Why do PS3s sell?

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Statement: PS3 doesn't have enough good games. Typical Response: MGS4 FFXIII KillZone2 Heavenly Sword Lair God of War 3 Gran Turismo 5, and so on, and so on... Gag me! We all know what the games are.

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HappySqurriel said: sieanr said: Why do Sony fans always make a long list of games comming out for the PS3? Its always worse when half the announced games are multi-platform and most of the list is made up of games which haven't been announced yet ... "ICO team Project"
suck your balls - http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=158027 p.s. that list will be a reason, why people will buy ps3 in future.

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2009.04.30 - PS3 will OUTSELL x360 atleast by the middle of 2010. Japan+Europe > NA.

Gran Turismo 3 - 1,06 mln. in 3 weeks with around 4 mln. PS2 on the launch.
Gran Turismo 4 - 1,16 mln. with 18 mln. PS2 on the launch.

Final Fantasy X - around 2 mln. with 5 mln. PS2 on the launch.
Final Fantasy X-2 - 2.4 mln. with 12 mln. PS2 on the launch.


1.8 mln. PS3 today(2008.01.17) in Japan. Now(2009.04.30) 3.16 mln. PS3 were sold in Japan.
PS3 will reach 4 mln. in Japan by the end of 2009 with average weekly sales 25k.

PS3 may reach 5 mln. in Japan by the end of 2009 with average weekly sales 50k.
PS2 2001 vs PS3 2008 sales numbers =) + New games released in Japan by 2009 that passed 100k so far

wow, wow! the fanboys ANTI-sony are a little mad, i wonder why? i bought mine, because of BLU-RAY, motorstorm, resistence, on-line and because of a long, very long list of games coming out for the ps3 .


My friend was going to buy Wii but instead I bought him Twilight Princess for GC. So now he has no reason to buy Wii, maybe till the next Zelda comes out. Omg who really cares about those stories sheet!!.


It's pretty much just brand name right now, and even that is hampered by the price--casual people are more than willing to wait for price drops right now, however long they may be in coming, and there will be more games out by then as well.

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DKII: i couldn't agree more as for wii vs. gc version for twilight princess, the sword swinging and shield thrusting experience really is more fun than pressing buttons in my opinion.

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What's selling PS3s now is basically Sony's brand name. No one else but Sony could have released a $600 system with basically no true system selling titles and have it do near as well as the PS3 has done so far. I urge everyone, do not underestimate the brand name of Sony when it comes to games. That's the reason most analysts still believe the PS3 will win it in the end. Whether that happens or not the PS3 is certain to do much better as price comes down and big beautiful games come out.

piratikkio said: wow, wow! the fanboys ANTI-sony are a little mad, i wonder why? i bought mine, because of BLU-RAY, motorstorm, resistence, on-line and because of a long, very long list of games coming out for the ps3 .
whos mad? i dont see any n-boys mad. why would they be? because the wii is dominating and uber fun? yea, im pissed.

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Well, to say that people don’t buy systems for games that are not out yet is pretty much an assumption. I myself bought the PS3 for heavenly sword, it was dated for a release of March when the PS3 launched, and I got it then. So, people do buy a system for the games that are coming to it, that’s like saying the xbox360 has not sold to many customers who are die hard Halo fans, but they got the system now. Blue Ray, I think the Blue Ray pitch is a small percentage, as the number of HDTV’s increase, then this may be a reason but right now this pitch is being sold to a small amount of people. Brand, that is playing into some people, I got a cousin who after purchasing the PS1 has never looked back, it’s impossible to get him to even glance at another console, I believe there is a larger chunk of people like this then Blue-Ray buyers, people that simply refuse to look anywhere else. At the moment, I think SONY’s marketing is not selling the console correctly, they are not really pointing out the functionalities, and this plays into the reason why they are not appealing to more people, tech savvy types would jump on a PS3 in a heartbeat, I got a friend who has a moded XBOX with an updated HDD and after he saw all that the PS3 can do, he wants one.. He’s saving up to get one, and this is a diehard xbox fan, but he likes the fact that the PS3 is able to change HDD, take memory cards etc. This is another group of people that are buying PS3’s.

I love numbers.. The 360 as an Attachment rate between 4-5 What does that mean? People might of bought the 360 for Halo 3, but there buying everything else that comes out. They'll own Crackdown, Gears of War, Viva Pinata, Lost Planet, Oblivion and so on. The average user will own between 4 to 5 games. The PS3 as an Attachment rate of 1-1.5 What does that mean? The average PS3 user doesn't even own two games... That's insane, they own a $600 machine and they only have one game?? There's two possibilities that come to mind for this low attachment rate... These are the two reasons that I think sell PS3's. 1) PS3 Users are waiting for those killer apps that every ps3 fanboy has memorized 2) PS3 Users use it primarely for a Blu Ray player

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