The official NPD data for February 2010 is out, and the PS3 has just passed another significant figure in terms of sales.
Is American more important than the whole world again? Why DO Americans keep going on about their own sales??
This might get accepted, but it won't be nearly as "hot" as the one talking about the worldwide numbers. Why? Because people love comparisons. When it's "PS3 Passes 11 Million In US", that get's no recognition. When it says "PS3 Passes 11 Million, Still Under 360 Total In US", it would go ablaze. Funny how the N4G audience wants honest and clear sales news, but when put side by side with other consoles, it's blasphemy... IT'S THE SAME THING, PEOPLE! The numbers don't change if they get put up against one another!
I agree. N4G has pretty much pays attention to flame bait material. With a few exceptions ofcourse. But the real news stays under radar. Often not even making the front page. *sighs* Oh well.. Anyways, Congratz Sony.
MARCH would have been crazy for PS3 sales but the shortage of PS3 is going to really bring down the figures compared to what it would have been. Seriously, Sony needs to take care of this mess right away.
You Americans and your self importance, it's not a good look. So why make it fashionable?
I live in America and I like to see the console sales in my area are. Its a pretty big market concerning sales. Im sure if your favorite console was doing better you would be quick to point out the FACT taht north America is the LARGEST video game market and one which we have pretty concrete numbers on to look at. Im just happy to see ps3+360 make progress on the wii.
...why we keep reporting American sales as if they're the holy grail of sales. Particularly since NPD doesn't include all sales in America.
Japanese sales are often posted too.
You know what's really funny? A lot of the staunch 360 extremists around here who fap at NPD sales are European.
lol no one is saying that America is more important this article is just saying that the PS3 has sold 11 million units in America. Nothing wrong with it I have seen similar articles posted about Japan and Europe as well I don't see the problem.
"Is American more important than the whole world again? " Because like it or not... USA is the biggest game market in the world by a long shot. After USA, comes UK and then Japan. So naturally those markets are more important then the rest.
for fanbois lol still dont see why this is getting made into a US is selfimportant thing cause sales from all over get posted all the time
What in this article says America is more important than anything? People are so sensitive. NPD only deals with America, that's why it's only about America. Sheesh!
Official is usually reserved for talking about someone that has some authority. NPD doesn't hold a position of authority and when they release their data it's really only their best guess. Official should probably be reserved for when the company themselves release sales data. They're really the only ones who know for sure what's left the factories.
What the hell are you babbling about now? Those "companies" you like to associate the word official with sure love to associate themselves with the numbers from NPD when they get released each month. How come you never make this comment about what they say when they themselves will reference NPD?
I'm not dismissing NPD data. Far from it. They're certainly the best known market research group in the US and I don't deny that aside from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo themselves, they're the best source for North American data. All I'm saying is there's nothing "official" about their numbers. They've been wrong plenty of times in the past. When NPD numbers are wrong, they really only have to answer to the companies that pay them for their research. When Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony post incorrect sales figures, they're misrepresenting their company, their stock and there can be serious, legal and monetary consequences. And really, let's use our brains here. Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft know what's being sold because they see the units leave the factory, they keep track of the revenue coming in. NPD talks to retailers and estimates the rest. Who do you think is the authority here to provide the "official" word on sales data? I'm not sure what you're getting so defensive about. This is just common sense.
JAPAN PS3-4.800.000 X360-1.200.000 EUROPE SONY at gamescom in august last year:ps3 sales more then 10 million MICROSOFT in november 2009:10 million x360 consoles sold in europe,middle east,africa
passes 11 mill in america...... so? whats your point?
This is NPD after all, pretty much the only organization that tracks this stuff in the region of the world but people get mad if their console is not on top and resort to "world numbers" when it's in fact just "NPD reporting". Just American numbers, just American. You know this. I guess this is like saying Xbox 360 just passed 2 million in Japan. Really, who is paying attention besides MS.
isnt the standard to sell 10 million a year? is this a entire years worth of sales in america only? I failed math class years ago. numbers give me headaches.
World Wide is more important. But nice, they sold more than 10 Millions in the Country.
yay 60 mil more to catch nintendo.
VGC: 13 Million NPD say: 11 Million so whos more accurate?
NPD: United States VGC: North America We have neighbors, dude. They're called Canada.
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It's such a stereotype that Americans are ignorant. I've been to American and there's actually a lot of nice people there, and a lot of really intelligent people. It's not really fair that all Americans get stereotyped as being either fat, ignorant, racist, violent, red necks, ect just because the majority of the average american's that are loud mouths and get recognized fall into one of those negative categories. Heck, stereotypes in general are kinda of douchey. On a more on-topic note.. I don't think it was fair for you guys to assume that he already knew that they were NA, and USA. (Although that was mostly likely the case and he's just a 12 year old retard)
what worldwide sales at the momment. less than year ago bearly new anyone with ps3 but now every one i speak to has one.
Slow and steady.. Congrats Sony!
God of War 3 in 4 days, is all I got say
but everybody forgets about Spain, France, Italy and Germany markets where the few figures that come out from there is playstation territory.
Remember playstation has plenty of time and bluray won the format war so yeah they kinda already won.
why is it that every single month we have to be reminded that npd is not world wide sales? we know this ppl! and the ppl that care are from america. i dont give a fvck about the japanese market.. i wouldnt be able to under stand them anyway if i played one of them. we know npd is not the world if you want world wide numbers then open your own damn business and get the counting! if you ppl hate american numbers then fine, i got your point every monthe for the past like 3 years now, give it up already...
if ps3 was cheap from the start , the word will bee something diffrens. dont disagre im has both consol . i love them both
They passed 11 million since january.
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