Graph shows simple release date alignment of July NPD numbers.
This puts the Wii about 4 months ahead of the 360 in sales. Not too shabby for a so called "Fad"! The ps3 is not doing too bad for its time-frame either considering the price and everything.
PS3 sales started to drop off (relative to Xbox 360 sales) at month 5 after launch... and have stayed below Xbox 360 ever since...
and you have to consider this: that's even after the $100 price cut.
if Sony has any more trick, they better pull it out of the hat fast...
Here is the chart that should have been used. This it world numbers that show the PS3 is leading over the 360 in it's timeframe.
I've just looked at the chart. The red line (PS3) and green line (Xbox 360) overlap -- almost exactly.
But look at the blue line. Wii will be literally "off the chart" very soon.
BTW, that's the *North American* figures. If you go to VGChartz.com and graph only the American figures, *it looks exactly like this chart.*
WHOcares rOUND pEG..WHY ARE U SO HORRIFIED... 360 is beating a 500 dollar system by the skin of its teeth!! And losing the worldwide market by TENS of THOUSANDS a month...PS2,PSP,PS3 vs. 360...Bro ur a joke stop trying to prove something... PS1 n ps2 are the besselling systems of all time...not the sh!tbox..there is nothing to prove except 360 is inferior! Always will be on a WORLDWIDE scale!
Interesting to see that the demand-constrained PS3 performed like the supply-constrained 360 for the first couple of months, but then the two went their separate ways.
And the 360 curve clearly shows that the "wait for PS3" effect was real; once the PS3 and Wii were out and fully evaluated, that's when 360 took off.
If there was ever a need to prove that the console market is, indeed, price-sensitive, this is it.
not another chart. this shows nothing new. il be intrested in seeing a chart after christmas. but what the hell is this all about. and why a north american grapth to make the ps3 look bad
And the chart is not there to make anybody look good or bad; all it does is report the numbers and the trends.
You put those into context (release dates, supply conditions, game releases, etc) and you get a pretty good feel for what the market thinks of each of the three products.
The bottom line is that the market is saying that cheap matters more than HD graphics.
Not exactly a revelation is it?
but im also sayin this is nothing new. we kno all this already. we kno that wii is sellin good everywhere. we kno that xbox is selling better than ps3 in america. we kno xbox is being slaughtered in japan by the wii and ps3. we also kno that in europe that the ps3 is doin slightly better than the 360.
That's what I was going to say.
Why show just US charts.
Everybody knows that it's Xbox land.
PS3 has EU and Japan.
Wii has everywhere.
PS3 is not doing slightly better in EU.
It's doing way better and it's picking up more and more.
Xbox 360 has the US.
Wii has Japan and everywhere else.
PS3 does not really have Japan and EU... because Wii has it.
Round peG u are just a moron... how does 360 have the U.S...pllleeaaasseee feel me in...thE Playstation brandname hAs the whole world and has for the past 13 years... I wouldn't consider a 320-400 dollar system barely beating a 500 dollar system(by 11,000) and losing to every other console in the overall market but sh!t outta luck... u can love ur unreal shooters all u want I know it, I just know xbox 360 will end up in a DISTANT third to Sony and Nintendo in the end...meaning 8-9 years. LMAO
Being that this is strictly consoles sales for the US, I wonder if the graph for worldwide sales follows a similar pattern?
The fact that none of the consoles are flat-lining is a great thing for the gaming industry.
it dont trust med eni more
dis is bulshit
there was a big jump in Xbox360 sales 13th to 14th month, what was the occasion?
Gears of War
November 06 was the 12th full month of sales for 360.
The big jump in 360 sales came dec 06, once people actually saw the PS3 in action and discovered there were no Wii's to be bought anywhere.
or the big leap in sales could of be due to the biggest holiday for consoles to be sold, CHRISTMAS.
...then why didn't all the consoles experience the same bump?
Because there were no Wii's to be bought anywhere and the PS3 didn't inspire anybody to drop $600.
That's all I said.
There were a lot of fence-sitters waiting to see the PS3 before buying a console.
Once they saw the PS3 in action many of them moved off the fence in one direction or another.
Most moved to 360.
That's what the chart shows.
it was X-mas and the game was Gears of War
Going to get a bunch of "just wait, soon, someday, 08, 09, 10, 10yr console, potential and a sh!t load of more waits" from the PS3 fans but in reality it's always a 100% no show.
Bioshock and Halo 3 will repeat and surpass the Gears of War spike last year for 360.
Ohhh you fanboys...who cares buy one now and the others when beter games come out and another price drop comes. NOTICE how I didnt mention a console.
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