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When Will The PS3 Tie The Xbox 360?

It's probably safe to say there's about a 5-million-unit gap in worldwide sales between the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. They've just announced that 360 sales have hit 40 million and at last count several months ago, the PS3 was at about 34 million, so 5 million seems to be just right.

Obviously, the PS3 has made up a ton of ground, especially considering the fact it came out a year after the 360 and in 2007, it actually fell even further behind due to the high price of the console, a lack of software, and the fact that Blu-Ray hadn't caught on just yet. Now that things have changed significantly, the PS3 has been continually narrowing the gap and at this point, it seems inevitable that it will eventually draw even with the 360 in terms of worldwide sales. The question is, when? Well, next to price drops, hot exclusives tend to move hardware better than anything else; it's easy to spot the PS3 sales spikes when games like Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and God of War III arrived. Therefore, maybe we could argue that Gran Turismo 5 will be the straw that breaks the camel's back.

After all, the game is absolutely massive in Japan where the 360 is basically non-existent, anyway, and it's an easy 2-3 million seller. It should sell even more, actually. However, between now and then, there don't appear to be any major PS3 exclusives that would allow Sony to inch closer in the global competition, and Microsoft does have Alan Wake, which is shaping up quite nicely. Therefore, despite the surge when GT5 arrives, I don't think that'll do it...it'll be close, but I think we need one more massive exclusive to even things up. I'd like to think it might be Final Fantasy Versus XIII, but we just know so little and God only knows when it'll finally arrive. How about The Last Guardian? Eh...it's probably too "artsy" and too "niche" to really have a huge sales impact. But then again, we said that about Heavy Rain, so...

Then there are the shooters like Killzone 3 and Resistance 3. Maybe we should go with the third effort from Guerrilla Games; the title should hit store shelves at just about the time the PS3 is extremely close to the 360 (maybe just a few months after GT5 releases), so the timing would be just about right. Any other guesses? I'd mention PlayStation Move, but I don't have a lot of confidence that it will generate enough interest over Natal to help bridge the hardware sales gap.

P.S. By the way, Joseph Gatt did sign up to contribute; I think he posted three replies as "MoCap Kratos." Check it out!

4/23/2010 Ben Dutka

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Comments (121 posts)

eLLeJuss
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 10:07:56 PM
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MAn we need more games now! i can only see gran turismo and modnation racers coming since all the blockbusters went out. I hope they announce something in e3. Versus 13, Uncharted 3, demon souls 2, resistance 3, killzone 3, HAZE 2 (LOL JK). anyweiz. Cmon sony!!! announce some games!!! oh yeah FFIX will be out too but i don't think alot of FF fans are going for this since its an online FF.Im not saying its bad, its just a different feel(like FFxI)

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Cpt_Geez
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 10:21:55 PM

Those games are coming at least a few of the around christmas time. I'm hoping for resistance 3.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 10:45:30 PM

*FFXIV

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CH1N00K
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 12:24:49 AM

I don't know if FFXIV will be a big system seller... MMO's are a rare breed when it comes to gaming, and console gaming expecially. The people that buy XIV will be the same ones that are still playin XI...and maybe a few others. I like the idea of XIV but I don't see me investing in it as I just don't have that much time to put into an online FF...I mean that is a lot of hours to log... But we'll see, maybe Squeenix will do a stellar job and change my mind.

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kraygen
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 1:10:13 AM

@ ch1nook

You should realize tho that SE has claimed that ff xiv will allow you to solo even if you only want to play as little as an hour a day or so.

so ya never know, I got into mmo's a little too late to try ff xi, so I'm looking forward to xiv.

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manofchao5
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 2:26:58 PM

the gap at 5million is already broken considering the year head start and all the people who rebought the console because it failed

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Cpt_Geez
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 10:10:05 PM
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The ps3 could tie the 360 at the end of the year, especially if natal doesn't turn out to be as good as Microsoft says it will be.

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Kowhoho
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 10:54:19 PM

I'm not gonna say it's completely impossible but I really don't think that the PS3 could outsell the 360 by a full five million units in just one year. It will definitely happen after two, though. That's for certain IMO.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 10:58:24 PM

No, that likely won't happen.

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godsman
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 11:05:38 PM

It'll probably be 2 years. The fact that Sony stuck to their 13 million sales as predicted, I think Sony probably planned out when they'll catch up.

The fact that Microsoft keep bragging that they owned US HD gaming already means that they admitted they lost and won't win the other territories. Microsoft probably waiting for the next Xbox for the other territories.

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Kowhoho
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 11:10:47 PM

Yeah, Japan was lost fromthe beginning and Others has started doing in hardware what it's been doing in software for a good while now; favoring the PS3.

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Vitron
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 7:52:58 AM

Doesn't matter if sony will overtake microsoft sales, as long as I have my passion to play PS3with these upcoming games

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JaktheDaxter
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 3:14:29 PM

Honestly its been driving me crazy how many people come into my Gamestop to buy a PS3 and settle for a 360 because we haven't had any for the last couple months.

We get maybe two a week and they are gone in the first day. Around income tax season I was hoping Sony could have put more units on the shelf, but they really didn't.

Also was truly funny how many people came into the store looking for God of War 3 on the 360.

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Fane1024
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 5:49:35 PM

Unless the 360 sees a spike in sales (more banned consoles?), the PS3 should catch it. 360 is selling about 9-10 million units a year, while PS3 is now up to about 14 million.

Of course, in terms of WORKING consoles, PS3 is already ahead.

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Snaaaake
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 10:23:29 PM
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It's gonna take at least 1-2 years from now for PS3 to at least tie with the 360.

Right now the number of PS3 sold in the US is quite far behind the 360, maybe worldwide the PS3 is winning but the Americans are still supporting the 360 more than they do for the PS3.

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Kowhoho
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 10:33:39 PM

Recently they've been selling at a statistical tie. Well see how Reach and Natal affect the sales in NA.

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Snaaaake
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 10:40:03 PM

Reach probably won't matter a lot but Natal might.

I think all Halo fans already got a 360 at this point, it's 3 years after Halo 3 already....

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 10:46:21 PM

True snake but they will need new systems by now.

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Kowhoho
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 10:51:43 PM

Yeah, that seems to be the consensus on Halo. For Natal, I think it will have a decent start because of hype and anticipation, but fail in the long run. That is, of course, unless they come out for E3 with some games that aren't just neat minigames or smoke-and-mirrors presentations.

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Snaaaake
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 10:52:45 PM

Halo Episode 4 : The Return of RRoD.

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kraygen
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 1:13:16 AM

I didn't realize people were still excited about natal. Most gamer sites that were excited about it initially seem to have lost all interest now. Personally don't know what they were excited about in the first place.

Bouncing red balls, yeah thats so exciting.

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Kowhoho
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 10:31:03 PM
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If the PS3 goes even one year without competition from the xbox (I.e. Microsoft jumps ship before Sony), the PS3 will outsell it. Patience...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 10:43:48 PM
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Newsflash, since Sony counts real sales, and MS counts units shipped (better known as the xbox cardboard box fort at your local store), and taking into consideration the replacement of off warranty broken and banned systems, PS3 has probably already outpaced 360.

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sawao_yamanaka
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 11:15:55 PM

Sony hasn't released there sale numbers yet. Maybe the margin is a whole lot smaller now.

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kraygen
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 1:15:39 AM

I was going to say the same thing world, but you said it for me.

Heck even if M$ counted shipped but didn't count replacement units for broken consoles, they'd still be way behind.

For a while they were claiming over 50% failure rate on 360's. What would that do to those sales numbers. Do the math, very sad for M$.

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Qubex
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 3:44:22 PM

World / Krygen... Very reasonable point, and probably true!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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godsman
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 10:47:55 PM
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Sony has been consistently outselling Xbox year to year. Microsoft is hugging the US sales and claiming they own the world. This holiday will be interesting.

I was looking at the sales of some sports games like EA's Fifa 10. The PS2 has over 1 million sales according to vgchartz.com. If you have a choice of console, it would be bought on PS3 or Xbox 360. Only reason I can think of is that these people are still sitting on the fence waiting to buy a next gen console. When the price of PS3 go down to 199, I'm sure it'll attract these gamers.

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SvenMD
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 10:48:54 PM
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So I don't really think any one game in the near future will put it ahead of the 360, especially not in the near future. I agree with Snaaaake that a reasonable timeline to pass it is about 1-2 years.

But I think it's going to be a combination of games, Blu-Ray, Move, and 3D that will help the PS3 slowly overtake MS's Red Ringer.

It's like Kevin says - it only does EVERYTHING.

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godsman
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 11:00:56 PM

It will be SO hilarious to have Kevin Butler represent Sony as Vice President to present the games on E3 2010!!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 11:09:20 PM

GT5 is gonna still be a massive shot in the arm.

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Kowhoho
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 11:13:40 PM

Uuuuum godsman, is that confirmed? Is that really happening, because if so....0_o I'll need a change of pantaloons.

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Darthvintage
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 11:03:41 PM
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The Ps3's in my area are sold out.

and a couple of my friends are irritated that they can't play uncharted 2 and God of war 3.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 11:09:55 PM

my xbot is irritated about that too.

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sawao_yamanaka
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 11:17:20 PM

Yea I got lucky they had 1 left at the best buy I normally go to. Bought myself a second system! :D

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Kowhoho
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 11:17:28 PM

MLB the Show is a main point of jealousy at my lunch table... ;P

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kraygen
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 1:16:54 AM

I think it's funny how we all have little xbot pets we talk about. Well my xbot is sad cause he can't play this and my xbot is still in denial. It's hilarious.

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RadioHeader
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 5:15:01 PM

My xbot is frantically trying to reassemble 4 consoles into one mighty (functioning) console.

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Cholo Gamer
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 12:50:08 AM

My xbot thinks that Xbox is better than the PS3, when its not even better than a Gameboy Color.

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kevinater321
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 9:18:07 PM

lets not dis the game boy colour, that thing was a tank!

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Jawknee
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 11:40:59 PM
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With the way the Xbox's exclusive games look this year, if this trend keeps up, Sony will catch up before long. There just isn't any system selling games coming out. Those who buy Halo and Gears are most likely on their 3rd or 4th unit. Allen Wake looks sorta interesting but not enough to go out and buy another 360 and I doubt there will be many who think it's worth the investment in a whole system. It may take some more time but if Sony can keep up the momentum then they should have the 360 beat in sales within 2 years I'd guess. I'd also guess most of their sales are rebuys. MS doesn't seem to be selling units as fast as Sony at the moment.

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aaronisbla
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 4:15:24 PM

Not to play devil's advocate but if they announce a price cut on their elite system and not that crap arcade unit, it could make it harder for the ps3 to catch up.

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 4:38:59 PM

Yea i would agree with that but i can't see it making that much of a difference. Yea it would make it harder to catch up but the price cut that followed the PS3 price cut did very little to boost their sales overall in the long run.

I was just at Target yesterday and today. Yesterday they had 3 PS3s left and 6 Xbox's. Today, Zero PS3's left and still 6 Xbox. 4 of which were the Splinter Cell C bundle.

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VicTheMighty
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 6:31:31 PM

Yeah all the xbox bundles are failures here too... We sold 1 Splinter Cell xbox on 20 since launch... 1 final fantasy XIII bundle on 10 ( Go figure why they give two controllers with a single player game lol ) ... And I don't even want to talk about the ModernWarfare edition XD sold like 7 outta 40 since launch and it was suppose to be the big console seller. Just want to specify they sell those for 400$ too.

PS3 on the other hand is selling very fast. We are flagged by sony and recive about 40 PS3s 120gig a week. But for all I know it could be only like this in downtown montreal... Maybe MS's brainwash and the consumers ignorance has a bigger influence in outter regions.

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RebelJD
Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 11:58:54 PM
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It's too early to tell if the PS3 is selling at its potential every month. Remember the lack of PS3s all around the world? People unable to find a PS3 in stock at any retail store? Well, from last we were told, that's still an issue. I honestly think that the PS3 should be pushing 400K units a month. So when demand is met (like Nintendo did with the Wii) the PS3 can still hit those high numbers every month.

Rock on Gamers, Gamers rock on.

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Hitch
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 12:09:56 AM
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No matter what happens in the end the REAL winner will be US GAMERS!!! Eh? Eh? *sigh*

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kraygen
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 1:19:02 AM

I would agree with you except that I keep seeing more and more how the xbox is holding back gaming these days.

Has anyone else noticed that more and more multiplats are showing up with cartoony type graphics. Trying to find ways to squeeze it onto that tiny little dvd is my guess.

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VicTheMighty
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 6:37:52 PM

Yeah I agree with you Kraygen...

We are not only winning out of their fighting.

I guess the pros are: We get price drops faster and first party exclusives rape the market. So the likes of naughty dog can shine even brighter when compared to the other generic titles.

and the cons: Lesser quality multiplat games limited by an inferior outdated machine (xbox360)...

So if the 360 died way earlier and only the Wii remained... We would have better quality games but the PS3 might still be selling for 400-500$ lol.

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 6:56:45 PM

Not necessarily. Those working in the millions of offices forced to use Windows would disagree.

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Hitch
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 12:11:41 AM
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I can hear the casual Wii gamers right now just snickering as Microsoft and Sony battle for second place...

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MyWorstNightmar
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 12:15:34 AM

We're too busy playing Mario Galaxy 2 to snicker.

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piratedrunk
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 12:46:50 AM

anyone pick up Monster Hunter Tri? I am having a blast with this one

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Hitch
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 3:44:42 AM

@ Worst: Well seeing as how SUPER mario galaxy 2 hasn't come out yet, you my friend are a liar.

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Alienange
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 7:30:59 AM

You're right. He meant Endless Ocean.

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MyWorstNightmar
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 3:41:04 PM

Hitch, you are seriously going to harp on me for an obvious joke for a game that doesn't come out for 1 more month?

I hope for your sake you are joking as well. Good day sir.

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yak4life85
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 12:15:11 AM
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Everyone thought my Do you work out question was dumb but that was one of the three comments Mr. Gatt actually replied to. So to all you who thumb me down hahaha.

@ WorlsEndSWithMe

Good thing I asked again huh? I didn't drop it.




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Alienange
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 7:33:05 AM

Are you for real? All hot and bothered about thumbs down? Coming back here to prove you're awesome after all?

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yak4life85
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 12:16:29 AM
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Ps3 should catch up for sure in the next couple of years no doubt about that. Ps3 will come out on top in this next generation console race.

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CH1N00K
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 12:32:15 AM
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Sony and MS is kind of like the Tortoise & the Hare story. MS raced out of the gate in attempt to get the jump on Sony..Sony takes the slow and steady approach. It worked for them with the PS2, which has sold, what? 120 Million units or more? I wouldn't be surprised that by the end of the PS3's life cycle, you'll see it up around that number again.

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Bloodysilence19
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 12:52:38 AM
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the ps3 will tie or outsell the 360 when Sony can keep their inventory restocked, cause until than 360 will sell a slight more units than the ps3. also Sony better surprise us with some new games coming out at e3 either coming this fall or beginning of next year. an not games for move games like kz3 uc3 etc etc. we all know come this fall halo reach is going to push a crap load of 360's and sell crap load of copies. so hopefully Sony has something up their sleeve for e3

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Temjin001
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 1:21:53 AM
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I suspect MS will gain a surge in sales with the supposed re-designed and re-launched 360 this year.

At this point, I don't think overall console numbers matter too much now. PS3 gamers are receiving ample amounts of, quality, first-party software with strong 3rd party support.

But for bragging rights, "hey, my system sold more than your system," it's a hard win to argue.
Even if Sony squeeks by with a higher global user-base, MS has made a significant stride in market share with the 360 during this console generation (from approx. 26mill-40mill+), while PS3 has had a significant loss launch-to-date.

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kraygen
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 1:23:27 AM
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Lets also not forget that the ps2 is still selling incredibly well, where M$ stopped selling the original xbox immediately.

People wanting xbox games had to buy new console, people wanting sony games could still get a lot of them on ps2.

Sony will win, they've just always known that it's not how you start, but how you finish.

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Vitron
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 7:58:01 AM

Amen

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BigBoss4ever
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 1:38:15 AM
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this day will soon come, in few years. when FFv13, The Last Guardian and GT5 are all released. when FF15 released, PS3 is way ahead already.

that will be the fact.

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SmokeyPSD
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 1:41:46 AM
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I really don't see Alan Wake as a system seller. Despite Ppl trying to make it out as Heavy Rain for the xbox, it isn't genre defining or anything. Heavy Rain actually caused an unexpected spike in system sales, much less game sales.

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WolfCrimson
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 3:45:45 AM

Oh no? Trust me, you'll see a sales spike when Alan Wake releases. But not on the game's merit, more like Xbots buying the game and 360 to spite PS3 fans. That and their 5th Xbox RRoDing.

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Alienange
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 7:38:11 AM

You trying to tell me there's a warehouse full of xbots just waiting to be activated on the Allan Wake launch night set to go buy it?

Maybe, but even then, I doubt it'll sell anywhere near what they think it will.

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The X Factor 9
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 2:26:31 AM
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Truth is, I don't think the PS3 will catch the Xbox 360 before Microsoft decides to release another console.
Halo: Reach and Gears of War 3 will be enough to neutralize GT5.
Nothing wrong with being 3rd place, yet having the best games available.
Sony might very well continue their dominance of software sales though. Hardware is a lost cause in my opinion. Software on the other hand...I believe strongly that Sony can have a significantly greater market share of software sales with respect to the size of their user base.

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Hitch
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 3:48:21 AM

uh-oh........

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RadioHeader
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 6:57:38 AM
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I hear the next price drop will take the 360 down to £20... with a £50 note and a backup 360 inside the box. That should help them stay pretty close to PS3 sales.

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JackC8
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 7:39:58 AM
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The PS3 seems to sell tens-of-thousands of units more than the 360 each week, even when no games of note are released. I think that's what will eventually catch it up in terms of worldwide numbers. I honestly don't see Alan Wake doing much for 360 sales. It's just not the sort of title that will give them much of a bump. Who knows about the Move? That might sell quite a few units, or it might not. I'm kind of interested in seeing what happens. Personally I think Natal is going to be a barely functional joke that couldn't even dream of working with anything but the most simplistic of casual games, so I'm not looking for that to sell too much after the first month.

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Alienange
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 7:52:32 AM
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If the PS3 total sales was down around 10 million, I could see a cause for concern. Since there are over 34 million worldwide, I hardly see the need to fret about whether or not it'll outperform another system.

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___________
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 8:04:21 AM
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they have the slim to thank for that.
amazing what happens when you start charging a fair price for something isent it?

now all they need to do is fix up PSN and add some firmware features and there set.

oh, and please bring back 8 days and the getaway 3.
PPPPPPPPPLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEAAAAAASSSSSSEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

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www
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 10:23:43 AM

You're not alone. I want Getaway 3 badly!

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 12:30:01 PM

$600 was fair for a 60gb launch model. Bought it a few months after it came out, never once regretted it.

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Robochic
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 8:12:29 AM
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It will Surpass the 360 when couldn't tell you but if Sony keeps advertising the way they are with my fav guy Kevin Butler :) and if they keep listening to the fans and keep bring out great exclusives it will be very quick to surpass M$.
I was talking to my friend who has a 360 and he's like whatcha doing I'm like playing GOW III again, he was like man I'm bored he hasn't gotten a new game in 4 months and he has nothing to really play. Once again I pushed the PS3 and said stop complaining you made u're retarded choice, he called back 3 hours later he bought a PS3 asked if he could borrow some games :) he didn't realize that KZ 2 was so much fun he really like FPS.

Oh on a side note who has a PSP I got into the Modnation racers PSP Demo and have no use for it due to my PSP died awhile ago and haven't had the cash to get a new one. just message me.

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CrazyIrishBoy
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 9:44:04 AM
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Well if everyone was like me in college with no money the gap should be closed over summer and buy what they want... if i get a job that is..

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Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 10:24:33 AM
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I love them both, I don't really mind who's first.

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 12:43:30 PM

Hahahaha then why do you blame MS for holding back PS3 games? The longer the Xbox dominates the longer we have to put up with half assed multiplats.

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www
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 1:19:24 PM

Lol, yes I know Jawk, but still beats me why some titles, especially EA Sports titles still look better on 360, and they say they have separate dev teams for PS3 to utilize it's power to the maximum. But each new year comes by and I download new installments of Madden, NBA and Fifa Demos on both consoles and the 360 just looks better.

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 1:33:57 PM

They are probably not telling the truth. EA is probably still giving us ports.

I mean the fact they are even trying to claim they are maxing out PS3 should tell you something. If they were maxing out the PS3 we would be seeing games like Uncharted 2 and God of War III coming out of EA. But as we can see, that's obviously not the case. haha

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www
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 6:47:49 PM

I know what you're saying, EA are capable of anything as long as they were able to successfully lure Zampella and West out of Acti, they should be feared.

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 6:53:56 PM

I know you like CoD, but Bad Company is a lot of fun online. I wait in anticipation to what Respawn can do working with EA.

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JPBooch
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 10:51:18 AM
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The American market still remains untapped for Sony. XBox to this day still outsells it in this neck of the woods.

The progress will continue to be slow until the US realizes that the value of the PS3 is more than the XBox.

The problem is that the XBox already has a strong foothold with the youth here. Teenagers have an XBox and their friends too.

Sony is on the right track with their Kevin Butler adds. He appeals tremendously to that crowd.

Another factor is American Pride. Japan vs USA. For uninformed parents, I'm sure there is a small portion who would rather buy American than foriegn. If given the option between two things that are identical and the same price, I will always buy American. Some parents are that uninformed and niave when it comes to video games.

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Kowhoho
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 11:27:24 AM

Too bad all of the parts are shipped from China >_>......I don't need an "all American" product. Everyone deserves to earn money, it doesn't matter where you live.

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 12:40:21 PM

Yea I doubt pride has anything to do with it. Americans don't buy American for the sake of buying American. They buy what they precieve as a better value. Just look at the American car companies as opposed to forign. MS did a good job fooling parents into thinking the XBox was a better value. They tricked kids into thinking Sony sucks so the kids get their parent who don't know anything about games to buy them the "cool" console.

Pride has NOTHING to do with it. With your logic, Ford, Government Motors and Chrysler would be number one, but their not.

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ValdiPS3
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 11:37:23 AM
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Many say that sales do not matter, but frankly I want the PS3 ended up as the best-selling console, not because he is my favorite video game since the beginning of the brand, but more for the quality of product, it has blu-ray, in-built wireless modem, sony first party games of top quality, online for free, and most importantly a failure rate of less than 8%.

off topic: my friends I need help, I'm in doubt in the next games I plan to buy, bought ps3 recently here in Brazil where the games are very expensive, now I have MGS4, GOW3, KZ2 and DA-O, and I intend to buy Dead Space, Demons Souls and finally I'm in doubt between Resident Evil 5 and Uncharted2, I have doubts because after reading many reviews and videos and really know that uncharted is infinitely superior to Resident5, I played RE4 in the past generation and is one of my favorites, I do not know uncharted, and if not play the original uncharted I miss something about the story on U2?

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Shams
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 11:47:04 AM

Nah, Uncharted is like the Indiana Jones movies...same characters (plus a few new ones), but a different story. U2 really should be on your list, because it is the best console game made in, like, forever. And I safely say that as a person who isn't a fan of shooters, or zealously loyal to any particular brand. I only fully appreciated how grand it is after playing GOW3 and Mass Effect 2.

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 12:34:10 PM

Get Uncharted 1 and 2. Don't waste your money on Resident Evil 5.

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aaronisbla
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 4:25:19 PM

If you loved RE4 like i did, do yourself a favor and avoid RE5, its horrible. Not sure if you can rent where you live in brazil but if you must play RE5, rent it or borrow it

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 4:43:32 PM

Aaron speaks truth! RE5 was my most anticipated game this gen because i loved RE4 so much. But it turned out to me my biggest disappointment.

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ValdiPS3
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 5:35:25 PM

thanks for the replies friends, I will buy uncharted 2.

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LittleBigMidget
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 12:04:31 PM
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LOL, if Sony keeps removing features, then IDK. 2 of my friends were so pissed at Sony for removing Linux they resorted to an Xbox. I don't blame them though. We'll see @ E3 this year.

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RadioHeader
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 3:19:54 PM

How's Linux working out for them on the xbox?

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 4:42:40 PM

lol seriously, i didn't know what to think when i saw this comment. My first guess was that he was making it up.

my second guess is that hes making it up.

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Douchebaguette
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 12:17:33 PM
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Damn. He has an avatar, too. He's probably the only guy that can upload a picture of Kratos and say "yeap, that's me."

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On topic with console wars: "me & Kenny don't give two shits about stupid ass saaaaales."

I've recently travelled back in time to play all the classics such as FFVI, Chrono Trigger, Earthbound & Secret of Mana. I did this to understand gaming evolution, to help me understand the situation we are in and appreciate older games more. And I must say, I've come to realise that this generation [although influencing a new trend and being the most popular] is quite terrible.

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Because of that, I've come to a decision where I wouldn't mind dishing out money for a 360 again to play Mass Effect 2, Halo: Reach, Gears of War 3, Alan Wake and Splinter Cell: Conviction. I mean I'll still rip on Microsoft for being a giant douche but I can't take it out on the piece of plastic they create.

And at the same time I'll play God of War III, Heavy Rain, Modnation Racers, Killzone 3 & Final Fantasy Versus XIII. I may get a Wii as well if I find an interesting list of games. F**k it, I may even get a DS just to play the FFIV remake.


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I guess my point is don't hump a console so much to the point that you become insecure & defensive against any opposing idiot [whom you'd ironically have something in common with]. Don't hump a console to the point that you'd neglect any decent experiences on other consoles, exclusive or not.

And in subject to this article: Don't hump a console to the point that you start worrying about it's very welfare and reputation [I guess if the occasion was on the downfall of Playstation we could start worrying, but it isn't]. Let's just roll along to the s**t that happens and have a nice ride. For all you know you could wake up in the near future and slap yourself in the face for all of your actions & what you believed in. My pointless rant has finally ended.



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aaronisbla
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 4:27:50 PM

i can't lie, if a price drop happens on the elite system and its a large price cut, i'll grab one for sure just for Mass Effect 1 and 2, and for the Gears series

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 4:39:51 PM

If i ever did get those two games. I'd opt for the PC versions before i bought another Xbox.

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Gone
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 12:20:36 PM
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I don't care about sales, all I care about is that I turn my PS3 on an it works and I have good games to play for a long time.

In the end there will be only chaos.

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rezenu
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 12:23:38 PM
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All I care about are the games. Keep bringing the games Sony and Ill keep buying. Just need to finally get a harddrive and stop procrastinating.

But seriously, that tie seems likely. You never know.

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Scarecrow
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 12:41:14 PM
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I can't believe Ben's underestimating GT5...

GT5 alone will do the job

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rezenu
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 12:46:01 PM

GT5 will be a monster. End of story. :o

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Qubex
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 3:47:54 PM

Scare, don't think he is, but, come to think about it... the drip drop drip sale effect of these massive titles will eventually help to narrow that gap drastically. Natal, Wake and Reach will be positive for xBot sales, but the Ps3 should come through eventually.

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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SPT Leary
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 1:11:29 PM
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How many of those 40million were RRoD replacements? At an initial 53% failure rate, probably a good chunk.

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rell
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 1:45:31 PM
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Im just happy I can Playb3yond,Im not missing out xbots are.

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TEG3SH
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 3:08:31 PM
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N E V E R

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TEG3SH
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 3:33:31 PM

what was that the fastest thumbs down ever , is honesty a bad thing!!!!??

for all of u who thumbed me down u mean u disagree no? how about we bet on it ????

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aaronisbla
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 4:33:47 PM

Well if someone sees a comment they disagree with, why act surprised with the thumbs down?

if its been constantly closing the gap, what makes you think it won't? No one knows for sure but i really don't think that's a bet you wanna take.

Not that it matters to me, but i wont be surprised at all when it eventually passes it up. Even if and when it does it really shoudln

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 4:40:33 PM

TEG you get thumbed down because you ask for it. Most of your comments are void of any substance and just down right childish.

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www
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 6:45:16 PM

TEG I like you very much as a regular poster on here and as a PSXE friend but it's just so obvious you try too hard to seek attention sometimes, please don't do that my friend, I care for ya ;)

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TEG3SH
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 5:20:49 AM

@ aaron

I dont think it's closing the gap, I don't care who wins this "War", but I'm pretty confident it will be the xbox, why??? because after all the exclusives that sony rolled out , the 360 still on top of the majorities of the months.

@ JAw

really ???!!!! so If I said anything against the Ps3 thats childish, what the hell is childish in "never", I could have written a whole paragraph stating facts and theories but why bother...

@ www

thanks mate but believe me I'm not, I'm a bit straightforward so I say what comes to my mind every time, sometimes my thoughts are dumb"usually", sometimes there is something there. but seeking attention believe me kind sir was never my intention. If I want attention I can simply say the ps3 sucks in every article, but I dont ;)

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THEGODSLAYER
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 3:43:15 PM
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BEN have you witnessed 3D tvs and 3D gaming? that IMO is what the next gen will be all about and sony is 35 million units ahead of microsofts next system. BOOM.

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 4:58:19 PM

BOOM!

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bearbobby
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 6:50:34 PM

Thanks for coming...

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BlackBriar
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 4:29:10 PM
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I Love my Ps3

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aaronisbla
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 5:20:54 PM
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Honestly Ben you forgot about Agent and i think a lot of other people are forgetting it also. Look at Red Dead Redemption. That game is shaping up beautifully. I can only imagine what they have in store with Agent. R* has a rather large following and if they crank down something special i can see it moving systems

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smok d rule
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 4:43:46 AM
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ff 7 remake it would be in the bag ?? but we all know how it is

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Mr Diamond
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 3:49:56 PM
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They should release Monster hunter 3 or some "new" monster hunter game for ps3. That should help I think. I mean sony has it for psp system, why not have that game on the ps3 with HD graphics?
The game has been forever with sony (with the exception of Monster Hunter Tri, which I think its a waste having that game on Wii)
Anyways it's just my humble opinion, but i think it would be nice to see that game on ps3 and have the chance to play it online with your friends. An Exclusive title of MH for ps3 would help sales a bit!

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BooyakaBerger
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 7:04:59 PM

@DarkRebel2k69

the reasons for the switch of consoles have been explained a million times so i'll skip that explanation, but...

on the note of Monster Hunter on a different console, Monster Hunter Frontier is coming out on the Xbox360. Monster Hunter (being one of the largest titles in Japan) will be selling the 360 basically. This will further the gap between the systems.

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Jaukain
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 5:59:58 PM
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IMO PS3 is closer or already has passed the Xbox in true sales. How many consoles were sent back or exchanged cause they were broken. I personally am on my 9th Xbox, know people with all the same statistics and that is still included in their margins. So I don't think their numbers are as big as they claim.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 8:28:17 PM
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Let's throw away all this spin-doctored new-math bullsh!t, and try getting to the real truths here.......


Minus in all the triple(or more)re-sales due to a 33% RROD failure rate.
Then also minus in over a million banned modded boxes.

Subtract all those figures from M$'s false BS claims, and I'm sure the PS3 has already surpassed the Bot Box in true sales last year, right about when M$ had finished doing their "Mod Bot-Box Boom Ban"(try saying that 10 times fast, LOL).

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DeathOfChaos
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 7:23:31 AM
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And Micro$oft is sitting back, basking in their money making failure rate...

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