Forums - Sales Discussion - Sony Lost The Console War In North America.

 

Update: I had no idea the gap was 15 Million: http://www.vgchartz.com/weekly/41385/USA/

The Xbox 360 has a 7 Million lead over the PS3 in North America. Why did Playstation lose in North America? Can Sony recover with PS4?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Console_wars

Worldwide sales figures

Overall, the Wii outsold its competitors worldwide.

  1. Wii – 99.84 million as of 31 March 2013 (2013-03-31)[update][8]
  2. PlayStation 370 million as of 4 November 2012 (2012-11-04)[update][54] (IDC January 2013 estimate: "about 77 million")[55][56]
  3. Xbox 360 – 69 million as of 31 December 2012 (2012-12-31)[update][57]

 

Japan

 
  1. Wii – 12,710,000 as of 31 March 2013 (2013-03-31)[update][8]
  2. PlayStation 3 – 6,341,950 as of 1 April 2011 (2011-04-01)[update][58]
  3. Xbox 360 – 1,448,665 as of 1 April 2011 (2011-04-01)[update][58]

 

Europe

  1. Wii – 24.9 million as of December 2010[update][59]
  2. PlayStation 3 – 19.7 million as of December 2010[update][59]
  3. Xbox 360 – 13.7 million as of December 2010[update][59]

 

United States

  1. Wii – 30 million as of 10 August 2010 (2010-08-10)[update][60]
  2. Xbox 360 – 18.7 million as of 31 December 2009 (2009-12-31)[update][61]
  3. PlayStation 3 - nearly 12 million as of 14 April 2010 (2010-04-14)[update][62]

 Update: I had no idea the gap 15 Million: http://www.vgchartz.com/weekly/41385/USA/



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Xbox 360 is good. Microsoft leading the gaming Industry, but, who didn't see this coming? Microsoft has infinite money.

Interestingly the name of the next Xbox is (Xbox Infinity) to launch late 2012. Microsoft didn't go with that name or launch date. Go figure.

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goes to show that microsoft is a threat stealing a sum of their core gamers, atleast in NA

This discussion has already been done to death.

Predictions for end of 2014 HW sales:

3DS: 53m   PS3: 88m   360: 85m   PS4: 15m   XBO: 11m       WiiU: 10.8m   Vita: 10.2m

 

Much as I hate to say it but M$ pretty much has NA under lockdown.

The Xbox is the symbol of gaming here.

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You need more recent figures dude. This site should have them. I wonder, another 100 or so of these threads and it will be the most talked about subject ever. Behind RRoD, of course.

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I don't think america is very brand loyal in general, they go for whatever is best and thats the 360. 

Therefore PS4 has a chance in NA providing Sony don't fuck up the launch like they did with PS3. Unlike Japan and Europe where brand name means everything. I'm surprised 360 made it this far in Europe considering how big the Sony brand is over there.



Japan hates Microsoft, USA now hates Sony.. That's how it is.

Not sure what the point is of this thread? PS3 "lost" in NA for quite a while now, so why bring it up now?

And this is news?

SnowPrince said:
Japan hates Microsoft, USA now hates Sony. That's how it is.

Xbox. I'm sure they use Windows like [nearly] everyone else. And no country particularly likes any of the other Microsoft products (WP8, Surface, Zune), so Japan is hardly alone there.

Yeah, no. Xbox360:PS3 in Japan is 1:5.75. PS3:Xbox360 in the USA is 1:1.62. So in the USA PS3 is far more popular than Xbox 360 in Japan. PS4 will sell reasonably well in USA. Nextbox will sell terribly, possibly even worse than Xbox 360.



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foodfather said:

I don't think america is very brand loyal in general, they go for whatever is best and thats the 360. 

Therefore PS4 has a chance in NA providing Sony don't fuck up the launch like they did with PS3. Unlike Japan and Europe where brand name means everything. I'm surprised 360 made it this far in Europe considering how big the Sony brand is over there.


Lol nice spin there