With a casual-friendly interface, a low-priced console and a bevy of games, Microsoft believes that their Xbox 360 may have more than doubled Playstation sales last month, Aaron Greenberg, group product manager for Xbox 360 said today.
MS forgets WWWAAAAYYYY too often that the US is not the whole world...
He says "The PS3 is a third player, they are at risk of reaching a single digit market share," Greenberg added. "They are a premium priced product in a tough economic time. They have a tough position to try and sell a product." Which I thought was pretty big of him, but then i read the rest and its just a bash fest. or quotes taken out of context. he will never change, non-the-less I expect sales for all 3 to be great.
overestimate his intelligence.
Whatever helps them sleep at night.
It amazes me how baffled people are by PR.
I want a PS3, but i dont want to spend 400 bucks on one. Price drop please, then ill help them out.
$400 PS3 sucks. 40 GB, no BC, no DS3. MGS4 Bundle is better. 80 GB, BC, DS3 included.
"$400 PS3 sucks. 40 GB, no BC, no DS3." That's why there's the 80gb with DS3 included for $400. Which has been out for more than a little while now.
I think if yo go to playstation style and get a playstation cc card you get an istant $150 credit towards a $400 80 gig Ps3. That means it'll cost you $249 plus tax and shipping. Get the card, order the Ps3, pre-order Killzone 2 and voila you joined the darkside and didn't break your wallet!
Has solidified his standing as one of the biggest douche bags in the industry. Nuff said.
Didn't they say they tripled PS already?
Thats was only on Black Friday
and even those Black Friday sales figures were proven to be Hoax..they doubled the PS3 sales on Black Friday not tripled.. still seems like the price cut did wonders for them...
Well Danja..show me the Hoax? As far as i can tell..i saw no one proving it was a hoax...but i might be wrong...so who knows...show me
Danja cant prove it. Why??? NPD results arent out yet, and even if they were it wouldn't show the single day sales for any of the 3 consoles for BlackFriday. It's just typical SDF FUD.
if they don't do some heavy marketing they would be shooting themselves in the foot again. Sony should market K2 and put it on Mountain Dew cans.
Sony could be in a much better position already if they just freaking advertised now. Games like Killzone 2 need a big marketing push. Sony has to stop relying on word of mouth. People need to be convinced to put $400/$500 down on a console.
hmm, I remember hearing that resistance motorstorm and little kiddie planet were going to sells millions of ps3s like hotcakes too for some reason that didn't quite work out. lol
it consistently amazes me how little Sony markets their games or doesn't get the name PS3 tagged onto the end of commercials. it seems to baffle them why amazing innovative games like LBP don't sell; well it's because only a small fraction of the mainstream people that buy games read websites like N4G and have no freaking clue these games exist!
The SDF Mantra "Just Wait" is in full effect. FUD away boys. FUD away. First it was tust wait till the PS3 launches. Then it was 2007 is the year of the PS3. Just wait till Lair, WarHawk, Heavenly Sword, Ratchet and Clank, Uncharted. Then it was just wait till 2008. Just wait till GT5P, MGS4, LBP, RFOM2. Now its just wait till 2009. SDF must be really patient. Meanwhile the 360 and Wii continue to take marketshare away from the PS3. You guys keep living on Planet Sony, the rest of us will live in the real world.
lol! 2009? you are hopping that Sony destroys the xbox 360 in term of sells? you have to be kidding me... This year Sony had the best chance to do that... and they didn't... they had Metal Gear, Resistance 2, Motorstorm 2 and others and the xbox as you indicated the xbox 360 only had Gears 2.... The xbox 360 beat the PS3 even thought Halo in 2008.... what do you think it will happen with Halo Recon, alan wake, Forza 3 and others? Remember... Microsoft said it was not going to be shy about announcing what they are working on which they will start doing as early as next month... what PS3 game in 2009 can you bet your balls it can go head on with Halo Recon in terms of sells? Kill Zone 2? hah!
hum maybe Sony has got it right, the ps3 is not going up against the wii and 360. the 360 and wii are going up against the ps2 and getting crushed. Sony has already announced over 100 ps2 titles for 09 and next year it will be at 99 selling like popcorn at every walmart and kmart in the country during xmas. will probably be 2010 before Sony finally drops it and starts using the ps3 as their opp(opening price point) machine.
because its hero is not green. Anyway who is the hero in KZ2?
uhm PS3 was handily outselling 360 this year, you don't think M$ dropped the price TWICE because they cared about people's wallets, do you?
You don't need to ''expect'' anything, this war is in the frickin' BAG! Microsoft will win, definitely.
Combine the 360's console sales, game sales, services, online, marketplace, independent gaming, DLC, attach rate, accessories, game library, and price. Then come back and tell me which console is overall first place, if you have the balls to admit it. BTW who's 2nd/56th droid account are you?
And this matters to people because? Its not like my ps3, xbox or wii will stop working if more people own one console or another.
When your heralded corporation sells more units of their product you support, you get awards and medals in the mail for rooting them on on the internet. I'm wondering when Sony is going to finally announce how many PS2's they've sold compared to the XBOX 1.
Oh. No wonder I never get any medals. I dont Give a F**K, LOL. Maybe I should start flame baiting, LOL. Thanks for the heads up.
Well all my medals from Jan. to Sept. must have got lost in the mail. Shoot! I had just the place to put them too.
Xi, I TOTALLY AGREE. But hey, the fanboys have to have SOME material for their utterly pathetic pissing matches. MS just likes to remind people about 30 times a day.
who covers the postage? I'd love to get some of my medals from the good ole atari days.
Now that the shoe is on the other foot and the 360 is outselling the PS3 you guys dont care about sales. Or try to downplay the sales numbers by claiming Microsoft's "desperate' price reduction is the reason why. Try this. How about $400.00 for the same graphics with a Blu-Ray player "tossed" in just doesnt sit well in our current economic climate. Or maybe the fact that when people go shopping and see a much larger library of 360 games they choose the 360 over the PS3. Heaven forbid people may actually prefer the 360 to the PS3, or that Sony's brand name cant overcome the price tag disparity.
The problem being... a) MS harps on this a good 4 - 5 times a month. It gets old. b) It usually involves slamming the competition with backhanded compliments. c) Sales really don't matter unless you own stock. d) People use it as a lame excuse to not discuss the strength of the industry, but rather in fanboy pissing matches that devolve to "ur systum sux lulz111!!!!" It's okay though, I'm sure you felt a quick need to defend a toy from the big bad forum posters. And if you think Xi is a fanboy, well... LOL.
We get stuff better than medals... if lots of people buy the consoles we own we get GAMES! What do you think about these medals that the xbox 360 will get? Final Fantasy XIII. Star Ocean 4. what about all the other medals(3rd party games) that used to come to the Playstation that now also come to the xbox 360? DMC, GTA, ect... how about the medals that used to be on the PS2 but now are on the xbox 360? Ace Combat, etc? You see... it pays as a gamer if a lot more people buy the console you favor....
I'm sure Microsoft will continue to spew half-truths like the 360 doubling PS3 sales when they "conveniently" are only talking about sales in the USA.
I'm one of them. Got my 360 on the way.
why? because it RROD on you?
No, because I want one, don't have one, so I got one.
this is very bad news for ps3, who could have thought the Playstation brand would have fallen so far in USA?
Price. Price. Price. That is it. First off I hardly would call PS3 or the Playstation Brand falling behind. Lest time I check the PS3 was still selling and so was everything else Sony makes. Second when they drop the price of the system and it still doesn't get close to 360 then they should be worried but till that day comes. Oh well. By the way I own a 360 as well and it is currently being used as door stopper since is ****ing broke on me and the damn warranty is out. Yeah so you know what camp i am in now.
Explain to me how it's "bad news" for the PS3 please. Is it "bad news" for the 360 which is now trying to be a casual console when the Wii outsells it by the margin it has? Congrats for MS. Has no bearing on the long future for the PS3 and if you *do* think the Wii selling so much more than the 360 means trouble for MS, then hit "Disagree" over there ---> and down a bit vvvv.
SONY has had their time now move on over playstation :)
And make way for Nintendo? Or were you under the false impression that Microsoft is winning?
oh so now you're a Nintendo fanboy? please Microsoft has stated clearly that they are going after SONY.
Microsoft says a lot of things. It doesn't change the fact that they're competing with both Sony AND Nintendo.
that's why I now have to represent myself as a [email protected], wanna-Mii 'avatar' on XBL. thanks microsoft for showing us that you, too, are ready to abandon your hardcore base to chase the dollars.
Sorry I think that MS are only going after Sony because its the only other next gen console, say what you want but the Wii gets very old and its just GC hardware with added motion controls.
honestly who really cares? what do gamers get if one console sells more then th other? nothing. i have both systems. i play the exclusives on the 360 and i play the exclusives on teh PS3. they both have great games. peopel that say playstation has crap exclusives just means the are jelous and can't afford the system cause if it was $199 they would have it and not be dissing the PS3. everyone has to stop showign there young age, you all sound immature.
And Microsoft needs to get Peter Moore back. These later round of guys just dont know when to shut up.
I agree. Furthermore I wish that all the PR/mouthpieces from the big 3 would just STFU.
Bubbles for you. :)
The PS3 will win when all is said and done.
I mean of course! ( sarcasm ).. hello.. Its the PS3 we are talking about ...not the ps1 & ps2..those times are over..Read The news
It's not over until the fat lady sings. Maybe the fat lady has two rugged blades attached by chains and is tattooed by the ashes of his family. Or glowing red eyes. Or big suits of armor. Or realistic cars. We have a polymorphic fat lady here...
PS3 will eventually win because the others won't be around in 8 years time. Even if Sony sells an average of 10 million PS3 a year. In 8 years time the PS3 will sell more than 100 million PS3. Right now the PS3 is averaging around 9 million a year with at least 399 price tag (100 more than the PS2 launch price) and without most of its major games. The average will definitely get over 10 million a year when the PS3 is priced at 199 and games like GOW3 and GT5 are out. Besides. Its way too early to say that PS3 times is up. Add all PS3,wii and x360 and you still have less than 1/2 of the PS2 userbase i.e it far too early to write the PS3 off.
In 8 years it won't matter. When the next gen happens people won't be focusing on the PS3 sales compared to other consoles. It would be like saying that Sony is winning because the PS2 is beating the Xbox 360 and Wii by 100 million units.
How many times do i have to tell you guys that Sony's gaming division makes more PROFIT then MS gaming division.. now remember, key word here is PROFIT! Sony makes huge profits on both the PS2 and PSP and are pretty much breaking even on each PS3 sold.. Oh and you guys do realize that sony makes a boat load from Blu ray royalties, thats right for each Blu ray movie and player sold, sony makes some good money on that. How much does MS make on blu ray related sales?! 0, nada, zip NOTHING! Blu ray is starting to expand greatly and selling rapidly.. you guys realize that the #3 most hottest electronics item this holida was the Sony blu ray player right?! oh and this is very important because the more blu ray players that are sold, the cheaper it will be for sony to develop the PS3 with blu ray therefore letting them lower the price a lot sooner. So you 360 fanboys can sit on here all day and say "but but 360 outsold PS3 thats all that matters" no because in Sony land, they look at one thing PROFITS not sales for individual consoles. Think about it, MS is only making a little profit on each 360 sold and remember they are still trying to make up billions for all the RROD problems and warranty in the last 3 years. So when you do 360 VS PS3 then yes 360 is selling more units for now but when you do Sony gaming division VS MS gaming division.. Sony makes more profits. Sony will probably move over a million console gaming units total from the PSP, PS2 and PS3 this holiday in America alone! while 360 will move around 700,000 360s. so in actuality sony is making more profits from gaming then MS is.
Take a jog or something. Its just video games. Glad you know your stuff though.
MS does make a profit through Bluray through the codecs being used. Not to rain on your jet powered parade there, but eh..
how does sony's gaming division make money off of blue-ray? wouldn't that be a completely different division?
SCE might be getting funds from bul royalties for helping blu win the format war. Considering that the cost of the PS3 is its main problem at the moment which is due mainly to blu. I am not surprise if some of the proceeds from blu is being spent to help out the PS3 in some ways
It's also due to the Cell processor which Sony invested HEAVILY in. But it was a good move as in the future they can simply add more cells and RAM and get major increases as the price of the Cell's go down. In theory, this means that the PS4 could play the PS3 games no problem as the architecture could be very similar. But yeah. The investment in Cell and BR is the main reason the PS3 is a burden for Sony but they are doing good so far and costs will come down, allowing them to lower costs and increase efficiency.
Thats why Sony is laying off people left and right and article after article says that they are not doing well.
Yeah, I bet they are happy about selling a faulty console to millions of people. I bet they buy all their kids PS3's for Christmas...lmao
without that d!ck in your mouth, you sure seem to have a lot to say, sad that none of it really matters. Single digit market share? Fu*kin PR guys. I think he should keep to suckin' it up, at least then he's useful to somebody.
LOL, bubbles for you