Sony PS3 Worldwide Sales Cross the 30 Million Threshold
VGChartz.com (linked above) reports that Sony PS3 worldwide sales have now crossed the 30 million threshold, which many are attributing to several factors including the late August PlayStation 3 Slim release, the $299 PS3 price cut and recent Final Fantasy XIII sales.
Approximately five months ago, the PS3 hit the 24 million point, which means in a little less than half a year six million PS3 entertainment systems were sold!
These latest weekly sales numbers show that PlayStation 3 has reached another milestone, and that Sony has indeed made great progress in closing the gap between PS3 and the Xbox 360 console.
To quote: "Thanks to Final Fantasy XIII, the Slim, the price cut, and new marketing, the PlayStation 3 has not only shattered expectations once again, it is ahead of it's closest competitor in EU, sells 1 million units Worldwide, and has now crossed the 30 million unit milestone! Congratulations PlayStation 3!"
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Interesting. The most recent figures quoted on Wikipedia are below:
Worldwide sales figures
1. Wii – 50.39 million, as of 31 October 2009
2. Xbox 360 – 31.20 million,as of 27 January 2009
3. PlayStation 3 – 27 million, as of 30 July 2009
The PS3 has sold 30 million since release in November 2006. 30 million / 36 months = about 0.8 mil per month. It has sold 3 million since 30 July 2009, which is roughly the same. Seems like steady sales.
Good point CyanCaze. The other thing to consider is what the average spend by each owner is per year on games and accessories. The stereotype that I have is that the Wii is very popular at first but a lot of people stop playing it after a few weeks. Considering that manufacturers supposedly don't make much on each console (or make a loss), I guess spend on games etc is also important to consider.
Well, if VGChartz is to be believed then:
PS3: 37 months 30.10m units sold 813,513.51351351351351351351351351 per month
360: 49 months 35.80m units sold 730,612.2448979591836734693877551 per month
Wii: 37 months 62.59m units sold 1,691,621.6216216216216216216216216 per month
I'm sorry about the decimals, I just figured that they may actually make a difference, especially if somebody wanted to do their own math.
Is there another source for this besides vgchartz? I really don't know where they get their info and i had the impression they were estimating most of the time.