PS3 sales are up 108% this week due to the release of the long-awaited Gundam Musou, which managed to sell 180,000 units. Capcom's mega-hit Monster Hunter Freedom 2 has now sold over 900,000 units and PSP sales also remain high...
I expect sales and pre-orders of Ps3 to increase globally.
Preorders are over in the US and Japan but in Sony's "Europe" maybe. PS3 is sitting on every shelf here in Chicago, Illinois and 4 Best Buys, 3 Targets, and 3 Wal-Marts. I called around and asked about Wii's in stock and PS3 (purely out of curiosity). PS3 can be found right now, they are everywhere so if you want one, go pick one up. *sigh* haven't found my Wii yet. As for Sony only playing my PS2 currently (God of War 2), and my Xbox 360. God of War 2 made me dust it off again. Haven't really seen anything worth buying a PS3 for yet. The blu-ray is nice, but I get a video game system to play games. Resistance looked good but not enough to shell $600 for another shooter. VF5 got me close then they told me no online (come on arcade fans demand this!) and Motorstorm looks very good graphically, but from the reviews I read seems more a short rental. So, still waiting for actual good games. GT4, Lair, White Knight, and MGS4 seem more saliva inspiring, but an on-line where I can play second life/sims, just doesn't inspire me to get one. Release Lair, White Knight, and MGS4 today and we can talk. Sony its about the GAMES and GAMES you can play online, but here is a telling statistic, Sony PS3 (hardware) total sales= 754,250, Xbox (hardware) 360 total sales = 359,250; now im not great at math but thats better than 2:1 which is impressive. Now look at the software sales totals, PS3 = 949,750, Xbox 360 = 1,044,000. This should change sharply which the Gundam fans in Japan but thats telling. A system despised by the Japanese which has sold less than half as many systems has sold more games. ITS ABOUT THE GAMES SONY (good ones with depth), release some and I, like others, will pick one up.
Today was a good news day for the PS3
And it didn't even have to use its AK
There's no stopping it now!!!
Remember! This is only the very early stages. This is the beginning of what I'm guessing all the xbox fangirls are all fearing. Continuation of a dynasty.
Nice to see that DC is still listed on software totals for this week. As for Sony we are seeing the start of PS3 climb.
Didn't they say sales were up THIS week? WOW in one week people are already touting this as a Sony comeback. Also, a come back from what? Their sales deficite to the Wii, uh.... check the numbers, I would hardly calling selling 45,000 consoles more than an opponent that has a 1 million console lead on you a comback. Not to mention with Wii sales being down 31% they still sold 15,000 more consoles than the PS3 (based on the charts for hardware.) This is actually a perfect time for Sony fans to just sit and watch, and hopefully it will continue. This way, if the bottom drops out again, you don't have a bunch of people clowning on you for blowing your load too soon. Anyway good for Sony, I am glad things are showing slight signs of improvement. Keep it coming.
What do you have to gain from it? The Mart is just as bad. Now if I have about $500,000 in stock I would be a little happy.
We are just pleased as this news flys in the face of all the bull$hit negative stuff spread by Xbox wierdos.
You do not need a pre order any here at all. You can just do get one. When I went to Game crazy to pick GRAW2 they had 6. 4 new and 2 used. At target they had 4 on display, and Wal Mart had 3. The only place pre orders will increase will be Europe. Sales in the states will go up if this on line info gets out and people are actually impressed by it enough to get over the $600.00 price tag.
Thammer got mad. Should we back off guys? Thammer...dude...we KNOW you don't have to pre-order it now! It had a terrible launch. We all admit that. It got terrible press. It doesn't have much right now...besides blu-ray and motorstorm. <great by the way. This is the PS3's chance to set itself apart from the other two. Can you accept that? I think ur scared...
Thammer got mad? Should you back down? Come on bro I'm just being fair. I’m not saying anything else. Scared of what, spending my $600.00 if I am convened to? What..? What am I scared of? I'll tell >you< what Leo, are you trying to provoke me are trying to become the guy who ruins this thread with your ignorance. I know you’re scared because of what you posted. LOL I have a strait face right now please do not change that.
Be careful Leon, he might choke you through your monitor.
You guys are soft.
if people think 600 is really expensive they need a better job or stop being hypocrites because 80% of people will pay 400 to 600 for phone.
What are you doing online anyway, Paris-I-have-enough-money-to-b uy-India-Hilton?
Chill dude. I do like provoking you. It just seemed like you were trying to dim down a good week for game sales. The 360 went up too dude. Don't worry...gaming IS the future. You know this. Dude, I'll say i'm sorry, cuz i hate fighting on forums. It's stupid. So...sorry dude. lata
Number 1) Ghost Recon games are $hit. Number 2) No one cares.
You've obviously never player any Ghost recon games in you sad little life. Maybe you should concentrate on playing with your Lego set and leave the console games to the grown ups. PS3 is over priced i am not personally going to pay £425 and neither are any of my friends which are loyal Sony fans. I would like to purchase a PS3 but its just TOOOOOO EXPENSIVE. I will just stick mwith my 360 for now as its the best platform at this time
You and leo tarnished this tread.
Sony has it's first game that moves consoles , excellent badly needed for the PS3 , especially in Japan. Is this Gundam game any good , I always wanted to play a decent Gundam game ? Wow alot of talk about PS3 Home. Thammer has a point, this news will move very few consoles if at all. Only the hardest of the hardcore will run out and buy a console simply for Home. The general gaming public wants games not an innovative online community interface. The PS3 IS the third place console this generation in North America , in a very close race.
(Japan numbers) Software Week/Total Wii 03/04/07 141,000/3,995,750 PS3 03/04/07 190,000/949,750 Hardware Week/Total Wii 03/04/07 67,500/1,813,250 PS3 03/04/07 44,250/754,250 This GAME is selling well. I congratulate the PS3 on good sales for this game... But its hardly a far reaching trend yet. Not even selling more consoles yet. Sales Numbers in Japan: PS3 Hardware Sold = 1/3 Wii Hardware PS3 Software Sold = 1/4 Wii Software... This week PS3 sold fewer consoles than the Wii (they've never sold more). They did, however, sell more games. This could mean they're catching up, but they're still doing poorer than the Wii on games sold per console.
I bet the xbox is up like 250% from 2-5 but hey. no one sees that!
xbox is not on the come up like ps3 is
lol afraid not. You just read the title and didn't look at the article. How sad of you.
a joke deep brown, I was talking about the original Xbox, the one that doesn't have stats anymore in japan. I was also commenting on the idea that raw numbers and percentages can be used to make one thing seem great another horrible. Fact is, it still didn't beat the wii this week.
Well of course. Sorry I couldn't "read" the humour. My bad. But anyway. So what if it didn't beat the Wii. Up 108% after one game is impressive for such an expensive system. So yuh it's good news to be up by more than double. sheesh
Here are the numbers that the op got the 100% increase and 23% decrease from. I read this as: Wii up 120,000 over 3 weeks. Only 20,000 over the last week instead of 40,000-60,000 like usual. Wii 02/18/07 66,250 1,658,250 Wii 02/25/07 87,500 1,745,750 Wii 03/04/07 67,500 1,813,250 PS3 02/18/07 21,250 688,750 PS3 02/25/07 21,250 710,000 PS3 03/04/07 44,250 754,250
Well as usual you sony nuts are easily impressed. 180,000 units is a very small number compared to both 360 and wii sales. Welcome back to reality. Your small world I am sure will return again.
Hey what will you guys do when Halo 3 hits...better yet mass effect...no wait Alan wake. Oh you guys will still hope and dream.
There is no need for fanboyism because both systems have great games coming out in 2007, here are a few games that you will never play: MGS4, Killzone 2, heavenly sword, ratchet and clank, lair, and Getaway, those are AAA games that are coming just in 2007! PS: online for ps3 is free! Good thing i have both 360 and ps3, now i have the best of two worlds!
Good to see Sony is finally selling a fair amount of consoles over there. The upcoming months should have a decent number of quality titles being released, so perhaps this is the start of an upward trend. I'm a Sony supporter, but I'll be the first to say that it's unfortunate that every post is turned into a "my console is better than yours" rant by rabid fanboys (of both sides).
hmm, i assume you mean all three sides... ;P
Well theres more reason to buy a S3 now games are finally coming out, now rumble coming back, Blu-Ray looks like the next-gen in movies and with this Home online is looking more interesting the only thing left is the price but if want 1 and have job then save some money took me 3 months.
19 - More reason to buy Well theres more reason to buy a S3 now games are finally coming out, now rumble coming back, Blu-Ray looks like the next-gen in movies and with this Home online is looking more interesting the only thing left is the price but if want 1 and have job then save some money took me 3 months. So S3 will replace PS3 and comes with rumble controller?
if you actually make good games, and not just show CG trailers all the time, people buy the console.
Games are what make the console, and every console has something unique! Its Good time to be a Gamer!!!
Okay, the Wii down 23% is just after launch settling down. But yah it has been a good week for PS3 buyers
Thats before they opened the Boxes. After What happens? Trade-Bait.
Yes, Europe is the biggest audience, will have the smallest supply, we get it afew months late, and get charged extra, for less... Looking forward to it still. However, everywhere i go, all shops are still taking pre orders, i remember with my 360 they were all sold out within the first month of so round where i live.
spacetoilet your the weirdo her pal.go and play with that overpriced piece of crap the ps3.with no games and crap online service.when sony gets more than 6 million people online then i say well done sony.until then the ps3 is secand rate console.the 360 is still the daddy.
well the ps3 is starting to get somethings going now and im looking foward for the next few months
looking forward to home and future applications for ps3 but for now ill just wait for my delivery on the 23
Every console - scratch that - MOST consoles take a bit to ramp up. As a 360 owner, I was hoping this would happen soon. What!?! Ok, get up off the floor. I'm a multi-console gamer, so I'll get a PS3 eventually, but I want a bloody battle between these two for supremecy. I want Killzone to rival Halo 3. I want Mass Effect to raise the bar for RPGs. I want Assassin's creed to be equal and amazing for both systems. I want separate exclusive content for each on GTA 4. I want C&C and Halo Wars and other RTS for the 360 to rock, and MMOs for both. Like two great heavy weights battling through the final round until the last bell when, regardless of who actually wins by a tiny margin, both are seen as among the greatest of all time.
Like many people have been saying before. Slow PS3 sales are attributed to a lack of must have games. This has been a great week for the Playstation brand in general. If Sony delivers in 2007, I just don't see how they can lose. I'm sure after this week, many analysts are going back and re examining there forecast for who is gonna lead in this generation. I truly believe it's that big. There HOME service actually makes everything before it seem dated. I just hope they pull it off. This, along with popular games focused on all the different territories is going to give Sony a huge pull.
amazing what superb engineering, an outstanding launch game, a few forgetful months, and some Great looking upcoming titles can do to turnaround the "worst launch in console - gaming history."
Do people say the PS3 is selling poorly? It is outselling the PS1 and PS2 for the same time period. Its out selling the XBox 360 in America when compared to its launch as well. So again why is it selling poorly? Console 1 Date Monthly Total Console 2 Date Monthly Total 1 X360 Nov 05 357,250 357,250 PS3 Nov 06 222,250 222,250 2 X360 Dec 05 303,500 660,750 PS3 Dec 06 537,750 760,000 3 X360 Jan 06 269,000 929,750 PS3 Jan 07 275,500 1,035,500 http://www.vgcharts.org/aco...
It was also selling out selling the ps2 at launch, in fact at launch the xbox was out selling the ps2 , and the gamecube but did that stop the ps2 from dominating? NO. Sales trends need to be looked at individually. Whats winning right now? Whats shows signs of slowing down? What has potential? Numbers don't mean anything specially when taken out of context like so many 'fanbois' do in an attempt to make themselves feel beter about a purchase. If you're a real fan of games you shouldn't care which consoles sells most, care about which has the games you prefer.
And so you say "the fact is it hasn't outsold the Wii" because...
Because japan is a one console takes all place. Unless the ps3 begins to overtake the wii in japan don't expect it to sell like this to much, or you might have your dream of sony domination crushed, Deep.
No XI my point is you say "Numbers don't mean anything specially when taken out of context" and "If you're a real fan of games you shouldn't care which consoles sells most, care about which has the games you prefer." and then you reply back "Unless the ps3 begins to overtake the wii in japan don't expect it to sell like this to much"... So what do you really think? Is it only right to talk about numbers when it's against the ps3? But it's wrong to talk about numbers when the ps3 has a nice spurt or isn't failing as everyone says? I'm a fan of games...couldn't care less about world domination. What I do care about is that the ps3 does well so that quality developers come on and make good games. I believe it will get a big enough home base for that...so no I'm not really bothered. I'm not sure if you are...you're giving contradictory messages...
Where have you been? Every time I come to this site all I hear in the comment section is the PS3 is to expensive so it won't sell. The PS3 has no games so it won't sell. The PS3 has worse graphics then the Xbox 360 so it won't sell. The PSN is crap compared to XBL so it won't sell. Blu-Ray is not needed for next-gen gaming so it won't sell. The controller lacks rumble so it won't sell. Sony over promises and underdelivers so it won't sell. PS3 are on shelves everywhere so that's proof the PS3 is not selling. No one wants one. Sony is in deep horrible trouble. So forgive me for putting up some solid sales numbers to show this is not the case despite the rantings of many on this site. For this you call me a 'fanbois'? Reality check is that it is selling well inspite of all these things. Add in what has been announced at GDC and the games set to be released this month and in the future and its only going to increase consumer demand. Not because of any one thing but the accumulative effect of what Sony is doing and has been planning on doing for years now. As much as some on this site want Sony to fail its not going to happen and no true gamer should want this. True gamers want all console makers to do well, Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony.
SONY IS SHOWING ITS POWER WHICH IT HAS ALWAYS HAD.THE PS3 IS DELIVERING JUST LIKE THE PS2,SONY HAS NEVER LET ITS FANS DOWN.ANYONE WHO HOPES THAT SONY WILL FAIL IS HOPEING THAT A COMPANY THAT MADE GREAT GAMES AND PS2 THAT MADE COMPUTER GAMES GREAT FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS DOES NOT LOVE COMPUTER GAMES.
how is it in a story about PS3 and Wii Numbers in Japan that out of Nowhere the 360 gets brought up.Its to hard right now to tell what will happen over the next year surely no one knows who will sell more systems this generation yet,But a 360 owner talking about when PS3 gets 6 million online when did 6 million 360 owners get online like November or December?Its too hard to compare 3 months of numbers to almost a year and a half of numbers.The fact is the Launches were similar and after march PS3 will be closer to World Wide.Why if 360 is great does PS3 need to suck?or visa versa couldn't they both be great.if price is a factor the gaming probly isn't the hobby for you a 200 dollar price difference is not even 4 games nowadays.So bottom line is if you love Halo then 360 is for you if God of War Metal Gear or Final Fantasy are your preference the PS3 is for you.If you are truly happy with what you have you would slam the others is just a choice
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