Analysis: Xbox 360 or PS3: Which performed better in 2010?

Gameesmint: Gamersmint takes a look back at the year gone by and compares various aspects of both the Xbox 360 and PS3 during this year and tries to find out which performed better overall:

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EasilyTheBest2915d ago

PS3 1st half of the year.

Xbox 360 2nd half of the year.


cyborg2915d ago

Both reach and Kinect and Black Ops have made the holidays dominated by Xbox 360

Biggest2914d ago

Is that how the sales talk has evolved? It's all about general sales until they change. Then it's about lifetime sales until they change. Now it's about half year sales and quarter sales. . . And only in the US mind you. What's next? Local sales per selected sales outlets? How about we pick a sales point to fight over and keep it that way. The PS3 has higher overall sales this year. The PS3 has higher overall sales per year in existence. The 360 has higher overall sales from 2005-2010.

RedRedSuitSDF2908d ago (Edited 2908d ago )

@Cyborg Agreed...and it's easy to see that. Anyone who disagrees, is in fanboy denial.

HarryMonogenis2915d ago

It's going to get hot in here in a minute.

fr0sty2915d ago (Edited 2915d ago )

this article failed when it hit the sales... it completely left europe out of the equation (where ps3 has steadily outsold 360 most of the year), didn't mention total sales for the year (or even try to estimate), didn't calculate who was ahead for the year, and didn't even quote the right month when they mentioned the black friday sales from last month (they said it was december sales).

morganfell2915d ago

Agreed. I was just getting ready to post the same thing. I bookmarked the article for the time when the official numbers are released around April it will be one more site that has to pull a vgchartz and say, "oh, we made an error in our estimates."

Clarence2915d ago (Edited 2915d ago )

You are correct sir. In fact the PS3 has sold more than the 360 worldwide in 2010. The 360 has sold around 10m while the PS3 in close to 12m. Sony projects PS3 sales to reach 15m by the end of the fiscal year. Which is in March. When the actual numbers come out, the PS3 will most likely be past the 360 in console sales

Terror_B2914d ago

"When the actual numbers come out, the PS3 will most likely be past the 360 in console sales"

Been hearing that for 4 years now.

ico922914d ago (Edited 2914d ago )

its funny because even after The 360S even after Halo Reach, even after Kinect you would expect the 360 to be destroying the ps3 now , like the fanboys predicted even after all that it hasn't amounted to shit,

RageAgainstTheMShine2914d ago (Edited 2914d ago )

at least the PS3 is doing very well in the US and does not tank like the 360 does in Japan : )

because if you compare the budget both manufacturers spend on advertising and stealing ...I mean licensing games we know who is the biggest looser & who outspends who

and we know who drives more hardware out of piracy demands with no return in software sales

in the end its who earns legitimate success in terms of goals/objectives not just revenue

JRobes2914d ago (Edited 2914d ago )


i'm pretty sure the ps3 had a hardware refresh too and that the ps3 fanboys were saying all along how much kinect would fail... If thats the case, the PSMove failed WAY harder after looking at sales. I still say the xbox is doing great considering it is a whole year older than the ps3. I fully expected to have the next generation of console by now but both microsoft and sony have done a great job extending the life of their respective consoles.

Also, when did any xbox fanboys ever say the xbox would be destroying the ps3 after the kinect launch? as i remember the flame wars, a lot of the xbox loyalists even bashed the kinect. I know i wont be picking one up until Steel Battalion...

RedRedSuitSDF2908d ago

It's because USA is the most important place in the world when it comes to game sales.

fr0sty2908d ago

The US is only ahead in overall sales over Europe and other territories by a small margin. sales last week in europe vs. USA were within 100-150k consoles for each console out there, except for Xbox 360 which did much worse in Europe than it did in the US (almost 400k less).

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rrw2915d ago (Edited 2915d ago )

i am just wondering what MS have in there sleeves in 2011 consider they already announced slimmer xbox and new hardware. it seem MS last ace card is simply another halo game.

while sony have open to have chance to announced cheaper model (less hardrive memory). not to mention they need to add google tv attached to PS3. so along with better exclusives than xbox sony basically have more better future.

For 2012, sony probably focused on PSP2 than ps3. that why they want to make big push on 2011 for ps3


Well console is not as easy to slim down as mobile phone. even they did they will be barely the difference and very not cost effective if they keep releasing new edition.

EasilyTheBest2915d ago

How about a new even slimmer 360 that they give away free as long as you take out a Live sub.
A little like how mobile phones are sold.
Now that would be an announcement.

You never know with MS.

InTheKnow2914d ago (Edited 2914d ago )

What M$ has up their sleeve??? a console that is far more profitable than PS3. A return to PC gaming with some huge announcements in 2011. A launch of the windows 7 gaming and phone platform. Kinect is selling really well and has a stellar line up for 2011. Lets not forget the consistent rumor of a new machine in holiday the new tablets coming to the market in 2011 including one from M$ that will be a gaming platform as well with xbox connectivity. How much money do you think M$ made on XBL this year alone?

Sony's may appear to have a larger volume of exclusives for 2011 but it has come at the very costly expense of a terrible 2010 and a good old fashion beat down during the holidays. Multi-plats consistently sell far more on 360 than PS3 and 2011 has a plethora of third party games that no doubt will look, sell, and play better on 360...just like in 2010, 2009,2008,2007,2006.

The North American market place is by far the most lucrative market place in the world...everybody knows that. Is the rest of the world important, maybe even critical???...of course, but companies know where the money's at. This may change in the future ( 50 years or so when China and Brazil take over ) but right that's the way it is.

The PS3 camp has said the same thing every year and every year M$ stays ahead of the mighty " we sold 100++ million PS2's " Sony. Everybody laughed at M$...nobody is laughing now 5+ years later.

BTW...E3 will have many surprises for everyone. ;D

rrw2914d ago (Edited 2914d ago )

Let see,

Xbox 40 million in 5 years.
ps3 40 million in 4 years.
the gap is getting closer as the year march on.

this indicate that PS3 will catch the addition year of sales that MS have. do the Sony strategy is been proven work

both MS and Sony will NOT releasing new console on 2012 because people dont need better console for now and console is still expansive. not to mention MS himself said that kinect will make xbox live 5 years longer.

well that is correct that America is the biggest market. BUT if you combine world game market is about less than halves, also worth noting that America market is now stagnant while developing country like brazil will expand their market. so by putting investment on this area, it will gurantee that sony market will developing much faster than MS in which will surpassing america market

homer2914d ago

Last time I checked, PS3 had more quality exclusives than the 360 and have outsold the 360 this year WW.

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wdeath2915d ago

Although the Xbox 360 has sold more units this year, it's more because of MS wise marketing power rather than the content released for it, I mean the PS3 has had a lot more quality content released for it this year and it shows and it's being considered a slow year in terms of exclusives for it.

DavidBanner2914d ago

yep wise marketing power $500million in marketing to sell 200 units @ $1

Microsoft all the way

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psb2915d ago

The PS3 has had more success in terms of exclusives for sure. GoW3, HR, GT5 have all sold in millions compared to MS's only exclusive which is Reach

gdogg9792915d ago (Edited 2915d ago )


so what about mass effect 2,metro 2033,alan wake,crackdown 2,splinter cell and fable 3...because when i last looked im pretty sure you can't play any of them on the ps3 as it stands??

whats with the bias,both consoles had a great year with exclusives.simple as.

though going into 2011 sony definitely has more exclusives announced and microsoft is going to have to pull a big one out their ass to top them this year (exclusives wise anyway)

oh and if your going on sales...fair enough some didnt do great but splinter cell and fable are into the millions.

digitalivan2915d ago

Mass Effect 2 is coming to ps3. Alan Wake and Crackdown were shity games, and you can play the other games on the PC (since almost all console owners have decent pc's) and even they weren't AAA material.
Xbox exclusives suck and the good ones are relased once a year. /thread

punisher992914d ago

"so what about mass effect 2,metro 2033,alan wake,crackdown 2,splinter cell and fable 3...because when i last looked im pretty sure you can't play any of them on the ps3 as it stands??"

The problem is that Mass Effect 2 and Splinter Cell: Conviction are not xbox 360 exclusives. The article is talking about "exclusives".

Biggest2914d ago

Alan Wake and Crackdown 2 are 360 exclusives. Alan Wake is the only worthwhile exclusive he mentioned. Crackdown 2 would have been worthwhile if it were priced at $15.

I find it crazy that some people have to fabricate "facts" to appear fair and balanced. Sometimes, one thing is better than the other. The 360 may be great for some things, but the exclusive game line-up isn't one of those things.

homer2914d ago

Do you know what Metro 2033, Fable 3, Splinter Cell, and Mass Effect 2 have in common though? They are multiplats. So, actually, you are dead wrong.

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CaptainPunch2915d ago

I think the PS3 had a better year than the 360, and it looks like it will be the same in 2011.

The Creep2914d ago

do you play super street fighter 4?

CaptainPunch2914d ago

Yeah big fan of the series, haven't played it in awhile though.

shutupandplay2915d ago

In terms of sales, the 360 is absolutely crushing the PS3! In terms of games I would give it to the 360 as well.

RIP_Weazel2915d ago (Edited 2915d ago )

"Give it" in a sexual sense?!
Whatever floats your boat mate, but watch out during a prolonged 'session'.
I heard that they get hot..
(Tsk - I just play games!)

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punisher992914d ago

I guess you believe that only the U.S.A exist and that gaming doesnt ever happen no where but in the U.S.

Terror_B2914d ago

Totally agree, the 360 games are better, much better, thats why they sell more.

Quality sells.

RIP_Weazel2914d ago (Edited 2914d ago )

Slow clap Terror_B.
You playing sales? Let me introduce you to the undisputed champions:

The 20 best-selling console/handheld games, not originally bundled with a console/handheld system.

Wii Play (Wii – 27.38 million, Wii remote bundled with all copies)[68]
New Super Mario Bros. (DS – 24.13 million)[68]
Mario Kart Wii (Wii – 24.01 million)[67]
Nintendogs (DS – 23.26 million, all five versions combined)[68]
Wii Fit (Wii – 22.61 million)[68]
Wii Sports Resort (Wii – 20.94 million)[67]
Pokémon Red and Blue (Game Boy – 20.68 million approximately: 10.23 million in Japan,[47] 9.85 million in US)[19]
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! (DS – 18.72 million)[68]
Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES – 18 million)[100]
Mario Kart DS (DS – 17.90 million)[68]
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl (DS – 17.39 million)[79]
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2 - 17.33 million)[107]
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii – 16.73 million)[67]
Wii Fit Plus (Wii – 15.22 million)[67]
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec (PS2 – 14.89 million shipped)[96]
Pokémon Gold and Silver (Game Boy Color – 14.51 million approximately: 7.6 million in US,[19] 6.91 million in Japan)[47]
Super Mario Land (Game Boy – 14 million)[100]
Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day! (DS – 13.71 million)[69]
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire (GBA – 13 million)[78]
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen (GBA – 11.82 million

Quality? In some cases, but painfully obviously, not in all.
It just boils down to mass market acceptance and how 'casual' your games are pal.

Angels37852912d ago

You are one of the most ignorant people on N4G.

Angels37852912d ago (Edited 2912d ago )

What world are you living in? When was the Last time a 360 game won GOTY? Your probably one of those people who also think 360 has better graphics than ps3. So I ask when was the last time a 360 game won best graphics on ANY site? Uncharted 2 one of the most decorated games in history is not on the 360. Dont believe me?

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