Well the NPD verdict is out and yet again the Playstation 3 manages to not only remain popular in the US, it also demonstrates that despite it's current price point, US gamers are certainly enjoying it's software offerings as well.
y? its NO? i have read the peter dille interview he states that they are after profitable business and xbox is after market share so u get the point. when they will feel to drop the price they will. they are not bunch of babies or r they blind. they know what they are doing so keep that thing to them. Sales Sales Sales.....first PS has no games....then bluray will fail....then attach rates.....and now sales...what nxt?? who wil publish new console first? i know Killzone 2 didnt sell 2 million in one day but y does it matter to u? did u have any $$$ in it? second PS exclusives sell slow but they sell for example LBP it reached 2 million(according to VGchartz which are wrong so it should be around 2.5) but xbox fans were saying it was a flop at launch. conclusion: i m looking forward to games and Sony strategy. thanks
uh,i think you took my comment wrong and thought i was saying something bad here. allow me... im a ps3 fanboy,i almost love everything sony related,and my comment says "NO duh!" as in NO DUH THERE STILL DOING FANTASTIC and they will continue to do well no matter what NPD or VGcharts or MEDIA creat sales say. \i got 4 dissagrees for agreeing with the analyst? wtf man!
this article = SPIN
if not you should stop trolling and making yourself look like an uneducated fanboy
Aaron *bleep*nerd FTL I was hoping someone would finally call his BS.
Shows the positive side of the sales shown for February. With all the slamming that MS has done in the past 24 hours it's nice to see that some journalists see how well Sony is doing with its current price point, todays economy and the line of games it has. In the end, the Sony PS3 is tracking well and steadily increasing in sales despite being the more expensive console. In todays economy, anything that is the more expensive unit and gaining in sales should be commended, not condemned. Kudos to the author for the fresh read.
So the PS3 sold 4k less this February than it did last year..it's really in trouble guys .... the 360 managing to sell just 123k more than the PS3 even though it twice as cheap isn't that impressive when you look at it , the Wii is more expensive than the 360 and is doubling it's monthly sales the 360 can't double the PS3's monthly sales being twice as cheap... btw SF4 sales are neck and neck , so much for PS3 owners dont buy games...
ps3xtreme, ps3evolution, ps3fanboy, ps3world, etc... every fanboy site's trying to spin it but Sony.
someone else looked through the numbers.
The consumers who bought one made a wise choice.
I want to see what the effect of a price cut would be. Can sony lower the price for like a month, just to see what would happen. It would be an exciting month I'll tell you that.
i think if they were to drop the price they would have done it with the release of killzone 2.which is not the case perhaps after E3 or at Xmas. who knows thanks
Try tell the xbots that... Sony is shipping 3 successful consoles world wide at once & they still making money , this something M$ will never achieve.
well ps3 as sold 100,000 units more in the last month in japan.now take in consideration the eu as well its going to be about even.not bad for a system that costs twice as much.
I think sony made a mistake with launching the KZ2 demo. People were turned off by the controller lag disaster and sub par RE5 graphics and just decided to skip it. Everyone who didnt own a ps3 yet could just go to a friends house and test it out. After that they probably just didnt feel like wasting money on a ps3. Sony should have just tricked the public like nintendo does without releasing any demos or whatever and when the public already buys and finds out this mediocre....its to late, you bought it, tough luck.
Eat sh!t xbot What xbox exclusive released in 2009 has an average that high Halo Wars? ROFL
so OBEASE GIANT FAT ASSES of WAR 1.1 looks good to you RIGHT? do you see? these bot are so blind they cant evena tell the difference between a good looking game and a bad looking one e.g OGFA of WAR 1.1 = CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP aaaand CRAP! KZ2 = ULTRA REAL GRAPHICS!!!!!
when you add the Japanese sales for Feb to the NPD numbers for Feb, what happens?
Total NA and Japanese sales Feb Playstation 3 - 363,400 Xbox 360 - 446,273 i don't know the EU numbers, so i couldn't factor them in. the difference is a little over 82,000 units for NA and Japan, however. not too shabby for a console that is twice the price of it's nearest competitor.
I read PS3 does better in EU, plus KZ2 is made by a European dev. MS did release a Halo Wars bundle in Europe, though. I'd like to see the European numbers =/
the x360 is the cheapest console out there yet its getting torn up by the wii and is not even blowing out the ps3. The fact that the x360 is cheapest console and is getting beat by the wii shows you no one is movieng towards that console and its reached its limit. I dont see how x360 owners can be happy about being the cheapest and not blowing the competetion out of the water since they think the x360 is the best lol. Why is no one buying the x360 over the wii and why is the x360 not tripleing ps3 sales or doubleing it for that matter when its 200 dollars? ps3 is 400/500/600 dollars and is saleing at a faster pace then the x360 has when the x360 has always been cheaper. any argument thats going against the ps3 is always spin. the same kind of spin hillary clinton and john mccain used against obama. guess what it didnt work and we know who won.
I guess I will jump on the merry-go-round and spin with you. The 360 has the cheapest SKU and is not blowing out the ps3...but guess what, the 360 is also the oldest console...but is selling more than the newer ps3 with all its bells and whistles. Ohh, not to mentioned it is doing this in the face of the RROD scare. The fact that you have to use the Wii to bash the 360 in the name of the ps3 is pretty sad. Here, I will spin it for you...if the 360 is getting torn up by the Wii, then ps3 is getting torn up by the Wii times 50...and it does not even play dvds...let alone blurays..........among other things. I don't see how ps3 owners can be happy with supposely having more features and being the reigning console champion..and not even leading the competition with its established name and brand. Why is nobody buying the ps3 over the Wii. Why is ps3 not tripling the 360 in sales when the ps3 is the console that people are willing to work two jobs to afford? Any argument that goes against the 360 is a spin. "the same kind of spin hillary clinton and john mccain used against obama. guess what it didnt work and we know who won." And guess what...McCain was the old vet that had been around..and Obama was the new blood and he won. Guess what else..during the election Obama never was behind....just like the 360 is not with regards to the ps3. Are you sure you want to use the recent election as your argument for the ps3.
5 months in a row of declining YoY sales. That's not something Sony can be happy about. It's needs a price drop badly.
Yeah "OMG The PS3 is DOOOMED" Right? Same ol' crap every year from the same people.
Nah, KZ3 will push like 5 million units.
Well despite YoY decline in sales for Sony, it's still pretty strong considering the price point and our current economy situation. Under our recession, if I wanted a video game system for myself or for the family, I'd pick the cheapest one out there since obviously money is an issue. In the eyes of a consumer, I think we'd see the $199 price point of a 360 vs the $399 of a PS3, and tell ourselves we can purchase 3-4 other retail games if we took $399 and spent it on Microsoft's system. It just appears more appealing that way. On the other hand, if I really wanted blu-ray, am a videophile, and want something that could also allow me to play games, serve as a media center, and allow me to rent episodes/movies digitally, I'd probably pick up the PS3. Of course you can do that with the 360 as well, but blu-ray is perhaps the deciding factor for this route. I'm going to predict the hardware sales for the PS3 will be much lower in April than in March, considering CA is getting a sales tax increase beginning April 1st. =T This might hurt Sony if they're really not planning on a price cut.
...their CHEAPER 'xBox 360' STILL???(WHY???)CAN'T outsell the MORE EXPENSIVE 'Wii' in the U.S.of.A!!! ;-D xBox 360 = FAILURE SONY's PS3 is doing well(for it's still high price) Would love a Price cut tho;)
Wow... some people never cease to amaze me. KZ sold like crap... ITS 1+ MILLION WW. You saw NA 2 day sales. I am glad the PS3 didnt do GREAT. More of a reason to expect a price drop. I dont care if Sony sells 5 PS3's a month as long as they keep coming with the awesome games.
A man is lost in the dessert for 5 days and is finally rescued and the only thing they have to give him is potatoe chips and water certainly those chips will be the best tasting thing in the world to him..... Same as the xbox360 fanboys when they go so long without great games when one comes along they'll buy it no matter and praise it. Microsoft has it figured out starve the hell out of them with the lack of exclusives and they buy anything else just to play on their systems.... get it
Now I am hungry, thanks. Pass the chips.
Hahaha...I guess we will just overlook Sony's slow start with the ps3 ehh? Of course it is a matter of opinion...but I have not exactly seen this ps3 feast either.
@sitdown Motorstorm 2:PR, LBP, Resistance 2, Valkyria Chronicles, KZ2, MLB: The Show all came out in the last 6 months or so. @PAPERCHASER0396 Halo Wars is actually a good game, SO4 is alright. Not a terrible start by any means... we'll see how things shape up later in the year.
I was not interested in Motorstorm 2, LBP did nothing for me, Resistance 2 was okay, Valkyria Chronicles does not interest me, KZ2 was a rental for me...and I am not necessarily a big baseball fan, so I usually wait for MLB to hit clearance at Target...so again, for me...I do not see the feast. The same can be said for the 360...the last game I purchased for it was Gears 2...and the last game I purchased at all was SF IV...and that was for the ps3. So in my opinion....nobody is really throwing out titles that I am drooling about.
The XBox 360 I mean has anyone remember Microsoft saying there ahead in Europe by 1 million and yet they never showed there numbers and Sony showed that they sold 8.5 million I've seen that article about Microsoft saying the same thing a few times and when they do show there numbers they finally hit 8 million that means all this time Sony was already at 8.5 million while Microsoft was 7 million they were lieing as usual and of course like the suckers that Microsoft fans are they believed them at that time Sony is probably 9 million now!.
it's sad what's happening to Sony but as a gamer i only care about games .. not sales!
Yeah, but regardless to what you just said about sales... its sad, right? LOL.
why sad?? apparently you live in a US bubble...
People think the 360 should fly off the shelves because it's so cheap but the Wii still sells more because it's unique. I sold my Wii but people like the new controller. Funny how all these PS3 sites keep spinning. Even if you add Japanese sales numbers I'm sure the 360 is still ahead. Nobody knows about Europe because only a few countries have official numbers. I give props to MS because I thought PS3 would blow the 360 out of the water. I do enjoy my PS3 more than my 360
Add up the Feb data. I'm not trying to be nasty it's just that this is what M$ do. They go very quiet when the figures don't favor them. When the figures are positive in one area M$ make out like they conquered the world. Just add them up and you'll see what I mean.
So what are the world totals for Feb for all systems?? Anyone know?
ok we heard of USA chart. What about the rest of the world? My guess is that Xbox 360 is excellent in homeland. the US of A
How come when the discussion is about sales figures, people always say "and the 360 is half the price". But when the discussion is about whether or not the PS3 needs a price drop, people start saying how the 360 is "actually" more expensive because you have to buy all of the extras?
well i do know that e74 just hit 400+ thousand veiws on you tube for one site only,thats a bit worrying now isn,t it.sreet fighter between the two systems on software sales wasn,t much you would have thought the 360 would be way ahead.seems like last months sales for the 360 won,t cover the broken ones veiwed on you tube.lol
PS3 camp is congratulating themselves, and bashing the 360 camp 360 camp is congratulating themselves, and bashing the PS3 camp Wii is, well they are at the Hilton, and bashing the PS3 and 360 camps. But everyone lost the sight of the big price. And that is that there was an 20% increase in projected sales for the whole gaming industry!! And that on top of one of the worst recessions in North American history!! Why does no one pay attention to that??
Gaming = the best interactive activity for entertainment. No other form of entertainment can give you the level of immersion and interaction with other people. Ive known about it my whole life. Always liked it better than TV or movies... I would rather spend my time with interactive entertainment than watching things other have made with no interaction at all. I am glad the rest of the world is finally catching on to this. and for the record, I bash the 360 fanatics that are nowhere to be seen until NPD is posted. I congratulate MS and Nin for their numbers.... quite amazing.
Amen. I'm sick of the "PS3 is doomed" or even the "360 is doomed" when across all platforms there's healthy sales despite our grimming global economy. It says a lot about entertainment and how it's unusually important to a lot of people. We got people like Captain Tuttle up there making a big deal with the usual BS. OMG, it sold 4k less than last year. PS3 is DOOMMMMMEEED! People need to look in the mirror, and realize they are sad pathetic individuals.
I've read of murders in the papers, people committing violent acts for no reason. I've seen wars started for no reason other than greed. But it is the comments here, right here in this thread that makes me wonder how humanity has survived... The only that that people need to worry about is that the console sells, not by how much. Developers aren't going to care if the 360 has sold 48 million and the Ps3 40 million some time in the future-the sales will warrant games being made for both platforms.
lol "I've read of murders in the papers, people committing violent acts for no reason. I've seen wars started for no reason other than greed. But it is the comments here, right here in this thread that makes me wonder how humanity has survived..." going docctor phill on us....but any way devs care about console sales. more consolse more software to be made on there.
i hate people like you, you sound like a dumbass
but instead see the new sku that was leaked by Target. Sony realizes they are not hurting on the hardware side that much...and are at a level that will allow them to maintain their price point for now.
lol all the PS3 sites are doing their best...keep the good work
they know thier DVD9 is dieing in 2 years and thier flopboxpleasefixme die in 2 month from RROD.
If you're enjoying your platform and games, numbers mean little to you. Obviously a lot of people here aren't, so they feel compelled to play the numbers game. Example: Anti-Sony Fan: Ha, what a joke, Killzone 2 didn't move consoles! Didn't even sell well. Halo Killer my arse! Sony Fan: STFU, it's only 2 days of sales! Nobody claimed it would! Both (in unison): Wait until the March NPD numbers and you'll see!
Do xbots read? The title says PS3 Standing Strong Despite "Price". Now tell me what console has sold that well and has been at the PS3's price point?
PS3 can sell w/o price cut FTW. after price cut, 360 is going to experience hell worse than RROD... BE SCARED
PS3: Res evil 5 is still outselling the 360 one. I think PS3 is doing well, and it's only going to get stronger. SONY have still not hit the price point everyone wants. When that day comes, you'll see some numbers. Wii numbers i'm guessing.
Realistically, moving almost 300k in NA alone with a $200 price disadvantage is impressive. If you're going to shoot for the stars, technically Xbox 360 should be outselling the Wii, but realistically it isn't. Why should the common gamer care about monthy sales? The games will keep coming regardless of the status quo.
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