The PlayStation 3 is now just 50,000 units behind the Xbox 360 and will become the second bestselling home console of the 7th generation in the next couple of weeks. The PlayStation Vita was adjusted above 5 million units.
I didn't belive that ps3 will overtake x360 this gen i was wrong :D
These sales charts in my opinion represent how close PS4 and 720 will be market share wise...Sony and MS should be proud of themselves since both are doing well in hardware and software sales.
See I don't know about that. Microsoft of course, since they are potentially looking at nearly quadrupling their install base from the previous generation. SONY on the other hand has lost about 50 million+ of its install base with the PS3 when compared to the PS2. I think it's well known (since...2008?) that the PS3 would overtake the Xbox 360, but at this point the damage has already been done. I think this loss of 50,000,000+ customers is one of the reasons why SONY seem to really be listening to gamers and making the many changes people have been begging for for years. Unlike pre-PS3 where SONY came off as quite arrogant. My personal favourite quote: "[PS3 is] for consumers to think to themselves 'I will work more hours to buy one” (Ken Kutaragi, 2005) I absolutely agree with your first point though. Everyone being on even ground and the level of competitiveness at an all time high should mean great benefits to gamers.
@Neverending Deja Poo Im sure I've seen your sh*t before.
VGChartz folks. Nothing to see here.
prcko. you must probably be only the person in the world who thought that then. i think that everyone expected the ps3 to demolish the 360 within in 2yrs of being on the market. it is a shame that honest responses like those from neverending are attacked, and the people debubbled. what he said was true. because it hurts the feelings of people who have no stake in or gain anything, from the fact that sony have lost 50m sales compared to the pas2 in the same timeframe.
@loulou: Nothing about what NeverEnding said has anything to do with honesty. I mean come on, he pulled a 50+ Million userbase loss completely out of that place where the sun doesn't shine.
@NeverEnding... PS3 is still going to match the PS1 with over 100 million units sold eventually so they actually didn't do any worse than they have before it's just the competition is more fierce now.
Nah. Without that 1-year headstart, a competitive price point and a variety of 1st party exclusives, PS4 will easily outsell the next Xbox. Basically Sony fixed all the problems PS3 had so naturally sales will improve. Microsoft gave it all they had with the 360 and it still ended up in 3rd. If Wii U flops, they could end up in 2nd next-gen. But I think PS4 being 1st is a given considering how it has the lead in most European markets and Japan of course.
How can we compare "market share" between gens when the PS2 just stopped being sold 5 months ago? People always want to pretend the games over when new consoles come out, as opposed to when the originals actually aren't being sold anymore.
According to Sony just over 80 million Ps3's have been shipped up until the end of Q1 2013. I doubt there are 3 million Ps3's sitting on the shelves as VGchartz suggests.
Didn't Sony cook the books by including ps2 sales? Oh but they stopped manufacturing them last year didn't they. How many did they sell after they had stopped manufacturing them? How many have they manufactured?
@TechnicianTed - Yeah not much or they'd report them separately. If PS2 was still doing in the millions, they would let you know and they probably wouldn't have stopped producing them.
Just like what I been saying for a while Sony and MS are even in sales. I already had a feeling MS might of had the slight advantage though. EDIT: Oh lord its gonna be a fanboy fiasco now...(sigh) EDIT2: Oh wow this is VGChartz. If that's the case then its not very credible moving along now.
PCs sold more than every console combined lol jokes
Because you know... all PCs are used for gaming. Herp a derp
every year the PS3 has been outselling Xbox 360 3-1, BTW The XBox 360 cheated by launching a year ahead of the PS3
Cheated.. right.. It's a good thing for everyone here you've only got 1 bubble.
What people fail to understand is that Sony had heavy losses with their gaming department this generation due to the PS3. Sony did not win any money this generation. Only had heavy losses.
Shame Sony couldn't beat the 360 last gen. I thought they would pull it off. The WiiU has brought in the new generation so I guess the 360 actually finished 2nd.
According to many sources, the PS3 was ahead long before the Wii U launched.
Yep it looks like Sony will finally do it, and it only took them about 8 years to do it. Wow that was fast....lol
...now just 50,000 units behind the Xbox 360 and will become the second bestselling home console of the 7th generation Gz to Sony!
PS3 already passed 360 long ago. I'm surprised this isn't common knowledge by now. Won't be a close next gen I think. Microsoft are going after the tv market.
Yes, that's true. I remember about 3 years ago when X360 was about 2 million units ahead of PS3. And 3 years in a row PS3 outsell X360 every year between 750 000 - 1 000 000 units ( according to vgchartz ). So, i don't know why on this scale PS3 lead over X360 about 500 000 - 1 000 000 units.
Yeah it did but VGChartz tries to brainwash people into thinking their numbers are real and the companies shouldn't be trusted. While it's true that they are shipped numbers(Sony/Microsoft), they're a better indication of who's doing better sells wise. Also if the next Xbox doesn't have a price advantage I think it'll be hard for them to repeat being ahead for so long this time. PS3's high price stifled sells but it didn't stop them from doing well. When it dropped to $299 in the US it out performed the 360 until Microsoft dropped their price and again was the cheaper console.
Yawn! Wake me up when MS wins a Gen!
haha, you will have a very looong sleep :)
Well, the PS3 finished 3rd last gen, so I guess MS are looking good to take 1st this gen.
how do you have that many bubbles? the 360 & PS3 are still current gen, while the PS4 and next Xbox are next gen. the only thing the Wii U "brought in" was a new set of problems for Nintendo.
The wiiu brought in the new generation of consoles.
What an accomplishment from Sony! -16 months later -More expensive -Media bad press -launch unit difficulties -Japan Tsunami and yet, they were able to sell more units than 360 in less time. Well done Sony, Now get rid of the Wii and reclaim your crown.
It's a good feat for sure, but I doubt Microsoft is upset about it, they managed to secure a large section of the market, dominate North America and more than tripled their install base from the original Xbox. Xbox Live continues to grow, was up 15% and sits at over 46 million users. That is what the business world calls an upward trend. In fact news of the next Xbox has caused Bill Gates to reclaim the worlds richest man title. You also have to factor in money making, I know Sony lost significant money on the PS3, where as Microsoft has been making profit off the actual console, and without a price drop is 3/4 years. They managed to stand pat when Sony price cut twice, Sony announced PS+ and Microsoft still stood pat and does good. So it's been an extraordinary generation for all concerned.
You cannot secure a large portion of the market. It does not work that way. See Nintendo wii, to Nintendo wii u.
I don't know, there will be a few at Microsoft looking at things, especially their world wide appeal. The US is by far their biggest source of income, probably due to brand loyalty within it's own country. They lost a big lead and thats always something to look at if your in business. You also need to remember that the Live Gold business model is coming under more scrutiny from gamers than ever before, mainly thanks to PS+. If Sony continue to offer free multiplayer, cross game chat etc and still offer PS+ as an extra than Microsoft may find it more difficult to keep hold of some it's gamers.
Bill Gates... The world's richest man? In spirit, maybe. Not in money. He gives away most of his money.
I think that the PS3 has already passed the 360 if you go by the actual numbers released by the Sony and Microsoft. That's what I had heard anyway.
the race to second place...go go go i did my part for sony..bought 2
I prefer the closer fought generations, it means that nobody gets cocky and everyone strives to attract that extra gamer. These numbers are pretty irrelevant at this time, and numbers shouldn't really matter to gamer's anyway. Things will get very interesting if the geography stays the same or about the same next generation. I've been a relatively happy gamer this generation and I owe it all to not being stuck to a single console, but rather all the consoles, it's a beautiful thing and I highly recommend it if you can afford it.
How about those 3rd party software numbers, that's where it's at
I believe the PS3 will surpass the Wii in lifetime sales and make it the best selling system of this gen. Why am I confident in my belief you ask? Because Sony just started selling and making PS3's in Brasil! Although it is ridiculously overpriced, that is a whole other continent of sales. Imagine how many people are going to buy a PS3 in Brasil with TLOU and GTA5 being localized in Brasilian Portuguese and Launch titles?! Oh yeah, Brasilians are also Football Fiends!!! (news flash right) My cousins in Brasil only ask for two games when I come down for the PS3 i brought them; FIFA and PES
and who gives a sh*t you might ask? the next gen is upon us, and going from selling 20+m a yr ps2s to 12 - 14m a yr ps3s. you can be sure that sony are not as excited as its hardcore fanboys on n4g. like i said, who gives a sh*t
Maybe the PS3 has not lost 50 million gamers as some say.Could the PS3 actually sell that many of the next few years?
Last gen: It was all about the games This gen: People are more concerned about sales Strange
Of Course. . If its about games, or graphics PlayStation wins easily. That fight was over a long time ago. . So Ninty fans and Xbros use sales to justify, their purchase. Which of course is sad, but its all they got. . Now that argument is gone the goal post shifting will commence.
Price drop soon....massive games still to come....100 Million in sales in 3 yrs possible.
IMO it's a possibility that Microsoft may lose some of their loyal fans or install base when the new xbox arrives due to the fact that during it's last 1 1/2 of it's life cycle last gen & this gen Microsoft has abandoned its customers with no exclusives to play while this year Sony has 10 or better exclusives dropping this year & few more next year especially in the JRPG genre.
This is old news, a 6-12 months old news. The Playstation 3 has surpassed the sales of Xbox 360 long ago. I'm surprised VGcharts still on this... oh wait, not I'm not! hehe
MS is focusing on their new system & whatever games/services they have for it.. Theyve abandoned the 360 but in their eyes ppl are happy with the kinect titles theyre putting out.. If they do that nx gen too, i feel sorry for MS fans.. They will have nothing but casual titles to play
I guess PS3 will be second place before the next-gen consoles release. Pretty impressive how they came from behind and won the core.
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