VG247 Writes: SCEE president, CEO and CFO of SCEE, has told VG247 it would be “absolutely great” if PS3 were to pass Xbox 360 in sale globally.
Okay, is this really a necessary story?
For N4G, yes it is lol.
shocking isn't. Who would have thought the head of a major corporation would like to see his company's products succeed? Also, fix the title of this article.
if microsoft doesn't get its act together they need to shift there focus from hand gestures for my multimedia functions to securing some solid exclusives its hard justifying paying for xbox live
@Opium When it has something to do with PS3 sales, yes it is necessary. @BulletproofVess 1. XBL is bullshit because of the fact that it is compulsory if you want to play online. 2. They don't know what the meaning "exclusive" really is. They think exclusive means only available on not more than 2 platforms. They also consider getting a game 1 month early as "exclusive". MS: "Only available On Xbox 360" My take: Bullsh!t
Wake me up when the PS3 gets hacked. As of now all I care about is PlayStation Move, Gran Turismo 5, Another Century R, Little Big Planet 2, Killzone 3, Uncharted 3, Mass Effect 2, inFamous 2, The Last Guardian, Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Ni no Kuni, Agent, Super Robot Wars, Twisted Metal, Sorcery, Tumble, Monster Hunter, Parasite Eve 4 Metal Gear 5 PSP2 Just PS3 games. Nothing else matters.
HAHAHA Looks Like 360 Fanboys Got PISSED!!!!!
insipite of being expensive and 1 year lead, PS3 is basically in second place. 360s lead is a sham, it can be pirated too. not impressive the lead.
dats wat i keep sayin and this even wat M$ knos its only da fanboys who like to deny it. 360 started wit ~9mil lead, back in 06-07 wit price advantage, games, always strong marketing, 360 shud have extended dat gap. 08 360 still had price advantage. PS3 didnt really take off till last year wit games, competing price, marketing. and dats why PS3 outsold 360 by 4mill units FY2010! if da 360 was really sellin well it wud be AT LEAST 9mil ahead uf PS3 but wit all advantages it shud be at 15-20 mil. its at~3mil a decline is nothin to bragg about
Gran Turismo 5.
every halo fan though already has a 360 for halo 3
... List your AAA exclusives Loyd.
@ the show stopper.... so shouldn't every GT fan already have a PS3?? @ silly.... so only "AAA" games are worth playing? Tell that to Wii owners.
last good title as bungie will no longer be making halo. and really how many halo prequels sequels can we handle without any innovation
Halo is suffering a disease called "over-milked"
no one will buy a 360 for reach.....because they already have one...same excuse you gave for ODST last year and ps3 still beat them in sales
There are too many racing games on the market that offer customization to your cars maybe not as good graphic's but still GT greatest features back then was the customization. GT5 won't nearly sell as much as everybody thinks it will
this is the reason xbox exclusives sell so well they have limited exclusives so one comes out and the audience has to buy it or let there xbox collect dust @absolutecarnage gt5 prologe sold 5 million units there is a huge following that has been waiting the entire console life to get there hands on this game. It will have one of the best releases and sales on the ps3 to date
Just like killzone 2 was suppose to destroy the 360 blah blah blah.... you would think that after years of ps3 fanboys pounding their chest claiming their game ( apparently it's GT5 for the moment) is going to destroy all, would shut up and wait and see if it's true.
When did PS3 fanboys ever say Killzone 2 was going to destroy 360 in terms of sales? That would be unrealistic, perhaps? Especially considering that at the time Killzone 2 released, the gap was like 12 million. But if there's one game that can change a 3.5 million gap, it's GT5 baby and you know it, troll. BTW, I'm bookmarking your account so that come January 2011, I'll PM you some messages only to know that your account has already been banned.
I don't care just give me good games, I don't own stock with Sony so I couldn't care less
Indeed, while all systems are doing well enough to stay afloat and preovide gret experiences for us there's little reason to care about sales of this, that or the other. So long as they all make their cake it's all good, no? Sure, we all have a preference, where we play our games given the choice for whatever reason but it shouldn't blind us the way it can some folk. Thngs like controller preference or not wanting to pay for onlione apart I can only imagine one rea reason for not wanting/caring if one of them does well and that's if you've a real issue with the way one of them(or more) conduct themselves or their business(like I ouldn't buy a PS3 right at launch because f Sony's arrogant comments and won't buy Forza3, despite being a fan of the series, because of their, and Greenawalt's ludicrously crass boasting and poll messing for a couple of examples). At one point I'd had it with MS because of a phone monkey abusing my wife, calling her a liar when she rang to report the replacement Elite they'd sent us the previous week was dead and I already felt they'd slightly used gamers by rushing the system out knowing it was under tested and under designed just to get the jump on Sony, buy out some exclusives AND get us gamers to bankroll it while they were the only HD console. Even so, when I finally got a nicely worded apology when the idiot in question got caught abusing another customer I calmed down. Whatever, it's that kind of thing that I think MIGHT be a fair reason for a dislike of one company or the other but what causes the undying love we see Lord only knows. I guess it might be that someone feels a company does things right quality wise(online service they love/get for free and/or the fact they support new experiences, interesting new game devs and ideas)but why that blinds someone to the others doing great things is beyond me. I got wound up, sometimes, when MS were laying off people and closing down studios yet still handing out the money for timed exclusives in the jrpg market that just seemed a total waste but I don't see the balance sheets and nor do the rest of us so what, really, do we know except it looks bad form the outside? Best, then , to have opinions on the individual issues rather than a blanket dislike for any of the companies involved and when they bring us series and games like Gears, Halo,ME, GT, GOW, Killzone, Uncharted, SMG1 and 2, TP, SS and a bunch more there's always SOMETHING to praise.
PS3's going through Rocky 1 syndrome. Though it may not win in the long run, its still won the hearts of millions as the underdog. This pretty much explains Sony's road for the past 4+ years. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
The underdog? You just called the PS3 and Sony the underdog this generation? Try over confident bullies who got their teeth kicked in for the first time and really have had to change things up and work hard to even position themselves to possibly take 2nd place in hardware numbers. Sony is a story of arrogance and triumph this generation. They were fools at launch and paid the price dearly. Sony rallied the past two years with some honest hard work, redesigns and price cutting to put them into a much better position. However...even with all that their bad decisions and late start have them still sitting in 3rd. Sure they are catching up...but ask any Sony exec. if they would rather be in a position of lead or catching up and they will tell you the obvious. No way is Sony happy about how this generation of consoles has played out. The PS3 should have been a shoe in for the top hardware but instead they will take 5yrs+ to acheive 2nd place...and there is no garauntee that will indeed happen contrary to the idiotic fanboys on this site.
i think both consoles are good my favourite console is the ps3 but who cares about which sells the most its about playing good games and having fun isnt that right ?
And it will be great once you do
It could happen whenever. It has a very high possibility.
We are number 1 in this ps3 fan eyes.
i agree with Dathwa i had a 360 broke 3 times in just 3 months soo i got a ps3 had it for a year never broke and its better anyway tbh
My PS3 broke 6 months in. While my 360 is still running strong and it's a launch beast. (knocks on wood)
who cares about 2 place pass the wii then ill be impressed ok................
ps3 still isnt as cheap as wiis launch price, ps3 at wiis price would rape wii, and ps2s install base going to ps3 would rape wii, so that wouldnt be impressive for ps3 to pass wii it would be embarassing for wii
The Wii has sold nearly as much as the other two consoles combined. Whatever you think of it, it is a success. You may not like the console, you may not like the games but clearly there are people out there who don't feel the same way. Nintendo are a big threat as they can bring out their next console much sooner because they have made profit from the start, something Sony and MS can't say. And the thing with Nintendo is you won't hear about it until they are ready. Like it or not but Nintendo, as they always have been, are a force to be reckoned with. They have been in this business far longer than the competition. I may not agree with everything they do but I have respect for them, they still make some of the finest games to grace a console.
You know that the PS3 would outsell the 360 in ONE WEEKEND if they priced it right. And no I'm not saying lower than $299. That's reasonable for what you're getting. Actually, it's more than "reasonable" it's a BARGAIN. BUT, the UK and Europe are getting SHAFTED with this whole $299 = £299/€299. Because $299 is actually £191. Sell the PS3 in the UK at that price.. heck, add £9 if you want! £199 PS3 and I'd buy my brother one. £259.99 is a bit too expensive.
Hardly going to say it would be rubbish. Honestly, this aint news.
Move will ensure that.
I also know a lot of people who had to buy more than one 360 because of rrod because they cba sending it back I don't know how many replaced it but this may impact sales slightly
They have been saying that from the beginning. It was suppose to pass the 360 the very 1st month. Sony dropped the PS3s price before it even came out. Then it was wait till ( Add a few 1st Party games here about 6 or 7 times) Then it was wait till HOME comes out. Then it was GAME OVER for the 360 when the PS3 dropped in price, thats happened a few times too. Then we had, now its definetly GAME OVER when the PS3 slim came out with yet another price drop. And now we are down to yet another game, wait till GT5. The SDF always mention the 360 head start but thats not Microsofts fault. The 360 was in short supply for the first 3 - 4 months aswell where as you could pick up a PS3 anywhere from day 1. Microsoft are not going to roll over no matter what Sony do. Kinect could really push the 360 because its aimed at the casuals so much. But a single game is not going to do it. Still I enjoy N4G its great entertainment.. I love sales. The NPD day is my favourite time of the month you guys crack me up...
I'd love to know what the number of actual, working consoles of both persuasions was today as I think it would be a VERY close run thing given how tight worldwide software sales are these days on most games(PS3 outdoing 360 by a margin on some while COD and others sell much better on 360)and that early(dunno what it is now but my latest Elite is nearly 20months old and no issues at all-easily the best one I've had)360 fail rate. Also, the yearly banning of modded 360s must have some impact as well given that these machines then, usually, go to an existence of playing just pirated offline games(I got offered one for, IIRC, £35 last time round with TOMNS of games on the HDD). Whatever, I think the figure of consoles working in people's houses right this minute will be a lot closer than the sales figures we get-which even then aren't very accurate given different nations doing retail differently and not all retailers being involved etc. I suppose the important issue, really, is that both are healthy and giving us what we like best-good games. Other than that it's only worth a passing interest.
he didn't count the millions of RROD xbox 360 consoles if he did then this clueless boss of european playstation would soon realize Ps3 is already ahead in the race. also what is great about it ? isn't Ps3 selling more consoles every year & it's software sales outselling xbox 360 software every week ?? Sony japan please fire this noob.
Repairs don't count towards sales. Can anyone get this fact through their head?
i can only imaging the horror if the Ps3 outsold the 360 the wave of butthurt 360 fanboys would be catastrophic.
killzone 3 resistance 3 motorstorm apocalypse infamous 2 horizon yakuza 4 ratchet & clank: all 4 one gran turismo 5 disgea 4 persona 5 ninokuni the next tales game socom 4 starhawk syphon filter medievil little big planet 2 uncharted 3 final fantasy versus 13 ape escape 4 ar tonelico 3 atelier rorona agent the last guardian poor sony
damn i need a job lol. once i get a good paying job, I'm gonna get every game on that list i promise that.
Playstation: It only does sequels /sarcasm *EDIT* Sure, nobody can take a joke about PS3.
is finally up.... http://www.vg247.com/2010/0...
I think this gen it will be pretty much a tie between 360 and PS3, but next gen PS4 will dominate - 360 has lost all of it's advantages except Halo which won't even be made by Bungie.
Just keep giving us the games we want. That's all that matters.
identifiesd the rabid fanboys and send them a free game for their hard effort on promoting the PS3 to the masses. that would explain the silliness we see everytime the sales subject comes into play. PS3 is on its way to selling 100 million untis in 9 to 10 years. that is top notch success
Sony have sold almost 150 million PS2s in 10 years, and it's the most successful home video game console, ever! Get your facts straight!
I want games. That's what matters to me.
lol keep trying sony.
i just dont see PS3 passing the 360 this gen. they had there best year in 09 with that amazing AAA lineup and the slim .... but the 360 is on a roll now ... especially with Reach, the arcade 360s, and Kinnect around the corner. Why is Sony adding more HDD and keeping the ps3 at the same price???? make a freakin entry level ps3 like the 360's arcade. the HDD can always be upgraded anyways... bring back the 40 gig at $199. if people run out of HDD space, too bad... just means they have to upgrade. if Sony would do that ... game over ... seriously. my opinion of course
People implied Mass Effect 2 wasn't coming to the PS3. People implied Bluray was gonna fail. If anything, I think it's safe to say that anything can happen.
PS3 has an unreal lineup of AAA exclusive games in 2011, along with 3D and Move support with their biggest games. 360 has barely anything going into 2011. Kinect might keep things even, but I still think 2011-12 will be the time.
It will happen eventually. The real test is the wii. The wii is slowing down though. I really do question if it could reach 100 million. PS3 is set to pass the 100 million mark with in 5 years time at the very least. Lets be honest here. PS3 is only going to go from strength to strength in coming years with 3d gaming, blu-ray mainstream,move gaming, more exclusives and $199 price point yet to be used. Wii and x360 has passed their peak and now they will start going downhill. They have used up all their price advantage and exclusive content too fast too early. Think about it. Sony still haven't released the first iteration of their flagship title (GT) and yet Nin and MS have already released 2 and 3 mario and halo's already. Worst still for Nin and MS is the fact that they have already been selling at mass market price for almost 2 years now. What this means is that people that wanted to buy a wii or x360 would have most likely bought one buy know with the price being affordable to mass consumers for a long time now. This is why Sony will always win. They think long term. Nin and MS were just thinking about doing the most they can in the beginning to kill Sony but they forgot out the gameplan 4-5 years down the road. If you people think Sony are doing great now. Wait until next year when the next year when Sony finally cut the PS3 price down to $199 with blu-ray/3d going mass,3d gaming taking off on top of new iteration of great PS exclsuives like Uncharted,DS and GOW announcements among other things. It will be PS2 all over again.
HELLS YEAH! + Bubbles
ohh men everyone that knows some math, knows too that there is not time to catch 360 because in 2011 november there will be the big news of a new console 720 witch will take the kinect to a new label. And with the turbocharge of the slim, Kinect, halo reach and gears there is no time to catch it. For this people who think halo won't sale consoles.........lets wait is just about days so you see how wrong you are.
But 5 years into this gen and the gap has only been cut in half, and that's after the price drops and redesign. MS in on a roll with the new slim, the arcades, and you never know, Kinect might be the next "big thing." I know I never expected the Wii to sell the huge amount it has. I really don't see the PS3 passing the 360 before next gen comes around, however, fanboys will always say "this is the year for PS3" just like in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
For £135 you can buy a 360 elite with a game, and despite the fact that PS3 does have more exclusives 360 still has the best online service and and multiplats that are consistently good quality, yes the 360 had a rough start with hardware problems but take that away and you are left with a fantastic console that most can afford, can't you guys see that people are happy with it? all the spin in the world does not stop someone going to a game store and seeing that apart from the odd exclusive they can play all the games on the other console but for less, and not everyone is that bothered about bluray, just play the games for goodness sakes.
It's mainly to do with price tbh. PS1 In UK was £300 at launch. PS3 is at £300 now after all this time, in some places you can get it cheaper. I'm not sure how many will buy GT, but i'm guessing it won't just be Normal GT Fans. This game has some much content and things that have never been done before in a racing game. With the inclusion of Nascar i think alot of americans will be buying a new PS3 with the game. We'll see.
love the machine, cherish the machine. it opened the the door for blu-ray quality movies and great games. ps3 is progression forward, but any movement in any direction is progression so enjoy the 360 and wii as well...
Time will tell just remember 10 years for Sonys PS3. Every PlayStation gets supported for 10 years...Heck the sales for fiscal year 2010 for the PS2 were 6.7mill and that has been out for 10 years.Sony is here to run a marathon the competition not so much...
devil may cry final fantasy metal gear tekken And some others were part of ps3 exclusive now they are not and the world hasn't end for PS3 so i don't see why be worry about ME plus ME3 will come first to 360 6 month later to PS3. You will see that ME2 will sell shit in PS3!
it is ok, you can have my internet shoulder to cry on...
So that means ME2 sold like shit on 360 right. If it sold better on 360 it wouldn't be on PS3 now will it.
Of course it will past the 360. Look at what the PS3 offers compared to 360. Look at the games. Enough said.