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Why 3.9million? Why not wait to make an announcement until they break 4?



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Jesus Christ TWRoO, you avatar, your signature?! That was some drastic change.



misterd said:
Why 3.9million? Why not wait to make an announcement until they break 4?

Because they were releasing figures for the period starting Black Friday morning, and finishing December 31st...... which is a crucial period, had they waited till January 2nd/3rd it would have been an odd period to release figures for.

@Dreamscast... yes I know that one of those days is Black Friday, which should help bring the number up to about 1 million PS3s... I was merely pointing out that Crazzyman had for some reason stated to take days away from the same sales figures.



misterd said:
Why 3.9million? Why not wait to make an announcement until they break 4?

Because they need to get ahead of the next news cycle which will show they are still in last place in the NA market.



misterd said:
Why 3.9million? Why not wait to make an announcement until they break 4?

Wait for what?
1.2 million PS3
+
1.4 million PSP
+
1.3 PlayStation 2
=
3.9 mln.

@DreamsCast:
as far as i remeber, they were talking about BOTH ps2+ps3 sales having over 100k.



Every 5 seconds on earth one child dies from hunger...

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

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SeriousWB said:
Jesus Christ TWRoO, you avatar, your signature?! That was some drastic change.

I was going to have a Blackadder sig before Christmas, but I decided to have a special one over Christmas, which was "Fairytale of Ney York"

 

I think this thread needs a good derailing... perhaps ioi could change it so whenever someone clicks on the link from the mainpage they get sent to the sales table?



It's probably about time to calm down a bit. ioi is doing a great job keeping the numbers up2date and he always fixes the numbers if their is a reasonable argument to do it.



Why do people always link to recycle news articles from other sites that have gone through a telephone game down the blogosphere instead of linking to the direct statement from the official site or the place giving the interview?



Listen guys, we have never updated numbers in the past based on sony PR (for good reason) and will not be here either. These figures, despite what the press release says, are either sales to retailers or very rough and PR-friendly estimates from Sony of their sell through based on what they shipped.

The figures posted by Dreamscast I think are from the most comparable date range and if anything show a better than expected agreement with Sony's PR ramblings. As has been pointed out, their previous press statements have often shown greatly inflated numbers compared to us, NPD, and even their own latter released shipment info.



"Sony announce US sales now exceed 3.9m"

I... I... don't... know what to say.

http://www.vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=9620



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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