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#31 sp4rkbr

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 20:37

Finally poor sony got some success lol.


#32 fingers.t.beaver

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 20:40

First of all well done Sony. With the number of games available and at the price this is a hell of an achievement.
That said it is worth noting the reason the Wii and 360 launch figures were much lower was that they sold out completely. They continued to sell out completely for many months. It is still hard to pick up a Wii in a high street retailer. Well done Sony for having enough consoles to meet demand, however I think it is a little bit of a skewing factor in this infomation.

#33 spenser.d

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 20:52

Agreed with above. Sony sure wouldn't have had so much success in sales if they actually came through with the worldwide launch they promised.

And by success I mean it may still have been a success, but they wouldn't have sold so much because they wouldn't have been able to. That's why you can't compare it much to the other two console's launches.

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#34 Omegatron

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 21:13

LOL@Peter Moore he is Britain :rofl:

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 21:17

Nice work Sony. Keep it up.

#36 fingers.t.beaver

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 21:18

Just to give some perspective consider this Sony shipped 220 000 units to the UK it sold 165 000 roughly that means that there are 55 000 sat on shelves. Compare that to the Wii that has sold ? and is still hard to find. Lets remember also that the PSP is one of very few consoles that beat this launch and we all know how well that went.

#37 Bhav

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 21:19

It took me one week to get a Wii...all this crap about how hard it is to get a Wii around here is just that...crap.

Put my name down, and one week later I got a call saying it was ready to collect.

Sony has pulled off an amazing feat given the extremely high price, mediocre games and late arrival.

#38 forster

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 21:22

We got one launch day without having to preorder - it just goes to show that the hype doesnt follow every store, every part of the world like the sheep like to think it does.

#39 fingers.t.beaver

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 21:37

Once again though I have to say it is a really good thing that Sony have supply to meet demand, and well done on holding 1 and 2 in the launch week sales.
It is nice to find a bit of hardware that can be easily bought this close to launch.
It would not be a good thing for any of the big three company's fail.
Market dominance is never a good thing and I think we are about to see a world where their are 3 big players all with similar market shares.
I think we will see most third party games produced multi platform.
All of this is great for gamers as we can choose which console we most enjoy and has the features we want without loosing out on titles.
Buy what you want and enjoy it.

#40 +KoL

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 21:38

It took me one week to get a Wii...all this crap about how hard it is to get a Wii around here is just that...crap.

Put my name down, and one week later I got a call saying it was ready to collect.

Sony has pulled off an amazing feat given the extremely high price, mediocre games and late arrival.

It took me one day to get a Wii. I wasn't going to get one until this time, March or April, but in January a friend called me a told me she got a Wii an hour later I went to the store and got my Wii :D

#41 SnowMizer

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 21:44

Ah, thanks for the info. The UK AND Puerto Rico obviously got most of the allocated Wii launch consoles so that is why the rest of the world is still struggling to find them on store shelves. :rolleyes: :rofl:

#42 ZiGGA

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 21:53

Half of (well 165,000 to be exact) Britain must be (is) stupid. Why pay GBP 425 for a PS3 I mean that's higher than anywhere else on the continent. It's been doing terrible in Europe which is a stark contrast to here in the UK. It's hardly worth the money in all seriousness. Are people just impatient or something? I mean even if you're made of money surely that's a bit too pricey for a game console.

#43 Nightz

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 22:15

Half of (well 165,000 to be exact) Britain must be (is) stupid.

i don't agree with you, so you must be stupid. :whistle:

seriously, just because you think you're right doesn't make everyone else stupid :shiftyninja:

#44 ZiGGA

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 22:41

i don't agree with you, so you must be stupid. :whistle:

seriously, just because you think you're right doesn't make everyone else stupid :shiftyninja:


No I guess it doesn't, but that's my opinion. So sorry I guess for not being so polite to you PS3 people. (I'll buy one too, just not yet)

#45 Nightz

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 22:50

No I guess it doesn't, but that's my opinion. So sorry I guess for not being so polite to you PS3 people. (I'll buy one too, just not yet)

no worries. i know that was your opinion and you are entitled to it. i just wanted to point out that you could have expressed it in a more polite way. i understand where you're coming from so i wasn't really offended by your statement. but there are other people here who are more anal about that stuff :p



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