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#173907 - 24th Sep 2007 12:56am 7th Gen Console Sales
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Just had a though to start a topic listing the main console sales and market share for the 7th generation. Maybe this could be made a sticky??

Current Home Console Sales:


Current Handheld Console Sales:



These images will automatically update as the sales increase. They are taken from Video Game Chartz and are based upon true sales figure's released by retailers, and not reliant on shipment figures, which are usually inaccurate and not a true reflection of actual sales.

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#173910 - 24th Sep 2007 1:01am Re: 7th Gen Console Sales [Re: MattLFC]
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i was tempted to buy a Wii this morning from liverpool. but a 400 bill on the kitchen table stopped me frown

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#173911 - 24th Sep 2007 1:03am Re: 7th Gen Console Sales [Re: Wheels]
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Lol gutted for ye fella. Im in the same boat, I want to buy one now they are starting to become readily available (thanks to Nintendo outsourcing the manufacturing of the Wii hardware), but just have too many other and more important things to buy atm.

Maybe after Xmas though.

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#173919 - 24th Sep 2007 1:31am Re: 7th Gen Console Sales [Re: Wheels]
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Originally Posted By: whelan
i was tempted to buy a Wii this morning from liverpool. but a 400 bill on the kitchen table stopped me frown

Getting one for our 9 year old boy for christmas shifty (for the boy he says, lol)
Just got a ps2 for our 4 year old boy too and my 6 year old daughter has an xbox (which i think needs upgrading to a 360 but the missus won`t have it, lol) laugh
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#173922 - 24th Sep 2007 1:46am Re: 7th Gen Console Sales [Re: _Ste_]
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deffo need to upgrade the xbox mate smile

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#177196 - 5th Oct 2007 6:55pm Re: 7th Gen Console Sales [Re: Wheels]
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As Sony announce their lame attempt at a cut price PS3 , the Nintendo Wii breaks the 12 million barried lol, with the PS3 still to reach 5 million.

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#177215 - 5th Oct 2007 7:35pm Re: 7th Gen Console Sales [Re: MattLFC]
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There going to have to give them away lol
And then they would probably hype the price up of the games.

Personally i just think its too far ahead of its time
and they want a price tag to match that.

It isnt going to happen.

Any way shouldn't some one have walked off in disgrase
by now for the state of there sales lol.
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#177219 - 5th Oct 2007 7:42pm Re: 7th Gen Console Sales [Re: Mark]
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This Christmas will be a massive make or break time for Sony on the PS3 imho, the 7th generation will be into its 3rd year after Xmas, which is usually when the consoles have a foothold.

I dont think the Wii is selling solely on price, as I said and argued with Dazza before its launch, Nintendo have gone "back to basics" and developed a console for people to have fun with.

The PS3 offers nothing particuarly innovative, the cell is amazing, but developers simply cannot code to get the best out of it, much like the Sega Saturn was miles ahead of its time, but coders didnt like having to address two CPU's, so most games only made use of one, which seriosuly crippled them. Nintendo's console has made gaming available to everyone, even pensioners, for the first time, will pick up a Wii and play for hours on it.

Sony need to get the PS3 60GB version slapped down to 250 before they can even consider catching the 360, nevermind making an impact on the Wii.

As it stands, the Wii is aimed at everyone, and everyone likes it and would probably buy it, the 360 is aimed at traditional gamers, and is prices sensibly, and gamers dont mind owning a 360 alongside a Wii, the PS3 is aimed at hardcore gamers, PS fanboys and gadget freaks only, and therefore its market is very niche, and far too small to be a raving success.

I said the Wii was goning to hammer the PS3 at a meet last summer, and at the time people laughed at me hehe, especially as the Wii hadnt had any publicity or advertising in either the UK or US at that point, but I think its starting to prove my point.

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#177736 - 7th Oct 2007 1:02pm Re: 7th Gen Console Sales [Re: MattLFC]
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Regardless of the sales..and what everyone is saying about whats best etc......Im not Buying an Xbox 360 and Im certainly not buyin a Wii.....Theresa a good chance i probably wont buy a 7th gen console....but if I did, it would be the PS3...

The problem is...ive never really been a fan o the xbox to begin with.....and ive never been a fan of Nintendo....the Wii doesnt appeal to me whatsoever....i just dont get excited over wacky controller designs....the Xbox debate is similar to whether you prefer Fifa or PES.....you either used to prefer Xbox..or Playstation.....

My beef is that the games on the Wii suck considerable A**.....Xbox games have always been majorly arcadey in my view...and Im not interested in 1st person Shoot em ups or Halo..Playstation has always had that quality of game...and since playing on one last week..I can see im going to stand by my decision yet again...I prefer Playstation...so shoot me...but im certainly not goin to pay the current price for someone...and also in the meantime, im not going to waste my money on buying the other competition
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#177738 - 7th Oct 2007 1:13pm Re: 7th Gen Console Sales [Re: MGCraig]
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PlayStation... game quality. Errrr, right. withstupid

So if Tomb Raider 96, Tekken 72, Ridge Racer 43 and Gran Turismo 57 are your thing, maybe they are game quality.

The PS3 offers nothing innovative, the main games for the console are just more remakes of games that were popular 10 years ago and have already been remade/updated 10 times over, the console has come in hoping to sell on hardware might and name alone, and Sony have positioned itself out of the market in doing so. Neither of which make games good, its the developers that do that, and they are finding life really tough to code for the cell.

Thier not even arsed about game quality or being innovative, and they have been gazumped by the Wii big time and they can't do anything to circumvent this trend atm.

For an out and out gaming experience, id choose the 360, simply because it DOES offer innovative games, and doesnt have one cheeky, robbing bastad company behind it (as in Sony expecting the consumer to buy their over-priced console solely because its a PlayStation). In fact scrap that, the last innovative console prior to the Wii was the Dreamcast, id take one of them before id purchase the PS3.

I think the Dreamcast being so good was down to its demise with regards to big game producers. As the likes of EA and that couldnt be arsed with Sega after the Saturn fiasco, we got smaller developers getting some headlines for innovative games like MSR, Crazy Taxi, Soul Caliber etc, and Sega knew they had to come up with the goods for the likes of Sonic Adventure whilst the PlayStation 2 was more concerned about touting the next Tomb Raider, Tekken and Ridge Racer.

Okay the PlayStation 2 won the battle, but only because of its name and the fact that Sega had been bleeding millions a week since the Saturn, and the Dreamcast couldnt recover them losses. It spent its life handicapped by the fact that gamers are (certainly used to be) fickle and unless they see the big name games they dont wanna know, also they kept buying into the PS2 "emotion engine" shite, which never came to offer anything over the Dreamcast.

Maybe your a hardware gamer, which explains why you want a PS3. But for casual gamers, and people who crave fun from games, theres no denying the Wii beats both competing consoles right now.

Down with the Sony wants all your money PS3 lol.

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#177742 - 7th Oct 2007 1:26pm Re: 7th Gen Console Sales [Re: MattLFC]
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Nah...im not a hardware gamer...what i base a console on basically is racing games....the xbox can have its Forza motorsport 7 or whatever their on....Project Gotham etc...but after playing these..i find myself wishing i had a ps3 to play th new Gran Turismo..theyre just way too arcadey for my liking..and not paticulalry difficult..they almost compliment people on the games...even if ur crap at them, you can still appear to be good at them..the entire WRC eries on th PS2 are better than the current racing games avaialable on the xbox....as for the Wii....its just not a consle designed for racing games...its a multiplayer console..to play mario party 173 or whatever...its also another excuse to drag out th mario franchise for a few more years...something i wish would just be dropped. As im not really a multiplayer person....thats y i couldnt care less about the wii ....even the likes of mario kart etc...I like racing simulators...or games ith a decent hint of real life..like Grant Turismo and the WRC series....as for Colin Mcrae rally....I can honestly say i believe its better on te PS3 than xbox....for that is where the game began
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#177743 - 7th Oct 2007 1:35pm Re: 7th Gen Console Sales [Re: MGCraig]
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Actually, right now, you will find there have been shortcomings found on the PS3 version's of cross-platform games when compared to the Xbox360, due to coders not being able to code well for Sony's cell.

Whether all this will change in the future remains to be seen, but it largely depends upon sales figures of the PS3. For instance, if the PS3 still hasnt sold 10 million units by this time next year, developers arnt going to want to spend the time getting to grips with the coding aspect, and certainly arnt going to spend time refining games afterwards, so they will always remain inferior to their 360 counterparts.

But should Sony suddenly get a massive sales figures boost, maybe it will start competing with the 360. Having said that, the 360 sales have been pretty stagnent for the last few months now, the only console that seems to be selling anything noteable is the Wii.

Im still after a Wii eventually, for the simple reason, I have moved away from games and consoles, since all they try and do is get more money out of you for fundamentally the same games, year after year and console after console. I never bought into the Dreamcast for this reason, until it was too late, so I have been proven wrong. But as far as I can see, the only console that is innovating is the Wii, Mario franchise or not, the game itself is re-invented by the controller.

Crazy Taxi was sooooooo much fun, a game like that would never have appeared on the PS2 if it hadnt been so damn huge on the Dreamcast. Sony only eventually got it on the PS2 to cash in on a successful enterprise, as money is all that concerns them. A title like this would have even less chance of appearing on the PS3, Sony quite simply wouldnt give a damn about backing it.

I think at the core, Sony are an Electronics company, Microsoft are a computer software company with experience gained from their PC games development, and Nintendo/Sega are out and out games companies.

This explains the 3 different ways they are going/aiming to go right now.

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#177753 - 7th Oct 2007 4:16pm Re: 7th Gen Console Sales [Re: MattLFC]
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i don't like microsoft..........

a good console is only good if it has good games to be played on it. no one wants to buy a several 000 console for it to just sit there.

yes sony have kept re-inventing several of their favorite games, but they improve them along the way. i too manily use racing games for consoles, and tbh gran turismo series imo is the deffinative driving game. i am biased towards the playstation, but i do also like the other consoles.

gta was what probabily made the playstation what it is today, and when the new one eventually does arrive it will be awesome. i don't know if you consider gta to be a re-make. gta 3, vice city, all superseeded by the replacement, san andreas which is what must be the ideal game. i have it on both ps and pc for different reasons.

so if i do have a point after all this it is that i prefer different formats on different consoles. fps's are good on console but i prefer them on pc, with the trusty mouse and keyboard. also i never really got to grips with the x-box's controller, another important feature that links all this.

i babling on about shit now so i'll shut up
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#177775 - 7th Oct 2007 4:51pm Re: 7th Gen Console Sales [Re: turbo_stu]
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wii for fun games with friends. Xbox and PS3 for quick arcade/racing games and PC for indepth and online games. Especially shoot em ups.
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#177830 - 7th Oct 2007 9:35pm Re: 7th Gen Console Sales [Re: AX_125]
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exactly what i was trying to say ax 125! lol
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