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Predicition: PS3 will outsell Wii by the end of this console generation

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leo-j said:
most of my predictions have come true though....

What predictions did you make?

I highly doubt the PS3 will outsell the Wii by the end of the generation, it just might when it stops selling completely though.



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Even if Wii stops selling completely and if (a big IF) Sony magically manages to sell 15 million units per year (higher than in it's peak year 2011, mind you), the gap is still 2 million units big. And that's the best-case scenario for Sony.

This generation is over, people are waiting for the next consoles. They won't be buying 15 million next year, yearly sales will only go down by now.



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idk i have PS3 selling 100M before its off the market since 2/10, wii looks like will end out not to far from 100M so its possible for the PS3 to pass it at some point but i dont think it will happen in the next 2yrs



once they have all stopped selling the best ps3 could hope for is to be within 10m of the wii. i think the wii will finish at 110m and sony will keep the ps3 going until it scrapes 100m



It is doubtful this will happen because of the gap in sales. Plus the PS3 will slow down markedly in mature markets once the PS4 has been announced. The one advantage the PS3 has though is that people can buy new as a replacement and not lose DLC/DLG (downloaded content/downloaded games). Nintendo's locked system may actually cost them replacement sales (instead, the systems are serviced).

But if it happens because no one is buying the Wii but instead buying the B/C WiiU, does it really matter?
With backward compatibility, Nintendo effectively eliminates the market for its old technology so it only has to focus on one generation of hardware.

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mike_intellivision said:
It is doubtful this will happen because of the gap in sales. Plus the PS3 will slow down markedly in mature markets once the PS4 has been announced. The one advantage the PS3 has though is that people can buy new as a replacement and not lose DLC/DLG (downloaded content/downloaded games). Nintendo's locked system may actually cost them replacement sales (instead, the systems are serviced).

But if it happens because no one is buying the Wii but instead buying the B/C WiiU, does it really matter?
With backward compatibility, Nintendo effectively eliminates the market for its old technology so it only has to focus on one generation of hardware.

Mike from Morgantown


ps3 sales depend on if sony announces a new console this E3. we know wii sales are just gonna drop like a rock because of the wiiu but ps3 still has alot of life in it. its still $250 and theres plently of big games yet to release like GTAV. i dont think it will happent but its not as far fetched as some are making out.



SOLIDSNAKE08 said:
mike_intellivision said:
It is doubtful this will happen because of the gap in sales. Plus the PS3 will slow down markedly in mature markets once the PS4 has been announced. The one advantage the PS3 has though is that people can buy new as a replacement and not lose DLC/DLG (downloaded content/downloaded games). Nintendo's locked system may actually cost them replacement sales (instead, the systems are serviced).

But if it happens because no one is buying the Wii but instead buying the B/C WiiU, does it really matter?
With backward compatibility, Nintendo effectively eliminates the market for its old technology so it only has to focus on one generation of hardware.

Mike from Morgantown


ps3 sales depend on if sony announces a new console this E3. we know wii sales are just gonna drop like a rock because of the wiiu but ps3 still has alot of life in it. its still $250 and theres plently of big games yet to release like GTAV. i dont think it will happent but its not as far fetched as some are making out.

Wii sales dropped because it is saturated in the market.. and nintendo isn't releasing any games for their #1 console..

Wii u probably won't sell that well



 

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