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I remember back when the PS3 was released there were people claiming that the negative media attention it was getting for failing to live up to the PS2 was undeserved because it was keeping pace with the sales that the PS2 had at launch.  In hindsight we can all laugh at the people that thought it would continue to even hope to match the PS2's sales but here are the numbers for anyone interested in the widening gap between the PS2 and its successor.

(I put the thoughts at the time of some fanboys in brackets)

Year 1:  PS2: ~7.026 million   PS3: ~5.636 million  Gap: ~1.39 million (Hardly the disaster for Sony people are claiming, right?)

Year 2:  PS2: ~24.480 million   PS3:~15.759 million   Gap: ~8.72 million  (Hmm. PS3/360 gap was not too far from that and PS3 is closing it)

Year 3:  PS2: ~45.989 million   PS3:~26.068 million   Gap: ~19.921 million  (Oh dear...  lets stop comparing PS2 to PS3 and compare PS2 to Xbox 360 instead)


Anyways it will be interesting to revisit this thread in the years to come and see if the PS3 can manage to close some of that gap..





 



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sony have said themselves that it hasn't been keeping up with the ps2



its obvious it hasnt...



PS3 is not selling as much as the PS2 ?!!

Mind=Blown !!!!



seriously, who in his right mind would compare the 360 to the ps2 when it does even worse then the ps3 when aligning launches with ps2?



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i see what you did there :p



Fail, Xbox 360 does even worse..

http://vgchartz.com/hwlaunch.php?cons1=PS2&reg1=All&cons2=PS3&reg2=All&cons3=X360&reg3=All&weeks=156



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Guys, don't even dignify this trolling. Just move on.



 

 

if you want to compare it to xbox360 sales you will only find out that PS3 is selling at a far quicker rate than the xbox360.
the big thing is though is it selling more than the original PSX, because if it is (and i think it may be) then you can GO AWAY!! The PS3 is doing just fine.



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The official Vita thread http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=130023&page=1

AoiRayn said:
Fail, Xbox 360 does even worse..

http://vgchartz.com/hwlaunch.php?cons1=PS2&reg1=All&cons2=PS3&reg2=All&cons3=X360&reg3=All&weeks=156

Thanks for the link.

This troll thread does fail.