Leaked units sales reportedly gathered by Chart Track, have revealed that Wii outsold PS3 by around 8,000 units last week.
Like I said.
Last week the PS3 sales in UK plummet 82% from launch to nearly 30k.
Now they plummet even further, having almost a 50% decrease on last week. 17k sold. I said it wouldn't surprise me if it would be 20k last week. It seems to go down even harder.
New prediction. Next week it'll be around 12k max.
The launch = fanboys. After that 600 Euro is too much for the gamers around. And certainly for the mass of people. Too few games. Combination is deadly. High price, not much content!
@ Nanometric (below)
Indeed. WIth 17k a week it would be like that. But it won't stay on 17k a week.
Deepbrown was also calculating last week. With the 30k sales a week. Saying that was at least 120k a month for UK only. We all see how hard it drops.
Like I say: expect it next week to fall to 12k max. And after that... PS3 won't be mainstream untill the price drops to 400 Euro/dollar and have much more content (read: will be a year from now at least when the library has grown)
LOL "Deepbrown said mah mah mah..." lol. Shut it you muppet! So I misstepped slightly...but I feel an average of around 20,000 is still very respectable, so it might drop some weeks...but with big games coming out it will rise significantly....also an average of 20,000 when christmas sales are included in that is not so crazy.
Better than the 360 at 5,000 that's for sure.
Does anyone know if Ferrari out sold the Ford Fusion last week. I didn't get the paper so I was wondering if anyone knew...
Okay that made me laugh. Comment of the day
The Marts favorite news- Sales charts... man I feel sorry for you.
Btw, that would be around 70k per month, so It ain't that bad, considering it's only in UK and with 600euro price tag.
i`m gonna bet Wii also outsold the 360 but hey .. no mention of that ...i wonder why ?
Becouse of fanboys like The Mart.
Actually not. This news is not written by me. I only bring it here.
Plus the PS3 and Wii just launched. They should be in high demand by fanboys. The 360 already is out there almost 1,5 year. It's a different situation. Its not mentioned in this article, so I don't know dude.
What I know the 360 sold 240k in North America in february where the PS3 sold 130k. The PS3 sold about 17k in Japan, where the Wii sold 65k or so last week.
It isn't local, it's world wide. The PS3 doesn't sell as it should, period
@ Bigmac (below)
Too bad I didn't bring you this news, right?
Marty boy, you can't compare Wii sales to PS3, they are completly different products for different target audience. It's like comparing sales of WW Golf to a Lexus, first one is for mass market as it is cheap and the second is a luxury!
nice job presenting your news, MArt LAWL.
Hey,TheMART,how many 360 have been sold in UK this week?HAHAHAHAHA!!!!
215000 ps3 SOLD in 3 week sales that's GREAT!!!!!!I fell sorry for you
How long do you think the intial 220K launch units will last. The reason sales are down is PS3 is in short supply. Once Sony start shipping regularly sales will pick up. Common sense tells ya that.
i live in a popular City (in UK) and my local shop has plenty PS3s in stock... does that mean what your saying is not true? oh no! lol
There is stock everywhere here in the UK.
The HMV down the road have even got a stand outside to try and shift a few boxes gathering dust
And Juicy Fruit Gum outsold Lamborghini's. Had to be a fanboy who submitted this. How many articles have we read already. The Wii is not a real next-gen competitor. Its more a toy than a console.
Real News----> http://www.n4g.com/NewsPend...
EDIT: ANTAN.... Im sorry... Someones misleading comments had me believe it was them who submitted it. I know your not a fanboy bro and I do apologize.... ahahaha.
scarlett_rg: Yeah that would make sense. If this were last gen and the PS2 was still considered one of the most powerful consoles on the market. But again I will explain to you since you want to act feeble minded. When compared to the Power of the PS3 and Xbox360
The Wii is a joke... for gamers atleast. Maybe your not a gamer. Maybe your a 10 year old with no real gaming experience. Maybe your not looking foward to Halo 3, unreal Tournament 3, MGS4, Lair,Heavenly Sword, Mass Effect... cause no games of those caliburs can or will be done on the Wii.
"Had to be a fanboy who submitted this" Your assumption is based on one news/rumours article that was posted fresh this morning on C+VG?
Oh dear! As i ALWAYS say when questioned, i aint no fanboy. News is news, good, bad or ugly!
LOL! just realised the poster doesn`t appear until story gets approved!! my cover is blown!!
haha yeah it was Antan. lol. The least fanboy around. Anyway it is sales figures for the UK...where are the Europe ones? That'd be interesting.
17,000 3rd week. 212,000 in three weeks. Not too shabby. Especially considering the 360 sold in the year of 2006...750,000 consoles in the UK
About the Wii GaMr says "it's more of a toy than a console".
Well, since the Wii is more powerful than the PS2... what does that make your PS2?
The comparison is Wii-PS3 not Wii-PS2. I think Gamr means Wii is aimed at a younger audience.
GaMr... so by your statement then... as soon as the PS3 came out, it made your PS2 a "toy"?
Maybe you can understand some math (with your clearly superior (non feeble minded) intellect):
PS3 > Wii... (by your logic implies the Wii is a "toy")
Wii >= PS2
PS3 > PS2... (therefore PS2 is a also "toy")
I'm just sayin', that if you claim the Wii is a "toy" I really hope you enjoyed playing with your PS2 "toy" for the past 10 years. (Which I'm sure you did... as did I.)
Sure the Wii encompasses a larger audience... but so do TVs. Are TVs toys just because someone in grade 2 can use it and enjoy using it? Is your CRT TV a toy just because you have an LCD TV now?
And maybe you should use your head next time before you want to attack someone as being "feeble minded". That's just weak and low. But then again, one would expect as much based on your first sentence alone.
P.S. - You may want to investigate the difference between "your" and "you're".
so... tell me where is Wii 10 years ago if the ps2 was toy for the past 10 years.
come on , use brain to think... = =
he said toy only want to mean that this thing is target to the younger market.
you should not compare wii with ps2, they are product in different time frame.
8,00 is absolutey nothing considering the price differece
Mart's point can't really be challenged.
All these remarks of comparing this situation with luxury cars is so pathetic and desperate to be honest.
BMW, Lamborghini, Mercedes are happy with their sales because they match the expected sales. Those luxury models whole business plan is order, that's why you'll never see them in trouble if a lower make car out sells them by 100-1.
With the PlayStation it is different. Sony chiefs have already confirmed they need the console is people's homes, and fast for them to start making a profit. The fact of the matter is, this is a different business to the car industry - each console is fighting for the largest market share and currently Sony's console has the smallest market share and these figures show that it is decreasing weekly.
That may not hold alot of value in the longrun, but in the short run I wouldn't be happy if i was a Sony chief.
The real issue here, is whether or not these figures were to be expected. Or are they a surprise?
The PS3 cost $599.
game cube 1.1 cost $249.
cant really compere them they are nothing alike PS3 alone cost more then twice.
I seem to remember the more expensive PS2 outselling the cheaper Gamecube...?
The Game cube started off better than the ps2.
The PS2 gained grown by releasing tons of great game year after year.
If the PS3 was £100 cheaper, i think it would have sold close to double its first week sales. Honestly, Sony need to cut the price of this console and EVERYONE here knows it.
Wii outselling ps3 in japan by 50 000, so really, big deal?? =))
by the way? 20 000 per week, great news,
If in UK, France, Germany, Spain Italy, each week they sell 20 000, then it`s 100 000 per week, or 400 000 per month, not speaking of rest Europe. =)
PS3 doing pretty GOOD. =)
Price isnt much of an issue game cube was always the cheaper (but not by alot though maybe a 20 doolar difference?) console and still was the biggest flop in gaming history.
now xbox and PS2 you could compare they were both the same price.
the price difference here is huge so u cant really compare there sales-wise it doesnt make any sence.
If you've been gaming for any considerable amount of time, you'd know the GameCube wasn't the biggest flop in gaming history. Good effort on trying to sound unbiased tho.
Considering there is an abundance of supply. The PS3 is the market leader, I expect better. Of course the price tag and lack of current good games is hurting its casual install base. Let's be real gamers.
Nobody expected the Xbox 1 to have a chance. Still nobody takes MS serious. As for Sony which is on its third Console, I expect better numbers cause they have a big share of the market still.
Who cares how the Xbox 360 sales is doing. 360 is here to take Market-share this generation, not to be the number 1 console. 360 was plagued by shortages at that. Sales for MS will always good news where ever it comes from(yes even Japan), because they are the underdog regardless of all the issues.
"Just Okay sales for the PS3 is not acceptable." For the fanboys it might be, because you already own yours I'm sure. I'm sure Sony expect better numbers, and you should too. We'll see how their strategy turn out.
People seem to forget, if the goal is to have 100% market-share by all console makers(not that I think it will happen), the wii will always be here to spoil the party. They may not go to the championship game but the other 2, MS,and Sony will not go undefeated, if you get my drift.
-Panasonic Releases 3DO Console
-Atari released the Jaguar
-Super Nintendo was beating both of their arses in sales.
Guess which one cost a lot more?
So you can compare because 32, and 64 bit consoles did nothing to trump the affordable SNES.(one of the best gaming libraries besides PS1)
As gamers, we better hope that no company gets 100% market share.
17,000 is pretty good compared to the other expensive console...the 360...that sells on average about 5,000 a week in the UK.
Everyone seems to think that the UK gets huge sales...you have to remember it really doesnt. 165,000 at launch wasn't just impressive it was bloody staggering for the UK. So 212,000 is three weeks for this little Island is a lot.
I agree on the price and the games. Lower price, more games, better advertising (still havent seen any)...I'm waiting so I can't be the only hardcore gamer who is.
critical about Sony's strategy this time around(as other gamers) because I think it might come back to haunt them next-generation of consoles. See, I'm looking out for Sony's future. Bubble well deserved for caring, and sharing my opinion..lol
yuh thanks dude. It's not about sharing opinions though. A healthy debate is always good...if we all thought the same we wouldnt get anywhere.
Anyway. I saw all those European ads showing off the games and features with a woman talking...why aren't they on the TV now? I havent' even seen their weird ones...damn it!
Anyway you can get the ps3 for £399 or less now which is good. People don't understand that retailers in the UK have a huge mark up and can do as they will to challenge competing stores. Of course if it was selling like the Wii they wouldn't do it. But think...new games in the UK get reduced by £10 by online retailers on day one...you don't get that in the states...but we do over here. The games for the ps3 are the same as ps2 games were, or less even. That's amazing...you can save so much money there. :)
Ads, Games (which me as an informed consumer, know they are coming and will be waiting for them) and price drop :)
Again. Calculation isn't your strongest point.
Last week you were saying 30k a week in UK that makes 120k every month blabla.
Now you do it again. You take the last weeks PS3 sales of 17k. Dude. It's 3 weeks after launch. You can't compare a weeknumber so short after launch with a console that is there for 1.5 year and is in normal selling circumstances (read the launch madness is flattened out).
You'll see dude. The PS3 will sell 12k max next week. You may hope in the end it stays on 5k a week. Pray for it. I bet the PS3 sales everywhere in Europe plummet faster then your sh!t flushes away in the toilet.
Like it did in Japan. Like it did in USA. February, the 360 sold double the number of PS3's there. That's a 1.5 year old console outsells a PS3 where the launch hype is gone for
Playstation 3 = $600 and no mario for the little kids
Wii=$250 and mario and Happy Feet games
I wonder what will sell better... dumb ass posts on here seriously
you guys are crazy.
look, Sony isn`t worryied about all this preliminary launch numbers(you do)
the ps2 is still selling.
it`s about to stop w/ the release of Gow2.
Sony`s still making money of the ps2`s(cheaper to make)
and still losing money on the ps3`s.
Honestly they don`t really wanta sell ps3`s right now? Why?
Games are all comin in the fall.
Me, if i was in the same situation i`d be worryied about sellin ps2 until fall not ps3`s.
If the ps3 doesn`t start sellin in the fall their is a problem.
and all the people who say,i don`t wanta hear the games are comin, well sorry they are.
this happens w/ every console ever released.
360- one of the worst, gettin better titles now.
Wii- zelda and that`s about it,goin thru the drought now.
Ps3-Resistance,motorstorm, goin thru it drought now.
When people diss the ps3`s line up now who are pro xbox....
just remind them of Perfect Dark Zero and Kameo.
and they won`t have much to say.
exactly, people just like to justify their new systems purchase.
I have the right to say something because i have owned all three Next-Gen consoles at once, and of the three....the Wii was the crappiest.
I sold it in 2 weeks after launch, the novelty wore off..and all of the games are ports and i am not going to wait a year for a FEW first party games.
Between the 360 and the PS3...the PS3 has far more potential. Although some may disagree, those with the PS3 are the only ones that can agree with me or not.
The only reason my 360 gets played is because of Gears of War.
The PS3 launch actually produced a quality shooter compared to the 360 launch which i was also part of. Kameo and PDZ were both not good.
Dang, I guess I'm the only guy who actually LIKED Kameo. I thought it was fun. It was a nice change of pace and had really beautiful environments. When it came out it was the best thing going to me.
Oh well, Kameo gets no love. LOL!!!!
I'm amazed that the Wii outselling the PS3 is still news. The Wii is far less expensive and appeals to a much wider audience (and I can't help but think that those who imply that the Wii is just for kids are either in denial or are teen males going through the testosterone spike associated w/ puberty so they feel like they're "too good" to play games that have an E rating, regardless of how good the game is or not).
The fact is, how many units a console sells doesn't indicate whether it's "better" or not. I put "better" in quotes cuz one consumer's idea of better isn't the same as another's. I can say that the 360 is better cuz it has green LEDs on the front. Or that the Wii is better cuz the white casing makes me feel warm inside. Or that the PS3 is better cuz it matches my George Foreman Grill. The point is, what makes a console better for me isn't gonna always be the same as what makes a console better for you, which is why fanboyism is a never-ending cycle and which is also why these types of "news" stories are still popular.
Dont use that excuse that the xbox360 has been out for 1.5 years. If wanna use that excuse then PS2 has been out for 7-9 years and is still outselling the 360 right?
All mart was saying..
"The PS3 doesn't sell as it should, period " Capish, Get it , Got it, Good..
The ds is beating all sytems and that the ps2 is ahead in sales of all sytems...
ok so lets put this all into perspective. What would be considered a good number of sales per week? Would 1 million sales a year be considered good? I mean the 360 sold 750K last year, so lets say 1 million is a good number. That equals about 19,000 sales per week, averaged out. Considering The sales for this year total around 210,000 sales (in 3 weeks.... in MARCH). thats leaves 790,000 sales that need to be achieved by the end of the year to be considered.. well i guess you could say the "winner". We have 8 months to go. Remember guys.. its APRIL, not many holidays or reasons to buy. So basically it needs to average around 23,000 sales per week, for the next 8 months. Again, as a lot of you fanboys claim, this is without any GAMES available.. you know cuz they all suck. This is also not including the christmas rush, new game releases ( MGS4, Heavenly Sword, Lair, LBP, Singstar for you UKers, and whole bunch of other games this year). Anyone not think that 23,000 sales a week is not possible, well we will have to wait and see. Remember kids, math is a good thing.
If other markets are any indication the sales of PS3's will keep going down while the Wii keeps going up and the 360 keeps a steady pace of increase.
The PS3 is not in short supply, i've seen many HMV's, game stores etc in the UK trying to shift alot of PS3's. The PS3 is too expensive in the UK, its $200 more then in the USA and its more than $400 in Japan and Hong Kong.
Just another garbage article for this garbage site.
Even ive stopped coming here quite a bit. It doesnt report actual news.
Follow the articles and 9/10 times there is no story just link to link to link like a revolving door...
I always thought we could use less Coporate Sony Fantards..have a good Day Mate, cancel your account why dontcha? Get it-Got it..Good.
The PS3 is in abundance of supply.(16 Bundles at Cosco the other day) For a MARKET-LEADER Sony to not be sold out is pathetic, regardless of breaking opening day sales.
The Wii- is still hard to find.
The 360-was hard to find early on.
The PS3-Boxes everywhere here in the states.
"Okay" sales is not "acceptable" for a MARTKET-LEADER.
Bottom line if you post here you have no life.
I would hope the PS3 can out sell a system that you can't even find in stores. Good God theirs plenty of store shelves stocked full of PS3's, this is like saying the PS3 out sold the PS4. Wii can't sell what they don't have.
Ironic that is.
And # shouldn't matter anyway.
Cause theirs no such thing as a bad console......just bad games.
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