Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Xbox 360 Sells More Hardware, But PS3 Does Better With Software, Says Sony

Sony’s been upping its talk recently, especially when conversing about PS3 and its closest competitor, Microsoft’s Xbox 360. If you’re on the internet often, then you know Microsoft’s sold more 360 hardware than Sony has PS3, but according to the firm’s SVP of publisher relations, Rob Dyer, though the Xbox 360 has a larger install base, the PS3 takes a disproportionately large bite of the game sales.

It was in a recent interview with Industry Gamers he made the interesting statement, he said: “If you have a choice between buying a PS3 version and an Xbox version of Mortal Kombat, which one are you buying? You’re buying the PS3 version because you can play as Kratos. Although Microsoft has a 1.6 to 1 index ratio against us [on hardware], we outsold them on Mortal Kombat nearly at a 1 to 1.”

So do PS3 gamers buy more games than the Xbox 360 crowd, ratio considered? Interesting piece of news. Share your thoughts.

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  • CaribbeanCLANK

    I have always thought the Playstation consoles have had a stronger games library than XBox and the PS3 is no different. Sony just seems to pay more attention and money on quality exclusive titles. Just look at my collection of games and half of it is made up of titles exclusive to the PS3. And on the other hand guys I know with 360′s only have a handful of exclusives for their machines. PS3 owners have many great choices of games to choose from.

  • Ernice Gilbert

    “PS3 owners have many great choices of games to choose from.” That’s for sure. Almost all my games are exclusives. And almost all are great.

  • rpatricky

    HA! Mortal Kombat. Good comparison. Probably the only game Sony could find that they did better on. HAHA! I love my PS3 but that is funny to me.

  • Ernice Gilbert


  • Ernice Gilbert

    Yeah, almost every multiplatform game, even when promoted heavily on PS3, does better on Xbox 360 sales-wise. Don’t be surprised if Battlefield 3 does better there too.

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  • nick

    funny how they always forget to mention the other side.
    if your going to buy a version of the orange box which one are you going to buy?
    if your going to buy a version of bayonetta which one are you going to buy?
    ….. yea, thats what i thought!
    hes a moron!
    99% of multiplatform games sell better on the 360, and 99% of multiplatform games perform better too!
    not to mention exclusives.
    gears 2 sold 2M units within the first 3 days of sales!
    not even freaking GT5 $onys biggest exclusive managed to sell that many that quickly!
    is there a single employee at $ony thats A not a arrogant prick and B not full of shit?

  • CaribbeanCLANK

    Sony employees are arrogant pricks??? I take that statement very personally nick…I have a number of really good friends who work for Sony. That’s all I am gonna say.

  • Ernice Gilbert


  • Ernice Gilbert

    Nick’s had some really bad experiences with them.

  • nick

    dont take it literally.
    every statement they make is so arrogant or totally untrue.
    O, and its not some, more like years worth!

  • Ernice Gilbert

    Yeah. haha.