A comparison of the February 2009 hardware sales figures with February 2008 and January 2009.
Next up:Does the Ps3 need a price cut even though our previous article indicates that yes,a price cut would be beneficial to the business going forward?
2 months in a row they get beat by around 100-120k, they had 2 games in the top 10 this month. Street Fighter 4 sold very well on PS3, I expect Resident Evil 5 to do the same. The US is also their weakest region. The problem is the price, XBOX 360 has a sku at half the price. I think these guys are a price cut away from making life a bit more uncomfortable for XBOX 360. But that's just my opinion.
You're right it's not doing that bad for a system that was suppose to destroy the 360 in sales from day 1.
I'm just saying what I think is real.
It would depend on how big of a price cut the PS3 gets, I suppose.
If it's all about price then why is Wii still the king of the castle?
That would certainly make Sony's argument to the consumer easier, I think. They need to justify the difference in price between the PS3 and Xbox 360 by touting the unique features of the PS3 and the smaller the difference in price, the less they need to do so.
It's a totally different target audience, it really hit mainstream appeal. It's not all about price, it's only all about price between 360 and PS3, because the machines are about the same. They get all the same third party games and they play the same.
is cheaper than the Wii. Why is it not over taking the Wii in sales? In my region, the 360 is just a few dollars more expensive than the PSP. No one is buying it on account of the defective hardware. People who are buying it are mostly hackers who want to mod it.
More than a price cut, I think Sony really needs to put "YOU PLAY ONLINE FOR FREE" on a giant sticker taking up most of the PS3 box.
My friend had a wii and wanted a ps3 or a 360. He got a 360 because the online is free, as it should be. They really need to highlight the fact you get everything with the ps3, whereas with the 360 you need to buy a hdd or wifi and pay for a couple years of online. I think that is their plan with their value argument but they aren't advertising it very wel...
PS3 gained 36% more sales this February compared to January. And if you compare this February to last February, PS3 sales only dropped less than 1%. While 360 sales jumped up 54%! What does that mean? It means the 360 is doing better this year because of its lower price compared to last year, while the PS3 is enjoying the same amount of sales as it did last year because its still the same price. Once Sony sees that interest in the PS3 is going down, then they will drop the price. So far, that hasn't happened. ^_^
Don't you think that xbox 360 success in the US may also have to do with the fact that it has regional momentum, doubling the sales of the PS3 (according to vgchartz)? 16 million units sold compared to 8 million units sold. That means for every one friend you have that has a ps3, two have a 360. For every four ps3s, there are 8 360s. As someone who likes to play with his friend list more than randoms, this is what sold me to the 360. As for the price cut, PS3 had one July last year, 360 followed with one in the fall. What makes you think MS won't do that again? A sustained price point advantage is at the core of the MS strategy, and they won't just sit down and die once Sony cuts the PS3 price.
PS3 had a price cut in August of 2007.
"You're right it's not doing that bad for a system that was suppose to destroy the 360 in sales from day 1." Considering the PS3 is selling more yearly (on average) then the 360 and reached 20 million much quicker than the 360 did, i'd say it's doing quite well.
What does this siht have to do with any system other than the PS3? Stupid poster
it about that time when the NPD numbers come out and the ps3 have bad numbers some sonyfans will post a blog saying the ps3 sales are awesome but they aren't
don't stop make sure you hit every sony article and tell them how kilzone2 fail to sell consoles. ((o)) ((o)) *CHIBAKU TENSEI!*
Here comes another spinnathon.
It's funny that people put disagrees on that. There's always spin. These companies have PR departments to make bad news seem not so bad and make good news seem awesome.
ssj stop playing devil's advocate it's really annoying reminds me of a b___h
Ah NPD days. Never fails, we get 20 reactionary "doomed/not doomed" armchair analyst "articles." *sigh* I miss the days before NPD was public, when people argued things that mattered. Now it's just... well, gamers suck. Nice job guys.
Yep. We should have a tab for "Doomed" consoles & another for "Fanboy Sales Tracking" & the ability to "Hide" those tabs. The media & fanboys fuel all this. true gamers dont cares what u got as long as u game & u love it. Sony is on a 10 cycle with some great exclusives finally here to enjoy & plenty more coming. X360 did amazingly well this Gen with xbl MP & has some great games too. PS360 FTW. Have the best of both worlds & somebody gimme KOTOR III plz.
You're right Vader. It just disappoints me SO much that the first place people go to isn't "It was awesome when Marcus took his head off" but rather "Game sold 1 MEELION COPIZ LULS!!!" I just shake my head in shame. And yes, please bring on KOTOR.
blah when will n4g have some real news for gamers, this is just boring a F***, I'm sick of this mine is better then yours BS
they have decreased this quater but not by much. The big difference is the world ecconomy which has affected the PS3 much more than others.
I wonder if people are holding back on buying a ps3, because they think a price cut is coming.
I'd say that's what they've been waiting on since the dawn of time. I don't think most people are aware of these price cut rumours, but the PS3 at its current price is just far too expensive for most people to really consider.
At $400 most people aren't in the market for a PS3 though. It is still marketed at the hardcore gamer and they are very well misinformed. -Death
I thought it said ps3 sales are pregnant 0.0
It's one of those things your health teacher forgot to tell you about.
They know that a $100 price drop would move more units, but that would also cause more losses. If they are at the break even point today, then they are profitable when you add software sales. Why jeopardize a profitable business after 3 years of losses? Market share is important, but not more important than a healthy business. The worst thing hitting the PS3 today is the constant rumors of a price cut. If people think the system is going to be $100 less expensive in the near future, why would they buy today? Fans need to chill and stop spreading these rumors so Sony can breath a little before taking another cut. -Death
Thats what i have been saying for a time now. SCE can't ask shareholders to be happy with increased market share when they have lost money or not as profitable.
chaps, I doubt Sony trying the figure out the best business strategy by reading the comments at N4G (or any other gamer sites). They empathize with the fans but know that they have a business to run and that business has to be profitable. Now more than ever.
Sony was actually making earnings on the PS3? What if it was at least 100 bucks a PS3? What if they ended up dropping the price of the PS3 for a good 100-200 dollars? Ohhh myyy Gaaawwwd...I'd like..take cover if I worked at Best Buy or something..because I know of atleast 10 people that would buy it with a price drop (including my brother). Too bad it probably wont be much of a cut, if there was one that is.
but the ps3 is a damn fine system. I hope it starts selling better, i wanna see even more AAA support for it. 2009 is shaping up to be a beast of a year for gamers in general.
PS3 is all everyone talks about and the media sits around writing about. What a boring generation it would be without it. Aaron Greenturd secretly dreams that 360 had a PlayStation logo on it. :)
How much did STAR OCEAN sell btw?? Last Hope indeed..
i know it hurts. go ahead and cry its ok to show ur feelings
it's coming to the ps2.. that game looks so ugly even the ps2 can run that non-HD flop
don't show this to the ps3 kids wallowing in the triumph of the japan numbers. It might make their heads explode.
I'm comfortable with the playstation 3 coasting just like this for 8 years. Streetfighter did great. Killzone 2 pulled it off. I'm not getting the problem? Shouldn't ps3 fans be celebrating instead of being reminded that 360 came out first? Because in that case, then why are streetfighter sales for 360 ... 50/50?
the x360 D-pad is a complete turnoff for fighting game. I played DC Vs Mortal Combat on the x360 and its a complete nightmare trying to use the D-Pad.
This article fails, because no matter which way you look at it, PS3's sales look stagnant compared to the competition. Yeah, you can point and say that the PS3 sold more in February than it did in January, but so did everyone else. In fact, the 360, it's closest competitor sales wise (since Wii is so far ahead anways) also sold better in Febuary than it did in January. If that wasn't enough, the 360 sold a greater difference too: 82,000 more than January for 360 and 73,000 more than January for PS3. Everyone is having a year over year increase except Sony. They should drop the price. There are a lot of people, myself included, that wouldn't hesitate to grab a PS3 if only they could shave off about 50~100 bucks.
why do sales matter to some guys??? do you have stocks with those companies or something? for me, it has always been about games. i support the console with the best games. in 2006 and 2007 it was the ps2. it had better games than the 3fixme and original crapbox combined. 2008 was the ps3. 2009 is no different.. it's funny how the xbots brag about a 100K difference in sales when the Wii is outselling both consoles by a huge margin since it was released.. why do nintendo fans not come to forums to bash us? because they only care about games, not sales. well, also because wii fans are just little kids - not really sure if they can even type a full sentence.
"why do nintendo fans not come to forums to bash us? because they only care about games, not sales. well, also because wii fans are just little kids - not really sure if they can even type a full sentence." Or Wii players are strange people who don't care about whether their console wins the Internet warz.
Little kids and old people. Don't forget the old people.
PS3 iz doomed jus lik PSP iz doomed just like wen dey sed PS2 iz doomed but like da xbox is fine n dat winnin everythin an iz da best and wooo 4 Microsoft cos I own xbox but I dont ave it right now cos like its been sent back innit but it is wicked and winning What crap :)
That's a good summary of the past couple years around here, yeah.
how numbers can throw a wrench in everyone's perception of a console. 0_0
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