PS3 outsells Xbox 360 in 2009 – closes gap

February 5, 2010

PS3 outsells Xbox 360 in 2009 – closes gapThe three console manufacturers have started rolling out fiscal end year numbers providing a clear picture of the video game landscape. The numbers reveal some surprising turn of events for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2009.

Back in August of 2009, I reported that the PS3 has reduced the gap with the Xbox 360 that year by extrapolating the numbers provided by the company heads. I received quite a bit of criticism and flak from the Blorge community for reporting that the PS3 reduced the gap with the Xbox 360 while no other sites were writing about it.

Many accused me of making “stuff” up, despite the fact I linked all of my sources. Others just refused to believe my straight forward math, stating that it made no sense by looking at the NPD numbers. Which showed that the Xbox 360 was outselling the PS3 for the majority of 2009.

As it turns out the PS3 has managed to close the 7.1 million gap between the Xbox 360 in 2009 by a bit. According to Gameindustry.biz, official numbers indicate that Sony has sold almost 24 million units globally to date. Also, according to Microsoft, the company has now surpassed 30 million units shipped globally. This is very surprising as it means that the gap between the PS3 and Xbox 360 has been reduced to somewhere between 5 and 6 million units.

Since Microsoft is talking about shipped figures, I doubt that it will be 6 million, so something in the mid to high 5 million sounds about right. The burning question on my mind is – where in the world did Sony sell all those PS3s this year? – Gamer.Blorge

Back in 2006, Bill Gates declared that the Xbox 360 will have a 10 million head start over the PS3. In 2008, the gap was estimated to be 7.1 million units between the Xbox 360 and PS3.

As reported by the Examiner, recent fiscal numbers reveal that Sony sold 10.8 million PS3s in 2009, while Microsoft sold 8.5 million units total. The current total units sold to date for the PS3 is 33.5 million units and 38.7 for the Xbox 360 worldwide.

That means that the gap between the two systems is about 5.2 million units currently, which is pretty much in line with what I calculated several months ago.

Sony PS2: 5.6m
Sony PS3: 10.8m
Nintendo Wii: 17.0m
Microsoft Xbox 360: 8.5m

For some laughs and nostalgia head on over to my old story to read everyone’s reaction.

132 Responses to “PS3 outsells Xbox 360 in 2009 – closes gap”

  1. Ghost:

    LoL fucking priceless. Btw kudos Mike for gently proving yourself once again. You could have used this opportunity to be a real dick and would have been in the right for doing so.

  2. George:

    Uh oh, here we go. Always entertaining to read articles and posts here.

  3. CarlB:

    Haha… SONY, number one last gen, MIGHT catch up to Microsoft, last place last gen, by 2013… SEVEN YEARS after the launch of PS3…

    in other words… “LoL fucking priceless”

  4. phranctoast:

    I thought kev was banned for two weeks.

  5. CarlB:

    I thought Ivan stopped visiting.

  6. Liquid:

    carlB

    shut the fuck up you piece of shit troll. . .omg ur nearly as bad as kev or maybe you are him?

    dont ignore the facts carlB. . . fanboys. . . lmao

  7. Roca.:

    CarlB (or Kev) strikes again!

  8. ViRuS:

    Lol @ Liquid calling Carl B a fanboy.

    Thats how it works here huh?

    “You don’t agree with me, so you must be a troll or a fanboy”

    Is quite funny reading all the arguements though.

  9. ViRuS:

    Roca, weren’t you accused of usuing Ivan_PSP as an alias?

    I guess we learned nothing that day huh?

  10. Liquid:

    virus

    no. . . they always brag about sales so now we are going too. . . carlB quickly rushes in with a troll comment as usuall

  11. Liquid:

    virus

    no. . . they always brag about sales so now we are going too. . . carlB quickly rushes in with a troll comment as usuall

  12. Liquid:

    virus

    no. . . they always brag about sales so now we are going too. . . carlB quickly rushes in with a troll comment as usuall

  13. Liquid:

    virus

    no. . . they always brag about sales so now we are going too. . . carlB quickly rushes in with a troll comment as usuall

  14. Liquid:

    virus

    no. . . they always brag about sales so now we are going too. . . carlB quickly rushes in with a troll comment as usuall

  15. Liquid:

    what the fuck!!!!????????

  16. ViRuS:

    Wow, 5 coments all saying the same thing. You trying to tell me something liquid? :)

    just joking…

    It’s actually quite unfortunate though, considering the topic in your posts. Isn’t spamming a troll trait?

    lol, just joking again chief.

  17. CarlB:

    “shut the fuck up you piece of shit troll.”

    lol… just a tad sensitive eh?… haha.

    “CarlB quickly rushes in with a troll comment”

    Sorry to disappoint bro, but my comment was just “extrapolating the numbers provided” in line with the article. If you can’t handle the truth, go cry somewhere else. “Only” 7 years to maybe catch up to second place when Sony was first place last gen is now considered good news… lol… too funny.

    Thanks for the backup V.

  18. FahKinSuPah:

    Looking at those sales figures what is even more surprising is that the Wii very nearly outsold both the PS3 and the 360 combined.

    I guess alot of people like playing with their wii

  19. phranctoast:

    @Carlb

    Do you really believe that first post by you wasn’t trolling?

  20. Liquid:

    carlb

    crawl back under your rock. . . btw could you give me next weeks lotto number while your gazing into your crystal ball?

  21. ViRuS:

    @FaHKinSuPah

    I guess they must be. I wonder if the guys and gals at nintendo really thought if the Wii was going sell like crazy. Some people must’ve voiced their doubtful opinions.

    I mean it was a bold move, moving to motion controll. I could imagine such an effort just as easilly backfiring.

  22. ViRuS:

    “btw could you give me next weeks lotto number while your gazing into your crystal ball?”

    85 million in the euro millions tonight, I hope you fuckers have got your lucky numbers on tonight. :)

  23. Liquid:

    virus
    im using the ps3 internet browser and blorge aint that compatable, mike make it more frienly for ps3s! lol virus i will never be like ivan. . . lol

    on another note, even doh a lot of ppl piss each other off here i still think we are a very good and unique community. . . i know im a dick on here sometimes but in real life im not its fun doh on the internet, i mightnt really like the xbox but i dont go acting like i do here he he

  24. Liquid:

    85million!? nice! :) i have a hard enough time trying to win the normal lotto nevermind the euromillions! lol

  25. ViRuS:

    @Liquid

    I like Ivan actually, poor fucker gets alot of bad press.

    Also, it would be shit if everbody was all nicey nicey.

  26. Liquid:

    i would buy sony and tease ivan lol

  27. phranctoast:

    @carlb
    that first post of your is akin to me saying something like

    *hahah.. way to squander a 1 year and 10 million unit lead. Now its cut in half!

    what a joke*

    While true, it’s still a troll comment designed with the sole purpose to push people the wrong way and cause conflict.

    btw the the back pedaling is classic. You earned another FTOT.

  28. Liquid:

    virus

    same he an alrite guy, i dont see why everyone has a prob. . . .i know he is the master of playstation propaganda but they should just ignore it if it bothers them

  29. ViRuS:

    Phranc,

    It should also be noted that you avatar is designed with the sole purpose to push people the wrong way and cause conflict.

    People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

  30. ViRuS:

    Liquid,

    The guy’s got charisma.

  31. phranctoast:

    @Virus

    But you won’t see me deny it up and down, nor backpedal.

  32. Liquid:

    whats the difference between pink and purple??? *this is a joke*

  33. Rimmer:

    I don’t really see how this is so surprising, seeing as Sony have been outselling the 360 by quite a bit since the launch of the Slim. It also shows how much MS benefited from launching a year earlier.
    FahKinSuPah – “I guess alot of people like playing with their wii”
    Such toilet humour is not appreciated – what people do with their urine is up to them!
    sorry, had to be done ;)

  34. phranctoast:

    that type of pee humor belongs in the Heavy Rain topic ;)

  35. phranctoast:

    How long do you guys think it will take for MS to respond with a price cut?

    Do you think it will be a price cut or a sku change with more for the same price like Sony used to do instead in lieu of a price cut?

    Will Sony also outsell MS in NA in January?
    We have a couple of days to find out. Then NPD data comes out.

    Will ME2 really sell 360′s are is it just catering to core audience?

  36. ncaissie:

    “according to Microsoft, the company has now surpassed 30 million units shipped globally”
    I’m willing to bet 10milion of those are RROD replacements.
    And 2-3M of them have RROD and didn’t get replaced.
    It is so obvious because MS is to chicken shit to use real numbers and used SHIPPED.

    I don’t care if the xbots cry or not. The PS3 HAS outsold the 360 by 7.8 Million give or take a few dozen.
    Nothing you can say will change my mind CarlB.

    If you want to prove me wrong then get MS to reveal the real numbers.

  37. ViRuS:

    @Phranc

    M$ should have more games excluse to the 360

    I mean, alot of 360 games are also on PC. So you really don’t need a Xbox to play it’s games.

    If there was quite a few exciting games that were exclusive to 360 console, then people would be more inclined to purchase one.

    That would suck for PC gamers though.

  38. FahKinSuPah:

    @Liquid

    “i would buy sony and tease ivan lol”

    I would buy Sony and then turn around and sell the game division and all assets to Microsoft for $1. Just to mess with Ivan lmao

    @ Rimmer and Phranctoast

    “Such toilet humour is not appreciated – what people do with their urine is up to them!”

    “that type of pee humor belongs in the Heavy Rain topic ”

    Do you suppose that if Heavy Rain was developed for Wii instead of PS3 it would be called “Golden Rain” instead?

  39. ViRuS:

    ncassie, “If you want to prove me wrong then get MS to reveal the real numbers.”

    I duuno if CarlB possesses that kind of power. :)

    So you’re basicly saying he losses the arguement because of his inability to pull a rabit out his ass.

    I see what ya did ther.

  40. Rimmer:

    I suspect the PS3 will continue to outsell the 360 (except for the odd week or so)in all markets until MS either release Natal or until they do something more drastic with either their price or their bundles. In the meantime we will continue to see more MS exclusives going multiplat as the install base for the PS3 continues to grow. The interesting factor will be if Nintendo release a Wii2 with as much processing capability as the 360 and PS3. Then I would say that all bets are off.

  41. phranctoast:

    @Virus

    I agree and it’s my reason for not having one, but it also depends on how you look at it. Since the 360 is so much similar to a PC, the learning curve to develop for it is that much smaller. I think MS would rather have the ease and lose some exclusives to the PC in return.

  42. phranctoast:

    “ncassie, “If you want to prove me wrong then get MS to reveal the real numbers.”

    I duuno if CarlB possesses that kind of power. :)

    So you’re basicly saying he losses the arguement because of his inability to pull a rabit out his ass.

    I see what ya did ther.”

    That made me LMAO

  43. phranctoast:

    @Fahkin

    They may just substitute Rain for Showers in that case ;)

  44. Rimmer:

    “I’m willing to bet 10milion of those are RROD replacements.
    And 2-3M of them have RROD and didn’t get replaced.
    It is so obvious because MS is to chicken shit to use real numbers and used SHIPPED.”
    That MS had more consoles in the hands of gamers that the PS3 is evident in multiplat software sales (it is safe to say that the socio-economic background of ps3 & 360 gamers is pretty equal so that wouldn’t affect sales, plus games prices are identical). This is now gradually changing as I suspect the majority of PS3s are now purchased as games consoles and not bluray players.

  45. ViRuS:

    I wish I bought Dante’s Inferno in town instead of using Amazon. Now I’ve gotta wait till monday :(

    Anybody had a go of it yet?

  46. Roca.:

    “Will Sony also outsell MS in NA in January?”

    with the PS3 shortage I believed MS has January lock down

  47. Roca.:

    @Virus

    if you get it on Monday, then you will have the game before everybody can get it in store. the game comes out next tuesday

  48. phranctoast:

    “Anybody had a go of it yet?”

    I’ll have mine on Tuesday.

    “with the PS3 shortage I believed MS has January lock down”

    Are they “shortages” or is it selling so well it’s just sold out?

  49. ncaissie:

    “That MS had more consoles in the hands of gamers that the PS3 is evident in multiplat software sales ”
    Bull shit!
    PS3 people have too many good games to choose from and prefer to buy properly developed exclusives rather then POS ports from the POS 360.

    Prove me (a PS3 owner) wrong! It is called common sense.

    Not everyone can afford to buy every game out.

  50. ncaissie:

    ““Will Sony also outsell MS in NA in January?”

    with the PS3 shortage I believed MS has January lock down”

    That’s because most of the 360s the kids got for Christmas died and the parents said we better get them a PS3.
    LOL

  51. ncaissie:

    Hmm… am I going to buy a POS third party game or the awesome GOW 3?

    Let me think? This is a tough choice. What do you think Rimmer? LOL

  52. ViRuS:

    @Roca

    Really? Amazon says it’s out on the 5th.

    Maybe wasn’t a bad move after all.

    @ncaissie

    I’m pretty sure I’m buying both.

  53. phranctoast:

    @ncaissie

    You’re treading dangerous territory.

    It’s quite easy for him to prove attach rates.

    I will say the NA sales lead the 360 has over the PS3 (console)shows with a similar ratio in the sales of games

  54. phranctoast:

    @Virus
    where do you live? Amazon here is 9th as well. Games generally come out on Tuesdays.

  55. ViRuS:

    Phranc,

    I live Scotland chief.

  56. Roca.:

    Virus.

    getting gow3? do you have a PS3 yet? the Dante’s Inferno Devine Edition (PS3 only) for the same price is a good deal

  57. Roca.:

    @Phranc

    according to gamestop, there’s been shorages on PS3s since x-mas

  58. ncaissie:

    Attach rates? How can he prove that? MS won’t even say what they sell! They used SHIPPED numbers so I don’t believe the numbers.
    Also I have 13-14 games in less then one year owning my PS3.
    I’ll believe it when I see it.

  59. ViRuS:

    I don’t have a PS3 yet Roca, but I’m finally gettn some work my way. So it shouldn’t be too long now.

    I’ve not played any GOW games yet, but after learning about it, I wanna play them. I’m told there are a few good games out there that I’ve yet to play.

    The main reason I’m buying a PS3 is the free online, that really appeals to me. Although I’ll probably keep xbl running.

    Also, getting a PS3 is going to expand my gaming library. So, it makes sense.

  60. ncaissie:

    Also NA sales mean shit.
    Get World sales and I will believe it. I’m sure Japan sells more PS3 games then 360.

  61. Liquid:

    virus

    cool, you wont regret it. . . so your from scotland, im from ireland. . . were only like 1000km apart lol

  62. Roca.:

    @Virus.

    oh, cool then you might want to start with GoW collection (or just buy GoW 1 & 2 if you have a PS2)

  63. ncaissie:

    Collection is HD so go with it when you can.

  64. ncaissie:

    I have one more thing to say about the stupid attach rate.
    The fact that 360s come with 2 games or more and I didn’t get 1 with either PS3 and that tells me the numbers mean nothing.
    That’s like saying Wii Sports is the best game every and sold the most. Who would get it if they had a choice? Not me. I Played it for two minutes and hasn’t been in the wii since.

  65. ncaissie:

    Ivan wants to know if the Xbots miss him.
    LOL He is not coming back to blorge.

  66. ncaissie:

    I told him Only CarlB is left.

  67. Liquid:

    did he tell u dat on PSN?

  68. Liquid:

    he just wrote to me sayin he isnt a pussy, wtf?

  69. FahKinSuPah:

    OMFG! Completely off topic but I had to share.

    In ME2 I just took a trip to the Local Cluster… You know the galaxy we are in…

    Anyway I was scanning the planets when I stopped at Uranus.. Yes I know…

    Normally when you launch a probe it says something like “Probe away” or “Launching probe”

    When I launched the probe it said “Really… commander?” and “Probing Uranis”

    I was laughing so hard that I just simply had to share this.

    I tried to record it on my cell phone so I can share

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KaFKwN0zY8

    Sucky quality but if you turn your audio up you should be able to hear it clearly lol.

    I promise, no screams or crazy shit lol

  70. Liquid:

    CAD is off sulking bcoz i insulted him. . . . boo hoo lol

  71. ViRuS:

    Nice on!

    My copy of Dante’s Inferno has just arrived in the post.

  72. ViRuS:

    Probing Uranus?

    LOL

  73. Roca.:

    “CAD is off sulking bcoz i insulted him. . . . boo hoo lol”

    because you showed him his post from 2 years ago which he stated he was not coming back to blorge lol

  74. phranctoast:

    lol @ Fahkin

    CAD apparently is too mature for us here at Blorge.

  75. phranctoast:

    @Virus

    Give us “An hour in” review if possible.

  76. Barnabe Jones:

    Ok I received an email back from metacritic. I sent them a list of reviews that were on their approved reviewer list but missing from the site.

    Here is his reply:

    “the “missing” reviews are of the JPN version. The page on Metacritic is the “international” edition….”

    What a load of horse shit.

  77. Roca.:

    @BJ,

    tell them that a few more quest and voice chat won’t make a difference…and if they dont want to include the “original version” then they should have a metacritic score for it with all its reviews.

  78. Barnabe Jones:

    I did already. The guy seems like a douche though.

    The missing capitalization of his first sentence, and use of quotations and ellipsis, show he obviously doesn’t care.

  79. ncaissie:

    Yes, Ivan sent it to me on PSN.
    He wanted to know if the xbots are glad he left.

  80. Barnabe Jones:

    Ok who wants a code for the GOW3 demo?

    I only ask that you don’t already have it. I would like to share it with someone who hasn’t played it yet.

  81. ncaissie:

    I’m going to preorder my UE soon.

  82. SW:

    @Bj – Your good PSN buddy SW would like one ;)

  83. Barnabe Jones:

    You got it bud. I’ll send it to you right now. :)

    Just let me know if you have any problems with it.

  84. Roca.:

    make sure you send it to SW@DEMONSSOULS.com

  85. Roca.:

    Gaming News

    -Sonic the Hedgehog 4 (Episode #1) announced
    -L.A. Noire now Multiplatform
    -Heavy Rain to feature better graphics than Uncharted 2
    -The Tester (PSN Reality TV Show) will premier on Feb 11th

  86. Barnabe Jones:

    I’d like to add that the Heavy Rain demo will be out next week, but you can get it now. It’s supposed to be 30 minutes of play time.

    http://www.psxextreme.com/ps3-news/6558.html

  87. Barnabe Jones:

    The precinct site is still down due to heavy traffic btw. I’ll try it again later tonight.

    Ok, I need to get a move on before this snow storm hits. I’m so glad my class got canceled tonight. Take that Cisco!

    Everyone drive safe.

  88. Roca.:

    where you from BJ?

  89. ncaissie:

    Just odered my GOW 3 UE $113 CDN.
    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

  90. ncaissie:

    Now I have two copies of the collection.
    My nephew will probably get a PS3 for his Birthday so I’ll give him one.

  91. Torn_Steel:

    Heavy rain demo next week? Awesome, btw bad company 2 realy is excellent, both PS3 and PC

  92. Roca.:

    @Torn

    Bad Company 2 is a awesome shooter. better then CoD imo (SP, MP & Graphic wise)

  93. Saber_HAHAha:

    Priceless, Mike.

    Is there any reason for 2009 to NOT have been the long-awaited “Year of the PS3″? It wasn’t year of the Xbox, I know that.

    The PS3 deserved a come-back, since they gave gamers the most in 2009. Let’s see if they can keep that up. I do have to wonder what the heck they have to offer in 2011. I feel some announcements coming up.

  94. CarlB:

    “the back pedaling is classic”

    Wow, expounding upon and supporting your own comments fully is now considered “back pedaling”… classic.

    Look phranc, my first comment was just adding more history on the article’s perspective (we are able to comment on articles here, right?): “PS3 outsells xbox 360 in 2009 closes the gap”, “extrapolating the numbers” as done in the original article, except this time with yearly averages, and in response to Ghost with similar tone (which is likely what you took issue with, but it wasn’t directed at you).

    Using the numbers quoted in the article and averaging per year:

    9.7M/y 360 (4 years rounded) = 38.7M
    11.1M/y PS3 (3 years rounded) = 33.5M

    2010 360 48.4M
    2010 PS3 44.6M

    2011 360 58.1M
    2011 PS3 55.7M

    2012 360 67.8M
    2012 PS3 66.8M

    2013 360 77.5M
    2013 PS3 77.9M

    Hence, the Sony PS3 might catch up to 360, a console in second place for sales now, by 2013, seven years after it’s launch. Not particularly good news overall for a company whose primary console was in first place last gen and thought this gen’s iteration would be the same, and certainly nothing to “brag about”, as liquid says he is doing above, but also better than staying in last place the entire gen. I hope they can squeeze into second, because it will only push Microsoft harder. Is it possible that PS3 could outsell 360 in overall total sales by the end of this year and beat the averages? Sure. The same possibility exists that 360 could maintain or even widen the gap this year. Also to be considered is Sony is still taking a loss on each console sold and their actual worldwide software sales trail 360′s significantly with each major title.

  95. CarlB:

    “How long do you guys think it will take for MS to respond with a price cut?”

    All consoles will likely have a price cut this holiday season.

    “Will ME2 really sell 360’s are is it just catering to core audience?”

    Nah, this will probably only have a slightly stronger affect on console sales than Resistance 2 had on PS3 sales… nominal.

    “Attach rates? How can he prove that? MS won’t even say what they sell! They used SHIPPED numbers so I don’t believe the numbers.”

    If Microsoft sold less consoles then the attach rate would be even higher than what it is now.

    “Get World sales and I will believe it. I’m sure Japan sells more PS3 games then 360.”

    Within Japan it does, but it’s only a small fraction (about 1/4) of the NA market for videogames. It also depends on the title. Right now though, the 360 version of Mass Effect 2 is outselling MAG by 3 to 1 worldwide. 360 MW2 is outselling PS3 MW2 by about 3 million worldwide, and MW2 is the bestselling title on PS3 to date.

  96. CarlB:

    …as for exclusives, MGS4 is the number one selling worldwide for PS3 at 4.5M, whereas Halo 3 is sitting around 10.8M worldwide.

  97. Spideydog:

    (just for a change of pace)

    I finally got my 360 wireless controller to work for my laptop :) I think it is sweet how the “games for windows” recognizes the controller and changes ALL the menus to suit.

  98. Spideydog:

    “…as for exclusives, MGS4 is the number one selling worldwide for PS3 at 4.5M, whereas Halo 3 is sitting around 10.8M worldwide.”

    Halo 3 has also been out a hell of a lot longer than MGS4 too Carl. Not really a fair comparison in my opinion. BUT …. halo 3 would still be ahead

  99. CarlB:

    It has been out longer, but most sales occur within the first month of release, let alone the first year.

  100. CarlB:

    Unless we start talking about Wii titles… lol.

  101. Barnabe Jones:

    You guys realize I posted a link to get the Heavy Rain Demo right now right?

    Or did it get drowned out by the usual fanboy shtick.

    To play Heavy Rain RIGHT NOW:

    http://www.psxextreme.com/ps3-news/6558.html

    Roca, I’m originally from Jersey, but I live outside of Philly now.

  102. ViRuS:

    Its pretty much a button masher Phranc, lol

    Fuckin hard though.

    Spent a good hour and a half trying to kill demons on the boat in the first circle. lol

  103. Roca.:

    oh cool, hey im in the Heavy Rain website, but there is nothing in there to actually put the answers

  104. Barnabe Jones:

    Roca,

    I just found out it only works for UK accounts. Glad that I have one. Just have to remember it…

    Anyway, click on continue. Then select:

    • Short cigarette (117b)
    • Origami bird
    • Coffee shop C (it says “diner”)
    • 117h (tyre tracks).

  105. ncaissie:

    Hey Carl, why don’t you fuck off already? Give up the seven year bull shit.
    You know dam well the 360 started selling better and the PS3 sales are GROWING faster.
    Get that key word? So at the rate the PS3 sales are GROWING it won’t be anywhere near 7 years you fuckin tool.

  106. CarlB:

    NC, calm down. Spikes and dips in sales are natural, the purpose of averages is to account for them.

  107. oldschool1987:

    I am 100% convinced that Carl is Kev or his soul mate. Carl you’ve turned into one of the most blind fanboys on here now. There was a time when I thought you weren’t a fanboy, you seemed fair but ever since news of Sony catching up, you’ve tuned into a bit of a girl with your bitchy comments lol.

  108. JofaMang:

    Easy as pie to make a european account, I have this downloading now, took me about 4 minutes total to make the PSN account, register at the site, do the challenge, then enter the code.

    You also get a PShome T-shirt code just for registering on the site.

  109. CarlB:

    Sorry OS, did you need a tissue? Oh the sensitivity levels here over some numbers lol.

  110. FahKinSuPah:

    @Spideydog

    ““…as for exclusives, MGS4 is the number one selling worldwide for PS3 at 4.5M, whereas Halo 3 is sitting around 10.8M worldwide.”

    Halo 3 has also been out a hell of a lot longer than MGS4 too Carl. Not really a fair comparison in my opinion. BUT …. halo 3 would still be ahead

    The problem with this is people just do not see MGS4 as the masterpiece that it is. Truth is MGS just isn’t for everyone. I don’t think the whole “Stealth Espionage Acton” thing really suits alot of people. Which is ashame cause the MGS series is one of the BEST video game series out there. I have all 4 MGS games, plus the Gamecube remake Twin Snakes, and MGS4 is actually one of the reasons why I bought my PS3 in the first place, as well as the first game I got.

    As for Halo… well I’ve never played 3. Eventually I may get it, just so I can play it. I used to have 1 and 2 but sold them. I actually do own Halo Wars though, which is actually enjoyable IMO. I do like RTS games.

    I would probably pick MGS over Halo anyday though.

    Now if only they would make an RTS MGS game. Then I would be set.

  111. CarlB:

    Truth be told, I haven’t played Halo 3 either (and will probably try Halo Wars before it as well). I still think MGS1 is the pinnacle of the series, with what followed being only shadows of the original. It’s not like God of War where II (and probably III) is even better than the original. The great things about MGS4 are the fan service paid, it’s graphics, the way it wraps up so many loose ends in the existing story, and all the weapons available.

  112. oldschool1987:

    @ Kev/Carl: Tissue? For what, to wipe the spunk stains you made on your X-Box? No, you can clean that. I’m not arsed that you prefer a console, any console but your blind fanboy comments are a bit childish, just had to point it out. I got both, so I couldn’t give two fucks which one is the better machine, even though it seems recently PS3 is that console to be. Your just in sad fanboy denial.

  113. CarlB:

    Sorry OS, but what on earth is really “blind” or “fanboy” about averages? Why are you getting so emotionally involved over some numbers? Come on man, chill out.

  114. oldschool1987:

    Emotionally involved? WTF are you on about!? I don’t care about stats or shit, I’m just pointing out your childish fanboy comments! Stats ain’t my thing, I like to play games, unlike some people. Stop putting words in my mouth and have a word with yourself. Fucking fanboys, jeez.

  115. CarlB:

    Again OS, what on earth is really “blind”, “childish”, or “fanboy” about averages? And why are you getting so upset over the mention of them here? Usually only fanboys do that. “jeez”.

  116. oldschool1987:

    Upset? Making things up again? Your one of the biggest fanboys on here. Find proof I’m the fanboy, there’s plenty comments showing your the fanboy. Ask anyone on here.

  117. CarlB:

    Again, what exactly did I say here to get you on my case all of a sudden in the first place OS?

  118. oldschool1987:

    Maybe it’s because every time there’s good news regarding anything Sony related you seem to slate it in certain ways, that’s all. Me I praise both consoles, like I said in the other article ME2 is probably my favorite game, as good as, if not slightly better than U2 and I’m more into the PS3. But some people just slate a certain console because it ain’t their console of choice. Kevs’ the worse but your doing it a lot lately. I can admit when a game is better on a different console but it annoys me when others can’t.

  119. CarlB:

    I’ve praised PS3 in the past as well. Like I have said several times before (maybe you just missed it), I still think God of War III is a sure win for the GotY, some preview of UC3 will be shown at E3 this year to standing ovations, I purchased my PS3 for some very good reasons (lowered price, exclusives, trophies made standard, redesign, GOWIII/collection, etc.), I think the Wand has a much better chance of competing with and perhaps even beating Natal now that Sony has delayed it and shown more support for it, and I think InFamous, God of War Collection, and UC1&2 are all great games. But I’m more into 360 right now, as you are more into PS3.

    What game is it you think I cannot admit is better on another console? The thing is whenever there is an article or comment about it that seems to be reflecting one side of things (in title or body), I will usually show the other, or at least the rest of the story, as I did with Ghost above. There are more fervent PS3 fans here than 360 ones (many of which only own a PS3), so they usually jump on anything that shows the PS3 in a negative light, and I leave them to it.

    Look, you may not like the way I state things, but at least I usually back it up with numbers/references. Do you see me shouting to the rooftops how 360 is “teh superior” to PS3? No. Because I don’t believe it is. Neither do I believe the opposite is true.

  120. oldschool1987:

    I’ll shut up then lol

  121. CarlB:

    *handshake*

  122. oldschool1987:

    *Drops pants and bends over* lol.

    I wonder if CAD would find that funny or ‘against God’ :p

  123. Roca.:

    @oldschool

    dont fall for his trap…he is a certified xbot who bash the PS3 whenever he gets the chance and they finish his rants with something like “but there is always GoW3 to change things around”

    he just doesnt want you to tell him in fis face anymore….but watch…..you will see it troll comments from CarlB, mark my words ;)

  124. CarlB:

    Sorry, I can’t live up to roca’s expectations of a xbot, as I own a PS3 and have enjoyed it thoroughly (and will happily admit that), and I know that disappoints him ;) Oh well, at least he’s the best PBot here now that Ivan is gone.

  125. oldschool1987:

    Where is Ivan?

  126. Roca.:

    “Oh well, at least he’s the best PBot here now that Ivan is gone”

    if you think that’s going to take the heat away from you for trolling then good luck with that…

    oldschool dont be a fool..he’s saying this to confuse and because this article is already past the first 5 and nobody bothers reading old articles. you have been here long enough to know where CarlB stands and you have seen all his kev-type of rants lately.

  127. Roca.:

    Ivan is gone because he got tired of bs anti PS3 rants from CarlB

  128. CarlB:

    At least OS is mature enough to stop speaking your language roca.

  129. Roca.:

    that’s why we talk all the time through PSN…try again lol

  130. CarlB:

    I’m only talking about what you’re posting here… try again lol.

  131. Roca.:

    he has called you a troll many times…on the other hand we get along pretty well and we are always stay in contact via PSN…like I said try again

  132. CarlB:

    and several people have called you a troll as well… on the other hand OS and I get along fine as well… like I said try again.

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