Sony Corp said on Thursday it sold 6.5 million units of its flagship PlayStation 3 game console in the three months ended on Dec. 31, up from 4.5 million units in the same period a year earlier.
It won't be long now for it to become the #1 HD console worldwide with these kind of sales
Now where's that fanboy that pmed me and called me delusional? I told you so!
That puts VGChatz 2 million units behind. Furthering my point that they are a reference and by no means represent actual numbers. @Greenringoflife: Sales are not static so your logic is completely flawed in that your assuming that the sales of the PS3 over the 360 won't go up or down. I think it's safe to say you have no knowledge of economics in any form.
oh hey Dchalfont what are you doing in an article about a system you dont own... eat crow EDIT: Aren't you the own always boasting about PC sales and their graphics like the fanboy that you are...All together now, HYPOCRITE!
Sony PS3 is behind Xbox 360 by about 6 million units right now. When PS3 came out in nov 2006 the 360 already had 5.5mil units sold So in 3 yrs sony has only caught up by 500k units, or ~170k per year So if ps3 came out the same time as 360 then it would only be ahead by 500k so at this rate, sony is gaining on MS at about 170k consoles per yr, so Sony will take the lead sometime in about 30 yrs or so good job sony keep it up
Yesterday I saw this post. http://n4g.com/industrynews... "I mean, we've got 31 million worldwide right now -- they've got 39 million. I don't even need to go out 10 years." /Peter Dille Does that mean that Sony has sold 2.5 million PS3s in one day? Wow lol!
When Halo reach drop that will push the 360 even futher away from sony sad attempts to catch up. Also whenever project natal drops that will be the final blow to sony.
That's insane. O_O
"#1 HD console" Lol, you'll do anything to say Sony is #1 at something huh?
Hate to rain on you and your PS3 buddies' parade. But Sony meanings of sold is the Same as Microsoft and Nintendo...Sold or shipped to retailers. VGchartz and NPD counts and estimate sold through to customers. http://www.gamegrep.com/ind... In the Supplemental Data [Both PDFs, JP and EN], we also get a quarter-by-quarter breakdown of hardware and software unit sales to retail, not end-user, meaning shipped for fiscal year 2006 and the first half of fiscal year 2007. This past quarter Sony has sold to retail (shipped) the following: Hardware Sales: PlayStation 2: 3.28m (previous quarter: 2.70m) PlayStation Portable: 2.58m (previous quarter: 2.14m) PlayStation 3: 1.31m (previous quarter: 0.71m) Software Sales: PlayStation 2: 38m (previous quarter: 31.1m) PlayStation Portable: 12.6m (previous quarter: 9.9m) PlayStation 3: 10.3m (previous quarter: 4.7m)
Your not raining on anyone's parade; don't put so much weight on your comments. But thanks for calling me on that, a bit of a mental laps on my part.
my guess is he probably f*cked up. Here's sony's official reports saying they've sold 27 million as of the 30th of September. http://news.spong.com/artic... Add that to this topic and tada!
@GreenRingOfLife do you just make numbers up as you go along? http://vgchartz.com/hwlaunc... PS3 worldwide sales are behind but looking at the selling rate on there compared to 360 it wont be long before it catches up. Only 6 million behind too and since every quarter Sony catches up by 1.5million it should be caught up by the end of this year.
you need to get the hell out of these articles and stop trolling man. I'm tired of seeing your tired a$$ washed up John Laroquette staring at me with that cancer stick as you have a solo party about your damn PC and Wii. It is well known around what the wii sales are in conjunction with "this generation" of consoles, it is also well known around here that the wii is a last generation console with some "this generation" add-on innovation and is not lauded about in serious discussions about graphics, content, and power. Yes, the wii has sold a lot, but at what cost? They have lost the lot of hardcore gamers for the sake of therapeutic rebounds across the country all i can say is that you roam PS3 sites incessantly charging SNE with nothing but lies and motives that ::whispers:: only you are aware of right ?
Is that it?, you think calling the Wii a last gen console is offensive to me?, I don't own one, I traded it because I hated it. Quality is subjective, the fact remains that you and the other mindless marketing tools drone on about sales while the PS3 will only hope for second at best. Besides, why do you care about sales, I'm yet to have someone answer me with a justification for the immature console war you have going on. Just because I hate the Sony people on here does not mean I hate Sony. I have no 'agenda'. I just think pathetic people who willingly participate in marketing games are deluded, especially you. Answer the question: why do you care about sales?
I agree, I have no idea why people get so rabid about sales so much. It's not like you see Samsung and Panasonic fans arguing over who sold most DVD players! However, I do have a vague interest in sales because they are interesting for gauging the market. For example, 360 has sold more in US than other territories - so I'm interested in how that is impacting game development (i.e. are we seeing more western shooters because of particular territory dominance). Also, the volumes of consoles selling in the West, compared to East is definitely influencing Japanese devlopment for better/worse - such as SquareEnix making much more western-centric games. Which I feel is ridiculous because the whole reason SE became popular is because their games were NOT Westernised! And of course the bottom line is that the more consoles sold, the more developers are attracted, and the more money is potentially available for reinsventment in to even better games. So I don't really care who is 'winning', and really don't care for this whole e-peen waving, but sales have a direct influence on the type of games I am going to see in the future, so I'm not going to dismiss the importance of sales.
Second place console this gen by 2011. First place console this gen by 2013 World domination and finds the cure for cancer - 2015. Bookmark and get back to me folks.
"It's not like you see Samsung and Panasonic fans arguing over who sold most DVD players!" Well in all fairness to the people who do find themselves vested in the console war competition of popularity/sales/whatever, Samsung and Panasonic DVD players both play DVD's, and nothing more, so it doesn't matter to anybody that owns one or the other which is doing better because once they've bought their player, it's still going to get all the DVD's that ever come out and be able to play them. A better comparison is sports teams. Yes, people have bitter rivalries and arguments and fanboyism over their favorite sports teams, just as they do with video game consoles. In video games, I think the perception is that if you bought one console or for whatever reason prefer one console even if you own multiple consoles, you want to see it get the most support from game developers, and so you might find yourself rooting for it the same way you root for a sports team, because not all videogame consoles get the same support like all DVD players do. No publishers release DVD's that can only play on a Samsung DVD player, for instance, but it's extremely common for games to come out that can only play on one console, and so fans want to support their console of choice in the hopes that support for it spreads and therefore it gets the games.
I agree Callahan09; but what I was trying to get across with that comparison is that consoles are just consumer electronics - just like DVD players. Sports teams is a better analogy for the argumentative behaviour of fanboys - but at least with sports there's a human interest and proper competitive element. In consoles the fact that one console has sold more than the other is not a competition that has any bearing on the enjoyment of the product. Plus, most people will only support one team in a particular sport - whereas many gamers could (if they wanted) buy multiple consoles.
Microsoft did promise one e3 that Playstation 3 would never surpass Xbox 360 and I hope they are thinking of doing something drastic fast, because the Playstation 3 is closing the gap.
1st off dchalfont's avatar is Bill Hicks not John Laroquette. You should look him up if you don't know who he is. 2nd people do argue even more rabidly about NVidia and ATI graphics cards, also see the arguments over AMD vs Intel, PC vs MAC vs Linux, Wherever people have preferences they will argue. But in the vein of Bill Hicks: I've never seen an issue so divisive on the console war even amongst my intellectual friends. Some of my friends think that xbox fanboys are annoying idiots. Other of my friends think Microsoft is a bunch of evil fvcks.
Haha, respect. Bill would be proud.
Any person could thing that dchalfont is an xbox fanboy, but not, far from that...he's an Stockholder of everything Computer Related, that's AMD/ATI, Intel, Micro$oft, Seagate, WD, Kingston..... He probably don't own NVIDIA Stocks cuz it developed the RSX lol Seriously Pal stop with "da hate for da PS brand", cuz this is not going anywhere On-Topic Good for Sony, more people is joining to The PS3 Gaming Crew, I want this Games: Fumito Ueda Masterpiece aka TLG, Mister Kazuroni Yamauchi Real Driving Simulator aka GT5, SCEA Santa Monica GOW3... NOW! and Obviously keep making More Amazing Games Gamers FTW!!!
and the fanboys get all angry, I just watch this video and I remember how funny all this bickering is. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
is more rabid than half the people in here. He always shows up in here nowadays in articles he cares nothing about. He has trouble with the internet navigation I guess, which is funny, since all he cares about is PC usage... On topic, I'm glad to hear this, though the reason for it isn't because I have stocks in Sony or it makes me sleep at night (there are those that into this stuff, I'm not one)...The reason it's pleasing is that the more balance and the more even the two HD giants get in this (PC has no competition IMO, so I'm happy with what's coming out for mine as it is), the more fierce the pressure on each one of them. That equates to better gaming overall, more fun for gamers in the end, a more memorable gen of gaming with lasting products. The other good thing is, the more sales Sony can get, the better case they can make to bring any games over or convince new IP's to start up, etc...Since I now have a 360, it doesn't have to be stuff from there, though, but it could be remakes or games that wouldn't show up on any console anywhere just finally making their way because the user base is JUST large enough. The more successful a console is, the more software and features will come about for it. It's quite simple really, so the "you're not a stockholder, you're teh fanboyz" argument is skewed: it's not that some of us have invested money in these companies, it's that we have invested hopes of future fun. Is that so hard to get?
= 33.5 million suck it bots.
vg chatz fails again.
Everyone that's a Halo fan already HAS a 360, no one's going to get a 360 to play the 5th iteration of the title...you're an idiot if you think so. That's why Halo sales DECREASE after each installment...
Doesnt matter. Still last place.
MS will probably ban consoles once again
if Sony is quickly coming at em for market share.
They will probably ban 2 million consoles a week or two before Halo Reach comes out. And then boast about how Halo moved 2 million 360's. Shady bastards.
the best there is sony all the way thanks sony
for christmas good work sony
Since the flopbox doesn't have games, the superior PS3 is now the number one console in the world.
but when Sony says it the article is titled "Sony says..."?
sorry but .. what's your point ?!
because Sony says so
good point my friend . i think because if you read M$ name you'll have a doubt :) unlike sony
Now announce FFv13 release date!
Xbox lovers think reach will sell more consoles....Just like odst did right
I personally don`t think it will. Everybody who wanted to play Halo 3 got a 360 back in 07.
these tweeners are now ready to dropped to wii and become xbots. there will always be a market for the crapbox as well as teen flicks like twilight and backstreet boys. nothing wrong with having bad taste, blame it on the hormones.
"Sony is still clawing out from the trough of a global economic downturn that pinched the company's electronics business. It closed 18% of its plants, eliminated 20,000 jobs and overhauled its supply chain to reduce its costs by 330 billion yen." "For the full year ending March 31, Sony narrowed its loss forecast. It now expects a net loss of 70 billion yen from a previous forecast for a loss of 95 billion yen." "But PSN's ongoing free-to-play status was again brought into question recently by consumer website IGN. Sony Computer Entertainment America SVP of marketing and PSN Peter Dille stated, "Will we charge for [PSN], or why don't we charge for it? It's been our philosophy not to charge for it from launch up until now, but Kaz [Hirai, SCE CEO] recently went on the record as saying that's something we're looking at." And lastly... "One last point to consider is that even with hardware shipments up 44% over the previous December quarter, and even with PS3 having a bigger hardware base, and selling at a cheaper price PS3 software shipments only increased by 17% (47.6m/40.8m). As with Wii, and X360 these figures mean that users on average are actually buying less games than before, which is normal as consoles age. The issue for Sony is that it will be difficult to impossible to push up PS3 hardware shipments by 40-50% again this Christmas quarter - and so PS3 software shipments will likely decline. If that is the case, the PS3 software market is going to peak about ~115m games shipped in a year, less than half the PS2 peak and 50-60% of the Wii, DS, and PS1 peak for software." Sony is in trouble. Put your Fanboy Pom-Poms away. They are still bleeding money and they're taking drastic steps to stop the bleeding. NO ONE CARES ABOUT PLAYSTATION 3. Still. Sorry.
Haven't seen you in a while, how you been going mate? *cracks Truth a beer*
you're as defunct as your 360 console!
Poor sad sales troll. He can't get any trolliness from the sales because the brave knights are burying his caves with PS3 rocks. 120,000 more consoles in 2009, TheTruth - FACT.
No one reads your posts truth so you can just stop.
Microsoft claims 10m US sales in 2009 whereas NPD figures point to sales of 4.7m. ms statement “In 2009 US Xbox 360 console sales topped 10m units, with more than 1.3m sold in December, contributing to a worldwide Xbox 360 install base of 39m.” ms later clarified that the numbers (10 million unit) are reported to Worldwide sales. 5,3 million unit saled in 2009 in Europe, Australia and Asia? more than US market? is only a matter of time ,and the gap is less than expected.
its funny how you keep posting these "nobody cares about ps3 comments" but everytime you post them it happens to be in an article about the ps3 selling and closing the gap lol... the more you comment tha noone cares..the more ps3s are being sold...and its eating you up inside
Then it come to the ps3 next month. It's more if shooting game than rpg.
Really, it's the first shooting game i've ever played where you don't need to fire a single shot in order to finish the game. It's also the first shooter i've ever played where you have dialogue trees etc etc, Maybe it's just because i've played the game that gives me that biosed perspective, unlike you're objective opinion. :D
MGS4 can be beaten without shooting/killing anyone.
lol wtf mass effect 2 is great, bioware made an epic game, upgrade your pc, 9600gt would cost you 60 bucks and will run at high. everyone needs to play ME2.
graphically, this game is not impressive. weird lighting, low textures and jaggies everywhere. i bet it's on the outdated unreal engine.
"Really, it's the *first shooting game i've ever played where you don't need to fire a single shot in order to finish the game* It's also the first shooter i've ever played where you have dialogue trees etc etc," What the hell are you high off of
@dchalfont I thought you didn't troll PS3 articles. Yet here you are.
i can only see a lot of jelous xbox fanboys in here, so keep it up guys, continue the trolling, you can say all the bs you want. call me when u feel prepared to face reality.
"call me when u feel prepared to face reality." Someone is angry
don't get all high an mighty... a battle won isn't a war won
2009 Fiscal Year Breakdown: millions Personnel Computer: 257.1 (global) Graphics cards: 97.8 (desktop only) Netbooks: 22 (world wide) Laptops: 61.1 (United States) Sony PS2: 5.6 Sony PS3: 10.8 Nintendo Wii: 17.0 Microsoft Xbox 360: 8.5 The most impressive number on this list is the 10 year old PS2 sold 5.6 million units. If just every PC owner that bought a new PC in 2009 bought just one game that would equal more games sold than all console game sells combined in 2009 If 1 game was bought for every PC in the world your looking at over 1.3 Billion games sold. bu bu bu Pc gaming is dead. Sure is and 97.8 million people bought a Desktop graphics card in 2009 and for what?...... I don't know? LOL
how sad...looks like both sides of this console war has multiple accounts to blast each other with...I dont know if this is sad or silly...look at yourselves..You take at least a hour between logging onto another computer...and changing your ips....so much effort to make each other look dumb...wasting that time that could be spent playing your console of choice...
Well, IDK about whether everyone could be gaming instead(I couldn't right now as I'm not at home and I imagine a lot of us sneak here \and other sites in free collge and work moments, no?)but I totally take your point. And it's not silly and is sad. We need to stop berating each other(*for what sin? Buying a different console? Really?)and stand together so we all stop gettimng ripped off by the industry we all keep going with OUR money and noone else's. You thnk the industry doesn't fuel this BS, feed off it and use it to get it's negfarious schemes past us all? Just look at what Acti pulled off with MW and tell me that again.Fanboy wars are making gaming a crappier place all the time, it weakens our community and makes us eay to con and control It MUST stop.So, yes, SAD.
Wow! look at all these buttplugged xbro's! I thought you guys never trolled or something like that?
@ GreenRingofLife / Bungie: I can smell your fear from here. You reek.
I'm a little confused on the numbers here. Back in September, Sony announced that they had sold 27 million PS3s. An article that was published yesterday: http://n4g.com/industrynews... states: "We can be passionate fans, but I don't think they'll be around in 10 years so I'm very confident we'll pass them within that time frame. I mean, we've got 31 million worldwide right now -- they've got 39 million. I don't even need to go out 10 years." Then, this article, which comes out in less than 24 hours states that they've sold 6.5 million units. 27 + 6.5 = 33.5 Which one is it? 31 million, or 33.5 million? Either way, it's great numbers. But I'm still a little baffled at it all.
the interview was probably taken 15 days or a week earlier. it just got published day before yesterday. so this is the new sale number this is - the complete official number.
That would mean the PS3 sold 2.5 million in 15 days. Is that even possible? I'm not flaming or anything. I'm actually just trying to resolve this a bit.