Gameplayer reports on the latest user-base figures across all consoles in Australia and suggest that the Wii and PlayStation 3 will eventually overtake Xbox 360 in sales numbers.
do people consider this 2 be news?
The story reports on new userbase figures, it reports on a sales trend and it makes a few predictions based on (I presume) those trends. How is it NOT news?
I told you guys from Day 1. PS3 FTW! No offense. 360 is a great system and so is the Wii and the PS3. But in reality, the truth is always revealed.
This is complete BS cause we all know that foreigners love hate everything "american" and this should be no indication of how the american market (the most important one) is going to fare for the 360.
how much australia counts from the total gaming industry ?i know it is way less than japan. maybe 5% while the united states which has more stable 360 sales ( over 160K week double the ps3 weekly sales)has more than 50% of the gaming industry business . Xbox selling over 160K week in US .I REMEMBER It TOOK 6 WEEKS FOR 360 TO REACH 50K in australia and 13 weeks for ps3 to reach that this mean the australian market is still very small to make change in the gaming industry
i guess u have a point but all it really leads to is stupid arguments about which console is going to win the so called "war".
i wouldnt say failing but good job ps3 regardless
ok so they are loosing to the PS3 by 7000 in AU and Japan and then we look at EU which is pretty even, but then OOOO look in NA the PS3 is loosing by 80 000
X Box 360 is still going to lose. It will do good in sales but PS3 will defeat it. 360 is not selling horribly. Its just the sales that will be beaten.
The first sign of the PS3 selling better and it has to be dooms day for the xbox 360..... ok... buddy...
Specially in Australia, no disrespect for the people over there but Australia it's not considered major region.
Look at this total numbers?
Xbox 360: 181,561
Nintendo Wii: 106,538
PlayStation 3: 54,728
The xbox 360 sold 221,000 on the month of May only in the US.
That's more than the all PS3 and wii sold in Australia for every month since the wii and the PS3 were released.
Is it bad that the PS3 and the wii are selling better? No... but let's not make the impression that the xbox 360 is about to die as many fanboys would like to make others believe.
If you think Australia matter that much why it takes lots of money or even years before they get any games?
"The first sign of the PS3 selling better and it has to be dooms day for the xbox 360..... ok... buddy... "
when ever the 360 numbers get posted all the 360ers come out and say that PS3s DOOMED.
don`t give it if ya can`t take it.
this topic is going to get hot....and we all know why....
Everything on this website is news wheather it is good or bad.
Ths is news unless Americans think only America matters.
@below: people don't call Americans arrogant for no good reasons..
the United States makes the most sales so yes the United States would be the most important region with Europe being second and Japan third.
ya know i never actually called the 360 a failure.but the only thing that really screwed mmicrosoft is the dread red lights..extended for 3 years = big money lost..alot of people is sayin they goin to overheat their 360 now..lol..but i hope their jokin because their goin to hurt microsoft wallets..
The more we type in N4G the more days go pass and the closer the games for PS3 comes and I dont care if Killzone doesnt live up to the hype I'm just going to get it even though I'm not that much of a First Person Shooter myself since I got the first one and than again it doesnt mean that you have to stay inside to let the days go pass to just wait for PS3 games I mean you can play outside have you ever heard of the outside doors?! even though you have a console that doesnt mean you have to stay inside to let the days go pass!?.
ms should have slashed 50 euro of the price at christmas and if that didnt convince people they should have made a game bundle in MAY with one year free of live, all leading up to a 100 euro of halo bundle
In only six mounths without any must have games sony has sold a third of what ms could manage in 18 mounths, id be pissed if i worked for ms
Sure the numbers a relatively small, but Australia was extremely strong for Microsoft in the last generation compared to other territories. Struggling downunder would mean something to Microsoft and you'd have to think the RCoD will be on the top of their thoughts
I agree with all of this. How the hell does this yell out "OMG 360 IS GONNA FAIL TOMORROW".
Exactly it doesn't... Good News, poor topic title.
Australia will not be the deciding factor in the console wars. I hate to break it to everyone...ahahaah!
Holy moly! This site has gone total PS3 & Blu-ray! Even positng Blu-ray pie charts that someone made at home using Excel!
I guess PS3 owners don't have games to play, so they are submitting news to this site more often then 360 owners (who are busy playing great games).
Halo 3 along with the better version of Madden Football (60 FPS!) is going to be a two-punch combo that will really put the beat-down on PS3.
"If this trend continues, the Wii userbase in Australia could pass the Xbox 360 userbase within 18 months, and the PlayStation 3 userbase could surpass the Xbox 360 userbase within two years."
2 Year lol!!
cdzie1 thats true!
All the PS3 owners can do is FOLD and print nonsense!
Its still a long shot before the PS3 beats the 360! I mean 360's are still flying off shelves while the PS3 is getting stacked as high as King Tut's pyramid!
Its 3.4 million Vs 12 or so million! If you ask me the Ps3 still has a giant mountain to climb!
I live in Australia and tbh I dont read much into this, nor do I agree with the authors views as I feel its far too premature to be predicting what's happening. The 'nextgen' consoles only began arriving in Australia a little over 12 months ago and tbh there hasnt been any 'big' title yet that appeals to Australians as a system seller. When I talk to original Xbox owners, I ask them are they going to buy a 360 and the usual answer is 'yeah when halo 3 is out'. The general mood of the potential Xbox 360 owner in Australia seems to be one that is waiting for to put it simply, blockbuster games apart from Gears of War to come out for the system, Madden NFL and all the EA sports games dont work as a system seller here.
The Wii and PS3 I feel are currently riding a sales bump because they are relatively new consoles in our market just as the xbox 360 was experiencing. The PS3's blu ray player capability is a plus as its advertised on TV for its blu rayer capabilities, but its game lineup for the next 6 months is really worrying and its main selling point is that its considered a bargain for a blu ray player at $999, as blu ray players gets cheaper Sony might find themselves in deep trouble in our market.
Guess what i'm trying to say is that its early days yet and its disingenuous of anyone to try and predict that any console is currently 'failing'. They all have great strengths and I feel that a maturation of the Australian console market is necessary before drawing conclusions. Lets see those numbers in another 12 months and then it can be responsibly commented on.
"Lets see those numbers in another 12 months and then it can be responsibly commented on."
I was seeing your point right up until this bit of nonsense. While I agree that it's early days, the author of the article makes a (convenient) caveat that the long term outlook will be determined by software releases and announcements. He even mentions the fact that the sales average for Wii and PS3 will probably decrease over time. With those kinds of qualifications, I don't think there's anything irresponsible about it.
But 360's are also flying right back to the store for a new one!
Isn't there only 181,561 ppl in Austrailia. lol. They must all be 360 owners and they're deciding to get a wii or PS3.
Halo 3 will turn things around for the 360. And that's a fact.
It doesn't matter the FACT OF THE MATTER is that the 360 is still FLYING off shelves!
Like it or not that is the truth.
Well laters i need to FOLD my clothes.......hey i wonder if the PS3 can help me with that?? I mean it does cost 600 bucks its the least it could do! We all know its capable of cooking food..hmmmmm....i wonder if i can Iron my clothes with it, since it gets HOT hell!
Im just kidding you guys! You all take care.
I do play the 360 as well but it has been out a year longer than the PS3. I don't know if people are forgetting that or what?
The dye for this war was cast a long time ago when the PlayStation came out in 1994. Gamers worldwide will never forget who gave them a *special alternative (on DVD) in the world of games back in the day while Nintendo and Sega were slashing each others throats, going out of business, and catering to only certain gamers.
I think all of those people will all come back eventually to the company that gave them that choice/ I am All-American and Love my country, but am also traditional and nostalgic.
the 360 is a decent machine, but I see PS3 and Ninty in the final hunt for worldwid control of the console kingdom, mainly due to MS's lack of execution with a big launch lead. looks like sony's war to lose at this point imo.
John Cougar Mellencamp once wrote a song called "Glory Days" .............Japan FTW!
This site is @ss backwards, they've been listen to too much sony BS pr:
"Australia, July 4, 2007 - According to the latest GfK figures, in excess of 50,000 PlayStation 3 consoles have now been sold in Australia since the system launched on March 23, 2007."
Number of weeks to hit 50,000 Units in Australia
Nintendo DS--12 weeks
PS3 is not outselling 360 of course if you take any consoles average sales from its first 3 months(luanch period) its going to be higher than a whole the 360's average for 18, 19 months. especially when you consider ps3 had ample supply available for everyone who wanted one at launch. this is a stupid comparison, its almost like saying hey lets take the first launch week sales which of course will be extremely high, use that first week as the avg and then compare them to the overall sales average of another console thats been out for 2 yrs, thats just stupid because as we can see the ps3 took more than twice the amount of time to reach 50,000 sales than the 360, therefore this nothing more than a spin on avg's to make it seem as if ps3 is selling better than the 360 in Australia when in fact its not. of course all consoles will have sales spikes and go up and down but we definitely know that sony had huge sales drop offs after the first few weeks so don't expect those sales numbers to be anywhere close over the next 3 months compared to its first 3 months avg and so if I avg 360's first 6 weeks avg when they hit 50,000 then it would be higher than ps3 first 6 weeks since it took them another 7 weeks to hit 50,000 sales. sorry sony kids, once again=
and your defense was heroic, but in the end MicroSoft has really squandered the early launch lead they had. They should be blowing the socks off the competition right now and instead their in damage control after months and months of denials. Halo 3 couldn't come soon enough because I'm listening to negative reports on the red rings on the Wall Street Journal this Morning radio program as I speak - an embarassing misstep. If MicroSoft loses AU and Japan it will be nearly inpossible to beat the competition with America alone - unless a new console is introduced in the interim.
I think people were enamored with the PS3 console at first, but couldn't justify the price nor the lack of games. That seems to be changing and the fact that this many PS3's were selling in AU (without games) is mind-boggling. And the wii just keeps on rolling. E3 will change so many things.
In the end, the Joke might just be on You. Unfortunately of course.
nothing in your rant countered the facts I stated in my comments, 360 is outselling poo-ray3 in Australia, unless of course you want to compare the avg from its first 3 months to 360's overall 19 months. Im sure thats fair though in sony kids minds, anything to get an advantage no matter how pointless it is. and I don't know what you are expecting the 360 to do, but the fact is its outselling poo-ray3 head to head every month except in Japan. the wall street journal is reporting the news because micro admitted they had a problem, its ok they did the right thing it will work out in the long run and micro is going to sell more 360's widening the gap even further because the 360 is a better GAMING console and thats whats most important to gamers. sony kids wouldn't understand that concept, they only believe in the ps logo, Unfortunately for you of course you are stuck with a $600 console with a pos GPU and there's nothing sony can do to fix that problem until we see the ps4. so trust me sony kid the JokesOnYou, really it is= enJOY
Look at DS. It's a beast now and it had a seriously slow start and was ripped apart by PSP when that released until DSL and Nintendogs/others.
It took 12 weeks to reach 50k in Aus, but now it's a huge seller.
I expect price drops and casual diversity such as this holiday's lineup for PS3 to establish a much higher trend, but even then everything can't be taken into account.
And yes, MS squandered the lead they had everywhere. And the Elite just made things a LOT worse - USA, the largest market and the one where Elite was introduced has had plummeting sales despite a very steady flow of big, high selling titles every month it dropped. This is because it is now the non-gimped model, and the 360 potential userbase looks for this. Not only is it even more expensive, but its apparently in short supply. Disaster!
The PRO and Elite 360 are both out selling the PS3 together in the U.S. We buy the most consoles here so any angle you find will be off set buy U.S. sales. The 360 has a 3 - 4 million console lead in the U.S. alone.
This is a real question:
Why does it matter so much to you? Is it so important that the PS3 pass the 360?
Elite is not outselling PS3, not by itself. And it could, as I said - it's the main attraction to 360 potentials (the hardcore), if it were in steady supply. As of now, people are waiting and the 400 model loses sales as people wait.
3-4 million is absolutely nothing, especially considering its 8 months from release and almost 2 years from 360's release mainly unopposed.
PS2 had a lead of 25 million. That's insurmountable. Even Wii won't make it that far, one reason is PS2 still sells, the other is it won't have a lifetime as long as a normal console due to it being stuck in last gen.
If PS3 passes 360, and it will worldwide with ease, more support = more games for me to play. It also shuts up Xbots.
...to determine the outcome of the current generation of consoles? It's laughable at best.
There's no doubt that Nintendo is going to overtake everyone. The narrow-minded fanboys will say that the Wii is not "next gen", whatever that means, can't argue with the fact that the Wii is eating the PS3's lunch and working on the 360's. Seven months into it the Wii is still at peak demand and the PS3 is struggling. Looks more like the PS3 was the fad.
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