GB : Sony reports their financial data for this quarter and its massive. PS3 sold 55.5 million worldwide and is very close to 360.
congs sony proud to be a ps3 owner ?
Same epic sales.
both have done great strides this gen. Proud to be a gamer.
Great sales. The most important thing though, is this gen, all consoles have been a success.
I remember when it was like 10 million behind and people were calling the ps3 dead, a failure etc.. Kinda interesting to see it at 2.1 before the holiday season.
You will only hear that the "PS3 is a failure" from North American journalist. Gametrailers being a usual suspect...
I admit I was also one of those people who said "PS3 is doomed for failure" but quickly changed my words when I got one for Christmas. And enjoyed more then I thought I would! A great piece of hardware!
that is not uncommon. It seems to be the norm to hate on what you dont have. Then when you get one its like things change. You may still have a preference but its still good to admit that there really isnt anything wrong with owning what once was the opposition. Many more 360 only gamers are getting ps3's and ps3 only owners are getting 360's. Prices are reasonable to own both. Difficulty is deciding which system to get which game on (multiplatform games of course).
No. Being proud of owning an electronic device is the first step towards being a fanboy.
exactly, couldn't agree more.
Why I am a proud owner of my Ps3 but that does not stop me playing and enjoying games on the pc. I will play xbox games If I like them I'm really open to games genres but I am proud of my Ps3 and the good times It has provided me with. Some people on here seem to think I'm a fanboy. but I know myself much better then these conscious people I have never met.
Wait what? I can't be proud of the device it took me a bit to get? a08andan: Yeah I gathered that but it's kinda hard to say "I don't love" to the device you've wanted for a while. It's like buying a car, you're proud of yourself for getting a job, saving up and purchasing it. And you're proud of the car (device) because it showcases your success. That's why the comment fell flat for me.
Wait so I should hate myself for buying a electronic device?
Jonah_Reese: I think they mean that you should be proud of yourself first and formost, and then you can like and enjoy the device. But to be proud of it, that is perhaps something that only its creators should be. Or sumthin like that^^
Hating on positive things being said about the brand you DONT prefer is the next step kaveti....just saying Great sales sony but its not those which keep me happy or proud...its the games, support and variety. Keep them games coming sony, continue to take more risks than the others. The gap became less and less important to me as the gen aged as it kept sony on their toes. 2nd spot means air to me if it means i have 8 month gaps without exclusives which equals LESS GAMES TO CHOOSE FROM incase that taboo word annoys any of ya.
@jonah Be proud of yourself for working hard to get something. But don't be proud of that something. @why o why You have a narrow mindset, man. You think if I don't kiss the ass of a brand I must prefer another brand. I don't prefer any brand. Can you prove (by checking my comment history) that I prefer another brand? I have posted a ton of comments on this site. Can you even find one that shows that I prefer another brand? I don't prefer any brand. But preference isn't the issue. The issue is whether someone should be proud of owning a material possession. I think it's wrong because I think it can make the owner feel like they're better than other people who don't own that particular thing. That leads to fanboyism. I wish I could use another word to describe the concept rather than fanboy but I know I'll be marked down for bad language. "I'm proud to own such and such." Why? You can say, "I'm glad..." But please don't express any pride. You didn't design the thing. You didn't market the thing. You didn't do anything other than buy it. Don't be proud of buying things. Just be proud of working hard to get what you want. Take pride in yourselves, not in what you own. You are not your khakis.
Nobody said that you have to kick ass anywhere...show me where i said you should be. What im saying is everybody whos been here long enough knows what you prefer and who you defend or attack more than the others. Nothing wrong with that as we shouldnt have to hide our preferences....we're adults ff sake. But not only did you take his 'proudness' comment literally your first and only comment at that time was just to state why his was a step towards fanboyism. It almost seems like you were waiting for somebody to be happy for silly reasons so you could put then back in line. Very party pooper'ish i must say especially when you said ef all about the actual article like its bad news or something.. anybody who says they dont have a preference is either very simple, a liar or some type of cyborg. I couldnt be asked to click disagree.
so why do u need to feel proud owning a piece of gaming device? I mean does it do anything for u like: 1. making u a better person? 2. make a big difference to the world? 3. make your life better in anyways? 4. make u smarter? 5. Give u job? 6. healthy habit? 7. make u more productive? 8. make your family life better? 9. Do you get more respect? 10. make other people envy of you this might be what u guys are thinking, but to tell u the hard truth, nobody give a dam...example: i bought and own all of consoles and pc, laptop, should you envy me, care or look up to me in anyways while i enjoying myself with games? If you don't, then why should I? see no one cares got it?
"What im saying is everybody whos been here long enough knows what you prefer and who you defend or attack more than the others." You're not smart, man. If the ratio of PS3 fantards to 360 fantards were not so high, I would not criticize PS3 fantards more for their BS. If I criticize PS3 fanboys moreso than 360 fanboys, it is because there are simply more PS3 ass-kissers here than there are 360 ass-kissers. Obviously, if you want to know the truth, my 360 is packed up and tucked away in my closet while my PS3 is under my HDTV and is used every single day for something or another. But, that doesn't mean I have a preference for one brand over another. It just means that at this point one of my devices gives me more utility than the other one. They're both equally good and equally crappy in most ways that I would judge them. I'm not proud to own either one. I'm proud of my mother for loving me enough to put up with me and buy me these consoles (even though I can afford them now). But I have no pride in the things I own, and neither should anyone else. Placing pride in material possessions is what makes fanboys.
Well What Do You Know, Exclusives Do Matter After All. "Bravo Sony & Micrsoft", This has been a Great year for Gaming.
Good sales but disappointing compared to the previous 2 generations for Sony. When they were selling over 100 million units. Never-the-less I got a PS3 and its great, congrats Sony.
I still believe they will hit 100million. It's at 5 years now in US and 4 1/2 in Europe. Sony is the only console in the past that keeps producing and selling there consoles once the next gen starts. Nintendo stops producing the second the next console is started and Ms last gen stopped producing consoles a year before the 360 released. Their sales strategy is different then what people expect.
Good Luck on that one. It will be hard for Sony to sell 100 million units. Considering PS2 reached fairly quick, and the PS3 is no where near the PS2 in units sold at this point in their lifecycle.
We shall see won't we.
I agree. There's been 52.7 PS3's sold since the PS3 was released. The PS3 is not the beast that the PS2 was but even still i think 100 Million is achieveable.
People use this "Sony lost marketshare" argument too many often w/o a proper understanding of the whole picture. In first place MS started current gen a full year ahead of Sony and fortunately for them, Gears of War came along and make the console a "must buy". The Ps3 was designed around single player (PS2 style) and no online interaction, unlike the xbox360, but times had changed and social interactivity/online is key nowadays. Also PS3 price always have been a deterrent for mass market consumption, and finally lets not forget the Wii and the casual phenomena. All things considered, PS3 has been doing great. Moreso if you recall the horrible launch. I think Sony was too confident on the brand and did not foresee the new trends.
mm, not so disappointing considering the competition is equally as strong as you and your product. Factor in economic issues and sheer knowledge of the product's hardware and software (what's suitable for young children etc, etc.). I mean the PS2 is still selling, who knows the PS3 could still hit 100million but it's a feat that it hit over 50 million. With the Wii doing what it's doing and the 360 going strong. Quite Impressive.
PS3 is on pace to sell 120 Million systems if it stays on the market for 10 years. . That is roughly 20 million more than the PSX. . So it will be the the 2nd best selling console ever only the PS2 did it better.
Except PS2 was launched at $299 and reach mass market price of $199 after 4 years on the market. Once PS3 reaches $199 they will sustain sales past 100 million. With this economy the value of the PS3 will only increase being more revelant technologically compare to the others.
How long did it take PS2 to reach 100 million units?
Fiscal year ending March 31, 2006 it was at 103 mill.so around 7 years.at 5 years(like ps3 atm)it was 71mill.
yeppi!!!!! glad to be a PS3 onwer!!!=D just waiting for GTA 5 Trailer...>_>
Well yeppi!!!!! For me too!! Glad to be a Xbox 360 (x5), PS3 (x2), PSP (x2), DSiXL and Wii (x2) owner !!!=D
Great. Last time I checked, it was 5 million behind X360. The exclusives and the Price drop might have helped the system.
so does this mean we can finally shut the hell up about who is leading world wide. and also shut up about how the ps3 is catching up, its 6 years in going on 7 for the 360, does it really matter anymore, after 6 years can we finally enjoy the system without the foolishness.
Most people yes, N4G probably not.
PS3 is actually selling more than X360s on a yearly basis. X360 just had that one year headstart advantage.
Honestly. We're so close to the the beginning of the next console hardware cycle. I own all 3 consoles this generation so whoever is in the lead doesn't have any effect on me. This can be spun both ways. Sony is closing the gap steadily between the PS3 and 360. At this rate it should surpass the 360 in worldwide sales based on the strength of Asian markets and EU. They were able to use the PS3 to establish Blu-Ray and have also improved PSN leaps and bounds since it launched. They have done a better job than their competitors establishing their internal software development studios. Arguably showing more strength in the "console" exclusive department. But Microsoft established itself as a major player in the video game console sector. They have taken market share from both Sony and Nintendo. They have established their online community and set themselves up very well for the next generation. Not to mention they have a profitable business model with the 360 using XBL and Kinect. Even after RROD. Both companies are winning in my opinion.
Xbox is going to be last and the end of this Gen....
everything was against Sony this gen : *PS3 launch reduction due to blue diode fault from (2m to 500K) *competing against a competition with huge price advantage and 1 year headstart (1.5 in europe) *being shredded to pieces from the media in the first 3 years in the market *$600 price (almost $200 loss in every unit) for implementing future proof tech (Blu-ray, cell) * major PSN hack *earthquake in Japan and still outperforming the competition despite all this and pumping one exclusive after another, what Sony did this gen is HUGE and no one could have survived this ever. Thank you Sony for believing in your Fans and creating the greatest family of Consoles ever...The Playstation Family.
When you put it in that perspective, it's amazing to think how far they've come. Playstation is an important brand for Sony. I'm sure they won't be repeating the same mistakes with the PS4.
Yeah at least Sony didn't pull a Sega :(. I loved my Dreamcast and Sega was like F.U ALL
Yes, PS3 has done very well after overcoming many obstacles. But the PS3 launched after the wildly successful PS1 and PS2 so it had great momentum and a very big and loyal fanbase. Microsoft has been in gaming a much shorter time frame than Sony and brought in the Xbox 360 after the relatively unsuccessful Xbox which just got smashed by the PS2. I don't think Microsoft will care if the PS3 edges ahead in install base. Microsoft are making very good money from the Xbox 360 and will be relatively happy with their progress so far in a very competitive environment. I think that Microsoft have room to lower pricing quite a bit over the next year so it will be interesting to see the effect on sales when this happens.
Pretty amazing if you think about it PS3 was launched a year after 360 with a 600$ price tag and everyone and the press was saying DOo0OoOOMED!! T3H PS3 HAS NO GAEMES!! but it managed to hang in there and eventually catch up PLAYSTATION FTW!!
microsoft has had a one year head start,billions of dollars to spend,an english media receiving kickbacks for positive reviews of poor hardware that took years to fix,positive reviews of poor kinect software that gets rated on a different scale,a media willing to pass fake videos(gametrailers),smear campaigns(kotaku),negative reviews(ign,gamespot,edge) of ps3 games and the end result is that they have no lead at all.because we know there are tons of 360s buried after death.even had their own coffins. sony,in a poor economy,has weathered the storm.still kept 99% of all their in house developers,spent more money making games than marketing,has lived on the hardcore gamer than casual.because the core got them where they are at,has consistently raised the bar on quality of gaming as a whole. not only that,they have had companies like square PURPOSELY stifling ps3's growth.even told everyone up front http://www.google.com/url?s... more companies went multi and ruined games because of microsoft's policy of parity with ps3.did sony do that last gen between xbox and ps2?nope.many games were better on xbox.but sony didn't do a nintendo(nes/master system wars) or pull a microsoft this gen.they met adversity with what they do best:MAKE A VARIETY OF GAMES. a quality system like ps3 deserved to sell well on value alone.and i'm glad it did and does.because the alternative is nickel and dimming,paying for online and no exclusives,failed add-ons(hd-dvd,vison cam) and downgrading of games because of a last gen disc.and DLB called it years ago. http://www.youtube.com/watc... thank you sony.and thank you for shutting gamers like THE MART up and making them buy a ps3.
Its good to see you around old friend, but you are right on pretty much everything. Sony is profitible in the gaming sector, and I believe within a year and a half they would have pass their competitor. Japan is the key here, and the media always downplays this due to the size of the country. Everytime an article of the 360 failing in japan appears, there is another claiming the region isnt important. Everytime I read these I go well....why dont ms just leave japan alone and focus elsewhere? Let Sony finish taking their 2 million userbase and furter extend their lead worlwide? But its always something with the media. The 360 will sell big this christmas like they do all christmas, due to call of duty and a bunch of bans. This will help it maintain ahead for a few months. But eventually the ps3 will catch up to it. Does any of this really matter? I dont know anymore to tell you the truth. But personally as a PlayStation guy myself, it does make me proud and to an extent shut the critics up before another excuse comes along. Both Nintendo and Microsoft know and understand the power the PlayStation brand has. At any given moment things can change and go back to the way they were during the ps2 era. Had the ps3 launched day and day with the competition, heck forget that. Had the ps3 launched at 400 even when it did? It would have outsold its competitor long ago. But Sony like its competitors is here to make money so somethings had to give. Eitherway congrats to Sony and all their ongoing success and to the competition for making them want to better themselves.
Who cares what the numbers are for Sony or Microsoft. People are using the one year head start by Microsoft and downplaying the X360 success. You got to remember that the general thought was the PS3 was going to dominate regardless of the one year late arrival, like what the PS2 did to Dreamcast and the rest of the consoles. As an owner of both, I am glad both companies are doing well so we can continue to get new and better games now and in the future regardless of which brand you preferred.
People also downplay the impact of the year head start. As big a fan I was of Sony's first two consoles, their delay to release caused me to buy a 360 because I was ready to upgrade. Fortunately I can afford both, but what about those who 'Jumped In' because of the delay, but can't afford both? MS success was undoubtedly linked to their faith and foresight in the boom of console online gaming, which Sony seemed to lack at launch. That, and the earlier release, allowed, or perhaps to give MS credit, intentionally enabled, the entrenchment of the 360 in the gaming community. A lot of people will purchase the system their friends have to be able to play together. And that's not a knock against MS. That's a pat on the back for their belief in the social aspect of online gaming and the impact it can have on purchasing trends. I'm glad all three players are doing well, and look forward to the future.
XDF Nice post. Microsoft and Sony have both made mistakes this generation and at the end of this generation I think that there won't be much between them in sales. The next generation will be fascinating as I think the momentum will be fairly equal with Microsoft and Sony. The wildcard will be the Wii U and how it goes before the inevitable launch of the next Xbox and Playstation juggernauts.
Sony keeps on fighting that's why I like that company, I'm a proud PS3 fan..
Pricecut worked well. MS will cut the price next year is my guess.
So many negative fanboy posts, I am almost surprised to see balanced and constructive posts nowadays. I love my Xbox 360 but respect the PS3 and therefore won't denigrate it in any on-line forum. I also like Kinect and am looking forward to soon control the Xbox 360 dashboard with gestures and voice. Each to their own.
Welcome to the current generation where the fans are at each other, instead of supporting one another and where the word fanboy have been given a bad name. How can a level headed gamer not love these kind of sales number from one of the big three is beyond me. Our market is healthy and continues to move forward unlike what most detractors and so-called analyst are saying.
PS3 for teh winzzz!!!!!
more than 4 million of those 360's sold are replacements because of the rrod, and honestly 4 million is probably being nice. i ran into so many idiots while i worked at gamecrazy, they wouldnt even use the warranty first, they just sent it to fix and bought another one because there was a double xp weekend for COD coming up -_-
This is amazing news. PS brand is doing well against the odds!
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So epic. Despite a troubled launch the PS3 is well on its way to outselling thr 360 with 1 less year. Unbelievable.
So that means that PS3 has a larger userbase of working consoles because at least 5 million 360s are broken. I had 4 (replacements suck!) until I just gave in and bought another 360 (360 slim).
Congratulations Sony,I hope the PS3 keeps it's momentum.I've been extremely happy with the continuous stream of amazing exclusives on the system.
Sweet lets keep it up
lol so much for the year headstart the gap is only 2m soon we will hear from the xbox fanboys that sales do not matter (the same one's who were in love with NPD=world sales)
Actually PS3 is at 56m. These numbers are for the end of the 2Q. Sony is already in the middle of the 3Q. Its more like a million and half behind the 360. http://www.scei.co.jp/corpo... Its going to really hot on N4g after the holidays. I believe the PS3 will have taken the lead over the 360. Vgchartz is like a million off with PS3 numbers Over all the PS3 will outsell the 360 right in time for the next gen to start.
I hope that once the PS3 overtakes the 360 people will care less about sales.