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NPD June 08: PS3 Outsells Xbox 360 By Landslide

With the launch of Metal Gear Solid 4, many have wondered just how much of an impact would one game for the PlayStation 3. To date, even though Sony's PS3 has consistently outsold the Xbox 360 since January, none of the big AAA games (GTAIV, GT5 Prologue) have created any notable pop in the sales of the PS3. Not even GTAIV was able to create a spike in the X360's sales. Well, the same cannot be said of Metal Gear Solid 4, as Kojima's masterpiece helped drive sales of over 405k PlayStation 3 consoles in June.

The PlayStation 3's sales nearly double that of the Xbox 360s, which trails far behind at 220k units sold. The Nintendo Wii continues to attract gamers of all ages, as it went on to sell 667k consoles. As far as handhelds go, the Nintendo DS sold a staggering 783k portables, and the PSP took in a very respectable 337k sold.

At the rate the PlayStation 3 is going, it's looking to topple the Xbox 360 as the best selling next-gen console in less than a year - assuming the PS3 continues to outsell. Sales of the Xbox 360 have slowed down worldwide, as the PS3 has overtaken the Microsoft console in Europe, among other PAL regions, has a dominant lead in Japan, and has endured a six month momentum boost in sales here in the states.

Nintendo DS: 783k
Nintend Wii: 667k
PlayStation 3: 405.5k
Sony PSP: 337k
Xbox 360: 220k
PlayStation 2: 189k

7/17/2008 Arnold Katayev

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Comments (35 posts)

Tatsujin
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 6:53:03 PM
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Lol, look... Nintendo Wii is losing it's touch, each year that number lowers... Gooo PS3 and PSP and PS2 and DS! lol :P

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circa808
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 7:03:30 PM
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Yay. I hate 360. Go Sony.

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karneli lll
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 7:57:52 PM
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the 360 is competing with the ps2,how sad!

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The_Chimeran
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 8:08:58 PM
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nintendo family is still beating the sony family by at least 300k units. But the ps3 is finally going up and up. Did anyone pick up at sony's conference that the ps3 online network has 10 million registered users while xbox has more at 12 million. But for just a one year head start that isn't bad at all. Go free networking.

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Damaine
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 8:15:59 PM
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Ps3 Ps3 Ps3 Ps3 Ps3 Ps3Ps3 Ps3 Ps3Ps3 Ps3 Ps3 go sony i would like to thank all the many haters like xbox for your strong support of hating on the ps3 but once again sony conquers allll. lmao....SONY123/PSP 4 LIFE

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Fabi
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 8:23:35 PM
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Great news.

"At the rate the PlayStation 3 is going, it's looking to topple the Xbox 360 as the best selling next-gen console in less than a year."

What do you guys mean? Not of the generation right? Of this year I'm guessing.

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 8:31:30 PM
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What are you confused about? The PS3 is the best selling next-gen console in nearly every region except North America, even though it's still behind the X360 in overall sales. I'm predicting that at this rate, the PS3 will catch up to the X360's sales in the Americas and overtake it within the next 12 months, if not less.

Last I checked, I believe there is about a 4.5 million unit difference between the PS3 and X360.

Last edited by ArnoldK PSXE on 7/17/2008 8:33:09 PM

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Tatsujin
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 8:47:14 PM

Yeap, Go Arnold for being right! Go me for being supportive! Go LBP for getting me all exited!

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Deleted User
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 9:05:36 PM
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How is the DS the most popular system out right now.

I mean come on it SUCKS.

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danr
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 6:14:54 AM

But its cheap, and kids love them.

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OtisFeelgood
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 12:41:48 PM

Wii and DS both sucks but they're cheap and family-oriented.

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AscientDire
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 11:05:48 PM
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I really hope the developers take note of this...

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Daedusian
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 11:40:03 PM
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Wow if Nintendo can make such cheap systems and sell so much, then I think working for them will be my future plan. I'll just make a game about feeding your pet fish and having the ability to tap the fish bowl as you watch your fishy follow your finger. It'll be great lol.

Anyways, good to hear that Sony is doing well. 360 sales may spike up again later this year because of GeoW2 and F2. I know I'll be getting one, if I have the money that is...

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infekt
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 1:01:25 AM
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My '88 Sony walkman would be proud! It was the first of my Sony purchases and many more to come.

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Fabi
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 1:30:33 AM
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@Arnold - Really? Wow, I'm a big Sony fan but I really don't think so.

You do realize the spike came from MGS4 (of course you do)? I don't think it's going to last more than 2 months.

Next month we'll see a large decrease, and the month after that we'll see the PS3 outsell the 360 bye 100k, if that. It's gonna take more than 100k a month.

Gears 2 looks amazing, and with that new Halo game being announced...

I can see LBP becoming the biggest smash hit of this generation and generating huge buzz for the PS3, and in the process become a part of pop-culture, but even then, it's gonna take more than 12 months.

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Deleted User
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 2:14:11 AM
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i dont think it will top the wii although mine is collecting dust right now

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robinhood2010
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 7:35:25 AM
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So as karneli pointed out, the x360 is competing with the ps2, and the psp is selling over 100k units more than the x360...
Surely this is the begininng of the end for the x360? Yeah they have some big games coming out but so does the ps3 and psp.

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karneli lll
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 7:38:47 AM
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@ Fabi
ms dont have much going for them,ive seen gears 2 trailers n i think it should be called gears 1.5. Another halo? bungie works to free itself from ms n their next project is halo??? talk about reaching your creative celing

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Deleted User
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 1:11:40 PM

in that case every sequel that includes returning characters and enemies should be called 1.5! And bungie isn't working on halo wars. get your facts straight man

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pavlovic
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 9:03:52 AM
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fabi, GeoW2 might be a system seller, but Halo not anymore (even less if Master Chief is not in the game and all Halo fans already have their green toaster).

Sony has some system sellers coming in the following months like R2, GOW3, Kz2

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shreevin
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 10:47:01 AM
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Hmmm...can't say I really care about the numbers. Not a fanboy of anything but gaming. Each system produces their own rockin exclusives so I guess I'm stuck playing on all three. Oh well, not too sad about that ;)

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Minishmaru
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 2:31:47 PM
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Nothing like some solid number from the NPD to show us the drastic change since last year

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karneli lll
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 4:19:14 PM
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@Rocketman1
ms said they were the reason why bungie stopped the 'mysterious' countdown on bungie's site n yes they confirmed it was an annoucement for another halo game.look things up before throwing accusations.As for gears,same script different cast,throw in a little dust n BAM! sequel,in my opinion of course.

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Deleted User
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 6:58:37 PM

Karnelli you are not making any sense! They said Microsoft prevented them from revealing this mystery game, but then they confirmed it? Come on. Your ignorance is screaming loudly.

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Deleted User
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 7:19:19 PM
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as for gears thats why its called 2 and not 1.5

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karneli lll
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 12:07:53 AM
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im sure you didnt even look it up,u just had to rant.Ok, i wont bruise your ego; i guess i imagined reading about Don Mattrick confirming bungie's project as another halo game,not halo wars or the halo that Peter Jackson is working on. Must've been a typo,my ignorance is deafening

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Deleted User
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 1:25:38 AM
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So you really believe that if it was another halo they wouldn't have announced it? It's called creating hype man. (sorry for the ignorance thing I tried to edit it repeatedly but it didn't let me. my bad dude.)

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karneli lll
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 7:53:10 AM
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its all good,water under the bridge right?
Don said that the announcement was part of their conference ,but they cut it out,their excuse being that the game deserved more than just an announcement at e3 n they wanted to maintain their ' conference time '.

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karneli lll
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 7:55:42 AM
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Apparently this halo is in 3rd person n looks like gears 2 meets ghost recon

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karneli lll
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 7:58:30 AM
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Sorry about the ms stuff,i was jus kinda dissapointed because bungie is showing signs of being a typical ms one trick pony

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toks64
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 10:23:00 AM
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I have had it with Microsoft Xbox 360 This is my second 360 that has crashed on me. 360 has a 33% Hardware Failure Rate. I have been a victim. I am going back home to Sony. I Ain't gonna be those people who keep buying new 360 and keep shipping 360 to microsoft in return get a worse 360. Bottom Line I am getting a PS3 and Stay Anti Xbox 360 a Horrible System. Xbox 360 will become Obsolete real soon. Microsoft will Never be Able to fix It's Hardware Issues It's been 3 Years to Long. Don't be a fool Let Xbox 360 Die and their Hanging themselves

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Deleted User
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 1:17:23 PM
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@Karnelli Yeah maybe you're right. I would just consider it a dumb move by microsoft if they actually didn't want to release information like that at E3 considering it needs any big announcments it can get right now.

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Pavex
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 4:05:20 PM
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i (imho) feel the spike came from the fact that not only was MGS4 was a KILLER game

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Pavex
Sunday, July 20, 2008 @ 4:20:39 AM
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but that it was bundled not only by sony but konami! now THAT shows what a system seller the game is! however, with FFXIII going to 360 too AND the END of b/c this is a not so smart move on sony's part! as someone mentioned, the ps3 is COMPETING against the ps2!!! just look at all the games STILL comin out for it! (2).....sony outta CUT the ps2

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karneli lll
Sunday, July 20, 2008 @ 11:56:47 PM
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probably the reason why the ps2 i s selling so close to the ps3 is coz people are buying the 40 gig ps3, and also buying a ps2 to compensate 4 the lack of backwards compatability on the 40 gig

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