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Microsoft are more likely to drop prices this year than sony.

I wouldn't be surprised if the two consoles sold arround equal ammounts this year; and after that? Who knows. I don't see the PS3 overtaking the 360 in the next 18 months though. That would need 360 sales to really dry up, and PS3 sales to rapidly expand. If that looked like happening, microsoft would definatly drop prices.



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skeezer said:
It should do it by mid 2009

I think this is very optimistic from the Sony side.  Maybe by the end of 2009.



yeah though assuming they will continue to sell at this rate



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well any price drop microsoft does sony will counter soon after if they are losing market share so the price drop thing isnt important.

as for sony selling more then microsoft it will happen but guessing when is very hard.



Black RL said:

Hello;

Here is something for you guys to think:

TODAY:

360 - 16.820.000

PS3 - 9.760.000

 Gap = 7.060.000

PS3 now (I don't know tomorrow) sells, let's say, 45.000 more weekly consoles:

 Japan - 30.000

Other - 15.000

TO CLOSE THE GAP IT TAKES:

 7.060.000 / 45.000 = 156.8888889 Weeks

 156.8888889 x 7 = 1098.222222 Days

 1098.222222 / 365 = 3.008828005 Years

 

So it will take PS3 3 years to close the gap

 

 


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Thanks mates!

By the way, I have both consoles, 360 & PS3. Looking forward to KILLZONE 2 and GOW 2.

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I hope PS3 does pick up in sales and outsells Xbox 360.
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Black RL said:

Hello;

Here is something for you guys to think:

TODAY:

360 - 16.820.000

PS3 - 9.760.000

 Gap = 7.060.000

PS3 now (I don't know tomorrow) sells, let's say, 45.000 more weekly consoles:

 Japan - 30.000

Other - 15.000

TO CLOSE THE GAP IT TAKES:

 7.060.000 / 45.000 = 156.8888889 Weeks

 156.8888889 x 7 = 1098.222222 Days

 1098.222222 / 365 = 3.008828005 Years

 

So it will take PS3 3 years to close the gap

 

 

Before I smack you around with 1,000,000 reasons why your analysis is pointless and stupid, how old are you? If your older than 11 then I will proceed to tear you apart (no homo). If your younger than 11, good work doing all that research and putting together an argument that would be valid if every month of the year was January.



@Black: The sales can go either way but if X360/PS3 ratio stays the same PS3 will catch much faster thanks to November/December period when many more consoles are sold and thus gap would be bigger also.



50 weeks with 140k weekly average outselling.
70 weeks with 100k weekly average outselling.
115 weeks with 60k weekly average outselling.

in first 5 weeks, ps3 was outseling x360 by 40k on average.
that means in last 5 weeks ps3 need to outsell x360 by 240 on average. =]
that means in last 5 weeks ps3 need to outsell x360 by 160 on average. =]
that means in last 5 weeks ps3 need to outsell x360 by 80 on average. =]



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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