Not surprisingly, Sony has kicked off their press conference with updated sales figures and other relevant statistics. These involve both the PS3 and PS2, and just about all these numbers are pretty darn rosy.
140 million ps3s sold in PAL territories by 2010? thats like two and a half years away. great news but that seems a little bit of a stretch
EDIT: o i see now that it doesnt specifically say 140 mil ps3s, just playstation consoles. that makes a lot more sense. it would be great if they could tell us how many theyve sold now.
so i think they mean PS2, PS3, and PSP combined.
And i didn't disagree with you by the way.
Yeah I think they mean Playstation consoles in general. 140 million PS3's would be daft, even for Sony.
I see we have a lurking troll disagreeing with people for no reason
since ps3 is the second most selling console in EU.
the only dead console there is x360 ---which no one buys.
PLAYSTATION brand is massive in EU.
I predict 60m ps3s by 2010 in EU
and 20 m wiis by 2010
ofcourse x360 would be dead last with just 6 m consoles by 2010 there
140 MILLION PS3'S BY 2010, ARE THEY ON CRACK.
I dont see any good number in this article for PS3. So Can't do any trash talking yet.. LOL give me a chart will ya.
80 million PS1s
120 million PS2s
25 million PSPs
Approx: 5 million PS3s
230 Million PlayStation consoles around the world.
Edit: OHHH PAL Territories, my bad, sorry, I fail at reading :(
It was for sales only in PAL regions, as they were directing the comments mainly to the European audience.
Sony's Playstation 3 will soon or later catch up to their expectations.
you know...i hate to say this but...sony needs to slowly stop supporting the ps2.
i know so many sony supporters who are not going to ever buy a ps3 or any other console for that matter as long as they have games for the ps2.
they tell me that they see no reason to get a ps3 when they are perfectly happy with their ps2.
if they stopped support over time...i think they might have a lot more fence sitters jump over.
it is funny that sony is in some ways competing against itself...not to mention the huge install base of the Wii and 360.
just my thought...not that what i think is true.
edit: i might add that it must be hard for them to ignore the install base of the ps2...this has to be something they are looking at.
PS2 outsells x360 10:1 in JAPAN
Ps2 outsells x360 5:1 in EU and by 100k in NA
MS needs to stop making defective x360 alltogether.
No sony supporter would ever buy an x360.
Huge install base?????????????????????????? ??????????????
Ps3 has sold around 6m consoles till date
x360 has only sold 10.4 million consoles till date despite having a 1 year headstart
SHUT the f*** up u BOT
ps3 is trailing both x360 and wii by just 4 million units
UR GARBAGE BOX 360 will never be able to beat ps3 in any territory
on the other hand.. the ps2s are still selling.. meaning people still want them.. and i think that sometime next year they probably will stop..
but then on the other hand when you have a 120 million based plattform.. and you make a good game you cash in millions... and like it or not businesses like money.. so even thou the time will come for our precious ps3s to shine, i don't mind sony make a few extra mills if not billions in order to support the ps3 a lot more in the long run
Why are you attacking him? He didn't say anything negative about the PS3 itself, just that the PS2 is a sort of double edged sword for Sony. And it's true too because there are many people who are still buying the PS2 because it's cheaper and still has lots of current game support. The PS3 can do 95% of everything the PS2 can, so why continue to make it? It's just causing people to get distracted from making the jump to the next console.
I guess rabid fanboyism knows no rationality though...
edit: I agree, BulletToothTony
patience.. all you need is patience. Look at it this way, as long as sony is supporting ps2 content, they are building more and more confidence with consumers about their dedication to their consoles. As long as people are still buying ps2's, its bringing in lots of money for sony. If ps2 owners can still buy new content for their system for another year or 2, thats a 9 year life span right there. Which console do you think they are going to jump into after that? Sony is going to keep coming with the new and innovative stuff for ps3. They are not forcing you to upgrade your system, something M$ did when they abandoned the xbox. How's that for choice?
But I bet you that those ps2 owners have plans on purchasing a ps3 sooner or later just not now.
Larry you Sony D$%k Ryda STFU, will you.
Ri0tSquad - and how do you know by the time they might be ready to purchase, other competition might be readily available and much much cheaper. Just cause your a PS2 owner, everyone seems to think you will not own no other consoles or jump ship.
Nobody knows..thats why it will not be like last GEN.
Thats all I have to say, CHEERS!
ps2 is outselling the x360 all over the world
MS needs to stop making the x360 ---beaten by PS2,PSP ,PS3 and all other consoles in the market
sony likes to use alot of graphs, and presentations to confuse the consumer so they believe that the system will deliver on every thing promised.
PS1, PS2, PSP, and PS3 all delivered more or less on everything they promised.
Giving me a good time...I don't see why people keep saying they underdeliver. I just choose to look past the marketing talk and listen to what they're deliberately saying...
And don't bring out quotes like 4D gaming,and a bunch of other stupid quotes, those quotes have no relevance to how I enjoy my consoles.
There is a big difference in enjoying something and delivering everything that was promised.
The first is fine no matter what is said, but the second depends very much on quotes from the company.
I could tell you that I can be your personal chef for a year for $1,000,000 and I guarentee you will lose 15 pounds just by eatting my food, then give you food that tastes great but is high in fat.
You would end up enjoying the year of food, but I doubt you would ever dream of saying I delivered on everything I promised.
That being said, I don't mind if a company can't deliver everything they say will happen. I do mind when they make stupid claims that they know they can't make happen. 4D gaming is an example of that.
You can enjoy the PS3, but that doesn't change the fact that its not a 4D gaming experiance, as was promised. Enjoyment and delivery of promises don't always match up.
will take over by summer of 08.
soon or later Sony's Playstation 3 will catch up to Box 360 and beat it by far. Box 360 got a head start.
I own 3 Playstation 2 and 1 Playstation 3, 1 psp and I'm planning to get one more Playstation 3+i'm going to get a PSP Slim when release date come.
I've always been with Sony all long.
I don't own a Box 360 and never will.
I might change my mind when Killer Instinct 3 comes out.
Rareware isn't use to be like in the old days. Top people who make Killer Instinct have already left the company and RAREWARE isn't working on any Killer Instinct. MS pay $300 millions for RAREWARE.
sony has big king for what 12 years now?
u think greedy MS will win the console war hahaha
the Wii has already tooken over 1st place
sales of the 360 have been nose diving hardcore even with the price drops and halo3 wont push alot of consoles as every1 that loves halo already has one
PS3 and all its hardware (PS2/PSP) have spiked up big time and no signs of it slowing down since home and the AAA titles are lined up next week starting of with warhawk
ur be a retard 2 think the PS3 is dead..its doing better then the 360 at this point of time...i just can picture if the PS3 launched side by side with the PS3 - the numbers would be brutal for the 360 - no wonder MS was so scared and just pushed the 360 out the door eevn tho they knew it was unstable
I owned ps1 and ps2. The ps2 failed but got lucky and got a free one which i sold off for couple of bucks to pick up a 360. Only stupid brainwashed kids are the ones which will wait a year or two to pick up a ps3 if they can afford a 360. They're loosing on quality next gen games and by the time they see games coming on ps3 the time will be near for the new next gen era. I'm sure out of 140Million ps2s 40% would be repurchase cuz the earlier one died. I can't even look at ps2 games they really look quite bland.
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