PS3 sales surpass Xbox 360 (Shipped Numbers)- report

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A new report by International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed that PlayStation 3 sales have surpassed the Xbox 360's.

The report mentions that, despite Sony's console launching a year after the Xbox 360, it managed to leapfrog Microsoft's console on the sales front.

This only happened last December, despite Microsoft reporting sales of 750,000 during the annual Black Friday sales in the US late last year.

Worldwide sales for the PlayStation 3 currently sit at about 77 million compared to 76 million for the Xbox 360, according to IDC.

Source: IDC (via Games Industry)


That said, IDC doesn't deny that the digital revolution is having an effect. The firm predicts that the volume of packaged game discs shipped will decline an average of roughly 3 percent per year through 2016, as console spending shifts into digital channels.

The report also highlights that just this past December, Sony's PS3 managed to surpass the number of Xbox 360s shipped worldwide (about 77 million vs. 76 million), despite the PS3 launching a year later. While many hardcore gamers are now waiting for the next-generation systens from Sony and Microsoft, IDC noted that Nintendo will still "find an audience" with Wii U, reaching global bundle shipments of 50 million by year-end 2016.




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No way Sony Shipped 7m Ps3 from November to date.

Not with the market like its now.

360 numbers seem likely though... 70 by September and Now 76m. Accurate.

Ps3 not so much, unless it did a huge December in the U.S and Europe...


The greatest most EPIC comeback ever.

At this point, it's inevitable for the PS3 to pass the 360, but I wouldn't count those chickens just yet. We need more than one source to back this up. Sony themselves, for instance.


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No one know the shipping amount yet unless your Sony or MS. So, not yet........

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11/20/09 04:25 makingmusic476 Warning Other (Your avatar is borderline NSFW. Please keep it for as long as possible.)
No way in hell does Sony have 77 million consoles sold. I am not buying it. As much as they deserve to beat Microsoft that much sales would not have gone past the media. I think they are mistaken.

Absolute domination!!

*Accidentally pops the champagne.....drinks it anyway*

Before the PS3 everyone was nice to me :(

I doubt they surpassed the 360 yet but it will happen eventually ;o.

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