Forums - Sales Discussion - PS3 vs XBox 360 attach ratio

nightsurge said:

This time last year (May 2, 2009):

1,013,548 (+2%) 229,737,403 7.78
767,366 (+3%) 132,638,283 6.29

Now (May 1, 2010):

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1,884,964 (+22%) 238,330,990 6.89
1,539,634 (+13%) 348,036,724 8.77

So the 360 saw attach ratio growth of ~1.0 over the last year, while the PS3 only grew by .6.

Also, if the PS3 was having a better attach ratio given equal time frames, shouldn't the PS3 attach ratio be at least 7.78 by now?

In fact, the PS3 attach ratio is only barely above what the 360's was in 2008!  That's nearly 2 years behind in worldwide attach ratio and 1 year behind still even given equal time frames.

May 3, 2008:

4,570,951 (+319%) 117,149,133 6.46

@Red

With equal time frames, the Ps3 would have outsold the 360 hardware wise.

 

EDIT: BTW: My point is that it's not fair to compare things by equal time frames. There are alot of factors that affect the sales.. They could be better one year, and worse the next.



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Barozi said:

Installbase in Europe May 2009:

360: 8.9m
PS3: 7.9m


yeah....millions ahead....


Europe is pirate heaven, so I'm not surprised at all that the PS3 is selling more software in Europe.


My conclusion: This thread fails

I suppose your ready to post stats to prove this? Because I'm not seeing pirated 360 numbers vs units sold in retail, which would mean you're argument = fail.

 



-- Nothing is nicer than seeing your PS3 on an HDTV through an HDMI cable for the first time.

I think most vocal XBox 360 fans misunderstand how attach rates work, but I also think they would rapidly learn how it works if the PS3 had a headstart on the market.



Naughty Dog: "At Naughty Dog, we're pretty sure we should be able to see leaps between games on the PS3 that are even bigger than they were on the PS2."

PS3 vs 360 sales

Anyway total attach ratio at this point:

PS3 8.1
XBox 360 (due to its headstart, a little higher) 8.8
Wii 7.7
PS2 10.3



Naughty Dog: "At Naughty Dog, we're pretty sure we should be able to see leaps between games on the PS3 that are even bigger than they were on the PS2."

PS3 vs 360 sales

I have updated the OP with the following:

"My assesment was correct. For the last reported fiscal year the PS3 sold 115.6 million units software units and the XBox 360 sold 103.1 million units. This while at the end of March 2010 Sony sold 4.47 fewer units to retail than the amount of XBox 360s shipped by Microsoft.

Meanwhile VGChartz has also already adjusted the PS3 install base up in Europe/others for the period before 2009."



Naughty Dog: "At Naughty Dog, we're pretty sure we should be able to see leaps between games on the PS3 that are even bigger than they were on the PS2."

PS3 vs 360 sales

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one question.... where the 353m games come from? official MS numbers? any link?



kaneada said:
Barozi said:

Installbase in Europe May 2009:

360: 8.9m
PS3: 7.9m


yeah....millions ahead....


Europe is pirate heaven, so I'm not surprised at all that the PS3 is selling more software in Europe.


My conclusion: This thread fails

I suppose your ready to post stats to prove this? Because I'm not seeing pirated 360 numbers vs units sold in retail, which would mean you're argument = fail.

 

Well over 1,000,000 copies of MW2 for 360 were pirated in 2009 alone.  That was well over 20% of the sales at that time.  Not sure what the most recent figures are but most of the games on 360 get pirated by quite a large percent.



Please don't post three times in a row in your own thread Mike, it is spam and makes it look like you are bumping your own thread which is not allowed.



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@ Torillian

LOL with 3 minutes apart?



Naughty Dog: "At Naughty Dog, we're pretty sure we should be able to see leaps between games on the PS3 that are even bigger than they were on the PS2."

PS3 vs 360 sales

I'm just telling you how it looks, take it as you will.



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