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3 Reasons Sony PS3 Sales Are Soaring

Steven Burke at ChannelWeb writes:
"Here are three reasons why Sony's PS3 is beating Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT)'s Xbox 360 in the marketplace."

1. Sony PS3 Is A Better Value Than Xbox 360
Check it out. For $349.99 from Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) you get the new lighter and slimmer PS3 with a 250 Gbyte hard drive, built in Blu-Ray disc player (yes Blu-Ray!), built-in WiFi lets you access the Internet and the FREE PlayStation Network, where you can download exclusive games, movies, TV shows.

2. The PlayStation Network Is Better Than Xbox Live
PlayStation got it right with its Free service to gamers offering unmatched games and game content along with robust Blu-Ray video content from Netflix and major studios.

3. PS3 Is A More Reliable And Better Engineered Product Than Xbox 360.
Yes, engineering and reliability matter particularly for hard core gamers that are banging on a system day in and day out.

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GWAVE2920d ago

Interesting points. It's also interesting how the media is ignoring this. In Japan, when the 360 sold more than the PS3 -- even if for just a week -- the media jumped all over it with "is PS3 doomed?" and "will the 360 rise in the land of the rising sun?" Even though the sales numbers were still quite small, the media gave us the excuse "Oh, but Microsoft is beating Sony in their HOME TERRITORY! OMG!"

So, where is everyone now? Sony is beating Microsoft in their home territory here in the USA. OMG! WHERE IZ TEH NEWZ???

Greywulf2920d ago

but man, this must be what 360 owners were reading all that time..

"ok the ps3 is better, why? Because it just is"

I think its an early celebration, 600k banned consoles is going to boost the sales Gwave. I wouldn't be shocked if MS makes it out on top next month

ThatCanadianGuy2920d ago

"So, where is everyone now? Sony is beating Microsoft in their home territory here in the USA. OMG! WHERE IZ TEH NEWZ???"

News like that is just swept under the rug by the media.
They wouldn't dare mention anything pro-Sony.Less they enjoy looking like hypocrites after all their failed "PS3 doom & gloom" predictions.

raztad2920d ago

Agree that those 600K-1000K banned accounts will boost xbox sales substantially, probably better than the Elite price cut.

ico922920d ago

oh no he didnt..lol

but anyways he fogot to mention the games library which as of 2009 has appeard to be more attractive than the 360's i mean uncharted 2,killzone 2, demosn souls, infamous, a crack in time not to mention in 2010 with 2 epic games being released in the same month God of war 3 and the system shifter gran turismo 5, i think you can say that the ps3 has yet to reach its peak its only gonna get better from here. :)

darthv722920d ago

It makes it sound like you can get bluray content from netflix. Technically true, but anybody with a bluray player can get that from netflix. The sketchy wording implies streaming from netflix (the way it looked to me).

Leave out the "bluray" part of that point and it makes more sense. As for psn being better...that part is subjective.

Point 1 is ok. Heck for $50 more than the 120gb unit you get double the capacity. Nothing wrong with that.

Point 3 is questionable. I don't "bang" on my consoles. Never had and never will. The question of reliability really points to the newer sku's for both. Both are much better than they were when they were first released. That is common place in the evolution of tech.

SullyDrake2920d ago

And I own both consoles.

LastPlaceConsole2920d ago

Point 1 = Opinion

Point 2 = lol no

Point 3 = Yes it's probably true

Horny2920d ago

Point 1: it is a better value, u get more for the amount you pay.
Point 2: Subjective, Live has slightly more feature but PSN is free, and for people who just want to play free is better. PSN arguably has the better games.
Point 3: Statistically speaking true, but both condoles have better reliability now.

edgeofblade2920d ago

I love to see PS3 fanboys throwing a hissy fit, claiming the media is broken or there is an MS conspiracy.

table2920d ago (Edited 2920d ago )

atleast those ps3 fanboys can see a biased article staring them in the face. It's not childish to see that for the past 3 years there have been pro 360 articles far far worse than this one hitting n4g week in week out. Maybe now you can relate to the pro 360 bias in the media. It's not a conspriracy, it is just plain fact.

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mint royale2920d ago (Edited 2920d ago )

LOL @ GWAVE complaining about the media ignoring the ps3 doing well in an article.... about the ps3 doing well....

As for why, it has had a pricecut and redesign that has made it more valuable to more people. People that were sitting on the fence are now buying. The games that have been released over the last 2 years have also increased this value. Simple.

ultimolu2920d ago

Still waiting for that 'ZOMG, TEH PS3 CAN'T BEAT TEH 360 IN THE U.S!!!' comment. :)

It was only a matter of time. Time was always a key factor here. Sony waited for the perfect opportunity to strike.

darthv722920d ago

price is lower and they are marketing it with clever ads.

kws10652920d ago (Edited 2920d ago )

it is US-based website or company. You know that.

Edit: Or, maybe they are waiting for Christmas sales where MS drops it's Arcade SKU down to 149 + 100 dollars gift card on each purchase and see the top sale over PS3 during that time?

sikbeta2920d ago

"Point 1 = Opinion

Point 2 = lol no

Point 3 = Yes it's probably true"

WTF?

Point 1 = Opinion?:

"For $349.99 from Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) you get the new lighter and slimmer PS3 with a 250 Gbyte hard drive, built in Blu-Ray disc player (yes Blu-Ray!), built-in WiFi lets you access the Internet and the FREE PlayStation Network, where you can download exclusive games, movies, TV shows"

.This is not an opinion, is a FACT

Point 2 = lol @ you

"The PlayStation Network Is Better Than Xbox Live
PlayStation got it right with its Free service to gamers offering unmatched games and game content along with robust Blu-Ray video content from Netflix and major studios"

.We can discuss about this, but you can't say xbox live is better only because of XGc an Game invites...

"but...but...Is betterz becuze we payz for itz" -_-

Point 3 = probably true?

. +50% failure rate isn't probably BAD, is really f*cking BAD

"PS3 Is A More Reliable And Better Engineered Product Than Xbox 360.
Yes, engineering and reliability matter particularly for hard core gamers that are banging on a system day in and day out"

.There is not "probably" here when you have a reliable console that don't burn up your house after 2 hours of gaming lol

jadenkorri2920d ago (Edited 2920d ago )

that Microsoft kicked 600k-1 million people off of live, rather than say they prob gonna lose customers, everyone claim there gonna go buy another 360 and sales will increase. Yes some will, it seems MS believes kicking people in the nads once will keeps them coming back. I dunno, but if i went to bestbuy and got kicked in the nads each time, then walk into futureshop and didn't, im sure anyone would start going there instead.

@ edgeofblade
not saying theres a MS conspiracy, more over lack of journalism, one site claimed the new dualshock controller removed sixaxis where as also claimed some games you couldn't play if it used sixaxis. It was the most pathetic article ever. Yet all the 360 fanboys defended it like it was the truth.

DaTruth2920d ago (Edited 2920d ago )

MS kicked many people in the nads with RROD and they came back! Not only that but they defend the nad kicking because, they fix your shattered nads after for free for three years until three years is up and then they leave your shattered nads in the garbage bag between your legs.

Don't blame MS for thinking that, history proves it's true!

TheReaper422920d ago

yeah.. the same people who keeps coming back to MS after getting kicked, raped, groped, etc etc, will continue to do so. GF got raped by MS? No problem, you just give her a nice clean shower and hand her right back to MS for 2nd's and 3rd's and 4th raping.

TotalPS3Fanboy2919d ago (Edited 2919d ago )

360 gamer: "oh wise man, why are the PS3 sales soaring?"

Wiseman: "you're an idiot."

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ThatCanadianGuy2920d ago

1) Price.
You can now get the only true next gen console for $299.Fantastic deal.

2)Games.
It actually has games..unlike it's last gen rival, the 360.
Not only that, but the highest rated games as well.

3) It only does everything.
Nuff said.

YLOD Service Tech2920d ago

Funny how that "last gen" 360 has better graphics than the current gen PS3.

cereal_killa2920d ago

God not while I'm drinking ROFLMMFAO name 1 Exclusive Muppet just 1 oh and when I say exclusive I mean not on the PC.

Obama2920d ago

"Funny how that "last gen" 360 has better graphics than the current gen PS3."

Another delusional bot. The best looking 360 game is gears of war 2, and it's has been defeated by Uncharted 1. When people talk about best graphics, they think of the ps3 not the gimpbox 360.

RedDragan2920d ago

People compare Killzone 2 with Crysis, even PC enthusiast's.

There is no game on the 360 that people compare with Crysis, because the 360 is not capable of that kind of grpahical output.

cyborg69712920d ago

These are the same reasons the 360 is nose diving.

Foliage2920d ago

And people compare Crysis with Uncharted

Uncharted 2 was overkill. :D

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LeonSKennedy4Life2920d ago

Every Gamestop employee is still telling consumers to buy the 360...

...so, what's the point?

hotrod0072920d ago

I happen to be a Gamestop employee. When I sell a system, I talk about the pros and cons of both systems. The only positive thing I can mention about 360 is some of the exclusive titles out. Other than that, there is nothing good to talk about. I tell them that they're probably gonna have to send their system in for repair within the next year, and to plan on replacing games because the cheap drive puts rings on the discs. I've been in gaming retail for about 7 years and I have NEVER seen a system with the problems a 360 has.

blackpanther252920d ago

most gamestops that used to be pro microsoft are now all going crazy for ps3. I spent a good hour in there once talking about Uncharted 2 and god of war.

LeonSKennedy4Life2920d ago

Good to hear, guys. I'm a Game Stop employee too.

I try to be as unbiased as possible. If a kid asks me which system to buy a multi-plat on, I tell him/her the truth...which is usually a minuscule graphical difference...with the 360 having the slight edge, of course. Then, I tell them to just go with whatever system more of their friends are playing on. That way, you'll have more fun. Also, the controller factors in. FPS's on the 360's pad and RPG's/Fighters/Action on the PS3's pad.

Of course, the PS3 has a split fish controller that's EXACTLY like the 360's pad. Lols. It has a better d-pad too.

Bubbles for being good Game Stop employees, guys. There are very few of us.

: )

euchreprof2920d ago (Edited 2920d ago )

Let me wight this... 60% chance of console breaking within the first year + a grain of salt better graphics on multiplat games + like 2 exclusives in 2009 OR... PS3 which does/has everythig but does not break??? Hard one to figure out.

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The real killer2920d ago

Only a year ahead and still second and soon third bot.

baum2920d ago

Don't worry bot, you'll get it next holiday