-Update- Ps3 over 70million on VG data.
Ps3 will achive the milestone of 70 million consoles next week. Its a feat, even if its the least selling console this generation so far. Lets point out some reasons on it:
1. Comparing it roughly on the HD twin, was a year later to release. Games were coming to Xbox360 but ps3 lost a whole year to pick up. consumers picked Xbox as a true next gen console, horsepower wise.
2. Pricing: When i bought my ps3(40gb) in 2008 i got it for 500 euro. On its release it was like 700-800euro. Was the most expensive console i bought. Some will say that it had blue ray and price was logical. I wont argue on that. My point is that it has always been the most expensive console even today in its whole lifecycle. Dont get me wrong i only cover the price here and not what is on offer.
3. No Stand out exclusive for the 1st two years from the Playstation library: No Gran turismo(full game not prologue), no MGS, no GoW, no Final Fantasy. Even rachet&clank was a year later.
4. Motion control introduced from Wii: This hurt sales of both HD consoles. Nintendo took the sales market by storm for introducing something new and unique to the gaming public.
So after the monopoly of previous generation with the ps2, ps3 found a strong and competitive generation and the sales pie was split on 3 consoles.
So do we celebrate for the milestone of 70millions? -Yes.
Did we expect for ps3 to be last? -I guess not.
Is sony happy with this performance? - I guess not.