How are the Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3 performing against themselves and each other when compared to previous years?
Damn the 360 is about 5 mill ahead from being 3rd place the Wii already won
"Damn the 360 is about 5 mill ahead from being 3rd place" aint it used to be 8 or 9 because of that head year start ??
LOL, seriously Wxer. It's OKAY. You don't have to counter every pro-360 statement. Relax..we know the 360 is losing steam but its STILL in second place in North America. Why don't we talk about how the PS3 won Black Friday and STILL lost to the 360 in North America in November? Its like you don't even try to hide the fact that your a fanboy, almost as if you think its OKAY to be a fanboy. Yeah 360 had a one year head start, but didn't Sony have 10 years of dominance in the gaming industry before the 360 came out? What happened to all those "loyal" Sony fans from the PS1 and PS2 days? Why aren't they buying PS3s?
We're getting there.
Well, in one year Sony cut that lead down to 5. By next year we could be talking a mere one million unit lead if that. And I don't count the Wii. The Wii is in its own category.
You do know the ps3 has been selling faster than the 360 right ? and did the 360 start at 700 bucks ? and I think you forgot about the economic crisis? You only have to see the ps3 sales # when it had the price cut to know a lot of people were waiting for it to cost less. Think b4 you post plz.
rofl wexr the 360 was at 6 Million after its st year, not 9, fool. So it took right now 3 years for Sony to make 1 Million good.
To clear things up, Microsoft shipped 8-10 million into stores and they sold around 6.5 million to customers. And the Wii doesn't count. Do you count the DS or PSP in this generation? No.
Hey Madden, can u use your tellestrator to describe the monumental amount of consoles MS stuffed the channel with to get to that 10M sold mark? Describe in detail how a paultry 1.5M consoles were delivered in the next 2 quarters and don't forget to include how MS execs. made the excuse of manufacturing delays. And I agree with you on the Wii not being a part of this generation. I don't care if it released in the same time frame, it still has the guts of a GC and it is still bested by the PS2 as far as graphics go and it still looks like azz on my HDTV.
"You do know the ps3 has been selling faster than the 360 right ? and did the 360 start at 700 bucks ? and I think you forgot about the economic crisis? You only have to see the ps3 sales # when it had the price cut to know a lot of people were waiting for it to cost less. Think b4 you post plz." 1. Yes, I know the PS3 has been selling faster than the 360 and its STILL in 3rd place in North America. 2. No the 360 did NOT start at 700 bucks cause if it did it would been a failiure lol. 3. Economic crisis? Lol, the American economy is sooo bad that people STILL prefer to be pay $50 a year for XBL, deal with RROD, and pay an extra $100 for Wi-fi. The PS3 Slim offers the BEST value in home entertainment history(Free online, built in Wi-fi, built in Blu-ray player, rechargable controller, more energy efficient that the 360, more reliable than the 360, the highest rated exclusives around, Playstation Home, game sharing, unlimited amount of friends, and an Internet Browser) and even in this economic crisis the 360 is STILL winning out. 4. 360 had their WORST year ever and STILL outsold the PS3 in NA when PS3 had a price drop and Uncharted 2, Demon Souls, Infamous, and KZ2(my goty). How will 2010 be any different when the 360 ACTUALLY has games and gets yet another price drop?
Wow, just wow. That's all I have to say about your rants.
The PS3 hit 11 million, as they predicted, increasing by 6.5% in market share, and decreasing the gap from 8.5 million to 5.7 million. And the 360, a couple months ago claimed to be "the only console to grow" this year sold about 2 million less than last year.
@above - The amount of time MS has blatantly lied to everyone this gen is unbelievable. I can understand their marketing strategies to create misconceptions to consumers in order to sell stuff e.g. Halo Wars, Xbox 360 Arcade. But they lie so much in their PR bullsh*t that it's not funny.
lol guy, this all you got, the only thing that was helping the x360 was THE PRICE, you don't see what's happening NOW that the PS3 is $300 or you don't want to see it? 1.That's cuz it has 1 year less in the market than the x360, if both launched in the same time you could see the difference, but you can't do that, or is too difficult for you? 2.SONY is capable to make a HIGH Price PS3 Console and still sell better than another CHEAP Console with a YEAR HEAD START, if this doesn't say anything to you, man you're LOST "3.1: Economic crisis? Lol, the American economy is sooo bad that people STILL prefer to be pay $50 a year for XBL, The American People HAVE NO CHOICE if they want to PLAY ON-LINE "3.2: deal with RROD, and pay an extra $100 for Wi-fi. If people bought a x360 and get teh RROD, they'll not throw to the window (IRONY lol) and say, "hey, nothing happened here, I'll buy another Console because I wipe my @$$ with money", M$ offer the 3 Year Warranty and a Gold card to play on-line, you really believe people don't want their console to get fixed? "3.3: The PS3 Slim offers the BEST value in home entertainment history(Free online, built in Wi-fi, built in Blu-ray player, rechargable controller, more energy efficient that the 360, more reliable than the 360, the highest rated exclusives around, Playstation Home, game sharing, unlimited amount of friends, and an Internet Browser) and even in this economic crisis the 360 is STILL winning out" We all know the PS3 offer the best but at the beginning Average Joes didn't going to buy a $600 Console just because it give you the best, since they only look at the PRICE, now that the PS3 has an Affordable Price is selling Amazingly, your console of choice is not winning, is only that is has more time in the market than the PS3 and even with that advantage couldn't sell the way The PS3 is doing 4.SO?, Playstation Flagship titles are The Gran Turismo Series, GT5 will be released on March and VARIETY is a KEY on PS Consoles, there isn't any priority over 1 genre as you can see You truly believe that HUGE games sales are important? People buy PS Consoles and then find the Game they like, not just buy the console cuz it has A game they want to play, that's the WHOLE point about VARIETY
flop of 2009!
2006: 360 had 6.5 million lead 2007: 360 had 5.5 million lead 2008: 360 had 7 million lead 2009: 360 have 4-5 million lead 2010: 360 is officially the third console despite the fact it had 1 year head start!
wait i'm i reading this right? did the ps3 just outsell the 360 in that last chart for 09?
it has outsold the 360 since launch,
2010, 2011, and B3YOND
and microsoft was saying that the 360 is the only console to have year by year growth for 2009... lol if this data is almost accurate then damn ps3 is really on a roll with no sign of slow down. have a happy holiday and a good new year!!!
Over a year head start. all da hate the disrespect the name calking and this is the outcome. A YEAR UEAD START AND JUS 5 MILL BEHIND. A YEAR AND ONLY A MERE 5 MILL. UNDERSTAND DA PS3 HAS SOLD FASTER THAN THE XBOT AND NOBODY LOOKS AT DAT. THEY SAID IT WONT SELL AND THE INSTALL WAS THIS AND THAT BUT IF U LOOK AT IT. IF THEY WERE RELEASED AT DA SAME TIME GUESS WHO WOULD BE IN A DISTANT THIRD. PS3 IS SELLING LIKE HOTCAKES BUT THE OTHERSIDE IS SO BLINDED AND RETARDED THAT THEY BELIEVE WAT THEY WANT. PS3 FTW. LOOK AT DA NUMBERS. 2011 DA PS3 WILL PASS THE XBOX. I WONDER WAT THE EXCUSE WILL BE THEN
OMG WAT A POSTE.DAT WOZ WIKID!!
You honestly think that Microsoft is worried about Sony chopping into the lead? There will be ebbs and flows in the Console Race. Microsoft knows this. And by the way... So does Sony. It was planned. And expected. And Microsoft was just waiting for it. Sony is chasing. They're desperate. It was the fastest slimming down of a console EVER and Microsoft still hasn't played that card. Sony HAD to do something. And they had to do it in 2009. Why? Because 2010 will be a slaughter. Especially in the Fall. Sony has played their last hand in this generation. All they have left is a price drop or two. And that won't happen for another year or two. Microsoft still has: An inevitable slimming down of the console. Maybe in 2010. Two price drops in the next year. Heavy hitting franchises next year. And Project Natal. Wow. And the PS3 will look like a hand-me-down BluRay Player when Microsoft releases an XBOX360 Slim with Natal embedded. At a cheaper price. :-) It's over. Deal with it. I find the hypocritical PS3 Fans hilarious. First, it was "a marathon, and not a sprint". Now, those rules have changed apparently. Pathetic.
what happened to the "with the current number ps3 is selling it will take it 5 years to reach current 360 sales" ?? i thought ps3 will lost this gen and will be always third with the least support from third party??? hmmm strange, i also thought that 360 had 7 million ahead of ps3, oh wait 10 million according to green burg and now its only 5 million? hmm strange!!! lets face it, 360 will be distant third this gen and wii second and u know who will be the first!! @UPDATE 360 already had 1 main price cut and 5 temporary price cuts through their retailer partners!! so price cuts wont help the 360 much!! maybe the slim with more reliable hardware will help to at least keep the competition for 2010!! but beyond that i really doubt they can compete at all if they already not released a new console!!!
Let me guess.. vgchartz is good now since it has good news for Sony.
Let me guess.. vgchartz is bad now since it has bad news for the X360. We get it, can we stop making these posts?
no still numbers for ps3 are biased... so it's less than 5,7 mln
diatom.. Sorry, but who are the ones that complain that vgchartz are biased, of course, until it has good news about PS3. Who are the ones that complain most sites are biased on their reviews about PS3 games, then will agree with the sites when there's good reviews on PS3 games, but then go back to calling the sites biased afterwards?
Why do the X'ies find it so hard to comprehend that VG has shown time and time again that it undertracks the PS3. They can only undertrack it so much though. So yes VGC is still biased. The PS3 is probably doing better than these numbers.
VGchartz still missing 1-2 million ps3!! so the lead is less than 5.7 million!! and if u stop counting the defected consoles for 360 then ps3 is already surpassed the 360 long time ago with sales!!
I'm waiting for E3 numbers it will be fun to watch :)
I will only say... good numbers for ps3,hope the next year will be even better ;)
lol cozzo, what a dumb kid :D
The year of 2010 is looking just as good for the PS3. We see block busters like GT5, GOW3, Heavy Rain, etc coming. Along with multiplatform titles like BFBC2. Look for summer 2010 for the PS3 to take over second place and never look back.
VGC is now a PRO Sony site cause their numbers are really great for the PS3 community, lol :D
Yes the gap is closing fast between the 360 and PS3. Was there really any doubt? IMO and from past actions from that site in inflating 360 sales and deflating PS3 sales I can only assume that the 5M+ gap is actually a million+ LOWER. IMO I think VGC has inflated the 360 numbers by a million or so vs. deflating the PS3 numbers by a million or so. Why do I say this? Since the launch of the PS3 it has OUTSOLD the 360 WW yet if you look at VGC they have the 360 outselling the PS3 WW every year. Funny how they can do that when the official numbers we get from Sony and MS in their sales reports add up to the PS3 outselling the 360 WW every year. So my estimation is this PS3 31.5M 360 34M and change In the end though, I am happy for the sucess of BOTH systems because it mears better games and a better network with more features as MS and Sony trade punch after punch. So go Sony and go 360. As for the Wii? IMO it is no more a part of THIS generation than the PS2 is so it does not count. Again this is MY opinion so it does not make it true. RAmen and Merry FSMas and a Noodly New Year to all!!!!!
This is why I think 2010 will be PS3's peak year. If you were keeping track of the year on year trend PS3 was falling behind 2008's lousy numbers up until the price cut where it was down by over 1 million units from 2008 but in just a month and a half of the price cut they erased that decline and look how much the PS3 is up now. Think what 12 months at this price point will do.
I suppose it's possible with GOW3, FF13, GT5 and a slew of other big games coming out but IMO I think the PS3's peak year will happen when it hits the $199 price point. I am not sure on the exact numbers but I believe the PS2 sold around 70% of its consoles at the $199 and lower price point.
hey peak number it can mean breaking point for PS3. Remember that more PS3 users generate more PS3 users friends od 1st ps3 users.
Everyone posting here must own MS or Sony or Nintendo to care about sales......................... .................... and I do mean the company and not just the consoles..................
I have seen this arguement time and time again and I still do not understand the logic behind it. I care as do many others about console sales because without NEW customers buying the console that I own what is the incentive for Sony or 3rd parties to continue to support it with new games and services? So the MORE consoles that are sold means the LONGER and more NUMEROUS the games and choices I will have in the coming years. Profit is the bottom line in any company and with more PS3's sold Sony will have ever more reasons to support the console as will 3rd parties. Make sense?
All of the consoles have sold enough units to receive continued support from their manufacturers and third parties. Leaving Wii poor third party software sales aside. All the sales numbers now are just ammunition for the fanboys, such as yourself, to flame over.
I think fanboy is too strong a term to describe you after reading some of your other posts in this thread. Ardent PS3 supporter perhaps?
I am not one to take offense to words in a post on a videogame blog. Yes ardent PS3 supporter is probably a valid representation of who I am. I only have a PS3 but I realize that without the 360 the PS3 and especially the PSN would not have as much to offer. And perhaps (IMO not likely) the quality of 1st and 2nd party PS3 games would not be as good. Competition is always a good thing for consumers and I hope that MS continues to go ballz out in their fight with Sony and NOT go the way of the Wii. My guess is they will go just as hard at both which I believe Sony will do as well with their yet to be released motion controls.
but i disagree. Not everyone, sales are interesting but I get way more into some new game reveal or new trailer =) still...there are quite a few shareholders
@ dog believs "So the MORE consoles that are sold means the LONGER and more NUMEROUS the games and choices I will have in the coming years. " So where are games for wii ? Where are those 3-4 milion sellers from third party studios ? Wii is treated like a toy so no wonder that they don't buy games. Nintendo probably is earning less that both Sony and MS because main money comes from certification ! It's good to have console that you earn on it but if you are not earning on third party games you are screwd up.
Wow PS3 has really caught up to that dvd player....that 1 yr head start means nothing
16 months lead in Europe actually, and PS3 is now officially in the lead there. MS and MS fans used the 'others' on VG chartz to suggest they were in the lead there, when in actual fact those 'others' were Australia and other regions not European. now the PS3 has the lead over all the 'others' but they had lead in Europe for around 5 months now
I don't trust VGChartz...but they usually give a rough idea of how both systems are doing. I would imagine it's something like 30-31 million for PS3 35-36 million for 360 All in all, that year head start and rush to market with a faulty product is looking ever so more redundant every time sales data is brought out. Sony is catching up FAST and only a fool will say otherwise. The difference is shrunk dramatically and I think Natal will be MS's last chance to hold their position.
PS Fans make me laugh, they freak out when it gains one mil, and claim everything is biased agaist the PS3, the PS3 botched its launch, and they got nailed for it, arrogance got SONY where they are, now they have humbled up and recognized they have a true competitor Xbox Fans make me laugh, they claim PS fans are lame for claiming biased but when the RROD got so much media, they said its was "over hyped" Bottom line= All these gaming fans are nuts
I never ever checked how well Acer is selling though. Never even wondered how Nike´s sales are, as I wear them all the time. Why would I care how Microsoft or Sony are doing? Don´t say just don´t click it, because this is where all the comments are on N4G, and for someone who doesn´t care about sales, the word-fights on these articles can be pretty funny. Can anyone explain to me why I should care, besides them being close competitors so we get better games in the end. I want no winner in this battle.
I understand where your coming from, but I think your examples are not a proper apples to apples comparison. Your Acer computer has lots of the same guts as other name brands,a OS thats shared by other types,and uses software just like any other Windows PC. If Acer went away tommorow, it probably wouldnt effect you in the least. You could still buy "somthing somthing 2010 software" next year and run it on it just fine. If HP went under tommorow, I wouldnt care myself. Same for Nike.Shoes wear out,you get new shoes.Shoes need no spare parts,software updates, and likely even the shoelaces are universal with other brands. You just would have to buy Reeboks next time. Now a game console system??? The new game train dries up,support for online goes away,any games that do come may be crappy ports and may cost MORE....etc. Ask anyone who bought a Dreamcast new. It sucks to have semi state of the art console thats already obsolete in your entertainment system, while other brands have older systems that still manage to thrive (PS2, cough, Nintendo, cough) Im satisified at this point that none of the three consoles on the market are going the Dreamcast route,but ive tried to be careful in the past which console(s) to back,and which to leave alone. The videogame crash of the mid 80's was my first lesson in that as my Colecovision was snuffed out. My portable Atari Lynx also never realized its full potenitial.
But shouldn´t that make gamers be voting for close competition, instead of a big winner? I don´t own an X-box, but there's no way I want Microsoft to leave the market. Off topic, I have that Lynx aswell, only old game-system I have.Can´t really call it a portable, because it´s like a quarter of a Wii in size. Got it real cheap, dropped a third in price in a months time, back then, and the games were almost as cheap as bubble-gum (I bought 20, never found any others though, after that)
I'd rather have competition too. This gen is fierce for that.In the past, other consoles dominated the landscape. Sounds great if your a fan of that system,but what innovation was delayed because the NES killed all? Or how much faster would the PS2 have dropped in price or maybe even embraced online gaming more if it had more competition?? The fanboy rants seem counterproductive to me too.MS isnt going anywhere. Sony isnt going anywhere. Multiplats make money all over. Yeah the Lynx was big.The Lynx II was a little more manageable.But spec wise,it was quite the powerhouse compared to the Game Boy and in color! Not that any of that mattered in the end (funny how Nintendo has a knack for making hardware thats not cutting edge but rolls over the competition anyway.Wii anyone??) Anyway, yeah the Lynx games were cheap once the system died and no new ones replaced it.I usually just played Warbirds on it anyway (linked up to my dads).
Looking at those numbers. It seems that world IS going to accept video games as a mainstream entertainment media (wheter they like it or not). Imagine if every one of those consoles sold 100 million+ by the end of their life cycle. That's 3 times more then the previous generation. Once a billion gaming devices hit the worldwide audience, it's going to be difficult time for Fox and other anti-gaming community to put up a straight face. -Go Figure!
A "Fox and Friends" segment that put some guest clown on with a view opposing yours, doesnt make the whole network "anti video game". Its not a news show on the channel really, but they do have a news anchor that comes on every 20 minutes or so to give a brief rundown of that latest news. Nice to see idiots sometimes that dont share your opinion rather than the news telling you who is "right" or "wrong". That and 24 hr cable news needs SOME kind of filler! Its not like CNN anchors have "Mario Brothers" lapel pins on or anything.
It wasn't a reply to my question, yet it couldve been an answer. It's sad though that when games get bigger so will FOX, being the anti-chrame. When is FOXHUNT comming out? (You know, the GOW-clone, where you go after O'Reilly's lips, and collect the heads of all the other foxes on the way) Sorry, I hate networking foxes
PS3 is showing tremendous strides. I can't say the same thing for the 360. Didn't it recently get a price cut? Why the losses? -End statement
where they had the ps3 outselling the 360 in America by well over 200k?
them (M$) banning like a zillion users on live and forcing them to buy another 360 worked. not to mention people buy 360's more, because of the fail rate, like RRoD and other issues too. or did this subtract them?
i don't agree with people ASSUMING that MS include the RROD consoles. it isn't impossible but MS isn't that bad =P i dno bt ima check up on it, because that is a good question that should be asked as opposed to just stating that MS did RROD for sales (however obsolescence does come to mind...)
interesting to see PS3 progressed a lot, and if it keeps growing like this, it will definitely match PS2 =D 360 also did quite well considering a rather rough year, and the wii, as always...wow =/ damn those grannies
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