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current sales paces have the ps3 outselling the xbox360 worldwide.
ignore the headline, just focus on the facts here.
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/121/1212831p1.html
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This month, the PlayStation 3 turns five. Having sold 55.5 million units worldwide since its launch (according to Sony's most recent numbers), the PlayStation 3 isn't living up to the unreal sales numbers of the PlayStation (102 million units sold since 1994) or PlayStation 2 (153 million units sold 2000), but it's holding its own against its closest rival, and, according to the numbers, will eventually outsell Xbox 360.
Xbox 360 launched a year earlier than PlayStation 3. It has sold 57.6 million units worldwide according to Microsoft's most recently released numbers. PlayStation 3 is 2.1 million units behind Xbox 360 in units sold, but it's also been on the market for a year less time than its primary competition.
If you average out worldwide units sold per month of each console, the numbers favor Sony. Over its lifetime of 72 months on the market, Xbox 360 is averaging about 800,000 units sold per month. Over 60 months on the market, PlayStation 3 is averaging 925,000 units sold per month.
Based solely on averages, if you were to remove Xbox 360's year head start, 57.6 million units sold becomes 48 million units sold. If you were to give PlayStation 3 12 more months to sell, paralleling Xbox 360's lifecycle, PS3's 55.5 million units becomes 66.6 million units sold.
Xbox 360 is certainly outselling PlayStation 3 in North America, but Europe is a Sony stronghold, and Xbox 360 support in Japan is essentially non-existent. When you take worldwide sales as a whole into account, PlayStation 3 is on a clear trajectory to ultimately overtake Xbox 360 in sales, possibly as soon as next year.

Yes the problem hasn't been console sales, it is how much those consoles were costing Sony. Microsoft has made more (or lost less) money on their consoles than Sony. Also, I believe Microsoft has more game sales, I'm guessing a handful of those PS3 sales are for blu-ray players.
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Not sure why people are saying the PS3 wasn't successful. It's been doing just fine based on what I've seen.

Just fine != successful.
The Wii is successful, the 360 is as well, the PS2 was, etc.
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the ps3 sales has actually dropped less over its lifetime compared to the 360

and the added features of the ps3 means it will outlive the 360 by a long shot
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Outlive the 360, yes, but the main industry will be focused on the Wii U, Xbox Next and PS4 by then anyway.
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Just fine != successful.
The Wii is successful, the 360 is as well, the PS2 was, etc.

What are you talking about?

The PS3 was/is successful. There have been several numbers delivered in this thread that have said so, coupled with the fact that they are still selling units should say something.
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post #47 of 47
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What are you talking about?
The PS3 was/is successful. There have been several numbers delivered in this thread that have said so, coupled with the fact that they are still selling units should say something.

Not really successful compared to the Wii, which is my point. The Xbox was (technically) successful, but I wouldn't call it a success compared to the PS2.
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