Sales for Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 increased 58 percent in the latest retail data from Japan. The release of a new golf title helped spur the product to the No. 4 rank in overall hardware sales.
Playstation 3 is ruling the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
the console race has only just begun, as much as the xbot generals want to proclaim victory this early in the fight, the PS3 has yet to go postal on its enemies. It should be interesting.
quit saying BLU-Ray already won, they are even closer in sales than the consoles.
Let's all have a collective: "We told you so!"
I think it's definitely in order...
The war just started, n the PS3 is already taking over. YO! SONY, get them.
IM ALSO A BRAINWASHED SONY BOY!
Playstation 3 will finish third in the console race. There is no doubting it.
Do you guys not remember when GameCube had a price drop? yeah it was number one for two months then dropped back down to its usual sales after christmas. The mass market has already made up it's mind on what consoles to buy.
do u really think that most of the 120 million people that had ps2 r goin 2 buy a 360. no chance
Do you not remember everyone having SNES then moving to PS1?
120 million people didnt buy a PS2. Its more like 80-90 million. I bought three, and everyone I know atleast bought two.
Do you not remember everyone having SNES then moving to PS1?
that was ture because N64 was more powerful that ps1 but people still like it.
I just do not get it when fanboys from either side get crazy when something is either rumored,sale inrease, etc. Now If I were a fan of one I would be glad of the announement but its when you take it to the next level as if you were being paid by Sony, MS, or Nintendo. A month of good sales, having the current lead, or outselling your competitors etc is nothing to boast about. Things will change so much over the few years. Sony anounce a $100 USD price drop (to get rid of the 60gb system) sales spike, MS announces a price drop sales will spike, Nintendo releases Zelda sales spike, Sony releases MGS4 then sales will spike, MS releases Halo 3 and sales will spike...see my point. All three systems will do very well this time around. I said it 2 years ago that the industry would not support 3 next-gen systems and it will not. I am not saying the Wii is not next-gen in terms of innovation, but it is competing in a diffrent class than the other two. Fanboys should actually thank each other becuase each company is in a mad dash to top the other on, us the consumer will receive top notch games, reduced prices, etc.
Theres hardly any improvement on 360 sales compared to the original xbox and its steadily declining and a BIG FLOP in Japan. There is absolutely no way it will beat the Ps3. Do you remember the Dreamcast?
Better question is "Do Sony fans remember Dreamcast, or better yet - Saturn?".
was a success in Japan....
They are still making games for it over there. Granted just a few a year. Most of the arcade games released there are on the Naomi/Dreamcast arcade boards.
A lot of SNK fighting games are released on Naomi hardware as well as a lot of top down shooters. Which are both very popular in Japan.
A lot of Indie developers are also releasing games on Dreamcast even now.
There has been gaming well before Sony and Microsoft joined the party my friend.
Yes PS3 sales have improved and it is a good thing. It is healthy for the market for 1 console to not dominate. It breeds competition.
There really is no point in a preconceived domination of PS3. The Wii is outselling both the 360 and PS3 on a daily global basis.
And has been doing so since it launched.
but but the ps3 sales doubled!! :(
Kyur4ThePain that is the typical response of a Diehard fanboy. You can't respond with logic so you use a personal attack.
If you read the posts above me you see a notion of PS3 world domination. And this thread is about all three consoles. And every week Wii has been in the lead.....Has it not?
And my post says PS3 increased sales is a good thing.
Do you see?
Blood mask I would like to say out of the many idiots on this site I think you are one of the few people that has a brain. I have been saying to all the stupid fanboys/girls competition is good. I'm glad sony is doing well because it will force MS to have a price cut and vice versa. I think all you idiots would love nothing more than monopolies and over priced gear.(AKA i-pod)
i want everybody to do well in console market that mean Wii PS3 and Xbox 360 but i also want to see price cut xbox 360 shouldnt cost that much.
Bloodmask i like you idea
Havent this already been posted? I believe the ps3 will surpass the 360 when it gets a pricedrop in europe.
Swedens console prices:
Ps3: 858 Us dollar (premium)
360: 693 Us dollar (Elite)
Wii: 368 Us dollar
Wathever you americans buy you can se yourself lucky!!!
You guys are mistaking the 60gb model price drop as a permanent thing. Its to clear out old stock to make room for the new 600 dollar model. The 80gb model.
We havent had a price drop here yet, but im 90% sure it will come before christmas. Wich i think will have bigger impact than the 360 price drop that will come, this because of the major fanbase that playstation has here.
Nintendo and Sony's platforms will continue to increase in popularity, while the 360's future remains in limbo due to unforeseen circumstances.
Like some I will not mark a disagree for you, becuase this is your opinion, but I beg to differ. You will see spikes across the board for all system. Wait and see artices when each system releases a killer app, or a new add-on, etc. Sales will fly through the roof. Staying in limbo would mean that a console has not made any changes, not sold anymore consoles, etc. For instance some people are getting all craed becuase the 360 and it's ames sales spike in JAPAN the last few weeks. Although it is good for any company to see this but it is becuase they released Oblivion and made more announcements on Last Oddessy and Blue Dragon. Sales will go to normal until a price drop or new AAA+ titles are released or announced.
People tend to percieve the 360's vitality based on their opinion of its games and services, and I'm sure others are certain that the platform will continue to grow steadily. Maybe my opinion will change after TGS since their E3 conference showcased nothing related to 2008, nor did they reveal any new plans for expanding their Xbox Live platform. It'd be disappointing to see Microsoft fall out of the console business, so hopefully they something impressive to showcase at TGS in October. It will be difficult considering how much information Sony and Nintendo have been holding back on, but I'm sure they'll pull through the unfortunate incidents that have come to light, such as the soft-recall and developer complaints.
Sorry comparing the 360 to the dreamcast was wrong i apologise. The dreamcast was more reliable LOL
Xbox360 should be compaired with the Ps2..
Faulty at launch
released a year before
and big third party support.
Dreamcast hit the next-gen market first. But yeah, PS2 had some notable problems with its Japanese launch, such as DVD functionality being stored on the memory cards...and having that data randomly delete (uh-oh!). Good thing they took care of that and the laser issues fairly quickly.
Sony was always 2nd to the market so comparing the 360 to the Dreamcast makes more sense then comparing the 360 to the PS2. It's not exactly a bad thing to get compared to a Dreamcast. That was one kick @ss system when it launched. It didn't get the credit it deserved.
I still don't understand why it lost support as fast as it did.
Comparing a disc drive problem (PS2) to multiple hardware failure and a disc drive problem (360)?
3rd party support? Is there any proof which company has the most support? I would be shocked beyond belief if MS had more than Sony. Especially considering Japanese developers creating games for an American made console.
So you know this isn't a bias opinion on my part.
I own both a PS3 and 360 and the 360 get 95% of my gaming time. I just think your comparison is flawed.
But no Metal Gear, BIG DIFFERENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Also faulty at launch? 360 has been out for almost 2 years. Man xbots crack me up.
The reason HD-DVD is going to win is because the average consumer might assume HD-DVD is designed for HD-TV`s, and that Blu-ray is designed for future blu-ray tv`S from sony.
Gamers who buy the wii will never get games like Killzone 2, MGS 4, GTA 4, Halo 3, Bioshock or Resident Evil 5 on their console. HD-DVD will sell because it's cheap but those exclusive Blu-ray movies will never make it to HD-DVD.
but who had ps1, millions, thats what are seeing NOw
PS3 will sell like b*B when prices drop and it will sell like 100 millon
come on xbots, u know, dont start with HALO, it sucks
We'll see what happens when the 360 drops price. PS3 doesn't have a prayer this winter...ignorant Madden players cannot save the PS3 nor can the believers in unproven franchises.
MS has already lost a $hit load of cash due to the warranty program and most consumers know about the hardware problem from the news or internet so I think the price drop will not make a huge difference, it may sell a few 360's but it won't be in significant numbers.
the best selling and most recognizable CONSOLE franchise in video game history thus far.
Peter Moore learned it the hard way; two times I might add.
Young, cokky and overanxious 360 fans are learning that it's hard to underestimate the true heart of a champion, which is the PLayStation brand.
Keep up the good fight lads, you're efforts are bold and valiant, but you are fighting a near inevitability. When the mighty, mighty PS2 Nation begins to wholly shift to the next specification ~ well it is not hard to see the outcome, and the PS3 is only 8.5 months in so far. Simply amazing.
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Your comments are true if you are 18-21 years or younger, but for us old folks Atari and Nintendo are household names. As far as facing inevitability. I think not. Face it Nintendo was king for a while then the young ambitious PS2 came and knocked them off their block, then the PS2 came out and continued to dominate with some new competition and now they are not in the lead with the generation yet. True heart of a Champion Sony/Playstation is a company and thats it. They are like any other company (MS Nintendo, etc) out for one thing, your money. I never knew there was a PS2 Nation, but I will let you know many PS2 owners non fanboy type, but true gamers) have brought a 360, some brought it after the PS3 delay. Many other have brought a Wii as well.
The PS2 is king of last gen consoles and PS1 the gen before that but the PS3 is not king, well at least not yet.
what the hell? Who doesn't know Nintendo? the fcking Super Nintendo?
Read my profile bio and you'll get a clear vision of how OLD I am. I don't know about you but I haven't played on an Atari console in 100 years; if you still are I'm sorry to hear that ~ btw Nolan Bushnell can suck PS3 nuttzzz.
As far as knocking Ninty off blocks it started way before the PS2 was launched when they stiffed KK and went with Phillips instead of the *cough* Super-disc which turned out to be kind of a big deal....
The word is -bought- not -brought- that I think you're trying to use in your example. BTW any console with sales beyond the 110 - 120 million mark is considered a "nation" in all sense of the word. Please give me a list of all the people you "know" that were PS2 owners that bought Xbox's exclusively.
Don't care if you think it's inevitable or not - it's the truth.
You are right about 1 thing though my friend:
-- "The PS2 is king of last gen consoles and PS1 the gen before that but the PS3 is not king, well at least not yet." --
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That's right.....not YET. All in all...this is nothing but good news for the PS3. =]
It's good to have civilized and mature conversation on here. MS stated that they were going to concentrate on this holiday season, becuase the 360 was already an establish system with a solid library of games. As far as Xbox live goes they should have show what they were cooking up, but you have to agree that Live is a top notch servi. With that said it can still be improved upon. During E3 Sony did a good job and had to do what they did talk about games for 2007 - 2009, becuase lets face it the game library for the PS3 is the biggest gripe among owners (well maybe the price, :) ). So they concetrated on leting PS3 owners know that the good games were coming nd would continue to come.
All 3 systems will have there ups and downs but they all will maintain. If any company goes belly up, I would say it would be Nintendo(not anytime soon, not in the Wii era). Not becuase I do not like the Wii, becuase I do and I own one, but it would be becuase they do not have enough money to sustain a bad year or recalss the likes of MS and Sony could do.
The difference between the console war and the format war is HD-DVD cannot come back to win it. PS3 has the chance to win the console war because it's a new console. Blu-ray was the new format and has already passed HD-DVD.
Some friendly advice, I wouldnot use the word never or cannot. Blu-ray is gaining a lead everday, but HD DVD is not out of the picture yet, but unlike the video game industry I do not think the media industry can maintain more than one format. Blu-ray is not the new format, it was being beta tested in Japan back in late 2004 I know I was there.
I just don't understand why PS3 fans so desperately need/want PS3 domination? They use every opportunity to glorify just about ANYTHING related to PS3 (BluRay, Cell...). They want HD DVD to die??? Why? What's in it for you?
Why PS3 fans cannot be satisfied with 2nd (or 3rd) place this generation? PlayStation 3 simply isn't what Sony thought it would be. My oppinion is that PS3 is NOT the best console this generation (when you take everything into consideration - price, development, support...). Let consumers decide which console is the best. If PS3 really is a "KING", then why Sony (and PS3 fans) try so hard?
-- "My oppinion is that PS3 is NOT the best console this generation (when you take everything into consideration - price, development, support...)." --
-- "Let consumers decide which console is the best...." --
By the looks of this article it looks like consumers did just that, this time around.
Hey dude....opinions are like assholes....everybody's got one. Welcome to N4G: The home of opining to one's content, better get used to it. Ok, carry on. =]
1 - Go Sony go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Playstation 3 is ruling the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
you do know this system is in last place all around the world.
the hardcore gamers are out numbered agaisnt the casual/ non gamers out there. I don't think the president of nintendo would be talking nonsense when he says he's aiming for the ps2 sales, they are going after a whole new market, jesus guys the Wii was in wired magazine with Martha stuart (however you spell her retarded name)on the cover. If it keeps going like this, i feel sorry as a gamer to see the wii take over the world, then the wii fit... I see good things coming and I see the dark times arriving as well. We might all want to look into worst case scenario,
2009 , the wii is officially taken over the living room and nintendo created other bluetooth accessories to go in your home for wii virtual reality control.
Not so bad future, 2009 wii doesnt reach global sales that nintendo wanted because they couldn't meet demand and people lost interest.
Oh for the record I don't think everyone that bought a ps2 will jump to the ps3. A lot of people are just fine with the dvd player and games that are out for it, oh and it's cheap to get.
Gamers = maybe 250million
casual = maybe 45% of that total.hardcore can make up the rest.
Nongamers = well i guess the 5billion on the planet. but lets be fair, because the wii can be played by everyone up to the age of 70. So that market is a lot larger, maybe unfair to the rest. Hope we have a happy ending.
This is such a desperate headline trying to make Sony look good. The Wii is number 2... TO THE DS LITE. It's still slaughtering the PS3/360 in sales and will be for a long time.
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