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PS3 Attach Rate: Is This Hurting Software Sales?

Sony announced the sales figures for the PS3 which showed that the system has penetrated more than 21 million homes worldwide while maintaining a higher price point than the competition.
On the surface this is great news especially at a more expensive price point (for Sony). However, of the 21 million plus PS3 users worldwide, it makes you wonder, 'How many PS3 users are really gamers?' After looking at the sales figures for some of Sony's biggest exclusive software, it does begin to make you wonder.

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panasonic233192d ago

lol the xbox 360 can have 14million user and it still out sell the ps3 software wise.

Shadowolf3192d ago

Well I doubt that, however the price point is keeping gamers at bay from making the plunge. A significant PS3 price drop would change the game. Today it is not matter of enough software or online capabilities as factors holding the system back. The PS3 has all the bells and whistles, the price point is the factor.

HDDVD_for_the_win3192d ago (Edited 3192d ago )

Apparently no it can't, since RE5 sales were 55/45 for the PS3 despite a fantasy land 8 million larger install base (real number around zero)

Back to Ninja Gaiden 2 Sigma... oups sorry, wrong exclusive, that's the one you lost today (improved version incoming on PS3 only)

Back to the best FPS ever, Killzone 2, only on PS3. (not for Haloosers)

gamersden3192d ago (Edited 3192d ago )

pathetic

POG is the owner of this site -ps3therevolution

wow that kid created a site to bash ps3

@HD DVD

nope PS3 had a 45:55 split in UK only
However it absolutely murdered x360 version in other parts of europe

RE5 has sold more on PS3 if you take ww sales

55:45 split is for UK only

HDDVD_for_the_win3192d ago

@gamersden : no I don't talk about that 55/45 in UK, I'm talking about the vgchartz first estimations of worldwide sales for RE5 (9 days in Japan, 2 days elsewhere Europe and US), the results are 55/45 for PS3.

Those are vg numbers, I know, but still. Those people are MS fanboys, so it's probably true, since it hurts them to write it.

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cliffbo3192d ago

what the hell is this supposed to mean? there are 22 million PS3 owners out there waiting for games... and there will be 33 - 35 million by the end of this year

Shadowolf3192d ago

Cliffbo, are you stating that the PS3 is lacking in the software department? If my question is misplaced excuse me.

kapedkrusader3192d ago (Edited 3192d ago )

...and no one complained about the 360's 20 million user fanbase a year ago. This article is unfounded and hebetudinous.

fishd3192d ago

3rd party games are doing great on PS3 :

http://gamer.blorge.com/200...

Violater3192d ago

Do not take stories that end with a "?" in the least bit serious.

cliffbo3192d ago

@Shadowwolf.

no i am suggesting that the user base is at 22 million and is currently ahead of the 360 in the same time period. there is no problem with software, the problem (if it can be called that) is that PS owners are a varied bunch with diverse tastes in games. a FPS on the 360 will always sell better because that is the nature of the userbase

SiLeNt KNighT3192d ago

if i could give multiple agrees i would.

ive noticed a lot of these '?' articles lately. just folks trying to get hits.

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Proxy3192d ago (Edited 3192d ago )

That's like asking if your height effects how far your eyeballs are from the ground.

Mindboggle3192d ago (Edited 3192d ago )

Once again another completely stupid article written by another uneducated wannabe journalist.....

Look at the recent software sales...All PS3 software is on Par with 360 games, look at Resident Evil 5, Prince of Persia, Mirrors edge, Street Fighter. All have similar sales figures.

Sonys exclusives are doing great aswell. The rate LBP is selling, being consitently in the top 5 on Play and Amazon since before christmas, it'll be over 2 million soon. And ill be suprised if Killzone 2 isnt already over 2 million. But then again official figures arent realesed so I or this writer doesnt have the right to comment.

I would say are 360 gamers buying games ? Considering they have an extra 6 million consoles and still get similar software sales as PS3 games. The only games that sell alot better are FPS, with an avearge of 1 million more. So that extra 6 million is still very impressive attach rate...

And then the writer tops it off with "These numbers are taking from VG Chartz" Basically sums it up really. How many times have vgchartz been owned recently ? GTA4, Hardware sales, COD numbers.....

InfectedDK3192d ago (Edited 3192d ago )

Stupid.

The reason is that there are more exclusive games on the PS3 to choose from. Xbox360 = Halo, Gears, Fable. Thats why their games has sold so much. Because there are no other games to choose from.

The exclusives on PS3 are tremendous and still growing. People cant even follow up. But they will, in time. And now that the PS3 has such a great exclusive library it will remain as a great selling point in time. The sales of every PS3 exclusive will increase.

Just think about the fact of a PS3 price reduced with free online play, blu-ray, better exclusive games, better hardware etc. What will people choose now? Xbox360 with Halo, Gears, Fable. Or PS3 with massive amount of exclusives for the whole family (Buzz!, Singstar, LBP, Killzone 2, Ratchet & Clank, MotorStorm, Resistance, Uncharted, God of War and soooo ooon), blu-ray, free online.

In the long term the PS3 will sell better and it has always been that way. Because Sony has the games. The Xbxo360 was a timed success that wont just stop in a day but it will slowly loose big ground to the PS3.

AND the games on PS3 will still sell which the games on the Xbox360 in the future wont as much.

gamersden3192d ago

the site PS3THEREVOLUTION is owned by POwer of green aka why dis

just compare the comment of Why dis with that of fake CGI artist

u will know exactly what i mean?

Tempist3191d ago

I have to say me and my 16 games + 14 PSN games disagree greatly with what's written here. I think there's a lost misunderstood about current PS3 users and their diversity in what games they buy.

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Lfmesquite3192d ago (Edited 3192d ago )

grow up man.

The source used for tracking sales is VG chartz, the same source who says RE5 on PS3 outsold the 360 version. Which was placed in the failed approval bin for being crap. And now a PS3 is doomed article because it doesn't sell any games. And the tracking source? "VG chartz"

I meam what I am missing here?

Mindboggle3192d ago

There are so many people contradicting each other on the internet regarding sales its a joke. Noone has a clue, especially VGChartz, I can make up numbers out of my ass too, its not hard.

Until we get official numbers how can anyone know?

n4gn4gn4gn4g3192d ago

and this is why Capcom, Konami and EA all made more money on PS3 software last year.

Man_of_the_year3192d ago

Do you have a link that shows Capcom and EA made more money on the PS3 than the 360 for the WHOLE YEAR or are you only taking 1 particular quarter?

Because as far as i know, EA and Capcom made more money fromt the 360 last year for the whole year. Ofcourse Konami made more money since MG4 was released.

HDDVD_for_the_win3192d ago

Ah ah ah

Apparently it doesn't hurt sales at all since RE5 sold 55/45 for the PS3 worldwide. 360 is doomed then ?

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