The PS3 is not catching the Xbox 360!

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March 2009 Console Sales

On the 1st of September last year Nick posted up an articled entitled Is the PS3 really catching up to the Xbox 360? where he looked at the sales gap between the Xbox 360 and PS3 and then working out how long it would take for the PS3 to overtake the Xbox 360.

At the time it was worked out that it would take at least 25 months for the PS3 to overtake the 360.

It’s now 7 months later and instead of the PS3 continuing its charge it has actually turned heal and is scampering off over the horizon.

In September last year the PS3 was 4.5 million units behind the Xbox 360 however now the 360’s lead has grown to a whopping 8.17 million or just under a 90% increase over 6 months.

According to the latest VGChartz sales figures the 360 is outselling the PS3 by an average of 40 000 per week with a sudden jump in sales surrounding every major AAA release.

I have to say that I don’t see a PS3 price drop changing anything anytime soon and Sony really are facing an uphill battle now, how big does this lead need to get to before we can all agree that the PS3 isn’t going to stop the rot?

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To rub more salt in the wounds it has also been posted that Halo Wars is now outselling the PS3’s killer title, Killzone 2.

Source: VGChartz

Last Updated: March 20, 2009

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • SlippyMadFrog

    An affordable PS3 will be a tempting proposition for consumers. IMO the price drop will do wonders. That’s IF Sony can afford to since they need to make some money.

  • Reaver

    I for one, would buy a PS3 if it became more affordable.

  • shane

    i agree, i prefer my xbox but if the ps3 was afforadable i would get it if only for blu ray and the odd exclusive. However im looking in the region of under 3K for me to consider it.

  • spl0it

    I heard the ps3 sucks

  • Q121

    Dam i dont care about the PS3, I want a cheap Wii, everyone else has them, yet they are SOOOOO over priced in SA.

  • easy

    the xbox only has the lead in the states (other’s only a marginal lead the xbox).
    so the battle is only being lost in the states. fair enough it is the largest market, but american’s have never really been known for their good taste 😆

  • Snakker

    I paid R 4000 for my PS3 40gb – on special at Makro last year including 2x sixaxis controllers, and I think it was damn good value. If I knew then what I know now, I’d happily pay 5k for it. :angel:

  • Fox1

    :wassat: :w00t: :whistle:

  • janrik

    yeah I also heard that…

    We must be talking to the same people?

  • Q121

    Hay well some people make a living out of sucking…..

    Kudos Sony 🙂

  • janrik

    yeah, I would also buy another PS3, sub 3k.

    Then again, some blu ray players are all ready there…

  • Valante

    VGChartz… :pinch:

  • ewie

    Sony / microsoft / nintendo shipment will give you the same answer , we can wait for them they release
    mid April, but it will paint the same picture for the ps3.

  • Lydon

    Erm, have a look at the “Others” sales figures and you’ll notice that the 360 is over 1.5 million consoles ahead there too…That’s no small number.

  • lans

    xbox 360 had a one yea head start plus they have had more price drops thats why!
    does sony really need to beat xbox though?

    if you’re not first whats the point. Sony must make a profit.

    Xbox can afford to pay 50 million for dlc sponsor a failed hd dvd drive pay 1billion for rrod plus an additional sum of money for E74 and poor disc drives, Microsoft can afford to moneyhat developers and spend much more on marketing their products. If Microsoft didnt have so much money, they’d be out of business. Winning is not always winning. Microsoft are ahead but at what cost?

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