Activision: PlayStation 3 Will Outsell Xbox 360

During a conference call today, Activision Publishing CEO Mike Griffith detailed the company's expectations for console sales across 2008, revealing its belief that the PlayStation 3 will sell more systems than the Xbox 360 this year.

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sonarus4324d ago

Late last yr or beginning of this yr they said 360 was going to outsell PS3 this yr. I wonder what changed their mind

Chuck Norris4324d ago (Edited 4324d ago )

They saw LBP and decided to jump ship.

EDIT: The 360 has never outsold the PS3 on a yearly basis.

ILikeButter4324d ago (Edited 4324d ago )

I'm pretty sure the 360 outsold the PS3 last year...

EDIT: I did research a bit but all I could find were US sales and UK sales in 2007 and the 360 outsold the PS3 in those.

ravinash4324d ago

PS3 had a slow start, so at that time yes 360 did out sell the PS3.
But if you look at the world wide sales now, PS3s are selling at a higher rate than 360 at this time, even with a little slump at the moment.
Give it a year or so and I'm sure the PS3 will catch up....provided the credit crunch doesn't turn people off buying consoles.

Chuck Norris4324d ago

"I'm pretty sure the 360 outsold the PS3 last year... "

PS3 outsold the 360 last year.

AlterEgo4324d ago

I'm 100% sure it didn't.

Research it and come back.

GiantEnemyCrab4324d ago

@1.2: Thanks to Japan the PS3 outsold the 360 worldwide. Japan/Europe seem to be mainstays with the PS3 the UK and more so in the USA is Xbox > PS3.

Anyway, Activision also said the Wii was a passing fad so I will leave this guesswork to the fortune teller's. Sounds like a site needs some hit's.

Bnet3434324d ago

They said this year, they never said for the entire generation. Just pointing that out.

decapitator4324d ago

On a worldwide base ? TOTALLY, but here in NA it will take sometime even though, PS3 has been doing incredibly well recently here.

SmokingMonkey4324d ago

360 def rate 17% (and that's being nice)
PS3 price $399+

whoelse4324d ago (Edited 4324d ago )

Well the PS3 has been outselling this 360 in EVERY territory so far this year.

mikeslemonade4324d ago

I think PS3 will sell 9 million this year and 360 6 million. Gears 2 won't sell as many systems that you would think. Little Big Planet will be a system seller. Last year the PS3 was able to sell 9 million when it was mostly $100 more expensive, not many games, and blu-ray did not win yet. I think this year 9 million would be realistic goal or even 10 million.

MNicholas4324d ago

Sales were almost identical last year.

This year the PS3 pulled ahead:

PS3: 5.6M

360: 4.2M

PS3 has sold 35% more than 360 this year (1.4M gap). If you extend that out to the rest of the year and adjust for holiday sales boost you're looking of a gap of 2.5-3.5M in favor of the PS3.

So, yeah, Activision is right, the PS3 will outsell the 360 this year by a significant margin.

DJ4324d ago

The 360 only outsold PS3 in 2006, but the PS3 launched in November of that year, so that obviously doesn't count. And PS3 outsold Xbox 360 for the calendar year of 2007.

2008 doesn't look any different.

beoulve4324d ago

Maybe activision knows something we don't know. It's call $299 PS3. It will cause a landslide.

mikeslemonade4324d ago

PS3: 5.6M

360: 4.2M

If that's true PS3 only needs to sell 600,000 more units than the 360 for rest of the year. And fall is the biggest selling season. With more exclusive, diverse, and quality games coming out for PS3 the gap could be 3 million by the end of this year. Activision is being to conservative with the PS3 numbers. With their logic the PS3 would only need to sell 600,000 more units more until 2009 because the fiscal year doesn't end until March i think. They are undercutting the PS3 sales for sure.

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JWork08254324d ago

Someone please tell me why it should matter to me as a gamer of who has sold the most hardware or software? as far as im concerned, i would want the console that i have to be in last place so that they are striving more to improve. but honestly, i dont care about sales numbers, i care that i bought my console and the games i want.

BobDog4324d ago

im disagreeing with u (2 comments up) just because u use caps

Idonthatejustcreate4324d ago

You should care, because whats the fun in playing online if no one else owns your console? The fun in multiplayer is that there actually are multiple players around the globe with the same game and console to compete with.

Anyhow Don Mattrick can start to eat his own shorts as the bullshit lies he has spewed out in every interview starts to surface. Facking grade A moron that loves to bash the PS3 and Wii. /spit

Ninja_9tails4323d ago

Because the greater the install base is on a console, the greater the chance that said console will be more supported by 3rd party developers.

mfwahwah4323d ago

I care because I'm interested in the business aspect of gaming. You obviously aren't, but A LOT of people are. It's interesting to see how these companies' decisions affect their place in the "console war." I always watch how games affect sales, and I like to see how consumers are responding to certain announcements.

Nobody says you SHOULD care. Many people just tend to be interested, although some people use these numbers for the wrong reason (justification of their purchase to make them look better -- fanboys).

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ChickeyCantor4324d ago (Edited 4324d ago )

There are dozens of articles like this one. How come people can't wait for a couple of years and then come with the obvious " x sells more than y" article?

It all sounds so freaking pointless now =/.

morganfell4324d ago

Because in this case Activision is right.

flexbox3604324d ago

and the world still goes around the sun

Viktor E4324d ago

Both are powered by the Cell.

Domenikos4324d ago (Edited 4324d ago )


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poopsack4324d ago

Activision- guitar hero

AznSniper4324d ago

You mean EA. Activision is smart with Guitar Hero 4 by planning it as a simultaneous release on all platforms that are being supported for this game.

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SmokingMonkey4324d ago

any REAL gamer could of told you that.

take into account the 17% def rate and they are almost there already.

Guitarded4324d ago

Returns don't count towards sales stupid.

pp4324d ago

and i could see pigs flying

Deviant4324d ago (Edited 4324d ago )

i can see u using ur brain :D

Chuck Norris4324d ago

pp using his brain? Never!

cmrbe4324d ago

the pigs must be flying then

Ali_The_Brit4324d ago

thats not a pig pp thats your mum

beoulve4324d ago (Edited 4324d ago )

idiot, pigs cant fly was so old school. With the invention of flight by human, now even elephant can fly, ever watch operation dumbo drop? So yeah u can definitely see PS3 outsell XBOX 360.

silverchode4324d ago

what if you toss a pig from a bridge?

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