"Demand for Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 held strong at Amazon.com this week in year-end sales movement at the retailer. On Thurs., the PS3 120GB SKU held a 281 percent sales increase to rank at No. 22 in Amazon's Video Games division."
Here's a link to Amazon's "VideoGame BestSellers". http://www.amazon.com/gp/be... PS3 Supporters claim that they had this MONSTER 2009. I think it was like being "Valedictorian at Night School" because Microsoft and Nintendo held back titles on purpose. But I digress... Scroll down the list and tell me how long it takes you to get to an exclusive PS3 title. Takes a while, huh? In the "Year of the PS3"? Wow. Your cloaked attempts at showing the public that people care about the PS3 is depressing. NO ONE CARES ABOUT THE PS3 AS A GAMING MACHINE. IT'S A BLURAY PLAYER. POST GAME RANKINGS. THIS IS A "GAMING SITE". HOW MANY PEOPLE BUY THE HARDWARE IS OF ZERO IMPORTANCE. I'M STILL WAITING FOR PS3 FANS TO POST A STORY ON THE POSITIVE PERFORMANCE OF AN EXCLUSIVE TITLE. YOU'LL POST THAT RIGHT AFTER THIS ONE. RIGHT PS3 FANS? RIGHT? HELLO? (crickets) Sad.
Here's the latest worldwide sales from VGChartz: http://vgchartz.com/weekly.... "Number 1: PS3 Final Fantasy XIII 1,508,558"
Uncharted 2. GOTY. Yeah. Cry.
Keep in mind that I made this list in mid to late October, so the numbers have changed a bit, but they are not significantly different. But these are all of the BEST OF THE BEST games that were released in 2009 throughout 2009 up until mid to late October --Resident Evil 5, PS3: 2.47m.....XBOX 360: 2.35m --Street Fighter IV, PS3: 1.40m.....XBOX 360: 1.25m --BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, PS3: 0.20m...XBOX 360: 0.14m --Batman: Arkham Asylum, PS3: 1.07m.....XBOX 360: 0.92m --NHL 10, PS3 0.11m..... XBOX 360: 0.16m --FIFA Soccer 10, PS3: 0.78m.....XBOX 360: 0.57m --The Beatles: Rock Band, PS3: 0.27m.....XBOX 360: 0.45m I made this comment post because you seem to have a misconception that "NO ONE CARES ABOUT THE PS3 AS A GAMING MACHINE".... Obviously that isn't true. And since your name is "TheTruth2009"....I thought you might want to actually see the truth, so you can correct yourself. I'll send you a PM so that you don't miss it, ok. Take care, TheTruth2009.
I could care less how much PS3 sells, all I know is the PS3 has the most value per dollar spent on it than the other two consoles available. With KZ2, InFamous, Demon's Souls, Ratchet & Clank & Uncharted 2 all being released in 2009 and a very strong lineup in place from Jan - Apr with Modnation Racers, White Knight Chronicles, Heavy Rain, God Of War 3 & Gran Turismo 5. It's not PS3 supporters trying to claim we had a monstrous 2009. The gaming media has said it for us. All the major video game media outlets that don't have Xbox or 360 in their name has given their "Best Of Award" to a PS3 exclusive. From the VGA to IGN to Gamespot. Where can you prove Nintendo and Microsoft held games back on purpose? Super Mario Bros. Wii says Hi so does Halo:ODST. "I'M STILL WAITING FOR PS3 FANS TO POST A STORY ON THE POSITIVE PERFORMANCE OF AN EXCLUSIVE TITLE. YOU'LL POST THAT RIGHT AFTER THIS ONE. RIGHT PS3 FANS? RIGHT? HELLO?" For the past 2 weeks on N4G you've seen PS3 exclusives such as Uncharted 2 & Demon's Souls win Console Game of the Year awards. Sony announced Infamous a Single Player Only Exclusive selling around 1.2 Million copies as of Oct.2009 weeks ago. I understand your anger for the Amazon article, probably because you haven't been able to purchase a PS3 because they have been sold out the past couple of weeks on Amazon...
TheJoke2009 got pawned again like a little girl... :D Awww poor thing. :(
--Resident Evil 5, PS3: 2.47m.....XBOX 360: 2.35m (PS3 Wins) --Street Fighter IV, PS3: 1.40m.....XBOX 360: 1.25m (PS3 Wins) --BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, PS3: 0.20m...XBOX 360: 0.14m (PS3 Wins) --Batman: Arkham Asylum, PS3: 1.07m.....XBOX 360: 0.92m (PS3 Wins) --NHL 10, PS3 0.11m..... XBOX 360: 0.16m (360 Wins) --FIFA Soccer 10, PS3: 0.78m.....XBOX 360: 0.57m (PS3 Wins) --The Beatles: Rock Band, PS3: 0.27m.....XBOX 360: 0.45m (360 Wins) So out of 7 titles the PS3 has 5 games that have sold slightly better on the PS3 while 360 has 2 games that have sold slightly better on the 360. Now with the data shown...do you see a correlation? If not let be oblige. Resident Evil 5 (PS3) was released before the 360 version in Japan. Street Fighter IV was released in the arcade in Japan and not NA, so PS3 owners purchased the game on the PS3 as the PS3 is the dominant console in Japan. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigge - Japanese Anime fighting game, again sold most units in Japan where PS3 is dominant. Batman: Arkham Asylum - Had the JOKER as an exclusive character, so for the same price as the 360 version, you got exclusive content, to multi-console owners, this was a no-brainer. NHL 10 - NHL is only in the NA so obviously it will sell better on the dominant console in NA. The Beatles: Rock Band - Again, exclusive content for this game was available for 360 buyers thus why it sold better on the 360. -FIFA Soccer 10 - Soccer is much larger in Europe than it is in NA, so most of the sales came from Europe. Certain sports apply to certain countries ie. NHL 10 and how pro NA the game is. So as we can see 3 games were highly Japanese orientated. 1 had exclusive content, and the other is an area more pro for that certain sport. The list was rather small and i would say cherry-picked to help your argument. Picking 2 games from Capcom, 1 anime game, 1 game at the same price but with exclusive content and then a European game where the sport is dominant. How about this list with some of the most anticipated titles and reviews? Fallout 3....PS3:1.82 mil.....360:2.82 mil (360 Wins) Madden 10....PS3:1.43 mil.....360:1.89 mil (360 Wins) Call of duty 4....PS3: 4.87 mil.....360: 8.04 mil (360 Wins) Modern Warfare 2.....PS3: 5.28 mil.....360: 7.83 mil (360 Wins) Borderlands......PS3: 0.40 mil......360: 1.13 mil (360 Wins) Fight Night Round 4....PS3: 0.86 mil.....360: 1.00 (360 Wins) Assassin's Creed II....PS3: 2.38......360: 2.38 mil (360 Wins) Grand Theft Auto 4...PS3: 6.09 mil....360: 7.46 Mil (360 Wins) Dead Space.....PS3: 0.82 mil.......360; 0.88 (360 Wins) Soul Calibur 4.....PS3: 1.08 mil......360: 1.34 mil (360 Wins) and the list goes on and on and on. Clearly the majority of Multi-plat games sell better on the 360. @GrandTheftStreetcar - What a REALLY stupid comment there bro. It's a Final Fantasy game and is EXCLUSIVE to the PS3 in JAPAN where it was just released 5 months before the release in NA.
"Assassin's Creed II....PS3: 2.38......360: 2.38 mil (360 Wins)" Nice self ownage. lol
"@GrandTheftStreetcar - What a REALLY stupid comment there bro. It's a Final Fantasy game and is EXCLUSIVE to the PS3 in JAPAN where it was just released 5 months before the release in NA." TheTruth2009 asked: "Scroll down the list and tell me how long it takes you to get to an exclusive PS3 title." Final Fantasy IS PS3 exclusive and that's why I posted that link.
I think you ment Assassin's Creed II....PS3: 2.11......360: 2.38 mil (360 Wins) http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... If you are going to make a point...make sure you pay more attention to what you are typing. Although clearly a mistake, some less than intelligent people may not see that you actually gave undeserved credit where it should not have been and use terms like "self ownage". @ CernaML - I found it funny that you called him out on that, yet when i looked up the info, the total sales for the PS3 were lower than what he put....and you say "self ownage". LOL Did you even follow up on his claims before you said "self ownage"? Cause it doesn't seem like you did. Had you done that, you would have seen he gave more credit to the amount of sales of Assassins creed 2 for the PS3 than what should have been. Had you not said anything, i wouldn't have noticed and thought...hey they both sold the same on each console, good for Sony.
thats all you can say to damage control?? in 2010 sony big franchises are coming and sony has 21 first party studios there are no shortages of game so stfu.
Stop hiding and answer. Are you a man or a coward?
get his bubble back? Well im taking it away again!
The PS3 has buried the 360 in Japan and will do the same in Europe when GT launches. The only place left to conquer is NA, but even if Sony looses in NA, it destroyed the 360 world wide so it doesn't really matter.
worldwide sails the 360 dont stand a chance against the PS3, BUT then again Japan and Europe don't matter cuz its all about the USA sails.
It's true that the Ps3 has buried the 360 in japan, but to be honest, Japan belongs to Nintendo. So neither Sony or MS are really doing anything significant in that region! @Gunnerforlife... Sails? Sails - The things on a ship that catch wind and helps move it. Sales or Sells - Are one of the words you were looking for.
I read that too.
The 120g PS3 was soldout at amazon for over a week! Wonder how they did this month., here in n/a.. Pretty sure they outsold the 360.,
So when 360 destroys PS3 and Wii software sales month after month it doesn't matter but when PS3 sales more consoles in Japan it's important? huh I hate to tell you guys this but from a developer stand point software sales are more important than how many consoles are sold. Your loyalty will not count for anything this gen because everybody knows where the money is at. Sure there's more 360's out there but all the way back to xbox days the console has almost always outdone playstation in software sales. Also I don't think GT will sell as well as expected upon release. Edit below: Actually the only thing sinking or sunk should I say is PS3 because it can't seem to come up and pass the 360 no matter what. It's gotten so bad to the point where they're relying on fud from fanboys and trying to act as if NA isn't important. Man how I love coming here just to read the cries of people that still can't except the fact that MS is here to stay.
Sails...oh, you admit xbox 360 is sinking
ITS GOING TO HAPPEN BECUASE ITS BEEN "HAPPENING EVER SINCE PS2'S SUCCESS, THERE IS A HIGH CHANCE I MEAN VERY """ HIGH """ CHANCE PS3 WILL TAKE OVER 360 INSTALL BASE. as with everything its going to take time
Yeah to bad the software sales isn't improving. The 360 outsold the ps3 and the wii COMBINED in the software sales in November. That says volumes right there. Can you say....ps3 is a bluray player first???? It's official. The 360 is the better gaming machine. The software sales of the 360 easily destroys the ps3's laughable software sales.
Poor grammar much?
Go look at my posts from 2 years ago, I said it clearly, when people were bashing the PS3 when its sales were lackluster, I said: "The PS3 Globally will beat the 360 over all, NA will be the only place it has a fight on its hands, but overall, it will still win this gen" Called it yearssssssssssss ago, and heres the kicker, I am not a die hard SONY fan.
Have fun playing sales while i play my AAA GOTY games... :) Dude seriously enough with the spinning in every article.
Sales are important to a certain degree. As long as a game recoups money and generates profit to generate more IPs and sequels and helps the company grow then all is good. Sure it would be nice for the Devs/Pubs to gain a 1000% profit but I'm sure around 100% is satisfying. The amount of sales has no bearing on how good a game is. I do not buy a game just because reviewers think it's amazing if I personally am not interested in it (Bayonetta) and just because a game sells 2 million in one week I don't care for means I buy it anyways. Sony is delivering the most important aspect. Games. Every year a nice diverse lineup of exclusives and multi-platform games catering to different tastes. MS is not all about hoarding their money while giving very little back to their fan base. They sure don't give too much back for such a rich company generating so much money. -Still charging for online and still no increase in dedicated servers. -How about a web browser instead of just allowing a few sites to be accessed. -Buying or creating new studios?! -Natal. Motion control camera to try and reign in Wii type gamers. Hardly for their shooter centric fan base. Nintendo is quietly raking in the real money between DS and Wii sales. I would love for Nintendo to come out with a high end HD console next gen. Since all consoles will most likely have motion controls out the box it would probably benefit them to come out with a console as powerful as the competition to get the same multi-platform games. A Nintendo like in the SNES days would be great.
yeah, the ps3 has poor software sales. Thats why so many studios are closing down, and not developing for the ps3 anymore.(sarcasm) If you look closely, the 360 GENERALLY gets more software sales on shooters only. Take a non shooter game like Assassin's Creed II for example. Sold similarly on both platforms. Pro ps3 sales articles make ps3 fanboys happy, 360 fanboys butthurt Pro 360 sales articles make 360 fanboys happy, ps3 fanboys butthurt If your either fanboy, and see an article that makes you butthurt, dont comment on the article. Because spinning the news just makes you look like butthurt fanboys.
You don't rest with your fanboy rants do you? Do you work for Sony to really care about console sales?
I would take my Uncharted 2, GOW3, LBP, MGS4, KILLZONE 2, GRAN TURISMO, MAG, VC, inFAMOUS, R&C, Demon's Soul and an endless supply of high quality games with FREE online gaming than multi-million selling crappy software HALO and crappy hardware combined with lack of exclusives and a paid subscription ANY GOD DAMN DAY :) I have said this before and I'll say it again. SALES DO MATTER but not to me. It must matter to Sony but I am not Sony man. Sony doesn't pay me to buy their games. My high quality entertainment priority comes first and that's what matters to me. I am getting what I want from SONY (I own an X360 too btw) and I am happy with that. Do I care if there are like 10 million more people playing the same game? Answer: OH HELL NO!!
Bu bu bu bluray will loose PS3 is doomed Killzone can't exist...etc and now, the new one : "Yeah to bad the software sales isn't improving" fans in denial don't want to know that sales are very good worlwide, they prefer to only knows (and repeat like parrots) that uncharted, in us, don't sales more than halo (don't ask them about forza or fable, they don't want to know too, rumor&lie's world is so peacefull for their troubled mind)
PS3 is selling out everywhere...
Ah, STREWTH2009, like King Canute, emerging from his hole to hold up his hand and squeal "back, back I say" at the incoming tide of good news regarding the PS3. I'm still waiting for him to remind me which 360 game without GEARS or HALO in it's title performed above his "flop" standards. Still waiting... Hello?
The only thing saving the xbox 360 is the year head start.
At this point that is really the only reason the 360 has such a lead over the PS3. Well that and the ridiculous launch price of the PS3. Also don't forget that it would have been 18 months head start in some areas as the PS3 release in Europe was 6 months after the US release.
People are demand PS3 consoles and 2010 is here I told you guys when 2010 gets here a lot of people are going to be buying PS3 all over the world and its happening right now so its truly is a Happy New Years Revolution.
Sure will be funny if the 360 beats the PS3 again this month
Don't worry about that. The 360 isn't going to outsell the PS3 again any time soon. It has a strong possibility of doing it when Halo: Reach comes out...but even then, we don't know what's coming out for the PS3 in late 2010. My "guess"? Really good stuff. : ) Yes, I put guess in quotations on purpose. You'll see.
You know what will be more funny? :) If the PS3 passed the 360 in total sales worldwide which is gonna happen if this keeps up... :) So when you guys gonna accept the fact that NPD =/= the world?
Microsoft has some pretty good exclusives coming out next year so it will all be down to the marketing. They might want to start....now! The PS3 also has some great titles with the potential to move units, Quantic Dream alone has a fanbase of mostly PC gamers who would be excellent candidates for a PS3 come Heavy Rain. This die hard audience isn't huge of course but still big enough to move a decent amount of units. The same applies to the Remedy crowd for Alan Wake now that it is a 360 exclusive, not huge but still enough to move a decent number. November 2009 was a funny month, I and many others were expected the PS3 to outsell the 360, December will be interesting. Sony really lucked out with Blu Ray this generation since it is guaranteed to move units, I and almost everyone else into technology would recommend a PS3 if someone needed a Blu Ray player. The Xbox 360 could have made a good internal HD DVD player but I guess at this point the Arcade is the go to place for your DVD playback needs. :p
Yeah, I agree. The thing is, Sony has more in-house support than MS. I mean A LOT more! MS, as a company, has the ability to do pretty much anything they want. The Xbox division is limited. They got a one-up on Sony...and got lucky that Sony's focus was off at the beginning of the generation. Sony is a vast company, however. When one wing of the company isn't doing well, they fire someone and make sure it gets back on track. Why do you think they've been so successful for so long?
As it leaves out Walmart and Amazon, which combined surely do a significant percentage of total sales
Leon: You have a point, Microsoft made a huge mistake this generation by centralizing MGS to just a few studios by shutting down studios and moving some people into different teams within MGS. FASA, Digital Anvil, etc were working on a few projects which were leaked out in recent years, those definitly could have done wonders to the 360 and even PC. It's a pipe dream but maybe one day Microsoft can get their sh** together, reopen those studios, move as many people back as they can, and move on from there. :p kneon: Depends for Amazon, some of their stock comes from places like Target, Best Buy, etc while other stuff comes from Amazon themselves. It tells you where your order is coming from underneath the In Stock thing. Shadowrun on the 360 for instance has "Sold by NYC Electronics and Fulfilled by Amazon." http://www.amazon.com/Shado... While the PC version has, "Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available." http://www.amazon.com/Shado... So basically a fraction of the sales are counted in NPD but not the majority, depending on who is handling the sales for Amazon.
hey you know what will be funnier? if all the fanboys stopped giving a sh*t about something they dont have and just be happy playing their games.
The 360 hasn't outsold the PS3 since September. Worldwide, the PS3 has been outselling the 360 on average about 400k-500k every month. With FFXIII released this month, the 360 has no chance of beating Sony.
If it's coming from best buy or target via Amazon then I expect you are right and the sale does get counted, but what about someplace like this NYC electronics? I doubt NPD gets data for all these smaller places, it's likely just the bigger ones. I've never seen any real info regarding how NPD get their numbers but I expect there is still potential for them to be far off the mark given the diversity of channels through which video games and consoles can be acquired. I think all we can really determine from their numbers is an idea of sales trends. I think only Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo know the real numbers and the rest of us are just guessing
The US or the World. How about we make a bet on that? If Sony sells more consoles worldwide than Microsoft you will demand to be banned. If Microsoft sells more consoles I'll admitt you where right this once. But oh wait World=US.
Uncharflop 2 hasnt won a single game of year award from any major site. Its the most overrated game of the year and thats about it
Spike VGA GOTY-Uncharted 2 Would've won Gametrailers if they weren't sucked of by IW Oh look G4's list http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blo... Uncharted 2 GOTY.
Mooks go back to the hole you crawled out from did your other accounts get to 1 bubble or are you coming back to this one to bubble your other one up... How many major sites gave a Xbox exclusive GOTY hasn't happen in 2 years you Muppet. Gears 2 only got 1 GOTY and that was from a xbox site every other site gave it to either LBP/MGS4 or GTAIV/Fallout 3 this year its been UC2/Demon Souls or AC2/BAA not one Xbox exclusive again hell you can't even get an exclusive for 360GOTY that's going to multiplats 2 years in a row as well.
It won 28 GOTY 2009 awards and counting.... For the record, Halo hasn't won the overall since 2004. 2 Halos in 2009, and neither won GOTY from anyone.
Fu*k off you little turd. Pointless flamebait again....
LOL look at this lil b!tch cry. Hasn't won a GOTY award from any major site...it's pretty much won GOTY awards from all sites except GT and Gamespot (which gave it to another ps3 exclusive). Only IGN and GamePro have yet to release their GOTY awards. UC2 probably won more GOTY awards this year than the entire Halo and Gears franchises combined.
OMG MoOks.. Fanboys follow like Sheep. As for Sheep? Baaa.....
Sony PS3 is starting to dominate the gaming market once again with more innovation games that will be releasing soon in 2010 so bots say good bye to Microshit xbot 360 just like the Sega Dreamcast before it.
Every store in my town is out of PS3's. Yes, even the 250 GB PS3's. When the 120 GB sold out, people got the 250 GB's really fast. It's only 50 bucks more too!!!
Its only the beginning by the end of this year the PS3 with the motion controller will outsell 360 natal between 10 or 20 million units sold worldwide watch Sony coming back its going to be like PS2 days again.
That's exactly what I'm talking about. Some guy asked about Natal today and my coworker got him all pumped for it any everything. I stood there with a grin on my face. : ) They'll see.
Last Saturday I went to Best Buy to get a second PS3 and the 299 model was sold out. So I had to get the 350 model.
Same here when I went up to best buy not to get a PS3 but the 120GB are gone everywhere I went, but there were lots of 250GB models
You might as well get another PS3. Lord knows just about every 360 owners has a couple of extra 360 lying around the house.
WOW, and that with 6 Million more 360 userbase.
The 360 does not have a 6 million userbase advantage. Alot of the shipped 360's are replacements for the broken ones and alot are for those who have been banned by piracy. I doubt even microsoft knows what it's install base is. I believe that the 360 is even with PS3 on install base at the very best, if not below for the above reasons.
1 year headstart and still fail lol. even worse is that it had a 1.4 year headstart in Europe and ps3 already caught up. ps3 outsold 360 many times even in the u.s AND it cost more too.
the whole world declares PS3 the ultimate console of choice with more chart topping AAA quality games then its weak sauce compeition.. :) PLAY B3YOND SALES!!
because I've only recently started using amazon for stuff other than books, and I can see why amazon gets big console sales, its damn useful and cheap! =D great news, means more people are gaming =D
software sales are the one's that matter- sony and MS both sell their consoles at a loss.
If you want to sell more softwares, you have to sell more hardware, simple ;) sony was doing good (best sells for several publicers) with 10 millions less consoles, now, with piracy on xbox and more ps3 on the market..i let you imagine.
I find it funny how the 360 fans have now changed it to software sales are all that matters lol it started as but ps3 has no games but once ps3 had better games it was but 360 has sold more consoles now the ps3 is kicking the 360s arse worldwide its software sales are more important you guys really dont have any where else to go now you know what on earth are you gonna use when it sells more software hmmmm but but the 720s out so its better.