There are many ways to interpret sales figures, especially when it comes to worldwide products with a wide range of features.

According to new research released by Strategy Analytics' Connected Home Devices Service, the PlayStation 3 has surpassed the Xbox 360 "to become the number two TV console worldwide by the end of 2010." The report is entitled, "Global TV Games Console Forecast: Will New Sensor Technology Revive the Demand?" and it presents the numbers as follows: the active installed base of the PS3 reached 43.4 million, which just tops the Xbox 360's 42.9 million. Unsurprisingly, the Nintendo Wii remains in the top spot, with 75.5 million active devices. Said Strategy Analytics' Digital Consumer Practice Senior Analyst Jia Wu:

"While the Kinect peripheral has given a boost to Microsoft’s Xbox 360 strategy, the console’s performance outside of the US continues to disappoint. Global demand for Sony’s PS3 has exceeded that of the Xbox 360 in each of the past two years, and we expect that to continue over the coming years."

The report further makes a prediction for the current year, saying global sales of the 360 will increase to 13.7 million, while the PS3 will expand even further to 15.7 million. The expectation is that the Wii's decline will continue, with overall sales falling to 10 million. For the record, they also predict that Nintendo will launch a successor to the Wii before the start of 2013.

The console race is in an interesting position, isn't it? In terms of overall sales , the PS3 has also surpassed the 360 in Europe.

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PasteNuggs
PasteNuggs
9 years ago

Saw this in the amazon forums. It really got the 360 fanboys riled up. One claimed the 360 has sold 103 million worldwide and used ign as a source. Like really? Those forums are good for a laugh.

This is really good. Finally the superior console is getting the attention from consumers it deserves.

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

"One claimed the 360 has sold 103 million worldwide"… who he was needs to have his head read!

Sad indeed… nice to see the PS3 forging ahead though 🙂

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
9 years ago

Lol the 360 will never have that many sales even if they add in the first xbox.

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
9 years ago

I am not surprised!! That margin will grow because of the incredible 2011 line up! I have a Wii and played it twice in 2010, so there you go. PS3 gets used daily! 🙂

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
9 years ago

If Sony does a $50.00 price cut this year, the 360 is as good as dead.

sirbob6
sirbob6
9 years ago

This is when the xbots start to go into denial…

…again


Last edited by sirbob6 on 3/31/2011 9:37:15 PM

shadowscorpio
shadowscorpio
9 years ago

Just a 5 step process that eventually ends in acceptance…

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
9 years ago

1st step: "does not compute"

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Well, yeah, about a third of all 360's sold can currently be listed under "scrap plastic" on craig's list.

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
9 years ago

Lol lol lol @ scrap plastic.

FxTales
FxTales
9 years ago

Well it's always been number 1 to me.

Quincho
Quincho
9 years ago

#1 in my heart, since PS1

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

There you go Temji! The day has finally come. 🙂

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Faulty hardware and hokey Kinect peripherals are no match for a good PS3 at your side, kid.

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
9 years ago

'An elegant console for a more civilized age'

SvenMD
SvenMD
9 years ago

Temjin that is a great Star Wars reference….well done!

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
9 years ago

To quote Jack Tretton "It's all about the software" and over the last couple of years (and going forward) the ps3 exclusives keep reaching out to new genres and better experiences. Sony knew this was a marathon and not a sprint.

hellish_devil
hellish_devil
9 years ago

Well, many people buy a PS3 just because of its BluRay and Netflix capabilities. And also many people bought 3 or 4 360s because of the RROD.

thj_1980
thj_1980
9 years ago

Anyone wanna throw a party? I feel like smashing xbox 360s And opening new ps3s to celebrate!!

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

Now now… easy tiger!

Good kitty…

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
9 years ago

Lol let's make sure those xbox are used so we don't give M$ anymore sales.


Last edited by ace_boon_coon on 4/1/2011 7:16:52 AM

thj_1980
thj_1980
9 years ago

EAT SHIT XBOX 360!

MOVE OUT OF THE WAY KINECT!!!!!!!!!!!

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

It would be wrong if not, it's the hd console that is releasing exclusive games this year.

You like gaming and don't own a PS3? you are missing a LOT.


Last edited by Oxvial on 3/31/2011 10:34:14 PM

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

What? The 360 has exclusive games too…….. if you count Kinect titles as "games".

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

That thing that doesn't has buttons? nah that isn't gaming xD.

___________
___________
9 years ago

……. last time i checked forza 4, project kingdoms, gears 3 are not kinect games.
cant wait till E3, alan wake 2 is supposedly being announced then and so is 343s first game.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
9 years ago

Who thumbed down _________? My thoughts exactly on 360.

It still has Gears 3, Forza 4 and Project Kingdoms (completely forgot about that one).

And bash Kinect all you like, Star Wars Kinect looks interesting at best, Child of Eden (while multiplat) looks great on Kinect and then there's Steel Battalion.

I know, I know, it still pales in comparison to Infamous 2, Uncharted 3, Twisted Metal, Resistence 3, Motorstorm Apocalypse, The Last Guardian, ICO/SotC Collection in 3D, Sly 4, The Agent (a Rockstar exclusive, of course it'll be fantastic), FF Vs XIII (PLEEASE stay exclusive!!!), Ratchet and Clank All 4 One, SOCOM 4, Sorcery, Portal 2 with Steam on PS3, the new Yakuza spin-off AND the new God of War spin-off. Not to mention Littlebig Planet 2, Killzone 3 and MLB The Show 2011 which are out now.

You know what, even if Sony only announce 2 new games for 2012 exclusive to PS3, I will still be very much content, and will probably only match what 360 is offering as exclusives.

___________
___________
9 years ago

i cant wait to see what crytek can do with project kingdoms!
if crysis 2 looks that good as a MP game, imagine what they could do with that as exclusive!
interested to see what the gameplays like too, the trailer they showed reminded me allot of 300!
apparently its undertaken allot of changes from then, so will be interesting to see what the gameplays like!
i pray we get a new crackdown game!
1 was freaking sweet, but 2 sucked!
i would kill for a new crackdown game, but this time make it a proper full fledged AAA game!
not that low budget DLC crap!

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
9 years ago

If those were the only games to gloat about on the 360, I think I wouldn't gloat. That is a sad list. Gears of War 3 would have me excited, but I wouldn't be puffing out my chest, when you stack them against the list of PS3 exclusives.

And the Star Wars Kinect game? Could be interesting, but that is a definate wait and see. I remember being excited about SW Unleashed when it was announced, thinking of the possibilities of using the Wii-mote as a light sabre, and well, that didn't exactly pan out.

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

Those 3 games are pure dudebro gaming.

coverton341
coverton341
9 years ago

The words you are looking for are "a lot" FFS allot means "to parcel out, distribute, assign, give out"

It's bad enough that you, __________, go on random tyraids about nothing, or wildly leave even your own initial topic. Do you also have to completely refuse to use your own language properly?

The Doom
The Doom
9 years ago

Well that's going to stunt the current worldwide tota; I could've sworn the PS3 had 16 million sold in Europe and 360 was like 10 million…

Karosso
Karosso
9 years ago

:)Now the world makes sense again, next target "The Wii"

PharaohJR
PharaohJR
9 years ago

DAMN… so 2011 is the takeover… checkmate. nun against the 360 over here its just microsoft got a ass for a mouth so everytime it open up shit come out. the ps3 will outsell wii before this generation ends.

enjoyed reading this cause i think back to when folks said the ps3 would fail against 360. now after a head start the ps3 caught up & pass the 360.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

Nice BMW. 😛

PharaohJR
PharaohJR
9 years ago

wish it was mine.

PSTan
PSTan
9 years ago

The xbox was doomed ever since mgs4 came out. It's just come full circle now.

gumbi
gumbi
9 years ago

This report looks at active install base as compared to total sales. And this I believe is a testament to the reliability of the PS3 vs 360. The 360 still has PS3 beat in overall sales to date, but PS3 has edged it out in active installed base.

So this can be interpreted as either a result of the colossal failure rate of 360's (what portion of those monthly sales are replacement consoles I wonder?) or a waning interest in Microsoft's console… or a nice mixture of both.

Either way, this comes as no great surprise. The competition may be a little stiffer this go round, but this is still Sony's game, and nobody plays it better!

LittleBigMidget
LittleBigMidget
9 years ago

MS isn't doomed. As long as the casuals keep buying Kinect shovelware, MS will be ok.

It was only matter of time. Sony deserves this for making the best console ever. (IMO)

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

At least if MS gobbles up all the casual gamers it will leave Sony to pick up all the core gamers.

Quincho
Quincho
9 years ago

"making the best console ever. (IMO)"

thats a fact!, not an opinion 😉

Quincho
Quincho
9 years ago

"making the best console ever. (IMO)"

thats a fact!, not an opinion 😉

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

The 360 fanboy reaction I sense from within my inner psyche goes something like this, "It's about time Sony caught up. They should've had 360 left in the dust long ago, but instead they forked over half their user-base within one console generation."

ooooh burn

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

I hardly care if Sony end up last this gen, they've given us so much that I'll just keep on supporting them.

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

Yes xbox owner love to brag about sales, and I brag about having games xD.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

LOL!

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

No dude, more like we brag about having the top tier games.

JDC80
JDC80
9 years ago

I got into another Youtube debate with another nutty Xbot. I'll tell ya no matter what the video is if there's a PS3 related item they jumped on it. One Xbot said something like the PS3 sucks, then I came back with other than Gears of War 3 what other AAA exclusive is coming to the trashbox 360?

So another Xbot jumped into the fight, so I hit him with the wave of games that's PS3 only games. Then he came back with the sales b.s and called the PS3 exclusives boring so I came back with those who think games like God of War 3 and Uncharted 2 are boring probably think replacing burned out 360 after burned out 360 is a good thing.

Quick thing I download Free Realms so WTF am I supposed to do?

LittleBigMidget
LittleBigMidget
9 years ago

Play it?

djduke316
djduke316
9 years ago

Um, April Fools?