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playstation 3 sales slowly but steadily increasing

Discussion in 'Playstation Consoles' started by tgjester7, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. tgjester7

    tgjester7 WiiChat Member

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    Just as I predicted..

    http://www.betanews.com/article/PS3_US_Sales_Stabilize_Wii_Sales_Drop_in_March/1177095811

    I love nintendo, own a wii and can't wait for the future hits such as SMG and SSBB, but I have to say the wii fanboyism has been a little out of control. The playstation 3 is not dead, it is just increasing at a slower rate because of the price and current lack of games. In a few years I believe it will be equal to or surpass the 360 & wii, it by far has the most potential for future games and if you're a hardcore gamer you'd be missing out on a lot by not buying one because "OMFG I HATE SONY!!! WII WOULD LIEK TO PLAY!!!"
     
  2. ilovemywii

    ilovemywii WiiChats Offical Druggie

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    i think its the commercials

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUP5-lHBUvA&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fbulletin%2Emyspace%2Ecom%2Findex%2Ecfm%3Ffuseaction%3Dbulletin%2Eread%26messageID%3D3339164316%26Mytoken%3D5B8CA400%2D8A18%2D4EC2%2DA27[/media]
     
  3. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    Meh, depending on different sources, you'll always get spin, opinions and half truths.

    Take this for example:
    Source: http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/...&threadid=19126&STARTPAGE=1&FTVAR_MSGDBTABLE=
    * - Sure gonna be a lot of people unhappy about that!
     
  4. nic7

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    yeah, saw that a minute ago, cant possibly believe it

    and btw, a 2% increase when ps3's are readily availiable isnt that impressive. But it is very interesting to see that the wii and 360 dropped so much.
     
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  5. tgjester7

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    My main point was that it is in fact selling and catching up to the other two consoles. Look at the ps2 sales, they are still solid as the price for them went down. That will likely be the ps3's future as well. It won't fly off the shelves immediately, but build momentum over time like a bulldozer. As soon as the hysteria for all 3 new consoles dies down and a year or two of games are released, expect the sales to increase drastically.
     
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    I don't believe the wii had a sales drop (technically) remember they just ended they fiscal year. How can there be no wiis to buy anywhere and people are celebrating that wii's honeymoon is over....simple what happened that there was 23% less wiis available for the month of march than there was for february.
     
  8. David328ci

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    If PS3 is going to be so great and have such great games, how about we all hold off and wait till those games come out. I'm not going to buy a game system on potential alone.
     
  9. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    Are they?...
    Is this based on that random Gamestop guy having a "theory" about Nintendo met their quota for their fiscal year and didn't bother to release anymore Wii consoles?

    So, the 2% may be data error or rounding up of statistics or whatever, yet the guy is ready to claim victory for the PS3?

    ...I'm just not convinced.
     
  10. santo

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    The drop in sales for the Wii is surprising, but since virtually every one shipped is sold, it sounds like it's due to a drop in manufacturing.

    As to the PS3, consider this. The PS3 launched in a new market and did so in a month 25% longer than the one preceding it (by NPD figuring). I would have expected a jump of a lot more than 2%.
     
  11. StevenNevets

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    Why did you buy a Wii then?

    SSBB this GTA that... same deal
     
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    sagema 3D Artist

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    Nintendo is officially over 5.8 million units sold. They are selling an average of 1 million units a month with estimates of 14-16 million by the end of 2007. What's more insane is they dethroned EA as top developer. EA has dominated the top developer list #1 for the past 7 years!

    http://www.gamespot.com/news/6169748.html?om_act=convert&om_clk=newstop&tag=newstop;title;2

    I'm not sure what Sony's average is per month, nor Microsoft's. Anyone have an exact number for these two?
     
  13. VampiricLugia

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    nonexistant backwards compatability issues maybe?
     
  14. En4Neo

    En4Neo Jet-Set-Jesse

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    Probably because the Wii has such a cool controller, good classic games, and it has the superior version of LoZ.
     
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    i agree with En4Neo... the Wii sold more than the PS3 consoles.
     
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    regardless i plan on having a ps3 also, i loved my ps2 and im sure ill love the ps3. my brother has a 360 and its fun but most of the flagship games on it are the ones i would rather play on my computer.
     
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    sigh

    the wii and PS3 are like women.

    I hear often that the wii is better because it sold more, which is like saying a woman is better because she slept with more men. The truth is, if the wii were a woman, men would say shes easy to hook up with. And its true, that wonderful cheap price helps make it accessable, meaning higher sales. But does that really make it better? No it doest. It just means its more accessable, or should i say "easy" to get.

    The wii is good for what it is. The ps3 is good for what it is. They both have their pros and cons, but one is factually better in terms of hardware. In the end, its just about how much enjoyment you get out of them. I recommend getting both honsestly, i mean who wouldnt want to be with two beautiful wome..er consoles.
     
  18. StevenNevets

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    The PS3 graphics are a big enhancement just like the Wii controllers but games are the main things and each system only had a few awsome ones right now with lots more coming in late 2007 and early 2008.

    PS3 isn't bad at all, it all comes down into weather or not you have even a slight interest in blue-ray. And of course having an HDTV is pretty much required, wouldn't be worth it without.


    That's true too though (VampiricLugia) I bought about 6 GC games so far, it's awsome having a whole/half generation available. PS2 library is 10x better but a harsh compatible list ruins it.
     
  19. Shiftfallout

    Shiftfallout shiftfallout.com

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    Thankfully the backwards compatibility is all software based and can be easily fixed via firmware updates which i believe we will see progress over time.
     
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    The sales are increasing, but the PS3 is not fairing as well as the Wii in Japan... or anywhere else for that matter. The Wii outsold it 7 to 1 last week in Japan.

    http://www.codenamerevolution.com/?p=4900

    However, that doesn't mean one is better than the other, it's just a matter of circumstance (ie price and game library). Everyone should stop worrying about numbers and just enjoy their systems.

    PS. Shift, don't want to sound like a prude, but could you not post what some may construe to be a sexist remark...
     

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