PS3 sales turn around.....

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  1. Concept Name

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    We all knew it was going to happen, so here's some more up-to-date news about it.

    ''The Sony PS3 could be about to pull off one of the biggest turn-arounds the games market has ever seen. After a slow start, where Sony's console was hampered by its high pricing and lack of quality games, the PlayStation 3 now looks like it's on a roll.

    Now that the PS3 and Xbox 360 price-changes and various new models have settled into the market place, sales figures for both consoles are looking dramatically different.

    PS3 on the charge
    Through August and September, the Xbox 360 was consistently outselling the PlayStation 3 by quite a margin. In late September, the combined might of the new Xbox 360 Elite and Halo 3 gave Microsoft a 30,000 unit lead over Sony (according to VG Chartz data).

    AdvertisementBut the "Halo" momentum has definitely slowed for Microsoft and the fortunes of the two consoles have seemingly reversed.

    While the Nintendo Wii is still way out in front in Europe (VG Chartz estimates that it sold 50,000 plus in the past two weeks), the PS3 is now consistently outselling the Xbox 360 in the UK for the first time.

    In the few weeks after the PS3's price-cut, Sony's console sales effectively doubled, rising from a steady 5,000 per week in September to 12,000 plus at the end of October .

    In the week ending 28 October, VG Chartz has the PS3 outselling the Xbox 360 by 10 per cent in the UK, and by almost 50 per cent in Europe /other markets.

    Xbox 360 in danger?
    The PS3's increased sales are most likely down to Sony's new 40GB model and its more affordable £299 price tag (£279 on Amazon.co.uk). At this price, the PS3's Blu-ray player becomes a more attractive home entertainment buy. The PS3 still lacks the "killer" games that would sell the system on its own.

    It certainly makes the run-in to Christmas interesting. If the PS3 can now outsell the Xbox 360 despite a lack of AAA titles, what's going to happen when the new Gran Turismo and Wipeout games come out for the console? Or will Microsoft's roster of Xmas games such as Mass Effect and Assassin's Creed give the Xbox 360 another much needed boost?

    Despite a painfully slow start for Sony on this one, things are looking up. And they're going to get even better next year.

    The only stumbling block for Sony now looks like being North America. The Wii and the Xbox 360 are still thumping the PS3 in the USA, and Sony is going to have to do something about it. Maybe those game launches are exactly what the doctor ordered?

    tech.co.uk''


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  2. amazingfantasy15

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    You'd expect sales to increase dramatically after a price cut, it's not a big surprise, just like it's not a surprise sales for the 360 increased just before and after Halo was released. However, Sony still has a lot of ground to make up
     
  3. BatMatt

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    they do, but undeniably it helps
     
  4. hippie_hunter

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    You know the way this is shaping up, I think that the Playstation 3 will indeed win the European market over the Xbox 360.

    I think the most interesting battlefront in the console war is going to be North America. Will Sony's misfortunes turn around, or will the Xbox 360 beat it out like they're hoping to? Will victory in only North America determine the winner in sales?
     
  5. Concept Name

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    since NA makes up 50% of the market, sony needs to be succesful there too.

    europe is practically sonyland.lol
     
  6. The Guardian

    The Guardian Forever In Darkness

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    NICE, I'M GLAD THEY'RE HAVING SUCCESS OVER THERE, FINALLY SOMETHING POSITIVE FOR THEM TO ENJOY, BUT LIKE MANY HAVE SAID, IT'S FAR FROM OVER AND THEY HAVE ALLOT OF GROUND TO MAKE UP!!!:ninja::D:up:
     
  7. Borax

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    Given that the PS3 is still slightly more expensive than the 360 in Europe it seems that a simple price cut was all that was needed to get people interested
     
  8. Mr. Smash'n Bash

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    I might buy one in 2 years when they actually have games worth playing.
     
  9. SupahSaiyangirl

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    as they say time will tell........sony has to play major catch up now in my opinion if they make it through christmas with strong sales their in the clear. from what ive seen if a consle survives its 2nd christmas and has strong sales then it goes on to being number one......

    ex gamecube 1st shristmas it outsold the ps2 but its 2nd christmas it didnt do as well and after that it sat in 3rd for the rest of the generation....

    so if sony can do it they have a chance to overcome being the underdog....
     
  10. Borax

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    It'll do well on a worldwide basis this christmas as it has barely even seen 9 months on the market yet so this will still technically be it's first full holiday season. The price will factor in aswell, lower prices mean more consumers and of course the 360 has been on the market for a considerable amount of time meaning less people to buy it

    I would say the PS3 has a bright future ahead of it now
     
  11. Havok83

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    the PS3 will do fine. Im not so sure if it will beat the 360 in NA but it will definetly close the gap.
     
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    I don't care if it beats the 360 i just want it to Sell
     

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