PlayStation 3 Set to Overtake Xbox 360 by end of 2011

An interesting look into current lifetime sales of the PlayStaton 3 and XBOX 360 highlighting why the PS3 is set to finally overtake the 360 within this year.

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ugo2698d ago

ms- we are patriots of America
Sony- we make the world believe

blumatt2698d ago (Edited 2698d ago )

MS puts most (if not all) of its eggs in the America basket while Sony spreads its resources across a broader amount of countries around the world. The world market is what matters most, since there's much more potential market besides just the United States.

If Sony price drops the PS3 to $200, while putting out all these exclusive games, it's going to have a banner year for sure. The PS3 is going to become what the PS2 was in its time: the go-to system for the most games, and, arguably, the best games. (And now, just like before, it has the media of choice for technophiles--bluray.)

lociefer2698d ago

we play games, others play sales

JohnnyBadfinger2698d ago

They said that in 2009 and 2010... so 3rd time is the charm.

kreate2697d ago

these articles keep coming up cuz the Xbox360 can't widen the gap between the 360 and PS3.

if the Xbox360 outsells the PS3 and widens the gap, u wont see these articles.

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vishant1012697d ago

twice the price huh so some figures

tehpees32697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

Given M$ lack of decent exclusives its not surprising in the least. of course PS3 will overtake it. the playstation brand has been there a lot longer and M$ can take all the third party games they want. Most people see them as playstation franchises.

All Sony need is some good price drops. M$ picked a bad time to attack the casual crowd when PS3 is gaining on it fast.

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ChristianGamer2698d ago

I read this article at the beginning of 09 and 2010 and now it makes its return. Looking forward to reading it next year too

multiman2697d ago

Im just having a break from playing killzone 3, what have you just finished playing christiangamer, I suppose lots of sites love that sales game.

And yeah everyone is over these articles, I don't see why it even matters, all 3 consoles have sold very well, Im just happy enjoying all the games, im not worried about the ps3 overtaking the 360.

vsr2697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

Actually PS3 > xbox360 worldwide

(Total PS3 - YLOD) > {Total xbox360 - (RROD + E74 + Free giveaway to Press)}

And xbox360 hits the saturation point in USA

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Denethor_II2697d ago

Who cares if the console is an American design? Anyone can build a cheap pc (Xbox), it's the game developers like ND, Epic Games and ,IDK, Bethesda Softworks and the like. That's where the real artistic talent and game design genius comes from, and not to mention jobs. Xbox is just a means (platform)to build on, not a national treasure, not to mention it's built in China giving away precious jobs.

rockleex2697d ago

Freakin immigrants!

What? They live in China? Darn! >_<

HolyOrangeCows2697d ago

Fanboys are changing their views on sales by the second. Can't wait to rub it in their hypocrite noses.

Frankly, I hope it does and then doesn't stop creating a gap. I mean, who has brought the best and most true exclusives? Who didn't abandon its userbase and still do just fine (sales were neck and neck in December)? Who brought unparalleled power on consoles? Who made online free? Who gave us the opportunity to save hundreds of dollars with PS+? Who made games like LBP, Uncharted, and Infamous, thanks to their 1st party studios? Who has the most extensive list of exclusives, and even of multiplats, in 2011?

The PS3.

"They said that in 2009 and 2010..."
It's all in the numbers. Quit trolling and read the article.

xTruthx2697d ago

JohnnyBadfinger, care to provide all those links ?

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Chaos692698d ago (Edited 2698d ago )

I would be really surprised if this didn't happen; Ths PS3 has been outselling the X360 for quite some time now

Nitrowolf22698d ago (Edited 2698d ago )

I've been saying this for years about their second number comparison. By looking at that, it's evident that PS3 sells at a more faster rate then the 360 does, always ends up selling more when you compare the 1st year and so on side by side.

So eventually the PS3 is going to pass the PS3 at the rate of speed it continues to sell at.

snaz272697d ago

hmmmmmm is it me or does your comment make absolutely no sense whatsoever? Lol. . . More faster? Just faster will do. . . And ps3 is gonna pass ps3? Eh? Lol the rest is gobble de goop. You been smoking this morning or something? Lol

Nitrowolf22697d ago

Whats not to get??

It easy to understand what i meant

If you compare each year, so 1st to 1st, 2nd to 2nd, 3rd to 3rd, ect. The PS3 has sold more each year. This means that more consoles are selling, and whatever the 360 had that year the PS3 reached that number much quicker and then sold some more.

for example (fake numbers here):

XBOX360 sold 500,000 it's first year
PS3 Sold 500,000 but only half that year, the rest of the year it spent selling more which made its sales 700,000.

So PS3 reach the sales of 360 in half the time period that the 360 took.


I bet some MTA will bring VGChartz to justify this.

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Kon2698d ago

Wait, what this means for us gamers? Nothing!

Pixel_Enemy2698d ago

it means fanboys can flex their epeen!

B1663r2698d ago

Wait, this is why when I go into Best Buy, the xbox has all that premium space, with the big kinect demo, and all the sony stuff has been crammed in that one isle, and the Move demo has been torn down, right?

DK_Kithuni_712697d ago

.. and still the PS3 outsells the Xbox 360!

SuicideShaun2698d ago

And that's why I play pc. Non of this stupid drama that you see on this site. Game is better on xbox? I buy it on that, and vice versa. That's why you should buy all.

blumatt2698d ago (Edited 2698d ago )

And you end up spending a hell of alot more money than we would if we bought both the PS3 AND 360. lol PC gaming is expensive, buddy, and is not worth it to most gamers. Most gamers would rather have consoles that are hooked up to high def. big screens with surround sound systems. (Yes, I realize you can do that with a PC, but it's a bit more difficult.)

EDIT: Yes, but most people already have a TV and a surround sound. Most people don't go out and buy all of that at once. lol They just buy whatever console(s) they want, which is much cheaper than a gaming PC.

@B1663r To each their own, buddy, but most people would rather have a decent sized display which is why most people game on big screens, not 30" or less monitors.

SuicideShaun2698d ago (Edited 2698d ago )

Of course... You pull the "price" card. Hey how much combined does the computer you are typing on now, plus your consoles and tv and everything costs?

Pc games are usually d2d and cost 10 dollars less a game. If you're going to reply, get some facts.

B1663r2698d ago


If an armored car fell in my backyard right now, I would probably go buy the biggest super high resolution computer monitor I could find, and I would skip all that consumer grade 1080p crappola in favor or a monitor that had 4x - 5x as much resolution, then I would spec out a computer that couple actually run a couple of PC games that I want to play on that crazy ass monitor and I would go with that...

But an armored car filled with money would need to fall out of the sky.

alex33692698d ago

shocker is all i can say. too many reasons to get it

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