Every 5 seconds on earth one child dies from hunger...
2009.04.30 - PS3 will OUTSELL x360 atleast by the middle of 2010. Japan+Europe > NA.
Gran Turismo 3 - 1,06 mln. in 3 weeks with around 4 mln. PS2 on the launch.
Gran Turismo 4 - 1,16 mln. with 18 mln. PS2 on the launch.
Final Fantasy X - around 2 mln. with 5 mln. PS2 on the launch.
Final Fantasy X-2 - 2.4 mln. with 12 mln. PS2 on the launch.
1.8 mln. PS3 today(2008.01.17) in Japan. Now(2009.04.30) 3.16 mln. PS3 were sold in Japan.
PS3 will reach 4 mln. in Japan by the end of 2009 with average weekly sales 25k.
PS3 may reach 5 mln. in Japan by the end of 2009 with average weekly sales 50k.
PS2 2001 vs PS3 2008 sales numbers =) + New games released in Japan by 2009 that passed 100k so far
Lifetime Sales Prediction - 6/29/2013
Wii U - 38 million
XBOX One - 88 million
Playstation 4 - 145 million
I understand quite well what cpu and graphics mean to games, but I'm not willing to pay an arm and a leg for them, no matter how great they are. No matter how anyone tries to change it, the Wii, 360 and PS3 are all toys.
Nobody is crazy enough to accuse me of being sane.
For all those expecting a PS3 price drop next year here are the words straight from Sony's mouth. It appears price cuts will be unlikely for the next couple of years. I suppose things could always change, but this seems to be Sony's stance for now. "Although analysts say price reductions would benefit PS3 sales, Sony isn't likely to make any price cuts for at least another two years, said Kimberly Otzman, a spokeswoman for Sony Computer Entertainment America. She noted a similar time frame for lowered prices for the PS2. "We probably expect the same for PS3," Otzman said, adding that while the console's price is higher than competitors', it comes completely packaged so consumers don't have to buy extra equipment or attachments." http://kotaku.com/gaming/ps3/sony-ps3-price-cut-not-likely-for-two-years-239816.php
Heck, for all we know Sony may wait until a AAA game release and then say 'Oh, by the way we are dropping the price of the system to XXX'. That could work. But while people are still buying the system (be it not a fantastic amount) I'd say the price will still remain despite any statement made by Sony!