PS3 FAIL - XBox 360 vs Playstation 3 Modern Warfare

Is the PS3 flopping so badly?

This is a bit of an overstatement. I don't have the time to check, but I believe worldwide ps3 is doing fine to say the least and possibly doing better than Xbox 360 overall.

A price cut is absolutely needed to get hardware ownership numbers comparable to 360.

The PS3's big bonus is not necessarily the Blu-Ray player, its the fact that once you have it, at most all you need to buy is a 2nd controller. Once you add in the cost of a wireless adapter, hard-drive, making the controller rechargeable, online play, and other things, Microsoft's product comes across as deceptively cheap in my opinion. PS3 may want to consider a similar approach to stay competitive rather than offer an "expensive" and "more expensive" option. The comparison should really be made between the Xbox Pro/Premium unit vs. the PS3, not the Arcade unit.

Aside from Modern Warfare 2, both platforms "exclusive" offerings seem fairly weak this season.

This is my opinion as someone who has and likes both systems but it sounds like this article was written by someone that may only have an XBox 360 :-)

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Spoken like a true fanboy! Why do people keep writing complete drivel in such a way as to make it appear like they are informed and knowledgeable on the subject. This article fails on so many levels it's laughable!

Here are some FACTS on the so-called "failing" PS3:

  • In the last 12 months PS3 sales have improved 69% compared to the previous 12 months sales.
  • In the last 12 months Xbox 360 sales have improved by just 35% (largely due to the price cut)
  • The console install base of the PS3 since the start of 2008 has increased by 98%
  • The console install base of the 360 since the start of 2008 has increased by just 53%
  • The average global monthly sales for the PS3 based on the number of months available in each region is 780,000 units a month
  • The average global monthly sales for the 360 based on the number of months available in each region is 672,000 units month
  • Comparing Global lifecycle adjusted sales shows that the PS3 has outsold the 360.
Even ignoring the 360's large headstart the PS3 has already overtaken it in Europe and Japan despite it's early lack of games and relatively high price. The PS3 has outsold the 360 by 300,000 units in Europe and outsold it in Japan by 1.74M units.

Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 2

Also the 360 received an artificial boost in Nov thanks to Modern Warfare 2 (people buy 360's for two things - Halo sequels and Gears sequels) and also from their recent 3rd year price cut.

PS3 numbers will not be boosted by a 3rd year price cut until next November, it's unlikely MS will have any counter to this as they have already played all their cards (short of repeat their XBox strategy and just bring out their next model)

It amazes me what can be spread on the net...