Playstation 2 surpasses Playstation 3 in weekly sales

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  1. DevilzFan

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    Not exactly a stretch with low availabilty of the PS3. I'm just surprised that the PS2 is still selling that strongly.

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  2. flamepanther

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    Maybe the situation is different in Japan, but unless it is, I don't think availability is what's hurting the PS3. You can walk into pretty much any store here in the US and get one easily... if paying $600 is easy for you. The other factors they mention all make sense though. PS2 is currently a much better value than PS3.
     
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    They're plentiful in Japan, the 20gb model is only $400, and one entire chain has them marked down to around $350.
     
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    I could cough up $130 a lot more quickly for a PS2, which is a great system, IMO. Not that I think the PS3 is a bad system, its just that $600 is a bundle of cash for something that doesn't seem to have much play value yet.
     
  5. DevilzFan

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    Ahh. That makes the article even more scary. Wasn't aware of stock levels there. I know the Japanese are usually on these things as soon as they hit.
     
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    you have to admit that's worth a chuckle.
     
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    Actually, it's a good thing for Sony that the PS2 is still selling so well. It will help make up part of the losses being caused by the PS3. It's just a bit of an embarrassment that it's outselling PS3 at the moment.
     
  8. McBradders

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    It's not that unusual, as it happens, I beleive the PS1 outsold the PS2 in both games shifted and hardware for about 6-12 months after the launch of the PS2.
     
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    Especially after they came out with the PSone with screen.
     
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    well, the PSP overtook the PS2 and PS3 in sales in Japan.

     
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    Well it amkes sense since the best Playstation game coming out in the forseeable future is on the PS2.... God Of War 2....
     
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    I'm surprised that the PS2 has such a large "lifetime sales" figure compared to the rest of those systems.
     
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    7 million more than the second highest, GBA/GBAsp....but i dont know how much longer it was out...

    plus unlike the GBA/GBAsp and DS/DSLite...they didnt split it as PS2/PStwo, so we dont know how much of each was actually sold (i doubt the PStwo sold more than the PS2)....still a lot though
     
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    Wow.

    Calling the 360 a "bomb" in Japan is an understatement. The United States has sold more PS3's than Japan has sold 360's.
     
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    I know, what the heck! The Japenese are wierd when it comes to Microsoft and the Xbox. Maybe it's all about the Final Fantasy *shrugs*
     
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    Yeah. Things will likely change once the PS3 gets moving with killer apps. Just takes a while.
     
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    Yes, it will take awhile. I could've afforded either a Wii or PS3, but price was one of the bigger factors. I think that won't be as big of an issue once we start seeing more and more games.

    Right now both the PS3 and Wii have small libraries, but once the PS3 starts getting some of the established franchises onboard more and more gamers will start picking it up and I think (although I love the system) the Wii will be pushed to third place.
     
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    So the console war is between Wii, 360, and PS2?

    I say it's a tie between those 3.
     
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    Bingo. Once games start coming out that make people feel that it's worth throwing down an obscene amount of money, they'll start doing exactly that.
     
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    Exactly which games are worth 600$?

    I think kingdom hearts III maybe but that's IT.
     

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