A small controversy has popped up on the internet over the sales figures that Sony used in a recent GDC presentation, but it is clear that Sony has used old numbers for it.
If anyone can't see that the sales numbers are old now, they are clearly idiots. What are the chances that the 41.6 million number is used now when it is EXACTLY the same as in October.
PS3 will outsell the SNES eventually...
It is the number of PS3's connected to PSN!
I don't understand why all these fanboys are making such a big deal about it?!?! It has nothing to do with my gaming experience!! it doesn't effect my gaming experience!! people! STFU!
Zootang you are wrong. They are just old numbers, not the # of PS3's connected to PSN. Please stop saying that, YOU ARE WRONG.
Misunderstood people should learn maths
things are not going well for Sony, first the jailbreak and hackerz ruling the ps3,then they got the PS3 banned in europe and now caught lying about their numbers. Now we are starting to see Sony's real colors.
Oh Mystogan, if you're not going to read the article, at least have the courtesy to read the DAMN HEADLINE of the article your posting your bleating in!
"The slide shows at the top "PSN Market - How Big is it?" Sony provided information to developers, which they had gained from before they announced their last quarter's financial results last month. This would give developers a more accurate depiction of the PSN market " Zootang is correct! Can't you people read?? 41.6 out of the 47.9 million PS3 sold are online w/PSN accounts! Now how that translates to actual sales in DL content is another issue.
Agreed but then this is the internet and dumb is forever.
Is this "sales game" a strategy game or an MMO? Just wondering. People seem to really enjoy it
i dunno at least in a mmo they's gain gears as they grind . Here nothing of value seems gained from the constant stroking of sales and cheers at failures
It's a puzzle game duh...
[email protected] looks like SONY just trolled a whole lotta mofo! intentional or not. lot O people got owned.
The truth finally gets posted and it doesn't even make it up to the top stories with the lies created by PS3-haters. Hopefully that changes.
this probably why sony said profits are more important then passing xbox36o they know they won't pass MS.
What's that saying? Obvious troll is obvious?
Damn, haven't seen you online in ages N4PS3G...sorry I mean murderdolls, sorry Applegate? Still as funny as always.
Wow - the fact that you rememberd those names is sad.
True, that's what happens when you've been on N4G for so long. *cries* :D
...no. just no. even she-hulk in your avatar thinks you're out of touch with reality.
She-Hulk is face-palming over your post...
This is obviously a mistake, but hey fanboys can sit here and grasp at straws if they want. I didn't see anybody complaining and trolling much when one of the Executives of Microsoft messed up the ship/sales numbers of Kinect.
LOL... ya, now they're old numbers.
Total as of Q4 2010 : 47.9M Sold during Q4 2010 : 6.3M 47.9 - 6.3 = 41.6, they're indeed old numbers. ;)
Yes now, and as of the start of Q4 they are old...glad to see you are catching on.
awww, are you scared?
i knew it. just wait untill E3 , peter Dilley " I am proud to announce that the PS3 has surpassed microsoft 360 in sales and market share. we want to thank all playstation fans for your support and we will continue to push this industry forward. we have more home accounts than the 12. 5 million live gold members and with 25 million live members ps home has 20 million members oh peter stop i sm blushing lol sony is coming back for blood this year microsoft " we have made 2 billion on xbox live with 60% through advertisements and 40% through media content. watch these third party trailers, and kinect games, ...thanks for coming see you next year
Misinformation. The 41.6 comes from 80% of users being on PSN. It's how many users are connected to the internet ON PS3. Come on guys, this isn't rocket science.
Meant to reply to you, my post is below. (#9)
I assumed it was 80% of the PSN users as well but it looks like we were both wrong. Either way, you had to be rather naive to think Sony would have lied about their 47.9 million figure.
jleack, no that is not right. It is just the number before they add Q4 2010. Please stop making up random shit. You are WRONG. The slide said 80% of the 41.6 million were connected to PSN, not anything else. What your saying is the biggest stretch and spin I have ever seen on this site. The number was just old, so please stop with the completely wrong bullshit. Man that shit must have had you pissing yourself yesterday to make up some shit like that.
@jimbone79 Calm down. There were quite a few of us that assumed the slide was claiming 41.6 represented 80%. In fact, it probably isn't far off since 80% of 47.9 = 38 and that was around Xmas time.
That does not change the fact that it's dead wrong.
Wrong - Yes Worthy of your little temper-tantrum - No
Wow Mr. Bun you really want to get the last word don't you? It wasn't a temper tantrum, it was me calling out someone for spreading fud, and apparently you don't like it. I really don't care what you like and I'm sorry the truth hurts you so bad. I think you need to get over it and move on, but I’m sure you will have something else to say so I await your next feeble, pointless reply.
Clearly old numbers and everyone knows.
47.9 is the real numbers.
The 41.6 million number has nothing to do with PSN. YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE THE SLIDE HERE: http://www.joystiq.com/2011... The media got that number from a slide which Sony used @ GDC. Sony flubbed up and used an outdated slide. Also, there are 70 MILLION PSN users in the world. (as stated by that outdated slide) So that is out of date as well. EDIT @ below Clearly people need to learn how to fact check.
Some people are clearly having a difficult time getting their heads around this. Others just have their heads in the sand. You are likely correct Parpapraxis, this slide uses old numbers and it was probably recycled from a presentation given before Q3 results were posted. The best way to put this to rest would be for one of these "journalists" to contact Sony PR and get clarification, instead of everyone making guesses and creating controversy that isnt there.
41.6 online 6.3 offline 47.9 Total
well this proves xbox cheerleaders are pretty stupid. They honestly think the ps3 is still 10+ million behind the xbox 360? lol
was it a year ago since the PS3 was originally 3 mill behind? even if we were to only look at those numbers and forget the 47.9 mil that sony announced recently, do xbox fans really think MS increased their lead by more then 8 mil in just a few months??
"There are actually about 50 to 75 Trillion cells in the average human body." I win in numbers.
i hate bullshit statisctics that someone claims is a fact nobody can know stuff like that
Well I know. I'm awesome.
To evade problems in the future they need to go back and use LBP 's slide style !
Wow trolls and haters are getting desperate. They jump on any negative news about Sony whether it is a misunderstanding, confirmed, unconfirmed, fictional or just plain wrong. Come on people. This is starting to get old and pathetic.
Unbenounced to many people here, Sony (or almost any other company, for that matter) doesn't reveal the most up-to-date numbers just because of a keynote or conference. They say the numbers reveal at the end of their most recent quarter. That's why they say "over 41.6mil" and not another exact number.
"The question now becomes, why did Sony use old numbers in the first place? Well, the answer is pretty simple. The slide shows at the top "PSN Market - How Big is it?" Sony provided information to developers, which they had gained from before they announced their last quarter's financial results last month. This would give developers a more accurate depiction of the PSN market, because Sony have not done the same research again since the last quarter. They could therefore not report any other figures regarding the PSN market, and therefore used the old numbers." Thats it, thats all
i bet ps3 has pass the 360 by now.
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