PS3 sales up 14,000% in japan

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#1 Posted by trophyhunter (6038 posts) -

 http://www.joystiq.com/2009/09/13/japanese-hardware-sales-aug-31-sept-6-does-not-compute-edi/

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#2 Posted by Akeldama (4367 posts) -
 
 
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#3 Posted by AgentJ (8995 posts) -

Good. I wonder how that compares to any other hardware redesign

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#4 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4941 posts) -

um what?!
 
- PS3: 151,783 150,743 (14,494.52%)  
 
but it went down?....

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#5 Edited by TwoOneFive (9791 posts) -
@Akeldama said:

"

 
 "SERIOUSLY, IM SHITTING MY PANTS RIGHT NOW, THATS CRAZY!"
"
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#6 Posted by Teptom (2074 posts) -

Dude.....wow....everyone at Sony must be high fiving each other at the moment.

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#7 Posted by VisariLoyalist (3135 posts) -

Japanese want their slim ps3's!!!!!!!!!!! and whale meat!!!!!!!!

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#8 Posted by trophyhunter (6038 posts) -
@WilliamRLBaker said:
" um what?!
 
- PS3: 151,783 150,743 (14,494.52%)    but it went down?.... "
where does it say down?
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#9 Edited by PhilESkyline (877 posts) -

It's over 9,000! 
 
You know someone was going to say it lol.

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#10 Posted by AgentJ (8995 posts) -
@trophyhunter said:
" @WilliamRLBaker said:
" um what?!
 
- PS3: 151,783 150,743 (14,494.52%)    but it went down?.... "
where does it say down? "
What he means is that the number on the right is smaller than the number on the left. That's not how it's supposed to be read though
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#11 Posted by inevpatoria (7408 posts) -

That's pandemonium. Christ. 

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#12 Posted by Red (6146 posts) -
@WilliamRLBaker said:
" um what?!
 
- PS3: 151,783 150,743 (14,494.52%)    but it went down?.... "
No. That's how much the numbers went up from last week. 
151,783 - 1,040= 150,743 
 
 
Yeah, it's pretty freaking crazy.
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#13 Posted by FCKSNAP (2338 posts) -
@AgentJ said:
" @trophyhunter said:
" @WilliamRLBaker said:
" um what?!
 
- PS3: 151,783 150,743 (14,494.52%)    but it went down?.... "
where does it say down? "
What he means is that the number on the right is smaller than the number on the left. That's not how it's supposed to be read though "
Right, it's up 150k over last week because PS3s were scarce in Japan after the price drop.
 
BTW is anyone experiencing their posts not posting? Hope I didn't double post.
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#14 Posted by Damien (1378 posts) -
@PhilESkyline said:
" It's over 9,000!  You know someone was going to say it lol. "
What!? Over 9000!? That's impossibllllleeeee!!!!
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#15 Edited by TwoOneFive (9791 posts) -
@Red said:

" @WilliamRLBaker said:

" um what?!
 
- PS3: 151,783 150,743 (14,494.52%)    but it went down?.... "
No. That's how much the numbers went up from last week. 151,783 - 1,040= 150,743   Yeah, it's pretty freaking crazy. "
 its like it just launched again. wow.  
Sony is starting to come off very intelligent these days. PS3 has a great library now and with this price drop along with a new console design and a great new add campaign, that thing is going to be a huuuuge christmas item.  
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#16 Posted by Diamond (8678 posts) -

Japanese do like their tiny consoles.  I wonder how much that alone has / will have an effect.

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#17 Posted by trophyhunter (6038 posts) -
@Red said:
" @WilliamRLBaker said:
" um what?!
 
- PS3: 151,783 150,743 (14,494.52%)    but it went down?.... "
No. That's how much the numbers went up from last week. 151,783 - 1,040= 150,743   Yeah, it's pretty freaking crazy. "
so right side is last week?
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#18 Posted by AgentJ (8995 posts) -
@trophyhunter said:
" @Red said:
" @WilliamRLBaker said:
" um what?!
 
- PS3: 151,783 150,743 (14,494.52%)    but it went down?.... "
No. That's how much the numbers went up from last week. 151,783 - 1,040= 150,743   Yeah, it's pretty freaking crazy. "
so right side is last week? "
No, the right side is how many more sold this week than last week. 
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#19 Posted by trophyhunter (6038 posts) -
@Akeldama said:
" @trophyhunter said:
" @Red said:
" @WilliamRLBaker said:
" um what?!
 
- PS3: 151,783 150,743 (14,494.52%)    but it went down?.... "
No. That's how much the numbers went up from last week. 151,783 - 1,040= 150,743   Yeah, it's pretty freaking crazy. "
so right side is last week? "
no. Subtract the number on the left from the number on the right "
ooooh that's even more impressive than I thought   
14,000% is probably the biggest percentage growth of any electronic device
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#20 Posted by Thekeenan (80 posts) -
It will be very interesting to see the North American numbers.
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#21 Posted by Tearhead (2468 posts) -

I don't know which one is more interesting, the rise in sales or the actual article... " Excel:That's cute. I was born in a math factory." lol

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#22 Posted by AgentJ (8995 posts) -
@trophyhunter said:
" @Akeldama said:
" @trophyhunter said:
" @Red said:
" @WilliamRLBaker said:
" um what?!
 
- PS3: 151,783 150,743 (14,494.52%)    but it went down?.... "
No. That's how much the numbers went up from last week. 151,783 - 1,040= 150,743   Yeah, it's pretty freaking crazy. "
so right side is last week? "
no. Subtract the number on the left from the number on the right "
ooooh that's even more impressive than I thought    14,000% is probably the biggest percentage growth of any electronic device "
I don't mean to detract from the achievement, but *insert apple product upgrade here*
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#23 Posted by DuhQbnSiLo (2241 posts) -

thats insane!

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#24 Posted by deactivated-5c5cdba6e0b96 (8259 posts) -

Wow, thats fucking crazy and amazing, great job Sony!

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#25 Posted by Akeldama (4367 posts) -
@AgentJ said:
" @trophyhunter said:
" @Akeldama said:
" @trophyhunter said:
" @Red said:
" @WilliamRLBaker said:
" um what?!
 
- PS3: 151,783 150,743 (14,494.52%)    but it went down?.... "
No. That's how much the numbers went up from last week. 151,783 - 1,040= 150,743   Yeah, it's pretty freaking crazy. "
so right side is last week? "
no. Subtract the number on the left from the number on the right "
ooooh that's even more impressive than I thought    14,000% is probably the biggest percentage growth of any electronic device "
I don't mean to detract from the achievement, but *insert apple product upgrade here* "
as soon as apple releases a console, your point will be valid. Until then, STFU :p
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#26 Posted by AgentJ (8995 posts) -
@Akeldama said:
" @AgentJ said:
" @trophyhunter said:
" @Akeldama said:
" @trophyhunter said:
" @Red said:
" @WilliamRLBaker said:
" um what?!
 
- PS3: 151,783 150,743 (14,494.52%)    but it went down?.... "
No. That's how much the numbers went up from last week. 151,783 - 1,040= 150,743   Yeah, it's pretty freaking crazy. "
so right side is last week? "
no. Subtract the number on the left from the number on the right "
ooooh that's even more impressive than I thought    14,000% is probably the biggest percentage growth of any electronic device "
I don't mean to detract from the achievement, but *insert apple product upgrade here* "
as soon as apple releases a console, your point will be valid. Until then, STFU :p "
hey now, he did say "electronic device". just saying. Besides, the PS2 Slim may have done something similar anyway
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#27 Posted by Akeldama (4367 posts) -
@AgentJ said:
" @Akeldama said:
" @AgentJ said:
" @trophyhunter said:
" @Akeldama said:
" @trophyhunter said:
" @Red said:
" @WilliamRLBaker said:
" um what?!
 
- PS3: 151,783 150,743 (14,494.52%)    but it went down?.... "
No. That's how much the numbers went up from last week. 151,783 - 1,040= 150,743   Yeah, it's pretty freaking crazy. "
so right side is last week? "
no. Subtract the number on the left from the number on the right "
ooooh that's even more impressive than I thought    14,000% is probably the biggest percentage growth of any electronic device "
I don't mean to detract from the achievement, but *insert apple product upgrade here* "
as soon as apple releases a console, your point will be valid. Until then, STFU :p "
hey now, he did say "electronic device". just saying. Besides, the PS2 Slim may have done something similar anyway "
yea i think the PS2 slim was fairly similar to this. Im happy Sony is starting to show some balls though.
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#28 Posted by FCKSNAP (2338 posts) -
@Akeldama said:
"yea i think the PS2 slim was fairly similar to this. Im happy Sony is starting to show some balls though. "
Balls you say? How do they compare to Peter Molyneux's?
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#29 Posted by Akeldama (4367 posts) -
@Snapstacle said:
" @Akeldama said:
"yea i think the PS2 slim was fairly similar to this. Im happy Sony is starting to show some balls though. "
Balls you say? How do they compare to Peter Molyneux's? "
you win. That made me laugh pretty hard. /topic
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#30 Posted by TwoOneFive (9791 posts) -

Sony's executives: 

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#31 Edited by WilliamRLBaker (4941 posts) -

Im still confused...
 - PS3: 151,783 150,743 (14,494.52%)
- DSi: 60,419 538 (0.90%)
- PSP: 22,184 3,897 (14.94%)
- Wii: 21,557 3,481 (13.90%)
- DS Lite: 8,309 1,005 (13.76%)
- Xbox 360: 6,827 427 (5.89%)
- PS2: 3,001 178 (5.60%)
 
As you can see the chart shows it that stuff on the right is the current sales, stuff on the left is past week or month sales....yet it shows that ps3 sales went up...by the green arrow yet the sales on the left are 151k and the sales on the right at 150k...so it went down....yet the arrow is point up!!!! >_<
then you have 538 sales in jpn for DSi? and the week before it was 60k? huh?! and thats only a 0.90% sales increase *though thats a sales decrease...* 'im confused!!!
 
Okay im gonna ignore joystiqs faulty chart and just use mediacreates.
 
 

PS3151,783
DSi60,419
PSP22,184
Wii21,557
DS Lite8,309
Xbox 3606,827
PS23,001
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#32 Edited by FCKSNAP (2338 posts) -
@WilliamRLBaker: no no NO
 
Left is current sales, Right is gain/loss over the previous period and the percent.
 
Left minus right is the previous month's sales. Which was 1k (July)  as apposed to 151k for the current month's total (August).
 
They model their charts closely to how stock is usually posted.
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#33 Posted by Akeldama (4367 posts) -
@Snapstacle said:
" @WilliamRLBaker: no no NO  Left is current sales, Right is gain/loss over the previous period and the percent.  Left minus right is the previous month's sales. Which was 1k (July)  as apposed to 151k for the current month's total (August).  They model their charts closely to how stock is usually posted. "
forget it. 
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#34 Posted by DarkFlow83 (130 posts) -

How does this have any baring on how it's doing here.  PS3 has always done better in japan, big whoop.  It's not hard to out sell yourself when you sold like a 1000 the week before.

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#35 Edited by WilliamRLBaker (4941 posts) -
@Snapstacle said:

" @WilliamRLBaker: no no NO  Left is current sales, Right is gain/loss over the previous period and the percent.  Left minus right is the previous month's sales. Which was 1k (July)  as apposed to 151k for the current month's total (August).  They model their charts closely to how stock is usually posted. "

 
If thats the case then why?
 - PSP: 22,184 3,897 (14.94%)
- Wii: 21,557 3,481 (13.90%)
 - Xbox 360: 6,827 427 (5.89%)
- PS2: 3,001 178 (5.60%)  
 
If left is current sales, and right is past sales, why is 427 to 6,827 considered a loss by that list?
the same for ps2? and Wii and Psp?
 
the joystiq table is fucked up.
OR the case of the DSi
 
 - DSi: 60,419 538 (0.90%)
It went from 538 to 60K yet is only considered a 0.90% increase.
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#36 Posted by DarkFlow83 (130 posts) -
@WilliamRLBaker said:
" @Snapstacle said:

" @WilliamRLBaker: no no NO  Left is current sales, Right is gain/loss over the previous period and the percent.  Left minus right is the previous month's sales. Which was 1k (July)  as apposed to 151k for the current month's total (August).  They model their charts closely to how stock is usually posted. "

 
If thats the case then why?
 - PSP: 22,184 3,897 (14.94%)
- Wii: 21,557 3,481 (13.90%)
 - Xbox 360: 6,827 427 (5.89%)
- PS2: 3,001 178 (5.60%)    If left is current sales, and right is past sales, why is 427 to 6,827 considered a loss by that list? the same for ps2? and Wii and Psp?  the joystiq table is fucked up. "
The Right is how many more or less they sold then the week before.  This is not that hard.
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#37 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4941 posts) -
@DarkFlow83 said:

" @WilliamRLBaker said:

" @Snapstacle said:

" @WilliamRLBaker: no no NO  Left is current sales, Right is gain/loss over the previous period and the percent.  Left minus right is the previous month's sales. Which was 1k (July)  as apposed to 151k for the current month's total (August).  They model their charts closely to how stock is usually posted. "

 
If thats the case then why?
 - PSP: 22,184 3,897 (14.94%)
- Wii: 21,557 3,481 (13.90%)
 - Xbox 360: 6,827 427 (5.89%)
- PS2: 3,001 178 (5.60%)    If left is current sales, and right is past sales, why is 427 to 6,827 considered a loss by that list? the same for ps2? and Wii and Psp?  the joystiq table is fucked up. "
The Right is how many more or less they sold then the week before.  This is not that hard. "
It obviously is since you dont seem to understand it either.
 
  - PS3: 151,783 150,743 (14,494.52%)
- DSi: 60,419 538 (0.90%)
- PSP: 22,184 3,897 (14.94%)
- Wii: 21,557 3,481 (13.90%)
- DS Lite: 8,309 1,005 (13.76%)
- Xbox 360: 6,827 427 (5.89%)
- PS2: 3,001 178 (5.60%)  
150k last week or month to 151k this week or this month is a 14k% increase.
538 last week to 60k this week is considered only a 0.90% increase....
Last weeks 3k to this weeks 22k is considerd a decrease of 14.94%
Wii's 3k to 21K is considered a 13.90% decrease....
 
My whole point is that the joystiq list sucks and it confuses me.
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#38 Posted by TheGamerFix (255 posts) -

Shit good job Sony, that is a lot of percents, the ps3 slim has turned out to be a fantastic idea.
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#39 Posted by DarkFlow83 (130 posts) -
@WilliamRLBaker said:
" @DarkFlow83 said:

" @WilliamRLBaker said:

" @Snapstacle said:

" @WilliamRLBaker: no no NO  Left is current sales, Right is gain/loss over the previous period and the percent.  Left minus right is the previous month's sales. Which was 1k (July)  as apposed to 151k for the current month's total (August).  They model their charts closely to how stock is usually posted. "

 
If thats the case then why?
 - PSP: 22,184 3,897 (14.94%)
- Wii: 21,557 3,481 (13.90%)
 - Xbox 360: 6,827 427 (5.89%)
- PS2: 3,001 178 (5.60%)    If left is current sales, and right is past sales, why is 427 to 6,827 considered a loss by that list? the same for ps2? and Wii and Psp?  the joystiq table is fucked up. "
The Right is how many more or less they sold then the week before.  This is not that hard. "
It obviously is since you dont seem to understand it either.
 
  - PS3: 151,783 150,743 (14,494.52%)
- DSi: 60,419 538 (0.90%)
- PSP: 22,184 3,897 (14.94%)
- Wii: 21,557 3,481 (13.90%)
- DS Lite: 8,309 1,005 (13.76%)
- Xbox 360: 6,827 427 (5.89%)
- PS2: 3,001 178 (5.60%)   150k last week or month to 151k this week or this month is a 14k% increase. 538 last week to 60k this week is considered only a 0.90% increase.... Last weeks 3k to this weeks 22k is considerd a decrease of 14.94% Wii's 3k to 21K is considered a 13.90% decrease....  My whole point is that the joystiq list sucks and it confuses me. "
OK let me break this down for you..... Ps3 says    PS3: 151,783  150,743 (14,494.52%)  Meaning they sold 150,743 MORE THEN LAST WEEK for a 14,494.52% Increase. PSP: 22,184  3,897 (14.94%) This one Sold 3,897 less then last week for a 14.94% decrease.  you getting the picture now?
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#40 Posted by AgentJ (8995 posts) -
@WilliamRLBaker said:
" @Snapstacle said:

" @WilliamRLBaker: no no NO  Left is current sales, Right is gain/loss over the previous period and the percent.  Left minus right is the previous month's sales. Which was 1k (July)  as apposed to 151k for the current month's total (August).  They model their charts closely to how stock is usually posted. "

 
If thats the case then why?
 - PSP: 22,184 3,897 (14.94%)
- Wii: 21,557 3,481 (13.90%)
 - Xbox 360: 6,827 427 (5.89%)
- PS2: 3,001 178 (5.60%)  
 
If left is current sales, and right is past sales, why is 427 to 6,827 considered a loss by that list?

What it is saying is that it sold 6,827 units this week, which is 427 less than it did last week
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#41 Posted by dopeman (388 posts) -

hmm, its almost like they put out a price cut.

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#42 Edited by KamasamaK (2512 posts) -
@AgentJ said:

" @trophyhunter said:

ooooh that's even more impressive than I thought    14,000% is probably the biggest percentage growth of any electronic device "

I don't mean to detract from the achievement, but *insert apple product upgrade here* "
 I'd like to see some numbers, actually. Most Apple products sell fairly well year-round. The iPod is actually the best selling consumer electronics device ever. Say it only sells 20,000 one week. It would need to sell over 2.9 million the following week for that kind of growth.
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#43 Posted by eroticfishcake (7856 posts) -

Releasing a smaller better PS3 and cutting the prices was a smart thing afterall. Not that I doubted it before.

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#44 Posted by Emilio (3581 posts) -

Doesn't a 14,000% increase just mean that PS3 was selling poorly for a long time?

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#45 Posted by Whisperkill (3044 posts) -
@WilliamRLBaker said:
" @DarkFlow83 said:

" @WilliamRLBaker said:

" @Snapstacle said:

" @WilliamRLBaker: no no NO  Left is current sales, Right is gain/loss over the previous period and the percent.  Left minus right is the previous month's sales. Which was 1k (July)  as apposed to 151k for the current month's total (August).  They model their charts closely to how stock is usually posted. "

 
If thats the case then why?
 - PSP: 22,184 3,897 (14.94%)
- Wii: 21,557 3,481 (13.90%)
 - Xbox 360: 6,827 427 (5.89%)
- PS2: 3,001 178 (5.60%)    If left is current sales, and right is past sales, why is 427 to 6,827 considered a loss by that list? the same for ps2? and Wii and Psp?  the joystiq table is fucked up. "
The Right is how many more or less they sold then the week before.  This is not that hard. "
It obviously is since you dont seem to understand it either.
 
  - PS3: 151,783 150,743 (14,494.52%)
- DSi: 60,419 538 (0.90%)
- PSP: 22,184 3,897 (14.94%)
- Wii: 21,557 3,481 (13.90%)
- DS Lite: 8,309 1,005 (13.76%)
- Xbox 360: 6,827 427 (5.89%)
- PS2: 3,001 178 (5.60%)   150k last week or month to 151k this week or this month is a 14k% increase. 538 last week to 60k this week is considered only a 0.90% increase.... Last weeks 3k to this weeks 22k is considerd a decrease of 14.94% Wii's 3k to 21K is considered a 13.90% decrease....  My whole point is that the joystiq list sucks and it confuses me. "

what the fuck is wrong with you, its fucking simple 
 
Left: this weeks sales 
 Right: How much MORE or LESS it sold than last week . The arrow says if it is more or less.
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#46 Posted by Karmum (11515 posts) -
@Emilio said:
" Doesn't a 14,000% increase just mean that PS3 was selling poorly for a long time? "
I thought during the price drop in Japan, PS3s were just hard to fine. I'd find it hard to believe under normal circumstances that the PS3 would sell just 1K in a week.
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#47 Edited by TeflonBilly (4741 posts) -

I BET PLAYING ON MY PS3 MUST BE OVER 14,000% MORE FUN NOW!

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#48 Posted by JoelTGM (5784 posts) -

nice, the slim was a good idea.  it's like for the longest time they were satisfied with making huge money from TVs and other electronics like usual, and then one day they remembered they made this thing called the ps3. 

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#49 Posted by oldschool (7641 posts) -
@Emilio said:
" Doesn't a 14,000% increase just mean that PS3 was selling poorly for a long time? "
This. 
 
It is easy to get a big percentage increase when operating form a low base.  They are good numbers, don't get me wrong, but it only reinforces how poorly the sales have been (largely due to shortages and people holding off).  I don't think anyone  should excited for a couple of months when we see what a consistent baseline the PS3 is achieving.
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#50 Posted by luce (4056 posts) -
@WilliamRLBaker said:
" @DarkFlow83 said:

" @WilliamRLBaker said:

" @Snapstacle said:

" @WilliamRLBaker: no no NO  Left is current sales, Right is gain/loss over the previous period and the percent.  Left minus right is the previous month's sales. Which was 1k (July)  as apposed to 151k for the current month's total (August).  They model their charts closely to how stock is usually posted. "

 
If thats the case then why?
 - PSP: 22,184 3,897 (14.94%)
- Wii: 21,557 3,481 (13.90%)
 - Xbox 360: 6,827 427 (5.89%)
- PS2: 3,001 178 (5.60%)    If left is current sales, and right is past sales, why is 427 to 6,827 considered a loss by that list? the same for ps2? and Wii and Psp?  the joystiq table is fucked up. "
The Right is how many more or less they sold then the week before.  This is not that hard. "
It obviously is since you dont seem to understand it either.
 
  - PS3: 151,783 150,743 (14,494.52%)
- DSi: 60,419 538 (0.90%)
- PSP: 22,184 3,897 (14.94%)
- Wii: 21,557 3,481 (13.90%)
- DS Lite: 8,309 1,005 (13.76%)
- Xbox 360: 6,827 427 (5.89%)
- PS2: 3,001 178 (5.60%)   150k last week or month to 151k this week or this month is a 14k% increase. 538 last week to 60k this week is considered only a 0.90% increase.... Last weeks 3k to this weeks 22k is considerd a decrease of 14.94% Wii's 3k to 21K is considered a 13.90% decrease....  My whole point is that the joystiq list sucks and it confuses me. "
-gasp- rocket science!

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