PLAYSTATION 3 Sales reach 70 million units worldwide

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#1 TintedEyes
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http://scei.co.jp/corporate/release/121116_e.html

wow great sales

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#2 TheOldOlder
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Lots of people prefer to game on consoles these days, no surprise here, you cant go wrong with PS3 or Xbox360, even with the Wii if that's what you're into, other options have proven to be problematic in the long run.

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so it's tied with the 360?

:lol: now sony and xbox are both last place :lol: :lol:

Nintendo wins again :lol:

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#4 Meeeper282
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HOLY SHIP! ps move sold 15m units?? how?? Why??

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#5 Blazerdt47
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Great news!

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#6 TheEpicGoat
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HOLY SHIP! ps move sold 15m units?? how?? Why??

Meeeper282


You can actually use it for most games unlike the kinect.

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#7 Meeeper282
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[QUOTE="Meeeper282"]

HOLY SHIP! ps move sold 15m units?? how?? Why??

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You can actually use it for most games unlike the kinect.

Obviously it's better then kinect, anything is, but why would anyone actually buy a move? it has no games.. maybe sony shipped 10m units hoping the wonderbook will be the next big thing :P

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#8 KBFloYd
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wii 97million

ps3 70 million.

360 70million

when has a console war ever had this many sales?

a true gamming revolution this gen..

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#9 deactivated-61cc564148ef4
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That's pretty impressive.

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#10 Meeeper282
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wii 97million

ps3 70 million.

360 70million

when has a console war ever had this many sales?

a true gamming revolution this gen..

KBFloYd

Last Gen

PS2 - 150m

Xbox - 23m

Gamecube - 20m

Quite a huge improvement considering console gaming is dying ;) "quoted from every pc gamer"

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#11 KBFloYd
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[QUOTE="KBFloYd"]

wii 97million

ps3 70 million.

360 70million

when has a console war ever had this many sales?

a true gamming revolution this gen..

Meeeper282

Last Gen

PS2 - 150m

Xbox - 23m

Gamecube - 20m

Quite a huge improvement considering console gaming is dying ;) "quoted from every pc gamer"

23million each for xbox and gamecube. it was completetly lobsided gen.... nintendo almost went out of business and xbox abondoned their console...

even if you just want to count sales 240M>195M

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[QUOTE="KBFloYd"]

wii 97million

ps3 70 million.

360 70million

when has a console war ever had this many sales?

a true gamming revolution this gen..

Meeeper282

Last Gen

PS2 - 150m

Xbox - 23m

Gamecube - 20m

Quite a huge improvement considering console gaming is dying ;) "quoted from every pc gamer"

Wow PS2 sold as much as PS3 and X360 combined plus 10 million.

Last gen = 193 million total.

This gen = 237 million total and counting.

Console gaming dying confirmed.

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#13 Meeeper282
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[QUOTE="Meeeper282"]

[QUOTE="KBFloYd"]

wii 97million

ps3 70 million.

360 70million

when has a console war ever had this many sales?

a true gamming revolution this gen..

KBFloYd

Last Gen

PS2 - 150m

Xbox - 23m

Gamecube - 20m

Quite a huge improvement considering console gaming is dying ;) "quoted from every pc gamer"

23million each for xbox and gamecube. it was completetly lobsided gen.... nintendo almost went out of business and xbox abondoned their console...

even if you just want to count sales 240M>195M

Really? but the gameboy advance was so popular back then, i can understand microsoft leaving, the original xbox was a total failure, nobody wanted an overpriced system with no games

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#14 Cheleman
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Cool. Hopefully this means more exclusives.

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#15 megaspiderweb09
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I wonder what lemmings have to say bout this actually

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#16 joel_c17
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I wonder what lemmings have to say bout this actually

megaspiderweb09
Sales will suddenly not matter any more ;-p - that being said the ps3 hasn't had many good exclusives this year.
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#17 Malta_1980
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Having all 3 'close' in sales is a good thing since it will push them to work harder... Last 2 gens Sony dominated but that made them become somehow arrogant, so I hope they learnt some lessons and wont repeat them next-gen..

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#18 inggrish
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All 3 systems have done really well this gen, being fairly evenly matched in sales considering how lopsided sales have been previous generations.

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#19 Zaibach
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Imagine if it had actually hit the ground running....

good sales are good, now time to sort out that tanking handheld.

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#22 finalstar2007
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Impressive.. now PS4?

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expecting mycrysoft 360 to half price sales at wallmart before xmas to reach 80milliont unit ...lol
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#25 Meeeper282
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This thread will reach 10 pages within a few hours, just wait till it's morning in america

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#26 xhawk27
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Those are shipped numbers! The 360 is still ahead by 2 million consoles don't believe the Lies! :o

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#27 Meeeper282
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Those are shipped numbers! The 360 is still ahead by 2 million consoles don't believe the Lies! :o

xhawk27

Xbox and ps3 are both at 70m

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#28 SuperFlakeman
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Pretty sure all the different Move components count as 1 sale, so for example the Nav+Wand = 2 "Move units"

That was the case last time we got Move numbers from Sony.

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#29 loosingENDS
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Of course, with the yellow light of death destroying almost every launch PS3, everyone will have 4-5 PS3 by now

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#30 freedomfreak
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I thought we yawned at sales...*sigh* Now, I'm gonna have to act all excited again. Yay! Go Sony!
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#31 immortality20
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Congrats Sony, you made me buy 3 of those damn things. Your disc drives suck but your games are good.

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#32 UnrealLegend
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Not bad. I thought it was quite a bit less than that.

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#33 R4gn4r0k
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so it's tied with the 360?

:lol: now sony and xbox are both last place :lol: :lol:

Nintendo wins again :lol:

Meeeper282

360 sales date from the 18th of october, but yeah it's pretty much tied.

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#34 PinkiePirate
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Wow, the PS3 caught up fast.

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#35 AlexKidd5000
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What I want to know is, why do the 360 and PS3 both still cost over $150? By the time the PS1 hit it's fifth year, it was at the $50 mark, same for the PS2. Why are the current consoles still over priced?
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What I want to know is, why do the 360 and PS3 both still cost over $150? By the time the PS1 hit it's fifth year, it was at the $50 mark, same for the PS2. Why are the current consoles still over priced?AlexKidd5000

Because there was more competition when PS1 hit its fifth year.

Now there is no word on next gen consoles from Sony or MS and the only new competion in a long time comes from the release of the WiiU

They still sell well at the 150 price point and unless WiiU and other next gen consoles will take a part of that market share it won't go down soon.

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still a few days till next gen starts!!!! 360 will be officially dead last by then :lol:
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#38 True_Chaos_UK
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http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-11-16-playstation-3-hits-70-million-units-shipped-worldwide-mark-six-years-after-launch

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-10-19-microsoft-has-sold-70-million-xbox-360s

The old shipped vs sold argument again wonder how big the gap really is now.

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[QUOTE="xhawk27"]

Those are shipped numbers! The 360 is still ahead by 2 million consoles don't believe the Lies! :o

Meeeper282

Xbox and ps3 are both at 70m

shipped is sold as far as sony is concerned. im pretty sure ms moved a few units since the last time they announced numbers so theres still going to be a gap. this brings up something interesting....if the 360 outsold ps3 by less than 1million units....would this still be cow ownage, or lemmings fuqin up?
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[QUOTE="AlexKidd5000"]What I want to know is, why do the 360 and PS3 both still cost over $150? By the time the PS1 hit it's fifth year, it was at the $50 mark, same for the PS2. Why are the current consoles still over priced?R4gn4r0k

Because there was more competition when PS1 hit its fifth year.

Now there is no word on next gen consoles from Sony or MS and the only new competion in a long time comes from the release of the WiiU

They still sell well at the 150 price point and unless WiiU and other next gen consoles will take a part of that market share it won't go down soon.

Ugh, and it probably costs half of what they sell them for to manufacture now. Sony just released the PS3 super slim, and it's still $200, what an amazing ripoff.
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#41 jsmoke03
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[QUOTE="AlexKidd5000"]What I want to know is, why do the 360 and PS3 both still cost over $150? By the time the PS1 hit it's fifth year, it was at the $50 mark, same for the PS2. Why are the current consoles still over priced?R4gn4r0k

Because there was more competition when PS1 hit its fifth year.

Now there is no word on next gen consoles from Sony or MS and the only new competion in a long time comes from the release of the WiiU

They still sell well at the 150 price point and unless WiiU and other next gen consoles will take a part of that market share it won't go down soon.

probably because all companies want to squeeze as much profit as they can...plus there is inflation to take into account....
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[QUOTE="True_Chaos_UK"]

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-11-16-playstation-3-hits-70-million-units-shipped-worldwide-mark-six-years-after-launch

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-10-19-microsoft-has-sold-70-million-xbox-360s

The old shipped vs sold argument again wonder how big the gap really is now.

no argument. RROD - 360 is officially dead last
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#43 R4gn4r0k
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Ugh, and it probably costs half of what they sell them for to manufacture now.AlexKidd5000

After so many years of producing the 360 and PS3, optimizing the production through so many console redesigns the costs for manufacturing are probably even lower :P

probably because all companies want to squeeze as much profit as they can...plus there is inflation to take into account....jsmoke03

What do you mean with inflation ?

You are right though: the reason MS and Sony are waiting to go into next gen is probably money related.

Nintendo was the first to announce its new handheld and console faster because frankly their hardware was the weakest so they felt the push to better hardware from developers faster. Won't be long till MS and Sony follow.

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[QUOTE="True_Chaos_UK"]

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-11-16-playstation-3-hits-70-million-units-shipped-worldwide-mark-six-years-after-launch

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-10-19-microsoft-has-sold-70-million-xbox-360s

The old shipped vs sold argument again wonder how big the gap really is now.

PressXtoJump

no argument. RROD - 360 is officially dead last

Yeah I would love for you to show me figures how RRoD and YLoD have affected the ammount of consoles out there, If you can't your argument is pure speculation.

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#45 Meeeper282
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http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-11-16-playstation-3-hits-70-million-units-shipped-worldwide-mark-six-years-after-launch

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-10-19-microsoft-has-sold-70-million-xbox-360s

The old shipped vs sold argument again wonder how big the gap really is now.

True_Chaos_UK

Gap has to be less then a million you would think, it's impressive knowing the ps3 came out in 2007 while the 360 was out in 2005

Sony might fail in handhelds but they are brilliant when it comes to consoles, with everything that has happened to them "such as the price tag, psn hacking, lack of games" sony still pulled through.

This actually worries me because if anyone can top nintendo in the console market it will be sony, microsoft has done an excellent job this generation and the xbox is a great brand but it's mainly us and uk based, microsoft really needs to make a mark in europe and japan or else they will never get first, sony on the other hand has all 3 markets in the palm of there hands, and they could potentially dethrone nintendo.

Hopefully the wiiu is a success

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#47 jsmoke03
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[QUOTE="AlexKidd5000"]Ugh, and it probably costs half of what they sell them for to manufacture now.R4gn4r0k

After so many years of producing the 360 and PS3, optimizing the production through so many console redesigns the costs for manufacturing are probably even lower :P

probably because all companies want to squeeze as much profit as they can...plus there is inflation to take into account....jsmoke03

What do you mean with inflation ?

You are right though: the reason MS and Sony are waiting to go into next gen is probably money related.

Nintendo was the first to announce its new handheld and console faster because frankly their hardware was the weakest so they felt the push to better hardware from developers faster. Won't be long till MS and Sony follow.

a dollar back then isn't the same as a dollar now is the easiest way i can explain inflation. so $100 console price back then is the equivalent to like $200 now ( don't know the exact value figure)
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#48 True_Chaos_UK
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ps3 came out in 2006 360 had a year head start. Next Gen is anyones guess I;m thinking a lot of gamers may go for a Wii U/ps4 or 720 combination. I guess It may come down to Sony and MS's new console specs and exclusives, new IPs are a must and I got to admit Sony has been pushing a lot more than MS in that department.

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#49 R4gn4r0k
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a dollar back then isn't the same as a dollar now is the easiest way i can explain inflation. so $100 console price back then is the equivalent to like $200 now ( don't know the exact value figure)jsmoke03

Oh yeah. But it means you can buy more with that dollar say in 2005 than you can do now. Becuase prices have gone up.

So isn' it: $200 back then is about $100 now ? Becuase you can buy less now ? I'm confused, when is the last time I had economy class :P

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#50 jsmoke03
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[QUOTE="True_Chaos_UK"]

[QUOTE="PressXtoJump"][QUOTE="True_Chaos_UK"]

[QUOTE="PressXtoJump"][QUOTE="True_Chaos_UK"]

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-11-16-playstation-3-hits-70-million-units-shipped-worldwide-mark-six-years-after-launch

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-10-19-microsoft-has-sold-70-million-xbox-360s

The old shipped vs sold argument again wonder how big the gap really is now.

True_Chaos_UK

no argument. RROD - 360 is officially dead last

Yeah I would love for you to show me figures how RRoD and YLoD have affected the ammount of consoles out there, If you can't your argument is pure speculation.

it is speculation so you can't quantify it, but i know a lot of people that bought more than one 360 because of rrod. same could be said for ps3 after ylod and the hacking incident