Examiner: "The Playstation 3 has its biggest week in terms of hardware sales this past week in Japan."
Like I have been saying it was like 2007 all over again. (8/10 – 8/16)360- 9,162 PS3- 5,944 (8/17 – 8/23)360– 8,979 PS3– 2,052 (8/24 – 8/30)360- 7,254 PS3- 1,040 (8/31 - 9/06)360- unknown PS3- 150,832 So the 360 had gained 25,395 over the PS3 in the weeks before the price cut.
Disrespect!! The slim has started the domination and is set to disrespect the competition. 150K a single week is ridiculous. not only that but we're starting to see history repeat itself... ps2 to ps3. slim, price cut, unmatched exclusives. wii will die out and become another gamecube, 360 will fall behind and have to release another system to keep up, and the ps3 will last another 8 years with awesome exclusives and better and better pricing.
Its like Christmas all over again.
Hrmm... something's missing... So far I don't see any "But but but..." Where are you guys? Hrmm... Someone needs to post some bad PS3 news to bait the 360 fans...
was done in three days it launched on the 3rd not the 31st it only sold 800 the other 4 days sweeeeeeeeeet
We saw pictures of the lines of people in japan waiting on it's launch, what kinda of number were expected? I'm more interested in what number it evens out to, though that'll be hard to judge as we're getting closer to the holidays and all.
How many FAT PS3's have been traded for Slim PS3's? Well Sony PS3 Fanatics dont complain about that question and dont fncking disagree because in the past you have been complaining about " But but but... RROD 360 is making people buy New 360" Waaaa, waaaa, waaa!!!
Next week, we'll probably see Omega and others saying "Look the PS3 sales dropped this week around 50%" (cuz lets face it, it'll not sell like this for ever) and they'll be like Xbox360 is still going strong NOT realizing that even with the drop, the PS3 SLIM will still be selling higher than Xbox360. In other news: Bobby Kotick was found running naked in front of his house, jumping, screaming and laughing with joy, anticipating millions of $ from the quickly multiplying PS3 community.
How many fat PS3s were traded for Slims? Seriously? How many 360 owners bought a second 360 because the first one broke and the next one broke? I doubt many people that owned fats traded them in mainly because the fats are the ones with BC. My 60gb is worth more than any rehash or new sku because it has full BC. Some of the 80s have partial bc. Slims are selling because people wanted a PS3. Don't hate.
Why the hell do these so called journalists keep referring to the sales of the rest of August, which was so low because they were selling off remaining stock, when talking about PS3 Slim sales? Honestly, you idiots, do you not understand what it means to sell off stock for a replacement skew? Don't use that to somehow draw a line to the issues the product was having when actually it's a good thing that people actually bought the mass majority of the remaining stock and, even then, waited for the new sku. Sorry, it's just that every journalist seems to write this crap as if the PS3 was in trouble. There no such situation.
"So the 360 had gained 25,395 over the PS3 in the weeks before the price cut." If prior 360 numbers are the same or similar, and there's no reason to think otherwise, the PS3 just outpaced them by over 100K.
Seriously Xlive Gamer. Give it a rest. Tell us how many 360s are refurbs. We have been asking that question a hell of a lot longer. The PS3 is like Godzilla and he won't be satisfied with Japan alone.
Now what happens in Japan when... FF13 releases... Tales of Vesperia releases... Last Rebellion releases... Trinity Universe releases... FFvs13 releases... Yakuza 4 releases... This is why Japan matters A LOT. If you don't have the sales there, you have very little confidence from Japanese devs.
Now we get to see everyone freak out over the holiday sales figures. lol It's going to be great.
@ xlive gamer null argument there buddy because in that scenario there are two working ps3's as compared to only one out of two working xbox's. Not a very clever argument on your part. Two people get to enjoy ps3(both at some point counted in npd or whatever). Two xbox's, one broken, one person gets some enjoyment(both count in the sales data)
...sad really all over console sales
I wonder how high a bridge he's planning on jumping off of?
Yeah, Omega is probably in a meeting right now, trying to figure out how to spin this.
Ahahaha that is hilarious and yet so true!
lol Evo, yeah looking at his spin index cards "Buh PS3 is too expen...err..." (shuffles index cards) "Buh the 360 is selling better worldwi...err..."(shuffle ) "Buh no games...err...."(shuffle shuffle) "Buh we have exclusives like Halo ODST and..Mass Ef...err..."(shuffle)
lol it sold more then the 360 has in Japan in its lifetime.
@thereapersson: I be happy when that happen and to prove it here is my feeling about it: http://www.fileden.com/file...
"Yeah, Omega is probably in a meeting right now, trying to figure out how to spin this. " Ahah I was actually wondering the same thing. Looks like he's nowhere to be seen. Maybe he's hidden in a corner crying?
Omega is most likely in state of denial and seriously butt hurt.
WOW! SO THE UK STORY WAS TAKEN DOWN AS IT WAS A "DUP" LINK TO THE APPROVED ORIGINAL PLEASE, AS I'D LIKE TO READ IT
There goes those 15k, the XBOX 360 outsold it by last month.
The Return of the King
lol, bubbles to whoever knows whats that a reference to
army of darkness is ringing a bell for me... :-) on topic- 150k in a week. that is simply an astonishingly high number. major props to sony as far as sales go. not only that, i personally believe without a doubt that they have the best game lineup already, and its only going to get sweeter in the future. and games are what really matter, i know, i just want the the 'omg ps3 is selling bad' to stop for once. and those who say things like that now just got b!tch slapped with a sales figure like that. *goes back to waiting for Uncharted 2*
Well it's plainly obvious it's Duke Nukem! ALWAYS BET ON DUKE! @ i_i_n I belive your thinking of Bubba Ho-tep where Bruce Campbell says "You Don't F*ck With The King"
u think :)
I'm a little confused. How well/bad was the PS3 selling in Japan before this? I somehow got the impression that it was actually priced at a reasonable rate, or less expensive it was in comparison to the US and certainly Europe. So are is this boost down to the price cut or a new model?
I think it is both the price cut and a new model. Plus, Sony was not shipping ANY PS3 last month. It was sold out in many places. New model & price cut's rumor were around in Japan for past 2-3 months, so that ppl were simply waiting for a new model.
For the last few weeks it was selling about 5,944 units and was going down. Last week it only sold 1,040.
Its probably due to the smaller model in conjunction with the nearing release of ff13. I dont follow sales much so I really cant speak on average numbers here in the US or JP.
It was selling bad. That's just idiot journalism. They ran out of stock of the older models, which is a good thing for not having old products in stock, and everyone was waiting for the new model. Sales declined for those two reasons only, which isn't a bad thing considering the PS3 has already made up those lost sales in one week. Sony was never in any trouble with the sales of PS3, this was according to plan.
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To the Disagree ChatBot ;-D i will be Playing the 'Numbers Game' a lot this and next month!!! ;-D ...Now were did i put that Calculator???...any ChatBots got a spare one??? ;-D + The PS3 'NEEDS' in Japan some RPG's??? If Micro$luts didn't take them all in the Past then the PS3 would of sold LOADS More. F-IN Micro$lags!!! :-/ Never mind, it's PayBack time;)
150K>>>>>>ep ic win!!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watc... SONY IN THE NEW SALES OF PS3SLIM \O/
sales of the PS3 will explode soon.
And now things make a quick turn around... I wonder how many of them will dare show their faces when next month's results are in?
That is so true. I'm telling ya, common sense goes a long way.
Like we did not know
wow what a great result for sony, all the hard work they have made is now starting to pull off, i just hope it keeeps on going on like this, then i will be one very happy person
A Final Fantasy XIII PS3 bundle will sure break record sales numbers when it drops later this year
Final Fantasy 7 remake (exclusive game) and a bundle will end all competition and catapult SONY to the #1 spot immediately in a short period of time. But that won't happen unless Square-Enix change management.
Tbh I think the ps3 will break those no's when 13 hits japan.
wow, worldwide it might make at least a million this past week
they may well sell more this month than the 360 all year.
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And some mini shovelware for the XBOX arcade. What an amazing console the RR060 is! (/end sarcasm).
- Great Games - Variety of game genre to choose - Massive First and Second Party support compared to their competitors - Reliable gaming system - Free online gaming Since the PS3 launched, - Continue to do firmware updates - Improving PSN - Folding, Home, Weather, etc. - Quality AAA games Yup price drop is what PS2 and Nintendo owners are waiting since last year, and Japan is the first country to show their support. Next Europe, America, Asia, and Middle East. Keep those PS3 slim coming SONY! Imagine this is all word of mouth since the PS3 price drop last week, what if they advertise the way Microsoft does?
@reservoirdog316 did u snatch one of my bubbles after i work hard as hell to get it. u noob
broke my expectations :D
It hasnt broken mine. I'm expecting around 300K this month.
Japan only? Because worldwide i'm expecting alot more
Let's see SE ignore this now. haha!
Excellent. This can only mean more JRPGS for us. I want to see SE TRY and ignore Sony now.
Don't underestimate the stupidity of SE, Wada is not in touch with reality...
then I will be very disappointed in them. 150k a week is amazing, well done Sony, well done.
You people in the media are idiots. There is no such thing as 'PS3 Slim'. Fools.
everyonein the wolrd was waiting for gamescom. that announcement set the world in motion. everywhere this is like a tidal wave people are scooping this thing up like hot cakes.
i predicted between 100-125k and its even more than that!!...werent the xbots laughing when ps3 was at the bottom last 2 weeks? they just owned themselves!
I'm ready to laugh!
damn the slim is so sexy