PS3 sales on par with Xbox 360 due to better lineup and price drop

The PS3 and the Xbox 360 has been battling it out in 2008 for the top spot. The results are in and it looks like both systems sold/shipped approximately 10.8 million for the entire year. The reason why both systems were in dead heat for 2008 is mainly due to two factors: better games and price drop.

Not only did the Xbox 360 and PS3 sell the same amount, the best console exclusives games also sold around the same amount with MGS4 and Gears of War 2 mingling around the 5 million mark.

Will the PS3 and Xbox 360 sell around the same amount in 2009? I predict that the PS3 will start off strong with a solid middle while the Xbox 360 finishes up strong again. It will be an interesting year to see how things will play out.

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Kamikaze1353547d ago

Yeah, they're talking about the $599.99 price tag at launch. It's $399.99 now.

GiantEnemyCrab3547d ago (Edited 3547d ago )

The Xbox 360 sold more but of course it will be "they sold the same".

The PS3 made up ZERO ground in 08 on the 360 total install base and it actually expanded a bit from where we started 08.

Of course it's from gamerblorge so I'm sure it's one of the PS3 nutters on damage control from here.Funny to think it all started off with those same nutters screaming "It's the Year of the PS3". Now they have to spin it just to make it a tie with the 360. LOL What a joke.

But whatever, just enjoy you're system whether you're first or third.

edwineverready3547d ago (Edited 3547d ago )

That they sold the same world wide. i think xbox360 and ps3 will have a neck on neck race untill the end of this generation. xbox360 winning because they started 1 year early.

DavidMacDougall3547d ago

Yeah but Crabby the ps3 is better :)

GiantEnemyCrab3547d ago

haha Touche David!

I just bought a PS3 and it is a great system. =)

morganfell3547d ago

And Crab is one of those imbeciles that think VGChartz figures are accurate. He has too as it is the only hope he has left. It is what Greenberg resorted to in order to maintain that cheesy ass smile on his face.

And that is fading...rapidly. Everyone and their mother knows this past Christmas season was the last hail mary for the 360.

Games sell consoles. The big must have titles this year are either multiplatform or they belong to the PS3. Sony is starting to swing the axe this year that made the PS2 great - the RPG axe. With one shot across the bow they buried MS in Japan.

And there isn't a damn thing MS can do. They can't cut the price again, they have no big games on the horizon, and everyone that is a gamer is pushing their 360 aside and looking to something Sony knows how to do. Innovate. The 360 is nothing more than an Xbox with some stolen Miis and slightly better looking games than the last generation.

Think about it. Has the 360 really grown over last gen in terms of innovation? No. MS still has a 2001 design mentality and now all of the price drops and spruced up menus won't change the fact they are outdated, outclassed, and on their last gasp. By the next NPD things will have already started to calm down. The handwriting is on the wall and only the severely brain dead are standing there looking at it and like Crab are scribbling, their own phone number beside the words, "For a good time call..."


You really need to get a 360 and play it, You said it right, games sales consoles I dont know about you but PS3 games just dont sell as many as Xbox360 games do, every 360 owner owns at least 8 games not counting people like me who owns more than 40 games. You say Xbox has no good games?? you got it all wrong we have the best games out there and the sales says it all, who cares about the hi-tech the PS3 has what all real gamers care is having fun with each other on-line, chat with other people while playing, we can even video chat if we want, watch movies from Netflix, have picture parties with up to eight players, can you chat with 8 people and play different games at the same time, now thats inovation son.
PS3 keeps promising inovation and better games who keeps dissapointing (Haze, Socom navy seals) just to name a few.
Well you do the math games are all that really matters, Blueray players are getting cheaper every month and movies are damm expensive , Im going to play Resident evil 5 co-op with my online friends right now, Whats that?, you dont have the demo yet? uuhhmmm well thats not inovation all.

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chaosatom3547d ago

LOL, at getting sandwiched between Jack who and Giant Crab.

They are the same guy. LOL.

jack who3547d ago

and your just a crack head

KillzoneKid3547d ago

why dont you just leave this site

go to ur xbotkings rather

at twice the price point ps3 matched x360 in 2008

imagine x360 sales in 2009 where it will be up against Killzone 2 and Heavy rain. Not to mention that all x360 has this year are just lame DLC

see if your x360 can survive the KZ2 blow

GiantEnemyCrab3547d ago

KillzoneKid: Right now, I want you to PM Catastrophe and ask her about dupe accounts. If she doesn't laugh you off she can easily verify that myself and whoever the funk you think I am are not the same person.

You share the same dillusion about yourself as you do about your console. You are the biggest nutter on this site and have been banned numberous times because you are just outrageous in your behavior on N4G. Your writing style is easily picked out. I've literally lost track of how many accounts you've made.

You disappear each time you get owned and then come back with a new identity. Take your own advice and just leave this site the admins have expressed how much they hate you and even your own fellow fanboys use you as an example of failure.

KillzoneKid3547d ago

right now

get out of here and go back to XBoxkings

why are u here in the first place?

morganfell3547d ago

"your just a crackhead"

Ha ha, I love self pwnage.

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Raoh3547d ago (Edited 3547d ago )

at the people in the open zone. you didnt read the article.

the article discusses why the ps3 and 360 are in a dead heat.

reason one. the ps3 has a great game line up.

reason two. the 360 had a price drop.

both did pretty well for those reasons.

in other words the ps3 did not do better due to a price drop because it had none.

the 360 did not do better do to the line up as ps3 was selling more game consoles prior to the 360's price drop.

the example used in other articles is that from january to july/august the ps3 was pretty much in the lead.

from august/september to december the 360 took off and caught up due to the price drop.

Why dis3547d ago

If that helps you sleep better.

Raoh3547d ago

it does. its obvious that it wasnt the ps3's price that helped it sell. must be the games.

here are the npd sales from month to month to help tuck you in tonight to see my point.

DutyCalls3547d ago

i have Whydis in my ignore list

SAiOSiN3547d ago (Edited 3547d ago )

@why dis
why are u so insecure? Raoh had a good point and was not biased at all. ur just a pathetic fanboy.

chaosatom3547d ago

but at the same time i am :)

soxfan20053547d ago

So, if Sony drops the PS3 price, and it catches up to 360, will it be only because of the price drop? That seems to be the logic here (or lack of it).

Weapon X3547d ago

and get better because it is a [[[better]]] console. End of story.

SL1M DADDY3547d ago

They discover that all their lies about the PS3 falling far behind were just that, lies and what do they do? They buddy up and report the truth. What's to come of all the months the media slammed the PS3 all the while it was selling just as well as the 360 and with a price point of twice as much? Shame on the media.

Kill Crow3547d ago

That they didn't sell the same amount at the same time. PS3 sales were higher for most of the year, a continuation of the good sales over xbox from the end of 2007. However, Xbox sold and incredible amount in a short period of time, and from the looks of things this year is continuing to do so ...

The fact is that the 360 has recovered any lost ground due to the PS3's launch and so called good lineup(I say so called because lbp and R2 didn't make any difference so I think the lineup point is no point at all) ...

Statistically PS3 is still selling well, but the simple mathematics invoved state that in order to overcome the estimated 6 million lead m$ started with, they have to sell MORE ps3's than the xbox. it's really that simple.

Right now the gap is going the other way and I'm sure you can allk do the math from there ...

indyman77773546d ago

What are you delusional just because a article is fanning you?
Do you believe in math?
1 PS3 28 Million, xbox360 17million.
2 PS3 40% behind xbox360 in sales.
3 More math double PS3 sales leave 360 sales same and it takes
until 2014 just to catch up!
4 Math hundreds more xbox360 games.
5 Math Microsoft is doing bad if they profit 4.17 billion
instead of 4.71 billion, Sony is doing bad losing 1.7
billion, instead of making $1 yes one dollar.
6 Microsoft will release over 130 games in 2009, Sony not so
7 Sony may cut price, Microsoft promised to match!
8 Sony 9 AAA titles Microsoft 30 (source
9 Square Enix has already released three games for xbox 360 that
are not on PS3 already Star Ocean is next! in less than 30
days! Fact xbox360 has way more JRPG's than PS3.
10 Fact PS3 has had 12 system savoirs already, still waiting.
11 Fact all top games began with 100% ratings and then the
averages fall. KS2 is already getting as low as 90%
making it only a great game not the best game. Also all
except one of those are playstation magazine.

Rhoic3546d ago

"it does. its obvious that it wasnt the ps3's price that helped it sell. must be the games."

Or the function of it being a blu-ray player. Since it's already proven that it's major games of '08 that sold really well was uhh.. Metal Gear Solid 4. I think just now Little Big Planet broke 2 million. So yeah. It cant be the games either.

Danja3546d ago

I will admit that Sony winning the Format war did help out the PS3 sales at the start of the year but as time went on , the whole Blu Ray player crap got old dude , Blu Ray players are now cheaper than the PS3 , you ever think that ppl actually buy there PS3's to well play games , because alot of publishers are saying they make more revenue from PS3 software sales so ur logic is flawed.

LBP , R2 , MGS4 weren't the only PS3 games released last year.

Socom - is an online only game - sold more than 500k already plus we dont know how many ppl bought it online.

Motorstorm 2 - already sold over 1 million and continues to sell between 50-100k weekly.

R2 - stil selling between 50-100k weekly

LBP- continues the trend mentioned above.

all of those games were released about one week apart so the PS3 users did infact buy games ust not of them all at once..

GT5P- has sold over 3 million and continues to sell well..

WKC- is ow the biggest selling HD RPG in Japan

plus multi-plat games , like Madden , Fifa , COD , NFS has kept up pretty well with the 360 sales ...

WaitStation 33546d ago

If that's all the PS3 could do in these past holidays it will be even worse the next time.

Rhoic3546d ago

"you ever think that ppl actually buy there PS3's to well play games"

I don't know, do they? It seems like the majority of exclusive titles that come out do not sell. So from the information given to the public, I say no.

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Why dis3547d ago

The 360 gap is getting bigger give it a rest.

Algullaf3547d ago

u give it a rest hitler

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KillzoneKid3547d ago

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the gap is 5 million and will only shrink with KZ2 and price cut

everyone remove his bubbles and mark his comments as SPAM

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thebudgetgamer3547d ago

wii fit outsold everything and.
sales do not equal quality


Graphics Whore3547d ago

Lol POG, take it easy don't burst a vein.

Lookbehind3547d ago (Edited 3547d ago )

Just like that big empty gap between your ears.

ultimolu3547d ago it's not.
It's slowly shrinking.

Sad...but true.

cryymoar3547d ago

"my games suck so i have to argue with sales!"

give it a rest Why Dis. Even YOU know the PS3 has better games, that's why you only argue with sales.
Thankfully Killzone 2 will be released amidst of a minor gaming drought so those sales will be grand.
Unlike LBP, R2, MS2, Killzone 2 doesn't have any games to compete with it.

Nobody cares about a console RTS or DLC, all those xbox 360 sales over the holidays were pretty much just arcades SKUs, none can buy the DLC with that piece of garbage.

$399 PS3:
Hard Drive, Blu-Ray, Free Online, Wireless rechargeable controller, wifi, CELL BE + RSX + XDR; 21 Million PS3 owners win, you and your "26 million" lose. Oh yeah, how many of those are RRoD?

Rhoic3546d ago

"the gap is 5 million and will only shrink with KZ2 and price cut"

Same exact thing was stated for every game of 2008. And I believe there was even a price cut in 2008 for the PS3 as well. (Haze, LBP, MGS4, SOCOM, Naruto, Valkyria Chronicles, Resistance 2, etc.)

Xbox 360: 28.45m
PlayStation 3: 21.35m

28.45m - 21.35m = 7.10m

If you are to disagree, I would appreciate a good response as to why.

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Why dis3547d ago

These PS3 fanboys are getting out of hand.

Their desperation is reaching new levels.

As the gap gets bigger the more we get spin.

KillzoneKid3547d ago

it is like 5 million and ps3 has been outselling x360 in the last few weeks

lets face it. x360 days are over

PirateThom3547d ago

Err.. Kilzonekid, even based on Sony's own figures, the number is 7.1m difference... do you have a link to where the PS3 is outselling the 360 though?

GiantEnemyCrab3547d ago (Edited 3547d ago )

See KillzoneKid even a fellow PS3 fan like PirateThom calls bullsh*t on your lies. I'm really starting to think you are paid for Sony shill with how outrageous your claims are.

EDIT: PirateThom always enjoyed your posts and you are one that backs up your talk with facts, I changed my verbage a bit because that isn't fair to you.

PirateThom3547d ago (Edited 3547d ago )


I may prefer the PS3, but I still deal in the realms of facts and figures... unless I'm trolling for my own amusement, then logic goes out the window.

Edit: Much appreciated!

Graphics Whore3547d ago

Microsoft has shipped numbers and track refurbs as shipped as well. At least Sony tracks actual sales data.

NegativeCreep4273547d ago (Edited 3547d ago )

You spew nothing but verbal diarrea. Your like one giant queef.

STFU, read the facts and interpret them correctly, or I got a better idea. Just walk calmy to the kitchen, walk past your 10 other bastard siblings, and drink a nice big glass of Bleach. That outta make N4G a little less annoying.

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