"More than a million consoles were shipped across Europe on launch day last week with 600,000 sold.
Sony is hoping to retake its title as the console market leader, as Microsoft and Nintendo head the next-gen race."
Wow that was a mixed up article! It was mixxing up the sales news and the tekken arcade using cell into one article. Very interesting and random journalism lol. Where did they get this 600,000 figure from? I thought chart track only do the UK?
They seem a little "all over the place" with the article but none the less. They are a trusted site and have never been misleading. Im still waiting for those official numbers though. But I have heard numbers up around 550,000-600K roughly and this was yesterday.
there mainly politic-world cnn type of media and not gaming journalist.
is that good? I have nothing to measure it by except UK launch figures...I am unaware of Europe laucnh figures...I'll try and scout them out. ps. PM
Lol. Ok I've done some scouting...they are quite amusing actually.
All I could find were numbers for the year of launch...from Novemeber through December of the launch year (so not just the 4 days of launch but the whole month and a bit including christmas sales)
So ps2 670,000 in Europe for 2000
360, 390,000 in Europe for 2005
shortages etc. No comment.
I saw 550k in a french forum but no references. But I suppose BBC has better sources than us.
The thing about those 70k UK 360 numbers is just how many of these were bought and put straight on ebay to sell on?
600k is a great achievment, no amount of twisting from certain "individuals" or amateur anlysts can deny the fact....an especially great achievement considering its a 425 squid machine!! Well done Sony, done something right for a change. Now try and build on this........How many would they of sold if a 100 notes cheaper? Naturally things will drop off over the coming months and then build up for christmas.............
BTW interesting to see how much nexgenwars.com and vgcharts.org will display tomorrow.
VGcharts and Nextgenwars both have different numbers. An xbox fan would site Nextgen while a PS fan would site VG. VG charts went up about 500k after the weekend eneded already too.
NPD is for the US sales figures.
"Atleast you took it like a G... Cant knock that"
O.K. I had that one coming.
now, will demand remain high?
Simple answer is no...
can tell because he still uses his trusty magic fortune telling 8ball.
lol, no magic 8balls im afraid, but common says things will wilt somewhat, do you think they will continue to sell 165,000 every week in the UK from now on? This is an exagerated figure of course but the meaning is the same. Btw i picked a PS3 up on friday and am over the moon, im just not a fanboy as maybe you thought i was?
Nah ... I didn't lay the Fanboy claim down. I just tend to disagree with your prediction. I think the demand for the PS3 is there. More so then people give it credit.
Either way, it's all speculation. Both you and I might as well be using magic 8 balls.
Launch sales are for fanboys.
In USA we see:
PS3 launch: 250k sold
Last month: 130k sold
360 sold 240k by the way last month there.
Europe won't be any different. UK won't be any different. Sales will decrease fast
@ Shadowgamer (below)
the 360 got sold out and had sold more if there were more units in UK and you know it.
The PS3 got 20.000 systemreservations CANCELLED that's not a good sign dude however you spin it.
So Sony sold 2 million units now in 4.5 months. The 360 has sold 11 million units in 16 months. the 360 sold therefore 2.700.000 units every 4 months.
There you have it. the PS3 is selling less in 4.5 launch months then the 360 sold average in 4 months. In less time sold more. Too bad dude. Sony is doing something wrong
Mart I don't know who you are trying to prove to!? I don't know why you don't just sit back look at the great numbers...and say to yourself, they won't stay like that...and then when they do fall, you can go "hahaha"...until then be quiet themart, because all you are showing is weakness.
What happens when the 360 is in stock? hmm...lets look at the numbers after launch...what are the numbers for the year of 2006? 1.95million for all of Europe to be exact. No twisting there themart. What was that analyst expecting for the UK alone this year for the ps3? 1.5million...
My only point is you can throw numbers around to say they are negative, but if you're supporting one console as you are themart, the numbers can be thrown straight back at you.
The simple counter answer is; yes it will sell.
I must admit, that I didn't see the benefit in providing SO many units for a launch... but now I do.
And that reason is: the positive press they're getting about breaking all sorts of launch records.
But, as the only launch where supply actually outstripped demand, all these records aren't -that- impressive. Sure they're impressive, but there's no telling how many Wiis or 360s would have sold at launch if their releases had more supply than demand.
The numbers over the coming months will reveal the true picture... but kudos to Sony for FINALLy getting some good press.
shoulda, woulda, coulda...
then i expect at least 20-50 thousand system sales a week.it's a great system,but it is expensive for some.so i don't think 165,000 or more is sustainable a week until the price is around $299-$399.but we'll see.
we should know in a couple of days.end of fiscal year is march 31.
but 165,000 on launch was great for UK.you can't spin doctor it mart.ps3 blew right by 360 and it was the second time it happened.japan was the first.and only in 4 months.what's the point of releasing early when the competition(both nintendo and sony can catch up in less than half the time?
forcasting 12 million(2 million shipped for 6 months)is not a good sign that systems are selling.either you post low estimates to get high praise later on or the system is not selling as fast(which it isn't compared to the original xbox).microsoft is losing ground every week.
keep meeting them goals sony.get me those future european and japanese games to me pronto.
Only games can help keep sales quite steady after launch.Lair ,Heavenly Sword and a bunch of others are all destine to make sure that happens a few months to come
Maybe this boat could help slow sales down too
Of waiting I really am.
I'm done waiting for good games to come out. Thats why I bought a Xbox 360. Even a Sony fan has to admit, 2007 is the 360's year with the selection of huge hits coming to it this year. Halo is a console seller so this holiday is going to be pretty interesting.
Yes the article was all over the place but the fact still remain 600K for such an expensive console in the month of march is simply outstanding no matter how you look at it.
Thats sooo funny you said that... I was just thinking imagine if Sony countered the XBox360 Love Boat with
An Iceberg nicknamed "The Red Ring of Death"
ahahhhaahahah dammmmn.... that would of been classic. Well I bet they still can....
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*Identity Kept Private*
Fine... You can thank "Overrated" for convincing me.lol
PM me your email address. I send you some full shots and a quick bio.
I havent made her famous yet. lol
and i will loose a bubble for this pretty soon too haha! couldn`t help myself posting it
WHO IS THAT?
SORRY BOUT THE CAPS
the go daddy girl with the huge tits is candice michelle :)
but dont be an @ss and tell him, he has been asking for ages.
just google @SS.. you should be able to find something
True to form as always ... you wasted your one post to sound like an idiot.
More Fud. You wasted your one post to sound like an idiot. lol i was talking to the guy above me thinking what kingboy posted was funny. But now that i think about it isnt the BBC?. fenderputty no need to get bent out of shape.
let's just see if they can keep the demand high with the nice games they have coming out.
fanboys worry about sales, gamers worry about games
I had expect Resistance and Motorstorm to really move some good units for some time, until other big titles come around the corner, maybe heavenly swords or LAIR:)
Sony is god!!!
on friday, all over the net it seemed, dissenters were singing the doom of Sony, since the launch in Europe was an unequivocal failure because there weren't eleventy million people lined up outside stores waiting.
now, the preliminary numbers have rolled in, and the PS3 sold 600,000 units in roughly 4 days time.
that's impressive, and either way you cut it, this is a good thing for Sony and gamers in general.
if Sony had bombed, Microsoft would have been uncontested this generation. we should know what happens by now when competition stagnates. it's not a good thing.
thanks to Europe, the Playstation 3 worldwide install base is a little over 2 million now.
2 million is a number 3rd party developers will be comfortable working with, and it'll result in them investing more into the Playstation brand, so PS3 owners will benefit from more software, and we'll get some good competition as Microsoft and Sony know they can't rely on 3rd parties 100% since they've mostly gone multi-platform, so they'll step up their game (and Sony has already, looking at it's 2007 lineup). again, to the benefit of gamers.
i'm not a fortune teller, so i don't know where Sony will be ultimately, but a 2 million plus install base shouldn't simply be scoffed at because it's not 4 or 9 million (like Wii and 360, respectively).
the consoles war are finally heating up, and us gamers are in for some fun times for sure.
LMAO to funny... Guess some articles on this website were WRONG!
600k in 4 days is amazing... but the months that follow will be worth the purchace... two big games come out over the next 3 months that kick start Sony's awesome Portfolio for 2007, Ninja Gaiden: Sigma, Be it a port as jealous 360 fans may call it, or a remake as the developers see it. will be a game that well over 150 mil+ gamers never tried out because it was on xbox, I can only imagine because Ninja gaiden was a game that got critically awesome reviews and was greatly coveted by sony fans world wide, especially becaue they all enjoyed the nintendo Ninja gained back on the days of NES, So that will push sales in japan and in US along with Europe. That game falls sometime in June might i add that this game boasts the impressive 1080p and 60 frames per sec. and some of the most outstanding details of characters i've seen on a console thus far.
and then we have Sony's own in house first party exclusive, the one the Only The amazing Lair, which too boast 1080p at 60fps and to top it off the visual fidelity is just amazing not to mention it's the first game that was built completely on Motion sensing for the ps3, Not some half assed attempt from ubisoft and insomniac, so believe that this will prove and justify the the sixaxis which will probably be changed to a force feed back with tilt sensing abilities later on. this game will be one that does what no other developer has done, Make dragons look cool... Any game where you fly a huge lizard and torh the hell out of humans and then eat them is instantly gratifying and really adds a sense of (Yeah B!tch i'm freaking powerfull stop that!!!) feel.
lol!!!! i think i'm getting ahead of my self with excitment for both these games. as they will be the 2 games that lead into Sonies next Hype push for sales when E3 in july comes about and we get a taste of Killzone and possibly warhawk.. and then GTA4,DMC4, MGS4, AC, R&Cf:tod, Uncharted:DF and Heavenly sword and (Gran Tourismo 5 in japan) to close off the year, with rumored Demo's of FFXIII and LBP, and Home all launching Shortly after TGS07 Sony is in prim Condition to Rake in the Goods for Christmas, i'm no fortune tell and i may sound like a ps3 fan and i say to that bring the flamers and fanbois from other camps on, but i'm a very optimistic thinker, i had the same level of optimist for the 360 when it launched and now it's doing well. they gave me a reason to buy one because of the new RPGs and cool new line up of games but as impressive as ever but Sony's year is this year. they must get the bad press off and dust the shoulders abit and get on the move, and they are set to do it with killer games for this year and new services and expending there ground with a more fleshed out system and online service than when launched..
Phew nuff said...
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I find 600,000 that quickly is a bit hard to believe....i'd just like to know if this is BS or not.
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