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PS3 begins to overtake Xbox360 in sales since launch

I hate to beat a dead horse but it looks like the PS3 is starting to pull ahead of the Xbox360 when you sync sales since launch date.

The Wii is currently sitting at about 19.54M units worldwide. Xbox360 has over 16 million sold (early holiday reports are putting it in the neighborhood of 17 million). The PS3 is sitting at 8.92 million units sold.

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Shadow Flare3483d ago (Edited 3483d ago )

Xbox 360 hit its peak with Halo 3. Even with Halo 3, it still got outsold by ps3 and (lol) ps2 at christmas worldwide.

But most of all, like i've stated a few times, xbox 360 will never outsell ps3 because its aimed at a hardcore audience. Highest attach rates, willingness to pay for online, its shows that its a hardcore gamers console. And that means that there is a peak it will hit in sales very soon, just like the xbox 1. Casual gamers are what make up the sales, look at the wii for crying out loud. PS3 has a great balance of hardcore and casual games though. Xbox 360 has nothing that matches sony's offerings. And thats why they have, will and always will fail. Did i mention Microsoft hasn't made a single PENNY of profit throughout their entire xbox franchise? They don't know how to run a gaming business properly. Sony does. And Sony's back.

unlimited3483d ago

Microsoft only SHIPPED 17 million 360s around the world..I know for sure Sony's PS3 is catching up since they are doing great in all parts of the world..

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Shankle3483d ago

I think he was trying to insult america.

kevoncox3483d ago

"Sony knows how to run a console company"

Is that why they needed 2 price cuts and 4 skus to match the sales of a console that has been out for 2 years without amajor price cut. If you ask me Sony is spent. Unless the drop the price of their console agian in 2008 they are going to have to rely on games to sell the console. I know what your're thinking. Sony has all the games in 2008. Well isn't that what we were told in 2007? Remember lair and it's 360 crushing greatness? Well what about uncharted and it's console sales driving force?

Let the year do the talking because a price drop is coming for the 360 and it's going to move units.

danarc3483d ago

@kevincox

How does making price cuts mean they dont know how to run a gaming company? If anythin, it shows they know how to run a gaming company. There is a problem, they fix it. That not right?

danarc3483d ago

@kevincox

How does making price cuts mean they dont know how to run a gaming company? If anythin, it shows they know how to run a gaming company. There is a problem, they fix it. That not right?

BloodySinner3483d ago (Edited 3483d ago )

"Xbox 360 hit its peak with Halo 3. Even with Halo 3, it still got outsold by ps3 and (lol) ps2 at christmas worldwide."

I don't blame you for combining the sales of the PS3 AND PS2 before comparing it to a software product since there isn't a single PS3 exclusive title that came close to Halo 3's sales alone.

But hey! You can always dream, right? :-P

As for the rest of your comment, I won't bother replying to it. I'm getting really tired of trolls.

Strangelet PT3483d ago

"They don't know how to run a gaming business properly. Sony does."

lololol Is Sony making money? They're loosing a LOT of money with every PS3 they sell. Sony did it wrong. Why? After PS1 and PS2, PS3 had to be a console that had sold more than 30M until now.
Sony was in a fabulouse position, and now is fighting to make PS3 1/4 what PS2 was. And that would be VERY good.

Sony knows how to make gamming business? The past says so. But there was'nt a full pocket Microsoft in gamming years ago.

Do you think a company could do the same MS did without losing the same money? Nintendo lost with N64, lost with GameCube. But made money with Gameboy and NDS. Now's selling Wii's. But how many companies are making money with Wii? Right, Only Nintendo.

I'm not Microsoft. They lost a lot with Xbox but are doing much better with the 360.

And making money is not only selling consoles, is selling GAMES. Microsoft is doing that very well. Nintendo is digging a BIG hole because Wii games ARE CRAP.

I want PS3 to have success, because if Sony fails, there won't be another 'Microsoft' to fight Microsoft. And then we'll all lose.

rofldings3483d ago

@BloodySinner

They weren't combining both.

360 was also outsold by DS and Wii - am I combining those?

DS 6,474,403
Wii 3,869,926
PS3 2,081,432
PSP 2,399,757
PS2 1,958,444
Xbox360 1,894,335

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DarkSniper3483d ago

Dark Sniper heavily encourages all of his Sony Snipers to report Panzerfaust14's comments as offensive. Language like this should not be tolerated here at n4g.com

$niper

lonestarmt3483d ago (Edited 3483d ago )

wrong, 1.2 mil since after black friday. Not the whole holidays and only in america

Snukadaman3483d ago (Edited 3483d ago )

They might drop the prices on stand alone players...but they will market the ps3 as a stand alone player WITH a game console in it...and expect too pay the premium price of 399...

@longstar....sorry kid but that 1.2 is from black friday too dec 31st...
http://kotaku.com/341319/so...

lawman11083483d ago

Until then this is just more fan boy garbage flame bait. Ten MILLION on LIVE world wide and 360 owners BUY GAMES, if I want to play a movie I have a PS3.

AngryTypingGuy3482d ago

"But most of all, like i've stated a few times, xbox 360 will never outsell ps3 because its aimed at a hardcore audience. Highest attach rates, willingness to pay for online, its shows that its a hardcore gamers console."

-- I guess that's a good thing, since I'm a hardcore gamer. Are you not? Regardless of which one sells more in the end, I've got the best console with the best games. I have noticed more and more though that they're aiming at the casual gamer. Sony simply has the advantage of a large pre-installed fanbase. It doesn't make it better though. Take an honest look at which console has the best games.

"Did i mention Microsoft hasn't made a single PENNY of profit throughout their entire xbox franchise? They don't know how to run a gaming business properly. Sony does. And Sony's back."

-- I'm not so sure about this. I'm pretty sure that the 360 stands to make a profit. I think that it's already been profitable for MS, with the exception of the billion that they set aside for faulty system repairs. What article(s) did you read to support that they haven't made a penny of profit?

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lynx1halo3483d ago (Edited 3483d ago )

oh how the time is near now.......FINISH THEM OFF SONY!!! ........FATALITY!!!!!!!!!!! ...............BABALITY!!!!!!. ............FRIENDSHIP!!!!!!!. . .....CCCCCCCCCCOMBO
BREAKER!!!!!!!!HADOKEN!!!!!!! !!! and TATSUMAKISENPUKYAKU!!!!!!!! .........thats all i got

Rikitatsu3483d ago

Microsoft might have some several unannounced Exclusives to be showen and released this year ... it will be a stiff competition

unlimited3483d ago

They better announce it now!! I dont see it ..If they wait till E3 thats during the summer..lol...What games will they have anyways?? only FPS again??

RonDeMuerte3483d ago (Edited 3483d ago )

It explains it quite clearly....

That's probably nothing!
If they had something up their sleeve they would've announced it already.....M$ always does.....if they have anything it would probably be for 2009, and tell me how could they have unannounced games coming out in 2008???? games are usually announced like a year or two before they debut in order to get people excited for them...they only said that to keep X-bots on a leash.......if anything....hahahaha they're probably Xbox live downloadable games...

haha it's the first and last time I do it...

MADGameR3483d ago

X Box families only have a lifespan of 4 years. Because MS is going to SCREW all the 360 fans and make them buy....The X Box 720! They will by saying ''Halo 4 will be COMING to the X Box 720! Then you have to buy their NEW headset, their NEW Hard Drive,etc ONLY compatible for X Box 720! So you 360 owners better think about it, they will probably just release Gears 2 for the 360 and thats it. Halo 3 sold way more than Gears of War and PS3 STILL ousold the 360 month after month. 360 just won't last!

mesh13483d ago

the ps3 is not close to ebating the 369 in sales what is this site a no name site trying to get ps3 driods to blog their site nothing else

Panthers3483d ago

Calm down Mesh, you sound like your about to have a heart attack. Breath and type properly so we can understand what you are trying to b1tch about.

travelguy2k3483d ago (Edited 3483d ago )

We are talking total sales like world wide. Although the USA is the largest console buyer they are not the only nation that does so. Microsoft only focuses on the positive numbers (USA), the same goes for Sony (World wide). In the end we are still talking total number which should include ALL regions, not only one.

In other words, the 360 spanked the PS3 in sales in the USA but was beat out overall World Wide.

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HarryEtTubMan3483d ago (Edited 3483d ago )

This is only the beginning. The PS3 is still 400$.... they can't fight Sony the next 9 years. They are eventually going to lose.

The TRUTHINESS:
"Xbox360 has over 16 million sold" "The PS3 is sitting at 8.92 million units sold."

Obviously the PS3 is well over 9 million by now.

hahahha look at the jealous BOTS HAHAHAHAH REPORTING THIS NEWS

Relcom3483d ago

People always seem to forget the 1 year head start. Its frustrating trying to explain that all the time. Bottom line PS3 is on pace to to exactly what the PS1 and PS2 did.

Bet on it!