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Pricecuts to the PS3 and PSP worldwide along with NGP releasing...

Yeah. I can see things looking up for Sony next FY, sales-wise.



                            

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So a growth? unless ppl suddenly starts buying ps3 a hell of a lot more than they are doing now sony would definitly need a price cut to make that happen.



The price cut would definitely help. Lot of parents buy their kids Wii and Xbox 360 arcade just because they are bit cheaper with entry level units. The Wii is the most expensive though as it has been almost 5 years and just $60 price cut. 



HappySqurriel said:

In the short term (next 12 to 18 months), the PS3 may continue to see sales improvements ...

Depending on what happens in the mid term, it is entirely possible that the PS3 could be facing competition from a more inovative and powerful system that is selling for a price consumers find reasonable; and that could rapidly kill any momentium the PS3 has.


So this is what's needed to "rapidly kill any momentium the PS3 has."  Interesting indeed.



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Jordahn said:
HappySqurriel said:

In the short term (next 12 to 18 months), the PS3 may continue to see sales improvements ...

Depending on what happens in the mid term, it is entirely possible that the PS3 could be facing competition from a more inovative and powerful system that is selling for a price consumers find reasonable; and that could rapidly kill any momentium the PS3 has.


So this is what's needed to "rapidly kill any momentium the PS3 has."  Interesting indeed.

How long does any platform survive after a new generation begins, especially after the "dominant" console of the next generation is released? While it is impossible to know what will happen in the comming generation, no system does particularly well if consumers are asking the question "Should I buy this console for $200 when there is a console that is significantly superior in practically every way for $300?"

Certainly if no system is released in the next 12 to 18 months, or the market treats that system like the Dreamcast, the PS3 could continue to sell well for quite awhile. In contrast, if the next "PS2" or "Wii" is released you will see a steady decline in PS3 sales regardless of how many price cuts the PS3 sees.

 

We've seen this happen enough times over the years in both home consoles and handheld systems that what I'm saying should not really be that shocking.



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HappySqurriel said:
Jordahn said:
HappySqurriel said:

In the short term (next 12 to 18 months), the PS3 may continue to see sales improvements ...

Depending on what happens in the mid term, it is entirely possible that the PS3 could be facing competition from a more inovative and powerful system that is selling for a price consumers find reasonable; and that could rapidly kill any momentium the PS3 has.


So this is what's needed to "rapidly kill any momentium the PS3 has."  Interesting indeed.

How long does any platform survive after a new generation begins, especially after the "dominant" console of the next generation is released? While it is impossible to know what will happen in the comming generation, no system does particularly well if consumers are asking the question "Should I buy this console for $200 when there is a console that is significantly superior in practically every way for $300?"

Certainly if no system is released in the next 12 to 18 months, or the market treats that system like the Dreamcast, the PS3 could continue to sell well for quite awhile. In contrast, if the next "PS2" or "Wii" is released you will see a steady decline in PS3 sales regardless of how many price cuts the PS3 sees.

 

We've seen this happen enough times over the years in both home consoles and handheld systems that what I'm saying should not really be that shocking.


Oh, I though you were saying that the PS3 has the best momentum of this generation regardless of the 360's year headstart, the Wii's current largest userbase, and the early PS3 blunders.  Sorry.



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TheNoobHolocaust said:
Chrizum said:
TheNoobHolocaust said:
Bail said:

Is he talking about UK sales or WW sales ?


He was actually talking about active units. PS3 has 43.4 million whereas 360 has 42.9 million.

Meaning that worldwide PS3 is being played more but in total sales 360 has 52.8 million and PS3 has 49.1 million

Which, ofcourse everyone knows, is total bullshit.


Lmao sure... I don't see why its so impossible to believe that PS3 has more active units, considering RROD and console bans which is rare for PS3 because its not as heavily moderated. I think its definitely possible for there to be more active PS3s than 360s.

So there are 52.8 million 360's sold,  and they say 42.9 are active right? That means that 9.9 million either succumed to RROD, were banned, or are even just collecting dust. Maybe its just me but that doesn't seem too unusual. Same goes for PS3, 49.1 million sold and 43.4 active. Meaning 5.7 million succumed to YLOD, were banned, or are collecting dust.

Those numbers seem pretty fair to me.

It doesn't matter if the numbers seem fair to you or me. What those "analysts" have done is just slap a random numbe on it and call it "active" while there is no way of telling. Moreover, it would be a total irrelevant statistic, as you can just look at software sales to look at the true "most active" system and that is still the 360.

In short, "active userbase" is a bullshit term without any methodological backup.



 

he expects "strong growth" in the next year...  doubt it

and he expects "much more growth" in the years ahead?... highly doubt it

never listen to company execs who are conscious of the fact that analysts and stock market traders are listening.



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