Neoseeker : News : PlayStation 3 sales up nearly 40 percent in 2008
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Akira_EX Jan 6, 09
40% year-on-year increase on the entire calendar year means that December 2008 sales were down as compared to December 2007.

As such, pretty heavy spin from Sony again.
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Alias353 Jan 6, 09
Where is Sony putting the spin on this news? They saw a 40% increase in sales over the whole year and thus aren't too concerned with the drop during the Holiday season. They're just happy to be seeing an overall improvement at all. An overall improvement in sales defeats any holiday sales decline in the grand scheme of things.
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Akira_EX Jan 6, 09
Maybe if they were the only entity in the market, but with their supposed "best holiday games lineup", a meager showing in the biggest shopping season in the year isn't that enticing.

Besides, their numbers last year weren't great in the first place.
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Red 9 Jan 6, 09
It's always doom and gloom for the PS3 isn't it? Every time something good happens, someone throws in something bad...
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Cheesysoapopra Jan 6, 09
You didn't answer Alias' question.
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Redemption Jan 6, 09
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the holiday season seeing a 130 percent sales
I'm not sure I understand how December 2008 sales can be down compared to Dec 2007 if the Holiday Season since Black Friday (late Nov) saw a 130% increase. Is it because the 130% increase is not an increase from Holiday 2007 but instead an increase from Nov 2008 sales?
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Akira_EX Jan 6, 09
PS3's US 2007 total as according to NPD is 2,557,100 units. A 40% increase on that is 3,579,900 units. Current year-to-date through November is 2,818,800 units, so that leaves 761,000 units for December 2008. December 2007 was pegged at 797,600 units by NPD. Granted, it's a small decrease, but still a decrease.

Furthermore, that 130% figure is from Black Friday on, and a week or so (give/take a few days) is already included in the November NPD. And frankly, there is that ambiguity of what that 130% is up from, as they did not specify.

The spin is that they cannot trump the December sales directly; instead they have to use a roundabout way to show positive growth, yet trying to explain away why one of the more crucial months in sales ended up in a decrease from last year.

Even so, good job for Sony for increased sales, but it's not the best news in the world.
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THM Jan 6, 09
Well, I'm F#@#@$ tired of reading doom statistics of PS3 sales, as an ordinary gamer, I don't Fu##@$@ care of how the Sony Computer Entertainment is performing, the most Fu3@###@@ important thing is that to give me some F#@#### pleasure out of playing PS3 games. Finally, Sony Computer Entertainment Incorporation is standing as a viable company isn't it, That is the most Fu$#c## important thing for all.

Note: Today, I'm in bad mood regarding Fu###@# OFLC.
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chautemoc Jan 6, 09
quote THM
Well, I'm F#@#@$ tired of reading doom statistics of PS3 sales, as an ordinary gamer, I don't Fu##@$@ care of how the Sony Computer Entertainment is performing, the most Fu3@###@@ important thing is that to give me some F#@#### pleasure out of playing PS3 games. Finally, Sony Computer Entertainment Incorporation is standing as a viable company isn't it, That is the most Fu$#c## important thing for all.

Note: Today, I'm in bad mood regarding Fu###@# OFLC.
...Hee Hee?
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kspiess Jan 6, 09
THM! It's all good man. Don't let Sony make you angry!

Playstation 3 isn't going anywhere. Even if it didn't sell as many consoles as some other companies, there are still tons of Playstations around and it is a very capable console.
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RabidChinaGirl Jan 6, 09
Lulz @ how worked up fans are getting. It's just industry news and all, like watching the financial report for any other company.
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Invidia Jan 6, 09
WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII 4 LYFE
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Guest Jan 7, 09
quote THM
Well, I'm F#@#@$ tired of reading doom statistics of PS3 sales, as an ordinary gamer, I don't Fu##@$@ care of how the Sony Computer Entertainment is performing, the most Fu3@###@@ important thing is that to give me some F#@#### pleasure out of playing PS3 games. Finally, Sony Computer Entertainment Incorporation is standing as a viable company isn't it, That is the most Fu$#c## important thing for all.

Note: Today, I'm in bad mood regarding Fu###@# OFLC.
Go cry some more this is the BUSINESS world. Sure sony COULD lose tons of msney for years but eventually theyd stop making consoles and then you would complain even more. And you CHOSE to read all these, dont read them if youre going to complain because you dont like it
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MrGrimm Jan 8, 09
quote HeeHee
Go cry some more this is the BUSINESS world. Sure sony COULD lose tons of msney for years but eventually theyd stop making consoles and then you would complain even more. And you CHOSE to read all these, dont read them if youre going to complain because you dont like it
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