"Sales at the end of the year are as we expected," Executive Vice President Kazuo Hirai, who also heads the company's games unit, told reporters at a roundtable in Tokyo.
WOOOW 15 million in Sony's business year!?! They deserve it. They are going to do way better next year, with all the great games coming out. Thank you Sony for the greatest gaming experience. MAKEoBELIEVE @ zootang yeaahh imagine if they cut the price, woow. It will sell better than when the PS Slim was announced. and also Sony are saying the PS3 maybe can sell more than the PS2. http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... Sony UK boss Ray Maguire admits there is a "long way to go", and recognises that "most of the PS2 product we sold was sold at £150 or below" "If you could get a PS3 for a hundred pounds... Can you imagine? It could go much higher and last longer."
I think next year could see the $199/£199 price mark. 3D, Blu-Ray, Media streamer with a huge number of exclusives all for $199. I think it's a bargain now, it will be a steal at $199
I await 'Microsoft comments on Sonys expected sales numbers, "Microsoft on track to sell 30 mln 360's in 2010/11"' you know its coming, not because they are but its just the way shiz works
I bought my first PS3 at launch. A 60Gb version. It was an higher price but there was so much included that it was the better value in the long run. A much better value. From that moment I purchased the PS3 I never bought another DVD. All Blurays. In fact, I received the first 5 free as part of the Bluray qualifying deal for certain players of which the PS3 was one. Right down the line the PS3 has been a great deal. This will be an absolutely huge year for the PS3. Sony still has quite a few studios that have been working on unannounced projects for over a year. It will be interesting to see what unfolds. When a price drop comes, and it is only a matter of when, it will be the final damn break for most people.
to make comparison last year they get 13 million. i predict they will get 18-20 million of sales next year since huge number of exclusivity. i think is possible to get price cut consider blue ray is getting cheaper and what sony do is offering smaller HDD to cut the cost.
omfg sony you deserve it *tears* the best gaming experience ive ever had was allways from a playstation console or handheld
Amiga > 360 > N64 > PS2. Most of my best memories are from the Amiga.
Agreed *remembers golden age of PS2 playing Ratchet Clank Going Commando* always from Playstation
@the meerkat I agree with you the Amiga days were by far the best I had my Amiga 1200 until 2002 and still have my amaga 32 love that console was way ahead of its time just ashame they went bust. As for the ps3 numbers I think they can get them if they lower the ps3 price and sort out the move bundles but I hope Sony take notice of MS as they can still make a big drop in price for the 360 and kinect. Tbh I think both Sony and MS will have there best years yet this Gen with there consoles and Nintendo will have a good year with the 3ds.
15 million? I'm thinking they're aiming for a price cut or something similar then. Sure, there are going to be a ton of games, but most of the people who would play them already own a PS3 this late in the game.
Late in the game? PS3 is at its peak anyways! Can't wait to see what Microsoft's next console will be and Nintendo's fold into the handheld market only
It's true, anyone that buys a PS3 now (apart from 360 owners turning to the dark side) are casuals. It's sad to think there is only a few million gamers out in the world that are truely hardcore.
@jessupj and don't forget the millions that have to wait until old enough or have enough money, that brings each year a fresh load of gamers to the PS3
They set the 15 million target at the beginning of the year, they are just confirming that they are on track. I wouldn't expect a price cut before E3.
@kneon: Actually, it's their fiscal year they're talking about, which is April-March. That means they're expecting another 4-5 million in the next 4 months, which tend to be the weakest months for console sales.
sell better then the ps2?lmfao joke
excellent sony well done .
it's the 19 extra countries that Sony expanded the PS3 market into just recently: PlayStation® Launches New Latin American Campaign Through Saatchi & Saatchi 10 NOV 2010 SCEA's presence in Latin America has expanded into 19 countries across the region including, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Brazil*, Peru, Honduras, Belize, Paraguay, Uruguay, Guatemala, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Bolivia. "PlayStation is experiencing tremendous growth and opportunity in Latin America. We're providing extended access to the full array of PlayStation products and services in Latin America including PlayStation Move games like The Shoot, The Fight: Lights Out, and EyePet, and are making these products available on the same day as US and Canada," said Mark Stanley, general manager of Latin America for SCEA. "The company remains focused on creating localized and exclusive experiences that are tailored for consumers in this region and our new advertising initiative is a huge testament to the direct dialogue we want to continue building with Latin American consumers that are looking to enhance their entertainment experiences with PlayStation." http://www.saatchi.com/news... opening your system's an platforms into more countries is most likely a good way to establish more sales in a global market than just concentrating on only certain areas of the World Wide market.
this is why I love giving my money to sony. They would take a bullet for us consumers. Getting the console out worldwide just shows how much they care. _______________ Sony 'til I die
You deserve it Sony. I hope Sony see these comments and realize that we know they are the only company that didn't sell out to the casuals, that keep pumping out top notch exclusives, that keep updating their system with new features, that take risks like LBP, Home, Flower, Fl0w, Joumey and Heavy Rain, that sell all their PS3s at a loss but are still willing to keep the price low, that sell the 160 gb slim at the same price as the xbox slim elite even though the ps3 costs much more to produce, to not be relying TOTALLY on motion control as both other companies are, but still providing the best motion controller with the best games, even though they won't make as much profit as the other companies. Without them we would never have had Ratchet and Clank, Sly, Jak and Daxter, Uncharted, Ico, Okami, Littlebigplanet, thatgamecompany, Gran Turismo, The Last Guardian, because they appeal to me more than Halo, Gears and Left for Dead. Thank you Sony *wipes tear*
lmfao Gran Turismo didn't live up to its name feels like im playing GT4 again such hype yet what a joke sold my ps3 in for a wii and happy with my 360 i rather save my money for the 3DS and gears of war and great upcoming games from MS and Nintendo rather then that shitty list.. Edit:@below?oh 360 has no rpgs?i at least still get to play tales of vesperia in english while people like you are still bitching for it for english on ps3rd and forza4 is going to make Gt5 pay for its big mistake..
you sold ya ps3 for wii dude WTF!! and i fint it funny how you mention forza 4 will make gt5 pay even though gt5 is getting a shitload of support that forza neva got and forza 3 maxes out 360 so how is forza 4 gonna improve appart from a few new features u dumbass troll now go enjoy your sub hd game with shitty physics and shitty damage model
man maybe you and me played 2 different versions of GT4 because i dont feel like im playing the game again , you know its my first time playing Nascar , Rally , Super GT , Kart racing , weather Effects , Night Races , headtracking , 16 players online , course editor , external damage( i think if im not mistaken GT2 had limited mechanical damage ) and everything on 3D in a Gran Turismo game so i and millions of others must've picked a limited GT 4 copy , as a long time GT fan i think the game is great and i cant wait to try that X1 prototype
Another new donkeytroll account. don't feed him, let him eat his craps.
I can't comprehend how any one could sell their PS3 with the huge amount of exclusives coming out while the 360 has next to nil. There's only 2 reasons a fool would do that. Either Sony killed your mum or you're a huge rabid fanboy. I'm leaning towards the fanboy scenario. I don't like being immature with personal attacks, but honestly, you have absolutely no idea what a good game is.
nascar?and kart racing?dont make me laugh theres a nascar game coming out that will be better then that and i think Gt5 is trying to be mario kart which its not and why do i care about 3D?i take care of my eyes if you want to fuck yours up go right ahead and you have no right to talk down on me and tell me i don't know what good games are i play whatever i want not what you want if i think mario kart is better then gt5 my opinion and if i think halo is better then killzone my opinion gt5 was boring all that time sony pushed the game back and it just ddin't live up to its name im so sorry but i rather wait for a better racing game maybe hot pursuit..
lol when did i talk to you down ? when did i say you dont know about good games ? who told you to play any game? you were saying that GT5 is a fail because it feels like GT4 ,as a long time Gran Turismo fan i mentioned features that has never been on a Gran Turismo game BEFORE , so to me the game doesnt feel like GT4 , it feels like a current generation Gran Turismo game , everybody have preferences , seems to me that you like arcade racers ( since you think Need for Speed is a better experience ) , thats the misconception younger and new racing fans have about Gran Turismo , they come expecting an arcade , easy experience , this is a driving SIMULATOR , this game is all about mastering each and every car you get , this is Gran Turismo and next time learn to read and assimilate comments , i've never said what game you should played or what game you should like , and i only commented on this off topic comment of yours because to me you were extremely wrong about the game , thats all
is not playing around lol. i already have mine so it's all good. i'm just building up my ps3 collection with many diverse games. can't wait until 2011. it has all sorts of games i want. jrpgs(oh god yes more) shooters action/adventure racers and many more this is why I've been a PlayStation fan since i was 9 years old - the games. i don't think that there is one gamer in the world that doesn't like PlayStation. sure, when it comes to ps3, some have rather "different" opinions. they had to like PlayStation at some point in their life regardless. i can't say the same thing about the xbox brand because it doesn't seem as diverse to me.
Guess what? 360 and Wii have all those types of games too. 360 has even more than the PS3 has. ;) All sorts of diverse games.
They really don't. They have shooters. That is literally as far it goes for 360. Wii has Mario and other kids games. Sony is where it's at just like all the other gens
and i have a 360. it really is not that diverse to me, at least over here in america besides xbla. it doesn't have those games that makes me want to be with the xbox brand for years and years. playstation always has those types of games for me. i sound biased, but I'm just saying how it is for me. the only games that stood out to me for the xbox brand was halo,fable,gears and that's it.
@ShinnosukeRFD... you don't sound biased... you just sound like you have a preference. I have both consoles too.. and used to have a Wii... but sold that a few christmas's ago... And like you.. I have my preferences, and I prefer my 360 this gen over my PS3. I think it has all those games you like on it... and yes, that includes Xbox Live arcade games. You can't exclude them, because they have those. Last gen I preferred my PS2, over my Xbox. It's completely reversed this gen for me. But anyhoo.. I don't think you're biased. You just prefer one over the other right now. We are the best kind of fanboys... the ones that have all the consoles, and give most all the games a chance... and that gives us the right to talk smack if we want. We're not the one console only owning type. ;)
Here we go, another new troll/ms employee account. F..liar, or worst, fanboy in total denial. Just check games lists, ps3 has way more great exclusives than others since 2008, and for 2011, there is no competition from microsoft.
Am I the only one who thinks it's weird seeing people say things like... "Ya Sony! You deserve it!" and "Way to go Sony!" It's what they're supposed to do. Same with Nintendo and MS... they're supposed to sell lot's of consoles.
LOL i agree. I love the system and the games but its a entertainment box.
No it's not wierd considering the ignorance and rudeness PS3 owner revieved at the beginning it's really sad it's taken so long but people are finally coming to their senses
gives us a damn price drop already
Is that what you're waiting for to buy a PS3? Or do you want a price drop so that you more consoles sell and you can say "YAY! WE SOLD MORE!!" I don't need a price drop. I own two PS3s and ran out of extra TVs to buy extras.
no i owned a ps3 and it got the YOLD about 6 months ago and i cant really aford a new one(im only 17) so ive been wating for a price drop for quite a while xD
well why not FIX the broken one...it costs 129 now to fix YLOD...that's cheaper than waiting for a price drop :-/ At least that's my point of view
yh but they only last a few months before they break again id rather just wait for a price drop and buy a slim im outa bubbles now :P
Actually if you call Sony and you have an old model ps3 you can get a deal where you can trade your old broken ps3 for a new slim ps3 for only $99. They gave me that deal and I haven't looked back.
you're right pshyconinja. They offered me the same deal but i had a 60gb BC unit and i already owned a slim since visa refunded the cost of my 60gb when it broke and i used it to buy the slim. (i had an extended warranty through visa). They didn't take the broken fatty from me so i just paid the cost to have sony fix it and now i have 2 units. The replacement unit they sent me looks BRAND new. I even placed it back in the original box and may sell it on ebay.
I am so glad I stuck with the PS3 from the beginning. Look what it has evolved into. And with all the downloads, demos and the free game they gave me plus seeing LBP2 getting Sony its first 10/10 for the new year has me in a good mood. No troll, fanboy, doomsayer or hater can bring me down.
That's why I bought a PS3. I knew with certainty that Sony would continue to envole the console and the rate at which quality exclusives would be released would only increase. I was right. Sony has a need for money, but a passion for gaming.
That means Sony will sell 50million ps3s by march 31 2011. I can't wait till the ps3 is selling for 200.
... because you haven't bought one yet? O.o
No, because then it will fly off the shelves and that only means more support for the PS3
Maybe you guys should get your heads from under the roundtable. If you could understand Japanese he is probably ripping his sales people and managers asking "why is this American owned company killing us in sales in the US and worldwide?" "And we are getting plummeld in the television sector as well?" "The only positive increase in sales is with our baby monitors!" "We cant afford to make believe!!" Have tears for the lives they took in China and Pearl Harbor Sackboys and fanboys.
Sony continues to impress despite all of the hating.
Now VGC will have to pull numbers even deeper from their asses to keep the 360 in 1st place. Anyone with a decent source knows that the PS3 already outsold the 360 sometime ago. Hehehe. Don't ask fanboys. Pull your hair out.
Its so obvious the PS3 is getting a price cut next year. It would mark the 2nd year since PS3 got a price cut and its about that time. The question is will it be a $50.00 or $100.00 price cut? I think since they have such a blockbuster game lineup they are going to go for the kill and drop the price by $100.00. Im sorry but if a $100.00 price cut and a avalanche of awesome exclusives dont make the PS3 outsell the 360 in North America than im convinced Americans are just idiots, nothing more nothing less. (BTW im American and have lived here my whole life)
by this official number : http://www.scei.co.jp/corpo... Sony would have had to sell atleast 4.55 million world wide or more for the 3rd Q: an 4th Quarter each Quarter. but if you notice the 3rd quarter is in many cases the most sold. If indeed they did...which with them expanding into 19 more countries world wide..this fall it most likely will be near or around im guessing : 6.5 to 7.5 million sold world wide for 3RD quarter 2010 which would be 1.6 or 2.6 Million for 4th Quarter 2010 be pretty much inline with their market expansion for their market's world wide which mainly happens in their 3rd quarter. looks like the 15 million sold for 2010 may be well on it's way
Why is he reported for trolling? "and xbots think 360 its outselling PS3 overall... wheres is shutupandplay now??? http://xpdnc.org/s/huge_rol... I gave him just a bubble for his facts. The trolling report is very silly here.
To ship more like.
The PS3 is doing great thats all the devs need to know
@YOUR-MUM they would have already listed that Number already just like Microsoft already did with their 4th Quarter+ adding the 1Q: 2011 number's to their totals. unlike that Sony have not even listed their Shipped numbers. If sony wanted to play a shipped number's vs sold contest they would have already listed their shipping number's for the 3rd Quarter already because their 3RD Quarter ends this month. Microsoft already did list their shipping Number's for the 1st Quarter already last month when they still had the full Dec an Jan to go through as well. go to the link, http://www.scei.co.jp/corpo... that is unit sales for world wide...notice last month Microsoft stated not only their sales of sold through but also added shipped number's for Quarter 1 2011 to add to that number. but if you notice Sony has not done that, because that is sale through number's that Sony lists, something of which Sony cannot lie about..so you can think their shipped or what ever..Sony list's it as Sold.
sony means shipped
uh no. lol
Unit Sales of Hardware (since April 2006) http://www.scei.co.jp/corpo... it states very clear in big bold black letter's it's Sold! as an example: We said we'd asked SCEE exactly how it did calculate its sales - and which territories it covered. A spokesman for the company has now responded as follows: "We calculate our install base by 'sell through' and have done for the last four years I believe", we asked for a little additional clarification... "We classify 'sell through' as the number of units consumers have actually purchased from retail. ' Sell in' is the number of units we've sold to retail." notice that is sold through because it's not shipped, because if it was shipped ,they would already have 3RD Quarter 2010 number's because you would already know how many you ship well before hand! this debate about How Sony sell's through or does not sell through crap is just people wanting to make a claim that everyone else's accounting methods are better an, Sony just lies about their sell through number's. guess what sparky no company is going to keep ordering your systems if they are not selling. stuffing the channel BS would not work esp. since margin's are very slim on electronics for stores to keep stock esp. in excessive amount's which seems people like to keep touting about Sony's sales. the point being it list's "SOLD" no matter how you cut it the data is Sold please get over it.
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