Leading Japanese analyst, Yuta Sakurai of Nomura Securities in Tokyo, has said that the PlayStation 3 will sell 71million units by the year 2011 in a Business Week article, and estimated sales of 40 million units for the Nintendo Wii.
Same as PS2. They sold 100 million because 50% of that was sold when the PS2 DVD drive stopped working after 1 or 2 years. So that'll be the same sh*tty quality of BetaBluRay player in PS64 then again. I think we're safe to say the actual number of working PSZero's will be 35 million then by 2011. At that time MS will have sold 60 million 360 in total (it sells 10 million a year for sure seen the latest selling numbers) and the XBOX 720 will be released
Do you have that comment saved in an archive somewhere? Stop using the same rubbish comments This article states this analyst is Japan's LEADING analyst. So if thats anything to go by... and notice the xbox 360 is nowhere to be seen. The leading analyst...
Well then you haven't paid attention. Uptill the end of the lifecycle of this generation consoles, MS and 360 will take the first position in sales. Just around the time the new XBOX 720 comes maybe Sony would have catched up. So there you go. The news was on this website even in large capitals. Did you miss it? And yes, PS drives stop working really soon and really often. Face it, it's just like that. So if you'll buy a PS3 get on your knees and prey it'll keep working!
Its a japanese analyst obviously the dominant is ps3 or wii.
They would have to sell 15 million ps3's a year. That would be amazing. We'll see.
If they make the PS3 as bad as the PS2 they will break within a year. This will force Sony’s loyal fans too buy a new one to be able to play new games like MGS7 and Final Fantasy 55. So they only need 25 Million fans worldwide by 2011. I believe these numbers are very realistic.
sales of 15....no, not million just 15 units, lol.
71 million, what a joke. The PS2 only sold so well when it reached below 200 bucks. The PS3 will never be 200 bucks in the next 5 years. Things are dramatically different this round, and an experienced PS2 user that I am know the low quality of hardware Sony incorporates. I'm not talking about the cell or rsx, I'm talking about how good the drive and accessories will be.
Its actually quite possible that the 360 and PS3 could both be below $200 in 5 years. 360 due to its initial lower price point, and PS3 due to the fact that Sony can decrease its manufacturing costs far quicker than most other companies out there, and that includes Microsoft.
let our grand analyst in here speak lol!
ur so stupid with ur fake statistics, yes ps2 broke maybe for you but i have bought mine on februaury 2000 and it is still working today, maybe its because u dont take care of your stuff properly and you stereotype. u speak like 360 is over and u talk bout x-box 720? wtf slow down man the console wars havent started yet. and how come ur always on ps3 articles dissing the ps3? if the ps3 was that bad u would be bothered to post against them and waste ur time, unless the 360 is not enjoyable or maybe u dont own one yet.
Maybe it's because you own few games and never play it. I have a PS2, XBOX and 360. I play a lot of games on every format. The PS2 Drive just gave up really fast. As with a lot of people I know. Just from normal use. I am extremely carefull with my hardware. The XBOX I have, is 4 years old and still reading every game right. Never an error. As is my 360 drive. So that's that. And it's widely know on the internet that much PS2 users have DVD drives that don't work anymore period
I would disagree as well. I bought my PS2 on launch day, and I just had to replace it earlier this year. And the only reason I had to replace it then was because my wall fell on it and destroyed it during Hurricane Katrina, and I played it pretty much everyday for 4 years. College is a b***h. Not much time for gaming anymore.
Denies problems with PS2 drives doesn't mean there wasn't one. They lost a class-action lawsuit on the matter, for crying out loud! Sony is good at ignoring problems with their products and policies, they are consumate liers, and this has been proven over and over again...
isnt that brandon guy who said that the ps3 would be 800 bucks and that 360 will have that built in HD-DVD? most analists are wrong and they come up with over the top prediction so they can have their 15 mins of fame so dont belive them. and regarding Analyst: PS3 could be third they said it could be so dont get a boner
Why would anybody take an analysts' words as fact. Most of these people don't have a clue. That means that it will have to sell about 17.5 million units a year. I'm not including this year since it's only about 1.5 months. That is alot of consoles. No other system has done that. Look how long it took to sell 100 million PS2's and that was a lot cheaper. So take everything these clowns say with a grain of salt. I'm not being biased, but I don't think that any console will achieve that.
what are these guys on man!?!?!?! I thought coke was banned in Japan!?!?!?
More like acid and heroin put together.
this is POSSIBLE, but i wouldnt count on it unless every1's PS3 breaks after 2 years and every1 wants another 1
When was it you bought your PS2 that has never broke?? February 2000?? Japan on March 4, 2000, North America on October 26, 2000 Europe on November 24, 2000.
Now that you caught him in a lie, everything he says from now on could be made up as well. Hey caps lock, good job pissing all over your own credibility. Now we don't need to listen to you anymore.
Ok we all know that Sony is going to sell no matter what. Its just depends on how fast and much Sony can put the PS3 out there. If Sony can make 2 million PS3 a month. Then that would be 242 Million PS3 sold by 2011. Sony if Im right or close. I want a piece of your pie!! lol
Sorry doesn't work like that. The first 5 million systems are always bought by the enthousiast and will sell nomatter what. After that is why we see if the ps3 will sell or not. The xbox 360 already finished it's 5 million and is still selling strong, microsoft has passed the 6 million mark already (5 million was at the end of June). They are doing so well that there is no need for a price drop or even a bundle. If you remember for the xbox 1 there was a price drop 6 months after release and it was a $200 drop. With the xbox 360 9 months later and not even a game bundle, why because it is selling really well. It's a great price for what you get and people know to get the ps3 it's $200 more for basically the same gaming device with the same games. Trust me no price drop this year but maybe a game bundle with xbox live gold to sweaten the deal this christmas. The xbox 360 will be the only system to get to 10 million without droping it's price. MS is still losing money on each system since it cost more money to make then they sell it for. Also check out xbox live $4 a month for full online gaming plus demos galore, trailers, arcade games access, voice/text/picture messaging with also video chat and much more. People spend 10 times more on their cell phone bills for that month, and even 20x that on their cable tv bill and still don't get the level of service xbox live provides. If 4 bucks is too expensice for you, you can even go xbox live silver (free :) ) and get the exact same service but minus the online play.
how the hell you brough a PS2 on Febuary 2000 When it came out in Oct 2000 and the Japanese system was a little earlier than that? you lying F^ck. "and how come ur always on ps3 articles dissing the ps3? if the ps3 was that bad u would be bothered to post against them and waste ur time, unless the 360 is not enjoyable or maybe u dont own one yet." Cause that sh1t is Wack NUCCA. Sony Give us ammo to shoot at them. Blame them not us.
I buy consoles. All consoles. Im not getting a PS3.If Im not getting it and i represent a huge demographic there is a problem for Sony. Id pay 1200 bucks if the games were there.
Is the fact that, if Sony does sell that many units, 50 million of them will be sold in 2010 and after when the price has dropped to $240.00 or so. If Nintendo does sell ONLY 40 million, they will probably sell those units in the first 2 or 3 years of the system being launched. This means more software sales for Nintendo, and therefore more money and profit. The reason the Japanese analyst doesn't mention the 360 isn't just because it isn't selling well in Japan (obiously the 71 and 40 million numbers are for world-wide sales), it's because it is being marketed by an American company and the Japanese are the most racist people on earth. Anyone ever read/seen Rising Sun?
ever watched american movies?? wow, them are teh racist.
Very Racist indeed.
What does xbox live @ $4 a month have anything to do with this article? Idiot. Probably will sell upwards of that. Dont see it as totally out of this world. Depends on how good the system is at TGS and launch. Then when the price drops so the normal folks can get one.
First they should worry about getting there piece of sh_t console out before they start predicting how it would sell in 5 years. Sorry I meant there betaray player. Screw Sony let them keep it in Japan so them squinch eyed bastards can play there f_cked up games. I mean hell who needs metal gear solid when you got Splinter cell and Halo. Microsoft dont need Japan to succeed in the gaming industry. We should have dropped a few more bombs and got rid of there ass ne way.
This "leading analyst" has his head in his a$$. So he thinks Sony will loose 30% of its market share?
And the Xbox 360 fanboys are jumping of happiness with their 5 millon units sold!! LOL. Maybe the xbox take the lead of consoles with the Xbox1080 only then I will buy one.
PS3 sales: 0 360 sales: 5 million
I have had my PS2 for 5 years, and have never replaced it! The guy in the article is a leading analyst, you "X-C_NTS" are leading morons! When leading publications start asking you for you thoughts on "anything" you can start challenging the article. Until then go play you sh_tbox!
'Cause there ain't any way besides luck that you'll scam that many people out of their hard earned money. You can fool all of the people some of the time (I bought a PS2 that no longer works) and all of the people some of the time (Sony fangirls) but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
Oops, make that "some of the people all of the time (Sony fangirls)". Everything else still stands.
completely inaccurate statistics
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