A quick comparison of PS3 and Xbox360 sales from launch.
after all its wiping the floor with the PS3 and XBox360.
gotta agree with wolf here....this is lame
What makes it more embarrising for Sony is that if people are not classing the Wii as next gen, there realisticly, Sony are getting thrashed on sales by a current-gen console which is the Wii! Personally, I think that the Wii IS next-gen. Yeah, it doesn't offer the graphical standard that the X360 and PS3 offer, but the controller is revolutionary and it has lots of new, exciting titles coming out (although not anytime soon) Reply to #1.3 - Obviously not, because the hardware of the console doesn't change, it's only an add-on controller, whereas the Wii is a completly new console all together with technology that no other console offers (the Wii controller). Yeah, Sony offer something similar, but it just has 6 point movement whereas the Wii has full 360 degree movement, and therefore inovative, making it in my eyes Next-Gen! Next-Gen is not all about Graphics!
Will PS2 with new Wii-like controller be the new next-gen console as well then (it should come before christmas) ??
Oh come on, it's always been about graphic. We're talking about VIDEO games, notice the VIDEO word, yeah, the tool that the game immerses you into its world with. VISUALS! And video games are traditionaly tied with the technological advance, not control-innovation. Control innovation is for accessories, not whole consoles. And no, I think Wii is not true next gen. It's a last-gen console with a next-gen controller. Or a next-gen console with last-gen technology. Or a next-gen console with last-gen visuals. Whatever, not true next-gen.
(Heh. Sorry. Couldn't help the Lex Luthor quote) But seriously SquallSK, the Wii-like PS2 controller was confirmed by Sony to be completely non-existent. Check the article for yourself: http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-...
is Wii even next gen? maybe it is beyond Next gen with it awesome motion sensor controller..and graphics... "but the controller is revolutionary and it has lots of new, exciting titles coming out (although not anytime soon) " You mean remake titles to use wii-controller?
yeah I know is a bit lame, but I think is interesting that sales are picking up for the PS3 despite the wii kicking everybody's butt.. Maybe a sign of what's to come.. PS: I'm new to this submitting news thing, imma get better :)
Since when is Wii next gen? It is a sized down Gamecube with new and innovative controllers. I give them credit for Wii mote, but this console is not HD system, it last gen when it comes to raw power. Edit:@BOI Well thats what i said about controlles.
lol well maybe the Wii system isnt next gen but the wiimote is next gen :D
I agree with you: WII IS NOT NEXT GEN
Of course Wii is last gen, a next gen console was always about technological progress, something that can't be said about Wii. In some older article some idiots were bragging that Blu will only be as long until digital distribution takes over. One said: "illbientone - 18 Hours ago PM Track Ignore 10.1 - strange People said the exact same thing about Music CD's Look at iTunes. the rest of the industry got left in the dust cause of head in the sand beliefs like yours." I'm really askin me what is this buddy talkin about, I can still get Music CD's in every place that offered them before. Don't you xbugs understand that in our world there are always different types of consumers? Haha those braindead xbugs are just too funny, they are eating their words on a daily basis. E3 coverage anyone haha xbugs please open your eyes and stop spewing out such ridiculous bullshit
Well we 2 agree, now give me bubble before Wii fanboys attack me :-)
Next gen is not just graphics the wii is outselling the PS3 by 6 to 1 moving towards 7 to 1 its embarrasing for sony.. PS. Worldwide the 360 is outselling the PS3 by 2 to 1 and unlike japan the difference is 80,000 a month and not 25,000 a month like japan... This story is a joke!
Sure pick the only area where PS3 is ahead of 360. Why not show how the sales are in America also? Also why not add all 3 consoles?
it's true, the 360 has higher sales.
its not biased...this only tells about the sales in Japan..not worldwide...so chill
If it was not biased it would show all 3 consoles. Also if it really wanted to show sales and not just put a nice spin on things it would show all areas.
Does putting all 3 consoles there make a difference in PS3 vs 360 sales? No, so is it biased?
Next gen was always about technological progress and Wii is the 1st console in history that doesn't apply that. Worldwide the 360 is outselling the PS3 by 2 to 1 ? You must be crazy buddy ;-) Links buddy links help. 360 is outselling PS3 in USA but not in Europe.
2: 1 in the US 70,000 PS3, 150,000 360's... Results are not offically released in europe but two weeks ago it was 15,000 PS3's sold in one week and 30,000 360's.. The PS3's japanise sales are so low (less than 10,000 a week) 2 to 1 in japan means nothing its 5,000 a week ;-) , compare that to the US where 2 to 1 is an extra 70,000 a month... or a 6 months of japanise sales.... 12 months of sales in japan the the PS3 increaes it share over 360 in japan by 72,000 12 months of sales in the US the 360 increases its sales over the PS3 by 840,000 there is no way to deny those facts ..?
360 PS3 US >6 1 JAPAN 1 2 UK >4 1 FRANCE >3 1 GER 3 1 ITALY >2 1 AUS >2 1 TOTAL >2.5 1 NOW TOTALL PS2 : XBOX IN LAST GENRATION >4 : 1 WHICH MEAN IN THEORY PS BRAND SHOULD SELL IN LESS IN 6 MONTH WHAT THE XBOX BRAND SELL IN 2 YEARS BUT .............
lame. the chart is nothing to me. You need to come back in a year to see how PS3 perform. In a year time, there should be a steep rise for PS3 whereas xb 360 will slowly go down. Wii will drop steeply.
I want to see the results for this fall when PS3 exclusives (Uncharted & Heavenly Sword) fight 360's (Halo3 & Mass Effect) and Wii's (Mario Galaxy, SSBB).
If you align the launchs and go on a global scale the PS3 and 360 are about on par for the same time period.
The 360 is clearly outsellig the PS3 by 2 to 1 worldwide, the results are slightly scewed when you allign launches becuause the 360 was in very short supply for its first 6 months of release but has NEVER sold less than 130,000 even when it was in short supply. The PS3 on the other hand has been freely available since launch.. As someone said to me a few months ago the PS3 is competing against the Wii and 360 now, the 360 releasing early is its advantage the PS3 does not get a bye just becasue they were late to the party..
The point I was trying to make was that both consoles have had a simular sales pattern during the same amount of time. People are so quick to jump on Sony's back for the lack of hardware sales, this just proves that they are not doing all that bad. The PS3 wasn't available in Europe, Australia and part of Asia during the first 5 months, add to this that the 360 had no next gen competition during its first 12 months. And I am not giving them a bye, both companies had problems, both launches very different, but bringing about the same results. Should be interesting to see how different the 1 year figures are.
crippler666 - the point is they havnt had a similar sales pattern at all, the PS3 is selling at 1/2 the rate the 360 did in its first year the only difference is MS could not make enough during the first 6 months of production.. the PS3 has been freely available and not selling due to lack of demand.. There is no way to deny this.. the 360 NEVER sold less than 120,000 a month in its first year the PS3 is selling 70,000 a month for the last 4 months
Yea the 360 never sold under 120000 in the us i will give you that, but the ps3 makes up for that with japan. Also the reason the xbox sold so well in its first year, was due to its lack of competition nothing else. It had de facto exclusive like COD3,Madden,Graw and oblivion from third parties, where as the ps3 didn't have these benifits due to it coming out a year later and most of it games were available on 360 and usually ran better on 360. Because we all know if sony would of launched on time all those third party games would of been on PS3 too. So those third party games definitely helped 360 I mean damn next gen madden exclusive is a big deal, you see what it did to DC. So umm ... yea the ps3 has had competition from not one but two competitors and is still making basically the same amount of sales as the 360 in the same time frame. Also the ps3 is time and a half more than a 360 so the fact that its selling at the same rate is amazing to me. I mean for christ sakes give sony some shine they got japan big whoop damn when npd comes out everybody champions XBOX 360 like its a god send when the numbers are only U.S. Isn't this chart the same thing for sony? Also we all know the ps3 sales are about to go up this christmas, they will finally have there unique exclusive that seperates them from 360 because until now the ps3 games have been mostly 360 ports. Now the Guys that bought 360 are also gonna buy those PS3 to get those unique experiences too.
Again! Firstly PS3 is selling ok in Japan not amazing and for your info the 360 is selling well world wide. The Wii is a gimmick made for parties and friends for social gaming. Just because the Wii is selling very well doesnt mean its the best and that we should get one. The 360 is the definitive choice for serious gaming offline and online.
/off if you want to avoid Wii, just write HD gaming, HD consoles. =))
We all know 360 is selling better world wide it been in all its territories before PS3, also the 360 worldwide launch was closer together than ps3's. Look U.S 11/27/05 EU/JPN 12/11/05 thats way shorter than ps3 U.S./JPN 11/17/06 Europe 3/24/07 and people wonder why the ps3 was so easy to get in America its because it didn't launch in Europe around the same time as launch like the 360 did. The 360 would of been available in the us had they staggered there launch like ps3. So ps3 numbers should be less than the 360 for the first year because its been out in all the territories less time than the 360 in its first year.
lets be honest 2:1 in Japan? it should be more like 5:1 if Sony was really leading
Wii out sellin ps3 6 to 1
an xbot will turn it around, it's just funny how people with one console react about the competition. It's ok to like the 360 there nothing wrong with the game lineup, it's the hardware. The PS brings more to the table than your FPS, their unique games is what make them great. It seems that the only people that think PS3 will not catch 360 are xbots. Instead of bashing Sony you should all be bashing M$ for releasing an inferior product with a lifespan of 6 months. I have both systems and can clearly tell you that the PS3 fall lineup is going to wipe the floor with the 360's. Sony is not loosing exclusive because the games are still coming to the PS3, so they are just going multiplatform, which good for both companies. This will bring something different to the 360 besides FPS
if thing stay the same in japan next year it will be outselling 360 like that when FF XIII comes out. also it is funny how they alwayz try to paint a rosy picture of microsoft both companies have made there mistakes yet everytime I turn around I hear sony being crucified like Microsoft never made a mistake in its life.
oh come on I have said and I honestly feel my 360 is like a ticking time bomb but I still love the games on it and games coming later on which means I will either repair or buy a new one if it craps and red rings on me and I know I am not alone here, everybody knows Microsoft hell crapped on reliability.
You can hate all you want. Wii is still wiping the floor with the PS3 and 360, and until sales start dying down for it, you can't prove otherwise.
Yeah, I *agree*, have you also noticed that bicycles are wiping the floor with Ferrari worldwide?
I think it's funny how I always here that the PS3's fall line up is going to wipe the floor. So far I have yet to see games from sony that look better than Gears or Mass effect. The only one that would come close is Killzone and noone has seen it yet. As for sells in japan..... WHO CARES?? we all know the PS3 will out sell 360 in japan but japan makes up like 15 % of the market. So really. Who cares?
it changed gaming forever. and by the way the wii is outselling all the so called "next gen" consoles.
Next Gen has nothing to do with technology, graphics, controllers, etc. If random electronics company X releases a new system to compete with the 360, PS3, and the Wii, it is of the same generation as those systems and should be called "next gen" or current gen now really. Even if the system is horrible and is on par with PS1 or something older. It's all about how the system is marketed. The Wii was marketed as Nintendo's next gen system. Sure it's not up to the same graphical standards or even technological standards as the 360 or the PS3, but it still warrants being called Next Gen because that is what it is competing against. This article is lame. It is titled "PS3 is leading next gen sales in Japan by 2:1" however, it is only leading over the 360 and it is not leading over the Wii which should have been included. If the title read "PS3 leads sales in Japan over the 360 by 2:1" then I'd approve of it.
Then Nintendo is cheating.
Okay the Wii isn't just the controller. It has the updated user interface and programing on the system itself that offers another new experiance for this next gen console. Just like the blades the 360 offers it's a new tool to use. That's why Sony got another flax for it was using the PSP's user interface for the PS3. Yes the ps2 could throw out an add on with wii like controls but it still wouldn't be able to use it on a home screen or anything. Plus I don't care what your techy talk is. The Wii was released in the same time frame as PS3 and the 360 thus making it part of this gen. Period. If MS or Sony would of released just a Xbox 1.5 or a PS 2.5 in this time frame it would be considered this gen. Okay sorry for that back on topic. Pretty intresting that it is only 2:1 between the PS3 and 360 in Japan considering that MS isn't doing the best. Don't you think it should be a little higher?
WOW Sony is winning 2:1 in Japan. Well.. they should be 10:1 as they did with the PS2 against the xbox. Isn't that their home land? This should be counted as a defeat.
after 3 years it WILL be 10:1 like it was w/ ps2. maybe a little lower considering 360 has a few games that could appeal to Japanese gamers. But only time will tell.
I honestly thought the PS3 would be selling more than 2:1 over the 360 in Japan. Considering the amount of jokes made about the 360's Japanesse sales, this doesn't seem to be good news. And yes, it is horrifically biased not to include the Wii in this "next-gen" console sales comparison. Regardless of whether or not you personally think the Wii is a next gen console, it is widely considered to be a "next-gen console", so an article like this should include it, or at least explain why it was not included.
grasping for air!2:1?!!??in Japan? This isn't news Sony trolls. Come back with real news (which won't happen)4:1 PS3 over 360 in Japan.
See when it's Nintendo vs playstion in japan you Ms fanboys rejoice but when its ps3 vs xbox you guys claim its unfair...in japan the ps3 and xbox are about the same price so its a just comparsion there..thats waht they should compare no that wii crap to any other system
Microsoft never intended to beat PS3 in Japan, the fact that PS3 is doing so sh*tty there is hilarious. Then the Wii comes along and rapes the PS3 and suddenly it doesn't count because the Wii is last-gen. Doesn't that make you Sony lovers feel retarded? If you really believe the Wii to be last-gen, how does it feel to have it beating the sh*t outta the PS3? LOL. You wanna talk last-gen? How about the fact that you can't listen to music while you play PS3? Or even have a custom background. HAHA thats weak.
Xbox360 is dead in Japan, Sony already won there.
when Microsoft decided to sell it at the same price point as PS3.
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