PS3 outsells the 360 by 1.5 million in 2007

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This still has to be filed as a rumour since if it is true it’s being kept very quite by the larger media shops.

According to the latest figures from Sony they have sold 8.83 million PS3’s in 2007, while if we dig into the 360 figures it seems like they have sold 7.3 million units.

Which even by my basic maths means that Sony has outsold the 360 by 1.5 million units. This even with the fact that the PS3 was only released in March 2007 in PAL areas.

I have to say I am still unsure about this as all the sales figures have had the 360 on top bar a few weeks here. However figures never lie and if these figures are all accurate then you can expect a full barrage from the Sony execs as this would be a huge achievement.

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Last Updated: February 1, 2008

Gavin Mannion

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  • doobiwan

    It may very well be so, but remember that the PS3 was launched in Europe in 2007 so that would have given it a big bump.

  • It brings tears of joy…. PS back up again.

  • Ewie

    A our normal sold to retailers vs sold to Customer debate.

    We all know that last year 2006 microdoft have been adding a lot of stock into the channel, and in the first few months
    of 2007 they shipped almost nothing.

    If looking at something like vgchartz, which give a broad overview, total sales from launch for Ps3 = 8.88 Mil at end of the year, taken into account the sales of last year of
    1.2 Million mean there should be about 1 M PS3 in stock at retailers. So they sold about 7.6 M units.

    Microsoft did slightly better at selling 8.1 Million units to cusomers in the calender year. with stock in channel a little bit down looking at the shipping numbers.

    But what is 500 000 Units between friends, So worldwide
    PS3 sold almost as much units as the xbox, and in 2008
    it should be a lot closer race with the ps3 just pipping
    the xbox.

    What also need to be taken into effext is the PS3 launch
    in europe with almost 1 M units sold in the launch window.

    Now all that need to be seen is Price reductions to spice up the competition a drop of at least $50 in the next month or 2 and another $50 at year end. Sony will only be able to have a drop at the end of the year giving a lot of the momentum to Microsoft for the first half of the year.

    Ecpect sales of Xbox to be around 9 – 10 Million for the year
    and the ps3 around 10 to 11 Million.

  • boredhousewife

    While I do not dispute the veracity of either claim , I think it is important to take into account that these nos are the shipped to retail nos. These figures will not take into account 1) How much stock was in storerooms at the start of last year & b) How much is left at the end of the year. Its Std 6 accounting (Gr 8 to those of you who have never heard of Ronald Reagan , Back to the Future and can’t name any songs by Scandinavian Superstars A-ha) Sales = Opening stock + Purchases – Closing Stock.

    The Sales to Consumer figures that I have seen all point to a slight advantage to MS , but in the interest of diplomacy I think we can call it a tie.

    2008 will be the make or break year for either party with PAL & NA being the key territories

  • boredhousewife

    ok Ewie beat me to the punch – will have to type faster next time. Guess great minds do think alike

  • Fox1

    The PS3 may eventually sell more than any consoles considering it’s blue-ray capabilities. It so much cheaper and versatile than a stand-alone BD Player especially if its going to last for 10 years but by then the NextBox720 and the Mii will be out and this will start all over again with Super-Duper-Ultra-Format.

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