We've had a ton of Playstation 3 discussions lately, arguing poor sales, great sales, mediocre sales, bad software sales, and just complete Wii domination. Despite this, everyone is negative on the Playstation 3. It's had very poor software sales (except for December in the US), and 'only' sold 2m units worldwide thus far. However. Just where exactly did everyone expect a system that launches for $500-$600 with obvious launch # issues, expect the system to go by now? It's a question I ask each time someone argues that the PS3 is selling horribly. Everyone watermarks it as supposed to sell better than a PS2. How was that ever feasable at any time? The PS2 launched at half the price worldwide. 2 million units IS bad considering the Wii has done 5.2m in the same timeframe, and the 360 did somewhere near 3m. However, at that price, does it seem reasonable that the PS3 would magically be able to sell to most consumers? I don't see that being possible. The Wii selling so much could be primarily due to it's controller and hype. However, at $25-350 less than the PS3 and still $50-$150 less than a 360, is it any real suprise? So, let me ask this question to anyone willing to answer: 4 months after launch, where did you exactly envision the PS3 to be at in terms of US and Japaneese sales? Personally? It's where I think it ought to be: floundering due to an insane price. Consumers won't put up with a $500-$600 system, regardless of games. Despite Patchers incredible 360 predictions that materialized, I've seen that video game systems should cost in between $200-$300 at launch for that 'golden value' that most people will buy at after the launch, and when systems are available. I don't think Sony really thought that the PS3 would beat the Wii out of the gate - which is why they are still acting like a bunch of jerks. They think that it'll sell well in the future once its cheaper and has an actually decent library. So, how about you?
Back from the dead, I'm afraid.