PS3 Dominates Wii, Xbox 360 in USA


The expected huge lead in PS3 sales in the USA has materialised, and it is no wonder Microsoft put a brave face on things – the PS3 even managed to unseat the Wii, and is currently the best selling home console in the much coveted US market.

The US sales for September:

1. Nintendo DS – 524,200

2. PlayStation 3 – 491,800

3. Wii – 462,800

4. Xbox 360 – 352,600

5. PlayStation Portable – 190,400

6. PlayStation 2 – 146,000

By comparison, the US sales for August, showing just how effective the PS3 Slim induced price cuts have been in spurring sales for all the home consoles:

1. Nintendo DS – 552,900

2. Wii – 227,400

3. Xbox 360 – 215,400

4. PlayStation 3 – 210,000

5. PlayStation Portable – 140,300

6. PlayStation 2 – 105,900

The crucial question is of course at what level will sales stabilise at once the console’s shininess has worn off…

Via Hachimaki.

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    Avatar of Icy-nee-san
    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    09:03 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Im not trying to bad mouth the PS2 but...


    Comment by Anonymous
    09:20 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    People like me buy them. You know, people who want to be able to play our PS2 games. PS3 backward-compatibility is only found in older models (in those cases done poorly) or not at all. I recently bought a new PS2 just to have in case my older PS2 dies. I had a friend do the exact same thing. I am not paying for all my old games again (in the event they offer PS2 games though a digital store, etc). Given the state of the PSP Go it wouldn't surprise me in the least if Sony made us buy all our PS1/2 games all over again, should we want the "privilege".

    And it's this issue right here that caused me to skip the PS3 altogether. I feel screwed by Sony on this one. So they take take their PS3 and stick it.

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    09:29 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Consoles other then the 360 break @_@?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:38 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So by your logic we should throw our Xp and Vista comupters in the trash can because we can't play our MS-DOS games to full compatibility?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:34 29/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Brazilians and other poorer countries who like to game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:45 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the PS3 will sell even more if sony makes patch for a full backward compatibily PS2/PS1 games then completely stop making PS2. making all those +100k PS2 buyers add to the PS3 numbers.

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    Comment by Kaze Fira
    09:04 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The 80G ps3 can... I has one... They no longer make this. You can also run DL PS2/PSX/1 Games on it

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:43 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "and is currently the best selling home console in the much coveted US market."

    Dear god just how much of sonys dick do you suck? Its still in third place. Winning one month doesnt make it the best selling automatically dumbass. Its still trailing Wii and 360.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:46 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    before we get into the console wars.

    let me ask a question

    who gives a shit.

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    Comment by exia
    11:13 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the people have spoken lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:52 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah and people tend to be ignorant as fuck too. Just look at Christianity.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:19 09/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    An' Evolution proves EVERYTHING... Right.
    (You were there...)

    Comment by Anonymous
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    Comment by echelon64
    07:23 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's with the whole RROD argument?
    Most of the revisions with that problem are out of circulation.
    Plus doesn't Microsoft replace them anyways?

    Now unlike a friends PS3 whose Blu-Ray laser decided to die and sony will charge him $173 to replace it....
    When the console cost him:


    PS2 DRE anyone?

    Also, does anybody find it funny that the PS2 is stealing sales of PS3 consoles?

    Comment by FoolyDooly
    05:33 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    To end the last fucking weeaboo 360 lovers' comments:

    my console can be used to hack servers. yours can't.

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    07:06 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder if this has anything to do with the roughly 5 or 6 million people in the US who already own a 360 over a PS3 and hence wont bother buying a 360 twice. Sony can enjoy a 200k lead for one month. They deserve it, the slim price cut was a smart move.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:22 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty sure plenty of people buy 360's twice, seeing as how it breaks down on them so much. And the RROD 3-year warranty limit is up on many, many machines already.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:35 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    all this because i bought one last week. I feel so proud.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:13 22/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sure is fanboyism in here. OH MY GOD SONY FINALLY SOLD MORE THAN 360 and WII. That is hilarious shit you sony fanboys have stooped to this level of sadness. You guys used to be someone when ps2 was around. Now you guys are nothing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:43 22/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's that? Do I detect butthurt 360 fanboys?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:31 23/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Butthurt about what? You guys are still in LAST PLACE.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:30 22/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still play my 360 a hell of a lot more but uncharted 2 made me blow the dust of my 60 gig. And that game is perfection so kudos Naughty Dog for FINALLY giving the ps3 a killer ap it has needed

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:03 22/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The fuck you talking about, Naughty Dog made Uncharted ONE which was awesome. Then again, what game did Naughty dog make that could be simply labeled below average?

    Fucking loved Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:03 22/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sony is still losing a lot of money due to the pricecuts.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:21 23/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    New console design, and 90% of ps3 owners go out and get the new version. This is the only reason for a sales increase.

    They are like apple fans really, new ipod design comes out, does the same thing as the last, but most owners will get the new one.

    Not really that hard to figure out really. I am neither fan of any of the consoles (even though I do have a 360, it doesnt get used alot) Not really that much into games any more. Just thought I would would explain that before sony fanboys jump on and flame.

    (can't fault sony electronics in general though, but the ps3 is a fail and you all know it)

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:18 05/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most of my gaming is done on the PC. The PS3 initially had some nice features, which is why I bothered to buy one, but Sony's attitude towards crippling the hardware of late just to save a buck has gone the limit. The 360...well, it hardly even rates. Dogged by hardware issues, nickle and diming the user half to death just to take advantage of it's "features" (XBOX Live, I'm talking about YOU, here) and a lackluster library of titles, sorry, Microsoft, I'll use Windows on the PC where I MUST, and Linux where I can, otherwise.

    The Wii, for all it's limitations, is actually worth what I paid for it, unlike the other current versions of competing consoles.

    Irritating your customer base imperils your bottom line. Sony, Microsoft, is it worth it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:54 10/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've been a gamer for years and owned all sorts of consoles (from c64, master system and SNES all the way up to my 360) and the biggest problem i have with sony is the complete lack of support when things do go wrong. I owned an original playstation, and it died with a laser failure, no support or repair offered. I owned a PS2, same thing only this time they wanted $150 aus to fix it (the bloody console itself only cost $130). So i spat the dummy with sony and bought an xbox and never had a problem. And even when my 360 (which was over a year OUT of warranty mind you!) gave the the finger and displayed the 3rrod all i had to do was make a quick phone call and microsoft happily took it back, fixed it for free, even paid the postage and gave me a card for a free month on xbox live. DID SONY EVER OFFER ANY OF YOU WITH DUD CONSOLES ANYTHING CLOSE TO THAT KIND OF SUPPORT? Didn't think so.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:15 03/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Meh, 60gig PS3 FTW, E76 FTL!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:12 06/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why is everyone fighting about X360 vs. PS3 vs. Wii?

    PS2 obviously kicks all their asses

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    Comment by metatron
    20:15 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    console redesign and the price cut worked but for how long...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:36 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Given the already released U2 and upcomming release of GoW3, GT5, R3, K3....... Why would sales drop significantly?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:51 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    winning the battle but losing the war.

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    Comment by GANTZ Playboy!
    14:49 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    SUCK IT XBOX 360!!!!...go charge $50 more dollars for Online Gaming that PS3 (and the still Selling!) PS2 give for FREE!

    Go tell your probs to the Red Ring of Death you fuckheads!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:02 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why so serious?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:51 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Too bad Sony are a bunch of evil censoring pricks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:54 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hate the Fanboys so much...... This isn't Domination. PS3 beat the Wii by 300 Consoles. And its the FIRST time the PS3 EVER beat the Wii in America.. Why does no one report when Sony is getting there ass kicked ever month of the year in Japan and America? This place makes me sick.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:50 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    05:12 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    oh shut up noob

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:35 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dedicated otaku buying 9 NDS and 9 copies of Love Plus, Sony still has much to learn about marketing from Nintendo.

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    Comment by ScarredBushido
    00:45 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    who really cares geez..

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:50 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    oh trust me, EVERYONE apparently cares

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:42 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    We got a shiny new model. A price cut. And you hyper multithread-bluray-wielding-can-also-play-games-machine can only win with a measly lead of approx. 30k units?

    ONLY 30K more? That's just plain ridiculous.
    PS3 jump of ~260k. New model and price cut.
    Wii jump of ~230k. Normal month.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:37 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dominates? Hello, PS3 Slim just came out last month...?

    Fucking SC really needs to remove Sony's dick out of their mouth for once.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:43 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe most people are only capable of reading the headlines, after all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:48 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    their brains are only able to understand things in LARGE BOLD PRINT... other than that, they can't read

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:38 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    market saturation
    whats the TOTAL sales since the 360 came out? PS3? Wii? etc...

    sure 360 sales are just about every one that wants one has one now its getting the people that still only have a PS2 or Xbox one to get 360 or PS3 now

    PS3 is only rising becouse of
    A. price is now inline with every thing else
    B. it just now has games wroth paying for one for

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:52 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    HMM I GUess i'll check back later for some more flame wars ..not enough comments to fully eat a full course meal yet ..

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:07 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Less than 30k for one month is hardly dominating.

    Sankaku exaggerating the truth as usual.

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    Comment by diskonline
    01:11 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The very only reason for PS3's sales increasing is the cheap Blue-Ray Driver inside, not the console itself or the games' attraction.

    Why don't X360 support BD too? Then there will be almost nothing left for PS3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:27 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are u an idiot?
    PS3 sale went up only because the slim version has been released recently.
    Not to mention that PS3 has a better processor than X360 and overall, it costs more to build one unit of PS3 than X360 due to its superior hardware.
    Also, X360 has lost the war of next-gen disc. Only PS3 can support BD discs legally.

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    Comment by Frans
    01:55 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If MS want to release X360 with BD they can! the problem is how much value will it add to X360? it will definitely be pricier (unless MS want to subsidize it) and the drive will only be useful for movies unless they want to break the compatibility with DVD only X360 or do a dual release for multiple DVD games (stuffing multiple DVD into single BD isn't as easy as it looks though).

    To sum it up... MS can release X360 with BD, but probably wouldn't do it because the negative out weight the positive.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:02 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Better procesorr and what ?? Cpu ins not for graphics ;] . The gpu is the main core here and the 360 got it better done . You can see that in 90% of games .

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    Comment by diskonline
    01:33 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The price cut of PS3 slim = the price cut of the BD inside.

    Talking about X360 with BD, have you ever check the news? For instance, this:

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