Sales for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 dipped in year-over-year figures in the latest U.S. retail data for Jan. NPD Group Inc. this month reported that the PS3 sold 267,000 units in Jan., down three percent from the year prior.
The PS3 has had more exclusive games, Slim, Move and better advertising than the previous year and yet sales still dropped 3% compared to the same time last year? ...
I don't get it myself.
The system is 4 years old and it's still 300 bucks at retail -- This is indication of a problem. Check computer prices for 4 year old hardware then and today. Sony needs a price drop, and not some 30 dollar one. They need to get to mass market, 199.99 price and they need to do it this year. @below Then Sony's always going to be last, and there is nothing they can do to change that. I do believe they're making profit on the ps3 now and have been for some time though.
a 199.99 ps3 price will assure that Sony will never make a profit on the system. If Sony is aiming at a 199.99 price it would have to get voted on buy the stock and shareholders where there money is involved.
they cant afford to drop the price that low right now...Sony main issue right now is collecting profit from every unit sold
Show me a computer that is off the shelf capable of 3D bluray playback for $300 since you want to drag PC's into the equation. And no I do not mean buying components and upgrading. Also a PC capable of playing modern games for $300. Also ones that can play UC3, Infamous 2, KZ3, MK9, LA Noire, oh wait, PC doesn't get those games..
it dips 3% and fan boys come out of the shadows
PS3 had more exclusives in 2010? Brand recognition popularity has shifted faster then I thought. What you said is a sign of Sony losing casual interest and market share. PS2 was so successful because Sony was able to appeal to their needs. Now that motion has won over casual vs platformers Sony is really showing how wrong they are for trying to market a causal device as hardcore with hardcore games. Most consumers willing to spend money on gaming are casual and won't be playing KZ3 with Move LMAO
WOW A 3% DECREASE FOR 1 MONTH IN THE U.S. WHAT A TERRIBLE THING. THIS MUST MEAN THAT THE PS3 IS DOING HORRIBLE WORLDWIDE.
Oh No! Not a 3% dip during the MOST important month of the year! /s
Christmas? If you wanted one you got it in December.
I think the drop comes from the Playstation's lack in bundles. If the system dropped $50, bringing it to $250 with a bundled game, Sony would get more sales in the long run, as parents buying systems for their kids would see it as a steal.
owning the most expensive console is like owning a bentley...not everyone can afford it *nose up in the air*
And will sky rocket. On the 22 of feb
90% of the time that there's an article on N4G that revolves around sales, it's one that is solely concerned with the U.S. There are other countries on planet Earth you know.
Then stay out of US websites
The US is reported on the most as they are the largest region where solid sales figures can be given (although admittedly not as well now that NPD aren't as open). Europe may be larger, but as it is fragmented it is much harder to track.
It's not like sales went down 20 percent ya know. It's only 3 percent so.....slow month maybe?
and worldwide the ps3 is still on top. Thats what matters. 1 piece of the pie is irrelevant. Its all the pieces together that matter. The ps3 has the best exclusive lineup and top sales in europe and japan that give it the edge worldwide. THATS the situation @ tinasumsum those numbers are completely false. They are made up vgchartz numbers. The ps3 continues to sell more in europe. And in total the ps3 is less than 3 million behind total.
LMAO pay attention http://www.vgchartz.com/wee... Almost every week stretching back for almost 6 months the 360 has been selling more. I don't care what you say about VGC it's better than blind faith in the almighty PS3. Tracking vs blind faith. Region: Worldwide Americas Japan EMEAA < Week Ending 12th Feb 2011 > Console Weekly (change) Total X360 197,502 (0%) 51,646,909 PS3 180,514 (-3%) 47,694,039 Make sure to look at the history box. Tracking vs Blind faith
Hey Tina you know whats more reliable?...Fiscal Reports from Microsoft and Sony because by law they can not lie to shareholders and last year Sony sold 12 million units and Microsoft sold 10 million so I'll rather use their reports than some butthurt XBOX fanboy who was booted from neogaf forums. Financials vs Tracking vs Blind Faith? Which one will you choose....
VGC is blind faith for the Xbox owners.
Lmao so whats your point?. if you like to nerd up sales so much, tell someone who has a life outside your house and see if they give a fk.
Pay attention almost every month last year Vghartz had the 360 outselling the PS3. Every month the media said that the PS3 sales are dwindling. While the mighty 360 was destroying the PS3. Yet when it was all said and done, the PS3 sold the same amount of consoles as the mighty 360 during the holidays. The best part of it all was the fact that M$ released a 360 slim, Kinect, and their franchise game Halo Reach. The 360 still got outsold by 2.3m. Vgchartz had the 360 selling 14m for 2010 but the real numbers came out and they had to change it. Vgchartz is the one with blind faith.
no one shouldquote or take VGCHARTZ numbers serios...they are never corrext just made up stuff.
You won't know if PS3 has the best lineup until the end of 2011 when all is said and done just like every year. Microsoft announces games for the year all year long at gaming events every year. The annual gold fish memory block is getting old.
ps3 has a line up, thats the difference. lbp and killzone 3 here already. 360 is just announcing games now. oh yea better get really excited for that lmao.
Ummm, no. It's a fact that the PS3 has the best line up of exclusives in 2011. I've never seen such an amazing list of quality exclusives for one year. http://blog.us.playstation.... Anything Microsoft announces this year will most likely come out in 2012. All Microsoft has the year is Gears 3, Forza 4, Halo remake, some new ips that won't be good enough to get sequels and some Kinect games.
so how are those multiplatforms working out for you? You're still claiming them like they're exclusives?
You have serious issues. Did Sony kill your dog or something? VGC is crap and most of us agree whether PS3 or 360 owners. Only desperate fanboys jump behind VGC's skirts to try and defend their console. They pull figures out of their @$$es constantly
blah, blah, blah, US this US that, blah blah, blah..Sony still outsold XBOX worldwide last year by 2 million units and its going to outsell it again this year. And Why doesn't anyone ever bring up Nintendo when talking about console sells? We all know this is a race for second place.....
@ bait Sony will take the from 360 you know this. Maybe if M$ drops the price of 360 to 1 yen in japan it will sale. Guess we better wait until the 2011 Tokyo Game Show.
idiots of course sales have dropped since last january ps3 slim was only 3-4 months on market with price drop from 400$ to 300$. i think 3% decline is pretty good
all dis sites are stupid, did Sony give dem their sale data for January? no, then why assume ps3 sales dipped in January
A 3 percent drop? DOOOOOOOMED!
obviously its written for u.s by u.s. you wont hear the bad news of 360's in japan unless you were living in japan. we wont read everything in a newspaper just the important shit. this 3% dip isnt important.
Sony need's to suck it up and do a price drop . And the $20 price drop won't cut it, IMO a $50 would give them a chance against the cheaper consoles . If not PS3 will stay in 3rd place,dont get me wrong,the PS3 is the best and strongest console to date,but it is still OVER PRICED at $299.99 ....
Best Console Eveer!
umm isn't January a slow retail month globally, a lot of people get into serious debt during festive season and January/February are generally tough, and people have less cash to spend on luxuries. That's my opinion
Worldwide the PS3 is still dominating. Keep grasping at straws please...
Hehe. PS3 is still the same price from last year when the PS3 slim was introduced WITH the price drop. The release of the with the drop to 299 skyrocketed sales of PS3 last hoilday season. In any case 3% drop is very small.
So all those B-rated exclusives that sony have are really making an impact on the world's largest market. Like NO impact at all!
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