GameBlurb:"Console sales across the board are falling...is this the end of the modern gaming era as we know it?"
Wonder if it had anything to do with e3....shame infamous2 came out then too.
expect them to rise again when uncharted 3 releases. xstation79 wow, since you have all of the answers smart guy tell me exactly how much its going to sell? no better yet, how many awards is it going to get? will it get game of the year? when will the ps4 come out? will they ever make diablo for the ps3? look everyone this guy is a psychic!
uncharted 3 isn't going to sell systems. It probably won't sell very well itself. Edit: I'm not sure how I'm trolling given the fact that uncharted 2 didn't sell good at all. So now all of a sudden uncharted 3 is going to be a system seller? Edit 2: Your calling me a smart guy when you yourself claimed that the ps3 was going to pick up in sells because of uncharted 3? Ps3 fanboys get dumber every year
Uncharted 2 is at over 5 million. Guess you heard the wrong information about it doing poorly?
@ xstation79 I think you may want to check the uncharted sales number before you spew non sense. Uncharted 2 sold 5 million and the first uncharted sold about 3.5 million. If the game didn't sell well there wouldn't be a third one.
@xstation79 - You're trolling because that's what you do. Facts can be fun to learn before making statements.
Consoles sales typically dip during the summer. The big games of spring have passed and the rest of the big hitters are waiting for the all important Holiday season. A dearth of big releases very naturally results in lower console sales for the period. I prophecy that sales will pick back up starting in late September.
While it is true that gaming spending drops every summer, the article talks about a 20+% drop over the SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.
things will pick up again when so many heavy hitters will come out. xstation79 troll much?
Exactly, sales always drop during this time.
And these are historically the worst gaming months? Try telling me sales are down around November, and then I'll start to panic
They are comparing versus the same period last year, not month over month, so a 21% drop is significant. But then it is just Pachter's estimates so it could be way off, he has been before.
Maybe consoles are getting too old. People want the next best thing, and most people who want to buy consoles have already done so.
Yeah, tunnel vision OP' look at the bigger picture.
Its summer..some people have lives and dont spend money of games in the summer.
It will pick back up by August with Deus Ex and all the big hit releases coming out at that time.
It's flight season after all
Ouch, I would have to agree though it has to be the summer droughts. I would love to see these numbers compared to other forms of entertainment to see if every industry is in a slump.
That's because it's summer time; people travel go on vacation. People who get a lot of snow in the winters appreciate the summer a lot more, so they go outside more. Gaming sales always drop until the holiday rush.
I hear that. Summer time is time to be outside, before the harrowing fields of ice return.
yeah man, hardly any new releases in the summer. At least this drought is not as bad as past years. Plus 2011 summer I start to catch up on my backlog of games. Summer 2011 has been great for me so far.
Yeah I remember NOTHING used to come out in Summer.
Its called the economy sucks and peopel dont want to buy
lol that is expensive. just drop the price and everything will be all right
It is called your idea of a 10 year console is BS. The games are getting repetitive and the graphics look alike. Time for new consoles people. Technology is advancing at a very fast rate. Bring on the next generation of graphics and consoles!
and more repetitive games that just look better
Come on people, sales are always bad in the summer!
Summertime, travel season, gas prices high, and unemployment went up to 9.2%. Apparently, there are more important things than videogames... ...so they say. 12
thats because most of the consumers bought the consoles of this generation by now.
360 sales are down because its overpriced. Even if the wii wins this generation microsoft has gotten away with murder. The 360 that was 150 dollars cheaper than the ps3 has managed to stay the same price as the ps3 and still sale. To tell the truth the 360 should have been 129 dollars a year ago like the Ps2 was at this point in its lifespan. Microsoft has to be making over 50 percent profit now and people are still buying 360's for 299 this is crazy sauce.
exactly these consoles are reaching the end of the cycle...I mean really, if you havent bought a ps3 or a box by now are u ever gonna?
40% of PS2 sales were after the 5 year mark, so I doubt that "most consumers" are done buying these consoles.
Yeah, and the PS2 didn't have direct competition with two other major industries that are now beating the PS3 in sales. Like what has been stated, most people have bought the console(s) of choice by this point.
a lot of that 40% were replacement consoles and the redesign. the PS2 had a huge failure rate, to the point where i few people i know made some good money purely from repairs
@arnon - That 40% if trend continues will be spread across all the consoles meaning there is plenty of sales potential still left.
well i think it's because people are holding off until next gen consoles,why buy one now so late in the game we got like a year left,then again it is summer it's always slow in summer they save all the good stuff for fall and winter and thats when all the sales go up cause of christmas and the evil snow.
wow a lot of people probably got lid as a product of the terrible june line up lol
xstation are you a 360 fan. Guess what, the increase from Gears 1 to 2 wasn't that much. Gears 1 sold 6mill Gears 2 sold 6.2million Uncharted 1 sold 3.7mill Uncharted 2 sold 4.8mill I reckon sales of Uncharted 3 will be 6mill easily.
hey uh... i dont think gears of war 3 has too much competition when it releases. but uncharted 3 is between battfield 3 and modern warfare 3. a financial competition. wonder how the sales would be.... o_0;;
thank you economy
Price drops incoming.
actually target has already started it, this friday they are havgin a online black friday sale. Xbox 360 20% off. I have been holding out on buying a 360 till a price drop & here it is. Ive had my ps3 for 4+ years now, but i want to try out the 360 for cheap & here we go. Rumors are xbox might drop the 4gb w/kinect to $199.99 if that happened no store would be able to keep them in stock very long. I know a few xbox users that would buy a new one just because thats such a deal.
I think because people all went camping with Steam, they had a Summer Camp.
Close to 5 and 6 years old and still $300, they need a price drop to that magic $200.
Well,it is summer and a lot of people are vacationing at the moment.lol @ end of modern gaming
This is what happens during an economic collapse. Soon, America will collapse and millions will die. There wont be many console gamers left when that happens, they will be too busy trying to eat.
so.... what should we do?
I want to see the OVERALL sales world wide of all 3 major consoles! I bet everybody got it wrong when they said that PS3 is still in the 3rd PLACE!!! Here's my prediction: 1st Wii(duh!) 2nd PS3 3rd 360(not far behind)
One bad month and it's the end of modern gaming !? This guy needs to up his Xanax if he's so damn cynical.
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