The figures are out, and guess who is in the green? Gameplayer analyses the latest results to come out of the big three console makers in order to show why the Xbox 360 is proving to be the most economic crisis resistant console.
and they keep saying ms is in danger ? but they're the only ones who actually made positive increasing numbers this year. holla Back.
Microsoft is the devil . "The greatest power of Microsoft is believing they dont exist ." lol just playing .
The person that wrote the article is seriously misquoting numbers, While the first quarter numbers for Nintendo and Sony are correct, his numbers for Microsoft are not the correct numbers for the first quarter of 2009. Sales from January 2009 to July 2009 for the the three consoles. America Wii = 3,746,650 Xbox 360 = 1,976,326 PS3 = 1,399,953 Worldwide Wii = 7,549,993 Xbox 360 = 4,321,297 PS3 = 3,777,244 These are the numbers for the year and as you can see Microsoft is not doing that much better than Sony and if Sony is failing then Microsoft is not far behind.
are you saying that nintendo and Sony did actually sell more consoles that the year previous, and that MS didn't. Or just coming up with random unrelated numbers?
so, according to eddie, the ps3 is falling behind by an additional 1 million skus per year. That's actually more than i thought!
Let's recap. 1 - Blu-Ray is doomed article 1 - Xbox 360 is winning article 1 - Nintendo's sales are finally slowing down from its monster success so the other two can catch up article. 1 - Xbox 360 is only slightly in the lead article 1 - PS2 outsells PS3,360, and PSP 1st half of 09 article 1 - Sony reports major losses article We just need a rumored stolen exclusive article and it'll be another good day at N4G. Well done gentlemen. The Fall and Winter game line-up can't come fast enough, we have to much time on our hands.
Eddie that's just so far in the slowest part of the year. Does anyone remember last holiday seasons sales? October 2008 NPD: Xbox 360 - 371,000 PlayStation 3 - 190,000 November 2008 NPD: Xbox 360 - 836,000 Playstation 3 - 378,000 Decemeber 2008 NPD: Xbox 360 - 1.44 million PS3 - 726,000 And that was just NPD. The good thing for PS3 right now is that even though it's falling farther behind...like you said...at least not by a massive amount as of now(though being outsold by 500,000 so far in 2009 isn't exactly miniscule when you're already 8-9 million behind), but if PS3 doesn't get a price-cut by October...yea, it's going to be ugly. This isn't when everyone is looking to buy gaming consoles.
You just blew my mind Kionic!
who cares who is winning, I think we're all pretty sure likely down the line the PS3 will rise to the top again....maybe. But who really needs to be applauded is Microsoft this gen. Coming from the somewhat failure of a console you could say was the Xbox to the now widely popular Xbox 360 and them being in the position they are in now. The underdog came out of no where this gen and kudos to them. I think I speak for everyone when I say no one expected the 360 to be doing as well as it is now, even with all those damn system problems.
Bravo Ms ! http://www.youtube.com/watc...
"I think we're all pretty sure likely down the line the PS3 will rise to the top again....maybe. " haha Speak for yourself! I personally don't care if PS3 catches up in 2018, now is what matters. New consoles will be released before PS3 ever catches up, if it even does, which I don't know why people still debate at this point.
i don't really care who is winning when it is a somewhat close race. i'll leave it up to the kiddies to do the braggin to each other. i only care if my console is trailing far far behind as that is when it affects me personally. classic example is the n64 and gamecube, they got no love from the 3rd party developers because they were not selling well, among other reasons. all 3 are doing more than well enough to guarantee plenty of games released every year. there are no losers this time around, we are all winners.
MAN I should make an article called "Why I don't care", but no one would care (just like this article up here) like Homer would said "NEEEEERDSSS!" http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Start with the title: "Why the Gamer is Winning". This console war crap is getting pretty old.
Not far behind??? I thought xbox360 was 10 million units ahead.
claps for you man ... 360's success story ... so true
Winning is only in the eyes of the beholder............
Because the price is right. Live is the best Online component ever offered and the features are incredible. Equally as powerful as competitor systems. Any game offered on both systems is better for the 360. All 1st party games released on the competitors system could and would run as good if not better on the 360. Simple truth. More games! More quality games: More DLC! On and On people. Simple as that.
Are we, as gamers, so blind that we just accept everything we read now? Did no one bother to check their data and see that what this article is reporting is blatantly false based on easily verifiable data released by all companies? The state of game "journalism" is in a sad state indeed, and there are so many that just read what the want to read, don't give it a second thought and then take to the forums, clapping like trained seals.
Nintendo would sill be winning relatively. Like they may have lost 66% but that would still put them above the others because they are so far ahead. This I think is a major worry though for gamers as so many Wii games are in development and people are running from the console in droves. All I can think of is that article Wii 2 to Cause Industry Crash ( http://www.gameplayer.com.a...
i don't understand nintendos went down but they didn't loose any money they still made money just not as much as they were thinking i was under the impression they all took hits in some way
my understanding is the MS took a big hit from Windows Vista failing, but their Xbox side of things did well.
I'm really getting sick of this sh*t. We have already seen the financial results, I'm sure we can discern what they mean for ourselves...
I think the more analysis the better. This opened my mind to a few ideas I had not thought of it. I think reporting the article because you think your the biggest brain in the world is also quite lame. The site did a good story and they have every right to be heard. Mope off to somewhere you want to actually be.
I find it funny that the editor of the site, Chris Stead (SlappingOysters), would reply to my post. Don't take it to heart, I'm not proclaiming to be a brain. We have all seen the results, all seen various run downs of the financial earnings, I don't need another analysis with a flamebait heading. p.s "because you think your the biggest brain", mmm...I see a mistake in there mister editor. ;)
And defending the substance (or lack thereof) of an article from your own site, is as sad as those authors who write reviews for their books on Amazon. Let the strength of a story speak for itself. I read the article in it's entirety and it didn't present me with any new or thought provoking information. It's simply a recap of the stories that we've already heard followed by a healthy dose of speculation - with a flame-bait title to boot. This seems to be the norm in the industry nowadays, and the author has done nothing to separate himself from the herd. He should do something creative, like write a game preview. All three consoles are established and supported enough that they aren't going anywhere. Articles like this are rather pointless and simply add to the bile that our media is drowning in. P.S. From a grammatical standpoint the article fails in several areas as well. The prevalent over-use and misuse of "which" comes to mind.
Wow this is just sad. Stop this nonsense now, this isn't news, this isn't even a blog this is just a fanboy post. I mean his evidence is that Microsoft made less money than Nintendo but their winning? Good lord.
one year earlier and $200 starting price.. nuff said..
I'll add XBox1 support cut when 360 was released, so that accounts for about 23mil of the 30 mil 360s on the market. Wow, MS has really gained a lot of ground this gen, only 7 mil of the 150 million ps2 owners who are just waiting for pS3 to hit $299. Don't worry, I'll pick up a 360 to balance the universe when they get to $50. I"m not Kidding, I will do it.
well said...compare time frames and SONY is winning...Wii is actually but not same type of console
Uncharteds Option menu is better than any game that ever appeared on the Xbox
Xbox its the best. Sony suck. Wii santa claus its not hrer. PSP its just crap on the go. DS its midget garbage. PS3 its just like the dreamcast too expensive crap. PS2 its dead. Now who wants to get it on tonight, Ill bet shane kims wife.
Uncharted's title screen is better than any game that ever appeared on the Xbox 360. Fixed.
Xbox is red. Deep in red.
I'll give it to you plain and simple so even the Ps3 nerds can understand this. The reason xbox is winning is because normal/cool gamers play xbox, the majority of people fall into this category. Now, on the other hand the type of people that play Ps3 are the nerdy/uncool computer type. You my friends, in this world are the minority, that is why Ps3 can't beat xbox. So, in conclusion...Xbox cool, Sony not cool. I hope this clarifies things a little bit for everybody.
Having played games from both PS3 and the 360 i can honestly see why this is, all the army people ive talked to play xbox, most firehouse ive been in have an xbox, in my opinion the games for the 360 are of way better quality than any other.
So how cool am I with the 360 ps3 and Wii? Yeah that's right SUPER COOL.
Here comes the Drois disagree like crazy LOL
Just gonna put you Straight "why the Xbox 360 is proving to be the most economic crisis resistant console. " Because its a cheap piece of Crap for Hick BoTs like yourself on welfare !!! Call that Winning ! Thy Silly Little BoT
there are some exceptions though.
Cheaper, more games, more quality games, more AAA games, XBL, XBLA, netflix, strongest online community, multiplats sell better, achievements, soon to be twitter and facebook, often gets exclusive or timed dlc etc. etc. Below: And you have ONE this year and it`s already dead. Lol, killzone 2 did more damage to xbox before it was even launched because of all the hype.
am sorry but wat AAA titles have come out this year?? please do try avoiding multiplatform since their on the ps3 2 :)
AAA games, name one this year, lmao.
XBox costs more than the ps3 if you count the amount of things you need to buy for an xbox 360 to compete with a ps3 quantity wise/ More games? look at the amount of exclusives and using actualy numbers you will see that ps3 has more. XBLA? I can play ps1 and ps2 games on my ps3, plus it has downloads for alot of amazing ps1 and ps2 games on the store, not to mention great arcade titles as well. Achievements? That meaningless points system in where someone can seem like they are good at the game but they probablly have only played halfway through a bunch of games, whereas trophies show the amount of different kinds of trophies people have recieved on a difficulty basis. Twitter and facebook? Ps3 has a web browser, as a matterof fact i am typing this on my ps3 right now. Dont get me wrong, the 360 is a great console and i am looking forward to Halo ODST, Halo REACH, and Gears 3, but i am buying Mass effect 2 on my PC(or ps3 if it is released on that system) LEft 4 dead 2 on my PC(Because of mods and better resolutions and graphics)and other than that you have no more Microsoft exclusive games. ITs online system is also extremely well made, my favourite feature being the invite system. But PSN has been catching up very fast in terms of features and content, and i believe it will match or exceed the xbox in a very short time. In other words please attack an argument from both sides, or you will sound like a complete douchebag when you think you know exactly what your talking about But I will
Lol, the droids put so much time into trying to convince people the ps3 is actually good, and then an article like this comes out...and they have to spend more of their precious time doing damage control. I love it. Chalk off fat princess, cause there is only one more game worth buying on the ps3 this year.
sony keep doing what you are doing
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the PS3 has only been available worldwide for just over 2 years now. How they figure we're at the halfway point is beyond me. And Microsoft's last quarter didn't show a year on year increase. 360 sales had their worst quarter in two years. The link to that data is right here. http://www.microsoft.com/ms... This article should have been reported as fake, as anyone with a working knowledge of Google can look up those numbers and see that this site is wrong.
Darkride... That is true but Microsoft still made a profit on xbox 360 for two years . http://news.teamxbox.com/xb...
I always thought these guys were fair but now I get the feeling that they were waiting for sales from both and when they realised microsoft wasn't winning by much they went ahead with the article but hid the microsoft figures... He says the wii dropped and "The PlayStation 3 followed suit although not as dramatically dropping from 1.6 million sales, to 1.1 million in a Q1 comparison." He knows full well the wii is "winning" and the 360 sold a measly 100,000 more than the ps3... It just shows how biased a lot of the media is. Today there was proof that the 360 is barely beating the ps3 yet we have just received a glut of articles declaring microsoft the kings.
In response to KionicWarlord222. MS Entertainment and Devices posted a profit of $450 million last year then $168 million this last fiscal year (although the last two quarters have been in the red and could continue). Truth is, we don't know what the breakdown looks like inside MS Entertainment. Is the 360 making money, or is it Windows for Mac, or Mobile OS, or the Zune? We simply don't know. "While Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft all reported a fall in total profits, it was only the latter that still showed a year-on-year increase in the sale of its console." This is where I have a problem. This is a blatant lie. Are they talking about last quarter? If they are, it's a lie because the 360 had their worst sales in 2 years. Are they talking about the fiscal year? Then that's a lie too, with Sony posting a 10% increase in PS3 sales from fiscal 2007 to fiscal 2008. Either way, this article fails, especially when you consider how easy it is to verify these facts.
this is one false article once again you have to look at time frame. First of all ps3's are priced at 399 and 499 and sales are still close to Microsoft. If you compare time frame to time frame SONY is winning. Take a deep breath and relax fanboy's and stop comparing who's winning.
"If you compare time frame to time frame SONY is winning. Take a deep breath and relax fanboy's and stop comparing who's winning." W^^^^T^^^^F....lol.
So, how the heck is the crapbox winning? If the crapbox cannot outsell the wii at a cheaper price, how the heck can you call that winning?
and lets not 4get last wear wen ps3 was outselling the 360, then microsoft had 2 decrease it price desperately. Imagine a price-cut for ps3 :D microsoft wud start handin out 360s for free lol
and lets not forget the reason why the ps3 was outselling the 360 that year, because it had a $100 price drop because the 360 was outselling the ps3. Get it?
aw snap. bubbles+ shadow man.
Winning what? oh boy is there a prize?!
An Ass Kickin Contest with a one legged stool
HAHAHAHA well said!!
.........cant fight it way out of a wet paper bag. Price drop cant save a console with no decent games. the PS3 is like the licorice of lollies/candy/sweets, it only appeals to the retards.
No decent games eh? Out right now -Killzone 2 -Resistance 2 -Uncharted -MGS4 -Motorstorm Pacific Rift -GT5 PRologue -Warhawk -Little Big Planet -Infamous -Heavenly Sword -Haze -MLB09 The Show -Singstar -Socom Confrontation -Valkyria Chronicles The games in that list that might not be considered top notch are ones such as Val Chronicles and Haze. Yet to come -God of War 3 -GT5 -MAG -White Knight Chronicles -The Agency -Quantum -AGENT -LA NOIRE -Final Fantasy Versus -Uncharted 2 -Final Fantasy 14 On top of both of those lists, add the amount of multiplats that are coming out this year and the next. The Xbox 360 list Out now -Halo 3 -Halo Wars -Gears 2 -Left 4 Dead(PC Also) -Mass Effect(PC Also) -Banjo Kazooie -Crackdown -Fable 2(PC Also) -Forza 2 -Too Human There is 10 non ps3 games right here, although 3 of them are also on the computer with superior versions, whereas the ps3 out now games are all true ps3 exclusive, forza 2 is a dumbed down GT5 prolouge, Too Human was an epic fail, Crackdown was fun, Banjo Kazzoie is fun, Halo 3 and Gears 2 are amazing games, Halo Wars is a mockery of a strategy game, Fable 2 was extremely short. Yet to come -HALO REACH -HALO ODST -Gears 3 -Left 4 Dead 2(PC also) -Huxley(PC Also) -Forza 3 -Alan Wake(PC also) -Blue Dragon(...) -Crackdown 2 -Star Ocean There is 10 Exclusives right there, but 3 of which are on the superior computer version, forza is a dumbed down version of Gran turismo 5, and really star ocean is (Rumour wise) not a confirmed exclusive yet. The Bigger amount of PS3 exclusives are true ps3 exclusives. In conclusion the only thing I am trying to say is that the xbox 360 has the Halo series, and the Gears of war series, anything else is topped by a PC game or a PS3 game in other genres(Gran turismo etc.) So no, the ps3 has alot decent games, your just a huge fanboy
@above, and yet everyone of those ps3 games are played for like what a week. XD rofl. go fight somewhere else. >.> not to mention how many people bought killzone 2, If i recall Halo 3 sales are still doing better then killzone 2.
Kill all cure's list = a bunch of No namers, wanna-be's and flops. hahaha
You honestly think that all of those games are flops? And no , i do not care about how much a game has sold, i care how good it is, unlike you bots, i play games for the Gameplay, graphics, and story, not the sales. So please stfu and go fu<k yoursefs
You are... totally talking out of your ass. The Xbox 360 has a lot more than Gears and Halo. Xbox 360 List: Halo 3 Gears of War 1 Gears of War 2 Fable 2 Forza Motorsport 2 Braid Mass Effect Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 1 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost & Damned Portal: Still Alive Geometry Wars 1 Geometry Wars 2 Dead or Alive 4 Splosion Man Viva Pinata Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise Crackdown Halo Wars Uno Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation Duke Nukem 3D Naruto: The Broken Bond Naruto: Rise of A Ninja Banjo-Kazooie Banjo-Tooie Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Star Ocean: The Last Hope Lost Odyssey Blue Dragon Xbox 360 Games Coming: Halo 3: ODST Splinter Cell Conviction Halo: Reach Left 4 Dead 2 Forza Motorsport 3 Huxley Alan Wake Crackdown 2 Mass Effect 2 Shadow Complex Gears of War 3 I think you missed a couple titles, lol.
How is being 2nd place winning?
It is sure better than third! :) Seriously though, the Wii will finish in last, the "fad" for it is dropping and dropping quickly. I said this a year ago, I predicted by 2010 the wii will be in third. It is looking like it sure will be at the rate it's decreasing.
XBox 360 is in 2nd because it had a year head start of Sony. That is the ONLY reason why. A year head start is a very big advantage in the business world. I find it funny how all these analysts and fanboys seem to overlook that one important fact.
No, you're wrong. Part of what you say may hold some bearings, but overall, no. Microsoft didn't release anything EARLY, they released their system when they were ready. If Sony was worried and thought that would play a role, they would have pushed to get theirs out, but they didn't. The 360 being out first is marketing strategy, it took some of the PS2 user-base away from Sony. The reason the 360 is winning is because they are always improving, whether it's the dashboard, the live experience, and getting the best games for their system. They have an outstanding library that is larger than the PS3's. One major reason is the economy. We are all in a world-wide recession and a system like PS3 is way too overpriced for the average consumer. Think about it, would you rather pay your mortgage or a PS3?! Sony was not counting on this recession to happen, but it did, and it's hurting them. The year start excuse doesn't make sense. Explain to me then, how the 360 is STILL the only console to have increasing profit for the last two years while the PS3 and the Wii are steadily decreasing. If your logic was true, than the 360, since it was out a year earlier and now a year older than the PS3, should be selling less, but it isn't, it's STILL increasing. A "head start" has really nothing to do with it. Microsoft is playing the market right. They are making the 360 not only a great system for games, but the main focal piece of electronics in the living room, for anyone of all make-ups to enjoy. They got the streaming of netflix, facebook/twitter this fall, project natal in the works, you name it, they are investing so much into this system. Sony, is not. It's a shame, I love Sony, I usually only buy Sony electronics, but the PS3 just isn't getting the love it should be. The PS3 should have been a HUGE beast this generation, but it isn't, and that's Sony's fault, not Microsoft. Stop calling people fanboys when you use the typical fanboy defense statement that "it came out a year earlier". If that is the case than it is really sad that a YEAR older system than the PS3 is still outselling and increasing in sales year after year. If you really think that a year headstart is the only reason for their success, than you are just completely blind.