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then sony is mixing up their crap here, because they have sold to retailers AND sold to customers and im guessing the retailers part is the CORRECT ONE.

Also sony could spin it and say that selling to retailers means joining the playstation family, i would not put it past them



                 With regard to Call of Duty 4 having an ultra short single player campaign, I guess it may well have been due to the size limitations of DVD on the XBox 360, one of various limitations multi-platform game designers will have to take into consideration-Mike B   

Proud supporter of all 3 console companys

Proud owner of 360wii and DS/psp              

Game trailers-Halo 3 only dissapointed the people who wanted to be dissapointed.

Bet with Harvey Birdman that Lost Odyssey will sell more then Blue dragon did.
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Saiyar said:
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


 So Sony wrote the title of the SunHerald article as well? If so, then Sony did say it. I'm still rather suspicious of the conclusions to be drawn, but at least Sony said it. 



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leo-j said:
ioi will never add it.

why would he add a press release from sony



                 With regard to Call of Duty 4 having an ultra short single player campaign, I guess it may well have been due to the size limitations of DVD on the XBox 360, one of various limitations multi-platform game designers will have to take into consideration-Mike B   

Proud supporter of all 3 console companys

Proud owner of 360wii and DS/psp              

Game trailers-Halo 3 only dissapointed the people who wanted to be dissapointed.

Bet with Harvey Birdman that Lost Odyssey will sell more then Blue dragon did.

I think what the artcile states is clear and simple:

1.2M since Black friday, according to sales from retailers. So yes sony must have tracked retail sales, and the time they said wait for NPD to see numbers was in october for the 40gb release. When they released some percentages which were correct.



 

mM

@Everybody.

The source has already said that VGChartz has tracked the PS3 as being 1.2M+ for the period. Sony claims the PS3 has sold 1.2M+ for the period.
Whats the damned problem?



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The news is clear about "sold to customers " and about "customers joining the PS familiy " .Still ,it could be somewhat wrong .Adding some polish to some numbers (it actually being 1.1 million for example ) ,playing with weeks to make it look the better possible .

We will see when NPD releases its data .But last month when NPD released its data the PS3 had been undertracked and correct me if I am wrong but nothing was changed here .

In any case it looks like the PS3 is definitely in the race even in NA ,its weakest territory till now .



For reference, vgchartz figures for black friday to the end of the month:

http://vgchartz.com/hwtable.php?cons%5B%5D=PS3&cons%5B%5D=PSP&cons%5B%5D=PS2&reg%5B%5D=America&start=39411&end=39446

PS3 - 1.05m
PS2 - 1.30m
PSP - 1.28m



EASY NOW.

http://vgchartz.com/hwcomps.php?cons1=PS2&reg1=America&cons2=PS3&reg2=America&cons3=PSP&reg3=America&start=39411&end=39446&weekly=1

0,87 million PS3 (or 330k less)

1.06 million PSP (or 340k less)

1.04 PlayStation 2 (or 260k less)

And also should remove 4 days sales, because it since 23th November, not 19th novemebt. So that is additional 50-70k less for every console.

http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=16848
November 23, 2007 to December 31, 2007 PlayStations sold through totals;

1.2 million PS3

1.4 million PSP

1.3 PlayStation 2



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

CrazzyMan you missed off Black Friday week.



@rath

No he claims sony has shipped 1.2M+

I claim that is false they have not shipped but SOLD 1.2M+ and ps3 is being undertracked by over 300k.



 

mM