Leigh Alexander of Gamasutra writes: "Sony's shooting to hit 13 million PlayStation 3 consoles sold worldwide this fiscal year, says Sony executive VP Kaz Hirai, and he tells media outlets he's "confident" the company can achieve its target."
13 million this fiscal year?
Yup, fiscal year and I don't see 13 million being far fetched as next month FF13 lands along with GOW3 and GT5 in march (that is when the fiscal year ends). All 3 can move loads of consoles.
Don't forget when FFXIII hits in Japan. I see a serious surge in sales when that game drops next month.
I think they can. It's not the calendar year and in March GT5 and God of War 3 is being released just before the end of the fiscal year. Jackpot.
pretty sure they can make that even before the end of their fiscal year, so this holiday in JP they have FFXIII, in EU and USA new PS3 owners have MW2 & Uncharted 2 two of the best fall release tittles of this year not counting Demon Souls, Killzone 2, Infamous, and all the great multiplat tittle out there too, when it come to having the games to make the sale the ps3 is a clear winner, it a little more adds they can probably move more then 13 especially with the tittle coming right before the end of FQ2009 GOW3, GT5, FFXIII for the rest of the world, Bioshock 2 and a A$$ loads of other tittle, just spend more in add sony it will play off big time
They really need to change the name soon. Sony Online Service the first thing I thought was SOS (Save our System) lol. Go ahead and disagree fanboys, as most of you should know by now I prefer the PS3 over the other consoles.
+Bubbles for not being a fanboy
Just wait for the Christmas rush.. :D
Kazuo is Right, he knows FF13 can do that number by its own, leave alone The Real Driving Simulator and the monster sales Oh.. and God of War of course
how much is it at right now? i think me and my brother will contribute 2 to the total sales...lol, and i will finally become a multiconsole owner (somewhat..still dont have or plan to own a wii) i just need to remember to buy the xcm controller converter along with it...just wont ever get the hang of the shape of the ds3 (dont hate me for it...lol)
Not only will PlayStation®3 sell 13 million units, but it will exceed past that mark. With the price being at an all time low enriched with AAA games across the board, it's easy to see why PS3 is the worldwide leader in consumer electronics and interactive software. 13 million is nothing but a step in the future and another victory for Sony as they have acheived to outsell Microsoft's abysmal Xbox 360 once again. Having done so in 2007 and 2008, this will be the third straight year that Sony's monster machine holds victorious when facing head to head competition against Microsoft. Face it Microslaves, the PlayStation brand is a household name that is implanted into the minds of consumers everywhere. Xbox 360 is nothing more than a blip in the wind when you compare it not only to PlayStation®3 but other consoles in the past. Your console is an embarassment to gamers everywhere and a disgrace to the rich history of gaming. To finally see your damned console vanquish brings tears of joy to Dark Sniper's eyes as PS3 marches easily into 13 million homes this year and your console couldnt even match halfway. There is still the PS2 for you to compete with Microslaves. Maybe you should focus your competition on that console before graduating to where the big boys play. $niper
couldn't have said it better myself
lmfao, he's back. Awesome. Have a bubble sniper.
lol how does this guy do it, i always have to read what this guy says. ill give you another bubble to add to all your other billions of sophisticated bubbles youve over time, earned.
IS BACK -----------------> now its ime for his arch nemisis Zhuk to show up Some thought sony were silly for predicting what they did. Same ol same ol i suppose....sony are just doing sony whilst the doubting media will have to find new axes to grind.
Zhuk has evolve to something else. I'm pretty sure he is still around, trolling
At $299 is hard not to expect skyhigh sells this holiday season. GoW3 is coming soon, FF 13, and october was an explosion of exclusive releases and Multi plats, which is why im now broke and cant buy any games until GoW 3 (I have plenty of games to play so no prob ;)
Sony's fiscal year ends in March 2010, so it's not unrealistic I guess.
double negative ftw
13 Billion loss is more possible!
yup on the 360 :)
definitely on the 360. It's a crash and burn console.
I would be surprised if it wasnt atleast close given the current sales trends.
You know I just noticed; I haven't really seen an "PS3 is doomed" articles. I'm guessing the gaming media have run out of the creative juices to write out how PS3 and Sony is a "sinking ship". It's pretty hard to write those articles right about now when evidence to the contrary are stacking up higher and higher by the day. It's good to see Sony making the proper moves now. Their marketing strategy is doing really well and the gaming lineup starting early next year is awesome. Plus, their plans for new apps for the PS3 in the future are looking solid. Great times ahead for Sony.
I think it's safe to say 13 million by March will be easy breezy beautiful cover girl.
^^^ Umm...yeah...I guess that's an....interesting way of looking at it lol
i love/hate Sony for releasing all those exclusive that they know i'll buy everyone one of them.So Where's my money man where's my money? It's with Sony man it's with Sony is what i tell people whenever asked about my finances:P Go Sony!
To achieve dat # all they gotta do is make a GoW3 bundle and a gt5 bundle and a ff13 bundle and boom!!! Easiest 13 million
at this point they've sold 4.8 million I believe the article said for this fiscal year (were early in Q3). They have to sell 8.2Million in these 5-6 months. While I wish it was possible, I don't see it happening. GoW will probably move 1.3m Consoles, GT5 will move some odd 2m, FFXIII I don't see moving "Millions". I wish Sony the best, the more they sell the more PS3 owners like me get better deals but 13M is...alot.
I think you are seriously underestimating the impact of FF13 and GT5 in Japan, and GT5 in Europe in moving consoles. Time will tell.
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your damn right there ken! at over 50% failure rate I wouldn't be surprised if this does happen
...the October 2009 NPD USA Numbers of 249.7K xBox 360's sold, 200.7K are ChatBots re-buying the xBox 360 because of RRoD!!! ;-D
is a possibility seeing that FF XIII is gonna be released soon!
FF13 will shift an immense number of consoles in Japan as will GT5 right at the end of the financial year....in Japan alone those 2 games will move a ridiculous amount of consoles. And with the price cut, it'll sell extremely well in the US and Europe/PAL territory over the holidays. 13m consoles doesn't seem far fetched to me at all.
I agree the worse part about sony is they can be a bit generic from time to time Examples SOS Sony Online Service PSN Playstation Network Now think about the more catchy names Apple "iTunes" not Apple Music Xbox Live not Xbox Online Service I am not saying to copy them right out but be unique It all goes back to marketing by SONY I dont think they get the style people attach to anymore like they once did, when PS1 came out they got it now days Im not sure what they are thinking over there
Sony Connect Sony PressPlay Sony Go! Etc... I think they are taking the literal approach that has worked for Google. Google Mail Google Docs Google Video etc etc PlayStation Network PlayStation Home PlayStation Video etc etc Maybe rename Network into PlayStation Connect...it evokes the connections they are going to try and create through having all products connecting to the same service, is a name they already have the trademark too and still means the same as Network at a base level.
God of War 2 sold about 2.5 million copies and that was at the END of the PS2 generation. I doubt God of War 3 is going to sell as much considering the largely smaller userbase of PS3's. I don't think GoW is going to do much at all, but the real winner is Final Fantasy 13 and Gran Turismo. Unfortunately, Sony lost exclusivity of FF13 (a major blow to their sales) but at least it's exclusive in Japan. I remember a couple months ago some demo or something along those lines came to Japan for FF and PS3 sales boosted. Wait till they get the whole damn game. I absolutely hate the racing sim gen, and I hate both Forza 3 and GT5 but I cannot deny their success and their popularity. I'm surprised at how popular GT is, and I do expect it boost PS3 sales too-- but I wonder about the sales for this one too. Only time will tell.
God of War 2 sold about 2.5 million copies and that was at the END of the PS2 generation. I doubt God of War 3 is going to sell as much considering the largely smaller userbase of PS3's. I don't think GoW is going to do much at all, but the real winner is Final Fantasy 13 and Gran Turismo. Unfortunately, Sony lost exclusivity of FF13 (a major blow to their sales) but at least it's exclusive in Japan. ............................. ............................... ............. you are a dull chap, when GOW 2 came out, most people had already stoped playing the ps2, i stoped, i never played gow2, but i have the collection now. saying gow3 would not move console is absolutely ridiculous.. what a waste of time you were
what i thought after reading his comment!
I think they'll be able to accomplish this feat easily.
Dark Sniper and Ken Kutaragi be quiet 360 owners don't care ps3 sucks
Was any better than the ps2. Graphics is the same . Look at god of war 1 and 2 and compared it to any xbot360 games . why is live better ??? online - yeah right ( everyone fkn lags from time to time depending on your connectivity ) netflix - the service blows - no new arrivals ( psn video delivery trumps that ) avatar - try home . at least avatar actually move in an enviroment with some serious content. cross chat - bots want it more on the ps3 than ps3 owners want it on the ps3 - I don't think anyone really gives a fk about cross game chat. I hate chatting its why i text on my phone . facebook twiiter - the bots can actually have all of it bots do you have a web browser to watch videos .(answer is no) IF THE 360 WAS TO EVER RUN HOME IT WILL CRASH AND BURN. I CAN GUARANTEED IT
The Ps3 is a true Machine, are you serious 3d!! like wtf, no one can tell me it's not needed cause as for me I am so temped to try it. ALL PS3 CONSOLE ARE UPGRADEABLE TO 3D!
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