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This table here shows how price cut and new devices release affected the sales and Gap of HD consoles. I didn't take the release date of 360 Slim and Kinect and Move into account since the 360 Slim was still selling at $300, no price cut there.

The Event Event Date 360 Total PS3 Totals Gap at Time
Before PS3 release November 2006 5.16 Millions
0 5.16Millions
Before 1st PS3 price cut November 2007 12.74 Millions 5.68 Millions 7.06 Millions

After PS3 price cut and

before $200  360Xbox

September 2008 20.00 Millions 14.32 Millions 5.68 Millions

After $200 360 release

and before PS3 Slim

End of August 2009 31 Millions 23.07 Millions 7.93 Millions

After PS3 360 Slim, Move

and Kinect till today

16th April 2011 53.11 Millions 49.51 Millions 3.6 Millions

 

It should be interested to see what will happen after a new price cut from those consoles.

Edit:(corrected PS3 sales in last lines thanks  Zgamer)



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PS3 Slim/Price Cut had the largest impact. I think a $199.99 PS3 will put it close to taking second place (though not necessarily taking it - I've had my doubts that PS3 would do that since 2008). But a price cut for all three would be interesting, with the PS3's cut likley having the largest impact again.



                                                                                                                                            

Most likely all three systems will get price cuts. The Wii is already getting one from retailers and most likely Nintendo will cut it further to $150.

I expect Microsoft and Sony will also do $50 price cuts.



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remove the 5 and put 4 in the last chart for ps3. you did a mistake.



Being in 3rd place never felt so good

Also keep in mind, at least at GameStop, the PS3 Move Bundle (320GB) has been $369.99 for a while now. I can easily see that dropped to $299.99, while the 160GB drops to $249.99 (or $199.99 - but probably the former) around the E3 or Gamescom area(s).



                                                                                                                                            

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I hate numbers, but here is what I do recall.

1) When the PS3 got a "pricedrop" ($300 PS3 Slim), it was continually outselling the Xbox 360 worldwide even at the most expensive entry level pricepoint.

2) When the Xbox 360 got a "pricedrop" ($200 Xbox 360 Slim), it was outselling the PS3 worldwide until the start of this year (2011) even with Kinect.  Didn't the PS3 also outsold the Xbox 360 during the Christmas shopping season as well?

3) The PS3 is still the most expensive console and is currently outselling the Xbox 360 worldwide.

It would be logical to conclude that the PS3 will benefit more in sales from a pricedrop than the Xbox 360 without any unforseen "X" factors.



LivingMetal said:

I hate numbers, but here is what I do recall.

1) When the PS3 got a "pricedrop" ($300 PS3 Slim), it was continually outselling the Xbox 360 worldwide even at the most expensive entry level pricepoint.

2) When the Xbox 360 got a "pricedrop" ($200 Xbox 360 Slim), it was outselling the PS3 worldwide until the start of this year (2011) even with Kinect.  Didn't the PS3 also outsold the Xbox 360 during the Christmas shopping season as well?

3) The PS3 is still the most expensive console and is currently outselling the Xbox 360 worldwide.

It would be logical to conclude that the PS3 will benefit more in sales from a pricedrop than the Xbox 360 without any unforseen "X" factors.

Japan finally decided to embrace the PS3. That pretty much the only reason the PS3 outsells the 360 during the off months. Remove the Japan numbers from the equation and what do you get? If Japan embraced the XBox 360  like it does the PS3, it would be pretty much even up until the holidays. If America embraced the PS3 the same way Japan embraces the XBox 360 it would be a completely different story. That the PS3 real edge, plus a few more exclusives. The Wii doesn't have a lot of harcore gamers and as we all know, casual gamers do most of their game shopping during the holidays.



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XanderZane said:
LivingMetal said:

I hate numbers, but here is what I do recall.

1) When the PS3 got a "pricedrop" ($300 PS3 Slim), it was continually outselling the Xbox 360 worldwide even at the most expensive entry level pricepoint.

2) When the Xbox 360 got a "pricedrop" ($200 Xbox 360 Slim), it was outselling the PS3 worldwide until the start of this year (2011) even with Kinect.  Didn't the PS3 also outsold the Xbox 360 during the Christmas shopping season as well?

3) The PS3 is still the most expensive console and is currently outselling the Xbox 360 worldwide.

It would be logical to conclude that the PS3 will benefit more in sales from a pricedrop than the Xbox 360 without any unforseen "X" factors.

Japan finally decided to embrace the PS3. That pretty much the only reason the PS3 outsells the 360 during the off months. Remove the Japan numbers from the equation and what do you get? If Japan embraced the XBox 360  like it does the PS3, it would be pretty much even up until the holidays. If America embraced the PS3 the same way Japan embraces the XBox 360 it would be a completely different story. That the PS3 real edge, plus a few more exclusives. The Wii doesn't have a lot of harcore gamers and as we all know, casual gamers do most of their game shopping during the holidays.


According to this site there have been weeks where if you excluded Japan's numbers, the PS3 still would have outsold the Xbox 360. 



XanderZane said:
LivingMetal said:

I hate numbers, but here is what I do recall.

1) When the PS3 got a "pricedrop" ($300 PS3 Slim), it was continually outselling the Xbox 360 worldwide even at the most expensive entry level pricepoint.

2) When the Xbox 360 got a "pricedrop" ($200 Xbox 360 Slim), it was outselling the PS3 worldwide until the start of this year (2011) even with Kinect.  Didn't the PS3 also outsold the Xbox 360 during the Christmas shopping season as well?

3) The PS3 is still the most expensive console and is currently outselling the Xbox 360 worldwide.

It would be logical to conclude that the PS3 will benefit more in sales from a pricedrop than the Xbox 360 without any unforseen "X" factors.

Japan finally decided to embrace the PS3. That pretty much the only reason the PS3 outsells the 360 during the off months. Remove the Japan numbers from the equation and what do you get?

Couldn't this same thing be said of the 360? Remove American's numbers what do you get? Really, the PS3 outsells the 360 in Japan & EMEAA if we get real technical.



                                                                                                                                            

CGI-Quality said:
XanderZane said:
LivingMetal said:

I hate numbers, but here is what I do recall.

1) When the PS3 got a "pricedrop" ($300 PS3 Slim), it was continually outselling the Xbox 360 worldwide even at the most expensive entry level pricepoint.

2) When the Xbox 360 got a "pricedrop" ($200 Xbox 360 Slim), it was outselling the PS3 worldwide until the start of this year (2011) even with Kinect.  Didn't the PS3 also outsold the Xbox 360 during the Christmas shopping season as well?

3) The PS3 is still the most expensive console and is currently outselling the Xbox 360 worldwide.

It would be logical to conclude that the PS3 will benefit more in sales from a pricedrop than the Xbox 360 without any unforseen "X" factors.

Japan finally decided to embrace the PS3. That pretty much the only reason the PS3 outsells the 360 during the off months. Remove the Japan numbers from the equation and what do you get?

Couldn't this same thing be said of the 360? Remove American's numbers what do you get? Really, the PS3 outsells the 360 in Japan & EMEAA if we get real technical.


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