Is It Possible For The PS3 To Sell 100 Million Before It's Off The Market?
(Total 132m or 140m The PS2 is the best-selling console to date!!) ps2 shipments at 155m shipped as of march 2012
2007 (7m) 8m
2008 (9m) 10.2m
2009 (12m) 13m
Total as of last week 31.8 Sold there 33.5 shipped as of end of 09 so we could assume that those exrta will get sold eventually
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Sony usually keeps ther console on the market for 10yrs and while those numbers for 2006-2009 may seem lackluster to most keep in mind sony's heavy hittin games like FF, GT, GoW, and other new exclusives like Agent havent released yet, also that PS3 just reached the 299$ price point and had stiff competition this gen with MS releasing there console earlier and at a lower price piont. So there could be massive sales still to come as noted a 3m jump in 09 mostly do to the price drop to 299$, what will happen when it reaches 199$ the PS3 has shown that it's capable of selling over 12m even at a 299$ price piont the 360 has'nt still even with a 199$ price tag.
I believe that it will pass 100m sold or shipped what ever you want to count, I believe that what really slowed down the PS2 sales was the fact that this gen started in 2005 which i believe slowed down the PS2 sales considerably resulting in only really 5 good solid years of sales. I don't think this will happen to the PS3 3-4 years have already passed for it and has reached 33.5 shipped and i believe that before this year ends it will have shipped close to 50m, so it will be half way there.
I dont see new consoles releasing till atleast 2013 or 2014 or even later so that will mean that the PS3 will have about 3-4 more years (after 2010) without having a newer gen console cut into it's sales it also will have 6yrs were it should be on the market. I believe that for 2011- 2014 it will have an average of 12m sales a year so by end of 2014 it will have shipped/sold another 48m on top of the close to 50m that i believe it will do by end of 2010 meaning that by end of 2014 it should be close to 95-98m shipped leaving two more years for it to pass the 100m, no problem it should be able to sell 2-4m a year in 2015 and 2016 by then the console should be at 150$-99$.
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