Sony has responded to the May 2011 NPD report.
Sony doesn't NEED to respond to sales data. They've got the most exclusives this year and likely next and to them, quality is much more important than sales. And, something that Sony does aside from tons of first party exclusives, is to make deals with third parties for [true] exclusive content like how you get Bioshock 1 for free with Bioshock Ininite and you get Battlefield 1942 with Battlefield 3. Also, last year we got Medal of Honor Frontlines with Medal of Honor and we got Dead Space Extraction with Dead Space 2. Still, I'm not gonna lie. Sony has made some mistakes this gen. But, if the PS Vita is any indication, they've learned from those mistakes and won't repeat them for the PS4. The biggest thing Sony has learned is how to properly price something. The PS Vita's price was a shock to everyone and why it will do very well I'm sure. @LOGICWINS Well, yeah, but I'm just referring to consoles, not PC. lol Edit: lol I'm not trying to argue with you, man. Of course, the PC is a gaming device, but not a console. Again, I don't feel the need to argue about this.
HAHAHAHA! Deniale Much?
You guys conveniently ignore all the articles about WW sales where the PS3 still outsells the 360 week after week.
me no care, stop bitching.
^^^ Its cool bro...I aint even mad
deniale? french or spanish ??????
@MinusTheBear: "You guys conveniently ignore all the articles about WW sales where the PS3 still outsells the 360 week after week." O RLY? And are you ignoring these articles? http://www.destructoid.com/... http://www.videogamer.com/n... Microsoft reports worldwide Q1 2011 sales of Xbox 360 - 2.7m units Sony reports worldwide Q1 2011 sales of PlayStation 3 - 2.1m units
What happened to that gap the 360 had after that one year head start on PS3? It's like 4 times smaller! Oh I know! PS3 JUST SELLS MORE UNITS FASTER. ____ Kinect? GTFO with that.
ZOMG!! 14%!!! THATS MORE THAN CHINA!!!
LOL @ NathanExplosion 360 sold more WW so you have to completely change to topic to try and “win” the debate. Now it’s about how much the gap closed? You must be pretty mad to have to try and spin it like that. Man you fanboys kill me sometimes with how emotional involved you get with these discussions. MinusTheBear said " You guys conveniently ignore all the articles about WW sales where the PS3 still outsells the 360 week after week". So YodaCracker posted two articles that showed the 360 selling more WW lately, and you get mad and say some completely unrelated sh#t like that. LOL sad and pathetic.
How is it a spin? 360 has more sales BECAUSE it released one year ahead. There's no two ways about it. The lead the 360 had over the PS3 was 4 times what it is now. This means PS3 sells more within the same amount of time. This is not debatable.
Actually the PS3 sells more in LESS time Nathan ;)
"Sony doesn't NEED to respond to sales data. They've got the most exclusives this year and likely next and to them, quality is much more important than sales." Okay Blumatt, first of all..the PC has the most exclusive games this year(over 90 actually). http://www.gamespot.com/for... ^^See, I have evidence..something CLEARLY missing from your argument. Second, even if the PS3 DID have the most exclusives this year..what does that have to do with Sony responding to sales numbers? "Well, yeah, but I'm just referring to consoles, not PC." So a PC isn't a gaming console? LMAO, I like you. You make me laugh.
all you ever do is try to argue with people.
I'm simply pointing out an error that someone made. What? I'm not allowed to do that. LOL, thats what the comment section is for. Your free to use the ignore button if you don't like my comments.
I'm simply pointing out what you always do. LOL
I'm sorry, but get a life....arguing over the internet is dumb and pointless. People mainly use computers for reasons other than gaming. IMO it is a lot more fun to play on a console than a computer, especially when friends and family are over. Yeah they may have a higher resolution, but most gamers play on the couch with a controller and not a keyboard, play games that are not weird and time consuming, and because of the major social aspect it allows instead of playing alone...just try it. It's always dumb when we see people trolling because they have no life. (IF YOU DON'T LIKE CERTAING THINGS, AVOID THEM) Otherwise, you're only making that certain matter all that more valuable in everyone's eyes...even though you are not aware of it.
@Simon_Brezhnev It appears to me that he is simply just directly contradicting facts that are being presented for argument by another poster. It seems like all you ever do is complain about others not taking your side?
@Simon_Brezhnev Best description of N4G ever.
Dude. Did you just call the PC a console?. LMAO!!
Where's your logic? Pc isn't a console.
Yeah Pc is not a console, but it definitely gaming platform
"quality is much more important than sales" Sony are a business.Sales are the most important thing to them.Full stop
Sales peak and fall for many reasons which, at times are beyond your control and have nothing to do with quality. Consistently making a quality product will get you more good years that bad in the long term. Ask apple or nintendo
and why should we care about their business? I only care about games
Loner c'mon man. All business' care about sales its f***ing money man! I'm sure business' wouldn't do well if all they cared about were chocolate bars and movie session times.
@ sdtarm The quality/quantity of their games rides on the success of their business. Don't be ignorant.
@sd Well then why are you in a sales article? No offense, but it's annoying that when PS3 sales are not going to plans, everybody says "Games matter" It's an off-topic tactic to shrug off negative news about sales But when sales are high (see GT5) then sales rock and testify to the quality of a game. It's an annoying double standard
"and why should we care about their business? I only care about games" Then why are you commenting/clicking on an article that has to do with PS3 hardware sales?
"When sales are adequate, then you can worry about quality." The Wii proves this just as much as COD, Pokemon and Madden. Sadly.
"The Wii proves this just as much as COD, Pokemon and Madden. Sadly." ... and there in lies the flaw. Simply because you don't like it, but millions of others prefer it and willing to buy it, clearly they consider it quality product. There is no better vouch for quality than actually shelling out hard earned money for the game, especially if they are all priced the same! Now what that quality is debatable, I will give you that.
Thats ridiculous! One bubble! Had me wondering too.... I mean yea quality is important but slugish sales can put that to an end and that's no good..
It's funny that a lot of people seem to think that MS is after our money while Sony is after our happiness as gamers. And if they could they would give us everything for free! EVERY COMPANY IS IN IT FOR THE MONEY!!! It's as simple as that...
Some good business is better than another for customers caring or quality.
Sony is a business, don't be fooled, it's all about making money. Same with Nintendo and Microsoft. Your crazy if you don't think Sony would have liked to have better numbers. There not in the charity business, Maybe one day UNICEF will get into the gaming business... ...but until then, ...
Made, for over 6 months now, Sony refuses to put out any numbers when they comment. I don't understand why Sony won't reinforce their comments with firm numbers. Puzzling.
Because the numbers would show the opposite of what Sony want you to believe! That said, all companies do that. MS or Nintendo don't talk about numbers unless it is to their advantage.
Sony are bunch of liars. Strange how 2 months ago they confirmed with game informer Move reached 4.1 million and then at E3 went with the net and said 8.1 million or so. Funny to watch this arrogant company and it's pathetic fanboys use there double standards. Bragging about crap exclusives (a majority of them)just to feel as if Sony somehow is the only company doing something right. Just a sad bunch of funny little twisters on this site always trying to downplay the better product. edit below:"Gamers shouldn't care about sales, the only thing that matters is if a good game sells enough to make a sequel." So in your own words gamers should care about sales because without them we wouldn't get sequels we want.
Honestly, I don't know what to say Candystop. I mean you've always been this jealous deluded little Microsoft fanboy, and you have the cheek to call people fanboys whilst most of your arguments contain double standards or lack of truth...
Gamers shouldn't care about sales, the only thing that matters is if a good game sells enough to make a sequel. Companies, however, care. If they could have the most sales, and no exclusives, they would do it.
Yes, sony should be responding to sales data. While quality in games matters more than sales, to the average gamer outside of fanboys, it is the sales that drives the quality of these games. Without sales, you dont have the games... Obviously Sony is doing well this generation so even though they are behind both Nintendo and MS, Sony has had been doing quite well this gen..
As opposed to the gamecube?? or the first xbox?? or maybe even the ps2?? Last gen it was all sony with the ps2. that's when sony was really doing well but this gen not so much.
Ps3 is done, why do you think Nintendo was forced to slap together that monstrosity of a console at this year's E3? I will tell you why, It's because the myth of the 360 being weaker than PS3 was destroid and Kinect.
@blumatt U may not concern about data like this and only about games, but to Sony, it is more about this data then games. It is a major factor for how they are going to conduct business, which affect everything including games that u want, so u should care if you support sony. Just think about it, they keep on funding exclusives after exclusives, but if they aren't making money (or not making as much as they planned), do u think they gonna keep that up (example KZ3 selling less than KZ2 with higher consoles sold)? Sony don't have a money making machine i hope u know that.
"..we continue to show our commitment to delivering the best and freshest content line-up available to our consumers" Yes you do.
No they do not. "freshest" implies new IP, every game on Sonys plate this year is LastYearsGame+1, every last damn game. Also, they have been consistently metacritic scoring in the low 80's... Which reflects my own observation of PS3 games... The games feel lifeless and dull and uninspired. Before you know it, we are gonna get a My Little Pony's game on the xbox + kinect and with that combo we will go to dominance! Never doubt the power of Ponies.
"No they do not. "freshest" implies new IP, every game on Sonys plate this year is LastYearsGame+1, every last damn game. Also, they have been consistently metacritic scoring in the low 80's..." I was wondering when people were going to try to bring this up. Lifeless and uninspired? That's entirely your opinion. I think Sony makes some of the best games I've played this gen. I don't need bs scores to tell me what's good and what isn't. Your My Little Ponies on Kinect comment, you might want to pitch that to MS. I think you have something there.
oh you Ps3 haters xD and with 1 bubble too! Yah I'm sure Sesame Street is gonna get an 9.0 and automatically be better than Killzone 3. SCORES MEAN [email protected] Starhawk>New IP Dust 514>New IP oh and their not move/kinect related LOL So Microsoft new IP's>none,zip,nada
I think your comment was more of a joke, and I think you forgot to add sarcasm at the end, either way, I think SillyGamer summed up pretty much what my response would be.
"No they do not. "freshest" implies new IP, every game on Sonys plate this year is LastYearsGame+1, every last damn game. Also, they have been consistently metacritic scoring in the low 80's..." And the award for Stupidest Comment of the Day goes to....
Nintendo does this EVERY GENERATION. So, why are you only against Sony about it. At least they give us NEW IP every generation instead of rehashing the same shit every generation like nintendo. And last but mostly, WHY ARE YOU NOT SAYING ANYTHING ABOUT COD?! It's the same shit every year and yet you only complain about sony making squeals to the IPs they created "this gen".
You really need to open ure eyes at all the games that are unique and available to ps3 apart from first party b1 whatever ure name is. Demons soul for once but look at all the titles nis america publishes. Most people that argue against sony look at their first party line up but at least they take risks ie heavy rain. Its not our fault you try to bring the same titles in your arguments. If you dont like what sony doesnt bring to the table dont troll the posts you dont see me doing on 360 articles because i dont own one.
This is an article about SALES not about, best exclusives, stay on topic.
This is news 4 gamers, not news 4 stockholders. Perhaps this article doesn't even belong on the site.
Can we get rid of all the "PS3 passes 360 in worldwide sales" and "GT5 sells X million" articles too then? Don't hear anyone complaining when those come around. Sales are a factor in gaming. Gamers are interested in them. You don't have to be a stockholder to read sales articles. Don't bring quality in my sales threads, and I wont bring sales in your quality threads.
Alpha could you please stop using logic, you're scaring the trolls and illogical people away. Thank you
^^This could be the best comment I've heard since I've joined N4G. Although, you already have seven bubbles, you and people like you deserve more. EDIT: My comment was in reference to Alpha..no offense Max ;)
Sales ultimately factor in to what games are available for your platform. If games do not sell then developers will move to a platform that will gain more sales.
It doesn't matter if gamers are interested in sales numbers. Gamers could be interested in astrophysics, but that doesn't mean astrophysics belongs on the site. The fact that you don't "see anyone complaining" on other sales related articles is irrelevant to what I just said. I said that stock-related threads shouldn't be on the site, why would you assume that I'm fine with other stock-related threads? It's completely backwards in terms of logic. Lastly, I didn't bring quality into your sales thread. I brought reason to a person's statement through a reply. Get off of your high-horse. You're replying to me with information that doesn't even relate to what I said.
They're complaints over sales articles are getting worse because everybody knows the PS3 is no longer outselling the 360 worldwide. Sony can no Longer hide it., so the denial adrenaline rush is wearing off and it makes them angry. So many people with their eyes on Sony after psn problems, Sony don't dare try to fool the industry with fictional sales figures. This is why Sony did not try and fluff their E3 lineup with games 5 years down the road this year.
There already the same article in the banner.
I swear, NPD draws in the stupidest comments ever. And what`s with all of this gloom and doom directed at Sony? I could have sworn I just read that the PS3 had a 14% increase from last year. That`s pretty good considering the circumstances.
A 14% percent increase from last year is positive news. The haters obviously have limited knowledge when it comes to stock investing. A 14% year-over-year increase, while not spectacular, is pretty solid considering the totality of the circumstances.
what are the world wide sales #'s for each system.
What is the big freaking deal here?. Sony said they are happy they have seen growth in sales as well as delivering great content. What is wrong with that?. Geez some of you people are so freaking stupid.
Ps3 has alot of games coming but id rather quality over quantity,lol herd that somewhere before sales are getting more fun than gaming.
perfect news to give the entire n4g site raging boners
Oh look, the usual suspects are out for an NPD article. What a surprise. /s Anyway, good job Sony and keep it up.
okay i dont comment often and i a m sorry for being off topic here but i am getting just a little sick of seeing the word logic on every other fucking post. i know it is a word that often applies but ffs people buy a thesaurus. you all try to bash your hated console of choice for being un original or copying one another. well gawd dammit. try taking your own advice. sheesh. logic this logic that. you know what logic tells me. that you are all trying to impress yourselves by using "LOGIIIIIIIIIIIIIC" E FUCKING NUFF ALREADY! on topic sales matter to them games matter to us. as long as sales are good than why worry about it. P.S. dont be trying to bash on me for puntuation, spelling and capitolization as i am typing this on my ps3. there you have officially been called out. any complaints will now only serve to prove my point and make you look foolish.