Soon after NPD Groupís sales statistics reported a decline in PS3 sales since November 2007, the vultures began circling Sonyís gaming machine. CNNís own Silicon Alley Insider was one such vulture that claimed the PS3 is a sinking ship. But are its criticisms founded? Statistics, they say, can be bent to say anything. But there is no denying that November 2008 sales of PlayStation 3 experienced a 19% decline when compared with sales from November 2007.
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You could be seeing a negative impact from the bad economy. A PS3 is a fairly expensive purchase as a gift for the holidays for an average family and people can put off buying one for awhile or altogether until the economy lessens up. People have slowed down or stopped purchases of a lot of things already, so I wouldn't be too quick to say the PS3 is on it's way out because sales are down.
Well Sony lost a sale with me this month. My initial list was the PS3, Pan BD55, Pan BD35 ,Sony 550, Sam 2550 for Blu-ray players. The BD35 and PS3 did not have analog outs so I dropped the BD35 and still debated on the PS3 with the rest of the list because of its value it offered.
In the end I still went with the Xbox 360 + BD55 combo. I felt I was not lacking anything in the gaming department with my current 360 and the fact the PS3 did not support analog outs was the nail in the coffin for me not buying one.
Why do you need analog outs? HDMI is a wonderful thing...
Denon 2807, Samsung UN55D6900 55" LED 3d, Dali Ikon 6's, Vokal 2, and Ikon 1's, and a LFM-1 EX Subwoofer from Outlaw Audio.
There is no way I am buying a new receiver at this moment, the one I have works just fine. If I did not have the 360 I would have probably went ahead with the PS3 and sacrificed the HD audio formats until I got a new receiver (which was not going to happen for a long time). From a gaming stand point the PS3 does not offer anything better than the 360 that I have so the multichannel analog outs were a huge selling point for me as well as all the great reviews.
Last edited by MinusTheBear; 12-16-2008 at 10:57 AM.
Why would they be?
Maybe NPD Group will find a statistic that says sales of repeating HDMI AVRs are down last month over Nov 07 sales.
But I doubt it.
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