Submitted by Nivalis 1686d ago | opinion piece

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. (PS3, Xbox 360)

ugo  +   1686d ago
ms- we are patriots of America
Sony- we make the world believe
blumatt  +   1686d ago
That pretty much sums it up, actually
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.)
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lociefer  +   1685d ago
we play games, others play sales
JohnnyBadfinger  +   1685d ago
They said that in 2009 and 2010... so 3rd time is the charm.
kreate  +   1685d 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.
Anon1974   1685d ago | Immature | show
vishant101  +   1685d ago
twice the price huh so some figures
tehpees3  +   1685d 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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zootang  +   1685d ago
Well Said+ blumat
ChristianGamer  +   1685d 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
multiman  +   1685d 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.
vsr  +   1685d 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_II  +   1685d 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.
rockleex  +   1685d ago
Freakin immigrants!

What? They live in China? Darn! >_<
HolyOrangeCows  +   1685d 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.
xTruthx  +   1685d ago
JohnnyBadfinger, care to provide all those links ?
Chaos69  +   1686d ago
I would be really surprised if this didn't happen; Ths PS3 has been outselling the X360 for quite some time now
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Nitrowolf2  +   1686d 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.
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snaz27  +   1685d ago | Funny
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
vishant101  +   1685d ago | Well said
Nitrowolf2  +   1685d 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.
ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1686d ago
I bet some MTA will bring VGChartz to justify this.
The_Infected  +   1686d ago
Who cares! I'm so over hearing this crap bring games give us better features and I'll be happy! I don't care which one is ahead the PS3 might pass 360 and it leads the last few years so what the 360 was ahead the first 5 or more years! In the end the next gen for both will arrive and I can't wait honestly xD
VINNIEPAZ  +   1685d ago
EXACTLY. Who gives a rats ass about numbers. If you own all the systems this means nothing. Even if you only own 1 system why would you give a damn anyways? Just STFU and play games.
The_Infected  +   1685d ago
You see it the way it should be I'm fixing to get a new system but idk if I want PS3 or 360 any help or opinions would be welcome! I like amazing graphics like KZ3 but I like fun like Kinect and Bulletstorm? Which system would you recommend?
Kon  +   1686d ago | Well said
Wait, what this means for us gamers? Nothing!
Pixel_Enemy  +   1686d ago
it means fanboys can flex their epeen!
B1663r  +   1686d 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_71  +   1685d ago
.. and still the PS3 outsells the Xbox 360!
SuicideShaun  +   1686d 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.
blumatt  +   1686d ago
"and that's why I play pc"
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.
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SuicideShaun  +   1686d 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.
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B1663r  +   1686d 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.
alex3369  +   1686d ago
shocker is all i can say. too many reasons to get it
SuicideShaun  +   1686d ago
I get restricted from commenting for a day for saying "psfanboys" and these trollbait articles are allowed on this site?

I was convinced that this was a site for REAL gamers...
etowntwo  +   1686d ago
C'mon now .... it's common knowledge this site is full of psfankids!
(watch me get banned now). lol
Tinasumsum   1686d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(4)
etowntwo  +   1686d ago | Interesting
Maybe ... maybe not.

If MS continues pushing and advertising Kinect along with some great Kinect games, they can tap into the casual Wii crowd and have their best year.

Plus, the 360 is due for a price drop too.
blumatt  +   1686d ago
The thing is, that casual crowd may or may not want to spend $300 minimum for a 360 with Kinect when they can get a Wii for $150. So, while I'm not disagreeing with you, it's really hard to tell. A casual person is going to go off from price first and foremost and the Wii is the cheap casual solution and will probably drop to $99 this year.

The PS3 still have the bluray trump card. Since it's been updated to support 3D bluray discs now, lots of hardcore and "medium"core (LoL) home theatre enthusiasts would love to have a PS3 as their media hub for their (3D)HDTV. Bluray is a huge draw for a lot of people. It's why many people buy a PS3 over anything else.


For those who don't see his lists, here they are again:

Upcoming x360 exclusives: gears of war 3 forza 4 kingdoms

Upcoming ps3 exclusives: killzone 3 resistance 3 motorstorm apocalypse infamous 2 yakuza 4 white knight chronicles 2 ninokuni disgea 4 final fantasy versus 13 socom 4 starhawk ratchet & clank all 4 one the last guardian mlb 11 the show ar tonelico 3 uncharted 3 agent twisted metal tales of xillia tales of graces f

All of those exclusive games are also going to guarantee the PS3 has great sales in 2011.
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EDIT: I think I get disagrees sometimes just for who I am, and not for what I say in my comments. haha It's kinda funny, really. :)

Yep, the disagrees keep pouring in, and yet I get no replies telling me why they disagreed. I must be right about people disagreeing just because of my name. haha
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FailOverHero  +   1685d ago
First off, delusions of grandeur, look it up.
Secondly, I believe the real reason people are disagreeing with you is because you say casuals may not be willing to buy Kinect and 360 for 300 when Wii is 150 even though in the last 3 months kinect has now sold 8.5 million.
How do you explain that if casuals don't want to buy it? Every ps3 fanboy claims all those kinects are casual buys but now you wanna pretend the casuals have a problem parting with their money for kinect?
The was a report that said 3/5 x360 purchases during december where kinect bundles, sounds to me as though the casuals do not mind shelling out 300 bucks at all even with Wii in the mix
nightmarex121  +   1685d ago
@failoverhero That because kinect is new, so people like new things, the technology is new and haven't been seen. Also maybe the hardcore gamer bought it for their kids so they can play on the 360 too. It's like buying a party game so you can play with your girl friend. Hackers bought it to test and mess around with the technology. The real test is can they keep it up or is it just a fad.
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Imalwaysright  +   1685d ago
As a gamer i would rather see MS investing on new development studios so that i can play hardcore exclusives than have MS pushing kinect aka casual crap down my throat.
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Jihaad_cpt  +   1686d ago
sales news for fanboyz and investors...
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GoldPS3  +   1685d ago
PS3 games have already overtaken 360 games. Maybe not completely in sales yet but in quality definitely.
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KaiokenKid  +   1685d ago
meh, wont change that most multiplatform games will come out better on 360, but honestly Ill see this when I beleive it. (pretaining to PS3 outselling 360)
gamingisnotacrime  +   1685d ago
do i get a free game?
stonecold3  +   1685d ago
and remeber the ps3 out sold the 360 by 2 .6 million at the end of 2010 peace out ? and only less than 3 million to go now not 4 and half million from fake charts
Stationfan  +   1685d ago
Sony already has overtaken it for me, i'm seriously going to end up trading my 360s for an NGP, because I know even a portable is going to bring more to the table than the status quo that Microsoft settled for 3rd party and party chat.

2 months into the year and i've spend 129.99 on Helghast edition, and 3 ps3 games, and Socome move bundle is on my radar.

In direct contrast I get text froms Best Buy gamer, letting me know of upcoming ps3 exclusives, and my preorder of Helghast edition is here, then i get a text again from Best Buy gamer letting me know 20.00 off of LIVE. And play what COD and Halo no thanks.
MaximusPrime  +   1685d ago
People seem to be forgetting this infamous a year head start. PS3 already overtaken xbox360.
ct03  +   1685d ago
My kingdom makes war preparations a year earlier than yours. You manage to build up an army faster than me but still end up with less units when we go to war.

Who's better off, Maximus?
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Nivalis  +   1685d ago
There's more involved to wars than just the number of troops or the preparations, armys with larger squads have fallen to those with fewer.

Your point is absolutely invalid - also I assume you're the same guy who commented on the article about the 5th year being omitted from the second graph because it would show the trend is wrong - if you indeed are, then the author pretty much owned you in his reply.
strickers  +   1685d ago
It was longer in EU.16 months,I think.
bwazy  +   1685d ago
Why does this even matter? Both consoles are great and offer something different... Fuck.
HungryGoku  +   1685d ago
Sony always wins. Cry more.
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earbus  +   1685d ago
I hope it does overtake it so they may shut up but i doubt it.
Masterchef2007  +   1685d ago
Cause i am getting tired of 360 owners saying that the PS3 suxs cause it sold less the 360. Cause those people dont really care about games only sales. Which is why i got rid of my 360 and now am enjoying a ton of awesome exclusives on the PS3.
Daz  +   1685d ago
so you got rid of 360 becuase of other people LOL sad.
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Masterchef2007  +   1685d ago
You obviously have trouble understanding what i am saying so let me put it in a nice and easy list for you


Thats why i got rid of my 360 cause i prefer PS3 exclusives over 360 ones. Your the sad one who doesnt know how to read.
Masterchef2007  +   1685d ago
The only thing that i really care about are the games. And at the moment its the PS3 which offers me the best titles.
Jijoro  +   1685d ago
ps3 fanboys at this site geez calm down about the console war I know your angry about the 360 kicking your ps3's a$$ but come on leave us 360 fanboys alone like we do to your playshitty 3 and it's generic games lol
strickers  +   1685d ago
Both doing well benefits us all,you silly little children.
The PS3 will pass 360 and one of the main reasons is the fact that 360 has been at mass market price for awhile,PS3 has significant price drops to come.You can drop the 360 price in response but at this stage it will count for less,being cheap already.
The tight competition makes the companies work harder for our cash.If PS3 was killing the 360,do you think you'd be seeing the incredible game line up this year?
DOOMZ  +   1685d ago
Serioustly doubt it!
YodaCracker  +   1685d ago
The PS3 will outsell the 360 in 2007!
The PS3 will pass the 360 in 2008!
The PS3 will steal second place in 2009!
The PS3 will push the 360 to last place in 2010!
The PS3 will overtake the 360 in 2011!

Yawn... I might have believed it in 2010, just coming off of the PS3's Slim release and $100 price drop. The 360 looked doomed back then. But now the 360 has the most momentum of any console going into 2011, with its highest sales yet, and being the only console with sales up year over year. The Kinect effect is still in full force. Well, there's always...

The PS3 will surpass the 360 in 2012!
The PS3 will eclipse the 360 in 2013!
The PS3 will jump ahead of the 360 in 2014!

Oh, look, the new Xbox is coming out!
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Pledius  +   1685d ago
I don't think you read the article. I thought it was going to be another Sony biased article but it actually gives solid number and it's based on VGChartz; the one chart that Sony fanboys hate because it supposedly downplays Sony's number.

It clearly shows Xbox360 has higher overall sale and even how much it's leading by

and then in second chart it shows year-to-year comparsion; and it shows that Sony's PS3 is actually selling more. This is probably why many say PS3 will outsell Xbox360 because year-to-year base shows Sony is selling better. It's just question of the rate at which PS3 outsells.

Momentum wise I guess Xbox does have it but Kinect is mainly for casual games. The games we play won't be effected by this; if it does have effect, it'll be an negative effect since if there's so much potential in casual side, then developers will develop casual games instead games that we, "hardcore" gamers plays.

though if the PS3 price cut rumor is true then I say momentum gets turn around to Sony's favor.

I personally don't care about sales number since I mostly just buy PS3 exclusives and rest of games in PC.
macky301  +   1684d ago
So where is the news in that?
It is like saying shit stinks,..
Am I missing something?

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