The sales figures for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in the US have been volatile in 2008. The year started off strong for the PS3, outselling the Xbox 360 from January to the beginning of September in the US. However, the Xbox 360 kicked into overdrive starting mid September throughout the end of the year. However, early indications seem to suggest that both consoles may be switching positions this year.
The PS3 outsold the Xbox 360 by 1.52 million units up to September. The PS3 sold 6.32 million units while the Xbox 360 sold 4.8 million units up to that point. However, you can chronicle exactly where the Xbox 360 overtook the PS3 starting from the massive price drop in September. The Xbox 360 managed to make up ground lost to the PS3 from September to the end of the year. Both consoles ended the year with almost equivalent sales: PS3 (10.78 mil) and X360 (10.8 mil).
The wild card in this situation is a PS3 price drop. Both 2007 and 2008 have proven that the PS3 can go toe-to-toe with the 360 even with "no good gamez" (2007's mindset) and a much higher price point. Imagine what will happen as the PS3's exclusive library actually EXCEEDS the 360's and when it gets a price drop.
Dropping the PS3 down to $300 or even $250 is the #1 thing Microsoft fears. After all, you can only drop the price of the 360 so low before you're giving it away for free.
LOL is all I have to say... 360 has established its domminance... It will end up on top of the PS3 this gen...
I wonder why you still have bubbles.
I'm sorry, but when someone says
"LOL is all I have to say... 360 has established its domminance... It will end up on top of the PS3 this gen..."
reminds me that people are huge fanboys. It's to hard to guess what will happen this year in terms of console sales. We don't know about price drops, all the games released this year, and other factors.
The XBox 360 doesn't even have a real userbase considering their are so many people around the world that has there console break on them many times or stolen or bought more then one XBox 360 just in case the first one dies or had there house on fire or there warranty expired and of course the same people around the world that happened to them would buy another XBox 360 and Microsoft would count the same people thinking they are different people and count them as part of there userbase!
and plus there only ahead by 6 million PS3 21 million XBox 360 27 million check Wikipedia but then again since they don't have a real userbase nobody knows what the real number is for XBox 360 since there the same people and the only one that has the real userbase is Sony and Nintendo considering their console don't break as much as Microsoft's!.