Is the PS3 comeback to beat the 360 in sales the greatest in gaming history?

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#1 Posted by PinnacleGamingP (5208 posts) -

This puts Sony at the top with one of the greatest sales achievements in gaming history, has there been anything greater than this feat in terms of sales? Sure some will argue the PS2, but this could be a right up there with PS2 sales, if not better.

#2 Posted by GamingGod999 (2983 posts) -

The PS3 is still in last place.

/thread

#3 Posted by TheDidact (3981 posts) -

The PS3 is still in last place.

/thread

GamingGod999
#4 Posted by clone01 (24645 posts) -

This puts Sony at the top with one of the greatest sales achievements in gaming history, has there been anything greater than this feat in terms of sales? Sure some will argue the PS2, but this could be a right up there with PS2 sales, if not better.

PinnacleGamingP
Who gives a f*ck, Arbitor?
#5 Posted by Nanomage (2417 posts) -
Pretty sure the PS3 is still last.
#6 Posted by PinnacleGamingP (5208 posts) -
[QUOTE="clone01"][QUOTE="PinnacleGamingP"]

This puts Sony at the top with one of the greatest sales achievements in gaming history, has there been anything greater than this feat in terms of sales? Sure some will argue the PS2, but this could be a right up there with PS2 sales, if not better.

Who gives a f*ck, Arbitor?

before you look any more stupid, (months has been enough), let me put your sleepless nights to rest. i am not arbitor. i have read the gingerbread thread of sickness, but assuming hes a real cow, hes still > you.
#7 Posted by NoirLamia777 (2144 posts) -

It's a great comeback, but I think the greatest accomplishment in gaming history is how horrible the PS3 did compared to the PS2.

#8 Posted by FlamesOfGrey (7509 posts) -
You should wait a few more months to make this thread. TBH it's not surprising since Sony should not have even been in 3rd place. They screwed up with the PS3's launch and payed the price.If Sony did what they needed to do Microsoft would've been in last place since the beginning.
#9 Posted by freedomfreak (39984 posts) -
You need a break, honey.
#10 Posted by platniumgamer (4087 posts) -

Another Arbitor thread :|

#11 Posted by lundy86_4 (43200 posts) -

Sony have combined PS2 and PS3 shipments for the last 2 quarters. They are only at 70.2 million if you take into account the PS3 sales as well.

Should we estimate and remove the PS2 sales for Q1/Q2 of FY2012?

#12 Posted by clone01 (24645 posts) -
[QUOTE="PinnacleGamingP"][QUOTE="clone01"][QUOTE="PinnacleGamingP"]

This puts Sony at the top with one of the greatest sales achievements in gaming history, has there been anything greater than this feat in terms of sales? Sure some will argue the PS2, but this could be a right up there with PS2 sales, if not better.

Who gives a f*ck, Arbitor?

before you look any more stupid, (months has been enough), let me put your sleepless nights to rest. i am not arbitor. i have read the gingerbread thread of sickness, but assuming hes a real cow, hes still > you.

You didn't answer the question. Who gives a f*ck, Arbitor?
#13 Posted by coasterguy65 (5922 posts) -

5 years of sales don't matter and in 1 day multiple threads about how sales matter now. Silly PS3 fanboys. :lol::lol::lol:

[spoiler] It's a shame that the info they are using is incorrect, but hey enjoy it while you can. [/spoiler]

#14 Posted by Chutebox (36980 posts) -

This puts Sony at the top with one of the greatest sales achievements in gaming history, has there been anything greater than this feat in terms of sales? Sure some will argue the PS2, but this could be a right up there with PS2 sales, if not better.

PinnacleGamingP
I know it won't happen, but I wish MS would release sales numbers to shut you trolls up.
#15 Posted by PinnacleGamingP (5208 posts) -
You need a break, honey.freedomfreak
srry lady, my lady is enough for me
#16 Posted by SUD123456 (4441 posts) -

Well it beats your comeback from your previous douche personality, so that is something I guess...but given your ongoing level douchery I'd say it isn't really that impressive;)

#18 Posted by KiZZo1 (3965 posts) -

IT'S A PHOTO-FINISH !!!

360 TAKES A WELL DESERVED LAST PLACE !!! WHAT A DRAMA !!!

#19 Posted by Chutebox (36980 posts) -

Sony have combined PS2 and PS3 shipments for the last 2 quarters. They are only at 70.2 million if you take into account the PS3 sales as well.

Should we estimate and remove the PS2 sales for Q1/Q2 of FY2012?

lundy86_4
How do you know this and wouldn't lying about numbers sold be illegal?
#20 Posted by Bruce_Benzing (1742 posts) -
#21 Posted by Gue1 (9758 posts) -

Last console always stays in last place... Except for the PS3. :cool:

From $600 to 70 million consoles sold. If only they could achieve something similar with the Vita since the device itself is a pretty amazing piece of equipment and it has the potential for more amazing games that the 3DS could only dream about.

#22 Posted by lundy86_4 (43200 posts) -

[QUOTE="lundy86_4"]

Sony have combined PS2 and PS3 shipments for the last 2 quarters. They are only at 70.2 million if you take into account the PS3 sales as well.

Should we estimate and remove the PS2 sales for Q1/Q2 of FY2012?

Chutebox

How do you know this and wouldn't lying about numbers sold be illegal?

It's not lying about numbers. Falsifying quarterly reports is illegal. They simply combined them, plus PSP/Vita AFAIK. The PS3/PSP/PS2 were reported seperately from 2006-2011.

Here's their report page for shipping numbers.GAF have also taken to noting they are PS2/PS3 and PSP/Vita shipments when reporting.

It's been debated for the last umpteen-thousand pages in Mozelleple' thread.

#23 Posted by SUD123456 (4441 posts) -

[QUOTE="lundy86_4"]

Sony have combined PS2 and PS3 shipments for the last 2 quarters. They are only at 70.2 million if you take into account the PS3 sales as well.

Should we estimate and remove the PS2 sales for Q1/Q2 of FY2012?

Chutebox

How do you know this and wouldn't lying about numbers sold be illegal?

The idiot who did the orginal posting that set all this off in the other thread made a mistake.

The 70.2 million that he took from the SCEI site was combination of two numbers. The second number was combined PS2 + PS3 numbers for this FY. It is actually purely coincidental that those numbers totalled 70.2 million, which is so close to the 70 million PS3s that Sony says they shipped as of Nov 4th.

There are two different things being discussed and the 70.2 million is actually completely irrelevant and is not a number Sony released.

#24 Posted by Duckyindiana (2288 posts) -
Yes lets celebrate the fact that Sony(who where miles ahead the last 2 gens) have managed to just about sell the same as the 360 YAY! You really are bloody sad!
#25 Posted by gago-gago (9442 posts) -
I wouldn't gaming history but bluray is one of the best decisions Sony made for the long haul.
#26 Posted by Chutebox (36980 posts) -

Ah, i see. Thanks guys!

#27 Posted by lundy86_4 (43200 posts) -

Ah, i see. Thanks guys!

Chutebox

You're welcome.

#28 Posted by KarateeeChop (4597 posts) -

pretty sure the greatest achievement in gaming history is how both the 360 and the wii at least TRIPPLED their predecessor's sales, while the ps3 managed to HALF the ps2's :lol:

#29 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (15974 posts) -

Nope. The Wii has that locked up. Nintendo came in dead last (not counting Sega of course) during the previous gen.

#30 Posted by PinnacleGamingP (5208 posts) -

pretty sure the greatest achievement in gaming history is how both the 360 and the wii at least TRIPPLED their predecessor's sales, while the ps3 managed to HALF the ps2's :lol:

KarateeeChop
so basically selling 70 mill 360s for last place is good enough, :lol: gotcha
#31 Posted by OneLazyAsian (1657 posts) -

Can some mod start locking these dumb threads before cows start thinking there's some kind of special prize for "2nd place."

#32 Posted by KarateeeChop (4597 posts) -

[QUOTE="KarateeeChop"]

pretty sure the greatest achievement in gaming history is how both the 360 and the wii at least TRIPPLED their predecessor's sales, while the ps3 managed to HALF the ps2's :lol:

PinnacleGamingP

so basically selling 70 mill 360s for last place is good enough, :lol: gotcha

i see you haven't quite recovered from that monstrous humiliation last year, arbitor :)

#33 Posted by PinnacleGamingP (5208 posts) -
[QUOTE="KarateeeChop"]

[QUOTE="PinnacleGamingP"][QUOTE="KarateeeChop"]

pretty sure the greatest achievement in gaming history is how both the 360 and the wii at least TRIPPLED their predecessor's sales, while the ps3 managed to HALF the ps2's :lol:

so basically selling 70 mill 360s for last place is good enough, :lol: gotcha

why wouldn't it be?:) wii and 360 both did very well. expecially wii.

because beating the original xbox isnt a feat. its like beating you in posting, peace.
#34 Posted by khoofia_pika (13513 posts) -
Why are cows so desperate to finally win something? And this isn't even winning, you're getting happy about the second place, and even that hasn't been confirmed yet.
#35 Posted by PinnacleGamingP (5208 posts) -
[QUOTE="KarateeeChop"]

[QUOTE="PinnacleGamingP"][QUOTE="KarateeeChop"]

pretty sure the greatest achievement in gaming history is how both the 360 and the wii at least TRIPPLED their predecessor's sales, while the ps3 managed to HALF the ps2's :lol:

so basically selling 70 mill 360s for last place is good enough, :lol: gotcha

i see you haven't quite recovered from that monstrous humiliation last year, arbitor :)

:lol: check the edit on this guy ^^, he tried a repostle ahahahahaha
#36 Posted by NineTailedGoku (1927 posts) -

Yes lets celebrate the fact that Sony(who where miles ahead the last 2 gens) have managed to just about sell the same as the 360 YAY! You really are bloody sad!Duckyindiana

It makes no sense that Lems try to use the PS1 and 2 to downplay the fact that PS3 is tied with 360. It came a year later, was high priced, had media bashing it left and right, was hard to develop for, and had 2 alternatives that were way cheaper. All of these disadvantages are something PS1 and 2 didnt deal with. Yes, it has the Playstation name but all generations are different.Lems can stop playing that tired card now because its invalid.

#37 Posted by NineTailedGoku (1927 posts) -

Why are cows so desperate to finally win something? And this isn't even winning, you're getting happy about the second place, and even that hasn't been confirmed yet. khoofia_pika

Last time i checked PS3 has been outselling 360 for years. 360s head start just kept them afloat. I dont see how theyre FINALLY winning anything since theyve been winning over Lems .

#38 Posted by NineTailedGoku (1927 posts) -

Yes definitely,PS3 overcame through all the media bashing and haters. Doubt any other brand wouldve overcame the same odds.

#39 Posted by khoofia_pika (13513 posts) -

[QUOTE="khoofia_pika"]Why are cows so desperate to finally win something? And this isn't even winning, you're getting happy about the second place, and even that hasn't been confirmed yet. NineTailedGoku

Last time i checked PS3 has been outselling 360 for years. 360s head start just kept them afloat. I dont see how theyre FINALLY winning anything since theyve been winning over Lems .

And yet the 360 is STILL ahead of the PS3 in overall sales, which is what ultimately matters. I'm not even pro-MS or anti-Sony, but seriously, cows need to stop
#40 Posted by senses_fail_06 (6735 posts) -
Thank you Sony
#41 Posted by themyth01 (13924 posts) -
The greatest downfall of Sony going from domination of the PS2 to barely getting even in the last few months of the generation. PS3 shall be remembered alright, but remembered for the destruction of Sony.
#42 Posted by PSP107 (11893 posts) -

It's a great comeback, but I think the greatest accomplishment in gaming history is how horrible the PS3 did compared to the PS2.

NoirLamia777
To be fair PS2 had exclusives and no competiton and didnt have an $500-$600 entry price.
#43 Posted by hoosier7 (3784 posts) -
[QUOTE="NoirLamia777"]

It's a great comeback, but I think the greatest accomplishment in gaming history is how horrible the PS3 did compared to the PS2.

PSP107
To be fair PS2 had exclusives and no competiton and didnt have an $500-$600 entry price.

People always focus on the drop from the PS2 to the PS3, to be honest it was to be expected. One of the most recognisable companies in the world taking their second crack at a market which they're happy to burn $1bn just to get their console out a year earlier than the competition. That's something you didn't really see in any other gen.
#44 Posted by themyth01 (13924 posts) -
[QUOTE="PSP107"][QUOTE="NoirLamia777"]

It's a great comeback, but I think the greatest accomplishment in gaming history is how horrible the PS3 did compared to the PS2.

hoosier7
To be fair PS2 had exclusives and no competiton and didnt have an $500-$600 entry price.

People always focus on the drop from the PS2 to the PS3, to be honest it was to be expected. One of the most recognisable companies in the world taking their second crack at a market which they're happy to burn $1bn just to get their console out a year earlier than the competition. That's something you didn't really see in any other gen.

Both companies burned a lot of company this generation but Sony definitely spent the most this generation. PS2 success was based on software and PS3 failure was based on hardware, it seems Sony learned their lesson though. We'll see.
#45 Posted by PSP107 (11893 posts) -

[QUOTE="Duckyindiana"]Yes lets celebrate the fact that Sony(who where miles ahead the last 2 gens) have managed to just about sell the same as the 360 YAY! You really are bloody sad!NineTailedGoku

It makes no sense that Lems try to use the PS1 and 2 to downplay the fact that PS3 is tied with 360. It came a year later, was high priced, had media bashing it left and right, was hard to develop for, and had 2 alternatives that were way cheaper. All of these disadvantages are something PS1 and 2 didnt deal with. Yes, it has the Playstation name but all generations are different.Lems can stop playing that tired card now because its invalid.

You pretty muched nailed it. The funny thing if not mistaken, PS1 and PS2 are Sony products. So is it PS1 vs PS2 vs PS3?
#46 Posted by APiranhaAteMyVa (2877 posts) -
The PS3 song: See I was on the verge of breaking down Sometimes silence can seem so loud There are miracles in life I must achieve But first I know it starts inside of me, oh If I can see it, then I can be it If I just believe it, there's nothing to it I believe I can fly I believe I can touch the sky I think about it every night and day Spread my wings and fly away I believe I can soar I see me running through that open door I believe I can fly I believe I can fly I believe I can fly
#47 Posted by PSP107 (11893 posts) -
The PS3 song: See I was on the verge of breaking down Sometimes silence can seem so loud There are miracles in life I must achieve But first I know it starts inside of me, oh If I can see it, then I can be it If I just believe it, there's nothing to it I believe I can fly I believe I can touch the sky I think about it every night and day Spread my wings and fly away I believe I can soar I see me running through that open door I believe I can fly I believe I can fly I believe I can flyAPiranhaAteMyVa
My Graduation all over again?
#48 Posted by super600 (30511 posts) -

The 360 is still ahead idiot.:lol:

#49 Posted by ronvalencia (15110 posts) -
[QUOTE="Gue1"]

Last console always stays in last place... Except for the PS3. :cool:

From $600 to 70 million consoles sold. If only they could achieve something similar with the Vita since the device itself is a pretty amazing piece of equipment and it has the potential for more amazing games that the 3DS could only dream about.

Xbox 360 hit's 70 million mark on 30th of Sep 2012.
#50 Posted by blackace (20550 posts) -

This puts Sony at the top with one of the greatest sales achievements in gaming history, has there been anything greater than this feat in terms of sales? Sure some will argue the PS2, but this could be a right up there with PS2 sales, if not better.

PinnacleGamingP
More damage control from the cows. lol!! Will it ever end?