Sony's TGS 2011 press conference is in full swing, and they've started with a couple encouraging sales numbers. The PS3 and PSP have sold quite well.
Excellent numbers for SONY. Keep up the great work!
Every disagree you (and I) get is from a butthurt 360 fanboy. Anyways... Congrats, Sony. You have made this gen for me.
not necessarily. ps2 has over 120 million units ahead of either competition at this time last gen so compared to ps2 ps3 isn't doing too well. Ps2 was the greatest console EVER anyone that denys this is lying to themselves.
Soif you're not doing better than the best ever, you're not doing too well? I guess everyone and everything whose second in anything sucks. Take that Titanic, you're only the 2nd highest grossing movie of all time.
Well, BathyJ, as many people are eager to say, "Sony doesn't compete with anyone but themselves." And by that metric, they're losing.
sorry qwertyz but I think PS3 is a lot better than PS2. the only reason why I still have a BC PS3 is because of Socom 2. Other than that, PS3 has a lot of great exclusives and graphics.
i think ps3 has sold more than 53 million by now because those ps3 numbers come from wiki sony have sold 51.8 million june 30th 2011
True say the Ps2 started selling like made when it hit the price the PS3 has only just now hit
Edit: Lol, nvm. These are the old numbers. Make sense since they have not given their fiscal report yet. My bad. Don't flame me. http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
Hey I'm not a xbox fanboy or anything but the numbers aren't that impressive to me. The numbers are just 'ok' And with the recent price drop, ps3 should be flying off the shelves here in america. But its not. Outside of california and ny. Rest of the 48 states seem to favor the 360 regardless of a ps3 price drop. Going on the 6th year. Ps3 only sold 51+ million. thats impressive? o_O;;
Just because xbox may outsell ps3 in the states by like 10k per week since the price cut doesnt mean ps3 is not selling well. Price matters alot in America and there is 199 dollar model for the 360. And ps3 has been consistently outselling 360 week by week world wide. And thats what matters. If the ps3 and 360 both had one model in th U.S for the same price each it would probably be dead even. As for taking 6 years to get to 52 million....well it took the first 3 years to even get the ps3 price to a normal level. That was there mistake but they will learn from it with the ps4.
Only going on the 5th year, genius.
As a console that launched with no real solid lineup, a $600 price tag, shortages, and with poor developer support, to be steadily closing the gap between it and Xbox 360 more and more by the year is doing amazing. Remember, 360 launched $200 cheaper, and was easier to make games for so the initial round of games as well as multiplatform titles heavily favored 360. Remember how bad the frame rates were on early games like Madden for PS3? We've come a long way, and PS3 has shown that it has grown into it's role as a solid competitor for the Xbox 360 quite well. Hell, even for the Wii now that it's sales have fallen. PS3 still stands a chance to come in a very respectable second place by the time all is said and done. They may not have broken records this generation, but even Wii with all of it's motion control hype and cheap price tag couldn't pull that off either. Our economy taking a huge hit can be attributed to that. So, comparing this generation directly against last gen's sales really doesn't hold up considering the different circumstances. All 3 consoles have done great sales wise. There really was no clear "failure". Even if PS3 passes up 360, it still means that a machine that has dated tech like DVD, no standard hard drive, pay to play online, and didn't even launch with features such as Wifi or HDMI built in gave the PS3 one hell of a run for it's money. PS3 still isn't ahead to this day, though it's closing the gap steadily. MS even proved it was capable of selling it's highly criticized motion controller device to the masses, and that they could use it to revive a system who's sales were beginning to slack the previous year. I think this generation has gone about as good as it could have given our economy, and that is true for all 3 platform holders. It would be interesting to see how the results would have been had they all launched at the same price and at the same time.
Kreate PS3 has been selling on average 2-3 million more per year than the 360. Get this through your thick skull, THE 360 HAD ONE YEAR on the market completely alone, ONE AND HALF YEARS in Europe. So if this number are just "ok" then you must think the 360 is doing terrible.
"Going on the 6th year. Ps3 only sold 51+ million. thats impressive? o_O;;" Coming from a 1 year delay from the 360 that has to be a record broken, I mean in all honesty if it were the PS3 with a 1 year head start MS would have been out of the console business so that is impressive yes! :0
i never talked about the sales of the 360. 360 sales isnt that impressive either. but it is impressive considering its plagued with RROD and lack of exclusives, stupid gold memberships and crap like that. just like how ps3 is impressive considering its the most expensive console out there. both ps3 and xbox sales are around 50-55 million. in this case ps3 is more impressive cuz it has a 1 year delay compare to the 360. again, looking at these numbers, i still dont think ps3 sales is all that, at least here in america. EDIT:if u are content with ur console sales at 50-55 million unit sold, thats fine.
I'm geting a little annoyed about the Americans.. Do you really think America is the Number 1 country in the world? USA= not world! Get it in your head!
They're gaming consoles they are not a product of necessity and their lifespan is short not to mention the fanbase this generation are evenly distributed between the big 3. So 50-55M are good numbers for the industry.
that's pretty good for something on this site continually refereed to as a failure
Not to mention it's their first try at handhelds AND the only handheld not to die off against Nintendo. Doubt it'll get to 100 mil but I could see the Vita doing that.
Yeah, 100 mil is still a ways off, but Sony's really making a big PSP push in Europe right now. Also, I think promoting the PSP now is a great move for securing the Vita a place in the market once it comes out. I'm sure a lot of these new PSP gamers will be looking to upgrade once they see the Vita!
Continually called a failure on this site? Yeah I'm not too sure about that. This site if anything is biased towards the PS3. Anyway, great numbers. I'm interested in seeing some more games for the Vita. I'm not usually into handhelds but the Vita has caught my attention.
not n4g in particular but a lot of the blog post and articles submitted
It failed because it's games dont sell apart from japan (need proof look at peace walker.. tut tut) and has as of this moment pretty much no dev support, guess sony isn't banking on the psp to follow sony's usual 10 year life span
Peace Walker is a DD title!(digital copy here) By that logic, all PC games don't sell! And anybody who ever heard of a Vita is gonna buy all their PSP games digitally since hearing! Even when there were just rumours, we all knew there wasn't gonna be a UMD drive in the Vita!
I'm glad Sony is doing well for themselves, especially since the earthquake. Keep up the good work guys!!
Actually I expected a little bit more PS3s sold. The number is shipped I guess (even referred as "sold" means "sold to retailer")and VGC for example has it at 52.2m sold to consumers, so it is overtracked over there.
These numbers date back to June. Did you read the article?
why so offensive? I quote the article if you like: "According to the current count, the PS3 has hit 51.8 million" I thought current count means... you know current numbers. This is not trolling, I was just wondering. Calm down guys. Where does it say June though?
These are already stated sales numbeers...not up to date. VCG changed their number to this last time and has added a bit each week to make you think they know what the hell they are doing.
ignore dirty he/she obvioulsy doesn't understand that these are old figures, and wants to believe ps3 is so very much behind, carry on dreaming is all i can say
Who's defensive? I asked a simple question. Seems like YOU need to chill out. The article speaks on old numbers (PS3 hit 51 million in June).
Shipped is sold. That goes for any manufacturer. You didn't think everyone just made their product and gave it to a distributor to hold and see if they sell did you. Distributors BUY an amount from manufactures for a discounted price and then make their profit once they sell it to consumers. Sony and nintendo and ms make their money once they ship to stores placing orders.
Fist, the term is "defensive". Obviously you intended to cause offense, seeing as how there's nothing in his comment that should leave you with the impression that he was offended! It's like your practically begging for someone to be offended! Did he lock the caps or something? Unless you're asking yourself why you're so defensive by him correcting you? Because that was the closest thing to defensiveness I saw there!
Amazing numbers! Sony ftw!
awsome thing to say Excited2play bubbles to you. think some people easyly forget things like that nice to see some who dont.
A disagree shows the ignorance.
with the price cut on the way, Sony can easily take second place this gen. Guess MS should work harder on giving out them free 360's.
we knew the 51.8 million a few months back....... these arent new numbers. remember, it was 51.8 million PS3s vs ~54.8 million 360s a fair few months ago. if 51.8 million is the CURRENT number then theyve sold barely any in the last 3-4 months, and microsoft have increased their lead to probably about 5-6 million. they havent though, as these arent the actual current sales.
ps3 52 million in 4 years=13 million per year x360 55 million in 5 years=11 million per year
55 million is still >> 52 million. Just sayin. Also 55 million > 2 X 25 million last gen. 52 million < 120 million
Good numbers and this is before the price drop
Funny, I remember on this site back in 2007 people claiming the PS3 would never hit 50million or catch up with the 360. Sony have definitely made a mistake this gen with the price point and delay - but they've built a fantastic console, and I am sure they have learned some very valuable lessons this gen. It's a bit of cyclical thing being on top of the console world. We shouldn't forget that Nintendo threw away a 90%+ lead back in the NES days. Also, past performance can not be used as a current measure. Yes the PS2 sold 120million, and had utter dominance - but I doubt that level of dominance will ever be seen again. The market has changed too much, become more competitive, and become far too fragmented. MS have gained massive market share, mainly at Sony's expense, so they will no doubt see this gen as a success. But the way the PS3 has closed the gap must raise concerns in Redmond, so I have no doubt that Microsoft's only chance to maintain or increase market share is to once again launch before Sony and throw millions of dollars in to marketing. Plus it seems people like to pick their battles - PS3 vs 360... big deal when they've both been crushed by Nintendo. PSP vs 3DS... big deal when Apple are selling iPod Touch and iPhone's like crazy. PSN vs XBLA... big deal when Facebook has hundreds of millions of users, many of which play (ridiculous) games. The face of the gaming market is changing, so these one on one battles are becoming outdated and (as always) pointless.
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