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Xbox 360 sells twice as many games as PS3 in America

Gamesthirst writes: It's true, the PS3 is on a rapid rise. From Europe to Japan and even The United States, but in the latter, the road is rough to say the least.

Microsoft's early arrival in this current generation was bittersweet; because they rushed out the Xbox 360 a hefty price was paid, over $3 billion in repair costs for the dreaded RROD. But at the same time, they managed to build an insurmountable lead on their competitor, namely Sony. That lead has afforded them to gross substantially more from the Xbox 360 over Sony's PS3, and according to three sources, it will be extremely hard, in fact almost impossible for Sony to overturn Microsoft's fortunes in the U.S.

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kenjix3296d ago (Edited 3296d ago )

So while we're all playing High Quality Titles, this guys picking up MultiPlatform games and talking about how 360 is selling more games? Maybe you should send this article to CNN news since they're into products sales and we're into playing games! This is News for Gamers not News for Cnn product analysis WRONG SITE! LOL

Syronicus3296d ago (Edited 3296d ago )

So in a region where the 360 has a larger install base, it also sells more games? Wow, it's so hard to imagine how this even happens!

SnuggleBandit3296d ago

thats exactly why you see 360 fans always clinging to npd.

tda-danny3296d ago

USA = The World, apparently...

I also like how the Wii is almost outselling both the PS3 and Xbox combined in games, but the title makes no mention of that.

Both the PS3 & 360 are great consoles - play the games, not the sales...

pornflakes3296d ago

YOu are playing high quality games? i dont thing so. cause sals show us that you leave your high quality in sleves and prefer buying NFS shift or fifa10 instead of inFamous und co. lol.

Microsoft Xbox 3603296d ago

Wow $3Billion in RROD repairs?

zeeshan3296d ago (Edited 3296d ago )

This is October and the author used data from April. Wow, call it up-to-date analysis </sarcasm>

@Microsoft Xbox 360: Yup, 3 billion and counting :)

Natsu893296d ago

when there are double as many xbox 360's as ps3's it is normal that they sell as double as many games....

GWAVE3296d ago

This article is a failure. It uses information from April, and let's be honest here: the 360 installed base in the USA is almost double that of the PS3. Don't 360 fanboys brag about that all the time? So, doesn't it make SENSE that it would sell more games.

Yet, lots of multiplat games sell more on the PS3 (Street Fighter 4, RE:5, Batman Arkham Asylum, etc), and more importantly many companies reported that they make more money on the PS3 with their games.

Arnon3296d ago (Edited 3296d ago )

It was $1.3 billion or so, not $3 billion.

I think the people you're thinking of are Sony, who lost more money on the PS3 than they gained in the first 5 years of the PS2's booming period (which is over $3 billion).

Also, what's with the people who don't even like the console (Microsoft Xbox 360, GWAVE, etc.), commenting in a thread about Xbox 360 sales, trying to tell us that this is irrelevant, when they're allowed to praise Japan sales? I understand the faults of this article, but if you seriously think we don't see this one-sided bullshit that you guys constantly force upon us, then you're sadly mistaken.

evrfighter3296d ago

wow and the 360 is nowhere near twice the amount of ps3's sold.

No wonder America is the end all be all for console sales.

Microsoft Xbox 3603296d ago (Edited 3296d ago )

"Also, what's with the people who don't even like the console (Microsoft Xbox 360, GWAVE, etc.), commenting in a thread about Xbox 360 sales, trying to tell us that this is irrelevant, when they're allowed to praise Japan sales? I understand the faults of this article, but if you seriously think we don't see this one-sided bullshit that you guys constantly force upon us, then you're sadly mistaken."

Wow where in my comment is me "trying to tell us that this is irrelevant"? Do you have your tinted fanboy glasses on? Nothing was wrong with my previous comment.

BTW, am I not allowed to comment in a 360 to PS3 comparison game sale article? Do you have ownership on this site now?

You sir need to chill out and stop being so sensitive about us PS3 fans.

Arnon3296d ago (Edited 3296d ago )

RIGHT. Because we all know you're just a saint to this website. I mean are you seriously trying to defend yourself with this? It's the same people in every 360 article. You can name them out and you're guaranteed to see at least one of them on the list.

Also, you know what? You're right! Instead of you telling us this is irrelevant, you told us an incorrect, unrelated piece of information. Thank you for proving my point.

EDIT:

I honestly don't care about PS3 fans in general. It's the select few that get on here and troll and then try and tell us how they justify theirselves by going off-topic. I mean, you KNEW it would invoke a negative reation to people, so why did you post it?

Tinted Eyes3296d ago

Probably because it has twice the install base.

MGSR THE HD VERSION3296d ago (Edited 3296d ago )

"RROD" a ps3's gamer's favorite subject...FACT and something that's too late to be disproved, it's a secondary subject in this article and yet it's obviously treated as primary. (like it's 2007 all over again)

next subject, "Xbox 360 sells twice as many games as PS3 in America"

well I'm not gonna say vice versa cause that obviously isn't what the subject's about. the reason why MS is keeping a sales record in that region is cause MS is a pretty popular Icon over there and it's titles gain just as much popularly...it is the very same foundation that sony makes it's sales in japan, and Nintendo too.

if that isn't a better reason then you tell me why the Xbox 360 is making it's sales in the USA.

Anon19743296d ago

Others noticed this already, but it bears repeating. Of course the 360 sells more games in the US. 60% of 360's sold worldwide are sold in the US and the installed base is roughly twice that of the PS3 unlike the rest of the world where the Xbox 360 has struggled to catch on.

This is just common sense. Why the need for an article?

thebudgetgamer3296d ago

if i have 50 apple stands accross the country and you have 25.

get it.

firelogic3296d ago

Batman Arkham Asylum and Need for Speed Shift sold more on the PS3 in North America, despite the PS3 being behind by 7 million or so consoles. Fancy that eh?

cyberwaffles3296d ago

"Xbox 360 sells twice as many games as PS3 in America"

i like i give a sh*t!

another person's experience of a game has nothing to do with me.

gaffyh3296d ago

Funny how when it comes to console sales, 360 outnumbers PS3 3:1 in America, but when it comes to software sales, 360 barely outnumbers PS3 2:1?

LOL, that's what you called a double standard.

ukilnme3296d ago

@ firelogic

Batman: AA had the Joker so maybe that was a sore spot. We all know how PS3 fans feel about exclusive content when they don't get it. Don't know about Need for Speed Shift but maybe 360 fans are waiting on Forza 3.

sikbeta3296d ago (Edited 3296d ago )

No, not again, HELLO!! Fanboy... are you there? USA is not the only country in this world, you know

-but but I live in America

So f*cking what, I know plenty of you buy xbox 360 games and it's ok, but I know a lot of xbox owners that have 2 consoles, 1 for playing on Live an the other hacked to play games downloaded from a P2P service

-but but you are lying, that's not true.... mommy

There is a very important difference between PS3 owners/fanboys and xbox owners/fanboys

PS3 owners like variety of games, that's why you never see a game selling crazy
even if deserve it

xbox owners like Halo/Gears and everything about shooters

From an xbox fanboy point of view:

Ratchet and Clank = sucks cuz is not shooter
Gran Turismo = sucks cuz is not shooter ans is not developed by M$ like Turn 10
God of War = sucks cuz the main character is not Master Chief
KillZone 2 = sucks cuz is not Halo
Uncharted 1/2 = sucks cuz is not GeOW
LBP = sucks cuz is not shooter
MGS = sucks cuz we don't know what stealth action means, is not shooter and is a movie
Heavy Rain = sucks cuz is not shooter, is an interactive movie without shooter elements
etc.

Basically everything innovative is not good for you

And I don't want to start about RPG, you have no f*cking idea of what an RPG/JRPG means, you are glad about FF13 being multiplat and think that a is hurting the PS3 but you don't even care about it, maybe I'm not the right person to talk about FF series since the last I played was FF8 but you don't even know where FF series began and why squaresoft start to develop for Playstation

Oh... and TOV says HI

ultimolu3296d ago

Lol, this is just reaching.

Nothing can be more pathetic than this garbage comparison just to justify everything.

Really sad.

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IdleLeeSiuLung3296d ago (Edited 3296d ago )

Something that is currently impossible on the PS3. The Wii has eveb better numbers considering you can softmod a Wii quite easily, but it might be due to its demographic and accessory based games though....

US might not be the world, but we are the largest market surpassing even Japan. The rest of the world is just about equal to the US market share for console gaming. So NO, we are not the world, but we are the biggest!

WenisWagon3296d ago

Sorry droids, Bill O'reilly here and the spin stops here, so don't even try to spin this. 360 wins.

deadreckoning6663296d ago

"The 360 has MORE games to choose from aswell, not to be confused with MORE BETTER games."

Whats better is an opinion. From the sales of ODST and Wii Fit, it seems many people see these as the best exclusives of the year. So u can't say BETTER because thats an opinion.

Immortal Kaim3296d ago

I told you all that this site was trash a few weeks ago, look at its last 5-10 stories, all of them encourage flamewars and could hardly be considered news. Only difference now is that it is favouring the 360, so now we see some complaints. A trash site is still trash, even if they are favouring 'your' console...

Christopher3296d ago

Did they really compare the quantity of software sold between two consoles as a total amount when one has been out a year longer than the other?

Call me confused, but that's a pretty poor way to try and measure such a thing.

NoBias3296d ago (Edited 3296d ago )

"Yet, lots of multiplat games sell more on the PS3 (Street Fighter 4, RE:5, Batman Arkham Asylum, etc)

With all fairness all 3 of those titles you named have their reasons:

Street Fighter IV sold more because of the d-pad as most fighting games sell better over on PS3. But good fighting games like that aren't as abundant as shooters and rpgs. This is rare that so many good fighting titles come out in one year. 2009 has been/will be great: SFIV, BlazBlue, MvC2 ReRelease and upcoming Tekken 6.

RE5 only sold more because of the install base in asia. It'll be the same with Final Fantasy XIII.

Batman: AA only sold more because of the Joker exclusivity. Batman was and is the only multiplat I own for PS3 because I prefer the 360 controller. The only reason I bought it for that console is because I wanted the joker content and I know many others that did that as well.

So yeah, all of those games are kinda like "well... duh"

But then again, I guess so is this article. I was kinda surprised that it was twice as many though. I thought it'd be fewer..

ZBlacktt3296d ago

Yeah, not sure who they are trying to kid, lol... I'll take GOTY titles over crap anyday.

Tainted Gene3295d ago

{With all fairness all 3 of those titles you named have their reasons:

Street Fighter IV sold more because of the d-pad as most fighting games sell better over on PS3. But good fighting games like that aren't as abundant as shooters and rpgs. This is rare that so many good fighting titles come out in one year. 2009 has been/will be great: SFIV, BlazBlue, MvC2 ReRelease and upcoming Tekken 6.

RE5 only sold more because of the install base in asia. It'll be the same with Final Fantasy XIII.

Batman: AA only sold more because of the Joker exclusivity. Batman was and is the only multiplat I own for PS3 because I prefer the 360 controller. The only reason I bought it for that console is because I wanted the joker content and I know many others that did that as well.

So yeah, all of those games are kinda like "well... duh"}

actually wat i was about 2 say... good points

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milked2themax3296d ago

Gamers, I reckon are far more than just people who only play games. They are interested in what is happening in the industry.

getupahh3296d ago (Edited 3296d ago )

PS3 sells 11 times more games than the 360 in Japan.

It's all relative. You see? When you apply common sense, you begin to question wether or not this is REALLY news.

DelbertGrady3296d ago

Sales are only interesting when a certain console is winning. If not no one cares. And they make sure you are aware of how little they care ;)

Black Maverick3296d ago

Never knew being in second place meant you had an "insurmountable lead".

Also, LOL @ the sources. A blogger is citing wikipedia as a source for his fact based analysis. I know everyone loves a good "numbers" fight but some of this stuff is ridiculous.

Blaster_Master3296d ago

Sales are what the gaming world go round. You have to admit, ps3 gamers need to start buying more games. Its not like ps3 users dont have great games to play. If anything, the best games are on the ps3. Exclusively that is.

tda-danny3296d ago (Edited 3296d ago )

The Xbox was out a year earlier, and is a cheaper system - thus there are more 360's in the USA than PS3's.

The article does not talk about attach rates, which is needed for your above comment relevant.

Offtopic: Master Blaster was a awesome game back in the day! Your avatar brings back memories!!

ceedubya93296d ago

But that doesn't mean that it had to sell well does it?

Take the Dreamcast for instance. Great console, but pretty much was eventally thrown to the wayside when Sony's next big thing hit.

Having an early release on the competition is nice, but that is no guarantee of sustained success, or any success at all.

3D0. Jaguar. These are examples of things that came out before a similar competitor but got nowhere.

mastiffchild3296d ago

Fact is, though, that the year headstart DID matter and MS did pretty well at launch while Sony trly guffed theirs up with daft and arrogant comments(which is why I didn't get one til later when they changed their tune)which got the press firmly on their backs and on MS side-particularly in the US(where, with MS being american you expect a little anyway). Also MS had marketed really well and their sales on the back of this and the promise of Halo3 to come did vreate a good lead for them over Sony in their backyard.

Now, the point is that the article doesn't have the figures to even suggest 360 owners buy more games-there are over twice the number of 360s in the US as there are PS3s so it could be argued that PS3 owners actually buy a few more, no? Obviously we don't know what effect RROD'd consoles have on the real live gaming 360s in the US today but it's safe to say that you'd expect a console with twice the hadware sales to sell twice the number of games, wouldn't you? That's why this just isn't a story.

Te other thing is that the US, though the biggest single market in the world is NOT as big as the EU and Japan combined-and then there's other territories too where they either lag behind the PS3 or don't have a similar lead-overall, in the other nations it should be quite even when you think the US is so dominated(in the GD gaming arena) by the 360 that the lead in the US is pretty much the lead in the whole world. In the EU the PS3 version of many multis has outsold the 360 one-TR:U, SF4, RE5, Fifa etc-I'm not saying that PS3 gamers buy more games but they do buy just as many even if their taste seems more varied meaning a more even spread of figures acroposs genres-while shooters DO do better on the 360 than on PS3 or than other games on the 360.

Thankfully for everyone the install base worldwide for both consoles means neither MS nor Sony will be ignored by publishers or developers-too many gamers on each platform so while this article tries to make a story where there really isn't one we can all rest easy knowing that, largely, the games we want will keep being delivered on our console of choice. For the article, though, it really is as simple as if ten men bought twice as many lunches in total as five men would. Nothing to get wound up about at all-just a silly article that doesn't understand t has no point.

RockmanII73296d ago

Even without that 1 year lead, the 360 would still be leading in sales. The 360 sells twice as many games as the PS3. (Ex. 360 sells 24 games, PS3 sells 12 games[12 x 2 = 24]) In order for the PS3 to be leading, 13 of those 24 games sold would of been sold in the first year[24 - 13 = 11, 11<12]. That means your saying that over half of the 360s games were sold in the first year[13 > 11]. That is complete nonsense.

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Bereaver3296d ago

Does anyone know why it sales 2x more?

Maybe because the ps3 costed 2x more? lol

PS3 will catch up, don't worry.

ArcticWolfUK3296d ago

and 360 dont have any major exclusives for people to buy so they just stock up on sh1t games.

and yeah thats usa only, eu n asia make up for most of that aswell

stevenhiggster3296d ago (Edited 3296d ago )

And all Americans are thick thats why, they are quite happy to buy second rate products just because they're made by American companies. Check the amount of them that drive American cars, they suck compared to Japanese and European cars, but thats just not the American way is it.
My old clan tag in COD was AAAW - All Americans Are Wa**ers.

TheDynamo3296d ago (Edited 3296d ago )

When the NPD numbers are released tomorrow, the PS3 will be the highest selling console in America with a predicted 500,000 +/- consoles sold for the month of September. PS3's biggest month in America since launch.

However, only ONE PS3 title will be in the Top 10.

And it's a multiplat.

Batman - Arkham Asylum.

Shouldn't Sony be concerned about that?

That many consoles sold should propel the exclusives to the Top 10, shouldn't it? At least the shooters?

badbond13296d ago

, but will zoom by saying "bye bye". Uncharted 2 is BEASTLY, Demon's Souls is a must buy RPG, Ratchet and Clank : CIT is for the whole family, and a surprise title coming at the end of the year! Next year looks more bleak to the crapbox, dvd-9 console. GOWIII, MAG, Heavy Rain, GT5 in the first qtr! The quality of games will not keep up because swapping discs are so 90's beotches. True Hi-def can't come from those discs, now, now.

HALO WILL NOT SAVE THE DAY BOTTY BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!

LMFAO

Tr10wn3296d ago

MAG a quality game LOL have you seen the screen shots? my Dreamcast can run that game, and for GT5 well graphics is not everything boys lol i hope is as good as is sound because forza 3 is very good lol

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