Sony has just issued its response to the March NPD sales report, and as usual there's no mention of any units sold, but rather SCEA decided to focus on how PlayStation Vita is growing.
Odd that they didn't mention PS3 whatsoever, meanwhile Xbox 360 is trouncing them...
And worldwide the 360 is getting trounced by the 3ds, wii, ps3, and psp...... @ below yep I must be a playstation fan which is why I accurately represented the worldwide figures...... When the 360 sells 80 million and 100 million units like the psp and wii have, then you can say theyve been in third place for quite some time.......
presumably you're a Playstation fan so could you possibly not represent me with that nonsense please, the 360 has been third for quite some time now, ahead of Wii and the PSP.
Why in the world are you comparing the PSP to the 360? *facepalm* And the 360 is ahead of the PS3 in total world wide sales, with the Wii obviously ahead of everyone else like it's always been.
Like I told all of you earlier "just wait until neogaf add up the numbers before to start talking smack". Neogaf just figured out the Ps3 NPD numbers going off of the MS and Nintendo report. It sold 337k, 360 was only ahead by 34k lol. Now some of you have egg on your faces. Source: http://www.neogaf.com/forum...
The NPD is not the most credible nor trusted research firm in America so you gotta take their figures with a grain of salt. The top 20 firms in the United States in 2010 were: Nielsen Kantar Group IMS Health SymphonyIRI Group Westat Arbitron Ipsos GfK USA Synovate NPD Group ICF International J. D. Power and Associates ComScore Maritz, LLC Dunnhumby Harris Interactive Abt SRBI Lieberman Research Worldwide (LRW) Market Strategies International ORC International For M$ marketing speaks for their products. For Sony products speak for their marketing. No matter what happens no Japanese company will ever beat M$ on PR wars on its home turf. M$ is a company pretty much run by the Federal Agency which control the US economy & media. They are very influential & powerful. They can make any company bend & bow at their feet. SquareEnix, Capcom, yes even Sony & Nintendo. Have you ever asked why the PS3 is always pegged at 2 million units shy of 360 figures for the longest time? In 2009 when Aaron Greenburg made THE statement "What I can tell you is we remain confident that Xbox 360 will not only outsell PS3 for the full calendar year, but for this entire generation." ... he really can back it up. Got this info right from the horse's mouth - a well known "anti-Sony journalist" here on N4G. He honestly told me that the Console Wars is a fixed wrestling match. The play is what you are actually seeing right now - M$ beating Sony in USA. You are right about worldwide sales but that is not the issue here. We all have to live with this. Don't worry too much about the stupid console wars. Trust your instinct when choosing the best product for your needs but never be a fanboy playing their war games. Just Think Win Win.
Probably because the Vita is their newest hardware launch and the PS3 wasn't their main focus this time. Don't you write for this site donnie? Don't go back to your old N4G days and start trolling. No one will take you seriously.
PS3 sales are the closest they've ever been this month. Only a ~30k gap for the month. Meanwhile, the PS3 is outselling the 360 on a weekly basis worldwide.
"Nearly two months after hitting the North American market, the PS Vita ecosystem continues to grow with impressive hardware, software, and peripherals sales among big-box retailers, smaller retail shops and digital," said Dan Race, Sr. Director of Corporate Communications at SCEA. That's what PR is. They ain't going to admit it sold terribly. Lame!!!!
You should totally join Micheal Patcher. You know more about PS than [email protected]!
there is no doubt it is selling way lower than the 3DS
"PS Vita ecosystem continues to grow with IMPRESSIVE!!!hardware, software,and peripherals sales" Japanese sales... 8.000 Grow-----3DS 72.000 flop--- Yes its 100% true.Little lol? Too many scotch whisky?
Do you have the NPD PS Vita numbers? So how would you know it did terrible? Just wait for neogaf to add up everything before you go trolling, Dark360. Remember last month (Xbox360 killed the Ps3! *an hour later* It only outsold it by 40k)?
@Yangus You do realize that the 3DS is older and obviously has broadened. Of coarse its outselling it, just wait in a year from not, all these gloom comments will just disappear just like the 3DS! typical nintendo fan boy -,-
They need more games and online content for the Vita.. Hopefully it comes soon... Also PLEASE Sony make us have access to our Playstation Plus accounts on the Vita... It would be nice to play the free Mini games on it...
There is a lot of online content for the Vita, more PSP games rather than Vita games, but still enough there to keep you occupied till later when the Vita games start rolling in.
There's nothing false with this article. The Vita IS growing.
Growing stale. Look at numbers in Japan for instance.
It needs great games -games that I can't play on the PS3 that I already own.
Lol, the Japanese PSVita sales... 8.000... Damn Sony wtf is happening at the home market? Japanese normally eat up new tech, not this time around. 3DS sold what in the same period, 120k or something? Damn, a pricedrop is needed, and fast too.
even if you only sell 1 console a week, it's still technically "growing". we need some sort of parameter to know if it's "healthy" growth.
So they didnt mention any numbers for any of their systems as usual.This is because like always they are selling terribly in N America Not to worry.One of the analysts will release the numbers. Im looking forward to seeing how Vita sold @majiebeast You're default "exclusives" damage control line isn't working.It just makes you look butthurt EDIT You got proof that i use multiple accounts captain one bubble?? Ill be waiting
You realize they didn't talk numbers in the ps1 ps2 era either, right? They'd talk quarter predictions and fiscal year units, and that's about it. The number game came from ms knowing they could talk US #'s to whip the fanboys into a frenzy, and not talk global numbers until last year- when they finally outsold ps3 in a year.
360 fanboys out in full force on npd day you can see by the amount of disagrees playstation supporters have. Hey its the only thing they still have it certainly aint the exclusives. @cynosure Says the 7day old account. Atleast i stick to 1 account instead of making multi's like you 360 nut.
"Full Force"??? There's only 18 posts in here and half are from PS3 fans defending Sony.
-___- ok. . .you mind sharing those impressive hardware sales?? If they are really that impressive then there's no need to hide them right? I remember they said they wanted to sell 500k units in the first 3 weeks in the US, did they? Guess we'll never know.
First and foremost: you don't really care. You just want to see poor numbers, or number you can claim are poor, so you can say "HA!" Second, when has Sony been known to respond with numbers? I'm sure I've missed some responses here and there, but I've never seen them post numbers. Third, why do you bother? It's obvious you have no love for Sony, so why do you bother to come into nearly every Sony-related article and waste time and space writing something inane? I just don't get it.
That must be a special playstation in order to hold a press conference.
Trolls everywhere you go, no one can mind their own buiness an keep their thoughts to themselves. smh.
This is a comment section. The whole idea is to speak your mind.
Yeah but we should at least be constructive. Almost everyone is immature. There are better ways than straight up saying the vita sucks. You can constructively voice your opinions, and list out reasons why the Vita needs a price drop, or why it is rising up in sales. People just love to rile up a flamewar. I guess that's human nature.
LOL. I love it when someone is so hurt by the NPD numbers, that they bring up World Wide numbers to make it better. Looks at article Title. See's it say NPD...NOT World Wide./
Do you also love when world wide numbers come out and people bring it back to npd?
Exactly. So when that article comes out, and someone says, OH YA? Well, actually, when talking about WW numbers, USA is part of the World. So you know what? Yep, it is a different beast. So no. No it does not bother me if someone does that. For the others reading, it would be like bringing up USA numbers in a UK sales month thread or something. It would be idiotic to do that. So I think that would be better for your stance, then for someone to bring up America, in a World Wide article. Because again... USA is part of the World.
Ha. Disagrees. We must have a lot of ignorant younger kids on this site, that have no idea that America is part of the World. You can break down individual countries when talking World sales number. Each country makes up the Worlds numbers. JAPAN NUMBERS DO NOT MAKE USA NUMBERS. USA NUMBERS DO NOT MAKE UK NUMBERS. AND SO ON. BUT... Japan numbers DO make World wide numbers. USA numbers DO make World wide numbers. So yes, you can bring in individual Countries to compare World numbers.
This stuff really makes you hot under the collar. It's video games no need to be mad.
Love the Sony fans on this site, all butthurt over numbers while pretending not to care. According to GAF Vita did between 200,000 and 225,000. Better than I expected and I think that Sony is relatively pleased with that. I hope the Vita is successful for them. The PS3 numbers were pretty good too, just a hair behind the 360. Not a bad month at all for Sony, not sure why they put out such embarrassing PR. And it looks like Andrew Seybold is gone
Xbox 360 was on the market an entire year ahead
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