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The Gap is Closing - Sony 2.9M Behind Microsoft

Post by SlySonji™ on Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:58 pm

During the entire year of 2010, gamers have watched and witnessed monthly NPD numbers come and go, utilizing the information to fuel the console war debate of which console has sold the most units. Today, with the release of Sony’s official figures and with Microsoft releasing its figures a couple of days ago, it’s quite evident who has sold more thus far in 2010. In surprising fashion, despite Microsoft staking claim to a dominant North American marketshare, Sony has actually closed the gap between the two by a million units, bringing the differential to 2.9 million.

According to Sony, they have sold 3.5 million consoles through September ’10s second quarter–which brings its total units sold through 2010 to roughly 8 million. In comparison, Microsoft has sold roughly 5.5 million consoles in 2010, a number which is staggeringly lower than Sony’s.

Currently the worldwide numbers for units sold sits as follows:

Xbox 360: 44.5 million
Sony PS3: 41.6 million

As you can see, the gap is closing quickly and those who predicted that perhaps Sony may take over Microsoft’s share lead by the end of 2010 aren’t looking so foolish. With Sony still yet to release Gran Turismo 5 this Holiday season and Microsoft with Kinect in its back pocket releasing next week, it definitely makes this Holiday season dash one worth watching.

http://www.playstationuniversity.com/sony-closes-the-gap-on-microsoft-2-9-million-difference-4854/
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Re: The Gap is Closing - Sony 2.9M Behind Microsoft

Post by CyberpunkCentral on Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:03 pm

And this is without the help of "Gran Turismo 5" Shocked
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Post by TRF on Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:23 pm

CyberpunkCentral wrote:And this is without the help of "Gran Turismo 5" Shocked
Yeah, but Microsoft has Kinect.

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Post by Reaper on Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:13 pm

This will be interesting to see, will people be swayed by Kinect or will GT5 be the catalyst to push the PS3 into second place?
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Post by Gutzahn on Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:29 pm

Sorry, but kinect will be a success, the stupid mainstream media without a clue about gaming in my country is already kinda hyping it... once again casuals will make sure, that smoke and mirrors go over quality.
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Post by TheJubJub5721 on Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:45 pm

Yay more sales.. anyways, with Kinect and GT5 it could go either way right now.
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Post by Franko on Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:52 pm

I know many people Wanting GT5 but not owning a PS3. This will be very interesting Cool
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Post by Ezio Auditore on Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:29 am

PS3 will pass 360 in sales in 2011. THIS IS FACT.
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Re: The Gap is Closing - Sony 2.9M Behind Microsoft

Post by Zillah on Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:49 am

Who cares?

Kinect sucks for gamers but rule for "non"-gamers.
Less than casuals, soccer moms. XD

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Re: The Gap is Closing - Sony 2.9M Behind Microsoft

Post by Jamin on Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:58 am

Zillah wrote:Who cares?

Kinect sucks for gamers but rule for "non"-gamers.
Less than casuals, soccer moms. XD
I'd say Kinect is merely a novelty item. Like those shitty toys they sell in the Mall.
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Re: The Gap is Closing - Sony 2.9M Behind Microsoft

Post by Teckno on Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:29 pm

The sales argument was always temperamental. I still don't know why MLD is keeping with it.
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Post by xxDEATH METALxx on Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:56 pm

DaTeckno wrote:The sales argument was always temperamental. I still don't know why MLD is keeping with it.

It's good for a business perspective. But the sales thing could backfire some day.
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Post by MEGAlan on Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:59 pm

Sony is actually 3 Mill behind. Microsoft numbers are 44.6 million.
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Post by CyberpunkCentral on Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:07 pm

Alan_1994 wrote:Sony is actually 3 Mill behind. Microsoft numbers are 44.6 million.

Big difference.
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Post by MEGAlan on Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:10 pm

CyberpunkCentral wrote:
Alan_1994 wrote:Sony is actually 3 Mill behind. Microsoft numbers are 44.6 million.

Big difference.

LOL. I know right?
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Re: The Gap is Closing - Sony 2.9M Behind Microsoft

Post by gow on Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:36 pm

GT5 will a much bigger impact then Kinect.

I find it funny that every month after the release of the 360 slim the 360 won NPD right, and the day of the results 360 fanboys on N4G and the Republic posted the results on their forums and commented on the links that showed the sales numbers with such pride. But the worldwide sales never mattered to them. Now when results like these come out and they just shut mouths. Anyone else find it hilarious.

Oh yeah this is hilarious too

360 total A's:

50

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(including Move)



lol DemonWolf fail
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Post by Gutzahn on Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:14 am

gow wrote:GT5 will a much bigger impact then Kinect.

I find it funny that every month after the release of the 360 slim the 360 won NPD right, and the day of the results 360 fanboys on N4G and the Republic posted the results on their forums and commented on the links that showed the sales numbers with such pride. But the worldwide sales never mattered to them. Now when results like these come out and they just shut mouths. Anyone else find it hilarious.

Oh yeah this is hilarious too

360 total A's:

50

Ps3 total A's:

31

(including Move)



lol DemonWolf fail

Nice one thats the pint! I already asked myself if they cant or dont want to see that the NPD sales dont matter, because the total numbers are whats important. I hate it when people only show the lists that are going well for them.

Who needs A's if he can have the biggest variety, and the higher rated AAA's?
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Re: The Gap is Closing - Sony 2.9M Behind Microsoft

Post by BlazingBlue on Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:46 pm

Kinect is gaining a lot of hype. Better live up to it.
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Re: The Gap is Closing - Sony 2.9M Behind Microsoft

Post by Stoney on Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:05 pm

The way MS are advertising Kinect, I'm sure it'll be a hit. And from the new footage I've seen the tech is fine. The games however, are most certainly for casual's and families.
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