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IDC - PS3 has passed XBox 360 worldwide, WiiU to hit 50m by 2016


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#1 soniqstylz

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:57

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It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like the PlayStation 3 has finally overtaken the Xbox 360 in global shipments. A new report by the International Data Corporation – spotted by GamesIndustry.biz – estimates that PS3 figures reached 77 million units this past December, a tally greater than the Xbox 360’s still impressive 76 million units. That’s despite Sony’s system launching a year later than Microsoft’s machine.

If accurate, the PS3 will almost certainly go on to become the second best selling console of the generation, behind the Nintendo Wii.

Sony revealed that it had sold 70.2 million units globally as of 30th September, but the budget priced 12GB system has proved particularly popular all over Europe this Christmas. Furthermore, the platform enjoyed a strong Black Friday period in North America.

While the proposed victory doesn’t mean much in the general scheme of things, it puts the PlayStation brand in a good position heading into the next generation. Sony’s dominance in European and Asian territories has really pushed it forward in recent years – it now needs to focus on winning back the North American and UK markets, too.



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New report from IDC also states that Wii U should exceed 50 million sold by 2016



With the rise of digital, mobile, cloud gaming and smart TVs, there's been plenty of talk about the "death of consoles" of late, but if you ask International Data Corporation (IDC), it's all hogwash. The research firm today published a new forecast on the video game console market, Worldwide Video Game and Entertainment Console Hardware and Packaged Software 2012-2016 Forecast, which essentially states that consoles have plenty of life in them.

"The console ecosystem is in a state of flux since these platforms need to support an ever-growing array of non-gaming features and services at the same time that game distribution and monetization is moving in a digital direction," said Lewis Ward, research manager of IDC's Gaming service. "At the same time, it doesn't appear that alternative platforms - set-top boxes from cable companies, Web-connected smart TVs, and so on - are positioned to materially disrupt the trajectory of the 'big 3' console OEMs in 2013 or 2014. Discs will remain the console game revenue mainstay for years to come."

"2011 and 2012 were tough for many console game disc developers and publishers," added Ward. "With the advent of eighth-generation consoles, starting with the Wii U, historical norms strongly imply that game disc revenue will stop bleeding in 2013 and rise substantively in 2014."

That said, IDC doesn't deny that the digital revolution is having an effect. The firm predicts that the volume of packaged game discs shipped will decline an average of roughly 3 percent per year through 2016, as console spending shifts into digital channels.

The report also highlights that just this past December, Sony's PS3 managed to surpass the number of Xbox 360s shipped worldwide (about 77 million vs. 76 million), despite the PS3 launching a year later. While many hardcore gamers are now waiting for the next-generation systens from Sony and Microsoft, IDC noted that Nintendo will still "find an audience" with Wii U, reaching global bundle shipments of 50 million by year-end 2016.

IDC's 67-page report is being sold for $4,500.




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Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:06

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:18

Oh gawd, watch out dude. I posted this topic in the Sony forum and I was accused of being a fanboy. Run for cover.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:46

Is this sold or normal sonys SHIPPED? seems odd that the 360 outsells the ps3 2 yrs straight but still isn't selling more?

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 15:10

That is rather embarrassing considering that Microsoft had 1 year lead on Sony.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 17:38

Is this sold or normal sonys SHIPPED? seems odd that the 360 outsells the ps3 2 yrs straight but still isn't selling more?


It's the same for both consoles. They aren't caculating only PS3's shipped and only 360's sold. They are using the same thing to calculate them both. Really people, are you this dense?

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 18:18

How is PS3 shipped more inspite the fact that none shipped to me.. :rofl:

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:27

It's the same for both consoles. They aren't caculating only PS3's shipped and only 360's sold. They are using the same thing to calculate them both. Really people, are you this dense?


so for 2 yrs straight xbox SHIPPED more units then ps3 but ps3 shipped more units then xbox360? are you this dense

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:36

Japan, Xbox 1.5M, Sony 9M, Wii 12M

Results are skewed because of the Japanese market. What the hell can Microsoft do about this?

The PS3 isn't doing the same thing it is trying to do elsewhere. Yes its the same hardware,but the software selection is completely different.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:36

Japan, Xbox 1.5M, Sony 9M, Wii 12M

Results are skewed because of the Japanese market. What the hell can Microsoft do about this?

The PS3 isn't doing the same thing it is trying to do elsewhere. Yes its the same hardware,but the software selection is completely different.


PS3 is winning in PAL territories as well.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:35

Wont buy Sony, not after Liksang.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:33

PS3 is trumping 360 in Europe and Asia - the 360 is only outselling the PS3 for the last 2 years in the US. Microsoft needs to learn the console business is a worldwide thing, dominating one continent simply isn't enough if they're losing or being thoroughly destroyed in the rest.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:48

I always find it exceedingly amusing when 360 fanboys say Xbox don't sell well in Japan because they support their own brand when in reality the same thing happens. Then in neutral territory, PS3 generally trumps the 360, probably slightly in the grand scheme of things. The American market is bigger at the end, it is only so much the Japanese can skew.

And often, game selection pays a part. Sony does seemingly have a closer relationship with Japanese developers (big shock here), hence why games on the PS3 may appeal more. And provide a bigger variation in that regard. Just as MS knows how to play it with the Americans a bit better.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 15:09

PS3 is trumping 360 in Europe and Asia - the 360 is only outselling the PS3 for the last 2 years in the US. Microsoft needs to learn the console business is a worldwide thing, dominating one continent simply isn't enough if they're losing or being thoroughly destroyed in the rest.


This is a ridiculous statement. Considering it took six years for a household name to barely eek by a newcomer I don't think Microsoft is having any issues at all.

To be completely honest, this news surprised me, only because I thought Sony had been ahead for a long time now due to worldwide sales. Seems to me like Sony has more to learn here.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 17:56

so for 2 yrs straight xbox SHIPPED more units then ps3 but ps3 shipped more units then xbox360? are you this dense


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This is a ridiculous statement. Considering it took six years for a household name to barely eek by a newcomer I don't think Microsoft is having any issues at all.

To be completely honest, this news surprised me, only because I thought Sony had been ahead for a long time now due to worldwide sales. Seems to me like Sony has more to learn here.


To say MS was a newcomer though is forgetting how much clout they had as a good operating system and programmer of software. They not only had one of the biggest and richest companies, but they had a good rapport with a lot of gaming companies due to DirectX.

If any company needs to learn something, it's Nintendo. They are just holding onto the past it seems.



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