I may be off by a bit... but here: http://www.korexz.com/2006/11/28/here-wii-go/ and here: http://www.korexz.com/2006/12/22/here-wii-go-update/
"Japan has been a Nintendo country for a long time," HA HA HA. PS1 and PS2 destroyed the Nintendo products of the same gen. Wii is stomping them in Japan because it is more fun and a whole hell of a lot cheaper. When the PS3 actually puts out a good game, then Japan's sells will increase. But, by then Wii will be by far the dominant console. Just like the DS is king of the world. End of March 2007 360 = 9.6m, They will ship 12m, based on new revised plan. PS3 = 3.4m, They will ship 5m, 1m less than predicted. Wii = 6.2m, They will ship 6.5, 500,000 more than they predicted.
Yeah I found AmishGramish's statement laughable as well. The PS1 and especially the PS2 obliterated the N64 and Gamecube in Japan. My numbers for the end of March are similar to yours. 360: 10 million sold, 12 million shipped. PS3: 3 million sold, 4.5 million shipped Wii: 6.5 million sold, 7 million shipped
Well I know at least 25 people who own a DS, and I have not heard any one of them complain about lack of good games. Most of them are too busy trying to play the ones from 2005 still, let alone the new ones from 2006. You make it sound like everyone in the world puts in 100 hours a week playing video games. I have no idea if PSP is any good though as I know no one with one and I've never picked one up before, but you are right the DS is selling alot by name alone, but so is the PSP. You see there are alot of bad rated games, and games you would never think to play but a Nintendo hand held is aimed at smaller children that do not need a triple a game to have fun. Enough of that, this is a thread about PS3 predictions. I have friends who are just now buying the PS2, and if you look at sales I believe you can link this to the overall trend. It shows that even though the PS3 is out now, its predecessor the PS2 is still very popular. I believe this will negatively affect the overall sales for at least the next 2 years minimum. For this reason I am going to say that the PS3 will only sell 4-5 Million worldwide in 2007, and 5-6 Million in 2008 for a total of 9-11 Million by the end of 2008. I know this sounds like a small amount but unless there is a price drop I just do no see anyone buying one anytime soon, and why should they really. The PS2 has an extremely large catalog, and the graphics are still very good. Many people that I've talked to see no reason to leave the last generation just yet and I don't blame them.
I agree !!! it's impossible to imagine that the PS3 will sell more than 5M by the end of March'07, realy impossible even with a cut-prices I can't imagine that but after March I mean after the European Lunch the next gen war gonna be fun realy fun. Forza Nintendo !!!
Worldwide totals: Nov. 500K 500K Dec. 900K 1.4M Jan. 1M 2.4M Feb. 1.2M 3.6M Mar. 1.2M 4.8M I'm thinking Sony will miss the 6M PS3 mark by 1.2M, and will announce a $50 or $100 price cut for the U.S. and a $50 price cut for Japan on March 31st. This is if things go wrong: Nov. 500K 500K Dec. 900K 1.4M Jan. 1M 2.4M Feb. 600K 3M Mar. 600K 3.6M Missing the mark by 2.4M, but still announcing the U.S. price cut. (Industry reports think Sony will drop the price around 4-6M sold, and March 31st (the end of their fiscal year) would be perfect for their share prices.
I don't think you nailed it there good chum!