Gamersmint: Sony Corporation, the world’s largest game console maker,announced its consolidated results for the the fiscal year ended March 31,2011 (Apr 1,2010 to Mar 31,2011)
the recent PSN episode doesn't spoil their plans for the PS3 this year but with E3 knocking, I'm sure Sony has a few tricks up their sleeves which will make everyone forget this and move on.
Multi billion dollar company. Owns the top two all time best selling game consoles. The most by far owned internal games companies. Don't think there going to be to much of an issue.
You took the words from my fingers. And they have, probably, on top of the table a file about a price cut, just imagine they cutting its price right after E3, with a proper announce of course. In my opinion it would fire up sales like crazy.
if sony drops to 199 it should have no problem selling
Just a reminder: Fiscal years: In FY2009 they sold 13 million In FY2010 they sold approx +-14.5 million In FY2011(till april 1 2012) they want to sell 15 million. This means one thing: a pricecut of approx. 50 euros so the PS3 will cost about 249 around september. When PS3 hits 199, sales would be crazy, like 20 million units a year.
They making so much they can now afford a price drop? *fingers crossed* So I can buy a second console for my sons birthday :)
a 199 price drop would be a crazy announcement at E3.. second ps3 would be EXCELLENT.
Sony just took a 3.17 billion dollar loss. Also 11 other sony Ericson websites around the world were hacked and more personal info was taken. They are FAIL at network security right now and it's going to cost them. The gaming division though made a $434 million dollar profit. It's a shame I hate hackers but going after geohot and telling hackers to " Bring it On" was incredibly stupid. Awesome electronics products HORRIBLE PR people.
well 50 million after all
it'll prob. be at 52-53 million by the end of june then if it follows like last apr-jun PS2 is still going strong, sales are close to both PS3 and 360 for that time period.
Okay, seriously, from now on the ps2 is the be referred to as "that (console)which cannot be killed"
I really do think a price drop alone would sell 2 million in a month but you are right its probably 52 million. things are heating up as the ps3 price comes down
You expect 3 million ps3's to be sold in 2 months? Lol
@15 million/year that's an average of 2.5 million in 2 months. Following a price drop you can expect a significant increase. They averaged over 2.3 million every 2 months last year
@MAx i said between 52-53 million,which would make a lot of sense if you take last apr-jun and just look at the pattern from there. It's quite possible. And it's 3month not two April May June It's very possible
not bad at all, they're lagging behind the XBox 360 by only a few millions now.
Looking good That last graph shows a lot. Lets hope Sony listens when they release their next console
Sony already said that they will let the developers decide what the next console will be like. It will be up to then to decide what features the PS4 will have. @ PEDROBEAR for real. It is a last gen console and it's still selling. And no console has beat it in sales to date. And if it keeps selling no console ever will
That is good as well and interesting what the PS4 might be like but what they really need to do is release a console at a loss to undercut Microsoft and Nintendo. $600 was silly and Sony paid the price early on. The tried to make more of a profit on the PS3 from the get go which was a mistake and they only realised that they could make their money back if the sneak the PS3 function of Blue Ray into households and make the money off Blu Ray sales a year after release.
@iamnsuperman what makes you think sony released the PS3 at a price point that helped them make profit??? if i remember correctly EACH PS3 Cost 800-900 To Make and they were selling it at 600, so that was what 200-300 loss on each console, do abit of research before you say things like that, cuz they weren't making ANY Profit on PS3 just 200-300 Loss on each console made.
Well said. +bubs
unbelivable morg. you got marked for trolling. an for what? jus saying the truth in a no argument way. what bs this site has started to get in.
so PS3 shipped 2.1m last Q,not bad how is 360&Wii shipped?
Three-line graph too complex?
That 3 line graph has no mention of wii or xbox sales so quit being a dick.
The graph did show the 360 and the chart above it says the Wii moved 1.36.
ah yes i got it 360 2.7m Wii 1.36m
Wow really!? The X360 is dead in Japan how did the manage to outsell the PS3 and the Wii?
It didn't. The sell-through ( or sales to consumers) were: PS3: 2.45 360: 2.09 Wii: 2.00 The sell-in (or sales to retailers) were: PS3: 2.1 360: 2.7 Wii: 1.36 Pretty good all around if you ask me.
It didn't. The sell-through ( or sales to consumers) were: PS3: 2.45 360: 2.09 The sell-in (or sales to retailers) were: PS3: 2.1 360: 2.7 check out the difference between sell-through and sell-in for 360, thats allot of 360s lying around, BUT how can sony have more SELL-THROUGH then they have SELL-IN :S thats kinda confusing me:/ ... ohhh alright yeah that kinda makes sense now, thank you. bubbles up
Ok, thanks for the clarification guys. @gunnerforlife I'm guessing Sony overshipped last quater that's why. And Micro is overshipping this quarter?
if sony estimates 15 million sold for this year then i'm sure price cut will be 50$ max. ps3 0.7 million short of projected 15 million for last fiscal year. 425 million ps3 software totals DS will never outsell ps2 i guess