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