PS3 begins to overtake Xbox360 in sales since launch

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PS3 sales overtake the 360 

So what are we looking at here? Basically this is a graph of worldwide sales for the three main consoles. With their launches aligned.

That Blue cliff is the unstoppable Wii, The Green snake is the 360 and the Red is the PS3 (why is the PS3’s colour always red?)

As you can see the PS3 has kept pace with the 360 right from the word go and has quite an incredible Christmas season, overtaking the 360’s sales properly for the first time.

I can’t tell if the PS3’s christmas spike is better than the 360’s but either way facts don’t lie. Even after a year of terrible PS3 news it has come out on top and a lot of people are now of the opinion that it will keep on going.

Can anything stop that Wii though?

PS3 begins to overtake Xbox360 in sales since launch : TechVat

Last Updated: January 8, 2008

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • Im sure PS3 will beat 360. Im not sure how true this is but if heard the PS2 had a slow 1st year as well. and so did the PS1. I know that I bought a Saturn 1st… what a bummer that was. As for the Wii, i dont think its fair to compare as the Wii is in a different class and many gamers who have a ps3 or a 360 also have a wii…

  • Banana hammock

    The PS3 is always red because that’s the colour that signifies EVIL 🙂

    Of course you must include the Wii, it’s a gaming console, if people buy both then it will be reflected in the graph. The Wii is doing wonderfully well and deserves full credit. It’s like people who say you mustn’t include PS3s in Blu-Ray sales figures, why not? It’s a Blu-Ray player.

  • LazySAGamer

    I agree with evilredzombie in the fact that the Wii is in a different class, however like Banana Hammock says, it thoroughly deserves it’s success and I for one really hope it keeps going

  • Jip agreed it has done amazingly well. Deep down i stil want one.

  • Fred

    If the wii had hd graphics support , i would have had more respect for it.
    I dont think it deserves its success at all.
    A poor library of software titles also.

  • PillsburyDeeBoy

    A poor library of Software titles? Super Mario Galaxy alone is better than many top-tier games on the other consoles combined. So yeah, quantity, not really, but when it is quality, my word is it quality 😀 ! Oh, as for the PS3, 360 deal, anybody who is still of the belief that the 360 can and or will pip in the PS3 in this cycle is…well…wrong, to be perfectly honest. The margin of success will certainly diminish, but success itself will not go. 2008 is goin to be incredible!

  • boredhousewife

    If selling off divisions to fund two price cuts in its opening year and matching the xbox (with no price cuts and the debacle that is RROD) is considered a good year then kudos to Sony. I guess they fired Ken for sexually harrassing the cute temp in accounts

  • JimBob

    Er, yes, despite the price cuts the PS3 is still more expensive than the 360 – and the 360 had the market all to itself for a year. Indeed, one 360 SKU is very closely priced to the underpowered Wii, yet can’t get close to its sales.

  • boredhousewife

    I was trying to make the point that Xbox 360 is barely selling better than the original Xbox (albeit without the aggressive pricecuts of the original) – so how is the PS3 matching the Xbox in sales being considered a success. Its losing a ton of money and its lost about 60 % market share to the competition. Sony’s business model for the PS family depends on market dominance to be succesful. The PS2 generated about USD 2.5 billion of profit for Sony during its lifetime which sounds like a lot but equates to roughly USD 20 for every console sold. The PS3 is by most conservative estimates is about USD 3-4 billion in the red so has about $6 billion to go to catch up to its predecessor – which would suggest to me that aside from 1 or 2 million fanboys there are’nt too many shareholders at Sony cracking open the champers just yet.

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