Microsoft: “We Expect the PS3 to Outsell Us”


Microsoft has admitted the PS3 looks set to outsell the Xbox 360 even in its US stronghold, but defiantly maintains that the Xbox’s annual sales will still exceed those of the PS3, and that the Xbox 360 will outsell the PS3 “for this entire generation.”

Microsoft’s top flack Aaron Greenberg holds forth yet again on why Sony is doomed:

“I can tell you to that when NPD releases September sales… we fully expect PlayStation 3 will come in as the console with the most units sold for the month.

This is frankly not a real surprise to us or the analysts that follow this industry, as it is typical to see a short term bump following the introduction of new hardware and pricing into the marketplace.

What I can tell you is we remain confident that Xbox 360 will not only outsell PS3 for the full calendar year, but for this entire generation.

It is similar to a game of baseball, it is not about just winning one inning, but instead being able to win the game by consistently delivering across all nine innings.”

Via Ore-teki.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    12:48 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its amazing how many people still think that the 360 has a 54% failure rate. The 54% rate was based on a skewed survey of readers of ONE website. While the original 360 admittedly has a ridulously high failure rate, its undergone 2 chipset revisions since then. The current jasper chip used in the 360 has a 4% failure rate. Which is comparable to the current PS3s 10% failure rate.

    The current 360 with the jasper chipset actually has a lower(4%) failure rate than the PS3(10%)

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:03 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I find it hard to believe the 360 has a lower fail rate then the PS3 so if you got any links proving this then by all means show us if not stop posting bs

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:51 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    @anon 12:48 well certainly MS wouldn't release information like that. so what's left? 20k ppl exp. with xboxs has way more credibility that your comment here here buddy. i personally have gone through 3 xboxs and hate it. the only reason i still play it is cause my circle of friends all has xbox. (i have a ps3 too and loving it)

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:04 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    How do you know it is 20k people experiences? How do you know it's not 20k butthurt fanboys? How do you know it's not some retard from 4chan with a script? How do you know that it wasn't their fault in the first place.

    Online polls are like assholes, everyone has one and they are shitty.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:14 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It would help if there weren't all these weeaboo fucks in western countries that treat Sony as some kind of godly can-do-no-wrong company. It makes me sick. Sony is every bit as evil as Microsoft any way you look at it. I say fuck em' both.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:15 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Many (not all) of my electronics are Sony and they don't fail. Same goes for friends and family that own Sony products. Microsoft comps on the other hand have failed me time and time again.

    All the 360 is; is a slim desktop tower. Any game that comes out on the PC shows up on the 360 and visa averse.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:26 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    But Sony is very much overpriced against the competition(not only MS) with the same quality. From a practical standpoint, I'll buy another brand that is as durable and much cheaper than Sony can offer.

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    Comment by diskonline
    11:44 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just add a blue-ray driver on X360, then it's settled, X360 outsell PS3 again.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:47 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i thought you guys were happpy with HD-DVD! stick with the that dead format, since xbox cant even move on from dvd

    Comment by FoolyDooly
    11:54 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is about where Naruto comes in and say "BELIEVE IT"

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    Comment by GodOfSpeed
    16:34 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, a company's PR saying their console will perform better than another company. /rofl

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:10 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Microsoft be trying to stuff their pridefilled cocks at Sony. Lololololol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:09 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have a PS3 60 Gig and Wii and haven't had any probs. My cousin has a 360 and it broke on him so he went out and bought a new one. No probs so far. He says some of his friends that owns 360s have failed on them too. Why do people continue to support a system that's defective out-of-the-box?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:07 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only reason the 360 will outsell the ps3 is because people keep buying new ones after getting the RROD over and over.

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    Comment by Reichi
    08:54 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, good to see their optimistic, I suppose. Now let's see if he's right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:38 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes...I mean they have to, with the failure rate of xbox so high, it's no wonder people need multiple xbox, leading to their high sale number.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:17 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That means that those people have a lot of money. Meaning that they don't care about the console but the games that are being made for the system.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:43 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I low how he jumps to confirm that yes, in fact, Microsoft WON this generation, as if it were a game.

    "The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time."
    -Henry Ford

    So keep a close eye on Sony's sales figures MS, while your shit consoles all break down.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:12 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    NINTENDO 64!!!111one!1!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:11 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    we all read sankaku because our views are probably similar to Artefact right?

    Down with Xbox! Doesnt even have a full version of vesperia on it

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:03 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lmao, such amazing bias.

    Sankaku Complex confirmed to be ran by Chad Warden.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:20 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol. "We expect to fail"

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:43 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have both and i left my gaybox eat dust.There is too little game to play.Dont tell me Halo,Gears,or any crap game out there.I can play it on my PC.Gaybox just has shooting game and shooting game and at last u still shooting.

    The games on PS3 is lots more better exclusive is awesome.Lot of different genre together.I foreseen xbobx will get the lowest sale in the history PS3 FTW.

    I got to sell my xbox soon for another ps3 game.Noob console.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:22 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That was stupid. Buying a console that you don't like. That is a failed trolling attempt.

    I won't buy a PS3/Xbox or any other console if I will become as stupid as that poster above me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:17 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Easy to say when the console came out a year before PS3. You had a year head start to monopolize the market for the "next gen" console war.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:42 22/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Have your battles consoles, the PC will win the war.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:52 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can't believe how well the PS3 is performing in sales lately. I thought Sony was toast this generation. Then again, anything is possible with big enough price cuts. Wii and 360 both have more to offer per dollar than PS3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:54 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just one question to both Sony and Microsoft: Whatever happened to outselling Nintendo?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:43 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whoever posted this article did so in A VERY MISLEADING way and, obviously is biased towards the PS3(as are most articles reagarding the 360/PS3 on this site.The 360 will outsell the PS3 this generation(especially when the (Project Natal equipped 360's and 360 ad-ons are released next year/it's already an industry consensus).Not to take away from Sony or the PS3 which imo single handedly turned their situation around 360 degrees(no pun)when they designed and released the slim.The original PS3 was an ugly/clunky dust/fingerprint magnet...not so anymore, and that's part of the reason why PS3 sales have increased so much.

    MS' Project Natal is going to turn the way we play games on it's ear, and bring true interactivity to gaming(without controlers!).Sony and Nintendo's similar projects are said to not even come close in comparison.We'll find out next year.For all we know if Sony and MS don't market/price their things the correct way, we could easily see Nintendo right back at #1.Tough doubtful, things could end up going that way.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:40 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Microsoft: You may have won the battle Sony!!!
    But we will win the war!!!

    *Shakes angry fist and runs away with villainous laughter.

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    Comment by Riiku
    23:04 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thats bullshit. Only one thing matters - how much consoles were sold entirely in the whole world in all time. Other statistic is plain meaningless.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:13 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You are ALL forgetting the one reason that the Xbox 360 is better than any console and the PC. At 3E, we saw Project Natal and Milo. When Natal is released, there is going to be a male and FEMALE verson of Milo. (Mily?)

    Fuck you all, I'm taking my Natal powered loli and running the hell home. XBOX 360 FOREVA!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:38 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    BeTTER DAN MAI PC? Lawl, fuck that. Project Natal could and probably will be used for PC use too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:29 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That is all good with me. But you like have virtual loli. Good day, sir.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:22 27/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You do realize that wasn't a real game, right? It was just a tech demo to show what Natal could do.

    It's a shame, really.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:33 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And that's why I love my PC.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:36 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm not sure this constitutes your article title, though it certainly grabs attention. It's fairly obvious that the Slim's surge in sales will bring the system a strong short-term boost, especially at a time when there's nothing overly exciting for the Xbox coming out. $300 blu-ray player is nothing to sneeze at!

    PS3 is currently exulting from the love of Uncharted 2, Demon Souls, and the ever looming God of War 2, whereas Xbox has ODST. Everything else worth interest is a multi-platform title, so there's obvious quite a skew there.

    Though now that I think of it, what exclusive titles is Xbox looking forward to these days? I can't seem to think of many, but I'm sure there's some?

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    Comment by El Chaos
    06:22 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It has, hmm... Forza 3, GTA: Episodes from Liberty City, something of "Tayutama: Kiss on my Deity" (console), Samurai Shodown: Edge of Destiny, Left 4 Dead 2 (console), Mushihimesama Futari Ver 1.5 (which is REGION FREE)... and that's about it for this year, stuff like Mass Effect 2 (whose exclusivity is now in question, BTW), Alan Wake and Splinter Cell: Conviction are slated for the first couple months of 2010.

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    Comment by El Chaos
    07:02 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, and Fable III. Forgot 'bout it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:08 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just hope Alan Wake doesn't end up like Too Human. Years and years in development only to release and be mediocre at best.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:31 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    sonay= we're too good for you
    (when you're actually just average)

    microshit:we're soooo better than you
    (when you actually suck balls)

    same difference.

    anyway people that bash competitor on a regular basis truly need psychological counseling for their superiority complex...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:45 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And what's Nintendo?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:50 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    neintendo=if you don't get it,it's too innovative for you.

    ...oh and buy the new pokaymoan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:34 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nintendo: We're going to the bank.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:23 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Playstation 3 FTW!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:47 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    xbox is a shitty system anyway.they should just cancel it before they lose even more money

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:15 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Remember when Sony was selling the PS3 at a massive loss?

    Yeah I guess they should've just canceled it, too.

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    Comment by Hunger
    04:49 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    whatever just give me some games, i don't care about the console wars

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    Comment by echelon64
    04:56 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anonymous said:
    the only reason xbox360 has as many sales as it does is because everyone has to buy 2 before they get one that works


    Comment by Anonymous
    04:51 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the only reason xbox360 has as many sales as it does is because everyone has to buy 2 before they get one that works

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:17 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    u forgot to mention the "...for a while" at the end.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:12 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...and what does that say about the PS3?

    Yeah, stfu.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:55 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    obviously it says the sales figures for the 360 should be halved and that the PS3 kicked its ass

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:46 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Games are a selling point, which the 360 has shown numerous times, though not all the time, is the better version than the PS3. But then again, this is due to developers being lazy fucks, developing on the 360 first then throwing a shit port to the PS3.
    The thing that has me wanting a PS3 is bluray, though not until I get a new HD TV, and Team ICO's new game. I'm gonna go ahead and blame developers for not getting me to buy a PS3 faster.

    Also, PC is the best choice.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:26 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ ChaosAngelZero yeah, about the ps3's blue ray, that's a selling point for the ps3 so it passes, but bout the xbox? is the rrod a selling point for it? uh huh...

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    Comment by El Chaos
    07:10 19/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And what about the game discs sales numbers, uh genius? why would "XRRoD 360" owners be buying about four times as many games as "PS<3" owners, when PS2 owners used to buy about as many games as the original Xbox's ones, if not more, uh?

    Wouldn't it be, perhaps, that 360 hardware sales numbers actually aren't that much affected by defective and refurbished consoles, and that PS3 hardware sales are actually artificially inflated by those who only buy it for playing movies, uh??

    Give this "astounding" "revelation" some time to sink in...

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