PS3s approach XBox 360 Lifetime sales

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  1. tigris

    tigris Sentient Existential Anthropomorphic Sweet Potato

    Jun 19, 2010
    The Tibetan Himalayas
    PS3's lifetime sales total is fast approaching Xbox 360's.

    While Sony's console launched a year later than Microsoft's, sales of the two systems stood at 41.6 million and 44.6 million, respectively, as of September 30, the end of the companies' most recent financial quarters.

    While Sony sold 3.5 million PS3s during the three month period, Microsoft moved 2.8 million 360s. If this adoption rate remains consistent over the coming quarters, lifetime PS3 sales would surpass 360's in about a year.

    Of course, we're not Mystic Meg, and it's impossible to factor in whether Kinect or Move will be the bigger console shifter over the coming months, but we're looking forward to finding out.

  2. MeritsAlone

    MeritsAlone GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 4, 2010
    (YES!!!) Dont know if this is good or bad, however its easy to see that the kinect have lost some of its shine together with its problems, bad hearing, no own processing power and the motion detector have had some problems.
    I think sticks is the right way to go for now and not full body >_>
  3. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    last year it was around 5 mil gap, now its starting to get closer to 3 mil
  4. DeadLocked

    DeadLocked Bi-Winning.

    Aug 18, 2008
    i guesstimate that kinect will increase the monthly sales of xbox's by about 1.5 to 2x and possible more in december up until maybe february
    Move is not that new while kinect (even though eyetoy came first, it wasn't anywhere near as popular as the wii) seems more revolutionary.

    That said, I would prefer it if micro$oft wasn't so money hungry with increasing the price of Live etc.

    Ahh I remember when £30 used to be an expensive game [​IMG] those were the days.
  5. SamAsh07

    SamAsh07 GBAtemp Addict

    Jan 27, 2009
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    It's all the moves and kinects that are grooving the sales figure around yo, but judging by initial impressions, the PS3 sales will move with the groove of the motion bulb and hit a respectable total (one lower than Wii / DS of course) while the Xbox 360 sales will dis-kinect from the market, making Microsoft go into fury mode and thus, announcing a 360 Kynekt Wand (during E3 2011), one that tracks movement with a 3D camera.
  6. Thoob

    Thoob LOLmonade.

    May 28, 2009
    I can totally see PS3 overtaking Xbox pretty soon. I know lots of guys at my school getting a PS3 for Christmas, but not one getting an Xbox with Krapnect.
  7. CarbonX13

    CarbonX13 GBAtemp 台灣人

    Aug 27, 2010
    Vancouver, B.C.
    Wasn't expecting that to be so quick, but it's nice to see that Sony's back in the mix now with even the potential to overtake the Xbox 360 soon.

    Unlike some people above, I personally won't think the PlayStation Move or the Kinect will have that much of a potential impact on hardware sales. I mean, both have a steep asking price. $150 for Kinect, and what was it $130 for the full set of Move controllers (2 Moves and a control stick)? Spending that much just to play certain games enabled for these types of motion controls really doesn't make sense, especially since both of their current software line-ups aren't exactly top-notch quality products either. That's just my two cents. Stronger titles that use the non-motion-based controllers will likely push hardware sales forward more than the new Kinect and Move titles.
  8. SPH73

    SPH73 Banned

    Sep 2, 2008
    United States
    Xbox 360 will remain ahead of PS3 for the rest of the gen. Next gen Sony will be replaced by Apple in the console market. Sony is the new Sega.

    I don't understand why PS3 fans get so "butt hurt" over being in last place. They gave EVERYONE shit during the reign of the PS1 and the PS2. Both were great systems that were hurt by the overzealous attitudes of the rabid Sony fanbase. Sony fans are only getting what they deserve. What goes around, comes around.

    I still remember how hatefilled the Sony fanbase was towards the DS during the beginning of the DS vs PSP war. I still remember all those topics on GAF "Sell your DS, its all over!" My how the times have changed.

    And in about a year we'll be hearing about new consoles. So this is all a moot point.

    Oh and PS Move is already a flop. They shipped 1 million to NA (US, Mexico and Canada), and that number includes the Navi Controller, and they only sold 300k. A 3/10 sell through is a disaster.

  9. Zerousen

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    I'm pretty sure that if the Xbox was in last place, Xbox fanboys would be "butthurt" too. I believe that the PS3 has more "mature" gamers, as there has not been 1 time that I have had somebody yell at me for being a "motherfuckingsnipingcockasssucker", of course, it may depend on the game, too, and because more people play the Xbox rather than the PS3 that there are more f@gs. Of course, it also depends on what the product is aimed at. I have fought many battles about which was better: PSP or DS, and I said every time that it depended on the age group that the product was targeted at, and the PSP is mainly for "older kids", who care about the gameplay and graphics, while the ds is for "all around" gamers, who just want a nice, fun game, and both consoles have their own great games.

    BTW: I'm sorry if I confuse you in any way, as this is coming from a 12 year old gamer, and I don't think I have posted anything this long besides my own threads.
  10. SPH73

    SPH73 Banned

    Sep 2, 2008
    United States
    Not at all. You've done an excellent job of making your point. It doesn't mean that I agree with everything that you have said, but you've done very well in presenting your argument. Kudos my good man. You're smart for someone so young.
  11. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Last time I checked the Gamecube was in last place last gen. Or the Dreamcast if you want to count that but not many people do.
  12. cwstjdenobs

    cwstjdenobs Sodomy non sapiens

    Mar 10, 2009
    Only in the States, the rest of the world the GC did better than the xbox (well best anyone can work out as the USA and Japan are the only regions with decent/reliable hardware statistics). But there was only 2/3 million units in it really, so I'm guessing Ninty made much more money than MSs xbox division.
  13. tk_saturn

    tk_saturn GBAtemp Psycho!

    Jan 26, 2010
    I've noticed there are quite a few X360's on eBay from where people are getting PS3's, i've also noticed people who carpet bagged Kinect Preorders aren't doing that great for example

    Personally I don't see why people would switch, there's little to choose between the consoles. I imagine it's just the current fashion trend.
  14. ThatDudeWithTheFood

    ThatDudeWithTheFood TRIANGLEZ

    Mar 9, 2009
    United States
    Indeed this be true neither are any of them getting Wiis but thats understandable since Ninty sold one to every person in the entire world.
  15. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Oct 23, 2004
    Dar es Salaam
    is the jailbreak a reason or is it just cause we now see good games coming to the ps3?
    personally my interest in the ps3 has increased since around ff13 (mainly after groove)
  16. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    Didn't keep up with these sales, but I thought 360 was way before the PS3.... Good for Sony I guess, gotta hurt for Microsoft if this is true....
  17. emigre

    emigre An electric type pokemons

    Jan 28, 2009
    United States
    I would say the jailbreak has had a minimal effect at best, I would argue the PS3 having a much more reasonable price than it had at launch has had a lot to do with it. Consumers may have wanted a PS3 since launch but the pricee had put them off.
    I would say there is also a good libary of console exclusives, Uncharted 2, Motorstorm Pacific Rift, God of War III, Ratchet and Clank, Heavy Rain, Disgaea and Demon's Souls.
  18. Kwartel

    Kwartel The fairest in all the land

    Apr 11, 2009
    It isn't good nor bad. It just says people prefer the PS3 no it ain't that expensive anymore..
  19. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

    Nov 9, 2007
    A cold cold place
    Of course there is reason to switch. From a price standpoint, the PS3 is becoming the better value console. With a stable and reliable online system that is free of charge, HD video capabilities, 7.1 surround sound support, larger hard drive capacity options and whatnot, it's easy to see why the PS3 is gaining a lot of ground with the price dropping. Sony will probably move more units this holiday season then Microsoft because even the base model of the PS3 is still of better value overall then the cheapest 360 which is basically a welfare console with a puny hard drive and almost no online access aside from downloading stuff for your console which is pointless without a big hard drive. The base model of the PS3 is still 100 dollars more then the cheapest 360, but the value is certainly there.

    I think in the bigger picture the PS3 is going to be more popular in the next year or two because of the increasing value. All the little things like batteries for controllers, paying for the online and whatnot all add up in the end.
  20. RoMee

    RoMee ??

    Sep 3, 2010
    United States
    I don't see why people fight over who's got the best console
    everyone needs to know you can have both..