The Sony PS3 leads the Video Game top seller chart on Amazon UK. The number 2 spot is held by the Nintendo Wii.
Isn't so strange just before a launch... Al fanboys. Then a few weeks after demand falls back, just like we've seen in USA and Japan.
Fanboys would have even bought only a PS3 shell when Barbie Ken said you had to build the 'computer' by yourself of components you can choose yourself. The first custom build console, which give you no games but can run linux...
You just posted some random news saying that the SNES sells more than the PS3 on a site that only sells ps3s from users and now you're like "oh it's obvious it's leading!"
Why can't you accept that you've made the wrong console choice and that you lose at life
You're forgetting that the Europe launch has.....GAMES!Lots of them to.Motorstorm,VF5,R6:Vagas,Lai r ectect which the US and Japan launch was missing.
Shysun : Ok so now that we have games for PS3, how come its still collecting dust on the retailers shelves ?
I would hate to accuse you of being stupid wolfgang...but did you actually read his short and minimal post? He said the European launch will have games. One. The European Launch hasn't happened yet. Two. The games he is referring to haven't released yet...so we don't "now have the games" but will in March. Yes I expect those games to sell somemore ps3's - do I expect it to be outstanding? No - not at that price.
Deepbrown : Ok you got me there. But what I should have said is that we already do have games, but they don't manage to sell the system like they should.
For God sake we already have good games, why don't you try using those as arguments for a change instead of always sticking to "just wait", maybe there would be more ps3 in the hand of gamers if potential gamers would get something else then "just wait" once in a while.
ps3 will dominate europe, its obvious
It's not obvious that ps3 will dominate Europe. I live in the UK, but how the hell can you make such a stupid comment like that. I agree pre-orders for the console are high, as it is with every new console on the market. PS3 is the most over-hyped console ever created, and one which people will soon realise is exactly that...over-hyped. It is a good console but it needs all of its killer apps in order to even have a chance in 'dominating Europe'. That will not happen until well into 2008 when the likes of Metal Gear Solid 4 and Killzone come out...struggling to think of any others. So don't make such a naive comment because you just sound like a d#ck.
Well when anyone validates a claim with 'comma it's obvious' you know it clearly isn't otherwise it wouldnt need that vaidation.
I think the sales of the ps3 in Europe will be healthy. And there are some great games coming out in 2007 - including MGS4...and probably Killzone 2
The xbox 360 was top of the charts before it launched as well... this is to be expected: the real test of Sony's popularity will be a year from now
One year from now............MGS4,Heavenlysw ord,DMC4,FF12/VS,KZ2....the PS3 will be fine.;)
The place of the ps3 is unsuprising - but the place of the 360 is compared to the US...it's number 73...an it's like 14 in the US...
you forget - the PS3 and Wii are newly released consoles, 360 has been selling well in europe for monthes before the launched
No but...compared to the 360 selling in the US, it's very low over here.
Alot less people shop on Amazon in the UK than they do in the US. If you check on the british site play.com the 360 is the top selling console
And play.com gets much more traffic than amazon.co.uk
Yes, but the only way to buy a ps3 on play.com is to pay £525 for a bundle. I doubt many people would be buying it.
Also play.com doesn't list items that haven't sold yet - in that they don't list pre-ordered items...so the fact that the ps3 isn't on the list is a fact that it hasn't sold any yet...so what's your point?
Oh and where is your proof that play.com gets moretraffic than amazon.co.uk?...sounds like a flash in the pan to me.
This is for you CHACRON
"Online retailer Play.com is taking six times more pre-orders than it received for PlayStation 3 than Xbox 360 - and 15 times more than the Nintendo Wii.
That's according to head of games Gian Luzio, who told GamesIndustry.biz that PS3 is "the most pre-ordered console yet" for Play."
none of your points mean anything either.
Let me ask you this - if amazon.co.uk are not taking orders on the nintendo Wii and there are only two independant sellers selling a Wii - how the HELL can it be so high on the list?
And i have no proof to hand as to which site gets most traffic - but if you wanted to buy a videogame or a console, the site you would go to is pretty obvious.
All of your claims are unsubstantiated
I made no claims about amazon.co.uk. Amazon lists items by popularity - thus including pre-ordered and perhaps even hits. Whereas play.com lists items as "Top Sellers" - just to let you know.
I'm quite happy to call it quits if you think my comments are unsubstantiated - yours are merely here to stab at some good news at the ps3 - already seen your comments "here's some news - the ps3 sucks"...oh and "FF12 sucked... square have lost it" when FF12 is listed as 93% on game rankings...
So who's the more logical and rational here? I didn't get 7 bubbles for nothing. But hey - lets call it quits. We'll see how many are sold soon aye? And see just how much it sucks.
(To others - I don't mean to sound arrogant, just some members get on me tits!)
Oh and lol I fogot to say Chacron that you probably missed the news that play.com stated that the ps3 is its most pre-ordered games console to date - 6times more than the 360, so your sourcing of play.com is actually quite ironic.
Well if you advertise that your products that much better even if it's not (which is called false advertising) of course it'll sell better, it's all bout who can brainwash better, in SONYs case it was just flat out lying though.
Dude - issues! People in the UK know what's happening in the US and Japan...we can see the games, and see the previews. A lot of us aren't blindsited - like you are with 360 tatooed to your head. People like games, we like gadgets, we like gaming systems, we like Sony - they've ben good to us, we see the potential, we see the games now. We can still play on our 360's and get excited about ps3 as well. What we don't do is say 'Sony is crap, I hate them'.
(Inclusive 'we' was for gamers as opposed to fanboys, not Europeans.)
Excellent news for the ps3,the beginning of the end for the 360 is coming in europe since the xbox is a disaster overthere.
Woah! Slow down there Fx35. I have a hard enough time trying to respond to anti-ps3 posters for you to wind them up even more.
i have a feeling ps3 will do best in Europe
This is all pre-orders, the same thing happened in the u.s., now look at everything. The consoles will represent themselves. The ps3 has a more powerful cpu, blueray, and higher hard drive storage (which is about to be changed). The 360 has a better gpu, better ram useage, and online set up. And the wii is just unique and fun, gotta say it. The thing is fun, but when i want hardcore games, i'm sorry but that system is the last on my list. I have a 360, and i was planing on getting a ps3, but when i started to read all the information about the system, and i'm talkin about real info like spec comparisons, i started to pull back because i hate hype. It was only delayed because of the blueray diode. Everyone can hate the 360 for what it is, but that's just it. It's a gaming console first. If you want hd movies, buy the peripheral, if you want wirless connectivity, buy the peripheral. everything is choice with the 360, but sony forces you to buy into everything. It doesn't put gamers first. Sorry to say it fanboys, but they don't. They just want to get blueray on the map, and their cell processor. They are using us gamers. Not to say it's not a great console.
But they are a pretty good indicator. I have to disagree on the 360 being ____ first and being a _____ second. The reality is that there is no order when companies design products. All features have to be built and designed in parallel, and all of those available features are available to users on day one.
A quick example is cell phones. One could argue that the LG Chocolate is an MP3 player first, and a cell phone second. But that completely overrides the fact that it IS a cell phone. In reality, you can't put these features in order. What this means is that it's pointless trying to say "The 360 is a ____ first" in order to make it look better.
"sony forces you to buy into everything. It doesn't put gamers first."
By this token, I recon that you hate Apple for letting you watch movies and play games on your iPod, despise cellphone providers for letting you record and email videos, and loathe washer machines for having auto timers. I think you fail to realize that many of the features that Sony built into the PS3 were simply to future-proof it and add value. While Microsoft charges exhorbitant prices for peripherals that you most likely WILL eventually need, Sony simply put everything in from the start.
Let's set up a simple, but common scenario. Imagine a 360 owner and a PS3 owner just two or three years down the line. Both decide to upgrade to an HDTV, and are in dire need of HD content for their new displays. The 360 owner will have to cough up $200 (in addition to a VGA cable) and make sure that their HDTV has VGA input, otherwise 1080p is disabled on the 360 for HD-DVD movies. The PS3 owner however simply has to do the following: buy an HDMI cable. No hidden fees or the need to buy additional hardware.
Say both run out of Hard Drive Space. The 360 owner will need to spend $100 on Microsoft's proprietary drive (13GB). The PS3 owner however can buy any 2.5" HDD off the shelf and put it in, without any limitations on capacity. Cheap, easy, and gives PS3 owners full control over how much space they need.
Add in scenarios with Wi-Fi connectivity, recharging Wireless Controllers, or Online Multiplayer and the price you pay for 'choice' definitely outweighs the benefits on the Xbox 360. Want to know how much? Try $200~500 more than what you paid for on day one. There's a difference between choice and control, and what Microsoft does is control your choices as a consumer. It's actually the reason that so many gamers (including 90% of original Xbox owners) have chosen NOT to purchase Microsoft's new product.
Not only is it the top of the charts on the amazon uk charts. Ps3 broke the record for the most preordered system to date
this pre-order buzz akin to the United States' launch (if not greater) and the PS3 launch on the 23rd might really get this brand (PS) back onto the charted waters it's so accustomed. (So just to prove that it's all about the games again and there's a little company (SNE) out there that knows a thing or two about cranking those puppies out)....Imagine ~ the U.S. launch with 30 fully functional titles and FW updates representing 1.6 already, with the AAA BD player accolades to boot!?. Whew...would've been lovely. Would've been lovely. =]
Deepbrown i like reading your posts, you make a lot a lot of sense. I own a 360 and iv pre ordered my ps3 from play.com. I agree with you that even though im playing my 360, thats still not going to stop me getting as excited as a dog with two penises about the ps3. I just dont get how people can get so fanatical about one company.
"I just dont get how people can get so fanatical about one company".
I think most of them don't have enough money to buy 2 or 3 consoles and they live in fear of having all the good games exclusives to another console. Someone can get pretty emotionnal when he spend a few months of saving just to get the console and he is not even sure its gonna be worth it. So he come here and start acting like a stupid fanboy thinking he has to power to convince millions to buy the console so that developper will make more game for his system.
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