Report: PS3 Surpasses Xbox 360’s Worldwide Shipped Total (Focus needs another hug)

joshuaboyjoshuaboy Posts: 10,858 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 2013 in The Arcade
Plus, a Wii U sales forecast.


The Xbox 360 has been ahead of PlayStation 3 in the global sales race since the first day the PS3 was released in 2006. But according to a new forecast report summarized by Games Industry International, the PlayStation 3 has officially taken the lead in units shipped.

Games Industry International cites a “market analysis” document by Lewis Ward of IDC (the International Data Corporation) called Worldwide Video Game Entertainment Console Hardware and Packaged Software 2012-2016 Forecast. The $4,500 report’s abstract notes that the forecast is designed to predict sales figures for a variety of hardware and software over the next four years.

Tucked within, according to Games Industry International, are console numbers for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as of December, 2012. “Sony’s PS3 managed to surpass the number of Xbox 360s shipped worldwide (about 77 million vs. 76 million), despite the PS3 launching a year later.” It’s important to note that these figures are shipped and not sold to consumers (though it‘s unlikely production is far in excess of perceived demand for either console). It’s also important to note that it’s unclear if these numbers were garnered straight from sources at Sony and Microsoft, or are part of IDC’s overall forecast.

The forecast also reportedly states that IDC predicts “Nintendo will still ‘find an audience’ with Wii U, reaching global shipments of 50 million by year-end 2016.” Wii U sales aren’t keeping pace with that of the original Wii, though it may have already sold as many as 3 million units since November.

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 launched in North America in November of 2005, and a month later in Europe and Japan. Sony’s PlayStation 3 launched in November of 2006 in North America and Japan, and the next spring in Europe.
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  • ocelotocelot Posts: 9,745 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Eh...numbers seem off because Sony was at 70 mill in November... Hard to see a system sell 7 mill in a month... But i do think they passed the Xbox last holiday.
  • SionSion Moderator, AHH Content Producer, AHH Editor Posts: 25,043 Regulator
    You have to also consider that amount of times Sony re-released the PS3 or remade different types of PS3s. There's like 3 different redesigns of the PS3. You also have to consider that Microsoft managed to move a lot of 360s due to that whole RROD shit SMMFH. Sony isn't beating them by a big number so I'm not sure I'd take this information too serious.....

    Also I knew the Wii-U wouldn't smash down doors the way it was expected too. As soon as I seen that Nintendo was hoarding so much cash I knew something was up.
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  • focusfocus The #1 Nigga, I Don't Need No Hype. Posts: 5,037 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2013
    Like i've said before, it really doesn't matter at this point who comes in second. So much damage has already been done to Sony's market share, brand and bottom line. The big N and M$ put them through the ringer this generation like never before and if all Sony can claim at the end of it all is a few more shipped units, well...

    As for the Wii U sales, it had a bigger launch than the 360 and PS3 combined and the second biggest launch in history I think. Its only a "failure" compared to the Wii which was a phenomenon and even then it only trails by a couple 100 thousand units. Nintendo, as always, is suffering from being a victim of its own success.
    SionKINGOFDAARCADECashmoneyDux
  • VulcanRavenVulcanRaven Rise from the ashes MarylandPosts: 15,149 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sion. wrote: »
    You have to also consider that amount of times Sony re-released the PS3 or remade different types of PS3s. There's like 3 different redesigns of the PS3. You also have to consider that Microsoft managed to move a lot of 360s due to that whole RROD shit SMMFH. Sony isn't beating them by a big number so I'm not sure I'd take this information too serious.....

    Also I knew the Wii-U wouldn't smash down doors the way it was expected too. As soon as I seen that Nintendo was hoarding so much cash I knew something was up.

    But see it don't even matter man. This is the shit that makes me hate being a gamer. All jokes and clowning aside. Its brainless to care about what console sells more. Also sales don't equal quality and trends change every generation. At the end of the day none of us get a check from these companies (except you with your stock lol) so I don't know what "certain" posters care so so much about the sales. Gaming is the only industry that has these rabid fan boys. My cousin used to do this shit for Nintendo bashing the Genesis and he is damn near 40 and still on that BS. Shit is pathetic. ROFL.
    Siongenocidecutterinthacut
  • PimpMVPPimpMVP Posts: 6,423 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Spit on your grave?
  • earth two supermanearth two superman ladies please dont fight. E2S is here all night! Posts: 17,150 ✭✭✭✭✭
    no thats not the one im thinking of, but yeah you could compare jodie focus to that chick too
    VulcanRaven
  • VulcanRavenVulcanRaven Rise from the ashes MarylandPosts: 15,149 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ROFL@ Jodie focus. He is like that kid you used to bully back in 5th grade plotting all these years then popping up like "remember me" and you like nope.
    joshuaboy
  • focusfocus The #1 Nigga, I Don't Need No Hype. Posts: 5,037 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mad Jack wrote: »
    Talk about suffering from being a victim of their own success as if the PS3 could possibly sell more than the PS2 as no console has or will.

    You are right. There will probably never be a craze like the cheap DVD player again.
    VulcanRaven
  • Musa DanielMusa Daniel Posts: 288 ✭✭✭
    ps3 will always be the greater simply because psn is free...

    wana play black ops on my 360 but dont feel like coppin xboxlive right now...

    its the principal

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  • Melanin_Enriched Melanin_Enriched Your favorite basketball-american gentleman Posts: 20,886 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The fuck is a Wii u
    VulcanRaven
  • KINGOFDAARCADEKINGOFDAARCADE Posts: 4,379 ✭✭✭✭✭
    XBOX always has and always will be the red-headed stepchild.
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  • VulcanRavenVulcanRaven Rise from the ashes MarylandPosts: 15,149 ✭✭✭✭✭
    KNiGHTS wrote: »
    *Checks date on PC.*

    2013?

    *Is amazed dudes is still console warriors*

    You muhfuckas got jobs now, right? We only went to console war because our parents bought us one or the other so we had to justify why our shit was GOAT. Grown-ass men can buy them all or one with zero fucks given to justification.

    If y'all are paid for this, lemme know. I could use this PC time to go start riots across the internet for another check.

    I was fortunate to have both a SNES and a Genesis. Still the people I knew who only had one were Nintendo fanboys. Never seen it from the PS/Sega side. I wonder why?
  • Cutler 26 INT's LOL!Cutler 26 INT's LOL! Posts: 6,390 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Cosign @knights

    console wars in 2013 is lame as fuck.
  • Melanin_Enriched Melanin_Enriched Your favorite basketball-american gentleman Posts: 20,886 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Who the fuck is still buying consoles?
  • ohhhlaohhhla Posts: 10,341 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Console Wars are goat.

    Just because you have all three consoles, doesn't mean you don't have your preference.

    Sony & Nintendo>>>>>>Microsoft
  • VulcanRavenVulcanRaven Rise from the ashes MarylandPosts: 15,149 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Vaas wrote: »
    Who the fuck is still buying consoles?
    Um Me. I can't get Uncharted, GOW, or games like infamous on PC.
    ocelotgenocidecutterCashmoneyDux
  • ocelotocelot Posts: 9,745 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mad Jack wrote: »
    Vaas wrote: »
    Who the fuck is still buying consoles?
    Um Me. I can't get Uncharted, GOW, or games like infamous on PC.

    The bigger question is who the fuck wants to exclusively play on PC? It's a shooter/ MMO machine to me... No MGS, Final Fantasy, God of War, Persona or anything... Vaas drop some knowledge on PC for me bruh.
    joshuaboyVulcanRavengenocidecutterCashmoneyDux
  • vespesianusvespesianus Posts: 282 ✭✭✭
    KNiGHTS wrote: »
    *Checks date on PC.*

    2013?

    *Is amazed dudes is still console warriors*

    You muhfuckas got jobs now, right? We only went to console war because our parents bought us one or the other so we had to justify why our shit was GOAT. Grown-ass men can buy them all or one with zero fucks given to justification.

    If y'all are paid for this, lemme know. I could use this PC time to go start riots across the internet for another check.

    This is the realist post made in this section for a long ass time

    KNiGHTS
  • ohhhlaohhhla Posts: 10,341 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ocelot wrote: »
    Mad Jack wrote: »
    Vaas wrote: »
    Who the fuck is still buying consoles?
    Um Me. I can't get Uncharted, GOW, or games like infamous on PC.

    The bigger question is who the fuck wants to exclusively play on PC? It's a shooter/ MMO machine to me... No MGS, Final Fantasy, God of War, Persona or anything... Vaas drop some knowledge on PC for me bruh.

    PC has RTS games and real good survival horrors unlike the consoles.

    It depends on what you like.,

    Oh, and they have SKYRIM.

    FF7 & FF8 is on PC, so you're wrong.



  • ocelotocelot Posts: 9,745 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ohhhla wrote: »
    ocelot wrote: »
    Mad Jack wrote: »
    Vaas wrote: »
    Who the fuck is still buying consoles?
    Um Me. I can't get Uncharted, GOW, or games like infamous on PC.

    The bigger question is who the fuck wants to exclusively play on PC? It's a shooter/ MMO machine to me... No MGS, Final Fantasy, God of War, Persona or anything... Vaas drop some knowledge on PC for me bruh.

    PC has RTS games and real good survival horrors unlike the consoles.

    It depends on what you like.,

    Oh, and they have SKYRIM.

    FF7 & FF8 is on PC, so you're wrong.



    What are some good survival horror games that I can get exclusively on PC? The Last of Us? Fear?

    I can play Skyrim on consoles

    Bruh you know FF 7/8 was 15 years ago right. I can play those games on the go if I want. Can I play FF 9,10,10-2, 12, 13,13-2? Because those games are more recent. No Kingdom Hearts? No Heavy Rain? No next gen Metal Gear?PC is looking better and better. You've just might have convinced me to skip next gen since RTS, Survival Horrors and 15 year old games are on it.
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