year more than 360 than u r blinded bot, sales of ps3 will increase so much with the big titles releases, and will increase even more when there is a price cut!! P.S. so its true, what ever patcher says always the opposite happaned, damn u patcher next time say 360 will sell more!!!
You're right Mart. The PS3 should get used to the rear view if it doesn't outsell by a wider margin. Sony would do a great service to itself by making the PS3 cheaper to buy its top priority. The fact that PS2 is severely outdated yet still sells well should be an obvious sign that price is the number one factor in selling consoles.
yea cause when the ps3 cuts its price its only going to out sell 360 by 500k : / sarcasm. you people are...... wow... 360 had a price cut, and only out sold ps3 by 10k <-----that is sad. that is very sad.... and i knew it would happen too. this is clear evidence that 360 is on a big decline in sales. after this holiday season rush it is going to be even worst for the 360 and it is common sense if you have any.... *goes and plays socom*
TheMart said "PS3rd will stay 3rd this generation" HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHA Poor little insignificant PS3rd. Playstation is the last place TURD this generation HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAH AHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA and it's not going to change HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAH AHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA This didn't even incluse the 80 DOLLAR price-cut on the 360 HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAH AHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA PS3rd is going to get DESTROYED in sales this holiday season and next month HAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAH AHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA PS3rd still can't even win, it's so hilarious HAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA HAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH Poor little inferior PS3rd hahhahahahhahahahah Xbox 360 is the leader this generation HAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHH AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH Poor little inferior PS3rd hahahahhahahahhahaa
last 2 month it was PS3 so Xbox gets this month it had more games *cough* madden* ....yawn...PS3 beats every month in the World so meh~ watch world Cup soccer pay attention to what is behind both Goals....It says Playstation 3...that means something kids.. poor Xbots there world is crasher down around them they just dont know it yet....Dumb Young little twits..
Uhm Sony trolls, not sure as I am not living in USA, but Europe, but this is info about the pricecut: "Xbox 360 Price cut (now US $199) It's official: We've got an Xbox 360 price cut coming to the US. Our friends in Japan announced their price cut earlier this week, but now it's time to roll one out here. As of September 5th, the new prices will be as follows:" So if the prices are lower since september, how could the sales in August be higher because of the pricecut??? And you forget... The biggest sales are at Christmas. There the parents will go out and buy stuff. And they certainly will buy 200 bucks costing stuff more then 400 bucks period. PS3rd will stay 3rd this gen! It'll take at least 1.5 tot 2 years before the PS3 will be on 200 bucks
Yeah Competition is good, but not from those Scum Sucking Lying Vermin Micro$oft!!! ;-D Anyway it's the Wii that's our Competition!!! ;-D +Everyone...NPD does NOT = The World Sales;)
Basically, The X-Box, is rubbish, it will blow up, unlike the ps3, which doesn't look like something Bill Gates made while he was sitting on the toilet, Ps3 is sleek and shiny, X-Box is a box next to your t.v which will make really loud noise then blow up... then you have to play £3000 per year to go on X-box live... then x-box 720 will come out in year 2055, ps3 is better x-box is a danger to society and it rubbish!!!!!