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PS3 Crosses the 30 Million Sold Mark

The latest weekly sales numbers show that it has reached another milestone, and that Sony has made great progress in closing the gap between PS3 and the Xbox 360.

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Microsoft HQ2856d ago

we can't seem to do anything right, our shotty hardware and PS3 closing in on our RROD machine in sales

we're a sad bunch at M$

Hanif-8762856d ago (Edited 2856d ago )

120 GB HDD
Blu-ray player
Built-in wifi
This console also brings the best exclusives games and also the most exclusive games on any console, pushing the boundaries of what was believed to be impossible, all for an affordable $299. How on earth is that even possible? I guess "It Only Does Everything"

AngryTypingGuy2855d ago (Edited 2855d ago )

Look at the difference in market share between PS2 and Xbox 1. Pretty impressive on Sony's part, right? Even if the PS3 surpasses the 360 in sales, which it probably will, look at the difference in market share now between the two companies. Exactly. I think MS did something right, which is close the market share gap.

If the PS4 doesn't offer a new media format advantage over competitors like the PS 1-3 did, then there's a possibility that MS will gain even more ground next time around. MS is definitely headed in the right direction and to all those people hoping that MS leaves the industry, which seem to be a lot of you, don't hold your breath.

On a separate note, the PS3 is doing exactly what I said it would do when it first came out, and that is have a rocky start, but eventually pick up steam as it gets closer to the magic $199 price point. The PS3's best days are ahead of it. It is the long distance runner in this race. Come to think of it, the 360's best days are still ahead too with Natal coming out and better graphics in games. I think the Wii's best days are behind it.

ChrisW2855d ago

Just 5 million more and we'll be tied with the 360! At this rate, it shouldn't take long!!!

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Chubear2856d ago

I remember in 2006 when people doubted the PS3 would even sell 10mill in it's life time.

Darkeyes2856d ago (Edited 2856d ago )

The numbers are VGZ, so I ain't holding my breath, but still I feel that Sony has passed the 30 million mark due to the FF13 outburt in Japan... Man only 5 million behind the 360 lol and still GT5 and GOW3 in the pocket.. Those could really help in decreasing the lead..... Still a magnificent achievement for a once costliest console and destined for Doom....

swiftshot932856d ago

I dont think GOW will move too many systems, people who played the past PS2 games will buy a PS3 for it but Im not expecting anything big.

GT5 will be huge, though. Another game that I suspect will move systems is Agent. The 360 GTA crowd will want to eat that game up, and if Sony and Take 2 treat it like GTA, it'll definitely be something nig.

darthv722856d ago

I do recall people saying it wont surpass the ps2. Last gen the games were cheap and the system was too. This gen it will take a little longer to get to the mass market price point on the games (under $50) and the hardware to reach that sweet spot (under $150).

It will eventually which is why I am glad sony has their 10 year plan. I never heard people (even sarcastically) saying the ps3 will never sell X amount in its lifetime. I think you are over exaggerating...just a bit.

ico922856d ago

its only gonna get better from here on tbh he ps3 has yet to reach its peak

Cold 20002856d ago (Edited 2856d ago )

Can we evidence for that claim please ? Or anyone who agreed with him.

I'm ready to bet that's 100% crap and nobody will bring any proof.

Just the usual propaganda you guys blindly swallow up.

mikeslemonade2856d ago

In one month the PS3 will cut the gap by one million. PS3 can easily tie 360's install base in one year. They just need to outsell the 360 on average 400,000 units every month to do that feat. Now the PS3 almost amounted to 400,000 units lead in one week.

Minute Man 7212856d ago (Edited 2856d ago )

the system was $600, if Sony never dropped the price PS3 would be a niche product
Edit : mike going by VG chartz it appears that the PS3 closed the gap by 400K this week.

Skip_Bayless2856d ago

VG charts is a credible source. You are wrong if you say it isn't.

SilentNegotiator2856d ago

And the gap starts to creep towards 5 million.
Dang, wasn't it like, 8 or 9 million just a couple months ago?

sikbeta2856d ago (Edited 2856d ago )

This is for you Haters, enjoy gaming and stop with the Hate

As For the PS3 CREW, we made the right choice, so we're enjoying from the start and everything is getting better for us

Gamers FTW!!!

bjornbear2856d ago

there's no quote of someone saying "PS3 WON'T SELL 10 MILLION" BUT, there's plenty of hate to go around:

http://seekingalpha.com/art...

http://www.xbitlabs.com/new... --> read the comments

http://www.xtremesystems.or... --> an example of the BS 360 fanboys pulled

http://play.tm/news/12089/w... --> read comments..

Basically, 360 fanboys were as bad if not worste than PS3 fanboys are now

However, just to make a point =)

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1... >> suck on that for size ;)

OmarJA-N4G2856d ago

Cold 2000 is very soar cause the PS3 is outselling the 360 worldwide & we don't need VGChartz to prove that.

Cold 20002856d ago (Edited 2856d ago )

I asked for proof of the crap Chubear said and with which you all seem to agree.

And rather than bringing proof so as to show that you arent all that gullible, naive and stupid you reply with a completely off topic, childish and useless post that you took the time and effort to search the web for...You cant prove me wrong so you bring up something off topic.

And by the way, arent you clever enough to know that for every link you posted right there I can bring up just as many ? I mean what was the use ?

The agrees Chubear has just shows the profound stupidity and naivety of a lot of people on this site.

@OmarJa: in case you didnt realize I haven't even posted anything concerning the article, which illustrates how "soar" I am lol.

CrazzyMan2856d ago (Edited 2856d ago )

Soon PS3 will outsell x360 LTD sales, well in 2010. =)

@Cold 2000, you know what, you are supporting the loosing side.
What the point? You will be hated on this site. It`s better for you and(lol) your bubbles, to stop posting in that way.

x360 is done. Now it`s PS3 time. PS3 is going to have best games, of`course x360 also will get some good games in next few years, but x360 will be constantly outsold by PS3 for a long, long time. Atleast until Natal, and probably even after that too.
I`m really looking forward to GT5 release. =))

Udidntlistenpunk2856d ago

"But, but, but, final fantasy 13 is PS3s FINAL chance"

Did Microsoft lie to me again?

saint_john_paul_ii2856d ago

I respect your statement, but im pretty sure GOW3 will push systems out the door. there has been many...many people who are waiting for GOW3 to release just to get a PS3.

eagle212856d ago

PS3 even launched in Europe MARCH 2007! lol

360 is teh doomed in 2010.

Ragz0172856d ago

PS3 will be officially ahead of the 360 in terms of sales..

mint royale2856d ago

My guess is PS3>360 in LTD sales in summer 2011.

Tee gap is 5.7 million so to beat the 360 by sep 2010 it would need to outsell it by over 600K a month! Believable if the whole year was the christmas period but isn't going to happen in the real world. The ps3 needs another christmas period before it finally takes second.

bjornbear2855d ago (Edited 2855d ago )

wow man, you got some serious anger issues =P its xmas and you stil going around butt hurt insulting people you don't even know on a web site's comments section =P

and that wasn't hard to gather those links =) but the purpose was to back Chubears point that, maybe no one literally said "HAHA PS3 won't reach 10 million" BUT, there was a LOT of speculation as to its success, and my links prove that point.

Don't try to be so "superior", you are no better than anyone here, "fighting" random people to try to get your skewed visions across

and using offensive words and aggressive wording will just make you a bigger joke than you already seem to be.

+ remember, your also a member of this site, and a big fanboy at that, and therefore equally as stupid and naive as a lot of people on this site if you are to assume your opinion is right and others' are wrong because you say so ;)

Saaking2855d ago

The gap is nothing. PS3 WILL surpass the 360's sales before the end of next year.

PopEmUp2855d ago

I wonder how come cold 2000 get so serious XD

rezenu2855d ago (Edited 2855d ago )

But wait a minute, isn't the PS3 doomed? I remembered years ago that the media said that Sony couldn't do it.

Well done for the PS3.

And somehow, that guy Cold2000 is having a meltdown. Dude, calm down, you'll get an ulcer or something, lol.

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Silly gameAr2855d ago (Edited 2855d ago )

I don't know if I want to thank you or wish I've never saw some of those links. I remember when s... was that bad and the garbage the gaming media was on just made it worst. You 360 fanboys want to see why PS3 fanboys are nutszo? Refresh your memory and check 2 or 3 those Iinks.

I'm gonna go throw up now.

FACTUAL evidence2855d ago (Edited 2855d ago )

We all knew this was going to happen...even 360 fanboys knew it was going to happen. Only a matter of time, and a matter of broken 360's was going to have everyone realize sony was going to make it.

Hoggy19832855d ago

PS3 is only 5.7m behind the Xbox 360...can we celebrate Christmas now?
Get a life

presto7172855d ago

Freaking loser. Living in the shadow of another...

RememberThe3572855d ago

It's sounding like you were one of those people lol

It seems like he didn't mean that literally, so there's no reason to get all hurt about it. Grow a pair before you start going around calling people out.

On topic: It is nice to see the PS3 doing well; it's been a long time coming. I gotta thank all you early adopters for keeping the PS3 alive for us later adopters.

On the topic of VGChartz, every time Sony has announced sales figures (no matter what anyone tells you, Sony reports sell-through now) they're always about a million more then what is on VGChartz. VGChartz gives us estimates. It would be nearly impossible to track total sales around the world. So don't take the numbers as factual, but as indicators. If a game sell 1 million according to VGChartz, then we can be damn sure it has sold AROUND a million copies. You can't expect VGChartz to be spot on with every single game and all the consoles wordwide. Shoot, the NPD doesn't track Wallmart or online retailers, and people take their numbers as gospel.

zoks3102855d ago (Edited 2855d ago )

A milestone well deserved, congrats to Sony and the PS3.

Merry Christmas to all on N4G.com. Enjoy your holidays.....

itisa2855d ago

Few years ago:-

"Legitimate" Game journalists:Sony is doomed...bla bla
Other consoles supporters:Ps3 sucks...Xbox have better online *cough* Free PSN *cough*

Right now:-

"Legitimate" Game journalists:Will the price cut be enough for Ps3?...bla bla
Other consoles supporters:Where's the proof of "Sony is doomed"?Where?Where?!!!!! !...

TheDeadMetalhead2855d ago (Edited 2855d ago )

And it's only going to get better.

Also, from one of bjornbear's links:

"Sony, you can keep your ability to plug in 7 controllers. I'll take being able to play with 63 other players on live in a fps over 7 controllers any day of the week."

And which system is going to let you play with 255 people on an FPS? OH THE IRONY.

zeeshan2855d ago

Hmmmm, right before September, the 360 was leading by 8 million units right? And now it has shrunk to 5.7 million? That's 2.3 million units sold in less than 4 months?

This is VGCHARTS so I don't trust the figures at all but even if half of that is true, you have got yourself some pretty impressive figures there. Way to go Sony!

I wonder what all those journalists that were publishing Sony is doomed articles on their sites will have to say now? Perhaps we should email them and ask them about their opinion now.

pixelsword2855d ago (Edited 2855d ago )

Gabe Newell:

"The PS3 is a total disaster on so many levels, I think it's really clear that Sony lost track of what customers and what developers wanted," said Newell. "I'd say, even at this late date, they should just cancel it and do a 'do over.' Just say, 'This was a horrible disaster and we're sorry and we're going to stop selling this and stop trying to convince people to develop for it.'"

By including "customers", he's not just suggesting that the PS3 couldn't sell 10 million; he's suggesting that the PS3 couldn't even sell one million.

pshizle2855d ago

Sony fanboys said that the PS3 will outsell the 360. Its 2009 i guess not. Like all the ps2 gamers would switch over. I guess not. I have both consoles but both sides are hypocritical. Its like the left right paradigm.

Udidntlistenpunk2855d ago

But more importantly, just last week, there are still people thinking PS3 is doomed.

Witness the FF13 article about how PS3 is running out of time.

LAST WEEK?
CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS OR WHAT?

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darkequitus2856d ago

Lol, VGChartz now credible

/S

TheTeam062856d ago

Whether it's credible or not (which it isn't), it doesn't negate the fact that the numbers are near that amount. Simply because VG says it reached 30 million doesn't mean they're suddenly WAYY off like some people are implying. It could be just under or just over. The point is, it's close enough to say.

darkequitus2856d ago (Edited 2856d ago )

I don't doubt the PS3 has gained a lot - I have my PS3 from UK day 1 and games when I need them regardless of how many sold, and I am not a Sony shareholder The same with my 360. That is not what I am saying. What am saying is the way a site becomes credible only when what they say is agreeable. N4G is funny.

Edit: I am talking both sides of the fanboy fence here.

TheTeam062856d ago (Edited 2856d ago )

I thought you would've known THAT by now. It's the same the other way, too.

Microsoft Xbox 3602856d ago (Edited 2856d ago )

VGChartz still undertracks PS3 sales. This article just finally admitted the PS3 sold past 30 mil.

mint royale2856d ago

@above

Got any proof of that whatsoever? Nope didn't think so.

snp2855d ago (Edited 2855d ago )

Vg Chartz are never credible.

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Got any proof of that whatsoever? Nope didn't think so.
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What like underestimating the PS3 to the tune of 2 million when Sony announced crossing 27 million (VG Chartz had them at ~25 million at the time). That sort of evidence? (for the record, conversely VGchartz's 360 worldwide numbers have always been in excess of Microsofts).

I can't be bothered chasing up the links for you, but i believe we discussed VGchartz when this happened. Unless we're going to 'forget' their dodgy numbers every time the argument is left to settle for a few weeks?

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fr0sty2856d ago

Now the 360 fanboys will come into the thread fuming about how much vgchartz sucks, ad nauseum.

Even if the numbers were a couple hundred thousand low, it will have crossed 30 million by christmas. We all should congratulate Sony in achieving what nobody ever thought they would this soon. Nobody would have ever imagined them closing the gap with 360 to less than 6 million, and if they keep up their pace they will have it down to less than 5 million by the end of their fiscal year (march 31). That is one heck of a feat... and I'm sure it has given Microsoft a wake up call.

All of this stiff competition will equal better games and services for all of us, so no matter which console you play, you need to be happy about this!

fr0sty2856d ago

And merry christmas to all of you from PSInsider.

deadreckoning6662856d ago (Edited 2856d ago )

"Now the 360 fanboys will come into the thread fuming about how much vgchartz sucks, ad nauseum."

Call me crazy, but aren't PS3 fanboys the ones that have been hating on VGchartz for the longest time now???

@Zombie- I'm confused, how is it a 2 way street if the 360 fanboys are just calling out hypocrisies on the PS3 fanboy front. If a PS3 fanboy says Vgchartz is biased but then all of a sudden celebrates their sales results then the PS3 fanboy is the one who is a hypocrite.

@Cold- Ur not getting any proof cause it was B.S. to begin with. How does the first comment 14 agrees yet his comment is B.S.???

ZombieAutopsy2856d ago

It's a two way street for example, xbox fanboys would come into this article and say something like "I thought Ps Fanboys didnt believe VGchartz" but actually most Ps fanboys just think they inflate the xbox numbers and skimp out on the ps numbers.

Cold 20002856d ago

Lol, I know. They'll just swallow any crap thrown at them as long as it makes $ony look good.

No matter how stupid or outlandish it is.

bjornbear2856d ago

so? same goes for you 360 cheer leaders.

don't try to call out others when you yourself are identical.

rezenu2855d ago

I couldn't help but notice how many disagrees you received for a well rounded comment.

That's insane.

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BootHammer2856d ago

The game system with the smallest library of quality games is still selling like hotcakes. Must be nice, lol.

It's awesome though the PS3 is finally taking off. It deserves it, that's for sure.

Aleusia2855d ago

The wii isn't really a current gen console, it's a great system with great games but to consider it a current gen console is silly. It's basically a gamecube with a built in motion sensor. Great gaming system but is not current gen, it shouldnt be numbered up against the ps3 or 360, it should honestly compete with the ps2 and xbox.