June 2011 Sales Estimates Place Next-Generation Pressure on Sony and Microsoft

Rumors of the next generation of consoles have been rampant over the past 12 months, and the major, albeit predictable, announcement of the Wii U at E3 last month has put the gossip into hyperdrive. While many defend the assertion that the PlayStation 3 is completely capable of staying competitive in the technological arena, a huge feat when you consider it came out in 2006, falling sales could spur quicker development of next-generation consoles if the numbers aren’t up to expectations.

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fluffydelusions2710d ago

It is summer...sales are never good. It is always like that.

frankymv2710d ago

Its more than that.

Current consoles are ancient and many are waiting for the next gen to arrive.


lazertroy2710d ago (Edited 2710d ago )

Video games are dying. Sales will continue to drop regardless of a new generation.

DragonKnight2710d ago

@frankymv: you need to brush up on your console history there. no one cares about the PC standard, and the PS3 and Wii have only been out for 5 years. they aren't ancient by console standards. you want PC tech so bad, game on a PC. just sayin'.

@lazertroy: "Video games are dying. Sales will continue to drop regardless of a new generation."

Ooohhh, one bubble troll. I was about to actually respond to you by stating the fact that the video game industry continues to show record growth and was one of the only industries during the worst part of the global recession to actually do so, but you're just a troll. Ok. Sorry, I nearly took what you said to be an actually serious comment.

Pintheshadows2710d ago (Edited 2710d ago )

If this is true please explain the PS2?

Dragonknight, you fight the good fight but they won't listen and even if they did they wouldn't be able to come up with a counter argument. Summer is always quiet games wise. It has been forever.

gamingdroid2710d ago

Five years is ancient by console time, considering a new cycle should have started by now. In computer time it is even older.

That said, when you are on the market for that long the amount of cheap available software is flooding the market. A decline is inevitable, especially a lackluster summer as this.

DragonKnight2710d ago

@gamingdroid: I believe the post above yours explains it best. Explain the PS2. God of War 2 came out well passed the 5th year and was amazing for a console game. 5 years is not when a new cycle should start, and besides who decides that kind of thing? The current consoles are not at all ancient by console standards, and PC standards are completely irrelevant. No matter how much the PC elitist fanboys want it to happen, PC's will never overtake consoles as a primary source of video game entertainment (unless companies decide to stop making consoles), so mentioning them in the same area as consoles is just a way to start unending "my PC is better than your console, thus I am a better person" argument.

frankymv2710d ago


I wasn't referring to the PC. I hate the PC.

Let me say it again...CONSOLE TECH IS ANCIENT.

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blackburn102710d ago

@ lazertroy. Yeah that's what they said several years ago too and video games are still here.

consolez_FTW2710d ago (Edited 2710d ago )

@ lazertroy
Wait wha... you think Videogames are not dying, it's just summer. Every Summer there is a serious drought of new AAA titles. Thats why us gamer use summer to catch up on our backlog. So gaming is NOT dying, I wonder what sales charts you are using??

Ser2710d ago (Edited 2710d ago )

Lol, so much gaming drought propaganda.

I can't wait to see the November sales charts. We'll see how much "pressure" the gaming companies are receiving then. If anything, the pressure will be there due to the mass amount of money being shoved in their faces.

kma2k2710d ago

Price drop price drop!

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