For the first quarter of 2008, US sales of all of the big three consoles are tracking ahead of the same period last year, but it's the PlayStation 3 that has shown the biggest year-on-year boost.
Sony sold 807,000 PS3 hardware units in the US for 1Q of 2008. whereas poor 360 sold 747,000...its here in US where they are dominant...rest of the world sony hammered 360...g8 for a gaming console...hahahahahahha. Running 08 Totals (Japan + America + European/Others Estimates) 1. DS 5,221,188 2. Wii 4,109,612 3. PSP 2,808,503 4. PS3 2,448,793 5. PS2 1,756,973 6. X360 1,627,847 so much for 5k victory..take tht we sony fans are happy with tht.
Holy $#it! The DS sells like crazy!! It's not even that great (I have one and a PSP), it deffinitly doesn't deserve that many sales IMO. Neither does the Wii (I own one of those too) I mean, they're good, but not THAT good, dang.
DS sells like crazy everywhere wii's are selling due to hype,i have a wii, what does it do sit there and collect dust cause i have nothing to play, i played brawl to death already... psp...best handheld, by far beats ds..too me anyways...i modded mine and play my ps1 games..workign on crono trigger :) ps3 when im home i play cod 4 all the time love it...Dark Sector not even open yet...addicted to COD4..i may need an intervention... ps2...well i gave that up...well i have a ps3 duh 360...i don;t like MS at the moment due to their ignorant way of doing business, like timing exclusives to their 360...i may get one eventually for Tales of Vesparia, but second that comes to ps3 ill get the ps3 version regardless...
@bioshock, i hope you aren't getting your Euro data from VGchartz. Not sure if you know this but their figures aren't worth sh!t
wow, a whole 60K more in a quarter! the only problem is that sony are trailing microsoft by nearly 6mil units in NA.....they need nintendo like figures to make an impact! nintendo have done so well lately,even though i have a wii. i have to say that it aint great. i bought it for the missus, and we use it when people come round.
The Video Game industry is definitely going through the roof All Systems Sold more then last year especially the Sony Ps3 in which had the Biggest sales boost of all Congrats Sony
xbug 180 keeps going down. simple as that. microsuck should just call it quits they are not going anywhere.
Once the 80GB sku is back in stock, American PS3 sales will make your mouth drop. :0
PS3 2009 and 2010 sales are gonna be of the wall... PS3 is going to domniate the 360 this holiday season also.
Didn't we all already know this people? i mean really since the slew of games and and the price cut across the whole earth on the PS3 i think it's a safe bet to say that Sony has position themself for a very strong sell through. they've got the software to back up the heafty price with game looking that Hefty 500 bucks price tag. MGS4 and GTA4 and GT5 are the big ones for the early months it's KZ, LBP fallout3, R2 and Motorstorm:Pacifica that will Canibalize the market this coming fall. LOL!! and some residual selling of MGS4 for those new PS3 owners getting PS3's for christtmas. as I like to say here on My ship "GET IT BIIIIIIIITCH!!!!!"
Amazing recovery...remember a year ago, when they were just sitting on shelves? Now it's truly a three-horse race...great for the industry and for gamers.
"Now it's truly a three-horse race...great for the industry and for gamers." A very simple, eloquent, and most importantly, CORRECT statement. Sadly, it will be lost on maybe 95% of the people at N4G. Thank you for your non-bias approach to this article and the 'console war' in general. No matter how much fanboys want the competitions' systems to get crushed, it doesn't change the fact that more competition is good for EVERYONE. End of story. @Below: Good to hear. And I'm always glad to give props where it is deserved. I just got a Wii myself a week ago (was on the fence for awhile, but Wii Fit put me over the edge), as part of a spending spree that included a new big screen DLP TV and a new couch. So, for now, the PS3 is out, but I'll probably pick one up in the next year or two. If nothing else, I know I want to wait til the 80 GB is back out (and hopefully cheaper than $500) Oddly enough, I've never actually seen a PS3 in use other than store demo stands. I have a friend who owns one, and I may bug him to come over and plug it into my TV sometime. I knew that front HDMI port would come in handy some day...
Thanks for the reply. You know, I used to be a 360 fanboy...but after spending some time with a friend's PS3 and purchasing a Wii, I have greater appreciation for the different things each console brings to the table. I also remembered a basic tenet of Capitalism 101--that strong competition is good for the industry. I hope we've seen the last of the days of single-console dominance. Next year, I'll be buying a PS3--mostly for Blu-Ray--along with a new HDTV, so I'll have the best of all three worlds. (I'll also be flat broke!) As always, Gamers FTW, Fanboys FTL.
Way to go Sony,just bought a Ps3 so I kinda helped
I really wish the mods would just ban all you fake "Jason 360" accounts. It's not funny; it's just stupid.
wow that Tiger looks like he's having fun
ohhh u ritee gurrrrrrllllfraaaaand. i just bought a Sony PLAYSTATION 3 and it's a SEXY BLACK BEAST. ooooooh, i'm getting all tingly inside gurrrrl. gosh, i had no idea what i was missing with this thing - it's so classy, refined, intelligent, sexy, and chic. unlike that brute, drunk, retard, wife-abusing 360. i take back all my negative comments about the ps3!
just debubble them to hell and gone and they seem to go away
Congratulations Sony, but you have to start getting out Home and XMB now!
fact = xbox shortage during Q1
I actually thought you were toughNAME, and wonder for a good 30 seconds why you were laughing. stop confusing me. ha
The xbox shortage is hard to believe in my opinion during Jan-March i could easily locate an xbox 360 in the NYC area. in fact many gamestops and private game stores had plenty of them I know that many other people on this site had similar experiences upon visiting a game store during this time frame.
There were so many frickin' 360s sitting on shelves, Microsoft really did ruin their reputation with those claims. The fact that they did a price cut in the middle of their "shortages" didn't exactly help their cause either. Come on, no one believed that BS. ;)
did they ruin their rep with that, or did they ruin their rep with rrod??? if it's not one it's the other with people like you!
I live in Portland, OR and locating a 360 isnt much of a problem over here Gamestop downtown still has many 360 in stock..... beside, MS can divert its supply from Japan you know... its not that 360 is selling like hot cake over there.
must have been hard for them to top last years' first quarter sales of 3...congrats sony. now release a game that's worth playing on this system.
3 huh? Does that mean the 360 sold 2? Since the PS3 outsold it in 2007 too. edit: lol i went from 5 bubbles to 2 in 15 minutes. Now we know how 360 fanatics keep their bubble count so high. thanks.
PLAYSTATION®3 sales at the end of this year will go through the roof,superior hardware and stellar lineup of games,while Xbox 360 consoles continue to gather dust and a waste of space on store shelves. $hane
And F.Y.I I saw MGS online at the NYC comic con this Sunday, it aint nothing to write home about.
You mean that XBUG3FIXME cuz you dont own a PS3 Your x360 RRODed 50x you stupid XBUT
You don't have PS3, in your house you got like 7 360 waiting to take turn in the repair shop
whats this a positive Sony article submitted by Bloodmask....im impressed.. but seriously....The PS3 has definetly proved all the nay-sayers wrong...and it's just getting started the best games haven't even arrived yet....
The PS3 clawed back 0.8 million in the NA alone. The x360's strongest region and All without any of its heavy hitters. Now imagine if Sony drops the price to 299 in conjunction with the release of the heavy hitters. This 0.8 could easily sell past 1 million a 1/4 in NA alone which is currently the PS3's weakest region. Common Sony do it.
I bet it sold better than in Q1 06 too! takers? with the launch sales sony had, they better have done a lot better this year, or we'd all be wondering if sony could recover from a flop that big.
hope you know that the PS3..actually did better than the 360 when it launched that Holiday season...im talking about...how it sold... Dec 06.....compared to that of the 360 in Dec 05
But it was also immensely outsold by the 360 THAT YEAR. the argument that 360 had an extra year is erroneous, because it's just an excuse to explain the fact that PS3 is behind when what's important is the fact that the PS3 is behind. For example, if me and michael johnson were in a 100m race, and he waited until I got to 90m to start, you're excuse would say it wasn't fair because he gave me a head start. The fact of the matter is, he shouldn't have given me a head start, and now he has to deal with the consequences.
Where did the 80GB ps3 go to?
forgot to say good job sony
if PS3 can get PS2 market to buy PS3 and products PS3 can easily own the gaming industry
80 gb are harcore gamers who can invest tht alotta money to play games...and sony wants to hold them up till MGS4 launches....where as there stratgy is nice for 40 gb approch to more causal market with GTA4 coming and blue ray movies....
800K units a month so far, and I can imagine that figure doubling once Killzone and Resistance roll onto shelves.
Sony is going to sell at leats the same number of units worldwide this year as last year. But wait. This is the safest scenario I use. Even in this worst case scenario, by the end of this year, Sony will have a bigger install base than the 360. xbots eat you heart out. Your delusional rantings will end soon. Your console is sick and dying.
spouting that the PS3 is dead and even when certain devs told Sony to take it back to the drawing board and start over... Wow, how times have changed. I'm sure that Sony is greatful for all of those that supported them despite a few shortcomings and that now that they have gained ground and continue to sell well, we will all benefit from higher sales and great games. It's all good for the consumer!
It still has a huge deficit to outsell the 360 by 2010 if it wants to get out of third. Personally, I wouldn't call no longer being outsold consistently month after month significantly a success story. it still has to outsell 360 by 400k every month consistently TO CATCH UP.
"The only thing that gathers dust in my house IS my PS3 And F.Y.I I saw MGS online at the NYC comic con this Sunday, it aint nothing to write home about. " So you spent somewhere between 400-600 if not more in a machine for it to collect dust? You have to be the biggest moron around here. Why even buy it? You could have bought dozens of games for your Xturd. Then again, it was probably in the repair shop, so I understand.
If I could post a photo in this so called "open zone" I would show you but if you were on this site long enough you would have seeen that photo AND the little note I wrote to all of you Sony Douche Force ladys. I understand most people can not afford to buy all of the systems so that is why when I am in a store and I see people looking at each system I make sure to ask if they want a GAME system or a BD player. *** here is some MORE bad news lady's**** Ninja Theory, the development studio behind Heavenly Sword, has announced that their next game will be appearing on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
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