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2008/07/18 11:12:28: Posted by DM
We finally got the official NPD numbers, and the top home hardware is *drumroll* Wii! The console sold 666,000 units in June. The Nintendo DS came in at 783,000, but that is a handheld. The Sony consoles, both Playstation 3 and PSP beat out the Xbox360, with a measly 219,000. Chances are Metal Gear Solid 4 did affect PS3 hardware sales more than previously thought. The only thing the 360 did not beat was the PS2 at 188,000, pretty good for a 10 year old console. Click read more for the official info.

PlayStation 3 405.5k
PSP 337.4k
Playstation 2 188.8k
Xbox 360 219.8k
Wii 666.7k
Nintendo DS 783k

(includes CE, GOTY editions, bundles, etc. but not those bundled with hardware)

01. PS3 METAL GEAR SOLID 4: GUN OF THE PATRIOTS KONAMI 774.6K (Does not include bundles with PS3 hardware)

Dollar Sales -- Jun 07 -- Jun 08 -- CHG -- YTD June 07 -- YTD June 08 -- CHG

Video Games -- $1.10B -- $1.69B -- 53% -- $6.1B -- $8.27B -- 36%
Video Games Hardware -- $399.2M -- $615.1M -- 54% -- $2.34B -- $2.88B -- 23%
Video Games Software -- $542.2M -- $872.6M -- 61% -- $2.89B -- $4.30B -- 49%

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Written by blacktiger on 2008/07/18

Yup i was just reading that on gamepro...

Not suprise , and it will continue ic P3 had he best E3 conference... !

ic P3 = since PS3
Written by SupremeChaotic on 2008/07/18

Sony's conference blew. Face it. Even the NYTimes said so.

We'll see the numbers again when it really counts: Dec. Remember last year... 360 blew PS3 out of the water.

Oh, and don't forget... Wal-Mart and other retail chains were offerein $100 off the system as well at the beginning of the month.
Written by Nemesis IX on 2008/07/18

Written by blacktiger on 2008/07/18

trust it wont make any different since MS from E3 was crap !!!
Written by Krogan Battle Master Urdnot Wrex on 2008/07/18


(1) Next-Gen gave sales numbers that proved Metal Gear Solid 4 helped sell Playstation 3 systems, but only for less than one month. The big increase in sales that the Playstation 3 saw in Japan for the release of MGS4 actually lasted less than three weeks and did not carry over to the next month.

(2) Obviously, since MGS4 launched as an exclusive PS3 title, the sales of the Playstation 3 increased in North America during the month that MGS4 launched. There were also various other PS3 promotions during the month of June. Sony saved everything they had and worked with a lot of partners to focus on June, because that was when MGS4 had a chance to influence things.

(3) Grand Theft Auto 4 and Devil May Cry 4 surprised a lot of industry analysts, because they did not help sell systems. The reason for this is because those games no longer were exclusive to one platform or the other. In other words, they no longer had "system selling" potential.

(4) Final Fantasy 13 is now officially announced for the Xbox 360. Although this announcement does not hurt the Playstation 3 library, it definitely hurts the marketability of the Playstation 3 console. The reason why is because Final Fantasy 13 is yet another exclusive game that was lost on the Playstation 3. Final Fantasy 13 was a game that had the potential to sell systems, similar to MGS4. Now, Final Fantasy 13 will end up like Grand Theft Auto 4, because it is on both systems.

(5) Final Fantasy 13 is DEFINITELY being 100% optimized for BOTH hardware platforms! In the most recent interview, Square Enix SPECIFICALLY made that clear! The game is in development for both platforms right now, being handled by two different teams. The Xbox 360 version may be a "port" of the storyline, but the graphics, load times, ect... will be optimized for each console.

In other words, the PS3 version will likely be optimized for the Blu-ray disc, so that it only appears on one disc. However, people will still need to put up with all of the annoying and very time-consuming "Installs" of 5 minutes, 4 minutes, 3 minutes, 2 minutes, and 1 minute throughout the game that we saw on Metal Gear Solid 4.

The Xbox 360 version will likely be optimized to make use of the superior textures that the Xbox 360 has access to. The Xbox 360 version will also likely be optimized to take advantage of the Data Transfer Rate of the Xbox 360 that is nearly TWICE as fast as the Playstation 3 (16MB vs 9MB).

This means the Xbox 360 version may ship on more than disc, which will need to be changed every 20-30 hours, but the Xbox 360 version will NOT include any of the annoying "Installs" that appear in the Playstation 3 version.

(6) Also, Major Nelson has announced that Xbox 360 games will soon have the ability to be downloaded to the Xbox 360 hard drive while you are playing them! This means that Final Fantasy 13 could be placed on the hard drive, and as long as one of the discs remains in the tray (so that the console knows you are the owner) you will be able to play the game WITHOUT the annoying "Installs" and WITHOUT swapping discs--not that swapping discs every 20-30 hours is a problem, since it only takes 30 seconds.
Written by dudeman on 2008/07/18

Replace 'FACTS' with 'SPIN'. Sony just destroyed MS...stop crying.
Written by Krogan Battle Master Urdnot Wrex on 2008/07/18


Nemesis IX, and Supreme Chaotic:

Remember, we need to look at things from the point of view of blacktiger when we respond to him.

blacktiger is a blind lemming PS3 fanboy...for "him" the Microsoft E3 show definitely was "crappy," because Microsoft literally PUBLICLY said "The Xbox 360 will outsell the Playstation 3 worldwide."

Now that Final Fantasy 13 is coming to the Xbox 360, that is a 100% safe thing to say. It must have been "crappy" for blacktiger to hear that.

So, although some polls show that 93% of people said Microsoft had the best E3 show, you need to remember that from the point of view of a biased PS3 lemming, the Microsoft show hurt very bad.



100% of Microsoft's show was devoted to the Xbox 360.

Less than 25% of Sony's show was devoted to the Playstation 3.

Written by dudeman on 2008/07/18

krogan did you just call someone a blind lemming?

pot meet kettle

Also...Sony has other platforms. Last time i checked MS only has the 360. Plus you've never been good at math. Nuff said?
Written by chuckl163 on 2008/07/18

I still think Sony had a slight edge over Microsoft at E3. VERY slight. Nothing to get bent out about.
Written by incoming00 on 2008/07/18

i'm still going to enjoy FFXIII on my PS3 :)

oh, and Urdnot's BS-train is right on schedule, especially with (5). 2 different teams? where the link to prove that? well, i have a link of an interview from 1up with Shinji Hashimoto regarding the development of FFXIII on the ps3.

1UP: Will the development of FFXIII for Xbox 360 result in a delay for the PS3 version in Japan?

Shinji Hashimoto: No, the development of a 360 version won't necessarily affect the PS3 version, purely because the PS3 game will be completed first. That's been in development for some time and is still on schedule. And, really, since we haven't ever announced any sort of release date...then it couldn't really be "delayed," right?


and also your making is seem as if FFXIII is going to be around 90+ hours. changing discs every 20-30 hours?! i remember changing to disc 2 of FFVII after about 18-20 hours, and then to disc 3 after about 5 hours, then beating the game within 1 hour. FFX also only took about 20-25 hours to beat.
Written by Krogan Battle Master Urdnot Wrex on 2008/07/18


Math has ALWAYS been the subject I have been BEST at in school, at ALL levels!...I can't believe you were foolish enough to question my math skills.

Well, wait a minute...since we have CONFIRMED that you meet EVERY dictionary definition of a "Delusional" person, I definitely CAN believe you said that about me!

To give you an example, in college I scored a 100% on my Final Exam in Algebra!

I also scored a 100% on my Final Exam in Finite Math!

Currently, I am enrolled in a Calculus class!

Math is DEFINITELY my STRONGEST point! The only areas of math that I have been disappointed in myself with are the areas of Algebra that I had gradually forgotten due to a lack of use in my life. I had a teacher who was employed by NASA in mathematics, and I was told that it was common for all those people to "use it or lose it." That's just the way things are in life.

My achievements in Mathematics and Accounting PROVE that I am quite skilled in Math!
Written by jersey732 on 2008/07/18

So I wonder if I also Capitalized a word Here or There when it isn't the beginning of a sentence That everyone would Believe me if I started spinning Lies about the 360. The 360 has maybe half a Year left before the ps3 crushes it Completely. Maybe when xbox360 v.2 comes out microsft Will have everyone sign a Waver before purchasing it so when It also fails they can't be Sued. Hey I think It worked :)
Written by Krogan Battle Master Urdnot Wrex on 2008/07/18


Microsoft PUBLICLY ANNOUNCED at the 2008 E3 that the Xbox 360 would outsell the Playstation 3 worldwide this generation!

It takes BIG BALLS to do something like that!

You NEED to be 100% CONFIDENT of what you are saying in order to PUBLICLY DECLARE a statement like that!

The FACT of the matter is:

Playstation 3 will REMAIN a VERY DISTANT third-place in terms of worldwide sales this generation!




First, the President of Square Enix specifically said countless times that the Xbox 360 version of Final Fantasy 13 is CURRENTLY being developed! He even said that when he was on the stage at the Microsoft press conference.

Second, Square Enix has recently made it 100% clear that the Xbox 360 version of Final Fantasy 13 will be just as Optimized to work on the Xbox 360 hardware as the Playstation 3 version is to work on the PS3 hardware.

Third, I don’t appreciate you saying I talk in “BS.” If you want a hyperlink, just ask for one. I didn’t put a hyperlink because I didn’t think there was a need for one. After all, this information appeared in COUNTLESS interviews on Channel G4.

Fourth, now I will give you the information you asked for regarding these two subjects. First the Optimization proof, and then the proof of two development teams.



Here is the Question asked during an interview:

“There has been quite a bit of commentary around the internet following this announcement– both good and bad. What is the response or the general feeling of the team regarding this move; more specifically, in regards to the negative commentary?”


Here is the Answer that Square Enix has to that Question:

“Kitase: Yes, there are negative comments, but there are many different types of negative comments that we are seeing. One that we have noticed in particular is that this move to multi-platform won’t maximize the usage of each piece of hardware; that FF will become more generic on each platform if-you-will. We’d like to reiterate that Final Fantasy XIII will be completed on the PS3 first, which means we’ll concentrate on maximizing Sony’s hardware at that time. The same process will occur for the Xbox 360 as well. By developing Final Fantasy XIII this way, we are confident that we’ll be able to maximize the game for each piece of hardware instead of creating a generic, multi-platform product.”



Here is confirmation from IGN that there are TWO development teams.

“Separate teams are working on the two versions and both are moving along on schedule. There shouldn't be a delay in any releases.”


The thing you NEED to realize is that although the game is being designed “first” for the Playstation 3, since it is the lead platform, the “port” to the Xbox 360 is ALREADY happening! The “port” does NOT need to wait until the PS3 version is already released in Japan. In reality, the instant a part of the PS3 version is finished, the “port” to the Xbox 360 starts being developed.

The fact is, Shane Kim of Microsoft confirmed that development for the Xbox 360 version of FF13 has been happening for a long time! He said it was difficult keeping it a secret! The reason development AND OPTIMIZATION for the Xbox 360 could happen was because the PS3 version of FF13 had been in development for a long time. It’s the EXACT same thing that happened with Devil May Cry 4!
Written by PimpDaddy on 2008/07/19

Holy shit the "Chronicles Of Krogan" get longer and longer with each post :p
Written by blacktiger on 2008/07/19

lol !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Microsoft PUBLICLY ANNOUNCED at the 2008 E3 that the Xbox 360 would outsell the Playstation 3 worldwide this generation!

WOW, everything MS says Krogan belives it... thats interesting...
Written by blacktiger on 2008/07/19

And that he belives you need 100% confident to say it...

lol !!!!
Written by Krogan Battle Master Urdnot Wrex on 2008/07/19


You are what the dictionary terms "delusional."

Now that the sales war is over, it has taken a lot of stress off a lot of us. The comments aren't as heated as they used to be.

We now know one thing for sure:

* The Playstation 3 will REMAIN a very DISTANT third-place in terms of worldwide sales this generation.

As far as the Wii and Xbox 360 go, a lot of it still depends on pricing. There are a lot of cards left to be dealt.

* If prices remain the same, the Wii will continue to outsell the Xbox 360 worldwide.

* But if Microsoft can get the Arcade version of the Xbox 360 to $199, there is an excellent chance the Xbox 360 will dominate the holiday season. Even if Nintendo was being outsold by a $199 Xbox 360, it may not motivate Nintendo to lower the price of the Wii, since the two are not direct competitors.

Remember, during the holiday of 2007, the Xbox 360 actually outsold the Wii. September 2007 also saw the Xbox 360 outsell the Wii when Halo 3 was released.

So, the Arcade system, at a low price, could play a BIG role in the future between the Wii vs the Xbox 360.
Written by blacktiger on 2008/07/20

its funny how when 360 wins it make sense, but when PS3 wins its all illusional...

Written by arthur56k on 2008/07/20

facts are there, Sony came up trumps this month, no spin needed.

maybe next month will be different with the price cut that has been implemented, but this month was surely Sony's to shine
Written by Krogan Battle Master Urdnot Wrex on 2008/07/20


"trumps" may be the correct word to use, but the environment in which those "trumps" occurred was one that was expected.

For example, if you were in a card game, think of Sony as a poor player who was allowing his cards to be shown. Everybody knew when MGS4 was being released, and everybody expected a sales increase when MGS4 was released. Even the Japanese 360 experiences sales surges like that when exclusive games are released. The PS3 and Xbox 360 are both doing so bad in Japan that there have been times when sales surges like that cause the Xbox 360 to outsell the PS3 for the month.

I agree with you that it will be interesting to see what two things have done for the Xbox 360:

* The fact that the 20GB model is now only $299.

* Final Fantasy 13 is going to be released for the Xbox 360.

...And yes, blacktiger, Microsoft DID publicly announce that the Xbox 360 would outsell the Playstation 3 this generation! It happened ON STAGE, and you can see it for yourself on many websites!

No doubt about it, the Playstation 3 will REMAIN a very DISTANT THIRD PlACE this generation in terms of worldwide hardware sales.
Written by dudeman on 2008/07/20

Sony wins, Krogan cries. I LOVE THIS!!

Written by blacktiger on 2008/07/21

Written by arthur56k on 2008/07/21

krogan, doesnt matter how you look at it, im a xbox fan, they lost this month, and by a huge margin, what spin can justify that?
Written by PimpDaddy on 2008/07/21

arthur56k is right. PS3 did spank the 360. But I don't expect another sales spike like this till Final Fantasy 13 or maybe God of War 3 come out for the PS3.

XDF bows out:(

Written by Krogan Battle Master Urdnot Wrex on 2008/07/21


Well, there is a little bit of a "spin" that can be put on it...the Xbox 360 didn't do anything at all to "combat" the launch of MGS4.

It was as if Microsoft allowed it to happen, because it was expected. That's the thing; it wasn't a combination of actions. It was the result of one game.



History has shown that multi-platform Final Fantasy 13 will have the same sort of effect as a multi-platform Grand Theft Auto 4...virtually none.

Clearly the exclusive games are what sell systems, and the PS3 lost a BIG exclusve with FF13.

God of War 3 doesn't have the potential to sell systems. The sales of the God of War series are PATHETIC compared to a series like MGS4, FF13, Halo 3, Call of Duty 4, or Gears of War. There were 120 million PS2 systems sold, and Sony only managed to sell such a small number of God of War games...that is ALMOST as bad as what Sony is doing with Killzone 2--the sequal to the game Killzone that received low review scores from reliable sources such as IGN and Gamespot.

Also, God of War 3 won't be seen until 2010...at the earliest!
Written by jersey732 on 2008/07/21

What I'm really wondering is how many more freakin FF games are they going to put out?!?! I'll probably be in a retirement home and they'll still be continuing the story. "FFXXXIV, Rise of the Black Mages".
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