Gematsu: "PlayStation 3 has sold-in over 80 million units worldwide, Sony Computer Entertainment has announced."
Back in 2006, many people had written the PS3 off. A famous industry personality even stated that it won't even sell a million. But boy, what a turn around. From zero to hero, from awfulness to greatness, Sony have literally been awesome in the last 5 years.
I'm very excited to see how long the PS3 sells into the PS4's life cycle. The PS3 deserves all the success and more, it made me a fan of Sony as a publisher with all the amazing exclusives that they brought to the console and it was my very first taste of Blu-Ray
I waited three days in a tent in the snow to buy my phats. Worth every damn minute.
I waited two days outside in Phoenix lol, it was an absolute blast though. Group of people in front of me took me in, we had monopoly, hookas, beer, was a fantastic time. Sad I wont be doing that again this generation = /
great job Sony!
Those people can eat crow. So many people said the PS3 would never pass 360 in sales. Even hiphopgamer said it wouldn't happen. However if you just get your head out of circumstances in the present time then you can just scientifically see the PS3 was going to win.
The PS3 will once again break through the 100 million sold mark in the next couple years or less. I wouldn't be surprised if it sells over 120 million units when all is said and done. They will drop the price a few times over the next couple years that will help them get there. That's the best thing about Sony. They support their hardware long after their new successor arrives.
80million units sold, people must have bought billions of usd worth of games on the PS3 too bad Sony doesnt offer BC on the PS4 for any of those games. Oh well that should help prop up PS3 sales in the future, as people keep rebuying the PS3 to play older games. Good for Sony, more PS3s sold.
I bought a ps3 two years ago in Australia for $AU229 with 120gb HDD while it was on special at Big W. Man, what a great purchase: blurays, great library, great indies, PSN free. So versatile. I even use my ps3 browser to go to movies25 and stream movies. Free. Granted, you can do that on any browser but it's still cool. google it. Sony did a lot of things right with that little box.
erm I mean... did people ever have any doubt?? You'd have to be an idiot to think the PS3 wouldn't outsell the X360 over the course of it's lifespan. Even if it had a 2 year head start (18 months in europe remember) - it'd still outsell it (brand is simply stronger)
Hmmm.... you'd think that but I think you would be surprized how gaming sites were back in 2005-2008. Nothing but doom and FUD against PS3. PS3 will sell well over 100 million consoles in it's lifetime. Even close to 130 million. My estimation ofc.
Zero to Hero...The PS3 is Hercules http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Lol I.member at the beginning of.this gen.Everyone was like PS3 is dead in the waterbla bla bla.. Whos laughing.now suckers?
It's funny how the start of the ps3 very much mirrors the start of the xbo? No?
In some ways, yes. In others, no. PS3 was more expensive and harder to work on just like XB1 is, but PS3 was also more powerful which XB1 is not.
I don't remember Sony wanting to charge me for trading in games.
Not really. Yes, in terms of negativity and that is all. PS3 had state-of-the-art technology, was more capable, to bring an Xbox up to par-not power with HDD, HD DVD add on, controller batteries, Wi-Fi ect made it more expensive. Anybody can look at GT6 doing what Forza 5 can't, and see that PS3 should sell well.
nah you guys are missing the point. The ps3 had teh cell. The xbo has teh cloud. The cell was an amazing piece of tech with difficulties in implementation. Ditto the cloud. In the end the cell came through. Witness TLOU on ps3 after seven years on the market, finally amazed us all. Why can't that also apply to the cloud? Seven years is a long time. Just imagine. (This requires unequipping the fanboy pitchforks though)
PS3 was the last of it's competitors to release it didn't release in Europe until 2007, it costed more than 3x the price of the Wii, and almost twice that of the 360, PSN was still in it's early stages and therefore not up to standards, couple that with it's steep programming difficulty and supposed "lack" of games it's future appeared very bleak to the industry, if it was any other company they would have succumbed to industry expectations. I see allot of people trying to compare the Wii-U and even the XB1 to the PS3's first few years, it's futile, neither of these companies have anywhere near as much hurdles as the PS3 initially had. And even if they did, that's a fail on those companies to repeat the mistakes Sony made 6-7 years ago, rather than learn from them. The Wii-U and XB1 to a lesser extent, may appear as the butt of the joke, but those consoles are in a far better position than the PS3 was at the beginning of this gen, that's why I rarely if ever comment of the boring doom and gloom articles I see for these consoles
are xbox fanboys saying now suddenly that PS3 is a huge success? :D
I remember Gabe Newell saying the system was junk and Sony needed to start over along with the whole PS3 is a paper-weight joke.
so it has outsold 360 as people made it out to be after all.
The 360 sold 80 million worldwide way back in October as reported by N4G. So the 360 should be ahead if the PS4 is just now reaching 80 million. Also consider that Sony combined PS2 and PS3 sales. How else could it be explained that the 360 has sold more software? http://n4g.com/news/1375664... http://n4g.com/news/1050939... Plus Xbox as a brand came out years later after Playstation
Really? That's awesome considering the PS3 was released after the 360 therefore the PS3 has indeed outsold the 360
MS bricked 1 million consoles for pirated content. So that's 1 million more they sold as those gamers had to go re buy the system. With 3 years of RROD, it's a fact many went and re bought the system. While others sent theirs in. The motherboard was changed some 6 times. Thus once again gamers went and bought the "fixed" versions each time. Basically all of MS numbers are a total guess due to total quality issues.
Well if you takeaway the 1 year 10 million unit headstart by the 360. The PS3 has outsold the X360 in the last 7 years they have both shared the market. But who cares we are at the dawn of a new generation.
Do you forget the Playstation 1 came out of no where and decimated the other consoles? Plus who cares, they both did well which is healthy for the game industry. With all the support Sony has showed gamers, and non stop exclusives that just kept coming you should be more supportive.
Well according to VGCharts (and Im not saying its a worthy source) the Xbox has not sold 80 mil yet and that it is almost a full mil behind the PS3.
From the very first article you link to: "Microsoft has now sold to retailers (that is, shipped) more than 80 million consoles across the world, the company announced today as part of its NPD report for September." That is EXACTLY what the article says and I haven't added the words in brackets either. You have got to start understanding the difference between shipped and sold. The PS3 is now around 1.5 million ahead. I remember when the PS3 was 2 million behind and Xbox fans were saying it would never catch up. How times change.
I really want to be on this hype train but I must say the only thing that even attempt to make sense in this post was That PS2 and PS3 were lumped together to make your point. I must exploit that bringing up quarter sales in a world lifetime numbers discussion that might I add was over a year old hardly relevant at this point not because of the time but from a market share standpoint. If they lumped world wide sale Playstation 3(+2) sales would be over 200+ million thats more than Xbox + 360 + X1 announced preorders sales combined that makes that null now. Moving along, like others have said above MS still had sales boostd that can't be denied RRoD Sales and Ban Hammer sales. MS could't sell over the general standard year units sold to consumers, 10 million. Almost all mainstream consoles have sold 10 mill plus in it's fist year and 360 couldn't even do this without direct competition. A 11-12 month field day alone on the market. All these "reports" almost only bring up U.S. numbers it's most successful territory. Like I said was mentioned by others was the fact MS announced units shipped back in Sept of 2013 as 79.5 mill. No wait wait wait get back here don't run away I' not done so your trying to tell me that Xbox brand is younger and that justifies the lack of sales here go a not diamond cut accurate article to at least get in the same mind state http://metro.co.uk/2011/04/... Now with that being said so how did PS Epic all over Nintendo for two generations even though Ninty had a way stronger band name. It didn't just do that its first swing but second as well even worse and with an ADDITIONAL competitor the Xbox(1). I know you can't reply but we're on the fact train and not getting off.
@Misaka The 360 just as much as the PS3. http://n4g.com/news/1375664... Like I been saying for a while they are even in sales. Which is great for everyone. And please don't go there ppl. Its done, both sold well and will continue to sell well. Don't make excuses, no if's, and's, or buts. There's no arguing the numbers are here for both, and lets just be happy MS and Sony are still in this. Here's to next gen gaming.
Sony at their worst can still outsell Microsoft at their best, what does that tell you about the brand ?
even though that may be true but this microsoft second system and sony third. We cant see Microsoft full best til Xbone comes which maybe their worst.
Congrats to Sony and the Playstation brand. Well deserved and well earned. Thank you for the past 7 years of countless hours and days of PS3 gaming bliss.
Now take that all the deniers! I will never forget the pre and post release PS3 drama and all the hate we had to endure. I revel in the fact that the tables turned for the next gen. Thanks Sony for Greatness was, still is and awaits some more! This is why I will still support Sony in future! Quote: ["PlayStation 3 still has a large lineup of big titles on the way, like Gran Turismo 6 on December 6. Over 300 titles are to be released from first and third-party publishers this holiday season, Sony said."]
You must have grown to be a better person for all you had to endure....
No it just showed us how unbelievably stupid people and the media are. Both stupid and unreliable.
It is especially when u look at the original price point. Proof that the tech is great but it's the software that will sell the tech. Good job for Sony,
It sure has been a great Journey with the PS3. Now a new adventure is awaiting ahead for 8 more days! #PS4 here i come!
80 mil for ps3 and 80 mil for 360 gamers wins
And I still have my 2007 fat model running smoothly *knocks*
'High fives' My 2007 model still going strong too. I've had 3 360 replacements and 2 fixes for this one.
Same here guys, 2007 phat model bundle with Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Going strong. Looking forward to the PS4, Greatness Continues.
Outsold Xbox even though it launched a year later and was way more expensive, not to mention X360's RROD issue which inflated x360s 'sales numbers'......no such advantages this time around Microsoft...let's see how you do now. I'm betting Xbox brand is in for some troubling times.
can you prove that? because i caught rrod and ms fix it for free after that never caught rrod again
you caught it ??? are you talking about the same red ring of death or an std ?
Sure no problem...just by talking to people who owned an xbox and if that's not enough..X360 had a failure rate of up to 66% percent and around 54% on average: http://www.joystiq.com/2009...
ms fix rrod for free, sure it had higher rate failure, but I got it back for free while ps3 they charge me 100 usd for the yellow light and fan problem....
@ MRMagoo, RRod is actually the result of Xbots getting to friendly with their system. It spreads through Gears of War and Cod. Every time a kid screams down the mic, an Xbox dies
MS didnt fix it, they sent you a refurbed 360, but im sure you fell for that "fixed" console in the box.
Wow friend you have no idea how lucky you are! Many 360 owners wish to have your luck.
I know multiple people who bought multiple 360s because of RRoD. MS waited awhile before they started replacing them for free. Hell, they waited awhile before they started admitting RRoD was even happening. Even after they started replacing them, people with plenty of disposable income and no desire to wait would buy another instead. That's how it was with the gamers I know anyway. More money than brains, but MS definitely benefited from that.
@kratos "On July 5, 2007, the Vice-President of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business division published an open letter recognizing the console's problems" source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... They sold the x360 for almost 2 years before admitting they had a problem. How many people got the RROD in that time and bought a second one you think? How many bought a second system as a backup incase their x360 goes boom? Here in europe you have to wait 3-4 weeks before getting a replacement. Think about all the COD kids.....
80 million, 7 years. Not too shabby! :) Congrats Sony, I'll be with the PS4 from Day 1.
Lol i totally forgot to factor in sony launching ps3 a year later.
Not only a year later. But unlike MS, Sony did not have a worldwide launch. With the US and Japan getting the console in 2006. While all of Europe had to wait until the spring of 2007. Which makes this a all more impressive feat.
And it's always been more expensive than the xbox, goes to show the power of the PlayStation brand. This time around expect some impressive numbers a lot quicker
It's still pumping out stellar games! No surprise.
Somewhere, Ken Kutaragi is smiling. Rest easy, sir - the PS3 has hit it big.
i waited a year to get my ps3 in that meantime, the price fell to $400, there were massive amounts of titles to choose from, Bluray officially crushed HDDVD which allowed movies to be bluray specific, improved PSN, i cant wait to see what the ps4 has in store for us.
I don't understand. It was reported that the PS3 outsold the 360 back in January by 77m vs 76m. It's enjoyed a tighter grip on the main markets, including Japan (where the 360 fails to sell even 0.5k monthly) and Europe... The only main issue was America, which was reported it overtook on that too. Now, the PS3 has also included some knock out exclusives over the year, with still more to come... The 360 has had one. And it was Gears. So how did the 360 sell 4 million before the PS3 sold 3 million, despite the PS3 enjoying stronger sales worldwide? And how did a system even sell 4 million when it had one exclusive throughout the entire year? One of these companies is lying. Either the 360 hasn't sold 80 million, and Microsoft only said it to calm investors... Or Sony's original numbers were a lie and it never overtook the 360 in the first place.
It just means that they are neck to neck worldwide and whatever margin existes between the consoles is two small to put anyone ahead. Its what I would call a tie.
You're right that it doesn't add up, and it would seem to make sense that one of the companies was stretching the truth. Given everything that's been going on these past few months- and this whole generation- I know which company I suspect.
Well considering the PS3 launched a year later than the 360 and that it a millions of "consoles sold" head start over the PS3, it is safe to say that these last five years the PS3 absolutely crushed the 360.
I believed in Sony, I defended the PS3 from all the Xbox fanboys who said it was destined to fail. I bought it at launch too, but guess what? it is quite the success story.
Not trying to flame, but: Sony just confirmed (NOT ME, DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER!) that the PS3 has not outsold the Xbox 360... yet. We argued for over 7 / 8 years and the Xbox 360 and PS3 cross the finish line head to head, one week before PS4 / Xbox One launch. Can't wait to argue another 7 years with you guys!
Who cares the Wii won last gen, move on people.