Sony has come out and stated in the past that they believe the PS3 can be as successful as the PlayStation 2 was, and they still back that belief.
Sony also thought they would sell out all 6 million PS3's at the end of March. Which they clearly didn't.
Now just over half of that...
Thanks for the backup Bladestar. I don't forget what I've read. The General, you clearly do, like Bladestar quoted also:
"Sony, which recently pushed back the launch of its console to November, said it expects sales during the first four to five months after launch to be about 6 million units."
So who's dumb now dude? Ah right, you are! Cheers with that.
Sony isn't scoring like they thought, planned or dreamed
Sony said they would ship out 6 million units by march which was not achieved because they only shipped just above 5 million consoles. Get your facts straight.
Anyways, Ps3 will sell 10s of millions during the 10 year life span of the ps3. Hopefully, the huge sales will be sparked this fall when the good games and even better movies start coming out. It is then that people will be able to use the multi-functional ps3 for its main purposes, Games and Entertainment. I still can't wait for the firmware update 2.0 to come out.
O well, until then, back to gears.
Actually General don't go kill theMart for saying what he is saying...
Sony said, "PS3 Will Sell Faster Than Xbox 360".
"Sony, which recently pushed back the launch of its console to November, said it expects [sales] during the first four to five months after launch to be about 6 million units.". Ofcourse they switch and change it to shipped. Don't we hate the way companies use the word shipping... and sales... for their advantage?
haha its been 5 hours and there hasnt been a reply from The General.
ohwell i spose hes embarressed.
With all the complaints,lack of games,losing exclusives,high price,sony fanboys crying,and people losing interest overall with the media spreading rumors which makes it extermly hard for Sony to achive this goal.
i love ps3 but come on !
maybe they will sell 10,20,30 million but to throw this out now is just silly !
sing when your winning.
not when your last !
what SONY says or predicts. It's not like they would say anything NEGATIVE. These days, Sony is known for promises and Potential, remember that one?. Yes I will never forget. Neither will I be a fool this GEN.
Just Cut the Damn PRICE Sony and hurry, or Fast forward to 2008, when I feel like the PS3 might be worth a PURCHASE, or even better yet, make Square bring out FFVII:REMAKE this year and you will get my money a lot sooner.
yeh bring the price cut, i was told the PS2 got a price cut of about £100 in the first year, well bring that ammount to a price cut this year for the PS3 and i will buy one. anyway yeh please Sony have a price cut this year, you must spend money to make money.
hanstolo, get ready for a temperature rise buddy!lol
With comments like these from SNE - I can't help but think of Jake Lamotta and them as a Raging Bull - taking a blasting and coming back for more. Then again they've made comments like these hundreds of times. Rememeber this beauty: Autumn 2006 - "We are not in competition with anyone - and the next-generation starts when we say it starts."lol
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe CEO David Reeves told the Web site he was worried less about moving units at the PS3's launch than he was about maintaining sales after early adopters had purchased their systems.
David Reeves - "We have built up a certain brand equity over time since the launch of PlayStation in 1995 and PS2 in 2000 that the first five million are going to buy it, whatever it is, even [if] it didn't have games," he told the site.
Oh I never forget...I think he should of worried about the "LATTER". I had the option of being an early adopter, and chickened out.
Really I don't care about how many they can POTENTIALLY sell. How many they are CURRENTLY NOT selling, due to their strategy this time around, is more important for THEM and thier relationship with DEVELOPERS.
It only matters to me if a game does not come to the PS3 because developers feel like, not enough gamers have it, but then again we have ALTERNATIVES or should I say a really back up console. So no complaints here. Oh yeah Cut the Price..
that's right on. Let's get the system moving along with GAMES before we really crank up the sh1t talking wars. I mean this is all part of SNE's DNA as they've done it for years, but gamers are smarter, older and wiser now and we just don't fall for the hyperbole so easily anymore. Up with games -- Let's go!
If Sony wants my love again they've gotta stop talking and start doing. Start releasing some kickass games, fix the controller cutting out issue and stop touting SIXAXIS until we can actually see what it does. It wouldn't hurt to get a few big companies (Square, Konami for example) to come out and accurately confirm exclusivity for your console.
I've heard so much about potential but I've gotta see results if a company is going to want me to shell out that much cash for their system. I think Sony should be very careful about what they're releasing later this year... if their untested exclusives aren't as absolutely killer-awesome as they're claiming, it's not going to help the cause.
love articles like this....its like "yes...and?"
They aren't likely to say "PS3 will do sh!t" are they.... lol.
Same with all articles like "MS says 360 will conquer"....MS arent gonna say "360 will lose to PS3"
I think it is not only possible for Sony to win the current war, but likely. You guys read way too much internet or listen to that MART guy too much. The PS3 is clearly the best console, hence the price. Don't be surprised when it surpasses the 360 in sales by next years end
And reading between the lines: "Sony believes consumers are mentally impaired, and unable to count past ten"
And in other late breaking news the Turbo Grafx makes a comeback and sells 2 million consoles
And in other late breaking news....."India's economy takes off! Gross family income exceeds $200,000! Spending frenzy begins!"
thats a joke - by the end of the year they should be around that figure i say more 8.5 million
by end of next year they will be way over that and in 1st place
sony if u like it or not is a gaint...its that simple
and when bluray wins the format war - it will just push the sales even more because ppl that arent educated will see blu stock on PS3 and crappy DVD for MS..
the end is near sheep - hope u had fun talking ur trash while ur ahead.. lol id sell ur system now b4 360 become worth cents and u lose out even more then what ur paying out to MS rite now
Given how long sony plans to keep the Ps3 running I wouldn't doubt if they sold tens of millions of units, but to expect a domination like the ps2. Well I just don't see that happening this gen.
All 3 companies are laying down some great systems. Ps3 has put out a monster machine with lots of potential. Ps3 had a a much slower start than I expected but I still keep faith in the system to deliver down the road.
MS has laid out a console that is giving the ps3 a good run for its money, and im pleased with how well they have been executing their system, as I didn't care for their system last gen, I didn't expect them to do this well. I have earned much more respect for MS this gen.
Although I'm not to fond of the Wii their sales are staggering and you can't deny them from the current looks. Wii is definately not another gamecube.
This is in my opinion the most heated console war yet and a great time to be a gamer. But in the end only time will tell so we'll see whats up down the road.
lol.....ok. hasnt every major sysytem sold tens of millions??? clarification would be nice. do they expect 30 mil or 100 mil. i know gamers have their doubts about sonys new system but its only been on the streets for about 7 months and VGwars are not won in a half year. 2 years from now when both systems have price drops one of these sytems is going to take off and sony has the reputation to do damage in the long run.
as for the games..... we got games so stop worrying about us and go play yours.
i think you meant RFOM....GoW and a beta isnt that great of a lineup either
Motorstorm and the Giant crabs are a great lineup for more than $700.00........NOT
We have some amateur analyst on this site. Its funny how people try to predict the future based on their particular bias but if you look at Sony's track record two generations running it overwhelmingly points toward them being able to make the PS3 work.
We live in a society of instant gratification but the fact of the matter is that good games take time to create and the video game scene so to speak has changed. All the hype aside the PS3 is very different than what MOST developers are used to, but that by no means signifies its demise just because some of you really wish it would.
Sony needs to find its place in the current market and they need to work on selling the benefits of the PS3 to developers. But it would be silly to think that a multi million dollar corporation like Sony will just sit by and allow itself to languish, but a story of hardship for those that were once on top is always a good way to attract attention kinda like a really bad car accident.
E3 is looming and I know I am anxious to see what transpires, and so are all of you, and the extreme hate a lot of you display for Sony strikes me as disingenuous. It would do all you "XBOTS" well to give Sony the same leeway you gave MS when the 360 was released because I see more good games on the horizon than the 360 had in that same time period, lest you want to end up putting your foot in your mouth.
And before you XBOTS try to bring up the HYPE that Sony or Sony supporters did in the name of business save it, while MS might not have said the same thing about the 360 they have engaged in their own HYPE activities in the past. Such is business.
But with under 100k selling in April and a decline in sales world wide and price. The possibility of the PS3 doing what its phenomenal counter part the PS2 isn't likely for a few years. like I have said before on this site ganing consoles are trendy and one console can never stay on top for more than atleast two rounds (history has shown that) The 360 and the Wii is just more popular this round, it's not like the PS3 is a horrible console (my 360 fanboy self can't help but laugh at that) You guys will see some good games in 2008 and 2009 but right now it's all about the 360 and the Wii. IMO What you PS3 fans should be doing is writing Sony and tell them to mirror Xbox Live, it could be a big jump for the PS3 and get some of the multiplayer gamers to buy one (just a thought)
Sony in a desparate move to keep from sinking, has requested that it's PS3 be put on the Endangered Species List.
hahahahhahahahahahahhahahahhah ahahahhahahahahahah oh christ that was a good one dude!!!!
haha endangered species = ps3...too true
I was kidding...that joke was terrible...
I know it will but I dont think xbox 360 will go pass the 25 mill they sold last time if they reach that..
i have to completely disagree, epsecially with the line up this year, video marketplace, IPTV, Media Centre, XboxLIVE, HD-DVD add on, etc etc. so yeh i am saying i expect the Xbox 360 to sell way more then the 25million mark which the Xbox 1 sold, especially with the Xbox 360 being more known then the Xbox 1 was.
yea i cant help but disagree with you. M$ is getting ready to start counting the bucks. XBL is flourishing, and they are expanding on it. its only getting better for M$, while Sony wishes and wishes and tells tall tales of the PS3's garanteed sucess.
you were too confident sony.
As soon as the anticipated late '07 and '08 games are released the PS3 sales will most likely explode. I know for sure between now and by the end of this year, I'll have a PS3 as well.
i guess we will have to wait and see.
double post oops
I'll betting Sony barely makes 50,000 units sold this month!!! LMAO Every month has gotten worse and worse for the PS3 (As predicted because only common sense tells us.) Then the following month after that it will only be like 45,000 or something!
How Sony figures to reach even 10 million is beyond me. No 3rd party developer with any financial sense will release a game with such a ridiculous low install base.
And for anybody betting Sony's Apples on 1st party games, remember that these next games are first generation IP's which history has shown us NEVER move systems. It takes proven heavy hitting franchises, AKA Final Fantasy, Metal Gear to do that and by the time they release in 08 it will be WAY to late.
"remember that these next games are first generation IP's which history has shown us NEVER move systems."
Right - Like HALO!!
PRICE!! price will determine winner, go figure wii 250 1st place xbox 400 2nd ps3 600 3rd place, i'm sure if sony droped to 120 like ps2 right now it could outsell wii and 360 with in 4-5 months maybe, or ms could drop price or even wii, we all know they make to much money from that over 50 a console
TheMART, I don't think you are a fan... You are the Man from Xenos, oh sorry, I didn' t thought that you would become 3 red lights of death... Sorry Pal...
if you cant come up with a good put down just keep it simple, like this:
Of course they have to say positive things about PS3, it would sell even less if they say the truth out loud. It goes like this pretty much with every product, not just Sony.
ok well bring on the price cut (hopefully a big one like £100+) and i will be one of those customers.
as i have tried to tell you there are things that will change the next gen war even faster than you believe, and wii dont count as next gen, and 180 launched 19 months ago, and they were all alone, the sales arent impressive for that time frame all alone, you say they cant sell that much, but you dont know when sony unleashes the tides will turn, starting e3
yea...that makes sense man....not
how exactly do you think sony is going to turn the tides?
because i bet theres a bunch of japanese men scratching their heads wondering where they went wrong and how to gain back their dominance.
you sony fans are in total denial, just wait just wait you'll see! we'll come back and kick M$'s ass!
i'd be pretty surprised since -
1. sony won't drop price anytime soon, hardware costs are still too much.
2. a few games no one has ever heard of aren't going to get people to shell out 600 dollars, so stop saying it will. ask the average joe if they know of any good ps3 games. they'll look at you like your insane. ask the average joe about 360 games. their response will be-halo 3-forza 2-gears of war-graw 2- rb6 vegas-fight night3, and those are just a few- people know and love these games for being on the 360, and dont recognize some of them as being released on the ps3.
Sony says PS3 will part the red sea, end hubger, the war in iraq bc the cell is so powerful and its a roomba.
seriously guys the Cell is so powerful that omg I cant even describe it, it's like god's right hand. It's like omg I cant believe how blind you guys are it's cell guys, c'mon it's cell. C E L L,......... cell.
BTW what's roomba?
that Sony makes these claims. For one you can go online and see how many units they are selling every week, or at least every month. I don't think todays consumer is as ill informed as Sony would like to think they are. I think at a $600 price point people will research at least a little bit and go more with pricing and available games. Fanboyism will only take you so far when your console is roughly double the competition.
and on top of it are arrogant about it.
1)5 Million people would buy PS3s, even if it didn't have any games!
2) Nintendo copied off of us! We invented 3D!
3)The PS3 is a Computer
4)The DS is trailing the PSP
5)The rumble feature had to be removed due to the motion sensor
6)The PS3 is too cheap! People will work more hours to buy PS3
7)There will be 2 million PS3s at launch!
8)Next Generation will start with the PS3
9) We are not arrogant!
10) “The PlayStation 3 is a computer. We do not need the PC.”
Phil Harrison, president of Sony Computer Entertainment’s Worldwide Studios, in an interview with GameSpot
11)“We Dont Care”
SCEA boss Kaz Hirai in an interview at Tokyo game show when asked about the Ps3’s competition.
12) “I have no concerns about the competition.”
Phil Harrison, president of Sony Computer Entertainment’s Worldwide Studios speaking at the Game Developer Conference15
13)“Wii is not a core gaming device. It’s more of a gimic"
Sony Australia & New Zealand general manager Nic Foster in an interview with the Sydney morning herald’s Asher Moses
14)“Microsoft is not a technology company.”
Nobuyuki Idei, Sony chief corporate adviser in an interview with BBC NEWS
15)“PS2’s Dual Shock controller is the de-facto industry standard for video games.” And “We define the standard for the man-machine interface for playing games.”
16) “The idea of a handheld rivalry with Nintendo is an irrelevance. Those formats don’t appear in our planning. It’s not a fair comparison; not fair on them, I should stress. That sounds arrogant, maybe, but it’s the truth. With the DS, it’s fair to say that Nintendo stepped out of the technical race
Phil Harrison, president of Sony Computer Entertainment’s Worldwide Studios in an interview with MCV comparing the DS and the PSP
17)"PS3 is ten times more powerful than a home computer".
18)"Digital tricks have allowed engineers to render games in near movie-like quality."
19)According to the recent statements made by Ken Kutaragy, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, the next gaming console made by the company, the PS3, will be able to run images at a staggering frequency of 120 frames per second.
Kutaragy didn't seem too upset with not having a display capable of showcasing the PS3's imaging capabilities, but just knowing that when that TV set arrives the console will be there to take advantage of its possibilities is enough.(yeah)
This is an interesting video
Ok, lets say for the sake of argument that there are 20 million gamecube owners, 24 million xbox owners, and 100 million ps2 owners. Now being somewhat logical I would say that pretty much guarantees the wii will sell at least 20 million, xbox 360 will sell at least 24 million. I will say that the likelihood of the ps3 selling 100 million is way out of hand but think of it like this. If the wii fanbase doubles, if the 360 fanbase doubles and if the ps3 fanbase reduces by half all 3 consoles sell in the 40-50 million range. Would anyone call that figure a failure?
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