PS3 Outsells Xbox 360


The PlayStation 3 has now narrowly outsold the Xbox 360, with total global sales of 77 million to 76 million at the end of 2012, according to industry statistics.

According to a report released by the International Data Corporation,

“In December 2012, PS3 system shipments eclipsed the number of Xbox 360’s shipped worldwide, despite the PS3 launching a year later than the Xbox 360 (an estimated 77 million bundles versus approximately 76 million bundles shipped)”

The report also expressed scepticism about the prospects of a new generation of “smart” devices disrupting the console market any time soon:

“At the same time, it doesn’t appear that alternative platforms — set-top boxes from cable companies, Web-connected smart TVs, and so on — are positioned to materially disrupt the trajectory of the ‘big 3’ console OEMs in 2013 or 2014.

Discs will remain the console game revenue mainstay for years to come.”

Unsurprisingly, the imminent replacement of the essentially obsolete PS3 and Xbox 360 with new models is projected to lead to big increases in sales:

“2011 and 2012 were tough for many console game disc developers and publishers.

With the advent of eighth-generation consoles, starting with the Wii U, historical norms strongly imply that game disc revenue will stop bleeding in 2013 and rise substantively in 2014.”

With the Wii U already out, the future of the next generation of gaming hardware will apparently come down to a third showdown between Microsoft and Sony.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    21:22 12/01/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Outside of the US the PS3 is vastly more popular

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    Comment by Juuza Sama
    04:59 13/01/2013 # ! Quality (+0.8)


    Comment by Anonymous
    06:01 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    1. PC
    2. Dolphin
    3. ????
    4. Profit

    No need to buy a Wii when you can emulate it just fine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:37 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    And emulate it with more FPS than the console variants.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:29 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    call me the day that you can emulate metroid prime in dolphin

    Comment by Anonymous

    Wow, people who spend upwards of a 1000 dollars on a PC gaming machine cant afford a 150 dollars wii?, heck just buy it with the game beat it fast then return it for store credit (and get more PC games with it) at least in the US and most first world coutries you can do that

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    Comment by Riiku
    15:38 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    cut the crap, i still can't emulate Skies of Arcadia Legends which oroginally came for fucking GameCube waaaaay back. And my rig is pretty fucking decent, runs BF3 on medium

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:30 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who cares, just get all of them and profit

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:07 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    1. PC
    2. ???
    3. PROFIT!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:58 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree. I dont want to miss games that are not going to be release in one or the other console

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:43 13/01/2013 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Only for graphic tards.

    Wii > PC > 360 > PS3

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:55 12/01/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    It almost impossible to find Xbox 360 in my country and every game store have PS3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:17 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    In my country word "PlayStation" is used to describe all consoles. All hail Sony!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:58 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    People in US buy XBOX because it's American, like Ford, Dodge, Chevy, etc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:30 14/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yet if you want an American made car, you have to buy Toyota, Honda, and Nissan. Chevy, Ford, and Dodge build almost all of their vehicles outside the US.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:44 14/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd rather own a Japanese made car, which is why I own a WRX.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:50 14/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's quite ironic, isn't it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:51 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm American and I bought a 360 because it has better games.

    Also I have yet to have all of my account information stolen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:42 13/01/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)


    Your fanboy is showing....Put it away, its disgusting.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:43 14/01/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They likely used your login & password from another site, which was recently hacked and it worked. That accounts for 99% of all 'hacked xbox' accounts.

    For example, EA's servers were hacked the other year and a number of those users used the same credentials for their xbox accounts, whom then went on to blame MS for their own stupidity.

    Remember folks, when dealing with any site that stores your credit card information, use different passwords. Idiots.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:48 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    My xbox account was hacked and my CC card charged $500, my xbox exploded 2 years earlier, so tell me how someone hacked an account that's been unused and unsubscribed for 2 years

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:17 16/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Soo tell me, how many times did you have to replace your Xbox?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:00 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    better games ? are you living under a rock ?
    xbox has with ehe exception of forza and halo only shitty exclusives, while ps3 das like a Million awesome Since release.
    and a ps3 ist Not going Top break your disc or itself after a while, oh and die imemtion that its the perfect bluray player?.

    in comparison the xbox ist just wii hd without mario or zelda

    Comment by Anonymous

    Why is it that you can't name one of those million awesome then?

    Comment by Anonymous


    Halo > Killzone
    Forza > Gran Turismo


    Twisted Metal = Sucks
    Uncharted = Cheap copy of Tomb Raider
    Little Big Planet = Good at the best. Copy of Nintendo's Plataform games.
    God of War = A game of one button. Devil May Cry and Dante's Inferno are better.
    Infamous = Sucks.
    Heavy Rain = Worst game of this gen by far.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:38 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The UK aswell the XB360 outsells the PS3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:59 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Probably because it RRODs there just as often as it does in the states.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:30 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    super nintendo Mother Biatches!

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    Comment by pantsu
    18:43 14/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Famicom forever!

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:21 15/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Famicon = NES for those that don't know.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:44 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    N64 Mutha farkers!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:14 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Two words: Junk Status.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:58 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    One word: Irrelevant.

    Comment by Taylor

    Xbox is still better. Primitive minds outside of the us are unable to comprehend this. By the way I thought how much something sells doesn't determine that its better than something else. At least thats what I hear all the time when people are talking about Naruto sales.

    So if ps3 out selling xbox makes it better. The by that logic Naruto is the greatest anime ever made. Guess the "narutards" were right afterall.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:20 14/01/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    To have repaired lot of xbox 360, I can say that it is a console build to break after a while. The way it is made inside, the heat can only accumulate after a while and with accumulating stress in the motherboard you get all kind of failure.

    In any case, the truth is that consoles are just retarded computers. To get the same CPU/GPU/Memory than a console you will most likely pay less. The only advantage that console have is dedicated OS, which we will have soon have on pc with Steam's Big Picture or more generally with more support on the Linux operating system (I mean Windows is really outrageously eating too much resources.)

    Another reason why all consoles are bad is, as stated above, security. And also, the closeness of the console. I mean, how can you make a system so close in the name of security but not update your Apache server and lose the billing information of your customers?

    Finally, the restrictions the compagnies behind the consoles put on game developers is bad for the quality of the softwares. And this is without accounting for the hardware limitations of the console themselves: you don't have a lot of memory to program in there! (Don't wonder why too many games have so much loading screen!)

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:41 15/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, please Taylor. If you are playing video games on a devices designed several years ago, you have no credibility to say other people have "primitive minds". Get yourself up to speed with modern technologyu before slinging insults like that to everybody.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:37 12/01/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    Outside of america.

    In most countries of South America, Xbox 360 outsells PS3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:39 12/01/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    WHAT THE FUCK?? HAHAH you're crazy dude, in South America PS3 is king too. USA is the only Xbox 360 addict country in the world.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:22 13/01/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    south america and the rest of the world is on ps3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:20 12/01/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    I live in South America and PS3>>>>360,excepts for pirates.
    you don´t know shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:39 13/01/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I'm from south america and most of the people I know have PS3 or WII but not xbox360, even with the piracy the console has shit games so no one wants it. The game store I work for rarely sells xbox360 games and consoles too, most people buy WII, 3DS or PS3 games here, especially with the renting plans most stores have.

    At least here I can say for sure PS3 wins.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:19 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Fuck Xbox bitches!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:43 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Both consoles are hacked. The difference is, that the 360 was hacked using hardware, while the PS3 was hacked from the software side.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:51 21/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is only a matter of politics. Here in Brazil we pay a minimum of 87% tax on any electronics imports. M$ is the only one with the $$$ to afford producing it here, since they have big $$$ to spend. A retail, barebones PS3 costs now 20-jan-2013 about US$ 685.

    For this insane price tag you can buy two x360 barebones or one premium with 04 games and 03 months gold membership, since four games cost the same as the console.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:05 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I work in a store retailer here in Chile and some friends have game stores too. We sell xbox a lot more than PS3. Indeed the piracy is why the console doubles the sales of PS3 here. Similar situation in Argenita and Peru.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:19 16/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Brazil is the only country of South America that XBOX 360 is the leader. They have a strong support for the console and have a fantastic install base. Other countries even with the pirated 360 are not Xbox dominated.

    You got your numbers bad about Chile, sum up Zmart and the rest of the retailers and PS3 is largely above any other. Bluray is a big reason but anyways.
    Also in Argentina the rate of PS3 againt Xbox is almost 8 to 1 in favor of PS3.
    Countries like Paraguay and Peru have more PS3 install base.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:15 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    @23:20 HURR DURR, of course it's about pirated console we are talking about.

    Do you think someone in south america buy original consoles/games?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:01 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why argue both are cheap get the best of both worlds !!!!

    BTW if PS3 was cheaper when it started it would of been better. Though can't say the same for the VITA HAHAHAAHAHHAHAH.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Sorry but you're wrong dude.

    In Brazil for example, Xbox 360 has 60% of the market and has the unique console that is produced in that country. PS3 and Wii are imported from the US.

    In the majority of the countries of South America, 360 outsells PS3 because the piracy. The console and games price in that countries are overpriced (in some countries, is 2x more than the US prices).

    Comment by Anonymous

    Who are the bitches who down voted me?



    Comment by Anonymous

    I'm the one who said what the fuck (and not the one who said "I live in south america"). Thing is I too live in South America, and PS3 is KING!!!!

    PS: Brazil sucks, go play xbox to your favelas, bitch

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:57 12/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    21:37 Having lived in 3 South American countries I have rarely seen an Xbox 360 compared to the PS3 or even the Wii, Microsoft simply cares less for this market than Sony.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:08 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Wich countries? At least in mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile Xbox360 and Wii are every store. I cannot say the same of PS3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:29 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    noone cares about south america

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:18 14/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    shut up european fag!

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