VGChartz post their estimated global sales of the Wii, Xbox 360, and the Playstation 3.
10 million sold! Congrats xbox. 3.42 million for the PS3 is kinda weak. However, if you consider that it is just riding on name recognition until they can actually get some original games out it isnt too bad. The wii is still selling very well.
Like I have said before, none of this matters right now. this holiday season will tell the tale of these consoles.
I think 8 million for the Wii is pretty impressive.
If you consider the fact that the PS3 came out a year after the Xbox360 did, and if the PS3 sales keep going like they are now, at this time next year the PS3 will have sold more consoles then the Xbox360 did in the same time period!
I don't know why you have so many 'Disagrees.' It seems like good logic. I have no idea why people disagree with that one..
1. The PS3 will ALWAYS be 1 year later than the Xbox 360, How long will that argument be valid? That means Sony had Extra time(nuff said). Plu sit was their fault with Blu-Ray issues, not MS's.
2. The Xbox had supply shortage constrants, the first couple of months or so, (which was MS's fault, just as Sony had issues with Blu-Ray,(which you can point out. It took a while to have them 360's sit on shelves. That's why, it good to wait after a year. But you can compare the Wii and PS3, if you think that's more VALID.
3. The PS3 is overflowing in the stores since day 1 and is not selling as most would of expected since launch. Was the PS3 ever SOLD OUT?
4. Plus so many factors effect the "wait till the price drops and games come out comments" because the competition, that is in a better position to offer these options, might Counter-Attack.
*We just have to wait and see in November how Both consoles fare after a year. Ms's first year is over, and if Sony does just as good with sales, then Congrats to them. Hopefully the price we be at $400 by the time I purchase.
You can't use that train of thought though. In the first year or two of conception, the one year gap can be used just fine. After 3-4 years, the gap decreases comparatively to it's lifespan. It's the same concept with dating women 5 years younger then you. In high school that sounds ridiculous. Once you're 30 it doesn't matter so much. Right now the one year gap makes a large difference. After fours years the gap plays less of a role though.
People wil be using that Excuse for everytime MS's strategy (to come out early) benefits the Xbox360 in whatever way.
1. In regards to "BUSINESS STRATEGY" and "COMPETITIVNESS" why would any business wait to launch a PRODUCT at the same time of the COMPETITOR if it doesn't have to? If they wanna beat them to sales, clients, users, and market-share?
2. It's is not by accident, MS delivered their product EARLY. This was part of their STRATEGY, since Sony holds most of the Market-Share wih the PS1/2 fans.(hey I'm one of them)
a. You can't "undermine" the Competitors STRATEGY because they beat you to the MARKET with a product.
3. Just like the PSone/two did very well the last 10 years, and here comes the little poor XBOX, which nobody gave it a chance. You think SONY gave a Funk about MS coming into the GAME LATE? This is Business were talking about. There are strategies involved.
EXAMPLE A. - IF a Fighter steps into the RING with another Boxer, and one of the BOXERS were LAZY in their TRAINING and didn't put much EFFORT in their GAME, why should you feel sorry for that fighter, after he gets his @ss whipped? Oh it's not his Fault he wasn't Prepared. Let's say If "DON KING is the PROMOTER", you think he is gonna give a hoot?, all he is looking at is his CASH.
EXAMPLE B. - Same as a RACE, when you loose in the END..what will be the EXCUSE thorughout the race till the end---"Ehhh I wasn't ready>?"
This applies to a lot of different Examples in life and, somtimes Business is just that way.
END-You can't undermine the competition for lackluster effort on the part of the competitor, as well as a "not so well thoughout strategy", is all I'm saying.
I own a 360 and my best friend has a PS3 but damn the Wii is owning!! go wii go!
Well, I'm not about to become a Wiitard. I thought about ordering one online but I realize I don't want last gen graphics, even if I get to look like a f@#king moron flailing my arms around to play. Arm flailing might be fun, but not on last gen graphics. Now that HDTV is becoming more popular, I expect Wii sales to drop and 360 sales to increase.
PS3 is doing pretty poorly, considering how much people claim they LOVE Playstation. Come on, worldwide, less than 4 million?
Anyway, i'm sure 360 sales will also increase after GTA:IV (you know all those thugs want to play it but they'll have to sell more weed to buy a ps3) They can save $200 and pick up a handful of good 360 games for the same price ;)
Anyway, give me a price drop and more games (i'm not paying for potential) and I'll pick up a PS3.
Also, how come all the flamers in here talk like they're from the inner city and didn't grow up learning proper English? I swear, all this hip-hop sh!t is corrupting the inner city.
YAY BEER AND SPEAKING MY MIND!
"PS3 is doing pretty poorly, considering how much people claim they LOVE Playstation. Come on, worldwide, less than 4 million?"
Would you have applied the same judgement to the 360 which had sold nearly the same number of consols when it was 7 months on the market?
Let's give the PS3 3 times longer than we already have, and then we can pass judgements based on sales...
you could always use the wiimote as an anal probe..with you and your butt sex
YAY BEER and WEED and GTAIV
Well, out of all the tens of millions of PS2 owners, you'd think there would be higher PS3 sales no matter the cost of the system. When Xbox came out, it sold like what, maybe 20 some million? They've already reached half that number. I don't see the PS3 even making 12 million a year after launch.
The Wii is a good console, but the graphics are last generation, but the game play is what Nintendo is going for with the Wii and they seem to have it right on the spot. But the Wii lacks good games! I waited in line for the Wii only to find out that it would disappoint in the end because it just doesn't have the features that I want and need, like the online play.
So just a little tip, if you where ready to spend the 250$ on a Wii, I would think about adding a little more to that 250$ and getting a PS3! The next couple updates will make it the #1 !
But PS3 will have better sales soon.
Also, with Halo 3 coming out? That's going to be a system seller. With PS2, GTA:III was a system seller. People will have 2 consoles to choose from if they want to play that game this time around. Before it wasn't even on Xbox until a year or so after.
Maybe if Sony cut production and support of the PS2 the PS3 would have sold better.
For the first 7 months they nearly match each other in sales. Lets look at those 7 months.
Xbox 360's first 7 months - Only next gen system. Receives competition from the PS2, and a little from the XBox which is no longer in production.
PS3's first 7 months - Directly competing with the revolutionary Wii, as well as the already well established XBox 360, as well as the very successful PS2 which still had arguable better games than the next gen system did (although I personally love Resistance, the PS2's still rocking some great games). Even to this day it can be argued that the PS3 has next to no good games for it. Yet, if we look at the first 7 months only, both systems are able equal.
Let's decide this fairly; we'll have a foot race. I wont start running until 10 minutes into the race, and then we'll see who's ran farther at 15 minutes, and decide the winner at that point... [/sarcasm]
Coded Fox the Wii has online play.
Over 500k are currently playing Strikers over in Europe online.
The same will happen when Strikers hits here in the states.
WTF is your problem simple minded people say simple minded things
360, supply strained.
ps3, stores are swimming in overstock.
360 is doing better than the ps3 for the same time range.
Was it strained for the first 54 weeks? How long was it strained? All I know is the sales look about the same for the first 54 weeks, and if it was strained for the first 7 months (or whatever) why then is there not a sudden spike when it was no longer strained? Unless you suggest that it was strained until 54 weeks, that would make sense.
XBox 360 is doing better for the same time range? This is a article about VGChartz, and they show them being about equal, although yes, 360 is few pixels above in the graph from time to time. If you know of a better source please inform me. I'm aware of nextgenwars.com, but they don't have graphs, and I'm rather bored with the site for that reason; it's not that I have any bias against them. Please PM me if you'd like.
I give it 12 mill by the end of the year with Uncharted , Killzone , and Haze and WArhawk and many other games comming out...playstion can sell that in no time..Im getting my neice one for chrismass...
side note : MART HAS MORE BUBBLES THEN ME...N4g = XBox fanboys
edit : Im not a sony fanboy Im a NGAGE FANBOY also I must use proper grammer when I type on here ???
I agreed with you that games such as LAIR,Warhawk,FolksSoul,Heavenl y Sword are coming and much more information of MGS4,KillZone2,FF13 will be given soon. PS3 will have almost 8 millions consoles at the end of year, i think.
Nah you have less bubbles because your comments have flaws in it.
12 million at the end of the year. Last time I checked, the PS3 has sold what, 3.4 million now maybe. In what, 7.5 months?
We're almost at half June now. That makes 5.5 months left to sell 8.6 million consoles. You really believe the PS3 will sell at more then twice the rate it did up till now?
You are living in PS3 lala land then...
Lets see and make a bold prediction and check who was closer at the end of this year. I'll say, PS3 has sold 6.2 million units at the end of this year!
Mart...stop saying other people's logic is flawed...I am not saying everything he said is right...I am just saying most of what you say is wrong...
the ps3 has not been out worldwide for 7.5 months...and being that this is a worldwide discussion on sales...that is important...stop saying ps3 fans are in la la land, when you can't even make a worthwhile argument other than "ps3 fans are wrong"...
this is about 11 days in a row that you have said something so blatantly biased, and still call other people fanboys...you are seriously confused...
If anything, he creates more Playstation fans with his Paid-to-post moves.
They are so obvious its become comical.
The little kids who enjoy someone being a fanatic might appreciate his crazy posts, but most adults will find it comical in my opinion.
Dont agree? Leave an "uber" bad bubble lol.
Go nexgenireland! lol
If Sales are going to be as important as most believe they should be.
Don't we need a proper method of counting units sold?
This is a total guess from vgchartz. NPD is not in. The opinion of VGChartz is no more worthwhile than mine, or yours.
The Chartz did gives some signals on what SONY,Microsoft or Nitendo should do in the coming consoles competiton, I think.
And the NPD is only estimates as well and they don't even factor in Wally World sales.
finish the fight.
I dont understand. Why do sony fanboys continue to say wait wait wait? Wait for the games to come, wait for this, wait for that. Guess what sony fanboys, it doesnt matter that the 360 sold about the same number of consoles in the same amount of time or that ps3s game lineup is currently pretty weak. All that matters is NOW and as of now 360 and wii are beating the f*ck out of ps3 in terms of sales. I dont never hear anyone say wait for the wii to pick up in sales so why the hell do I continue to hear crybabying from you sony fans.
And I dont care if you sony defence force f*cktards take away my bubbles because that needed to be said.
Because you're judging a system that has what 30-40 games released on it!
Not one AAA game has come out yet for the PS3. The system sellers aren't out there yet either. There will be a huge jump when MGS4 comes out along with GT5, Tekken 6, The Getaway and others. The new franchise games from Sony haven't even hit yet either, Lair, Heavenly Sword, Warhawk & Eight Days.
If you want to judge a system on 30-40 games released in its launch period, go ahead but your in for a suprise!
Just wait, more Sony games will be comming out soon and sales will pick up! Just kidding. Yeah, I agree somewhat. I love my PS3 but this is tough. One good game every now and then does not sell this console (Look at the stats). Fortunately I do have some good games to keep me busy. A lot of people buy a new game every week, man. I want to fully complete games. I do not want Gamer ADD!
you are a moron if you think all that matters is now. if so, than why bought ppl the xbox360 when it launched ? to play cod2 ? lol, think about that. and if only now matters, why do we talk so much about games, which are not out now? lol, your logic has major flaws. ps3 is and will be better than the xbox360, but you can think what you want.
First it was "just wait for PS3 to launch, 360 has no competition", then it was "wait until the second wave of games", then it was "wait until Christmas", now it's quickly shaping up to be "wait for 2008".
PS3 is dead last in sales worldwide, and the only likely avenue of change is if 360's big exclusives this year cut into Wii's sales and stop the momentum. PS3 may have outsold 360's launch (when EVERYONE was saying consumers were waiting for PS3 to make their final decision about a next-gen console), but it's being outsold by 360 NOW.
And even in Japan, with PS3's hardware vastly outselling 360, the 360's incredible software attach rate means its titles sell better than PS3's, because (relatively) nobody's buying any games for their PS3 even when they own it.
If PS3's supposed to be so much better, it needs to start showing it. Now.
"I dont never hear anyone say wait for the wii to pick up in sales so why the hell do I continue to hear crybabying from you sony fans."
Probably because we continue to hear people say that the sales so far are cumulatively low. When one mentions cumulative sales, we respond with cumulative sales; which is, of course, different from week-by-week sales.
I got a 360 to play cod2 and it is still the game I have played the most. It was next gen graphics and the online was absolutely fantastic. It was a launch title and it still beats everything released to date on the PS3 over a year later. Eat that bubble boy.
hate when someone who is a complete sony or xbox fanboy claims, something like n4g=xbots or n4g=sonyfanboys, the fact that you are a extreme fanboy you can claim other wise
What about Gizmondo? How many units did they sell so far? Just kidding!
So the 360 is just now at 10 million? Didn't MS "celebrate" the 10 million sold milestone a long time ago...like back around February...I thought it was a big deal to be the first new system to reach 10 million sold...
I am not being sarcastic...I am seriously wondering...nexgenwars, which is pretty off most of the time, was claiming over 11 million around March...then MS stated "we fudged the shipped numbers with sold numbers...oops..." and they pulled it back to just over 10 million...now this estimates still right around 10 million...what gives?
PS3 hasn't even been out for 3 months yet, so i think 3 mil is pretty damn good.
What planet are you living on? Its been out well over 3 months. lol
I live in Australia...
It came out the end of March here so under 3 months... for me
Since when did Australia ever matter for anything?
lol, j/k :p... or am i?!?!?!
THESE STATISTICS ARE BULL!
Commonly known statistics worldwide
PS2 - 100m
Xbox - 22-26m
GC - 22m
VGcharts worldwide has...
PS2 - 66m
Xbox - 16.5m
GC - 16.5m
Also VGcharts fixes their statistics. For example when Gears released they said it sold around 1.5m, than the next day Epic announced they breached 3 million and the website fixed their fudged stats. These websites are simply unreliable. And their off by millions of consoles or copies of games all the time. All these websites do is make it look professional when in REALITY their just guess-timating.
Do you really think they have some CEO of every major retailer worldwide contact this website and send their "statistics"?? Websites like this just lie in order to get hits so their advertisement prices go up and they make more money.
Nah PS2 sales world wide are just over 100 million, not 200!
But for the rest I agree, original XBOX sold about 25 million units.
Sounds pretty strange if these charts say 16.5 million. About 8,5 million units too low...
we all know how reliable VG Charts are :|
it's ps3 biased.
just look here:
Sega Dreamcast ------------25
1. Microsoft Xbox
2. Microsoft Xbox 360
3. Panasonic 3DO
4. Atari Jaguar
5. Sony Playstation
6. Sony Playstation 3
7. TurboGrafx 16
8. Sony Playstation 2
9. Sega Saturn
10. Sega Genesis
yeah, wii is already the best =)) and all sony consoles sux vs nintedno even psOne/ps2 wich sold both over 110 mln. =))
I mean, come on, at this rate it will have caught up to the 360 probably by the end of summer...
And we're still in its first-(by which I mean mostly sucky) generation of games. When Brawl, Galaxy, Corruption, BWii etc. come out then the hardcore gamer will actually have a good reason (beside fanboyism) to jump on the Nintendo train...
Super Mario Galaxy, Brawl, and a Wii for me this Christmas!!!! I loved Melee for the Gamecube.
And what happens when we align them all... Tadaa.. The PS3 and the X360 got the exact same start ->
The PS3 cost 1½ a 360.
The PS3 has no games.
The PS3 has two competitors (360 had non)
Yet the numbers are the same. That's not weak in my book.
The 360 was not in short supply after this time. The PS3 however was. It just made it worldwide now.
and the 360 was supply constrained. ps3 wasn't. So who's really winning?
and Ibleedyou, below, you forgot.
Rise in market
360 supply constrained
ps2 launched a year earlier before competition.
PS3 launch was better then 360/ps1/ps2
PS3 is the only system that shows signs of increase (even tho its a small amount)
PS3 is doing better then the 360 when it was atthis stage
PS3 games like heavenly sword/lair/drake look way better then any 2nd year title the 360 has coming out
those are facts - eat them up ppl
PS1/PS2 created enormous userbase for Playstation. Launch was succesful just because of the fanboys. All wanted one. When fanboys got theirs, sales almost stopped.
You said PS3 is the only one that shows increase.. right, sales lowering in many places, Japan one of the worst which is really sad.
And actually 360 has been showing increase in sales in Japan due the some new games.
Eat your own facts. Taste is bitter I bet.
Ibleedblu is right.
These are the facts and you cant deny them. Ps3 is doing better than almost any system "out of the gate" w/o alot of software, it really is incredible.
and as for name recognition selling systems, it doesn`t work like that or NINTENDO would always win the consoles battles.
people who know almost nothing about video games refer to playing video games as playing "Nintendo".
Incredible New IPs sell consoles, Not Names.
In the world of console gaming, selling out is usually a good thing as it means you have a healthy amount of demand for your product. Unless you're hardly producing any consoles at all as Microsoft was after the 360's launch.
But then you have the PS3, which launched in Europe with the most consoles in Europe's history. A console that has never once been supply constrained in any region. A console that has never had any real demand. It just seems disingenuous to compare other console launches, i.e., normal console launches where there is limited stock, to that of the PS3's. Regardless of whether or not you think the PS3's launch was good or bad, it's just not something you should do.
It's like apples and oranges. They're both fruit so why not, eh?
The Wii has it better than anyone. They're able to produce crazy amounts of them, plus there is A LOT of demand.
I have no doubt the PS3 will fare well in a couple of years, but to catch up any time in the near future it needs to start doing alot better.
I think people also tend to forget the amount of gamers who wait a while to enter the next gen. Rather than buy the first system that comes out, they prefer to wait until the competition comes out before deciding what they buy (unless they are die hard fans of that particular console, or are willing to get all of them).
I'm surprised the ps3 isn't doing alot better on sheer brand power. with all the people holding out and playing ps2's I should imagine that when the heavy hitting games come out ps3 will do alot better, but the longer it takes the more time they have to be tempted on to the 360.
I'm gald the wii is doing well though, with lower dev costs hopfully some smaller developers that can't compete as well in HD games provide some really original titles.
here we go with the argument "360 was supply constrained" reason. Lets see, the PS3 is dealing with the lack of games, its dealing with the 360, its dealing with the elite, its dealing with the Wii. And its STILL kicking butt. Its STILL selling as fast as teh 360 was when it first launched! The 360 was a world wide launch, which was a mistake, because it caused the supply constrained. The 360 HAD NO OTHER COMPETITION PEOPLE!! THere is NO excuse for the 360 to have only sold as much as they did when it WAS THE ONLY ONE OUT!! How LAME is that. The PS3 is dealing with ALL these obstalces and is still selling at the same pace as 360!!
Now, for the Wii, its selling at an exceptionally fast pace, thats because NINTENDO grabbed a differnt audience, which is the NON-GAMER, Which HAPPENS TO BE, the MAJORITY of the people out there. They business model was different, and it worked for them. Its a crappy asss system, but its selling like hotcakes to the non-gamer.
Another PS3 fanboy who just refuses the possibility that (just maybe) his beloved Sony isn't doing as well as it should be.
1) The 360 didn't have any competition? Ever heard of the PS2? Yeah, it's that thing that's still beating the PS3. (Y'know, the best-selling console of all time?)
2) The 360's supply constraint: what does it show? Tons of people wanted to buy the 360 and only a select few could get a hold of it. The PS3's problem seems to be that there are tons available and only a select few want to actually buy the thing.
3) Kicking butt? Been, like, paying attention to any video game news recently? Even if (and I doubt it) the PS3 were to win this generation, Sony is falling behind on its dominance and the PS3 shows that. More and more "system sellers" are coming out and fewer and fewer PS3s are being sold.
4) The only reason that you're pissed at the Wii is because it's facing all of the same obstacles as the PS3 and is still flourishing as the PS3 is tanking. And saying the thing is "crappy ass"? Why? Just because it has bad graphics? There are about 8.2 mil people who don't seem to mind...
Dude, if the PS3 is that successful, Sony fanboys would do the world a favor by stop trying to defend it. All you're doing is reminding just how strangely young and uneducated (anti-grammatical, dare I say?) Sony's "hardcore" fanbase seems to be...
"The 360 was a world wide launch, which was a mistake, because it caused the supply constrained."
I think the 360 would have still been supply constrained if it had only launched in the US, or maybe they would have had enough supply to barely meet demand. Microsoft had some pretty serious manufacturing problems at the time (still do if you think about their reliability, lol). I think it was caused by one of the 360's memory components.
All this yapping about console sales is getting a bit Wiitarded. Wii will outsell the 360 short term. PS3 will outsell the Wii and 360 long term but not by much.
Take a quick look at the TOP 100 sellers in video games listed on Amazon.com and Amazon's Japanese site.
Go ahead... and then tell us how good the PS3 is doing.
Amazon TOP 100 Video Games & Hardware:
Amazon Japan TOP 100 Video Games & Hardware:
I bet you'll find some things of interest.
Sony does seem to be in a tricky spot right now with PS3.When the first Xbox lauched here in the UK and it cost me £300(way too much for the most),I was perfectly ok paying this price - it was the best system out there and it had Halo of course - worth the price alone.The price really did put people off if i remember and so they HAD to drop that price or go the 3DO way.It's not exactly the same situation with PS3 being that it has great brand recognition already but there are some similaraties.MS had money to throw at their machine and this allowed them to still be a player - i can't imagine how poorly Xbox would have performed without MS's huge pockets.I don't think PS3 will become a 3DO but they sure don't have it easy.360 can drop it's price anytime and so will always have the upper hand there.Remember Xbox was too much at £300 so £425 is always going to put potential buyers off- regardless of it being a Sony product.
Impressive sales for the Wii. The 360 is doing pretty nicely now but I actually think they are a bit over 10 million. The PS3 is also pushing over 4.5m if the actual retailer and Sony input is to be believed. After all, Europe did just report over 1 million PS3's sold, which doesn't seem to be factored in correctly.
All the consoles are doing just fine by the looks of it. The charts could be a bit more accurate though.
ps2/GC/xbox in 2002 march 31 - http://vgchartz.com/worldco... 28.7/3.8/3.08
x360/Wii/ps3 in 2007 march 31.
Now, how difference between 25 mln = 3-6 mln. ?
Well, ps3 will rock in second part of 2007.
Like begining with http://www.gamepro.com/scre... :)
and well, any other console didn`t have so many good titles in _first_ year of console life. FACT.
PS3 in _first_ year will get in 2007:
(multiplatform - but still will be very good games)
MGS4 or FFXIII(probably in 1st part of 2008, but.. no official dates)
on PS2 all hits like MGS2, GT3, FFX, GTA3, DMC came only on _second_ year of console life. FACT.
p.s. ofcourse now PS3 will have some competition VS x360 and Wii games, but well, for those who want to play those exclusive ps3 games more, then x360 or wii, definately will go after ps3. =)
with price cut all system (x360/ps3/wii) will do even better. :)
...do you still have bubbles?
I honestly can't understand what you are trying to say. I get the basic premise, that "PS3 R0x0rz" or whatnot, but the actual word-to-word translation is completely beyond me.
This really goes for everyone on this site.
Stating "FACT" in all capital letters after something that is an opinion does not, in fact, make what you are saying a fact. FACT.
Sony fanboys making some pretty big claims before the PS3 came out and all the great games that would be available. Granted the same happened with 360 fanboys.
It was wait see with the sony fanboys, and apparently they are doing the same thing now.
Now Sony fanboys out there, do you expect 360 fans to take you seriously after that?
I mean c'mon.
Fortunately your right this time, there will be great games, and
no worries, the PS3 will catch up.
If it was the other way around , and to some extent it is, it would be a completely different story wouldn't it?
I mean this is just my opinion, but i believe that both the 360 and PS3 haven't been doing good as they should.
But hey the PS3 will do fine and so will the 360, but i do find it funny these big claims fanboys on both sides make.