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Can PS3 overtake Wii?

Yes 182 34.73%
 
No 254 48.47%
 
Maybe 88 16.79%
 
Total:524

It's not just that they've won 3/4 generations, but that they're also the top selling systems of all time.

1. PS2
2. PS1
3. Wii
4. PS3



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NintendoPie said:
Seece said:
NintendoPie said:
When did the X360 overtake the Wii? This is news to me...! (Article?)

And that's quite an early judgement on the PS4 you have there, Seece.

"Also in the somewhat unlikely event Xbox 360 overtook Wii" I don't think it'll happen now after low NPD sales :(

Come on man, you can't seriously think PS4 hasn't got this locked??

I interpreted that one wrong. Oops!

And I'm not going to make such a long distance call like that. Maybe next year, if PS4 is still performing very well, I'll agree with you. But as of now, I think it's too early to say. Even with the numbers as of now.

If PS4 doesn't do well, XB1 will do worse, for sure. And WiiU will not be a competitor, PS4 taps into a huge market, one WiiU can't sell too.



 

I doubt PS3 is going to get any more major exclusives but it's still getting multi platform games. It might take another 4 years but I think it could pass the Wii.



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NintendoPie said:
Seece said:
NintendoPie said:
When did the X360 overtake the Wii? This is news to me...! (Article?)

And that's quite an early judgement on the PS4 you have there, Seece.

"Also in the somewhat unlikely event Xbox 360 overtook Wii" I don't think it'll happen now after low NPD sales :(

Come on man, you can't seriously think PS4 hasn't got this locked??

I interpreted that one wrong. Oops!

And I'm not going to make such a long distance call like that. Maybe next year, if PS4 is still performing very well, I'll agree with you. But as of now, I think it's too early to say. Even with the numbers as of now.

I don't see any scenario where the PS4 could lose this gen. Microsoft's inability to compete in Japan will keep them in second place, and the WiiU isn't going anywhere.  



Sigs are dumb. And so are you!

Sony was only with PS1 and PS2 the real winner. You can't speak of a winner or of a clear market leader when all are almost even with their shares. You clearly can speak about a market leader when one console sold 160 millions and the others are around 20 millions like it was with the PS2. But you can't speak about a market leader when all are around 100 millions at the end like it was this generation. And it will be probabl the same this generation no real market leader when sony sold at the end 100 millions ps4 and Microsft 90millions xbones , to minor difference that this woudl have any impact or any kind of advantage for one of the companies.



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JoeTheBro said:
It's not just that they've won 3/4 generations, but that they're also the top selling systems of all time.

1. PS2
2. PS1
3. Wii
4. PS3

All hail our console overlords



its a tough call, but i dont think it will do
it will be close though, since Wii is going to be dead by Jan 2015
i dont expect very long legs for PS3. it was a good run though
it may hit 100m but wont pass Wii



Well I think the PS3 is currently around 400k overtracked.

It will end this calendar year (once adjustments are made) with about 8.6m (without adjustments about 9.0). Almost exactly the 30% down that I predicted in January 2013.

Next year it will drop by 50% or so easily, giving another 4.5m sales, as sales in Europe, the US and Japan utterly collapse.

I don't see it catching the Wii.



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And what people too have to consider is that only the unattached hardware sales reveal nothing about the market leader. It is more a combination of the overall software sales, plus the profit a platform generates( xbox live, ps+ fees; digital sales; win loss ratio of Hardware ;software and so on) and the hardware sales of the platform combined which defines a market leader.
Take Apple and Samsung as example, Samsung actually sales way way more Smartphones than Apple when you just look at the unattached sales but Apple still make a lot more money with iphone than Samsung does, no one doubts that Apple is the market leader even if Samsung actually sells more phones.



No, they won two generations and Nintendo won three as it stands today. You can't ignore consoles before Sony, unless you're a fan boy. But they have sold more home consoles overall, which is impressive given that Nintendo was around longer.