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Activision Expects PS3 Growth to Outpace Xbox 360 This Year

The publisher has provided its latest hardware sales expectations for the North American and European markets combined.

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Danja3543d ago

Wasn't this expected ?? the PS3 will even outpace the 360 more in 2009...

The Killer3543d ago

to all devs they should notice that ps3 is not hacked yet and even if ps3 lacking behind 360 in install base they make it up from game sale because sony managed to hack-free their ps3

Steve_Ballmer3543d ago (Edited 3543d ago )

This was to be expected Danja but the "Sony Against Force" would rather have you believe that the PS3 is a sinking ship while the Xbox 360 is the greatest thing since sliced bread. SMH.

name3543d ago

"Sony Against Force" will definitely catch on.

BattleAxe3543d ago

Activision will probably follow EAs lead and start game development on the PS3, then port over to the 360.

ThanatosDMC3543d ago

WHOA WHOA WHOA! Wasnt it Activision that was saying something negative about the PS3 recently???

Socom3542d ago

Rofl so the biggest developers are now stating that PS3 will take over and that they are siding with P3?
Just like EA, Activision is now standing behind the PS3. Now what else you got to say about that, fanboys. ITS DONE. Doesn’t matter how MS is rigging the reviews and paying reviewers to rate down PS3 triple As, its done. This Xmas is PS3.

SL1M DADDY3542d ago

Were they just saying that it will begin to outpace the 360 in North America? It's crazy to see this considering that the PS3 is still twice as much as the 360 and it continues to sell more world wide than the 360. Perhaps the games and online offerings are truly helping out. Oh, and not to forget the BD player. There are so many good things to say about both consoles but man, that BD player in todays view sure adds value to the PS3. Glad to hear more devs and publishers are getting behind the PS3 this year. It makes us launch owners happy to see the turn around.

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cmrbe3543d ago

Anyone with half a brain can see this. Heck even EA predicted this long time ago.

I wonder what made them think that the x360 will outsell the PS3 this year in the first place.

Danja3543d ago

There just jumping on the bandwagon bcuz most 3rd party publishers has revealed that PS3 is a very profitable console...

xwabbit3543d ago

Drugs i don't know Lol jk.... or am I.......... Hmmmmmm

cmrbe3543d ago

we are just regular gamers and yet we are able to see trends happening that anyone can see happening but a Major Publisher like Activation couldn't see it?.

That is what baffles me. I assume that Activation have people that are paid thousands of dollars to do their forecast but it baffles me how they could get it so wrong in the first place.

Factors
1. in 2007 at the x360's peak and the PS3 at its weakest manages to outsell the x360.

2. x360 despite releasing its prefect storm of varied games with a lower price is still decreasing in sales from year to year.

3. Sony still has more game devs than MS and Nin combined that are producing exclusive IP as well as the fact that PS3 major games will start arriving in 2008.

4. Sony Brand is very strong with the PS2 still being supported and the majority still haven't migrated. Sony has a sh1tload of exclusive IP from previous gens that will sway alot of PS2 owners to migrate once they hit the PS3.

With all these factors in place. Anyone with half a brain can see that there is noway the x360 could outsell the PS3 this year.

Danja3543d ago

I think they saw it coming , just didn't want to believ it was gonna happen...lol

I think they got caught up in the whole negativity that media had towards the PS3 last year and decided to just play it safe pretend to believe in the 360...

xwabbit3543d ago

Dam danja u know ur stuff :)

gijose3543d ago (Edited 3543d ago )

you are just so smart, you should work as a console sales analyst, you'd surely make profits perfectly predicting accurate sales of every console, down to the hourly sales. same with your buddy, cmrbe. surely you guys have at least half a brain.

Danja3542d ago

thanks dude for contributing nothing to the topic..but im sure you used ur entire brain trying to come up with that lil comment...!!

gijose3542d ago

yup, i put my brain throttle to 37% (that's my max) to come up with a nice response.

but seriously, why are posts like this even made? it's fairly obvious that everyone here is a PS3 fan. grats on patting each other's backs.

to be honest i don't see either sales picking up. i think 360 and ps3 will continue to sell fairly equally over the next year, which sucks for m$ because they're so much cheaper, but that's just how it is. both systems have great games out and coming out, can't we all just be happy?

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xbotpleasefixme3543d ago

ut oh I don't see this going over very well...

Danja3543d ago

they never do....especially when the truth is gonna hurt a few ppl around here.

ReTarDedFisHy3543d ago

comments that have nothing to do with this article.

CyberSentinel3542d ago

....just like EA did. And look at their losses this quarter.

http://www.bloomberg.com/ap...

Everybody knows, the only games that sell on wii and ps3 are first party and "exclusive" titles. Activision and EA do neither.
Maybe Activision wants to "downsize" staff and stock, just like EA did.

Good business plan Activision.

Look at your own numbers Activision, which system moves the most software? Do the math. There won't be no bail out's for you, if you don't.

pwnsause3542d ago

"Then Throw Money At It Activision....
....just like EA did. And look at their losses this quarter.

http://www.bloomberg.com/ap...

Everybody knows, the only games that sell on wii and ps3 are first party and "exclusive" titles. Activision and EA do neither.
Maybe Activision wants to "downsize" staff and stock, just like EA did.

Good business plan Activision.

Look at your own numbers Activision, which system moves the most software? Do the math. There won't be no bail out's for you, if you don't."

Or Because we are in an Economic Crisis, which is the Reason why 3/4 of The US voted for Obama. Stop the spins.

Blu Ray33542d ago (Edited 3542d ago )

double sigh

PopEmUp3542d ago

you're completely clueless about economic, I wonder are you a kid since you know nothing and pwnsause just Pwned your ass right on the spot

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XxZxX3543d ago

ALL ABOARD, ALL ABOARD.....THE PS3

ultimolu3543d ago

I'm already onboard! :3
Ready to amaze myself with even MORE kick ass exclusives! ^-^

....And watching my purse die again. xD

XxZxX3543d ago

At least you are waiting for your purse to die.
I on the other hand have zombie wallet. It's dead but it's still alive and it's eating my greens.

Genesis53542d ago

I'm aboard too and enjoying the ride. Playing R2 right now and it's a lot of fun. Finish Dead Space and right into R2. Gaming life is great right now.

Bob Dole3542d ago

Bob Dole just beat Fallout 3. Now it's time to move on to LBP :D

(oh btw the ending for Fallout was f(_)cking WEAK, the rest of the game is the sh1t tho)

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dude_uk3543d ago

Success is only achievable through the right station.... the Playstation 3