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PS3 sales dip in Jan. at U.S. retail

Sales for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 dipped in year-over-year figures in the latest U.S. retail data for Jan.

NPD Group Inc. this month reported that the PS3 sold 267,000 units in Jan., down three percent from the year prior.

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M4ndat0ry_1nstall2766d ago

The PS3 has had more exclusive games, Slim, Move and better advertising than the previous year and yet sales still dropped 3% compared to the same time last year?

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Balt 2766d ago (Edited 2766d ago )

The system is 4 years old and it's still 300 bucks at retail -- This is indication of a problem. Check computer prices for 4 year old hardware then and today. Sony needs a price drop, and not some 30 dollar one. They need to get to mass market, 199.99 price and they need to do it this year.

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Then Sony's always going to be last, and there is nothing they can do to change that. I do believe they're making profit on the ps3 now and have been for some time though.

FrigidDARKNESS2766d ago

a 199.99 ps3 price will assure that Sony will never make a profit on the system. If Sony is aiming at a 199.99 price it would have to get voted on buy the stock and shareholders where there money is involved.

NYC_Gamer2766d ago

they cant afford to drop the price that low right now...Sony main issue right now is collecting profit from every unit sold

plb2766d ago (Edited 2766d ago )

Show me a computer that is off the shelf capable of 3D bluray playback for $300 since you want to drag PC's into the equation. And no I do not mean buying components and upgrading. Also a PC capable of playing modern games for $300. Also ones that can play UC3, Infamous 2, KZ3, MK9, LA Noire, oh wait, PC doesn't get those games..

Tinasumsum2766d ago

PS3 had more exclusives in 2010?

Brand recognition popularity has shifted faster then I thought. What you said is a sign of Sony losing casual interest and market share. PS2 was so successful because Sony was able to appeal to their needs. Now that motion has won over casual vs platformers Sony is really showing how wrong they are for trying to market a causal device as hardcore with hardcore games. Most consumers willing to spend money on gaming are casual and won't be playing KZ3 with Move LMAO

BK-2012766d ago

WOW A 3% DECREASE FOR 1 MONTH IN THE U.S. WHAT A TERRIBLE THING. THIS MUST MEAN THAT THE PS3 IS DOING HORRIBLE WORLDWIDE.

HolyOrangeCows2765d ago

Oh No! Not a 3% dip during the MOST important month of the year!
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Ray1862766d ago

Christmas? If you wanted one you got it in December.

shaundbstn2766d ago

I think the drop comes from the Playstation's lack in bundles. If the system dropped $50, bringing it to $250 with a bundled game, Sony would get more sales in the long run, as parents buying systems for their kids would see it as a steal.

slutface2766d ago

owning the most expensive console is like owning a bentley...not everyone can afford it *nose up in the air*

SSKILLZ2766d ago

And will sky rocket. On the 22 of feb

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