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Submitted by BIoodmask 1670d ago | news

Sony's PS3 Reached 31% Market Share in Q1 2010

Sony's PlayStation 3 console increased its global market share of current generation consoles to 31% in Q1 2010, according to analysis published by the Strategy Analytics. (Industry, PS3)

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NYC_Gamer  +   1670d ago
ps3 is eating up the market now days
sikbeta  +   1670d ago
That's a Great Work, Keep it Up Sony, Congrats and don't forget to Produce PS3s non-stop cos now everyone wants the Console that Only Does Everything...
StanLee   1670d ago | Trolling | show
food86  +   1670d ago
because sony is gaining ground in less time than it took Ms. think about it this way. If Ms and Sony have a lifespan of 8 years I guarantee you that Sony will have 80 million or more consoles sold and Microsoft might have 65 or less. Im only saying this because since sony launched sony has sold around 10 mill a year and even surpassed that number in 09. Ps3 has staying power some of you people are just short sighted and see it as a small race.

edit: @ StanLee

some of these people aren't looking after companies, their looking for gaming and entertaiment. Now I agree Ms had some troubles that they fixed but even now how many people argue that ms numbers are fudged with bans and systems malfunctions and their early headstart. Can you say the same for Sony? I thought you fanboys cared about numbers! If anything you people always criticize sony even though you never mention their high price or accept the fact that sony started 1 year later which cuts into why their numbers arent equal to Ms. Next ull go and say yeah but Nintendo still sold more than ms and 1 year later. Nintendo is catering to a different market that honestly will not be with them next generation cus thats all they are a fad.
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StanLee  +   1670d ago
Dude, what I'm talking about is the absolute hypocrisy of this site. Microsoft achieves parity but they failed. Sony shares parity and they're applauded. I don't see how that makes sense. It doesn't but again, fanboys aren't rational are they?
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XabiTheHumble  +   1670d ago
@StanLee
Do you know how long it took for the previous installments of the Playstation consoles to reach 100 million consoles respectively? No, you probably don't because you wouldn't be here saying stupid comments like "Sony and the Playstation brand dominated 2 previous generations, now 4 years into this gen they're aiming for parity." Did you know that the PS3 is selling better then the ps1 did at the same time during its life span? No, you probably don't because you wouldn't be sitting here saying stupid comments like "Sony and the Playstation brand dominated 2 previous generations, now 4 years into this gen they're aiming for parity." . Did you know that the ps3 is the third fastest selling console of all time? No, you probably didn't because you wouldn't be sitting here saying stupid comments like "Sony and the Playstation brand dominated 2 previous generations, now 4 years into this gen they're aiming for parity.". How much did Sonys first console sell? 100 million, a record breaking 100 million at that, while dethroning the current king at the time (Nintendo). So I don't want to hear any excuses about how Microsoft came from nothing. Now we are looking at the Xboxs 2nd generation into this thing. A year headstart, Having the Media of one of the most powerful and influential country in the world by their side and they are only 5 million consoles ahead of the PlayStation 3 and still on route to eating third place dirt? FAIL!!
doG_beLIEfs  +   1670d ago
@kenrocc
Wow man, that was one of the BEST internet thread smackdowns that I have ever seen.

I am still laughing as I type this.

In the words of Smokey....

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Of course this epic smackdown brought to us by Kenrocc could be used for many, many 360 fanboys that we have seen through the years...including staff from other blogs...cough...cough...Kotaku ...cough...cough...Joystiq...co ugh...cough...Edge
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blackmagic  +   1670d ago
@Kenrocc_42
"Did you know that the PS3 is selling better then the ps1 did at the same time during its life span?"

Actually, this isn't really true anymore. By the fourth fiscal year the PS1 had sold 32.82M and the PS3 sold 35.7M units but at the end of the first quarter in the fifth year the PS1 had sold 37.32M. Considering the PS1 wasn't even available outside of japan until the third quarter of it's second fiscal year plus Sony's 'shortages' of late, I'd say that the PS3 is no longer outselling the PS1 which moves it down a spot to the fourth fastest selling console.
http://www.scei.co.jp/corpo...
http://www.scei.co.jp/corpo...
commodore64  +   1670d ago
@ blackmagic

Thankyou, dude, for putting the trolls in their place with the real facts.

At the end of the day, the trolls above cannot argue with real data and accurate numbers.

+bubbles.
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darkride66  +   1670d ago
@ blackmagic. You're kinda twisting the facts there for some reason.
That's basically what I'm getting from your statement.
You can't just say "Yeah, the numbers say the PS3 is selling more, but if you take these numbers out then it's different!"

The PS3 also had shortages. Why not make an adjustment for that? And also wasn't available worldwide for months. Where did you factor that fact into the equation? It was also carried a hefty price tag and new tech that many wouldn't invest in until a winner in the format wars emerged. Did you make an adjustment for slow sales due to undecided BluRay/HDDVD buyers? What about competition from the Wii and the firmly entrenched competition from the 360. The PSone didn't have to face either of those factors. How about the fact that the PS3 managed to maintain it's sales as the most expensive console on the market despite the worst, worldwide economic downturn we've seen since the great depression?

Each console had it's unique struggles. You can't simply look at one side of the equation and dismiss data based on assumptions you made from that. Usually if the facts don't suit your theory, it's because your theory is wrong.

The facts are there. PS3 is the faster selling console given the same amount of time on market. I'm not sure why you would bother spinning those facts, but you're spinning none the less.
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XabiTheHumble  +   1670d ago
@Darkride66 Exactly
@blackmagic like darkride said why didn't you make the adjustments for the ps3 shortages?
@commodore64 So because I bring facts I'm a troll?
soxfan2005  +   1670d ago
The PS1 started off much slower than PS3, but gained sales in a way in which PS3 simply will be unable to.

In PS1's third year, Sony sold 19+ million. In PS1's fourth year, Sony sold 21+ million. And, in PS1's fifth year, Sony sold 18+ million.

PS3 sold 13 million in it's most recent year, and Sony is predicting 15 million for the current year.

PS3 was equal to PS1 after three years only because of PS1's slow start. Once PS1 took off, it put up numbers for three straight years that PS3 will never equal.
n4gno  +   1669d ago
soxfan, US is not the world !
blackmagic  +   1669d ago
@darkride66 & kenrocc_42
Wow, whos spinning here? Every point you brought up was spin. I'm not talking coulda woulda shoulda here, I'm talking cold hard numbers right off of Sony's own site. By the end of their fourth fiscal year the PS1 sold 32.82M and the PS3 sold 35.7M. Period. That's a cold hard fact. No coulda woulda shoulda about it. In it's fifth fiscal year the PS1 sold another 21.6M bringing it to 54.42M total. The ps3 is expected to sell 14M in it's fifth fiscal year which will bring it to 49.7M. Therefore, at some point this year, the PS1 will rise from 4th fastest selling console to 3rd fastest selling console and the PS3 will drop from 3rd fastest selling console to 4th fastest selling console. You can coulda woulda shoulda that to death if you like but that's what's happening right now as we speak. The PS1 sold 1.5M a month during the first quarter of it's fifth fiscal year and the PS3 is not anywhere near that right now...

As for my "spin"... The ps3 was launched a month earlier than the PS1 in it's first fiscal year and it was available in all three major territories right from launch whereas the ps1 was only available in Japan. That's a fact. In it's second fiscal year, the PS1 was again only available in Japan until the third quarter while the PS3 continued to be available in all three major territories. That is also a fact. Shortages? Well, some on this site WOULD say that is spin. They would say there aren't shortages and sales are just slow. I think the shortage of supply IS causing lower sales than anticipated so will they make that expected 14M?
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playstation_clan  +   1670d ago
well deserve sony
niceguywii60  +   1670d ago
Won't matter in 6 months. Sony's market share will be smaller that it has ever been. Mark my words.
sikbeta  +   1670d ago
Why... cos you're praying to GOD or something? lol guy is not gonna happen, Sony is in the Gaming Business to Stay, people want to buy PS3s, what are you gonna do to counter that? The only Problem with the PS3 this Gen was only the Price, when the Price goes Down, even more people will going to buy PS3s, Mark My Words, when the PS3 reaches $250 price tag, everything like last Gen with the PS2, will repeat with the PS3
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Kratos Spartan  +   1670d ago
consider them marked...
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Ilikegames76  +   1670d ago
That's like
saying the 360 is the most reliable console in the market.
Inside_out  +   1670d ago
...31%...huh...
WOW...what was the PS2 market share...Hmmm....After E3...15%...After holiday 2010...10%....After KZ3 3d...55%....
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unrealgamer58  +   1670d ago
Niceeeeeee sony
ActionBastard  +   1670d ago
Man...they are doooooooomed!

*Back to RDR PS3*
RioZen  +   1670d ago
haha
still remember when ps3 was gunna fail and it was going to be the last console for sony!, pft ppl love to hate
Rowsdower  +   1670d ago
let it go
just let it go

i look around this thread and the only one bringing up stupid fanboy shit from the past are you folks. Why bring up that BS in here at all, I swear sometimes I think you folks just wanna fight, and if you dont see a fight you try to pick one yourselves.
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JAMurida  +   1670d ago
lol, I don't even bother trying to tell them anymore. I just look at it as comedy now. That's why I like N4G, get news on games and laugh at stuff the same time.

Priceless...
Hotel_Moscow  +   1670d ago
cant let go of the past after what the ps3 fans have went through they deserve it or do we have to go to the google archives of the year 2006
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doG_beLIEfs  +   1670d ago
double standard much?
MS fanboys are like Republicans....when the dish out the crap over and over its ok and if anyone complains you mock them...HOW MANY PS3 DOOMED articles did we see? Blu-ray is NOT needed? HDMI? Wifi? No good games? Sub par ports? (we still see those)

when the SAME THING is done back to you (though the only difference is what Sony fans are saying is TRUE)...you complain and moan about it like little baby girls

Like I said....you act like Republicans

So I think I speak for alot of people when I say.....

Faaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuuuuuccccck kkkkkkkkk Oooooofffffffffffff!!!!!

crybabies
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Mr Tretton  +   1670d ago
Deja Vu anyone?
ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1670d ago
Keep up the good work Mr. Tretton.
RememberThe357  +   1670d ago
Good for them.
They have been preaching quality and value and it seems that it is starting to pay off. I can't wait to see what they have a E3 that will move 15 million consoles.
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Faztkiller  +   1670d ago
GT5 and Agent of course among many other great games
user858621  +   1670d ago
Sony has reached 31% market share thats it their DOOMED! ..... ohh wait
foxxy  +   1670d ago
Doomed what is Sony going to do lmao.
Denethor_II  +   1670d ago
Love the picture of Tretton, well done.
unrealgamer58  +   1670d ago
@Rowsdower
I understand you're point but the reason people no longer brings It up, Because they were wrong and where are they now?

I know It's immature but people seem to forget the first 2 years of the ps3s life cycle
Rowsdower  +   1670d ago
you guys are pathetic
how can anyone forget, we talk about this everyday on N4G

you have a handful of catch phrases and all you can do with this good news is regurgitate the same old shit. Enjoy your princess party, i hope a 360 fanboy comes in here and takes your bait, so you can finally get to circle jerking.

I think I should stop coming to this site, this bullshit never ends

I apologize if I'm being a jerk, but I'm really tired of the low level of discourse.

Seeing folks bringing up all the stupidity from the past every damn day is annoying.

Who cares what people were saying.
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Apocalypse Shadow  +   1670d ago
i agree with your reasons for the fighting to cease.
but you're sounding pathetic yourself and borderline.if you don't like their comments,ignore them.avoid the comment section altogether.it's your choice to read their comments.

but they are right.all the doom and gloom,viral campaigns and negative perception from the media has not stopped sony from rising.they are happy about it as they support playstation products.

your tone could be a little bit better too in responding to them.
mantisimo  +   1670d ago
Hmmmm *looking up from rdr* Princess party?
OOOOhhhh I'm a xbox fan boy, pick me pick me! Grandad whats a circle jer....aaaaAAAARRRRRGGGGGGHHHH HH *sobs* maybe I'll stick to PC in future...

Seriously though Rowse I went through the sick of em fighting stage but do now just laugh at them on both sides, yet still have the odd shout at the screen every now and again ;)
HolyOrangeCows  +   1670d ago
"i hope a 360 fanboy comes in here and takes your bait, so you can finally get to CIRCLE JERKING"
"Enjoy your PRINCESS PARTY"
"I'm really tired of the LOW LEVEL OF DISCOURSE"

Irony. Irony strong enough to make a bridge out of.
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TotalPS3Fanboy  +   1670d ago
I know, Rowsdower
Too much good PS3 news. Like you, I just can't take it anymore too. Climax too many times in a row over those good PS3 news. I want all those PS3 doom articles again so I can have a chance to rest.
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trounbyfire  +   1670d ago
thats great
Sony is the only one that has year over year growth. nintendo has year over year decline and microsoft stays the same but it decreases a little each year.
NastyLeftHook  +   1670d ago
THATS REALLY GOOD ps3 31%
think about this, i think its 2nd place, just behind the wii because realisticly the wii probably has 50% market share. psp. 4% ds. 5% xbox360. 8%
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RememberThe357  +   1670d ago
o.O
That's not really even close to how it breaks down...
crapgamer  +   1670d ago
How to kill your brand much? Sony used to hold like 80% of the market with the PS1 and PS2. Nice job losing it!
I love how the so called Analyst's predict such stupid things, the PS3 sold very well the first few months the Slim came out, since then it's been neck and neck with the 360 each month, sometime outselling it marginally and sometimes getting outsold. You cant expect that same growth every year because it was a "boom".
Also what do the Analyst's have to say about the Slim 360? I mean if it gets the same "boom" it would pretty much offset everything and it's a wash. Bottom line is the way the consoles are now, is the way they will finish up this generation. Next year we will see the new hardware be announced, but probably wont be released till the following year. We will do it all over again.
Sheikh Yerbouti  +   1670d ago
Sony couldn't keep MS out...
There are plenty of barriers for a company wanting to release a console. They have to be competent in both hardware, media and software. Microsoft is fantastic at one, mediocre at the rest. Sony is the bee's knees at all three.

Still all Microsoft had to do is show up to gain market share. To dominate is another story, and it never really dominated because a head start doesn't mean dominance.
uso  +   1670d ago
If you only factor the USA market them yes, but in the rest of the world the story is very diferent.
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El Nino  +   1670d ago
you sound pissed lol
Seriously, get a life.

Its only being equaled in america, the world is a completely different thing, since the price drop, it sold alot more than the 360 and then since january/feb time its been pretty neck and neck, but you know the world...America happens to be just one place on it, there's other places, like the uk, france, germany and many more, there part of a continent called europe which also has people that buy computers and then this place called asia, and in asia is a place called japan, where the PS3 was made, and they buy games and computers too, and all them countries and all the littler countries in between determine the outcome, not AMERICA!!!!!!!!!

You say you love how analysts predict "such stupid things"
and there goes you, predicting the 360 slim and future hardware

pot kettle much?
Pennywise  +   1670d ago
Did the PS3 rape your mother? Did Sony raid your village and slaughter your people? I really don't understand what happened that left you so traumatized from Sony. You posts are so bitter and full of angst. If I didn't know any better I would think that it was Sony that personally held you down and fed you all those twinkies.

I short - GIVE IT A REST. Welcome to my ignore list.
Sheikh Yerbouti  +   1670d ago
PS3 Market share...
is solely at the expense of the 360? The Wii is a rock!!

I wonder what this says about Move's chances.
irishninja  +   1670d ago
bye bye xbox
with the new subscription service the market share will increase even more. if the price of the ps3 is reduced and cross chat introduced there would be no reason to buy an unreliable xbox apart from the dlc exclucsives which will supposeadly soon be gone.
Jamaicangmr  +   1670d ago
Sony's race to loose, i've been saying it for years.
Damn i should have had packters job am a way better analist than he is. lol!
Rowsdower  +   1670d ago
Hooray for Sony
remember when they said sony was doomed? now whose doomed?

PS3: It Only Does Not Being Doomed

Fap Fap now eat the cookie
mookins  +   1670d ago
...o.o Are you okay? You do realize this is good for the industry, right?
abama00123   1670d ago | Spam
TheObserver  +   1670d ago
Nearly 1/3 of the share? Sony is doomed!

What is the distribution between MS/Sony/Nintendo?

The reason PS3 fans bring the issue up is because Xbox 360 fans keep rubbing it into their faces for nearly 2 years, it is not very nice of them. Now the PS3 guys are rubbing it back. As the proverb goes "Treat others how you want to be treated." If the 360 camp can't take it, then don't dish it out. The internet is fair game.
Arnon  +   1670d ago
So you basically want to encourage fighting on this website.

Duly noted.
TheObserver  +   1670d ago
I encourage you to "Treat others how you want to be treated."

I guess if you want to fight/argue on the internet then expect to have someone fight/argue back.
LiquifiedArt  +   1670d ago
Considering the Stocking issues
This is Very impressive.

I Tried to buy another PS3 and every store I called was sold out.
Walmart, Bestbuy, Gamestops

All gone...
Lord Gunchrote  +   1670d ago
Im gonna say it!!
360 and PS3 will end their lives within a million or two of each other! its just unavoidable. MS and Sony supporters have been split this gen.
Croaker  +   1670d ago
This is good news for Sony. But goddamn can't they get someone else, I mean...I don't know I just want to punch Jack in the face. I just do. Why can't they replace him with Kevin Butler and get rid of Jack entirely?!
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nefertis  +   1670d ago
Congrats Sony looking foward too more of your innovation technology . Playb3yond
frankymv  +   1670d ago
nice job ps3
doing real well now!
bviperz  +   1670d ago
Regardless of how you feel
About sales, if you own a PS3, it's only getting better baby!
baodeus  +   1670d ago
well good for Sony. It just solidify that all 3 consoles are here to stay. No one is doomed. I guess people expect more of Sony based on the previous generation success. They did turn thing around with the slim and that was a great move. MS also did well with x360. They sold double the amount within the same time span of the original xbox and they aren't slowing down either. The wii is a cash cow this gen and really expand the console gaming to everyone (yeah, even ur grandma can play the wii).

So once that out, i'll just let u guys going back to rubbing each other in the face...
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Atelierrorona9  +   1670d ago
Give it up
no matter what no one can beat sony even with a head start xbox 360 is huge fail and the xbox brand will alwas be a fail compared to sony just face facts.
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Atelierrorona9  +   1670d ago
Nintendo is great
but they do not have more money then sony nintendo only does gaming sony makes money off ps3's tv's and computers sony will have be a much larger company then nintendo..
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