Sony reveals full global sales figures for PlayStation hardware family.
It was 10million at the end of 2007, so that means is probally around the 12-13million mark now.
Did you guys read it? He said "as of today (in our region), the ps3 has sold over 12 million units" Was that some kind of misprint? I know ps3 is selling well in europe but DANG lol
I really don't care about sales figures. Why? Because it's obvious the PS3 is going to overtake the 360, it's just a matter of time - for the simple reason that the PS3 owns the non-North America market. The only real question in the console war is if the PS3 will beat the 360 on the 360's home turf. I think in the long-run, yes, but it will take another few years. The PS3's been selling about the same as the 360 on a per-month basis, but keep in mind, it has to drastically outsell the 360 for months at a time to ever really stand a chance of overtaking the 360's head start. So, by the end of this generation, the PS3 will win worldwide, and barely eek out a victory against the 360 in North America.
Well, in order to take the world wide sales, Playstation 3 has to close the gap between them and the Xbox 360. Playstation 3 has been doing so but very slowly. Playstation 3 is doing good in Europe but in the U.S.A. not so good. You can say that PS3 may be 2nd to the Wii in Europe by the end of the year. However there's a 6 million unit gap in the United States that isn't closing. ...Now that I think of it, the gap in the America is larger then the entire PS3 user base in the United States. The Playstation 3 is over 4 million users in the U.S. and I believe 2 million of those were sold during the first month it was out.
I saw the same thing. No way they sell 7M in Europe in 5 months, can they? That's damn near Wii levels, if not more. "As of today, in our region, [PS3] has sold nearly 12 million units." Maybe "in our region" was a misprint. Has to be!
Reality check people. The PS3 has only barely outsold the Xbox 360 for some periods so far in 2008. And, the Xbox 360 is *9 MILLION* units ahead. Silellak says "its obvious the PS3 will overtake the Xbox 360" -- yeah, if everything remains the same **AND** the generation is 20 years long. Have a look at this graph (from vgchartz for lack of a better source -- after all, they've got PS3 @ 12.18 Million and Xbox 360 @ 18.x; meanwhile Sony just said *TODAY* "[PS3] has sold **nearly** 12 million units" So, Sony says "NEARLY" 12M, yet vgchartz is already claiming more than 12M. See a problem there?) http://vgchartz.com/hwcomps... See that? See that gap closing? Yes, it is, but *JUST BARELY*. The fact is that the Xbox 360 is *already* almost twice as many in the generation. That is the situation today.
VG Chartz? Come on, you can do better than that. You do know nearly can be more or less? And we all know that the gap is no more than 8m today. Stop sh*ting on us. The only "situation" we know is that, by the year to start, there was 18m 360 SHIPPED, and 10m PS3 SOLD. And that PS3 outsold 360 worldwide every month, and in US for 2 months, almost doing it againg in the third. In fact, the difference summed up in EU and US (JP too, but PS3 was slow there almost as much as 360) shall show us the gap now as 7m. By this rate (4 months = 1 million PS3 ahead), if nothing change, as you said, it will only take PS3 2 years and 2 months to surpass 360. And don't give me the "but VG Chartz crap", don't waste your time. But we know it will change, the first big gun pulled out was GTA, on both consoles, but the next one is exclusive, and we still need a date for GOW, FF, SOTC and GT5. And don't give me that "but 360 have Halo"... Halo didn't help back on PS2, didn't hold PS3 outselling 360 in 2007 (remember the official number for both 360 and PS3? 10m PS3, 18m 360, look then for 2006 numbers), why should it hold PS3 with MGS and more on the line this year? The fact? The fact is that we still have to wait till this year to end and official numbers coming from both MS and Sony so we can start clain anything... Now back to GTA fanboys!
The 10 million are probably 10 million sell-through and NOT shipped. The 12 million probably are shipped. Only way I can make sense out of it.
If we're going to use VG Chartz, this is a much better graph to use: http://vgchartz.com/hwlaunc... 'Nuff said?
They say @ the end that they have 12 million units sold now....360 has over 19 million so there's still a 7 million gap they have to fill.
I'm just curious
nope he didnt read it 360 is only at 18 million sales,he's just making up numbers.
Arie is still a fanboy in the closet, it's his duty to not actually read anything here on N4G, just assume.
y are you saying he's making that up, because you don't know? anyway, perhaps he is getting his info from here. http://www.videogaming247.c... Honestly, I would have thought the PS3 would be higher than it actually is. To me, based on the hype and talk from some of you guys, it should have already disposed of the 360 and should be challenging the wii by now. But, after all the dominance of the PS brand in the past years, I do understand why you all feel threatened. It't actually quite natural. also, unlike the title says, I wouldn't exactly say the PS3 "CRUISED" past 10mil.
keep it up sony!
Keep climbing higher and higher. Everything is looking good for sony as the Heavy Hitters are just starting to come out this year
10.5 m was passed as of DECEMBER 2007 SONY would be releasing their FISCAL reports soon which would indicate the PS3 sales as of MARCH 2008 I think SONY is around 14m as of MARCH 2008
Good luck with THAT!
Wont be Hard since Playstation 3 has only 10 mill of its 120mill PS2 intsall base just waiting for a game they like to jump out and Play beyond in Next gen land. unlike poor xbots like yur self that like playing inferior Old-gen games on a prehistoric DVD Only player, That Can burn your House down if u leave it on ><; I Cant wait for the PS3 Exclusive Games that DONT get held Back because of Yanky Box 2 like GTA4.
More proof that retarded Xbox fanatics are exactly what they are, RETARDS. "Yeah, ONLY 10 million MORE to sell just to catch up! Good luck with THAT!" - Lawman doesn't even know how to count it's so bad, good job ya drug addict.
Lawman, you must be on crack. The PS3 is catching up with the 360 at a fast rate. When MGS4 comes out...fireworks will commence. This is so typical of xbabies. They can't admit that MS played them for a fool and the 360 will not surpass the PS3 ever again.
Nevermind! THis is for the end of 2007, I thought this was as of today. I was freaking out.
Edit Below: Some one is telling fibbs again.
The PS3 has sold bout 12+ million..and the 360 hasn't reached 19 million yet.... so in other words..it's the 360 sales which has slowed.. lets see..MS claimed they sold 10x 360's in 2006 but at the end of 2007 they only reached 16+ million.. now there at 18+ million...in the 1st 5 months of 2008 whats wrong with the picture here ?
http://www.videogaming247.c... 19 million.
@lodossrage I really doubt Sony sold 12 million PS3 in Europe. David Reeves made a mistake.
that they have sold over 5 million ps3's in Europe, so i would go with that figure for European sales and almost 12 million for world wide.
In europe alone, but worldwide.
@5.2 **NEARLY** 12 Million. All this doesnt matter, the fact is that the Xbox 360 is already a years sales ahead because of the PS3 delay at launch.
reached 10.5 million by the end of 2007. It made me think they had 10 million as of today. And that's not a good figure at all.
Your right it's a bit misleading that title? I nearly spilled my cup of Tea!;-D
PSP which has sold close to 12m in eu. Just a thought.
I'd like to see the updated figures when Sony releases them in a few weeks. PSP is doing Really well.
Today, you learn "almost 12M" And, we know Xbox 360 was " passed 19 million globally". http://www.videogaming247.c... http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... See, that is **MORE** than 7 Million. You have a problem with elementary math. There is no better reason to take DJ's bubbles, he's at *best* unable to do gradeschool math. Clearly he contributes NOTHING to the gamer zone -- over and over and over and over.
.....you don't contribute anything as well, SPAM TROLL. Be more constructuve please if you've got anything to say. Your entitled to your opinion but spamming links aint cool.
Dude, Thankyou for some accurate posting. @ Mustach... WTF is the matter with you ? He posted facts and links and you troll him down? I am sick to death of people, like DJ and alexm (probably the same guy) posting inaccurate sales figures N4user's links specify accurate info from MS and SONY that: 360 = 19+ million sold (verified by MS as above) PS3 = just under 12 million sold (verified by SONY as above) The ACCURATE difference is over 7 million. How can ANYONE dispute this? These are facts. This is MS and SONY talking! N4user, yours will be a useful post to use in future 'discussions' with the PS3 mob-mentality. Thanks again dude.
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Are called haters, and god won't allow us to get rid of them.
The PS3 is tracking better than the PS2 was in the same amount of time. Way to go Sony, way to pull it out and shove some humble pie in the faces of all the nay-sayers and ballyhooers.
I thought this was another dumb misguided late article. They said at end of 2007 title needs to be changed a tad. They should be around 12mil at least right now global might see a huge sales spurt when MGS comes out in Japan and EU.
I swear I heard the horn of a mag-lev Supertrain comin'.
Remember in 2007 when the general concensus from the media and "fanatics" was that the PS3 couldn't even reach 10mill in it's life time? Ha! For a failure of a console (as said by the NY times) and after gaming sites like gamespot even went as far as giving 10 reasons NOT to buy a PS3 in April of last year (the frikgen nerve of those aholes), the PS3 is doing very very well and got to the 100mark a good 5 months faster than the 360 even with all the insane negativity and media FUD. XD
Exactly! All the people who said the PS3 was going to fail, what do they have to say now? Nothing except for come up with stupid excuses. FACE THE FACTS BOTS! The PS3 is here to stay and will eventually overcome the 360, even with its year lead in the market.
You guys are some nerd to be argueing about something so stupid. American sales are all that matters. I think most people on this site are AMERICAN. until the PS3 passes the 360 in America I could care less. And that is never going to happen
You, sir, are a royal retard to think that America is the only country on the planet, or to believe that "America" is a country at all. I'd say that a solid percentage of people on this site are from the UK and Australia, and that gun-toting douchebags like you make me embarrassed to call myself a United States citizen (yes, "America" does not mean US either...). Sales in other countries in the world FAR outweigh American sales on a global scale. Enjoy living in your ignorant bubble while the rest of us try to culture ourselves and get rid of the horrible image that has been painted of us by fools like you...
You're being foolish. Ignorant misguided gibberish disguised as patriotism didn't help the Xbox against the PS2.
wow a real rednecked didnt think your kind could read...
Did this very quietly. It's funny how MS made a lot of noise about their sales accomplishments but as Sony has started to gain more and more ground and it's obvious it's going to take over they have shut their mouth and Sony is being humble about this entire thing.
I think north america still waiting on the ps3 to go down 150.00 more before we buy. its still to high for the average consumer, 199.00 would be just right the econnomy is wack here. so I guess the ps3 is not on a high demand list now days. I guess its like ps3 or gas. ps3 or mortgage, ps3 or car insurance you get the point. thats even with 2 jobs
like these other guys said you must be a fu'king redneck a nutjob hillbilly. Im a american too. I dont see how you think billy gates crappy 360 is better than ps3 / ps3 dont have rrod problems. the 360 controller to dang big and clunky. and america is not all that.... full of hatred, spies, full of propaganda this is the most lies country in the world. I hate to even claim to be american citizen
only 88 million left to go!
finally coming into its own. i wonder what percentage of this new surge in sales are second consoles for people who already have 360s?
To all the naysayers: I told ya so. Well done Sony. I knew Sony was going to prove the haters and xbabies wrong sooner or later. They have to keep that momentum up because we have a tough battle ahead.
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