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How many of these have you seen sitting idly on store shelves?
The Nintendo DS and Wii owned the video games market during April

Research firm NPD Funworld has released video game sales figures for April 2007, which once again belong much to Nintendo. The Wii and the DS continued to be top sellers, with Nintendo’s handheld taking top spot at 471,000 units and the home console selling 360,000 units.

Sony ruled the two spots after Nintendo, though it is the last-generation PlayStation 2 that takes third at 194,000 units and the PlayStation Portable at fourth at 183,000. The PlayStation 3 places three spots below the PSP at seventh, selling 82,000.

In fifth is Microsoft’s only entry, the Xbox 360, with 174,000 units. Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance, with 84,000 units, placed just above the PS3, while the GameCube held sat at the bottom with 13,000 units sold.

On the software side, Nintendo ruled the top four spots with the two new Pokemon games taking first and second. Pokemon Diamond sold an astounding 1.045 million units, while the less popular Pokemon Pearl moved a still impressive 712,000 copies. A pair of Wii games, Super Paper Mario and Wii Play, took spots three and four, respectively.

Guitar Hero II rocked spot five on Xbox 360 and spot six on the PlayStation 2. The Spider-Man 3 games on Xbox 360 and PS2 took seven and eight, while PS2 games God of War II and MLB ’07 closed out the last two of the top ten.

April represented another strong month for the video games industry, pulling in $838.6 million in U.S. sales – a 20 percent growth over the same period last year.



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What a money maker.
By DeadPooL on 5/18/2007 8:26:46 AM , Rating: 3
You think it would be easy for companies to stay in the black, who wouldn't want a slice of this big fat pie.




RE: What a money maker.
By jpeyton on 5/18/2007 8:52:46 AM , Rating: 4
US PS3 sales dropped almost 40% from March (130,000 --> 82,000) while XBOX 360 sales remained somewhat steady.

Time for Jack Tretton to hit the panic button?


RE: What a money maker.
By KaiserCSS on 5/18/2007 9:49:39 AM , Rating: 5
He still owes $3,600, that weasel.


RE: What a money maker.
By h0kiez on 5/18/2007 9:53:18 AM , Rating: 4
I gotta say...things look awful for Sony at the moment. They're so far behind MS in total sales and they're getting outsold 2 to 1. Exclusive titles may help out, but I'm not sure how much longer 3rd-party publishers are gonna be able to hold out and stay exclusive to Sony.

Wouldn't it be funny if the PS3 flopped completely, yet still somehow managed to single-handedly win the format war for Blu-Ray. I wonder if it would be worth it to Sony...maybe it would.


RE: What a money maker.
By Axbattler on 5/18/2007 11:06:36 AM , Rating: 2
They are preparing for that scenario already: http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=6554


RE: What a money maker.
By encryptkeeper on 5/18/2007 2:38:04 PM , Rating: 2
That is looking more and more like a possibility. With Disney onboard BR, it's looking pretty grim for HD. They just aren't securing the great exclusive titles they need. The only thing HD can do is continue to drive down the prices on the players. If they can get them sub 199, they'll be in business.


RE: What a money maker.
By peldor on 5/18/2007 10:23:24 AM , Rating: 2
If I understand the way these things are tracked correctly, by weeks not actual calendar months, the "March" period was 5 weeks while "April" was only 4 weeks. So a 20% drop is to be expected.

In any case, PS3 sales are painfully slow for Sony.


RE: What a money maker.
By mcturkey on 5/18/2007 10:39:22 PM , Rating: 2
That may well be, but the selling days available impact everyone, not just Sony. No matter how you slice it, PS3 sales are slipping pretty badly.


RE: What a money maker.
By OrSin on 5/18/2007 10:05:10 AM , Rating: 2
I actually hate Sony. But has anyone noticed the PS2 is still out sell 360. If SOny is able to prot all teh good games and lower the PS3 price later they will still have a good share of the market.

If I was MS I would be worried that people sitll want the PS2 at all.

One thing that makes no since is why Gods of war is not on the PS3. I understand why the game makes mad it for the large PS2 base but I would made them it for PS3 also.


RE: What a money maker.
By danskmacabre on 5/18/2007 10:15:01 AM , Rating: 2
The fact that the PS2 is selling so well reminds me of years ago with Commodore computers and how they tried to replace the Commodore 64 so many tims and couldn't.

In the end it was a contributing factor to their downfall.


RE: What a money maker.
By darkpaw on 5/18/2007 11:30:11 AM , Rating: 2
Two big things going for the PS2 at this point:

Dirt cheap and large library that still is having some big new releases

To big things against the PS3 at this point:

Very expensive and small game selection.

Right now the biggest thing going for it is blueray, but as standalone prices continue to fall that will lose a lot of its advantage.

No other game system has ever managed to be sucessful at such a high launch price. I don't think the PS3 will completely tank, but until it is priced within reach of more people it will have a slow adoption rate and the 3rd party developers take note of that. Sony is really in a catch 22 here, they can't drop the price more because they are already losing tons of money, but they won't sell more until the price comes down.


RE: What a money maker.
By joemoedee on 5/18/2007 1:16:00 PM , Rating: 2
One has to look at the overall picture of the whole Sony vs MS battle.

PS2 is outselling the Xbox 360. PSP is outselling it as well. On those two "technologically dated" platforms I'm sure the profit margin is pretty high. If you add all three systems together, I'm sure they're doing ok.

Of course, if Sony pulled a MS and just dropped all manufacturing and support for the PS2 (a la Xbox 1) I'm certain you would see a higher adoption rate of PS3s, but I'm sure it would not be as high as they would like currently, so that won't happen anytime soon.

Currently Sony can push out the cheaper to make products at a higher profit margin to help offset the costs of a PS3. As we all know the prices to make the PS3 will ultimately drop, and as they do I'm certain you'll see more support for it. (More Sony exclusives, possible price drop, etc)

I'm not a Sony, Nintendo, or MS fanboy by any means. Whoever puts out the most games that I enjoy, I'll buy their system. As it stands currently (After owning both a 360 and a Wii) I'll just stick with my original Xbox until the game libraries grow.


RE: What a money maker.
By Samus on 5/18/2007 8:30:38 PM , Rating: 2
I'm glad to see the videogame industry is doing well. Sometimes its scary when sales are poor and the small time shops can't operate. At least the ones EA hasn't bought yet.


Poor Sony
By tkSteveFOX on 5/18/2007 10:27:12 AM , Rating: 2
Well if things continue like that in six months the PS3 may be obsolete.Cause game developers want to make games for popular consoles , so that their games would sell.And even if Sony came out with DMC4 and GoW3 by the end of the year and they both fail that would be calling it quits for them.Their "nintendo" approach with Little Big Planet may yet become their biggest ace in the game.




RE: Poor Sony
By Blu Bear on 5/18/2007 12:18:16 PM , Rating: 2
"Nintendo approach" Lol you are so blinded. Little big planet is original. Has Nintendo done it before??


RE: Poor Sony
By NotAok on 5/18/2007 12:50:17 PM , Rating: 2
lol, "nintendo approach"... So in order to succeed Sony must rehash the same franchise over and over again... Or for their next system they should just re-release the PS3 and add a gimmick.


RE: Poor Sony
By robber98 on 5/19/2007 7:08:06 PM , Rating: 2
PS3 itself is gimmick at this point, just look at the sales number.


RE: Poor Sony
By jadedeath on 5/18/2007 12:57:07 PM , Rating: 2
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, dude, clean off your head, you have ass on it.

GoW3 isn't coming out by the end of the year, they just released GoW2, and that took them about 2-3 years to finish. Much in the same way that there won't be a Halo4 anytime soon {and don't try to sell me on the fact that they won't be making one, cuz that's like Microsoft saying that they won't add a Blu-Ray even though they already have}

The big releases that Sony has for the PS3 look alot better than what 360 has coming out exclusive {over the next little while at least} Little Big Planet, Stranglehold, Heavenly Sword, Final Fantasy, Ratchet and Clank, Metal Gear Solid.

X360 has Halo 3, which will help them immensely, but it won't sway that many more people over to their side if it's anything like the difference between Halo 1 and Halo 2 {I can use 2 guns now? wow... color me impressed!}

Other than that they're all fighting for the same games with the multi-platform stuff.

Logan


RE: Poor Sony
By bkm32 on 5/18/2007 1:25:23 PM , Rating: 3
Now, consider "Halo 3" bundle with $100 price drop. That "cha-ching" was brought to you by the friendly folks as MS. Thank you and vote responsibly.

Seriously, you make a good point, but...FF13 is due out next year, Stranglehold comes with the movie "Hardboiled" in BR, but it's hardly exclusive, and MS has Too Human, Mass Effect (yeah, those KOTOR guys), Bioshock, Forza 2, PGR 4, 2 RPGs by the creator of FF (Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, Splinter Cell Conviction, and uh, what's that other one? Oh yeah, HALO 3!

That's quite a line up if you ask me, plus consider the fact that you can get GTA4 for $300 less (for thos e still sitting on the next-gen fence and can't find a Wii) by going with the X360. Plus, HALO 3! What was the last game that made over $120M in the first 24 hours that wasn't GTA or Madden (on multiple systems)? It's unknown if Halo 3 will mirror that success, but just the fanboys alone (you know, the ones that wonder what Master Chief looks like under that armor, but secretly hope he's a she (as in BsG-Cylon-Six-she)) will account for twice that total at the regular $60 version. Who am I kidding, the fanboys are probably all getting the Legendary version. I'm not dissing the fanboys. I'd be one one too...if I could afford it. That's a lot of hardwork to aspire towrads. Hats off to the fanboys of the world!


RE: Poor Sony
By bkm32 on 5/18/2007 1:59:37 PM , Rating: 2
Now, consider "Halo 3" bundle with $100 price drop. That "cha-ching" was brought to you by the friendly folks at Bungie Studios. Thank you and vote responsibly.

Seriously, you make a good point, but...FF13 is due out next year, Stranglehold comes with the movie "Hardboiled" in BR, but it's hardly exclusive, and only MGS4 and Heavenly Sword are the PS3's only compelling content. Let's be real, MGS hasn't sold a bunch systems, and has a relatively small, diehard following with a complicated control scheme and storyline that pushes away the more general appealing Sam Fisher-wanna-bees of the world. And despite the beauty of Heavenly Sword, its an unknown. BTW, how's Motor Storm doing in its second month in relation to PS3 sales?

NOTE: MGS and its sequels are outstanding, genre-defining games, my point is they don't appeal to large number of gamers, much like FPSs in Japan or dating sims over here.

On the other hand, MS has Too Human, Mass Effect (yeah, those KOTOR guys), Bioshock, Forza 2, PGR 4, 2 RPGs by the creator of FF (Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey), Splinter Cell: Conviction, and uh, what's that other one? Oh yeah, HALO 3!

That's quite a line up if you ask me, plus consider the fact that you can get GTA4 for $300 less (for thos e still sitting on the next-gen fence and can't find a Wii) by going with the X360. Plus, HALO 3!

Seriously, what was the last game that made over $120M in its first 24 hours that wasn't GTA or Madden (on multiple systems)? It's unknown if Halo 3 will mirror that success, but just the fanboys alone (you know, the ones that wonder what Master Chief looks like under that armor, but secretly hope he's a she (as in BsG-Cylon-Six-she)) will account for twice that total at the regular $60 version. Who am I kidding, the fanboys are probably all getting the Legendary version.

I'm not dissing the fanboys. I'd be one one too...if I could afford it. That's a lot of hardwork to aspire towards. Hats off to the fanboys of the world!

Anyway, in 08, you've got Halo Wars, Gears2, plus whatever Peter Jackson's Studio is coming up with, and price dropping on the HD-DVD drive (most likely as the Matrix Trilogy revitalizes HD-DVD sales and puts it over the top). Include new DLs of Halo, Gears, and GTA4 maps, no foreseeable price drop for the PS3, and we're looking at a 2-way race with the Wii finally hitting its software stride with Super Smash Brothers, SMG, Whatever Pokemon is next and some compelling 3rd-party exclusives like TR-Anniversary, RE:UW, a probable price drop, and expected shortages continuing into 09.

Whew, breathe! I could be wrong, but Sony's got a lot of work to do if they're going to not only win but just be a contender. Currently, they're pulling a Mike Tyson (refering to his preparation for the "Buster Douglas" fight, in which he was KO'ed and became a B-List fighter).

Personally, I'd like to see Sony pull it out because competetion is good for everyone.


RE: Poor Sony
By encryptkeeper on 5/18/2007 2:47:18 PM , Rating: 1
most likely as the Matrix Trilogy revitalizes HD-DVD sales and puts it over the top

Hate to remind you of this, but betting on the Matrix Trilogy is pretty stupid. The first movie was great, to be sure, but people won't bother buying the trilogy since the other two were so awful. They'd be better with a Star Wars, Indy, LoTR, or Jaws or ANYTHING that doesn't include the Matrix 2 and 3.


RE: Poor Sony
By bkm32 on 5/18/2007 3:17:14 PM , Rating: 3
I personally loved the entire story, but that's not the point, and you make a very valid point. However, the reason why the Matrix Trilogy will make a difference is because the Original was the "litmus test" for DVD (better sound and picture quality over VHS), and seeing as the sequels only "upped the ante" in the special effects department (and philosophy), the entire trilogy will be a watershed moment for HD video as a format and content delivery medium not just for HD-DVD but BR-DVD, as well.

"Top Gun" and "Days of Thunder" did this for Hi-Fi VHS and the Matrix did this (as mentioned above) for DVD in its infancy. The Matrix and its sequels, not matter which format they come out on, will prove why everyone should move to some form of HD format whether it be BR-DVD or HD-DVD. It just so happens that HD-DVD will get them first. Good news for those guys, but not necessarily bad news for the BR Confederacy (or whatever they call themselves) since they will be getting the Matrix soon enough.

Long story short: the Matrix and it's sequels sell not just systems, but formats. Bottomline. The fact, that it is being released on HD-DVD before BR-DVD proves what the HD Group has been saying about its advantages over BR-DVD. That is, although it may not be technically superior as far as capacity, it is easier to write and mass produce because of its similarities to current DVD tech.

BTW, I typically enjoy your posts. You have proven to be very inciteful in a number of areas. Also, what about the other things that I posted in my, uh, post? I'd like some real feedback.


RE: Poor Sony
By encryptkeeper on 5/18/2007 3:34:17 PM , Rating: 2
Top Gun" and "Days of Thunder" did this for Hi-Fi VHS and the Matrix did this (as mentioned above) for DVD in its infancy. The Matrix and its sequels, not matter which format they come out on, will prove why everyone should move to some form of HD format whether it be BR-DVD or HD-DVD

You forget one thing. The Matrix Trilogy has already proven DVD format. But it probably can't carry another. One format needs a movie no one has, but everyone wants. That's the key with all of those other movies. DVD sales for the trilogy were pretty poor from what I saw. Something like the third Pirates movie would do VERY well on BR, especially if it was released on BR first.

BTW, I typically enjoy your posts. You have proven to be very inciteful in a number of areas. Also, what about the other things that I posted in my, uh, post? I'd like some real feedback.

Wow, thanks for the compliment. Let me go back and reread your post.


RE: Poor Sony
By bkm32 on 5/18/2007 3:47:16 PM , Rating: 3
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One format needs a movie no one has, but everyone wants. That's the key with all of those other movies.


Very true, although that negates the point you made earlier about the SW Saga, Indy Trilogy, and LoTR Trilogy making more of a difference.

I think I'm right on this because ppl have seen and remember what the Matrix did for DVD back in the day. It was the best selling DVD of all-time for awhile, and even though it was already available on VHS, it quickly outpaced that version. And since Pirates three isn't out, yet that movie doesn't matter.

Now, you are probably right about the trilogy as a whole not doing so great, but that's because it was was made available as individual disks. This doesn't appear to be the case for the HD-DVD version, though. Therefore, consumers and fans are getting a great movie that has been known to sell formats, plus two extra films for free.

You like that spin, don'cha?


RE: Poor Sony
By jadedeath on 5/19/07, Rating: 0
RE: Poor Sony
By jadedeath on 5/19/2007 12:29:48 AM , Rating: 1
You mean the GTA4 that the designers are having trouble hacking it down in size so that it'll actually FIT on a DVD9? THAT GTA4?

Stranglehold is a Sony Exclusive.

I find it kinda funny that you're saying that Heavenly Sword is an unknown and you spout off titles like Mass Effect and Too Human.

The last game that made that much? God of War 2. Sony created, exclusive AND a PS2 game which is a full generation behind in this battle.

As for the Matrix Trilogy, I think you'll see far more sales of that with Blu-Ray than you will with HD even if it does come out a month earlier on HD, people already own it and it's not like the 3-4 million Blu-Ray capable people in the world will run out and buy a HD-DVD player right off the bat just to get the Matrix Trilogy when {chances are} they already own it.

If any movies are going to move players it's going to be Spider-Man 3, Shrek 3, and Pirates 3. It will be the new stuff that moves players, not the old stuff.

Logan


RE: Poor Sony
By Circle T on 5/19/2007 12:33:56 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
You mean the GTA4 that the designers are having trouble hacking it down in size so that it'll actually FIT on a DVD9? THAT GTA4?

You mean the GTA4 that, when it comes out in October, will be sold to roughly roughly 7 million Xbox 360 owners, as opposed to roughly 2 million PS3 owners. Is that the GTA4 you speak of? Just checking.

Say what you will about the "problems" they are having scaling back for DVD and lack of HDD, it will still be sold to a MUCH larger user base. Let alone its coming out after Halo 3 comes out. And no one will deny the fact that Halo will sell consoles. So, you will have a lot of people with 360s once GTA comes out, and it will sell huge.


RE: Poor Sony
By jadedeath on 5/19/2007 10:42:13 PM , Rating: 1
For starters there's so many holes in your thought process it's not funny, try unplugging from your 360 when reading this and stop getting the subliminal messages from Mr. Gates.

If you're having problems scaling back a game for the 360, one that fits quite nicely into the PS3 Blu-Ray disks, that signifies the beginning of a much larger problem for the 360. It's only about 6 months in and they're already having problems with disk space for the 360.

What's going to happen a year from now when the next Tom Clancy Samfishersplintercelladvancedwarfighter game comes out? People are going to start noticing that the graphics are better on the PS3 by leaps and bounds. Why? Because they have to sacrifice something when converting DOWN to DVD9 and graphics is usually the first to go.

Secondly: Not everyone likes GTA games. You might want to think that everyone who owns a 360 would want one, but you'd be painfully wrong.

Thirdly: Why would I want a system that's made with last gen tech like the 360 that doesn't even have an interactive and new user interface {like the Wii}? Or new tech entirely {like the PS3}.

Forthly: there are 3 million PS3 owners not 2. And I'm fairly sure there are more 360 owners than that, but I'm not totally up to date on it.

Logan


RE: Poor Sony
By Circle T on 5/20/2007 7:06:32 PM , Rating: 2
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For starters there's so many holes in your thought process it's not funny, try unplugging from your 360 when reading this and stop getting the subliminal messages from Mr. Gates.

What holes do you speak of? Seems to me, you are the one with "Fanboy" written all over you. I own all 3 current consoles, so I have no bias either way with this issue.
quote:
It's only about 6 months in and they're already having problems with disk space for the 360.

Name some games then. Don't spout FUD like that without backing it up.
quote:
People are going to start noticing that the graphics are better on the PS3 by leaps and bounds.

WOW, and you act like its ME that is the fanboy. If that wasn't a fanboy fueled statement, I don't know what is.
quote:
Secondly: Not everyone likes GTA games. You might want to think that everyone who owns a 360 would want one, but you'd be painfully wrong.

I never said that EVERYONE who owns a 360 will run out and buy GTA. I made the simple, and FACTUALLY TRUE, statement that when said game does come out, there will be MANY more people with a 360 to buy the game. No, not everyone with a 360 will buy it. But, neither will every PS3 owner.
quote:
Thirdly: Why would I want a system that's made with last gen tech like the 360 that doesn't even have an interactive and new user interface {like the Wii}? Or new tech entirely {like the PS3}.

Why?? How about games and money?? Those are 2 good reasons for a lot of people. Neither of those systems have a lot of great exclusive games. And one of them is VERY expensive. Now, I can't speak for you. But, if games are what someone wants, there are MANY to choose from on 360. Thats something that CAN NOT be said for the Wii and PS3.

I like my Wii a lot. I grew up with Nintendo, so they will always have something for me to like. But, as it stands RIGHT NOW, there are basically 2 games that I would call must have, maybe 3 if you include Wii Sports. You have Zelda, Paper Mario, and Wii Sports. Those 3 games are great fun. But beyond that, as of right now, there isn't much.

And the PS3 is even worse. Yes, Resistance is good. But, that is literally it. And I hesitate to call that a system-selling game, because its pretty cookie cutter FPS. Its good, but there are many good FPS games, and it doesn't stand out at all. Aside from that one game, there is NOTHING coming exclusively on PS3 that will sell a system. Eventually next year when MGS4 and GT come out, sure. But Warhawk and Heavenly Sword are hardly system sellers between now and then.

And, talk of Blu-Ray all you want, but its still an unproven format. Neither HD-DVD or Blu-Ray are making any kind of dent in DVD sales. Both are great technology, but many people out there are very content with DVD. Why go out and re-buy all your favorite movies if DVD upscaled looks good enough to many people?

I hope both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray end up like DVD-Audio and SACD, lost and forgotten. It won't be long before people just download their high-def content, bypassing optical disc media altogether. I've watched a few HD movies from the Live Marketplace, and they look fantastic. No disc needed.

The 360, on the other hand, is practically overflowing with great games. And, if games are what you want, that is a big thing. Yes, the Wii is a good deal cheaper than the others. And yes, the PS3 does play Blu-Ray movies. But, if it is a game console you want, there are A LOT to choose from with the 360.
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Forthly: there are 3 million PS3 owners not 2. And I'm fairly sure there are more 360 owners than that, but I'm not totally up to date on it.

I was just talking about US consoles. There are more than what I stated worldwide. But, I was just speaking about US consoles, because that is where a majority of the GTA sales will go.

So, you can just sit there and be unhappy about life. Picking sides and then bagging on the others to try and make yourself feel better about your purchase. I'll be over here where people don't give a crap, and are just happy with what they own. Playing Gears and Crackdown, waggling my way through Zelda, and watching my PS3 get covered in dust while it waits for Metal Gear and Gran Turismo. Its a Fanboy-Free zone over here, so stay away.

CT


RE: Poor Sony
By bkm32 on 5/21/2007 11:36:18 AM , Rating: 2
Stranglehold is a multi-platform release. The Collector's Edition will include the Blu-Ray version of the film "Hardboiled" and be exclusive for the PS3.

Heavenly Sword generated much buzz from the last E3, but that's the last time anyone has seen anything new for it. The demo was short and any real new trailers have been lacking. I personally think this game has the potential to be a system seller if Sony pulls their head out for 60 seconds to realize this game's huge potential. A demo for Killzone 2 wouldn't hurt, either. This hush-hush attitude Sony has for these games is hurting them, thus rendering these games (not so much KZ2, although some ppl are considering it vaporware).

Mass Effect and Too Human were two of the first X360 tech demos shown at the 2005 E3 and are still highly anticipated games for the system despite their slipping due dates. Too Human recieved a full spread from EGM last May and is considered the X360's GoW, while Mass Effect is the latest Bioware product that is in the same vein as KOTOR and Jade Empire. Bioware has quite a following. I believe that these two games have more press than the HS and KZ2 for the PS3.

As far as the Matrix Trilogy, I agree there is a very good chance that the point you're making will come to pass. However, with the Father's Day price reduction of the HD-AD2 and the MT releasing a week later. There's a good chance I'm right about this one. Although, this fall/winter will prove which format will win as the films you mentioned should be available then.

BTW, regarding your other post concerning Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions, those movies didn't "suck". The parallelism with today's society's dependence on technology was extremely relevant and not even considered in the first movie. In fact, the first movie was used to draw in the audience so that the films' creators can tell how they really felt. These movies are a very real critique on how far we (Humanity) have really fallen. The rabbit hole goes very deep with these films, but not until you get to the sequels.


Same Criteria
By GeekDaddy on 5/18/2007 12:43:54 PM , Rating: 5
When it is reported that Blu-Ray outsells HD-DVD by 2 to 1 during a reporting period, Sony claims that the DVD format war is over. Will they use the same criteria with PS3 versus XBOX 360 sales and concede the console war?




RE: Same Criteria
By bkm32 on 5/18/2007 2:16:46 PM , Rating: 2
I don't see why not. Good post; I'd rate it higher, but I've already commented.

Hey, DT, er, guys, there has to be a way around that.


RE: Same Criteria
By BladeVenom on 5/18/2007 10:35:28 PM , Rating: 2
+1 Funny


RE: Same Criteria
By PrinceGaz on 5/19/2007 8:00:17 AM , Rating: 2
What's worse for Sony is that they aren't selling many PS3 games to recoup the money they lose on each console.

The XB360 had games in the charts at positions 5 and 7, whearas the PS3 didn't have a single entry in the top 10. The Wii meanwhile appeared in position 3 and 4 so it is not just selling more hardware but also more games to play on it (and unlike the others, is making a profit on the console as well as the games).

Of course you would expect to sell more games when you have sold more consoles so the XB360 beating the PS3 is no surprise, though Microsoft should perhaps be a little concerned if the Wii is already beating it in game sales.

Sony are the ones in real trouble as if they sell few consoles and fewer games, developers will begin to abandon it (especially considering the additional complexity in programming for it) leading to a vicious circle of ever fewer games and the eventual demise of the console.


oh hi i upgraded your console to something fun
By XesBOX on 5/18/2007 12:47:24 PM , Rating: 3
Nintendo stuck by their ingenuity and it's paying off, even in ways that have nothing to do dollars and cents. People who have never played any form of electronic games are not only picking up on, but enjoying the Wii.

Where did all the Wii fan boys go anyways? This is certainly their time to shine.

Personally? I can't wait for Sony to eat a curb. Their arrogance has really started to become obscene.




By jadedeath on 5/18/2007 1:00:48 PM , Rating: 1
As opposed to the Microsoft arrogance that states that the Wii is graphically inferior to the Xbox1?

And yet the Wii is probably going to be in command of this Generation by years end?

Logan


By encryptkeeper on 5/18/2007 2:24:27 PM , Rating: 1
The Wii fanboys are still here, we're just so busy gloating that we can't quite keep up with the demand.


RE: oh hi i upgraded your console to something fun
By akugami on 5/18/2007 11:54:21 PM , Rating: 2
Unless you own Nintendo stock, there is nothing to gloat about. I'm a big supporter of Nintendo but I don't support fanboys. Fans yes, fanboys, no.

One reason I'm glad that the PS3 is not selling well is due to the fact that I think Sony was leading us down the wrong path. The path being, more, faster and bigger instead of one of innovation. The last great gaming revolution was the advent of the analogue sticks. That opened up a whole new level of control in games.

Nintendo, though guilty of sequels as much as anyone, has always been on the forefront of new games as well as new ways to control those games. Some have flopped, some have went on to greatness. I for one am glad Nintendo is around so that we may hopefully continue to get new and innovative games.

Microsoft is also as guilty as Sony of the "more, bigger, faster" way of thinking but at least they tried to balance the cost of their system instead of having hidden agendas push up the cost like Sony did.


By danrien on 5/19/2007 8:29:40 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Microsoft is also as guilty as Sony of the "more, bigger, faster" way of thinking but at least they tried to balance the cost of their system instead of having hidden agendas push up the cost like Sony did.


You mean "not so hidden" agendas, right? ;)


PSP is doing ok though.
By danskmacabre on 5/18/2007 10:10:01 AM , Rating: 3
First of all, I own a DS lite, so I'm not a PSP fanboy.

It's worth commenting though that the PSP is doing pretty well, sure it has slightly less that half the sales of the DS, but it's still selling well.

The Amazing success of the DS makes the PSP look bad, but the PSP is holding onto sales well and it DOES have it's place in the market.
Personally, I prefer my DS lite though.




RE: PSP is doing ok though.
By darkpaw on 5/18/2007 12:25:56 PM , Rating: 2
Considering no other company has ever so much as scratched Nintentdo's dominance in handheld gaming, I think the PSP has done well.

If Sony ends this generation with a 10-20% marketshare in handhelds, that'll be a big accomplishment. Sure it hasn't been as successful as they'd like, but it is doing decently considering the compeition.

I think the latest price cut with help considerably as well. Now if only they would actually allow people to run custom apps without needing customer firmware.


RE: PSP is doing ok though.
By oTAL on 5/18/2007 12:59:08 PM , Rating: 2
Yup... They can thank the modded firmwares around the web for a nice chunk of their sales... Some people found ingenious uses for that beautiful screen. An unmodded PSP would have close to zero interest for me, but with a modded firmware I think it would be a better buy than the DS... lots of possibilities become available.


Good job microsoft
By rdeegvainl on 5/18/2007 12:01:38 PM , Rating: 2
being outsold by 2 consoles that are acording to microsoft, inferior than the xbox, and two hand held consoles. Though it is doing better than the PS3, maybe sony should rethink the ps3 strategy...
Irony I love it.




RE: Good job microsoft
By NotAok on 5/18/2007 12:51:11 PM , Rating: 2
uhhh, they are inferior to the 360. It doesn't matter what figures say, 360 is still superior.


RE: Good job microsoft
By rdeegvainl on 5/20/2007 2:15:34 PM , Rating: 2
i never said 360 pal, read the post, said xbox.


Would have sold more.
By Mitch101 on 5/18/2007 12:09:12 PM , Rating: 3
They would have sold more Wii's if I can find one without having to buy a bundle. Even the bundles come and go pretty quickly.

I would wonder how incredibly high the Wii would have sold if they were actually able to have enough consoles for the demand.




RE: Would have sold more.
By microAmp on 5/18/2007 12:51:42 PM , Rating: 2
You can do what I and a few other did; buy the bundle from Walmart.com and return the games you don't want or all to B&M store for a refund. Some stores may not do it though but there are usually enough Wal-Marts around to find one that will.

I returned 3 of 6 games, $150 back into my wallet, eventually played the other 3 and sold 2 of them at Amazon.com for only a slight loss.


The Picture.
By Korvon on 5/18/2007 12:25:25 PM , Rating: 2
Love it.




Reason for high PS2 sales...
By stepone on 5/18/2007 5:50:06 PM , Rating: 2
Is likely because the PS3 is pried too high for many people so they're sticking with their PS2 for now until the price comes down.

However if MS can lower the 360's price first, preferably with the launch of Halo3/65nm cpu at the end of September which would be the perfect timing for xmas then I think many of the hold out last gen PS2 & xbox gamers may go with the 360 and Sony would have no choice but to cut the cost of the PS3 & loose more money or the 360 would gain an insurmountable lead over it.

Either way this xmas may be a good barometer to indicate which way the market will go...




I know, I know!
By Josh7289 on 5/18/2007 10:12:57 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
How many of these have you seen sitting idly on store shelves?

NONE!

What do I win?




No surprise.
By Lazarus Dark on 5/18/2007 9:05:05 AM , Rating: 1
No surprises here, except maybe that ps3 sold that many(flame away). If Nintendo could solve their supply issue, I think they could have sold twice as many Wii's. Well, but then it would still be a shortage of them. hahaha.




By BladeVenom on 5/18/2007 10:52:03 PM , Rating: 1
GBA 84K to PS3 82K
Game Over
You Lose!




Eat it Sony.
By Metroid on 5/18/07, Rating: 0
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