Torrence Davis of The Bitbag writes, "Here's the response from Sony regarding Playstation sales for August. "
The PS Trinity does look strong. Each piece of hardware is moving healthy #s.
no matter wat the numbers are, Sony always says the Playstation brand >.< then we get these numbers thrown into our faces =/
yep, the Playstation Brand is going strong. I'm not really suprised by the Attach figures. Smaller install base for PS3, means a higher diehard to casual ratio. Not to mention, if other PS3 owners were like me, they skipped on madden last year because of the problems. (I'm usually an every other year madden person anyway) What I find constantly interesting is how these companies present their figures. MS usually always compares to PS3, Sony compares to past years, and Nintendo, well, they just don't say much. It'd be nice if the companies released global sales, though. edit- Popeye, you belong -->
Cryos, same here I only get madden every other year. Ea and I have a love/hate relatioship with football games.. I love NFL, I hate EA. Sorta sucks about the EA Monopoly. Popeye go talk smack in the other zone, hence the reason for its creation for people like you. P.S. I left you a message there.
So, whats your point. If it wasn't for Halo XB would have sold in the thousands, not millions. BluRay (and Halo) are here to say and people want it. Deal with it and stop giving Game and Watch classics a bad name.
lol really, is that why the 360 has an overall attach ratio of 8.0 and has accounted for 56% of 3rd party sales, more than Wii and ps3 combined?
The thing is, for the sony trinity, is that they hold a big marketshare with those three products. That's why there's no price drop for the ps3 on the horizon... so not only because it costs as much as it is sold.
That's their tactic and that's how they play it.
MS has a big 11% marketshare each month, which is the lowest in between the Big 3. The price drop on the 360 and the closing of Ensemble doesn't look straight.
Popeye: the lack of an HDD on everymodel and higher capacity disc makes the 360 obsolete. They added HDMI, but what about the customer that bought the console before? yes, they got cheated. How about those who bought the console without an HDD? They got cheated too. Wi-Fi? yeah, cheated too. Live? I always said that pay-2-play is stupid and it still is. You shouldn't be charged twice for something. You pay for an internet connection, why should you pay again to use it?
Also, the only place the xbox sell well is in NA. Japan and Europeans are not interested in the 360.
and IMO, Microsoft has McDonaldized 3rd party games. Although, EA is also responsible for that.
The Playstation brand is not one console, it is three consoles. Casuals and hardcores are welcome yet, fanboys of the "other" console ridicule the PS brand for not outselling the 360 with the PS3... I suspect that if the world had to pick a single company to stand behind it would be Sony. They cater to all crowds and not just one.
As for me, I play games and love my consoles, all of them.
@nbsmatumbo: Its because Sony has a brand, it has 3 systems still selling, why wouldn't they use that? If MS was still selling Xbox trust me they would say the same. If they had a handheld the same applies.
@popeye: The overall attach rate includes an entire year of games that the PS3 and Wii don't have. The attach rates for the past year only are a much different story. I am sick of that song and dance. Be a fanboy, but at least come up with something new.
Considering the price the ps3 along with the sony brand is still the strongest man
So I guess we should condemn Sony because they are prolonging their last gen system and giving us a wonderful portable alternative "OOPs we flopped again, we just can't figure out a way to trick Americans into letting us force our in-house movie format up their keisters." Again condeming Sony for giving us a high def format for games and movies, you know extra content, when also more people are buying high def tv sets just makes your statement seem nonsensical Also the fact that multiplat games are now beating the competition in sales, the article states Madden 09 and Soul Caliber have sold more than other systems Note: Not being a fanboy, but just had to analyze the statement you made because it makes no sense
WOW! your a real gamer
Someone doesn't seem to like positive spin. You gotta admit though the PSP did really well this month.
Lightning360 Okay whatever...
So does that mean if ps3 had more consoles sold in the us or roughly the same of the xbox 360 it would sell more software?
No, it means they would sell more bluray movies.
and Microsoft would sell more Too Hu-Oh SNAP THAT'S RIGHT!!!!!Too Human FLOPPED XD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm strong to the finish when i eats me spinach I'M Popeye the sailor man!toot toot B*TCH XD!!!!!
With 3 Successful Platforms on the Market,the Playstation Brand continues to Define the Video Game Industry
Sort-of-off-topic. But a good for all 360 owners. So by the end of this year, and roughly the begining part of 2009 I am giving a good guess...say 25-35% of the users warranties will expire. This of coarse excludes the few who bought the extended warranty at place of purchase...(VERY FEW) Hmm. "As a result of what Microsoft views as an unacceptable number of repairs to Xbox 360 consoles, the company conducted extensive investigations into potential sources of general hardware failures," the company said in a statement. The three-year extension is for all 360s, and will be retroactively applied to every console bought since the 360 launched. That means anyone who bought a console in November 2005 will be covered until November 2008." WOW. So by simple "Logic" either 3 things will happen next year. 1)360 sales will go back up due to people having to "rebuy" thier console to justify games library or 2)Trade it in and swap for a ps3 or Wii. or 3)Play the 360 cautiously. Food for thought.
No one wants to downgrade their gaming experience by going from 360 to Flopstation 3
you freakin idiot, just to prove how superior the PS3 is to the crapbox 360 why don't you beg a PS3 owner to let you see VAMPIRE RAIN on the PS3. A title that was PURE AND UTTER COMPLETE UNAPOLOGETIC GRAPHICAL CRAP on the 3fixme, drum roll please............LOOKS GORGEOUS ON THE PS3. Im soooooo sick of xbot idiots spreading pure and utter crap on this site. The playstation brand will own you idiots and that joke of a console maker called microsoft. The day they are forced to bow out because of the beatdown they are getting from sony is the day I throw a PS3 party on my block. Rent a 103" plasma from my connection over @ panasonic and invite all the 360 fanboys to see what REAL NEXT GEN GRAPHICS are suppose to look like. Again let me state that I was cautious about getting this title for PS3 because of the utter garbage it was on the 3fixme. Something just told me to get it anyway and so far I have been very pleasantly surprised. btw before the xgirls start huffin and puffin about me being just like them and spreading bs. I bought that title for my kid on 360 back when that piece of crap worked. I have seen those graphics first hand and I have now seen the PS3 version first hand. 3fixme has been FAWKING OWNED in this multiplat. Lets see gaytrailers or eurogaymer do a comparison on this one.
Ps3 owners think Vampire Rain is a good game? Poor pathetic souls. I guess compared to the rest of the ps3's library it probably is. I've got a Live Arcade game that has a higher score than every ps3 exclusive except 1 (missed it by a single point). I feel really bad for anyone that loves gaming, but only has a ps3.
Oh, and Lamedev vvvvvvv
Lol, notice how the 360 user score is lower than the meta score? Do you notice how the ps3 user score is higher than the meta score? Proof that 360 users know the difference between a good and bad game.
Popeye, you may be a sailor man, but you're a major failure. Stop with the B.S that the PS3 has no games. Seriously, stop. "Ps3 owners think Vampire Rain is a good game?" Nobody thinks Vampire Rain is a good game ya dumbass moron. The game is a disgrace to the gaming industry and I wouldn't wish this game on my worst enemy. You want to gloat about games on the 360? The PS3 has just as many good games as you're bragging about. Ninja Gaiden Sigma Motorstorm Rachet & Clank MLB Resistance Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots I could go on with that list but I wouldn't want to embarrass you any further. Give it up buckaroo. *sigh* Yet another multiple account from the bots. How sad is that? If the PS3 is so inferior, then how is it I can change my harrdrive to anything I want and use any universal bluetooth headset? How come the corporation of which I get my system from doesn't force *me* to use their hardware or force me to buy battery packs for my controller when it runs out? How come the corporation of which I got my system from offers online for free and the only thing I have to pay for are games? How come this corporation has so many exclusives coming out this year that I have no idea which one to buy first?
The f**k it does.
What is it with sony and it's minions being the biggest liars of the gaming industry?
Btw, you have a sony engineered movie technology lodged in your anus right now. And I thought everyone was aware that sony holds the patent on blu-ray technology.
And...I see a whole lotta red for the 360, compared to the PS3 and most of those games came out between this year and last year. The 360 is a much older system-that's why you have so many games you imbecilic fool. The PS3 is a much younger system to begin with so I don't see why you feel the need to pull out metacritic. The 360 may have more games but the PS3 has more quality. Now f*ck off dear. I'm sure you're neglecting your skinny girlfriend there.
Explain to me exactly why having more red matters, when the amount of green on 360 is double the amount of green on the ps3? Also explain how the ps3 being delayed a year later than the 360 matters to someone who want's the highest quality games in the largest quantity(i.e. best game library).
Explain to me the amount of green on the 360 when the 360 is a much older system and the PS3 is barely two years old. So what if the 360 has good games? You're implying that the PS3 doesn't have good games when it does. And by the way, you can't play the games when your system dies on you within a month. You're a waste of bubbles. I love how I lost a bubble. 360 fanbrats are stealing bubbles yet again! It's alright ya know. I could care less.
Omegasyde, Popeye, GameDev, Juuken...
Bubbles to all for making me laugh and have a good time at lunch while I'm at work! :)
And props to Droid below.... even though I'm a PS3 fanboy, his trolling is hilarious
Viva la Open Zone! Viva la Console War!!
lol Holy Sh*t! A Sony fan that isn't a brooding psycho.
Bubbles to you as well Joysticks
I'm a brooding psycho because I proved you wrong? You're pathetic, really you are. :) I am a PS3Wii fan. That's how much you know.
Who knows about broody, but you are definately an idiot.
Popeye utterly destroyed you with actual proof, then you're dumb enough to mention "proving" him wrong in your last post.
A tri-fecta of bad assery!
heres a bubble for making me laugh ^.^
I got a laugh out of that too. Bubbles for both.
360 = more hardware sold and higher attach rate. droids were owned
Get your facts straight
I find it funny that everyone on the interent and everyone but Sony knows whats best for Sony and knows how bad or good they're doing. hahahhaha. It kills me, cos see... Sony has 3 very successful consoles on the market and all 3 of those make large sums of money each month and correct me if I'm wrong, that money is going to Sony; not nintendo and not Microsoft.
what am I saying? Idiots who think Sony is doing worse than Microsoft need to be kicked in the sacks and slapped a coupple of times. Sony generates many more millions in their fiscal years than Microsoft's "GAMES" division does. Anyone who says otherwise is lying to themselves.
Must agree with you Silogon. I was trying to explain to someone else on a separate post how the attach rates on the PS3 is starting to increase its motion. And definitely when it comes to resources for gaming and gaming branches, Sony Playstation takes that cake and eats it.
[[Agree with Silongon]]
However sometimes I wished they would include Backwards compatibility as well as headsets and HDMI cables within each console order. But then again I wouldn't want them to jack up the prices because of my opinion. I just know one gripe I have about the PSN is that it's hard to find people communicating for the most part. Well hopefully Socom changes that.
I agree as well. You still scare me though. o_o;
Dude, you made this assertion re the current selling Sony consoles: "all 3 of those make large sums of money each month and correct me if I'm wrong..." Well, I'll correct you then. 1. The psp is making money 2. The ps2 is making money 3. The ps3 is losing money on hardware, but breaking even with software sales. 4. The PS3 has lost more money than the PS2 ever made http://www.efluxmedia.com/n... 5. The ps3 has a lot of ongoing profit to make before it will overcome this massive accumulated loss http://www.n4g.com/industry... It's just the truth, without any spin. ;)
Even when the facts are there in numbers that higher attach rate on the ps3 for the games you still say that 360 has more attach rate? Do you even know what attach rate is? More hardware doesn't mean more attach rate for games...
Sony just Pimp-slapped MicroFLOPS XD!!!!!!!!!!!!oOoh this feels so so geeeewd!
What the hell are you talking about? Are you comparing software on the 360 to all Sony products. LOL... Whatever makes you sleep at night bro...
The Three Kings
Don't forget the King of Kings,The PS1.
[[Love you Sony]]
Lmao popoye earlier comment. your dumb making me laught for no reason Im of to another thread with my MAX SPEED!!!
your MAX SPEED with my MAX POWER to produce the most devastating fart ever.
Are you guys "partners" or something?
Olive Popeye? Eating spinach?
'Where is Olive Popeye? Eating spinach?'
No, she's eating Whimpy, and being hit from behind by Bluto.
im surprised titty face has not made any comments against x360 yet. maybe he ran out of bubbles. Im of to another thread with my MAX SPEED!!!!!
Sony does bad and spins = cool, they are the best, the playstation brand is strong.
Microsoft does bad and spins = LOL!! LOLZ!! Xcrap RROD Sony Rules Xbox Drools
Sony Does Well and Talks Shiz - that's right, sony is king round here, stong numbers, blu ray, cell, LBP, Killzone, MGS4, Heavy Rain all the best exclusives, Sony is number 1
Microsoft does well and talks shiz - arrogant punks, RROD LOLZ! whatever, Sony will bounce back, don't get to comfortable MS Sony will take those sells with LBP, there is confidence and arrogance and MS is arrogant, blah blah blah
I just thought that was funny how this place and it's member work.
It's funny that you only notice PS3 fanboys do that. Either way the PS3 didn't do bad. Sales have been pretty close all year except in june when MGS4 hit. Aside from that it's been pretty even here in the US.
I found a lot of these results and, more importantly, the way these reports were presented, quite neat. While I wouldn't describe the month as "strong" for Sony, I would at least describe it as solid. No drastic increases from previous months (aside from PSP), but still healthy growth. What was interesting was how they not only compared their results to those of previous years, but also their relative attach rate for certain games to those of the 360. While I was a bit surprised at Madden, the quintessentially American video game, having a higher attach rate on the "foreign" console, Cryos made an excellent point explaining this issue (see #1.3): "Smaller install base for PS3, means a higher diehard to casual ratio." Very good point. As for the issue of "spinning". Of course, pretty much no matter WHAT results Sony has, they will say that they are performing strongly and measuring up to their expectations quite well. That's what any company would do and does. I suppose you could call it "spinning", but EVERY company does it. Hell, they have entire departments dedicated to it. So I think criticizing the companies for doing this is pretty illogical. @NMC2007 To a certain extent, you're right. People do seem to favor the PS3 and overly criticize MS's attempts to "spin" news stories around here. As I mentioned earlier, all companies do it and I see no reason for MS to be on the hotseat while Sony coasts along. My 2 cents. PS For those wondering, I am a PS3 fan, though I'd like to consider myself a level headed one.
we need more people like you, on this site (not in the sense you're a fan, but you're objective)
You have to consider that the comparison of Wii and 360 is the same as that of the DS and PSP. Wii and DS are more casual oriented while the PSP and 360 are more all around systems but lean more to the hardcore. When you take that into account and look at the software library of the PS3 and Xbox 360 you notice that 360 dwarfs the PS3 in casual games on disc media. Yet PSP is relatively in the same price range as the 360 and here we see some similarity in audience and content. With the PSPs media capabilities, more 360 like library, and the sheer unlocked power of the PSP, we should not be comparing the 360 to PS3 but rather the PSP to the 360 because they go after the exact same demographic. PS3 was not meant to be the all around system in the first 4 years of its lifespan, and the price and technology reflects that. But when you compare the 360 and the PS3, you have to look at audience of said technology. With that said, PSP beating the 360 in sales is a clearer picture of the market trends. And when you tally up everything, PS3, PSP, PS2, combined actually gave Sony the largest market share for the month in hardware. When you put that into profit, Sony came in second to Nintendo while Microsoft was a distant third.
My fn point was that N4G is 80% Sony fanboys and there isn't a day that goes by where I see the Sony fans spew the most awful shiz known to man, as far as being an idiot, well that is your opinion, but I can't say that you are correct as you didn't even get the point I was making without spelling it out for you like you are a child, so yeah.
Anyway, I have always said I was a fanboy so nice detective work there Sherlock, I stated from the beginning that I was an Xbox fanboy, the difference is that I don't put Sony down like other fanboys, I am a fan of the Xbox but not a hater of the PS or Wii, so I am quite different, unlike you who has gotten their feathers ruffled at what I said about you Sony fans.
While I can make this post much longer and explain things I will only be wasting my precious time because unless you side for Sony your explanations are pretty useless here, pretty sad that most of you put more of your energy into useless cheerleading for a rich ass company instead of buying games, because it's clear that PS fans aren't buying many games, they are too busy shooting their mouths off in the defense of their precious Sony, who doesn't need your defense, but like an obsessive woman you all stick by the companies side no matter how disappointing they are, it's like you're married to them or some shiz.
I love my Xbox, sure, but I love gaming, I have lots of consoles sitting in a box, I love gaming, not game companies, which are cool too but you guys take it to a whole.notha.level. lolz!
or add to the problem? If you are a true "gamer" as you say, then you would most likely scan over all the trash (maybe stopping every so-often to poke fun) and only respond to the well-thought-out, less fanboy postings. But that's not what you're doing, is it?
There are easily as many nutcase 360 fans as there nutcase ps3 fans so don't act like there isn't.All in all there are just as many fans for each system on here, the only reason ppl realise there are alot of ps3 fanboys now is because the ps3 is doing well now only a year ago every article on this site was anti ps3 and noone thought that was biased from the 360 camp but now the 360 isn't doing so well( dying ) and the ps3 is doing great you all complain.Just look back at the crap we ps3 owners had to put up with it was ridiculous to say the least.
No kidding. I have seen more xbox bashing on the short month I have been a member of n4g than sony bashing.
If the average age of the ps3 owners is really 35 then we have some pretty immature 35 year olds on this site.
I have both consoles. I love my launch 60gb ps3. Its a great blu ray player and I also like it for certain games that I can not get on the 360.
My 360 gets most 99% of my gaming time, The ps3 gets 100% of my blu ray watching time.
Both consoles are great. And if any of you Sony die hards are in fact that loyal, why did you not pay 599.00 US for a launch ps3 60gb like I did? I am a 360 fan too.
The whole attempt at a superior mentality approach is seen through by anyone with half a brain. You talk about the X360 bashing but its rampant on both sides. X360 extreme fans bash PS3 and extreme PS3 fans bash X360. This "picked on more than the other" crap is lame and old.
You pretend to be so above things yet you then pretend to praise the PS3 while bashing it. The old bs about PS3 only being good for being a blu-ray is simply stupid, nothing more. You "claim" neutrality then basically say the PS3 is only good for blu-ray movies and the crack that 99% of your gaming is on your X360 also has the subtle attempt at a bash. Its your choice to play the X360, the PS3 has a large library of very good games if you would take off your own biased glasses you accuse everyone else of having.
As to the last part about being loyal, look up the word before using it. Loyal would be someone who only has had PS products, it does not mean they are an early adopter of new technology. The die hard part would imply that to a degree I grant you. I did not buy a launch system because I had plenty of stuff on my PS2 at the time and was starting graduate school thus money wasn't free flowing.
For the age comment, lol, how juvenile is it to name call like you are doing in that comment? I have seen immaturity levels on BOTH sides of the war and trust me they are both equal in their level of stupidity.