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DMeisterJ said:
Yojimbo said:
What is this bullshit that Nintendo,Microsoft releases sold to cunsumers and Sony shipped? We should not trust numbers from those companies they dont track sold to consumers they just care about shipped. What a bad start for 2008.

Agreed.  What magical force do Ninty, and M$ have that can track sold to consumers that Sony can't?  2008 looks exactly the same as 2007.  Nintendo and M$ can do no wrong, but Sony can do no right...


They do not... Nintendo and MS quote sold to retail too, In the past (fiscal 2007) Sony used "shipped" as a way of saying "produced and moved, but still in our (sonys) hands"... since the start of fiscal 2008, they have reported sales to retail in their fiscals.

If you are refering to the odd little tidbits that they give out now and then, I believe they just use numbers from trackers like NPD.

 

Whatever happens... we shall have it confirmed by the time both NPD december and Sonys quarterly fiscal comes out (though it may be difficult to grab from Sonys fiscal due to it refering to all three months, and probably not breaking it into region lke last time)



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URNotE said:
Slimebeast said:
If anything, this news should actually pose the question wheather the PS3 sales are being overtracked (still) by vgchartz, rather than undertracked, like all the fanboys claim. The 3.9 mill shipped LTD number is actually lower than would be expected for a console that supposedly has sold 3.5 million units to gamers in NA.

You see, Sony has a history of stuffing retail with tons of PS3s, so having only 3.9-3.49 mill = 400,000 units sitting on retail shelves is a minimum as I see it. You can compare this with the ratio of shipped/sold we have for X360, 17.7 mill shipped, 16.0 mill sold which suggests that nearly 1 million consoles are sitting on retail shelves as we speak.

So, with all the anecdotal reports about X360 Premiums being sold out, does anyone really believe there are nearly a million X360s stuffed in retail out there, but less than 400,000 PS3s?

So, no way the PS3 has been undertracked by ioi/vgchartz, nor LTD or during holidays. In my opinion these official Sony numbers, if anything, proves that fact.



read the article over they didnt say 3.9 ps3's


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zackblue said:
I dont understand when sony stated "consumers" how is it to retail?

Where did SONY say this? I see a subtitle for the topic that says this. Does Sony say it, anywhere? Actually, what they say is this: 

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced PlayStation(R) hardware retail sales reached more than 3.9 million units in North America...PS3 retail sales reached 1.2 million hardware units during this holiday timeframe.



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@Bod

Retail sales as in sold from retail to consumer.

1.2 Million Consumers Join PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) Family since Black Friday
By Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.


Sony said that ^^^^^^^



 

 2008 end of year predictions:

PS3: 22M

360: 25M

wii: 40M

Bodhesatva said:
zackblue said:
I dont understand when sony stated "consumers" how is it to retail?

Where did SONY say this? I see a subtitle for the topic that says this. Does Sony say it, anywhere? Actually, what they say is this: 

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced PlayStation(R) hardware retail sales reached more than 3.9 million units in North America...PS3 retail sales reached 1.2 million hardware units during this holiday timeframe.


I was going to say the same exact thing - I think zackblue is having a difficult time differentiating between a 'title' and a 'quote'...

...for the record, zackblue, these are different things.  ;)

 



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Everyone of these threads kills a baby.

If you don't shut up and stop posting them we will all be hanged for genocide.



...and by the way - how come I can't find this 'official' press release on Sony's own website? What's up with that????



zackblue said:
@Bod

Retail sales as in sold from retail to consumer.

1.2 Million Consumers Join PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) Family since Black Friday
By Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.


Sony said that ^^^^^^^

You must live in an alternate dimension from me. That is nowhere in the article. Here is the entire thing:

 

 

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced PlayStation(R) hardware retail sales reached more than 3.9 million units in North America during the critical holiday sales window (Friday, November 23, 2007 to December 31, 2007). This accounts for SCEA's three systems currently in the market PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)), PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) and PlayStation(R)2 (PS2). PS3 retail sales reached 1.2 million hardware units during this holiday timeframe.

 

"The PlayStation brand ended the year in a very strong position and clearly indicates more positive momentum going into 2008. We are particularly pleased to have sold through 1.2 million units of PS3 during the holiday selling season," said Jack Tretton, president and CEO, SCEA. "The strong PS3 sales also further establish Blu-ray's dominant position as the high-definition medium of choice for games and movies. Consumers are clearly responding to the expanding multimedia capabilities and a great line-up of over 200 games."

Sales of PSP reached 1.4 million units during this same timeframe. The success of the recently introduced Daxter(TM) PSP(R) Entertainment Pack and Star Wars Battlefront(R) PSP Entertainment Pack have continued to swell the PSP install base. Upcoming platform defining software such as God of War(R): Chains of Olympus and Final Fantasy: Crisis Core will further increase PSP momentum in 2008.

PS2 sales exceeded 1.3 million units during its eighth holiday season. The industry's most successful platform is poised for another great year in 2008 with the continued success of the critically-acclaimed Buzz(TM) and SingStar(R) franchises.

About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation(R) brand, including the PlayStation(R)2 (PS2(TM)) computer entertainment system, the PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) entertainment system, the ground-breaking PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) computer entertainment system and its online and network services PLAYSTATION(R)Network and PLAYSTATION(R)Store.

Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for PS2, PSP, PS3 and PLAYSTATION Network for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif. Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

"PlayStation", "PSP", "PLAYSTATION" and "PS one" are registered trademarks and "PS3" is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

SOURCE Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

What you posted is nowhere in this article. You simply made it up.



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Bodhesatva said:
zackblue said:
@Bod

Retail sales as in sold from retail to consumer.

1.2 Million Consumers Join PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) Family since Black Friday
By Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.


Sony said that ^^^^^^^

You must live in an alternate dimension from me. That is nowhere in the article. Here is the entire thing:

 

 

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced PlayStation(R) hardware retail sales reached more than 3.9 million units in North America during the critical holiday sales window (Friday, November 23, 2007 to December 31, 2007). This accounts for SCEA's three systems currently in the market PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)), PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) and PlayStation(R)2 (PS2). PS3 retail sales reached 1.2 million hardware units during this holiday timeframe.

 

"The PlayStation brand ended the year in a very strong position and clearly indicates more positive momentum going into 2008. We are particularly pleased to have sold through 1.2 million units of PS3 during the holiday selling season," said Jack Tretton, president and CEO, SCEA. "The strong PS3 sales also further establish Blu-ray's dominant position as the high-definition medium of choice for games and movies. Consumers are clearly responding to the expanding multimedia capabilities and a great line-up of over 200 games."

Sales of PSP reached 1.4 million units during this same timeframe. The success of the recently introduced Daxter(TM) PSP(R) Entertainment Pack and Star Wars Battlefront(R) PSP Entertainment Pack have continued to swell the PSP install base. Upcoming platform defining software such as God of War(R): Chains of Olympus and Final Fantasy: Crisis Core will further increase PSP momentum in 2008.

PS2 sales exceeded 1.3 million units during its eighth holiday season. The industry's most successful platform is poised for another great year in 2008 with the continued success of the critically-acclaimed Buzz(TM) and SingStar(R) franchises.

About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation(R) brand, including the PlayStation(R)2 (PS2(TM)) computer entertainment system, the PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) entertainment system, the ground-breaking PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) computer entertainment system and its online and network services PLAYSTATION(R)Network and PLAYSTATION(R)Store.

Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for PS2, PSP, PS3 and PLAYSTATION Network for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif. Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

"PlayStation", "PSP", "PLAYSTATION" and "PS one" are registered trademarks and "PS3" is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

SOURCE Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

What you posted is nowhere in this article. You simply made it up.


http://www.thebitbag.com/index.php/2008/01/06/12-million-playstation-3-units-sold-after-black-friday/

The entire press release can be found here. The comsumers line is a subtitle of the press release



ioi will never add it.



 

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