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Moo
11-15-07, 10:08 AM
A few of our readers were scoffing at the idea of a $399 40GB PS3. "What's the big deal," you said. This: according to Sony's CEO, Sir Howard Stringer, they've more than doubled sales in the US in the weeks since its launch. "It's the breakthrough we've been waiting for," said Stringer, "We've been holding our breath. Finally, the turning point has been passed." Prior to the October 18th price cut, Sony was selling just 30k to 40k consoles per week. Sales rose to 75,000 in the week ending October 29 rising to 100,000 the following week. Stringer also credits Wii shortages for helping the boost. Andrew House, Sony's chief marketing officer even takes a jab at HD DVD saying, "It puts us vastly ahead of where the other format is going to be in terms of an installed base in people's homes by the end of this holiday season." Perhaps, but we don't expect the boys at Microsoft, Nintendo, and Toshiba to just roll over and let this progress continue unabated now, do we?

http://www.engadget.com/2007/11/15/sonys-ps3-sales-in-us-more-than-double-since-price-cut/

Wii shortage... :lol:

|MaguS|
11-15-07, 10:11 AM
For the second time since launch the PS3 has topped the console sales chart in Japan aswell. They sold 56K in a single week vs the Wii which sold 32K and the X360 which sold less then 10K.

Dynasty Warriors for the PS3 also sold over 100K units making it number 2 for the week... the X360 version didn't break 10K. It proves that its not the games that is hurting MS in Japan... its just a hateful bias towards MS...

toxikneedle
11-15-07, 11:04 AM
umm... let's rename this thread, "ps3 fanboys circle jerk"

Moo
11-15-07, 11:06 AM
umm... let's rename this thread, "ps3 fanboys circle jerk"

:rofl

ENU291
11-15-07, 11:08 AM
There is a shelf packed full of Wii consoles at your local Walmart?? Where do you live?

toxikneedle
11-15-07, 11:09 AM
There is a shelf packed full of Wii consoles at your local Walmart?? Where do you live?
A town where they haven't discovered eBay yet.... obviously.

Moo
11-15-07, 11:11 AM
There is a shelf packed full of Wii consoles at your local Walmart?? Where do you live?

My local Bestbuy (Columbia, MD) had a huge stack of them... must of been at least 50 units. ;)

ENU291
11-15-07, 11:13 AM
My local Bestbuy (Columbia, MD) had a huge stack of them... must of been at least 50 units. ;)
Really? I can't find a Wii in NY to save my life. :(

nekrosoft13
11-15-07, 11:13 AM
since Wii was released i saw one box at Best Buy. I wanted to buy it, but that that time i was a bit low on extra spending cash

Moo
11-15-07, 11:15 AM
since Wii was released i saw one box at Best Buy. I wanted to buy it, but that that time i was a bit low on extra spending cash

This only costs $14.99 and comes with 1 million games! :)

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/567/funstation9vg5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

ENU291
11-15-07, 11:17 AM
Funstation 3!??! :rofl

toxikneedle
11-15-07, 11:19 AM
forget the million games, it comes with a GUN :D

ENU291
11-15-07, 11:26 AM
That's alot of value for 15 bucks!! Sony might learn a thing or two here! ;) :D

christos
11-15-07, 11:32 AM
Ps3 for $319 at kmart.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,139651-c,gameconsoles/article.html

|MaguS|
11-15-07, 12:06 PM
umm... let's rename this thread, "ps3 fanboys circle jerk"

Hold me!

evilchris
11-15-07, 12:50 PM
A Andrew House, Sony's chief marketing officer even takes a jab at HD DVD saying, "It puts us vastly ahead of where the other format is going to be in terms of an installed base in people's homes by the end of this holiday season."

PS3 doesn't count as "installed base" at a 1:1 ratio for BD.

Moo
11-15-07, 01:27 PM
PS3 doesn't count as "installed base" at a 1:1 ratio for BD.

Wasn't there a recent market research statistic that claims 40% of PS3 owners don't know it plays BD? :o

msxyz
11-17-07, 04:02 AM
October NPD:

Wii 519K
Nintendo DS 458K
Xbox 360 366K
PSP 286K
PlayStation 2 184K
PlayStation 3 121K

It turns out Sony PR included PS2 in the sales as well:
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...d=amjWQwK2k3Bs

|MaguS|
11-17-07, 08:43 AM
October NPD:

Wii 519K
Nintendo DS 458K
Xbox 360 366K
PSP 286K
PlayStation 2 184K
PlayStation 3 121K

It turns out Sony PR included PS2 in the sales as well:
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...d=amjWQwK2k3Bs

Those numbers do not reflect what the OP is talking about. The price drop and new release did not take affect till the beginning of Nov.