2 years ago#41
you do realize the 360 came out BEFORE ps3...and ps3 had such a bad price/launch that it took them almost 4 years to get out of the gutter slump?
And yet still managed to outsell the 360.
(Topic Creator)2 years ago#42
Did it not seem since the PS4 reveal everyone has been overly excited. And that alot of people seemed to be ready for on Msft slipup to jumpship. Even with the changes people arent coming back, so it seems there fan base has defected.
2 years ago#43
In business you can succeed without being #1
Market share is so huge for companies and have a flow on effect into every touch point that the company has with it's customers.
With PS dominating the market during the PS2 era with 155M units sold. The expectation would have been to continue this trend. Retaining customers if easier and cheaper than bringing in new customers.
While that number is colossal, so there would have been some expectation of a minor drop, the way PS fell during the PS3 era caught Sony off guard.
It was pretty much all due to the Wii rather than the 360 though, the Wii became the console of choice for casual gamers, for families, for the office as well as the usual Nintendo fans.
MS made up a lot of ground because of releasing a year earlier than the PS3. So those hardcore gamers, xbox original fans as well as some casual gamers jumped on - some of whom may not have done so had the PS3 come out earlier.
Of these gamers, some then decided not to purchase a PS3 as they didn't see the value, or they purchased a Wii as their second console. This hurt Sony and saw their market share go from 78% to 31%!! (Xbox went from 12% to 30% market share).
There were many news reports about Sony, their financial position and whether they would continue in the gaming industry. They obviously battled through and regained 2nd place, but int he process lost nearly half the market.
From early indication we are likely to see Sony back around the 50% market share for PS4, everything has been positive Wii U has failed early and X1 has been fighting a losing battle and digging itself into and out of a grave.
As for the actual topic question - the Wii and Ps3 came out in the same year (at very different price points) and it got thoroughly beaten early.
But a strong end to the PS3 with probably some of the games of the generation, should see it back on the perch.
2 years ago#44
People were going crazy when the PS4 was announced? I don't remember that. People were rather "meh" about the thing when it was announced. It was only when Microsoft revealed the Xbox One and revealed themselves to be hugely arrogant jackasses that people went crazy for the PS4.
This sums it up
2 years ago#45
People went crazy about nothing pretty much, since PS4 showed nothing at E3 and only got the Sony fanboys fired up from trashing Microsoft. It's pretty sad that Sony had nothing at E3 except trash talk and still won over the fanboys. Not defending Microsoft on their stupid DRM crap but Sony was just as bad.
2 years ago#46
Have anyone came out the same year as a Playstation and won?
Stop posting tbh literally no one listens to you anymore.
I'm wrong for the right.
2 years ago#47
Porunga posted...Kosmo240985 posted...you do realize the 360 came out BEFORE ps3...and ps3 had such a bad price/launch that it took them almost 4 years to get out of the gutter slump?
Well neither company cares about gamers, they both are doing what will make them money. Sony just happens to be trying to make money by appealing to the hardcore, they may or may not stop appealing to that market but considering how that turned out for Microsoft lets hope this puts them in their place for a while.
Both lost tons of money this gen anyway, both were actually operating at similar financial losses(The whole 600 dollar thing and the RROD) Microsoft just had the added cash from Xbox Live which put them in the green.
Source on what I just said by the way.
MS was losing tons of money until Live memberships increased and Sony was able to balance out the cash post 2009.
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