Sony is confident things will start picking for the PS3 this holiday, though one analyst begs to differ saying it will be yet another Wii Christmas.
PS3 I think will have a fantastic Christmas with the $399 price and all the ads running but what parent can honestly deny a $250 motion controller console?
actually I agree ruibing their supply will hurt them.
one that wants the tv screen in one piece :P
That reminds me, I need to order the Wii jacket things. They're free, so why not?
My hopes are on Sony but I don't doubt that Wii will be able to sell out its limited hardware inventory. Hopefully, by the time their production capabilities go up, the PS3's game library would have gone up as well.
Strong 1st party sales? Like Mario Galaxy tanking world wide? It hasn't even sold 200,000 units yet. R&C has... and they've done it on a system with over half the install base of the wii. Sony's sales will be just fine. Most of their games are sitting at 500,000 units going into the holidays... Lair, Heavenly sword, Warhawk... the work is already put in. They'll easily jump up in sales from there. R&C will generate about 300,000 more sales thisholiday too... maybe even more. Uncharted will be huge for Sony too. Motorstorm is almost 2 million sold worlwide. Resistance is at well over 2 million. Granted many of these aren't 1st party they are being published under Sony's name sake. They'll do fine.
Nintendo will no doubt reap the rewards of the cheapest system on the market, however... So, I can't argue that fact. It seems no one is really buying their games, though. It's almost like they're buying them on fad alone.
What are you talking about? Super Mario Galaxy sold over 250k already in Japan alone. And that in the first week. Not that I'm dogging the game because I think it's a good one, but you must be thinking of Ratchet and Clank when it comes to tanking. :p
Ratchet and clank only sold 30k in the us and 12k in Japan :|
the wii will have another great xmas...with cheap games like links crossbow too.
80,000 on simexhchange, jackson. 400,000 worldwide. I was wrong about the 200,000. However, Japan didn't buy into it. So, you're wrong. R&C is at 250,000 world wide and the numbers haven't came in from U.K. So, with a consoel at half of the wii's installbase... I'd say Sony's doing alright and so is R&C. Easily a million seller. If you say it's not, I ask you to look at all the past R&C games. Even Deadlocked hit a million and it wasn't even a R&C game, really.
So why skew the figures in your first post?
Jackson? WTF? What a biased Nimrod. Yeah, Sony is indeed doing alright. I agree. But you say that and knock Super Mario Galaxy at the same time, when it's already outsold Ratchet and Clank which has been out for at least a month. You should change your name to "Imaginary Clout". You act as if your BS opinions and biases are fact or somehow more important than others, and almost everyone here laughs at you. I'd put you on ignore if your little shenanigans weren't so damn funny.
wouldn't it be natural for mario to have the larger numbers since the Wii install base is greater? =P
A month?? R&C released on the 30th, timmy... of October. It didn't hit Uk and Japan until last week. Get your facts in order. Just because Gamestop broke street date and got them early for promo's doesn't mean you can count it a sa street date. the offical sales data as when released to all distributors came in october 3oth. Toys R us, Wal-mart.. etc, etc... etc... Not a month, Omriakbar.
Ratchet & Clank and Super Mario Galaxy are both great games.
Edit: They're not both great games? I have them both and I could swear that they're both great.
Cry cry cry, lie lie lie, excuse excuse excuse.
That's all you ever do here.
Again, I re-iterate, since you can't get your head out of Sony's ass enough to catch what I said: Ratchet and Clank is a good game. Your need to try and belittle SMG on it's behalf though is just pathetic. Especially considering that SMG is already doing much better. If you must defend your Father's company, can't you do it in an intelligent way instead of this B.S.?
Listen, Anal Leak... R&C came out on the 30th of October. You lied. 2nd, the wii is at nearly 14 million install... Ps3 is at 6... MArio has sold 400,000 worldwide. R&C has sold 250,000 in america alone. you do the math and tell me how much better Mario Galaxy is "really" doing since it's install base is so vastly more.
R&C is a good game. As a matter of fact, it's great. Uk numbers aren't even in yet, as it just released in Japan and U.K. last week. So, again.. you lied. you're the one with false info, Smack. Get your facts together... all I'm saying. I admited my mistake... you haven' amited yours. you're acting like you're right still and you're not.
R&C - October 30th in the u.s.
R&C - Last week U.K. and Japan.
sucks to be you.
What's your point with R&C? It is selling worse than SMG and it is not going to move too many consoles given its genre. So what's your point again?
Can you please give a link showing the sales of SMG and R&C? I know SMG has already sold over 300k in Japan alone.
According to NPD numbers, Ratchet and Clank didnt even appear in the top 10 for ocotober
Halo 3 (regular, collector's, and legendary versions)--Xbox 360--434,000
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (with guitar)--Xbox 360--383,000
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (with guitar)--Wii--286,000
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (with guitar)--PS2--271,000
Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass--DS--263,000
Wii Play with Wii Remote--Wii--240,000
The Orange Box--Xbox 360--238,000
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock--PS2--232,000
FIFA Soccer 08--PS2--130,000
Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day--DS--117,000
so if the lowest selling game in the top ten sold 117 000 how could Ratchet and Clank have 250 000? It went on sale October 23rd, and most sales come within the first week of release.
and I'm actually surprised by Sony's marketing decisions. I just got the newest edition of GameInformer and there's a ton of PS3 ads for games dating back to November 2006 (Resistance), and I'm glad they're still pushing Motorstorm and Warhawk because those titles are amazing.
There's also a lot of new adopters of the system, so it makes sense for them to introduce their audience to both new and old titles alike.
Why is it a big deal that I got the date wrong for Ratchet and Clank? I'm not the one belittling a game. Point is it's been out longer than SMG, and it's behind in sales. Make the correction to what I said earlier, and the point still stands. Try all you like to take the focus away from the real issue, (You, using a lie in order to belittle one of the hottest games going right now, in order to try and add clout to your disagreement with the article) it won't work. My God... I mean damn... this is the first time I've had occasion to appreciate the bubble system here.
lol PS3 will have a very good Holidayt season but i DON'T THINK IT WILL BEAT THE wII EITHER....Not yet anyway. ; )
I'm a Sony fanboy but I think there is no doubt that Wii isn't even going to meet demand until next summer in America. PS3 is in it for the long haul and at some point sooner or later the price gap between the three consoles is going to be $100-$150 and some of the games are going to take full advantage of the PS3. And blu-rays winning margin gets wider and wider the longer the format war is going. Eventually blu-ray will appeal to the masses and that helps the PS3, but the way Wii is selling I don't think the 360 or PS3 will ever catch up to the Wii unless this generation lasts like 8 years.
Wii is $250
PS3 is at $400
Xbox 360 premium is at $350
So the PS3 is $50 more than the Xbox 360 and $150 more than the Wii..
For that $50 to $150 you get bluray, Cell, a 40 GB harddrive, a real online service that is free, the ability to use any bluetooth headset
There are really no games on the Wii, all that there is is super mario galaxy...and the Wii sports game...there is nothing else comming out this year that is a killer app for the wii..
Since you are not going to be able to find a wii in the stores in the next 1.5 months...people are going to by the PS3 and Xbox 360...
People are gonna snatch up Rock Band for both the PS3 and Xbox 360...there is no Rock Band for the wii...Sure you can get Guitar Hero III on the wii...but you can not play people online and there is no way to update the content to add more songs...Without a Hard Drive the Wii will never have games like the PS3 or Xbox 360...
All you have to look forward in 2008 is Wii fit...
Brawl, Endless Ocean, No More Heroes, Mario Kart, Mushroom Men, Okami, Monster Lab, Animal Crossing, Disaster: Day of Crisis, Dragon Quest Swords, and FF: CC
Also, more are always being annouced, so the list will grow. Additionally, all of these games are Wii exclusive, with one exception.
wii, 360 and Ps3 in that order. I'm curious to see how big the divide will be between the 3
Xbox 360, PS3 and then Wii....
PS3, 360, and then wii...
boring, wii sucks. wanna play next gen get a 360 or ps3.
Next gen is not a graphical update
true...but next gen systems have games an not the tidal wave of mediocrity that plagues the wii. Mario, link, metroid ummmm.....SSBB?
Plz nintendo stop beating the dead horse. its like they can't go one console with out having a mario game being their #1, or like a fat kid swiming w/ water wings, cause he sure as hell will drown w/o them.
I think every system will sell well this holiday but I think the Wii has a chance to come out the top seller depends on how much consoles Nintendo actually shipped and if demand doesn't out weight supply which it will...so maybe more ppl will go for a PS3 or 360 since they couldn't find ne Wii..which I hope to God they do...
any who I can see the PS3 matching or outselling the 360.....and don't forget to include the PS2 I expect it to rank in the top 4..!!
PS3 FTW...PLAY B3YOND..!!!
Yeah the wii may still sell more but we should see some exiting competition compared to last year.
what momentum... wii has been killing them.. so has the xbox 360... are sony and their fanboys serious
Moving from stationary is still momentum.
Please remember that NA isn't the only place where consoles are sold and bought..and if so then I guess the Wii is killing the 360 in NA
The PS3 is killing the 360 in EU
and the PS3 is stepping on the 360 fingers which is holding on for dear life hanging off a cliff somewhere in Japan..
Have you guys checked ebay? PS3 is selling like hot cakes.
The trolls/fanboys have come alive in this thread.
Order of sales: Wii>PS3=360 (or at least the PS3 and 360 will be comparable)
Anyone wanna make a bet that this is what November/December sales will look like?
Anyone here played the latest Mario Party? Is it fun, because my boys and I love that game and are really competative with it.(Yoshi in the house).
Do yourself a favor and avoid that game like a spiked pit.
I got all 3 consoles and I have to say ps3 is building momentum and once Sony gets going its unstoppable. Thats why MS strategy was to burst first IMO.
Wii is the console that needs to prove its worth IMO. Because Im in the 25 year old + range ive grown out of Mario and even Ratchet would be a tuff sell 4 me.
The online play is lacking compared to its competitors and it wont ever reach the graphical quality.
Its going to have to live by its control scheme and plead to 3rd party devs to work some magic and bring some innovative games to keep pace software wise. ( I know it will do great with the younger age groups nintendo's got all kind of ip's to entertain youngsters.I just hope they get some quality new mature ip's cooking.)
Both PS3 and 360 already have a solid 08 Line up.For us grown folks.
MS: GoW2,NG2,Fable2,ME2,Too Human,Lost Oddessy,SF4,GTAIV ,SCIV,DMC4,RE5, SHV,BC etc.
Sony: GoW3,GT5,MGS4,MGO,Tekken 6, FF13, FF13vs, White Knight Story,LA Noire,SF4,GTAIV, SCIV,DMC4,RE5,SHV,BC etc.
Note: Notice how Most 3rd party company's Big projects are on PS3 and/or 360... This is showing a trend that 3rd party wii games are low budget and from what ive played so far it shows.
Wii's leading the pack with install base but besides No More Heroes, and Rygar Im not seeing a whole lot of tantalizing games for my age group that is.
That being said Im sure wii will get some worthy games and I plan to pick up those titles.
ps3 is about 6 million systems behind both wii and 360.. sony needs to get real
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