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The PlayStation 3 sold slightly better in its first 14 months of availability than the popular Xbox 360 thanks to solid sales abroad, says a homebrew estimate from VG Chartz.

PS3 doing better than initiall believed?
Maybe more people buy and like the PS3 than meets the online eye, that is if unofficial numbers from sales tracker VG Chartz are to be believed.

According VG Chartz, Sony has sold more than 10 million PS3s worldwide through January, something the Associated Press corroborated on Tuesday. By contrast, the Xbox 360 didn't reach the 10 million mark on global VG Chartz charts until June 2007, some four months after the PS3.

Further analysis of the numbers reveal why: the PS3 enjoys consistent sales worldwide in all major markets. The Xbox 360, meanwhile, sells lopsidedly better in the U.S. than Europe and is widely considered a failure in Japan.

Despite its accomplishments, the PS3 has been widely criticized by outspoken pundits and consumers alike since launch, something that has largely simmered down in recent months thanks to a price drop and better games, particularly those released during the holidays.

Adding to the momentum is today's fresh announcement that Toshiba will discontinue its HD DVD business, making Sony's Blu-ray the optical HD standard, and the PS3 that much more compelling as a product.

The console war rolls on...
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Of course PS3 outsold X360.... like there was any doubt
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But did it outsell the Wii?
    
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But did it outsell the Wii?
Not the same class of machine... like comparing a laptop to a desktop....
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That article doesn't paint the whole picture though.



Most of the PS3's lead can be attributed to a large spike in sales which resulted from the European launch in March 2007. Overall, the 360 spent a larger portion of time leading sales, by a smaller margin, and sales for both consoles are relatively consistent with each other.

I'm going to be blunt about it, but any speculation is pretty much meaningless, and 2008 is essentially up in the air.
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I'm not going to care untill the ps3's overall units sold exceeds the 360's.
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The only thing next-gen about the Wii is the controller. It's marketed as a console for the family. The PS3 and Xbox360 are for the screaming gamer type, and the PS3 for early adopter to Blu-Ray.
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That article doesn't paint the whole picture though.



Most of the PS3's lead can be attributed to a large spike in sales which resulted from the European launch in March 2007. Overall, the 360 spent a larger portion of time leading sales, by a smaller margin, and sales for both consoles are relatively consistent with each other.

I'm going to be blunt about it, but any speculation is pretty much meaningless, and 2008 is essentially up in the air.
we know the Wii is in teh lead - who doesnt know that
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That article doesn't paint the whole picture though.



Most of the PS3's lead can be attributed to a large spike in sales which resulted from the European launch in March 2007. Overall, the 360 spent a larger portion of time leading sales, by a smaller margin, and sales for both consoles are relatively consistent with each other.

I'm going to be blunt about it, but any speculation is pretty much meaningless, and 2008 is essentially up in the air.
it is saying that over the first 14 months the ps3 sold more. how is that only a partial picture?
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PS3 also had to deal with stiff competition from the 360 and Wii from the get-go, while 360 had a whole year to itself.
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