PlayStation 3 Sells Worse than Nintendo GameCube in the U.S.

It appears that in the first ten months of sales, Sony Computer Entertainment Incorporated's PlayStation 3 is even less successful than the heavily-criticized Nintendo GameCube, selling 22% less in its respective time period. In the first ten months of availability about 2.12 million Nintendo GameCube were bought by end-users, whereas only 1.742 million Sony PlayStation 3 gaming machines were sold in from November '06 to September '07. Critics blame the PS3's poor sales on a small library of games, initial production issues, high manufacturing costs and excessive retail price. On the other hand, Nintendo's GameCube did not even offer DVD playback, nor high-quality graphics, nor unique motion-sensitive game controller, like that of the Wii.

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MGS, final fantasy XIII and devil may cry

those games will save the ps3

remember a console that have final fantasy its the winner in the end it happens before and will happen now

Sony has the PS3 price too high, and still only has a handful of great games (rest are so so or worse).
As they get the price down on the system, and more great games come out, situation should improve.

Only time will tell who ends up being the #1,#2,#3 in the current round of the console wars.

As of this moment in time, Wii is #1, Xbox360 #2, and PS3.... way behind #3.
Who knows in a few months how this will change.

All I have to say that it's very funny stuff.

PS3 fanboys have been crying and banging their chest with how well the console has been selling and how it was actually selling better the XBox 360 did in the beginning. LOL. And then this comes out.

I just find that priceless.

As I said, for a console that is about to see first few REAL quality games in 2008 almost 2 years after the release is 2 years too late in a fact paced competing marketing and when you have Xbox 360 and Wii as 2 VERY successful platforms.

But hey, PS3 still has Blu-Ray :). You know this is why PS3 is a complete miss. Blu-Ray will spell doom for it. They've been fighting 2 wars with one tool and winning neither. HD DVD is gaining more and more momentum as it is, hold for it, CHEAP, SAME QUALITY and actually has MORE features.. on the other hand, XBox 360 is kicking ass with HUGE GAMES, GREAT MULTIPLAYER and LIVE SYSTEM and yes, you got it, LOWER PRICE.

Actually no, because the Gamecube sold for a profit from the start. Where as the PlayStation is sold at a loss still.

Playstation 3 Sells Worse than Nintendo Gamecube in the U.S.

Bahahahaha!

I'm sorry but, that is just hilarious.

I wish that my PS3 loaded as smoothly as my Gamecube...

It is interesting to note that the Gamecube is/was cheaper, which means more people can/could afford it, which would naturally mean a few more sales. Looking at how a console sells in the first 10 months of life is not quite the criterion I would have used to judge how well a console is selling. I would instead use perhaps a trend (increasing/decreasing sales?) to judge this. The fact of the matter is that Gamecube systems only sell around Christmas, otherwise sitting and gathering dust (I noticed this at the local Wal-Mart, a nice undisturbed layer of dust), so I doubt that recent Gamecube sales have woooped the PS3.

I really don't see the point of the article - fails. But, I definately agree that Sony is smelling the lack-luster sales all around. There is definately some heat and friction because of all these reports. Regardless, I like my PS3 and am glad I bought it and cannot wait until my warranty runs out so I can replace the case on it with one that is more scratch resistant and colourful! I did the same thing with my purple Gamecube.

On the other hand, Nintendo’s GameCube did not even offer ... unique motion-sensitive game controller

That's a bad point about older consoles now? The fact previous controllers didn't have motion-sensors? *Confused*

Is this a fair criticism of all consoles prior to the Wii? :S

Uhh.. the Gamecube had Super Smash Bros. Melee, which is arguably one of the best multiplayer games to have ever graced a console. The PS3 has... crickets.

Good game, but nowhere near the best. SSB was one of the greatest of its generation, but Melee just didn't cut it as far as replayability goes.

As for the PS3, I think it'll pick up eventually. There are new models, price cuts, new features (Home), and games readying up finally for their release. I don't expect the PS3 to really begin until 2008, to be honest. And once MGS4 hits... yeah. (that is, hoping MGS4 is everything we hope it to be)

Dakkaroth said,
There are new models, price cuts, new features (Home), and games readying up finally for their release. I don't expect the PS3 to really begin until 2008, to be honest. And once MGS4 hits... yeah. (that is, hoping MGS4 is everything we hope it to be)

I have to agree, the most recent game demo in the stores is very impressive. It's definitely a great piece of hardware (like the PSP) but Sony seems intent on making their hardware very hard to program.

The gamecube wasn't THAT bad.

Although the PS3's lacklustre sales should be a bit of a concern for Sony...

Ledward said,
The gamecube wasn't THAT bad.

Although the PS3's lacklustre sales should be a bit of a concern for Sony...

Well, a lot of concern for sure internally at Sony ... and it will take Sony a long time to admit it publicly.


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Ledward said,
The gamecube wasn't THAT bad.

Although the PS3's lacklustre sales should be a bit of a concern for Sony...


yeah... it was good for a game or two... :confused:

it was just perfect for a paper weight... and who couldn't love it's square design, and the handle! maybe PS3 needs a carrying handle?