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3.6 Million PS3s Sold on 16/05/2007

http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/feature/?id=16171&ncid=AOLGAM000500000000016 

 

How come the numbers are around 3.32 million? 






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That was sold to retail, sorta like how Microsoft toted 10.4 million sold by the end of 2006.



Dolla Dolla said:
That was sold to retail, sorta like how Microsoft toted 10.4 million sold by the end of 2006.

 .. Sony sold all 5.5m to retail... just like all 11m was sold by Microsoft to retail...



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ssj12 said:
Dolla Dolla said:
That was sold to retail, sorta like how Microsoft toted 10.4 million sold by the end of 2006.

.. Sony sold all 5.5m to retail... just like all 11m was sold by Microsoft to retail...


Unfortunately for Sony 40% of those 5.5 million PS3s are still on retailer shelves versus the 10% of the 11 million 360s still sitting on retailer shelves.



ssj12 said:
Dolla Dolla said:
That was sold to retail, sorta like how Microsoft toted 10.4 million sold by the end of 2006.

 .. Sony sold all 5.5m to retail... just like all 11m was sold by Microsoft to retail...


 Ssj12 is right about that :).

 I guess it is strange that VG numbers says 3.32 million :s.. 






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konnichiwa said:
ssj12 said:
Dolla Dolla said:
That was sold to retail, sorta like how Microsoft toted 10.4 million sold by the end of 2006.

.. Sony sold all 5.5m to retail... just like all 11m was sold by Microsoft to retail...


Ssj12 is right about that :).

I guess it is strange that VG numbers says 3.32 million :s..


Not quite right: http://www.utterfocus.com/index/news/3579



Darc Requiem said:
ssj12 said:
Dolla Dolla said:
That was sold to retail, sorta like how Microsoft toted 10.4 million sold by the end of 2006.

.. Sony sold all 5.5m to retail... just like all 11m was sold by Microsoft to retail...


Unfortunately for Sony 40% of those 5.5 million PS3s are still on retailer shelves versus the 10% of the 11 million 360s still sitting on retailer shelves.


 Sorry but that we know, it is not the subject of this thread..






Dolla Dolla said:
konnichiwa said:
ssj12 said:
Dolla Dolla said:
That was sold to retail, sorta like how Microsoft toted 10.4 million sold by the end of 2006.

.. Sony sold all 5.5m to retail... just like all 11m was sold by Microsoft to retail...


Ssj12 is right about that :).

I guess it is strange that VG numbers says 3.32 million :s..


Not quite right: http://www.utterfocus.com/index/news/3579


 Thank you for the information :).






By "sold to retail," it means sold to stores (retailers)... not to end users yet. So any stock that is on the shelf or in a retailer's warehouse is counted by the manufacturer as "sold," but VGChartz (and NPD and other such metrics) only count it when an actual end user customer buys it and takes it home. That's the most meaningful number for gauging market penetration and install base, but the manufacturers like to focus on the number they've built and moved into the channel.