PS3 Planned Launch Numbers Compared to 360 Launch
|360 Launch Sales in late 2005|
|USA – Nov 25||Europe – Dec 2||Japan – Dec 10|
|November 2005||326000 (NPD)||–||–|
|December 2005||281000 (NPD)||500000 (Microsoft)||62,000 on launch weekend (Enterbrain)|
|2005 Total||607000 (NPD)||500000 (Microsoft)||Slightly more than 62,000|
|103,990 by April, 2006 (Microsoft)|
|PS3 Planned Launch Shipments for late 2006|
|USA – Nov 17||Europe – March 2007||Japan – Nov 11|
|Launch Day in November||400000||–||100000|
|2006 Estimated Total||1600000||–||400000|
A few caveats:
- I assume the PS3 allocation ratio for 2006 would remain the same as the launch ratio which may not be true.
- It’s suspect if Sony will meet their estimates for end of 2006 given that they’ve just dropped their launch estimates so much. It’s possible but it’s not a sure thing.
- I couldn’t find reliable third party estimates for 360 launch sales in Europe. I quoted Microsoft’s own numbers which isn’t the most impartial measure.
This is really disappointing news. And did they have to blame it on Blu-Ray again? There was already enough anger and resentment towards Blu-Ray.