PS3 3 Million Sales Behind Microsoft’s XBox 360

The race for 2nd place ( or 1st place, depending on how you look at it ), is heating up. Sony has released 1Q 2010 sales data, which fall between April 1 and June 30, and during that time Sony sold 2.4 million PS3s worldwide. With this news, worldwide sales of the PS3 total 38.1m.  A little while ago Microsoft released worldwide sales data of the XBox 360 revealing that the system has moved 41.7 million units worldwide.

Sony has a stellar first party line-up for the rest of 2010 and early 2011. However, with the introduction of the new 360 it’s safe to say the battle for 2nd place is going to be a close one.

Neogaf / Bloomberg

Written by: Sakinah - Contributing Editor

  1. #1 by mark on July 29th, 2010

    i think it will be hard for ps3 to win i think xbox held back the new xbox on purpose. Then during Christmas they will market it with the kinect. Its all about marketing but i think the ps3 will still do good but the xbox will still have the edge.

  2. #2 by Tosh on July 29th, 2010 [ 1127 Points ]

    It will be a close battle for sure. I think it will come down to Kinect vs PS Move in the end.

    I think Kinect will sell more honestly, even though the PS Move has better tech. But I may be wrong, time will tell.

  3. #3 by leandro Brazil on July 29th, 2010

    I think Ps3 didn´t come to the top cause they don´t care about some others ´potential´ contries, here in Brazil we don´t have Psn and the cost of the console and games are too high, ps3 games are about $110 us dollars, while Xbox has a better price and it´s easy to access Live.

    I hope ps3 come out on Top..
    P.s: sorry for my bad english.

  4. #4 by Luke on July 29th, 2010 [ 27382 Points ]

    I think the thing with Brazil is the import tax and all that stuff. I read some where that it would cost $1,000 or so because of the import tax. Not sure if that’s true but I wouldn’t be getting the console if it was that much.

  5. #5 by Demerson on July 29th, 2010 [ 2814 Points ]

    @Luke actually the prices are more handy now. We can find PS3s costing US$ 450/500, but the games are still pretty expensive. Used games market is the reasonable way if you want to play more games…

    Today Sony does not import PS3, but they are planning to do that in the near future. Let’s hope this will lower the prices a little…

  6. #6 by Jonaskin on July 29th, 2010

    It really is getting close, and with the PS3 lineup coming soon (3D, Move, Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, GT5, Last Guardian, LBP2) it’s going to be pretty hard to call it.

    While the XBox is definitely more popular in the US, Worldwide is where it really counts and that’s where Sony are drawing ever closer with sales.

  7. #7 by Ace on July 29th, 2010 [ 23465 Points ]

    Boy has the ps3 gained momentum, A couple years ago the ps3 was looking up to the 360 and I think its safe to say the ps3 is getting real close to the 360s numbers. Honestly I don’t think the New xbox will improve their numbers that much. I could easily see the ps3 taking over sale numbers in the near future, but thats just my opinion.

  8. #8 by Jonaskin on July 29th, 2010

    Not that it in any way impacts on total units sold, but I wonder how many of those 360s were purchased as replacements for RROD units? If you subtracted those could PS3 take the lead?

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