Playstation 3 surpasses Xbox 360 in worldwide sales

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    While Microsoft had been previously beating out the Playstation 3 for many years, it seems the tables have turned, as the Playstation 3 has surpassed the Xbox 360 in worldwide sales.

    In a report by the IDC, a total tally of worldwide sales of the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 puts the Playstation 3 now at 77 million sales and the Xbox 360 at 76 million.

    The Playstation got off to a notoriously rough start, launching at a $599 price tag. In recent years however, Sony has implemented some drastic price cuts and redesigns of the console to help close the gap.

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    I wonder, is that sales figure for the 360 including the new consoles people had to buy because their old one RRoD'd?
    Seriously though, the PS3 is a pretty cool console, especially with PSN+ if you ask me. I'm not sure how it compares to the X360 as I've never used one, but whatever. The sales numbers are pretty close anyway.
     
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    It accounts for every sold Xbox 360, so yes, any bought to replace a RRoD'd one. However that's not counting if you sent it to Microsoft under warranty and it got replaced.

    It's just pretty noteworthy considering there was a really noticeable gap (like upwards of 20 million units) between the two systems and now they're not just neck and neck, the PS3 is leading.
     
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    In the fight against the 360, it looks like Sony managed a 180.
     
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    When I read this I was like "Huh, a pun, but not by Gahars?". Then I noticed you changed your avatar.
     
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    Chad always wins. Sony always wins. PSTRIPLE! BALLIN'! B-)
     
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    Nice. Makes me want to pick up a PS3 eventually.
     
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    I have a lots of consoles, too bad I can't download games free full games with the ps3; I must always buy them but with other consoles it's easier.
     
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    How do sales numbers make you want to pick up a console?
     
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    Could just be a mental reminder to him that he wanted one?
     
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    I actually wanted to get one for a while but I'm a bit more glad to be getting a good selling console.
     
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    Shipment numbers, not sales to consumers.
     
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    do you already have the wii ? the wii u I saw somewhere sold 890,000 Wii U Sales
     
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    And thats related to me wanting a PS3 because?
     
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    Because PS3>>>>>Wii U innit.
     
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    Sales of the new console in the U.S. in the first 41 days after its Nov. 18 introduction were more than $300 million, while those of the original Wii were $270 million at the same point after release
     
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    Why are we talking about the Wii and Wii U?
     
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    Unrelated console is unrelated
     
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    ok I talk about ps3 now. The wii is easier to hack without having something big to buy first to hack it and there are lot of good games and the ps3 also has great games.
     
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    Because Wii and Wii U>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>PS3 innit.
     
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