Sony has just issued its NPD related statement and as usual the company did not disclose actual sales numbers, but Sony does indicate that sales picked up quite a bit after the $50 price cut in mid-August.
Why can't they ever give out actual numbers? Annoying. Anyway, I do think they'll have a pretty damn good holiday.
because they want that uncertainty
@ PIMP below Why would they have to "brag like Microsoft", Pimp. If they were to follow that route, they would've did so with their WW figures every year (Such as in 2010 when they outsold the 360 by 2.3 million even with Kinect and the past price cut. I mean, that would've been their time). Edit: lol @ disagrees. I guess they should start bragging like Dan, huh?
I really want the PS3 to lead, which hopefully developers will start taking notice and utilizing the PS3 to it's full potential even if the 360 can't handle it;)
Because NPD asked that nobody go public with information from their reports! They charge over $10,000 to their customers for these reports and some bastards are just giving them away for free. Analysts should be paying to see these, but for many years they were getting this info for free! A key part of MS's strategy in the US is looking like they are popular, because Americans are hung up on cool and popular, so they do it anyway!
Actually, NPD asks other to keep it quiet on behalf of the companies. Sony is free to release their own numbers just like MS does. That is a really short statement though. Is that the official NPD response?
"Analysts should be paying to see these" I disagree. The free dissemination of knowledge should be considered a right.
Judging by your comments... You're hung up on dissing Microsoft and Americans. Hate all you want. But Microsoft is doing something right in the US if they are still managing to outsell the PS3 even after the Sony reduced the price again. Maybe people in the US just like the 360. Like the 360 games. Like the 360 online service. Like the 360 controller. So sorry that not everybody shares your opinion. On topic: Sony didn't disclose their numbers because they didn't beat Microsoft in the US. Plain and simple. You better believe that if they had outsold the 360 in the US they would post numbers and brag about it just like Microsoft does.
Judging one comment I made in the last 24 hours that you're fanboy mind is taking to heart! Nothing in my comment you are currently commenting on is against MS and everyone knows Americans are hung up on popularity; Americans would tell you so! You have poor judgment! @Kiveti: You wouldn't be saying that if you were working hard for that information! The fact is, the information wouldn't exist if it were free!
"A key part of MS's strategy in the US is looking like they are popular, because Americans are hung up on cool and popular, so they do it anyway!" wow.....
Sony stopped doing that when their price cuts no longer boosted the PS3 past the 360 in sales. Sadly it's been like this for months now. Sony just waits for the quarterly reports usually after MSFT comes with their numbers then Sony will ;) This last report MSFT went 2nd and it showed the truth, then Sony dropped the price of the PS3 about 3 months later. Sony couldn't or didn't wait for MSFT this time so they were not able to claim they sold a bit more... every time. People started paying attention to what Sony says after they lied about PS MOVE sales.
Your a funny dude. Every time the PS3 has dropped its price 360 dropped its price. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id... Not only that the numbers for the PS3 have always been higher than 360 after a price drop has accrued. The reason behind this is the 360 has always had the cheaper console on the market. How many times has M$ changed its numbers after seeing the numbers that Sony posted. http://gamesthirstarticles.... Troll somewhere else
Lol, I remember when that happened. Stuff got downplayed too quick and was made as if it was ok since according the folks defending it,Sony did it too. Hence all the shipped vs sold BS this year.
that was in 2009 you know 3 years after the 360 came out. PS3 had a system reduction price cut less than 1 year after release aka 2007. So no MS does not have a price drop everytime sony does.
Only a matter of time. Hard to ignore the ton of exclusives that has hit the system the past 3 years.
At the price the PS3 is selling for now, they will have a great holiday season.
that's expected when any console has a price cut
The initial spike in sales is expected, yes. The true test will be over the next several months and if PS3 can hold onto that momentum.
Considering the PS3's lack of marketing here in the US, they are doing exceptional here! Seriously, there word of mouth strategy was a bit slow here, but now the consensus is becoming that PS3 is the console to own. Once the illusion that it is "expensive" is shattered, it may become the number one console here at some point in the near future.
well since the price cut i upgraded my fat 80gig to slim 250gig im loving it :)
Yea! Spin that spin! ...in all fairness, I think that he's really addressing the shareholders (and potential shareholders?). ...that this isn't really 'news 4 gamers', per se. Good for them, I guess? I don't care... Tell me about new games!
Got to have the numbers huh? Numbers or no, the PS3 is doing well. You guys think that if numbers aren't shown, they must not be doing well. I guess I can't blame you. Numbers are a lot of folks favorite things this generation.
No [more] bubbles?
Not gonna lie, I almost laughed at this quote. "The new PS3 price point, combined with PlayStation Move and the industry's strongest lineup of exclusive titles, including Uncharted 3 and Everybody Dance" They go from Uncharted 3 to Everybody Dance?? Glad to see the PS3 doing so well. Definitely buying another one to put in the living room before the holidays.
Everybody Dance? I haven't even heard of it.
Sony is set for a big holiday. For U.S they got Uncharted 3,Japan FF XIII-2,tales next week,ninokuni. Also overall a worldwide price cut to go with these which was announced at gamescom.
Ninokuni is looking heavy in Japan. Hope it comes out in the US.
Well most Americans can live by with only Gears 3 in the holiday season. But in perspective, aside from Gears 3 I don't think there are other more interesting games coming out in the 360 this holiday season, and that goes also for Nintendo Wii.
Sony cant give exact numbers because they haven't got the exact total sale worldwide, they are gathering more sale data before releasing a statement..
Go Flush your head down the toilet haters. The PS3 is doing well in the states.
Yes. Just like what's happening with the smart phone wars. Galaxy S2 is being received as the best smart phone this gen around the world except NA where people love their iPhone 4 despite the bugs.
Money in da bank!
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