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Avinash, look at my sig. I will be the first to be happy if Wii sells 200 m, but something tells me it has to stop selling like bread at some point.
I must add that 150 m could be posible, but I can not believe such figures as 250-300 millions as some had stated...



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Yes, that's why the expensive PS3 was outsold by the 360 which has a lower price and better library Slimebeast.

OH WAIT!



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Avinash_Tyagi said:
dtewi said:
Many people are going to see the PS3 as the better investment though for it plays video games as well and has plenty of other enjoyable features.

 Wrong again, most people don't care for the games on the PS3, GTA sells to 15 million over and over, that is not a large segment of the popualtion


 Was GTA3 the only game on the PS2? Is GTA4 going to be the only game on the PS3?



dtewi said:
Both of his predictions are craziness TWRoO!

Ok if that is your opinion then fine... but your comment about him using those numbers to match his prediction was ludicrous. You seemed to be surprised Rol had predicted something to tie-in with what his sig says. Of course the two predictions match, they are in reference to the same thing after all, one just goes into more detail.



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Avinash_Tyagi said:
Mummelmann said:
Avinash_Tyagi said:
dtewi said:
Blu-Ray adoption is going to increase sales Garcian. And with the combination of triple AAA games and a low price, it can sell 60 million.

People aren't going to buy a PS3 for Blu-ray dewi, they'll buy a cheaper blu-ray player seperately

 

 


Ironic that that's the only reason get a PS3 according to the site's Wii fans, including yourself.


Yeah at the moment its one of the cheaper blu-ray players, how long do you think that will last?


 Ah, so the PS3 is a fad? Sounds strangely familiar... I get it now.



End of 2016 hardware sales:

Wii U: 15 million. PS4: 54 million. One: 30 million. 3DS: 64.8 million. PSVita: 15.2 million.

dtewi said:
Blu-Ray adoption is going to increase sales Garcian. And with the combination of triple AAA games and a low price, it can sell 60 million.

 "Triple AAA" games = AAAAAAAAA games? That's a new one. =P

Anyway, the PS3 really has very few guaranteed AAA games announced for it at the moment. The only two I know of are MGS4 and FFXIII, and those were announced well over a year ago. The PS3 will need more than those two games to sustain it throughout its life cycle, let alone increase its sales so dramatically.

Also, the jury is still out on Blu-Ray. It could become the next DVD, but more than likely it will become the next LaserDisc.

@ tombi123: People said the same thing about the Gamecube. Price cuts will help a system sell, but not that dramatically.

@ Machina-AX: For the PS3 to have a longer lifespan than the Wii, it needs developer support. Developer support generally goes to the system with the highest install base. The system with the highest install base is not, and will never be, the PS3, by a long shot.



"'Casual games' are something the 'Game Industry' invented to explain away the Wii success instead of actually listening or looking at what Nintendo did. There is no 'casual strategy' from Nintendo. 'Accessible strategy', yes, but ‘casual gamers’ is just the 'Game Industry''s polite way of saying what they feel: 'retarded gamers'."

 -Sean Malstrom

 

 

Mummelmann said:
Avinash_Tyagi said:
Mummelmann said:
Avinash_Tyagi said:
dtewi said:
Blu-Ray adoption is going to increase sales Garcian. And with the combination of triple AAA games and a low price, it can sell 60 million.

People aren't going to buy a PS3 for Blu-ray dewi, they'll buy a cheaper blu-ray player seperately

 

 


Ironic that that's the only reason get a PS3 according to the site's Wii fans, including yourself.


Yeah at the moment its one of the cheaper blu-ray players, how long do you think that will last?


 Ah, so the PS3 is a fad? Sounds strangely familiar... I get it now.


wii is a fad maybe?:D



bluster said:
Avinash, look at my sig. I will be the first to be happy if Wii sells 200 m, but something tells me it has to stop selling like bread at some point.
I must add that 150 m could be posible, but I can not believe such figures as 250-300 millions as some had stated...

 Why?  Do you see any sign that it is slowing down?  look at others sales this week over 100K, only thing holding it back is nintendo production, and Nintendo has yet to hit $199 or release a second color and a Wii lite is years off if ever 9how do you make the Wii smaller?)

 

In addition Wii has many markets left unexplored

 

Was GTA3 the only game on the PS2? Is GTA4 going to be the only game on the PS3?

 

GTA was the highest selling games on the PS2, and PS3 lacks th casual games of the PS2 so it only has its hardcore games to carry it, games which indicate a potential arond 15-20 million



 

Predictions:Sales of Wii Fit will surpass the combined sales of the Grand Theft Auto franchiseLifetime sales of Wii will surpass the combined sales of the entire Playstation family of consoles by 12/31/2015 Wii hardware sales will surpass the total hardware sales of the PS2 by 12/31/2010 Wii will have 50% marketshare or more by the end of 2008 (I was wrong!!  It was a little over 48% only)Wii will surpass 45 Million in lifetime sales by the end of 2008 (I was wrong!!  Nintendo Financials showed it fell slightly short of 45 million shipped by end of 2008)Wii will surpass 80 Million in lifetime sales by the end of 2009 (I was wrong!! Wii didn't even get to 70 Million)

Whoever is putting 200+ million for the Wii keep in mind the DS is selling way better and yet it has to sell more then triple what it already has to to reach 200 million. As the ps3 has better games and the 360 continues to come out with strong brands it will be hard for the Wii to continue at it's pace long enough to make those kind of numbers. hardcore gamers may become more interested in the other systems more dedicated to hardcore games, and casuals don't tend to stay hot with one gadget for too long. I'm not saying it one win with flying colors, but 200 million is a bit steep at this point.

For those saying the X360 will only get 35 million. That is a bit low, this system will stick around for a while and has lots to offer the gaming publics it's already more then half way to 35 million and we're not even halfway through this generation, wait till it becomes more reliable, and cheaper, there is no reason this system won't fly right pass 40 million and park it's lifetime userbase between 50-60 mill.