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I think this is a very interesting comparison and hope you continue to follow it.

16 Million is a strech for me but we will be seeing a very equivalent and excellent slate of title on the the PS3 this year compared to the PS2 reference year.
neither did i say PS3 will sell 16 mln. in 2008. =))
My optimistic prediction still aimed to 14-15 mln. :)
16 mln. is a number to what ps3 should align/attain to the level. =]

It would be far more accurate to compare January 2002 numbers for the PS2 to January 2008 numbers for the PS3.
1) You see, the MAIN problem, games like MGS2, GTA3, FFX, DMC, GT3 were available on ps2 in January 2002, while PS3 don`t have GTA4, FFXIII, DMC4, GT5 in January 2008. And we all know that THESE games/brands were selling and will sell consoles.
2) look at the first thread of topic, 2002 is 3rd year of ps2 since launch.

PS3 is not a very good comparison to PS2 at all!!!!!! It won't reach PS2's success. PS2 got good press and great sales. The way your info is layed out, your making it look like PS3 will beat PS2. It doesn't compare saleswise.
That is ONE of the points i created this thread. We will see, time will show. For now i will be just tracking sales and adding them to the thread. =)
It would've been more interesting to compare Wii to PS2!!!!! (Now that is a fight!)
You can make that thread, if you want and interested. We live in a free world. =)

Sadly, a lot of folks don't agree with you. They think the PS3 will duplicate the PS2's success. Crazzy doesn't see that it won't happen, but it's best if everyone just smiles, nods in agreement.
@madskillz, nice quote, i will save it till time is right. =))

@ikilledkenny, nice post. =)
yeah, MARKET has changed since 2001, BUT it will be interesting (ATLEAST FOR ME) to compare sales and to see how they will differ.
I hope you enjoyed. :)

@Stever89, i am NOT comparing weeks since launch. I comapre ONLY 2001 PS2 sales numbers with 2008 PS3 sales number.
Sorry, but you wasted your time.

Yeah, MGS2 and GTAIII really drove the Playstation 2's mainstream success at the end of '01. The 3 has had some OK games, but nothing to really blow the socks off people and make them change the way they see gaming like those two did.
@GhaleonUnlimited, you see, i named only brand games which come in 2008. There are also games like Killzone2, Resistance2, LBP, Heavy Rain, WKS, Agency, (God of War3+Wardevil+Getawat3(maybe 2008)), 8 days, Tekken6, Haze, Naruto, Jakuza3, Disgaea3 and many other titles in 2008. And we DON`T know, how they will effect sales, BUT we are going to see that during this year. =)

@Slimebeast, this is for you. =)

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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