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Sony's PS3 is Catching Up, is Microsoft's XBox 360 in Trouble?

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296w ago - Sony's catching up, and it's only a matter of time until both consoles are battling for what really matters, and what should still really matter in the gaming world - games.

It's lately been about who's got the best online, but those will be almost identical sooner or later and it will be back to the basics.

Sony started off the PS3's life with some okay games, a lackluster online service and little to no DLC to extend the lifetime of their games. 2008 came along, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of the Patriots, Resistance 2, LittleBigPlanet and MotorStorm: Pacific Rift were all brought exclusively to the PS3 for the enjoyment of it's users everywhere. Heck, MGS4 received multiple Game Of the Year awards.

Not only were those awesome games added to it's library, it finally received a much-requested feature - the in-game XMB. Rumor after rumor of firmware updates, it's 2008 all over again! Cross-game chat and voice-messaging are coming to the PS3 this year.

There's no doubt in my mind. Sony needs to add a new firmware with new features, they've done so much with the PSP - now it's the PS3's turn.

Just those two added features, and the PSN will come just so much closer to Xbox Live. Not only will the PS3 come closer, but it doesn't have the damn failure rate! How long will...
 

Firefox Web Browser is Catching Up with Internet Explorer

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298w ago - Firefox is eroding Internet Explorer's reign as the most popular Internet browser.

An online study conducted by marketing research firm Fittkau & Maass showed that 38.4 per cent of German-speaking Internet users browse either with Firefox version 3.x or 2.x.

The Internet Explorer 7.x version accounted for 37.2 per cent of the same group, while the previous version, 6.x, had 16 per cent.

Apple's Safari is used by 3.2 per cent of the 105,000 survey participants.

It was followed by Opera with 2.3 per cent and Google Chrome with 0.8 per cent.
 

Is the PlayStation 3 really catching up to the Xbox 360?

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325w ago - With PS3 sales overtaking Xbox 360 sales in the last couple of months there have been many articles and reports flying around the Internet saying that the PS3 is finally starting to catch up to the 360 and may possibly even overtake it soon.

Interesting concept, except for the fact that it's flawed.

The current sales of the Xbox 360 and PS3 on VGchartz are as follows:

Xbox 360: 20.44 Million
PlayStation 3: 15.05 Million

The thing is, that if you look at the console sales, you can see that the gap in sales between the PS3 and Xbox 360 is still roughly the same as it was when the PS3 was launched.

This means that in the current state, the sales of the PS3 are at best only matching the sales of the Xbox 360 even though sales for Sony's console have picked up recently.

The PS3 is indeed becoming more popular and the past problems with the Xbox 360's hardware have made quite a difference. However, we all know that the Xbox 360 is going to be the only console offering HD next-gen gaming at the magic price of $199 US dollars.

As we have stated in previous articles, come Christmas time, parents are going to be flocking to stores to ensure a truckload of new foul mouthed children join us on Xbox Live and when they do, the low price of the...
 

Sony PS3 catching up to Wii sales

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333w ago - Nintendo Co Ltd's (7974.OS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) Wii game console once again outsold Sony Corp's (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) PlayStation 3 in Japan in June, but its lead is fading, a game magazine publisher said.

Wii outsold the rival console by 1.7-to-1, making it the No1 game console for a seventh consecutive month, Enterbrain said, but that was well short of the 6-to-1 lead the Wii had in May.

The launch in June of Konami Corp's (9766.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) highly anticipated 'Metal Gear Solid 4' for the PS3 helped stir demand for the Sony machine, the magazine said.

Nintendo sold 235,990 units of its Wii console in the five weeks ended June 29, while sales of the PS3 came to 139,494 units, Enterbrain said. Microsoft Corp's (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) Xbox 360 trails the pack, with sales of 10,964 units.

Despite its strong performance in June, the PS3 has a lot of catching up to do in total sales around the world. Sony has sold 12.85 million units of its latest console worldwide by the end of March, or just half the Wiis sold since the rival consoles were both launched in late 2006.

For handheld game players, Sony sold 274,131 of its PlayStation Portable during the five-week period,...
 
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