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PS3 Sales Stagnant...Or Are They?

A comparison of the February 2009 hardware sales figures with February 2008 and January 2009.

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Zeus Lee3408d ago

Next up:Does the Ps3 need a price cut even though our previous article indicates that yes,a price cut would be beneficial to the business going forward?

Lfmesquite3408d ago (Edited 3408d ago )

2 months in a row they get beat by around 100-120k, they had 2 games in the top 10 this month. Street Fighter 4 sold very well on PS3, I expect Resident Evil 5 to do the same.

The US is also their weakest region. The problem is the price, XBOX 360 has a sku at half the price. I think these guys are a price cut away from making life a bit more uncomfortable for XBOX 360.

But that's just my opinion.

ssj3408d ago

You're right it's not doing that bad for a system that was suppose to destroy the 360 in sales from day 1.

Lfmesquite3408d ago

I'm just saying what I think is real.

EvilCackle3408d ago

It would depend on how big of a price cut the PS3 gets, I suppose.

ssj3408d ago (Edited 3408d ago )

If it's all about price then why is Wii still the king of the castle?

EvilCackle3408d ago

That would certainly make Sony's argument to the consumer easier, I think. They need to justify the difference in price between the PS3 and Xbox 360 by touting the unique features of the PS3 and the smaller the difference in price, the less they need to do so.

Lfmesquite3408d ago

It's a totally different target audience, it really hit mainstream appeal.

It's not all about price, it's only all about price between 360 and PS3, because the machines are about the same. They get all the same third party games and they play the same.

Narutone663408d ago

is cheaper than the Wii. Why is it not over taking the Wii in sales? In my region, the 360 is just a few dollars more expensive than the PSP. No one is buying it on account of the defective hardware. People who are buying it are mostly hackers who want to mod it.

Mahr3408d ago (Edited 3408d ago )

More than a price cut, I think Sony really needs to put "YOU PLAY ONLINE FOR FREE" on a giant sticker taking up most of the PS3 box.

heroicjanitor3408d ago

My friend had a wii and wanted a ps3 or a 360. He got a 360 because the online is free, as it should be. They really need to highlight the fact you get everything with the ps3, whereas with the 360 you need to buy a hdd or wifi and pay for a couple years of online. I think that is their plan with their value argument but they aren't advertising it very wel...

rockleex3408d ago

PS3 gained 36% more sales this February compared to January.

And if you compare this February to last February, PS3 sales only dropped less than 1%. While 360 sales jumped up 54%!

What does that mean? It means the 360 is doing better this year because of its lower price compared to last year, while the PS3 is enjoying the same amount of sales as it did last year because its still the same price.

Once Sony sees that interest in the PS3 is going down, then they will drop the price. So far, that hasn't happened. ^_^

t-dizzle3408d ago

Don't you think that xbox 360 success in the US may also have to do with the fact that it has regional momentum, doubling the sales of the PS3 (according to vgchartz)? 16 million units sold compared to 8 million units sold. That means for every one friend you have that has a ps3, two have a 360. For every four ps3s, there are 8 360s. As someone who likes to play with his friend list more than randoms, this is what sold me to the 360.

As for the price cut, PS3 had one July last year, 360 followed with one in the fall. What makes you think MS won't do that again? A sustained price point advantage is at the core of the MS strategy, and they won't just sit down and die once Sony cuts the PS3 price.

rockleex3408d ago

PS3 had a price cut in August of 2007.

cayal3408d ago

"You're right it's not doing that bad for a system that was suppose to destroy the 360 in sales from day 1."

Considering the PS3 is selling more yearly (on average) then the 360 and reached 20 million much quicker than the 360 did, i'd say it's doing quite well.

DominusRebellis3407d ago

What does this siht have to do with any system other than the PS3? Stupid poster

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panasonic233408d ago (Edited 3408d ago )

it about that time when the NPD numbers come out and the ps3 have bad numbers some sonyfans will post a blog saying the ps3 sales are awesome but they aren't

Shadow Man3408d ago (Edited 3408d ago )

don't stop make sure you hit every sony article and tell them how kilzone2 fail to sell consoles.

((o)) ((o)) *CHIBAKU TENSEI!*

ssj3408d ago (Edited 3408d ago )

Here comes another spinnathon.

EvilCackle3408d ago

It's funny that people put disagrees on that. There's always spin. These companies have PR departments to make bad news seem not so bad and make good news seem awesome.

SonySoldierEternaL3408d ago

ssj

stop playing devil's advocate

it's really annoying

reminds me of a b___h

Unicron3408d ago

Ah NPD days. Never fails, we get 20 reactionary "doomed/not doomed" armchair analyst "articles."

*sigh* I miss the days before NPD was public, when people argued things that mattered. Now it's just... well, gamers suck. Nice job guys.

Lord Vader3408d ago (Edited 3408d ago )

Yep. We should have a tab for "Doomed" consoles & another for "Fanboy Sales Tracking" & the ability to "Hide" those tabs. The media & fanboys fuel all this.

true gamers dont cares what u got as long as u game & u love it.

Sony is on a 10 cycle with some great exclusives finally here to enjoy & plenty more coming.

X360 did amazingly well this Gen with xbl MP & has some great games too.

PS360 FTW. Have the best of both worlds & somebody gimme KOTOR III plz.

Unicron3408d ago

You're right Vader. It just disappoints me SO much that the first place people go to isn't "It was awesome when Marcus took his head off" but rather "Game sold 1 MEELION COPIZ LULS!!!"

I just shake my head in shame. And yes, please bring on KOTOR.

Miraak82 3408d ago

blah when will n4g have some real news for gamers, this is just boring a F***, I'm sick of this mine is better then yours BS

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