PS3 Outsells Xbox 360 by 4 Million


The PS3 has outsold the Xbox 360 by nearly 50% over the past year, and is projected to overtake the total sales of the Xbox in 2011.

The PS3 is said to have sold 14.3 million units over the past year, compared to 10.3 million for the Xbox 360.

Assuming the miraculous performance of Kinect does not reverse this trend (or Move does not accentuate it), total sales of the PS3 are projected to exceed those of the Xbox 360 in the first half of 2011.

Depending on the success of the motion controller rip-offs, the bitterly contested crown of second-place loser in the console market may yet change hands – Nintendo’s position remains completely unassailable however.

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    Comment by Niegol
    07:37 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So much hatred.

    *Super Turbo Sad Face AN Hero*

    Comment by Anonymous

    Personally, it pleases me. But then again, I feed off hate and destruction.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:00 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    God DAMN. SK's editors are as retarded as it's users.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:40 13/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    This place is only good for its Anime, Manga, and H sections. Everyone already knows this. I think people only come here to practice flaming.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:14 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, I expected this. MS only cared about profit, not really their system, which caused a huge amount of RRoD problems and now ridiculous overheating problems with the slim model. Many of my friends also got tired of their Xbox 360's, so they sold it and their games to buy a PS3. Never regretted their choice since.

    Though I would still get the system, despite its crappy quality. Gears 3 and ME2 won't come out on PS3, my PC is of horrible gaming quality, so the only choice i have is spend a small amount on getting a 360.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:57 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sales used to be a big debatable battle against the PS3 from Wii and 360 owners, but when things started to look more positive, the fanboys kinda died down a little and the argument against the PS3 turned into appreciation from all sides. Of course there are still hardcore fanboys who will never appreciate anything good that comes from the PS3 (or 360 and Wii). Just check those people at Youtube, they make videos about how the console fails, yet forget the shortcomings of their own supported consoles.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:57 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I give all the credit to that new commercial host guy. That guy is hilarious.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    22:54 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    sucks donkey dick

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:41 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    22:55 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Take English lessons, you sound like you're in preschool.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:10 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why do they even mention Kinect, both Move and Kinect will be failures. A few tards with more money than brains will buy it, realize how shitty they are and throw them in the closet next to the SuperScope, Menacer, Activator, Power Glove, Power Pad, Zapper, Light Phaser, and every other failed add-on controller accessory.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:32 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes because we all know add-on controllers like the Wii-fit board failed.

    10million and counting bro.

    Comment by flaskis
    05:02 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I recently bought a PS3 after only having a 360 for the past 2,5 years. And I got to say that I'm disappointed. With all the ps3 fanboys saying that the 360 sucks, RRoD, etc I was expecting a better console.

    But truth be told, the PS3 lacks in areas that the 360 excells in, and vice versa. Neither of the consoles are bad, and it should be the exclusive titles that decides which one you buy (or both).

    Then again, after selling my old 360 and buying the 360 slim I have to say that the 360 is more silent (it actually is) and the controllers are still more comfortable than the outdated PS3 controllers.

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    Comment by El Chaos
    07:58 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did you get a fat or slim PS3, flasksis? I'm curious about the noise level of both systems, especially the slim ones.

    Also I agree with Mr.Bitches, the 360 controller's D-pad bites. The only thing I personally tried that sucks almost as much is the GameCube controller's D-pad. The Wii remote has a better one.

    Comment by flaskis
    04:04 03/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ChaosAngelZero: Since I bought my PS3 just a few weeks ago it's most certainly a slim :P

    Noise levels are pretty equal between the two consoles. At startup the 360 is a bit noisier, most of the noise coming from the HDD spinning. But after playing both consoles for say an hour or so, the PS3 is a bit noisier as the fan is blowing harder, and the 360's new fan is really quiet even when going on maximum speed.

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    Comment by El Chaos
    02:05 04/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thanks for the info.

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    Comment by Mr.Bitches
    12:31 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    My friend has a slim and I have the OG fatty, the Slim is quiet to the point that you don't notice it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:48 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Really? I think the Wiimote dpad sucks equally as much. Goddamn midget sized dpad.

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    Comment by Mr.Bitches
    05:24 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have the original fat 60 gig PS3 and that thing is loud as a jackhammer, but the Slims are actually extremely quiet. Also, I have to disagree with the 360's controller being more comfortable. The only thing that the 360's controller feels more comfortable with is shooters. Everything else is in favor of the PS3 especially if you have a Dualshock3. Also, the 360 might have the worst D-pad of any controller ever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:50 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aside from the shitty dpad, I prefer the 360 controller, thou either one is fine by me. BTW, the PS3 triggers suck equally hard.

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    Comment by El Chaos
    03:42 03/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @flaskis: Yeah, I also wonder about the revised D-pad. Last I heard, they bundled a green controller which featured that D-pad with some copies of World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009 (now Pro Evolution Soccer), but nothing about using it in all the others.

    Perhaps they just replaced it on all new controllers without any announcements or something, but who knows.

    Comment by flaskis
    03:45 03/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, the 360 slim's controller still has that faulty D-pad, so I'm suspecting the whole thing was scrapped.

    Comment by flaskis
    15:10 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thank you, finally someone that agrees. Whenever I say that those triggers just suck, some ps3 fanboy says "no, they work fine. I prefer these over the 360 triggers!".

    Btw, what happened to the "revised d-pad" that Microsoft talked about some years ago?
    Oh, and I've sometimes managed to press up/down when I also pressed on right/left on the PS3 d-pad. Even if it's four different buttons in appearance, it's still one big button.

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    Comment by MARl0
    05:55 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cut Japan out of the equation, and the 360 destroys the ps3 in total sales.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:29 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And that's why we love Japan :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:01 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you will allow to cut off Japan, then cut off America for the 360 and 50-60% of 360 sales are gone.

    The PS3 only sold about 4-6 million in Japan. It's not very dependent on one country alone like the 360.

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    Comment by Reichi
    05:38 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    How is this news? Console wars are so pointless.

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    Comment by Iowa
    05:18 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The 360 doesn't have a single game on it I want to buy that I couldn't get on the PS3 as well.

    Microsoft has never had a ton of exclusives to it's systems that I've ever wanted to play, so I'll never get a 360, unless I really want Reach, and if that's PC then screw that noise.

    Now I just need the PS3 and Wii >.>

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:23 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hope you enjoy your inferior ports of Red Dead Redemption, GTAIV, Bayonetta, Fallout 3 and everything using Unreal Engine. Because that's what you get, buying the PS3 versions.

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    Comment by Quack!
    10:32 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    While I'd normally support the Anon above me, this is a perfectly good reason to choose the PS3 over the 360. While the ports may be "inferior", the fact that you don't want any games which are exclusive to the 360 means it makes sense to buy a PS3.

    Unless, of course, you don't want any games which are exclusive to the PS3 either, in which case, it's 360 for the price and superior ports.

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    Comment by raijinz
    02:43 03/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm pretty certain we are pretty much past the point where news like this really means anything. Am I wrong?

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    Comment by Zeick
    07:35 02/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Alot of people bought the xbox already so yeah the PS3 is gonna outsell it. Though the PS3 is great theres not many good games for it so it might loose that popularity with the kinect out

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:35 03/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    well i dont think the hundreds of millions of people who have bought xbox360 over the past 6 years are in need of buying another one.

    there is more people owning a xbox360 then ps3. period.

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    Comment by BisayaBoi
    11:19 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This was inevitable since day one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:19 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm not surprised.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:50 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's what they get for shitting on JRPG fans.
    Also the graphics are terrible. I bought a new graphics card for half the price of my xbox and it blows the 360 out of the water.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:55 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It doesn't really matter that they've outsold them, because Sony just recently started to actually GAIN PROFIT from the system. Xbox/Microsoft is still doing far better despite the PS3 outselling the xbox 360. Now that's saying something.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:54 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yup, nearly 4 years til they stopped bleeding money. If not for the state of the global economy, Sony's Playstation devision would have to seriously be in jeopardy, as Sony is not a company which likes to keep around those who do not turn a profit or break even. But, because of how bad the market is, this generation of consoles is going to last at least another 3 years, maybe even 4.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:50 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh yeah there's also the Playstation Eye the successor of Eyetoy for PS3. Granted Kinect is being marketed a hundred times better I don't see Kinect being a big success.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:38 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ha isn't kinect just like the eyetoy for the PS2

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:36 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dammit. If only we had enough money for all 3 consoles and PC gaming...

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:26 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I own all three plus pc. I got the 360 when it came out, and I recently got the ps3. I gave the ps3 a fair chance, but I just liked the xbox's performance over all. I mean yeah the Ps3 has some cool features on it, but it just doesn't compare. Ps3 like the wii is aimed for more casual gamers, while xbox on the other hand is aimed for hardcore gamers like the pc, who are serious about it. the online for the ps3 sucks compared to 360. Ps3 I say is better for single player type games. 360 FTW in my books. But I will say this though, kinect is just gonna hurt the 360 more. Microsoft is just trying too hard now. Just stick with what we have and work our way through it.

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    Comment by El Chaos
    09:02 03/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd agree with you, although it looks like Sony finally realized this and is working on actual multiplayer gaming instead of garbage timewasters like LittleBigPlanet and Home. Killzone 2 lacked cooperative MP but I guess they won't make the same mistake with the third one, Uncharted 2 already featured a pretty solid MP, and now they're also bringing Twisted Metal back.

    There's also MAG, but dunno if, barring the absurd number of possible simultaneous players, it's actually any good or if it feels more like a "MMOFPS".

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    Comment by moebius22
    01:01 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan doesn't matter anymore. Sales in Western regions now count more than Japan's anemicv market. X-Box 360 is still ahead of PS3 there.

    DISCLAIMER: I am not a X-box fanboy. I think both consoles are shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:52 05/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I truly hate fagit box 360, i wander why do people still by that pease of shit. I know its because thet rely strongly on there trinity engine, without that the console will literally fall apart. Did u ever wonder why it and the PS3 were the same size and yet it still carried that BIG ASS A/C power pack...hmm I wonder?... the PS3 size on the other hand is built inside with a good size fan and yet you all call it inferior... tell me now what killed the GC and XBOX? Was it the PS2 and its Emotion Engine can Butt Fairies hmm tell me Dick Puddin lovers. Back to the PS3, compare any 360 games PS3 exclusives and non exclusives and give me an answer please anc thank you. Im not done yet. You already know why its easyer put games on the 360... correct the Trinity Engine, the PS3 dosen't have an engine and look at how powerful its graphics are imagine how it be if Sony brought a new type of engine to the PS3... think of how much trouble Microsoft be in... PURE DESTRUTION to the XBOX 360. Im a proud PS3 owner and my PSN is Gohan723 hit me up up when you want to hear some real shit boys. also a Wii, DSi, PC, and PSP I quote myself "IM NOT AN XBOX FAN, IM PLAYSTATION MAN!!!" PEASE im out. and lm BLACK yes black what of it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:21 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sales are global. The Japanese page this article used relied on a western source. The Japanese market isn't even mentioned anywhere, nor would it make sense.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:51 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    WRONG! It's Japan only, doubt me? Checkout and see for yourself. Next time keep your mouth shut, if you don't know shit. Dumb fucks like you are the ones who claimed their old PS2 was more powerful than the GC and xbox1. Dumb fucks like you killed the Dreamcast.

    Wii 72.9
    360 41.5
    PS3 36.2

    Wii 10.5
    360 1.4
    PS3 5.4

    Wii 34.2
    360 24
    PS3 14.4

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:55 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    wow great anon vs anon :p

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    Comment by uran
    04:51 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're using total sales. This article is only about sales over the past 12 months. You make me laugh, retard.

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    Comment by moebius22
    06:06 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Videogames are serious business- LoL.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:38 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol u mad? check this what this article links to before you blurt nonsense like a dimwit.

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    Comment by Krzysztof
    01:24 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You would be surprised ;)

    There are lots of game released in japan language only. And the amount of jpn release is huge on any console.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:26 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree. For example, Halo 3 Japan edition. And Fable 2 Japan edition. And Gears of War Japan edition. All of those games are in Japan language only.

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    Comment by moebius22
    06:06 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sales in Japan for Halo 3 and Fable 2 were less than both U.S. and Europe. Japan sales of Gears of War were horrible.

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