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colafitte said:
Evilms said:

I always thought that the best measure to consider which was the best console of a generation was not how much console units a console sold but how many games/software it sold. In that regard, is really impressive how well X360 and PS3 did, both surpassing Wii, and both with the best ratio by far compared to the rest of consoles. 

PS3 was a financial problem for Sony, no doubt about that, but as a gaming console, it was a juggernaut. In my opinion it still has the best/largest library of any PS system. The amount of new ip's, new first party games, goty game contenders that launched in that gen has not been surpassed in this one in my opinion. Just remember: Uncharted, The Last of Us, LittleBigPlanet, Assassin's Creed, Red Dead Redemption, Mass Effect, Batman Arkham, Bioshock, ... plus established ip's getting to another level like Call of Duty, Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, Far Cry, Battlefield, FIFA, NBA 2k, ....and of couse succeful old franchises like Resident Evil, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid, Gran Turismo, Ratchet and Clank, Grand Theft Auto, ... still doing great.

I joke that PS3 was the most expensive marketing campaign for PS4, but it really was. Without Sony's effort with PS3 during 2009-2013, PS4 wouldn't have had started as good as it did.

I agree with you.



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Evilms said:
colafitte said:

I always thought that the best measure to consider which was the best console of a generation was not how much console units a console sold but how many games/software it sold. In that regard, is really impressive how well X360 and PS3 did, both surpassing Wii, and both with the best ratio by far compared to the rest of consoles. 

PS3 was a financial problem for Sony, no doubt about that, but as a gaming console, it was a juggernaut. In my opinion it still has the best/largest library of any PS system. The amount of new ip's, new first party games, goty game contenders that launched in that gen has not been surpassed in this one in my opinion. Just remember: Uncharted, The Last of Us, LittleBigPlanet, Assassin's Creed, Red Dead Redemption, Mass Effect, Batman Arkham, Bioshock, ... plus established ip's getting to another level like Call of Duty, Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, Far Cry, Battlefield, FIFA, NBA 2k, ....and of couse succeful old franchises like Resident Evil, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid, Gran Turismo, Ratchet and Clank, Grand Theft Auto, ... still doing great.

I joke that PS3 was the most expensive marketing campaign for PS4, but it really was. Without Sony's effort with PS3 during 2009-2013, PS4 wouldn't have had started as good as it did.

I agree with you.

Where did you get those PS3 software numbers from?

360 must have final numbers very similar to PS3, around 86M+ units and nearly 1B game sales. (Up until 2016)

This was the most competitive dispute ever.

I really want the PS3 to get those extra 600k sales confirmed sometime, tho.



BraLoD said:
Evilms said:

I agree with you.

Where did you get those PS3 software numbers from?

360 must have final numbers very similar to PS3, around 86M+ units and nearly 1B game sales. (Up until 2016)

This was the most competitive dispute ever.

I really want the PS3 to get those extra 600k sales confirmed sometime, tho.

https://www.sie.com/en/corporate/data.html

For the PS4 numbers it includes the digital and physical sales. 

Last edited by Evilms - on 27 April 2019

Evilms said:
BraLoD said:

Where did you get those PS3 software numbers from?

360 must have final numbers very similar to PS3, around 86M+ units and nearly 1B game sales. (Up until 2016)

This was the most competitive dispute ever.

I really want the PS3 to get those extra 600k sales confirmed sometime, tho.

https://www.sie.com/en/corporate/data.html

For the PS4 numbers it includes the digital and physical sales. 

Amazing! So close to 1B, doubt they'll ever celebrate the milestone when it hits it, tho.



I wish Sony would do something similar to their first/second party games sales, that would be so cool.



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Amazing number
So that means that it outsold the 360



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I've never counted Playstation home consoles vs Nintendo home consoles before. Let me see.

Playstation

1 102
2 155
3 87
4 96

Total = 440

Nintendo

1 61
Super 49
64 32
GC 21
Wii 101
Wii U 13

Total = 277

With NSW that I consider as handheld it adds more 34 to Nintendo.

Interesting.



My Total Sales prediction for PS4 by the end of 2021: 110m+

When PS4 will hit 100m consoles sold: Before Christmas 2019

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My question is even though PS3 sold so much hardware and software, how was it still a bigger financial failure than the Wii U? It just boggles the mind



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Eagle367 said:
My question is even though PS3 sold so much hardware and software, how was it still a bigger financial failure than the Wii U? It just boggles the mind

I didn't know PS3 was a bigger financial failure than Wii U. Can you tell me more?



My Total Sales prediction for PS4 by the end of 2021: 110m+

When PS4 will hit 100m consoles sold: Before Christmas 2019

There were three ravens sat on a tree / They were as blacke as they might be / The one of them said to his mate, Where shall we our breakfast take?