The Japanese electronics company Sony set itself for its play console PS3 ambitious paragraph goals for Europe: "we want to remove to at the end of March the installed basis of the PS3 from at present 1.35 on five million units".
That's not a unrealistic number and considering great PS fanbase in Europe, hopefully it can be achieved.
More then likely it will.
It will definatley happen march 08 is when FFXIII is released.
by march means...by march not march 31st or whatever, It means that once march gets here they want to have sold that many consoles...so ff13 doesn't apply.
@cloud360 -"It will definatley happen march 08 is when FFXIII is released."
by march we still will not see a demo for that game.aqure wont publish game for ps3 until atleast april.check the link
http://kotaku.com/gaming/no... http://greatgamesblog.org/2... http://www.joystiq.com/2007...
killzone will not be relased befor the spring:
1UP: You guys are aiming for a spring release?
Heide: We're aiming for a 2008 release. That is the politically correct term. [laughs]
Quote WilliamRLBaker - 1.3 - "umm cloud...
by march means...by march not march 31st or whatever, It means that once march gets here they want to have sold that many consoles...so ff13 doesn't apply."
Quote avid Reeves: "Wir wollen bis Ende März die installierte Basis der PS3 von derzeit 1,35 auf fünf Millionen Einheiten ausbauen"
Translation: "We want to build up the install base of now 1.35 mil PS3 to 5 Mill ps3 BY THE END OF MARCH"
What part of "by the END of March" was unclear ? Or is the END of March suddenly the 1st ? As far as i know March ends one second after March 31st 11:59.59 PM, so the 31st of March sound about right to me, this would then INCLUDE FF13 if it is not delayed, which is very likely(the delay ...).
Not trying to start a flamewar, but you should not fully trust google translations, especially not german -> english translations *hehe*
I believe SONY would meet its goal
However one should not forget that ps3 outsells x360 3:1 in EUROPE
x360 is the least selling console in the world . It is constantly being outsold by ps3 on a worldwide basis.
In japan ps3 outsells x360 10:1
sorry didn't see the by the end of.
and larry you pull numbers out ur ass...we never on a steady basis have concrete numbers out of europe, So you have no proof ps3 outsells 360 in any place but japan.
gona take a price drop for xmass
Yeah! Though every console manufacturer WANTS to sell consoles, allot of things could happen before march.
definitely achievable. I thought they were releasing killzone in europe before the u.s. if that's the case they should have no problem.
Sounds at least plausible, ~ 1,3 mill in the low sales month of April-August = 7 Month to go, which include the Holiday season. So a bit more than double the current amount sounds reachable.
Its at ~ 100k per week worldwide now, so in 28 weeks thats 2.8 million without the holiday bonus. A million extra for the holiday season sounds about right imho.
considering the number of great games and community thingie (eg HOME, Littlebigplanet), PS3's future looks bright.
The figure could go over 3.65mill.
NEVER GOING TO HAPPENED unless, they cut price. Do you american guys realize how expensive PS3 is here? 900 USD to be more precise.
im english and we are more expensive than you. i save good deal of money before UK launch thanks to sony's delay.
im happy with my PS3 and still am.
If you go to UK PS forum, more and more new people often join and say that they bought PS3 and loved it. i rarely seen people complained about high prices.
especially when the exchange rate isn't equal, you can't exactly compare prices. how can people never understand that? I never go to a taco shop on the corner and say "well this is cheaper in mexico, charge me in pesos!" how lame is that logic?
Easily possible in Europe, considering that the PS3 has already sold well over one million in Europe in five months, and that this year will mark the PS3's first Christmas in Europe, when PS3 sales will undoubtedly boom.
They will do that easy, heck even by the end of they year they could do that, with Singstar, PES, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue plus PS fanbase in Europe will be easy for them
With european games coming out such as Heavenly Sword, Haze, and Little Big Planet, those should fit right with the European consumers. And then Gran Turismo 5 prolouge is sure to be a system seller because Europeans like racing games and nothing is bigger than Gran Turismo in racing. I don't think they will get to 3.65 million units more, but I do they think they will get close like 2.7-3.0 million. The PS3 is stll pricy and I think they will drop the price soon because they haven't had a price drop yet in Europe. If they do drop the price then 3.65 million would seem more realistic.
Why don't you first release and sell new interesting games, before thinking to push hardware without anything to play on it?
Dont blame Sony.
You could have said that to microsoft's xbox360. When it was launched, few games were released.
Don't you remember the wait on 360, i had to wait til gears to play a top 360 game. But im sure your fanboyish ways make sure you forget that
So far they managed 1.3 Million in 5 month with, to quote you from several older comments, "no games"
So it is not unlikely to make that target. Heck if they continue like now, to quote you again, "with no games", and if X-Mass would not exist they would end at roughly 3.3 at the end of March. So they would sell another 2 million, without games. Seems to me they where right when they claimed "People will buy it even without games"
i didn't realize only Sony released games for the gaming hardware they sell,
thanks for letting me know about that, why bother posting if all you can muster is utter garbage
get back under the bridge you trolls call home
Europe's lineup of PS3 titles are what's going to sell the console. It's good that Sony has more clout than just the North American market.
Not gonna happen without a price drop and fresh new games. Simply wont without them.
the 3FIXME has stopped being any real competition in Europe, PS3 should go well over that. Europeans are a little wacky, they like to buy stuff that doesn't break down on them.
again i read something clearly written by someone from another planet to me, the 360 is far from dead in europe it's thriving or are you to blinkered to see it.
As for your comments about Europeans have you met any lately ?? i doubt it as your blinkers are clearly fixed on something else you ineptly try to defend even if it doesn't need it.
you also seem to know all about Europeans and the buying habits they have , you clearly have no clue about anything to do with anything outside of your own little world
i guess you must live under a bridge with the other trolls
(do you share blinkers or have you a set each)
my own opinion is if Sony want to sell an additional 3.65 million units in Europe a price cut will have to happen this side of Christmas and even then they will do well to shift that many
I expect a Heavenly Sword/Lair/Haze (choice of two) bundle with an extra "rumble" enabled sixaxis controller for around the £349 mark would get the ball rolling, they could even throw in a couple of Blu Ray films like 300 and spider man 3
considering Christmas is coming,the price drops, some top titles comming out soon ,and of coure MGS4 will help achieve that target alone
Do we have a bad german/english translation here? I read that Sony intends to sell an additional 3.65 mil. PS3s by the end of March which would bring the EU install base up to 5 million units, but if I'm reading this correctly their goal isn't very realistic at all unless they're planning on cutting the price in half for the holidays.
Yes, it can.
If Sony are confident with those kind of odds, who am i to argue! :)
I got my 360 the day it launched, and I also got my PS3 the day it launched. The common argument seems to be that the 360 didn't have any games its first year just like the PS3 doesn't have any games in ITS first year. The difference is this: The 360 had some good games, but they weren't AAA titles. During the PS3's first year, they had almost the exact same titles that were on the 360. Except for Resistance and Motorstorm (the only good PS3 exclusive games), there wasn't anything I needed a PS3 for.
My PS3 is being used for Blu-Ray movies until KZ2 or MGS4 or SOMETHING REALLY good comes out. Maybe that will be Heavenly Sword. My Wii gets used when I have a party at my house. My 360 gets used for general gaming and for music at the same parties.
I have been extremely disappointed with the PS3 as far as gaming goes, but that is mainly because I have other avenues of gaming. If I didn't have a Wii and a 360, then maybe I would feel like I had enough to tide me over until something big hit. But that isn't the case, I am hoping that SOMETHING pops up soon to make me happy I purchased a $600 console.
x360 has no good games.
GEARS and BIOSHOCK are on PC and mass effect is already a FLOP.
HALO 3 is nothing more than a cartoon.
I had an x360 too.
I sold it a month ago for 200$. No one wants to buy an x360 too.
i have like 20 Blue Ray movies.
Not only do i play games like NGS,RESISTANCE and MOTORSTORM i get to watch HI DEF movies @ 1080p at 24hertz
unlike GBOX 360 owners who have a 2$ DVD player that breaks down 2 days after purchase
ME isnt a flop that was his opinion. every other site loved ME. why not wait for the reviews to come in and then judge.
you might think Halo 3 is a cartoon but that cartoon is sure as hell gonna sell. and you never had a 360 stop lying.
stop being a blind fanboy for once in your life and realize that all the systems are good in their own way. or is that to much to ask for?
I had to unignore you to see that you were talking to me, Larry.
I am not going to get into a Game List War with you, Larry. Because I have the same three games YOU do, and I am not playing them anymore. I have moved on to, and in a lot of cases better, new games. For instance, I am playing BioShock right now. Sure, it is on PC, but it is also on my 50 inch plasma. I love Gears of War, but I am not playing it right now either.
So, in the end, you and I have very similiar setups for our PS3's, but I have more games, period, because I have my 360.
Wake up, Larry, it is a great time to be a gamer, a depressing time to be a single console fanboy.
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