Sony: PS3 Now the "De Facto" Purchase

Console manufacturer Sony reckons its PlayStation 3 has now become the "de facto" purchase following a "slow burn" at the start of its life.

The "entry level hardware price point" and the launch of the PS3 Slim are the main reasons for the PS3's resurgence, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe president Andrew House told Eurogamer.

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NYC_Gamer2983d ago

yes...if you like exclusives/features

cobraagent2983d ago (Edited 2983d ago )

this November

GWAVE2983d ago (Edited 2983d ago )

Just look at what games are offered by the PS3. Gamers are really choosing to ignore a TON of AAA, diverse, well-made games across all genres by ignoring the PS3. It simply doesn't make sense, because you can't get those games on any platform except the PS3.

ChozenWoan2983d ago

... it's been the "De Facto" Console for enlightened minds.

OK so I let a little bit of my inner FB out in that statement. Plz don't kill me.

vsr2983d ago (Edited 2983d ago )

You can rent those consoles to play few specific games

DasBunker2983d ago

its been the "De Facto" purchase for me since day 1.

Cold 20002983d ago (Edited 2983d ago )

"Sony: PS3 Now the "De Facto" Purchase"

Thats the public to choose, not Sony.

Sales say the opposite for the moment.

@below: They've have been beaten by the 360 in USA and UK pretty much since forever. So I guess "de facto" doesnt apply to almost half the video game market of the world ??
Moreover they are being outsold WORLDWIDE since the 360s launched. So once again they're wrong.
And if it was "de facto" they wouldnt be head to head with MS but WAY ahead of the 360.

So in other words ----> BS.

talltony2983d ago

how do sales say the opposite!???

StbI9902983d ago (Edited 2983d ago )

Actually if the public doesn't choose the ps3 as "De Facto" console is because the public is rather stupid and ignorant, thank you.

Just...More "Games" to look at, more "exclusive" to love at..., and more "features" to appreciate at...oh you!

Imperator2983d ago

The Ps3 has outsold the 360 EVERY year since it's release, FACT. The only reason the 360 still has a small lead is becuase of the one year head start, FACT.

ExplosionSauce2983d ago (Edited 2983d ago )

You're using short term memory there, lol.
PS3 has been doing really well and selling quickly over the years. There's nothing wrong with what Sony saying here. It's not like they're taking hits or talking crap.

I don't think Cold 2000 understands that the PS3 actually sells a little faster than 360 WORLDWIDE.
Don't get me wrong, the 360 is doing great as well and I've enjoyed it. But the PS3 really is closing the gap.
All you have to do is look at the initial numbers from the PS3's launch and now.

@Strikepackage bellow
I can tell you're a fanboy from your last paragraph alone.
Yyou consider the Wii and PS3 just niche machines and the 360 as the only system for gamers.

You buy 360 for games? And you don't do the same for PS3? or Wii?
Guess what. I bought a 360, but I also bought Wii for games, not motion controls and I bought a PS3, not for Blu-ray, but for a myriad of games as well.
In other words

Strikepackage Bravo2983d ago

Still being raped in sales in USA, Canada, UK, Mexico to name a few.

Still in 3rd place world wide, even if PS3 WAS outselling 360 on a month to month basis world wide, it was not by enuff to get it out of 3rd place.

The exclusives dont matter because they are not exclusives that enuff people want, hence games like Halo and Gears outsell games like Killzone and LBP, and Heavy Rain.

The features mean nothing because they are not features that people want, in fact the features that people actually want Sony continues to ignore, and not bother to implement.

PS3 IS NOT de facto and most likely never will be, if you are a gamer, and not a fanboy, 360 is De Facto, Wii and PS3 are niche machines. You buy Wii for motion control, PS3 for Uncharted and bluray, and 360 for gaming, period.

Redrum0592983d ago (Edited 2983d ago )

halo and gears sell more then lbp, heavyrain and killzone2 because halo and gears are the only worth while exclusives there were for the 360 (i'd include ME2 but times have changed lol).
if it werent for the year(10mil) headstart and the million console bans (b4 CODmw2 release), the ps3 wouldve passed up 360 in sales a long time ago bud.

Persistantthug2983d ago

Since sales is the heart of your argument-theory...

Wii is DE FACTO.

Less Hypocrisy and spin please...

thanks :)

hallz9072983d ago (Edited 2983d ago )

Bears eat beets...

Battlestar Galactica...

aceofspades2983d ago (Edited 2983d ago )

ps3 is an amazing system, in my "personal opinion" no system comes close.

cmrbe2983d ago (Edited 2983d ago )

has been outselling the X360 year to year since it was released right?.

You kids never ceased to amaze me.

Rape in sales in NA?. lol. 4 months Sales in Japan for the PS3 makes up the difference in NA for the whole year.

Check Media Create and NPD numbers you idiot.

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phatak2983d ago

1. dead space 2 with extraction
2. portal 2 with steamworks.
3. mortal combat 3d
4. killzone 3
5. final fantasy 14
6. final fantasy vs 13
7. yakuza 4
8. journey
9. infamous 2
10. twisted metal ps3.
11. heroes on the move
12. sorcery
13. the last guardian
14. motorstorm apocalypse
15.resistance 3
16. ratchet and clank 4 one
17. socom 4
18. agent
1. gears of war 3
2. forza with kinect
3. codename kingdoms wars kinect
btw i had 3 xboxes that ha red ring and have had 5 discs scratched .

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cmrbe2983d ago

PS3 has been an will continue to outsell the x360 worldwide. What does this you don't understand?.

X360 will easily equal 5.5 million worldwide in then next 4 months?. What about the PS3?. Do you think Sony will not move another single PS3 till then?.

lol!. You really are a f#cking idiot. So what will move those 5.5 million x360?. Halo Reach and Kinetic?. LMAO!!!!!.

Virturally everyone that wanted Halo Reach would have a x360 right now because of Halo 3, Halo wars and Halo ODST. Do you f*cking honestly believe Reach will move 5.5 million x360 in the next 4 months?. LMAO!!!.

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Tito082983d ago

Oh ok, so if that's the case that the 360 being outselling the PS3 since forever how come the gap is now 3 million?????

edgeofblade2983d ago

Silly fanboys. Do you really want to highlight that Microsoft has had a year headstart? I tend to see that as a POSITIVE for Sony.

Both companies made their decisions, Microsoft to rush a console out, and Sony decided to wait a year. Now, look what that bought Microsoft: a few million lead, a chronically broken set of hardware, and a $1 billion pre-tax charge to fix it. Look at what that bought Sony: stable hardware with an extra year to develop the tech for the Cell and Blu-ray.

Who really won out on that decision?

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Imperator2983d ago

If you call yourself a real gamer then you have to own a PS3. It's the only way to get the GOTY for 2008, 2009, and probably 2010. Seriously, missing out genre-creating, ground breaking games is not an option.

ExplosionSauce2983d ago

I agree that the PS3 is a true must-have. It's pretty beast and hasn't let me down. But maybe it's not the only system to have.
All systems are great... pretty much.

Christopher2983d ago

I've always felt that the PS3 was a good purchase. I own two of them for that reason alone. But, honestly, coming out with a statement like this at this time? It's just kind of a 'really, it only took four years' type of thing when Sony's previous consoles were pretty much the de facto options right out of the gate.

This generation of Sony's console definitely shows how Microsoft has been able to slow them down and it's great to see the competition between these two companies. I don't think there's a 'de facto' console between them, but their primary selling points are really good and are pushing the gaming and media capabilities of our generation further.

candystop2983d ago (Edited 2983d ago )

Only a fool would look at the PS3 as the defacto console. This generation is done for Sony and if this holiday 360 kills it even after this last leap of "SOny" faith I think you guys should shut it. It's getting old already having to hear all the excuses. So if PS2 had of launched when Xbox did then I'm sure it would have never sold so much based on the way you guys are saying it. 360 is where it's at and the only place you will get to enjoy gaming at it's best. You bitter chimps should leave gaming this gen and come back when you can actually back your claims.

Edit;o Where gaming's at sauce face.

Yeah but where not talking about the Wii are we? Face it SOny's reign of dominance has been taking by 360 and Wii since you want to bring it up.
The point is we can all spin this into an I was out first advantage battle but Sony and it's fanboys said PS3 would out sell 360 years ago and it hasn't. maybe just maybe people are buying more 360's because PS3 is not the defacto console.

ExplosionSauce2983d ago (Edited 2983d ago )

"The 360 is where it's at"

-Where what's at?

Why would Sony quit this gen at all? They've sold 38 Million PS3s worldwide so far. That's pretty damn good.
PS3 is only about 3 or 4 mil away from 360. So going by your logic, Microsoft should have quit a long time ago since the 360 is like 30 Mil away from the Wii.

DigitalRaptor2983d ago (Edited 2983d ago )

Are you f*ckin serious? This generation is done for Sony?

Looking forward... this generation is more over for MS than Sony.

This holiday kills it? MS have Halo: Reach and Fable 3. Sony have GT5 and LittleBigPlanet 2. These games are as anticipated as each other and all will do well on each platform.

Sony currently has heaps of great highly-acclaimed exclusive games, and a library worth shouting about. Going into 2011, Sony is offering TONS more of that. They are serious about PS Move and 3D gaming, actually applying it to their biggest games. Sony are putting out more and more great exclusives, for the gamers.

Whilst the 360 is offering like 2-3 exclusives, and Kinect has Microsoft distracted. Take a look again, the Xbox brand is losing it's focus and direction with Kinect.

If you call yourself a gamer, you would realise that this gen is far from done for Sony, and that MS only have Kinect left. After Halo Reach and Gears of War 3, what exciting new core games are MS offering to the core consumer?

And if you'd notice, the 360 has already been at a mass market price for years now. The PS3 is yet to go down in price, and believe me another price cut will boost the PS3, yet again, like $299 did.

"360 is where it's at and the only place you will get to enjoy gaming at it's best."

You're clearly more fanboy than gamer. Such a pathetic fanboy statement. Why is it you say that? Because of cross-game chat? and Halo? and Gears of War? Justify yourself please.

Such terrible ignorance, and denial. It's a shame people like yourself actually believe what it is you're saying.

n4gno2983d ago

Pathetic fanboyz in denial like candystop, always lying, living in opposite world have more than one bubble, only because others blind fanboyz and multi-account give them automatic positive bubble fior their lies..

uggly propaganda.

candystop2983d ago

You guys are pathetically blind if you think for 1 sec that Sony (the 3rd place champion) has a chance this generation. No point in debating this because you all know Sony's lost. here we are in 2010 and you fools as usual want to try and talk about next year over and over again every year. It's over...Sony's lost...Deal with it!!

Tito082983d ago (Edited 2983d ago )

Where's the RROD, E74 and Disc scratch???? oh yeah, is on the 360!!!!!

Don't say Sony can't stand a chance because that 3 million gap is already proving what could be possible, that 1 year advantage by MS kept em ahead, but if they were released at the same time, I think Sony would be ahead of MS!!!!

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jakethesnake2982d ago

Just a misuse of the phrase 'de facto'. 'De facto' usually refers to market dominance. This is not meant to hate on the PS3 in any way, but to say that you have achieved market dominance when you have sold almost half of what the wii has and still aren't outselling it is ridiculous. It is definitely experiencing a resurgence, but has not achieved market dominance. Over sensationalized statement.

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Philaroni2983d ago

Well they come a long way since the PS3 launch, they had it right when they said after th slim and price cut and new marketing everything changed for them. I'd say for most gamers the PS3 is the #1 option atm. The only thing they need to work on is improving the PSN and community aspects of the PS3. I hope to see them put there attention on that. They have the games and right price point and good 3rd party support.

Fireseed2983d ago (Edited 2983d ago )

I know right I love my PS3 me and my friends play Halo, and Gears of War all night on it. And once they leave I play Limbo or try and finish Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Oh wait I forgot that's why I have the PS3 the 360 and the Wii, cause you know somethings not "De Facto" until it has literally everything. But you know what system does?

That's right not a single fucking one :D

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