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Friday, 13 May 2011 09:07

PS3 trade-ins on the rise

Written by David Stellmack
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Some unwilling to wait any longer
Recent discussions with several retail sources in North America report that customers are trading in their PlayStation 3 consoles at a much higher rate than what has been normal in recent months. Most of those who are trading in their PS3 consoles and games these days are trading over to an Xbox 360.

When these customers were asked why they were trading in their PlayStation 3, most of them cited the PlayStation Network remaining down as the major reason they are switching platforms. Many of these now former PS3 owners are Black Ops or Modern Warfare 2 players who miss the ability to play online.

The impact of the PlayStation Network is also being felt in sales of PS3 games with a heavy multiplayer component. For example, one retailer told us that there were about an equal number of pre-orders for Brink until about a week before it was released, and one by one PS3 owners came in and either cancelled their pre-order for Brink or moved the pre-order over to the Xbox 360 version of Brink.

With all of the recent PlayStation 3 trade-ins, a number of our retail sources tell us that they are not only running out of new and used Xbox 360 consoles, but they now have a very large number of used PlayStation 3 consoles. “Our used PS3 console and game inventory is the largest it has ever been, and this is leading to us paying less for used PlayStation 3 units and titles,” said one retailer.

Apparently, North America isn’t alone, with PS3 owners making the switch to the 360. Reports from a number of sources in Europe indicate that they are seeing a similar trend. At this point Sony can do little to stem the tide, other than get the PlayStation Network up and going again. Many retailers do feel that once PSN is up again many former PS3 owners will be looking to pick up a PS3 console again, but in the meantime inventories will continue to rise while PSN continues to be down.


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-6 #1 Zone 2011-05-13 09:23
You know what just crossed my mind?
What if in actuality Microsoft was behind the PS3 Network attack?
 
 
+38 #2 yourma2000 2011-05-13 09:31
Is it that unbearable that they're swapping consoles? some people just don't have anything better to do with their lives other than play PS3/Xbox all day
 
 
-14 #3 Zone 2011-05-13 10:06
Quoting yourma2000:
Is it that unbearable that they're swapping consoles? some people just don't have anything better to do with their lives other than play PS3/Xbox all day


Umm where did that came from?
This is just an article about the outcome/effect of the network downtime on the PS3.
It just shows the impact.
Who is talking about something being "unbearable"?
 
 
+15 #4 Bl0bb3r 2011-05-13 10:24
@Zone, the article's author... that's who!

Sony stated they they are working on the PSN issue, thus users would have no reason to trade in their PS3's for Xbox'es... but they do, hence, it is "unbearable".

Anyway, Sony screwed the pooch again, nevermind that PS3 games were more expensive than on other platforms, nevermind that PS3 was sold at a loss = unprofitable, now their network is also a flop and as of early 2011 it's also unprofitable.

FFS! What were these people doing all day long, for the past 5 years? I'm still amazed that Sony Computer Entertainment division wasn't sold already.
 
 
+7 #5 Zone 2011-05-13 12:53
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
@Zone, the article's author... that's who!

Sony stated they they are working on the PSN issue, thus users would have no reason to trade in their PS3's for Xbox'es... but they do, hence, it is "unbearable".



oh wait wait my bad, I read it wrong, what I thought it said was:
Is it that unbearable for us outsiders that people are switching out a console that it warrants this article to be posted.
 
 
+17 #6 123s 2011-05-13 13:16
"PS3 owners making the switch to the 360."

Weird...why changing from 1 failure to the next...
 
 
-26 #7 Warrior24_7 2011-05-13 13:22
Bah! The console market is too big to fail and the big three are basically invulnerable. The same thing happened to M$ with the RRD and when they went through their little outage. Players left and came back. But some on the 360 were banned for cheating or hacking and their banned boxes ended up being traded in or sold on ebay! Some players were honest and admitted that the consoles were banned and some were not! I have no doubt that when PSN returns many people will be kicked out of the system by Sony! But in the long run this will be a distant memory and those same people who turned those consoles in will be buying them again down the road. It happens all the time.
 
 
-55 #8 Warrior24_7 2011-05-13 13:23
Quoting 123s:
"PS3 owners making the switch to the 360."

Weird...why changing from 1 failure to the next...






Its better than going PC! Now THATS a failure!! :lol:
 
 
+23 #9 Steve-O 2011-05-13 14:15
No surprise there, should be a good time to buy a used PS3 in about a month (or whenever PSN come back online).

STFU Warrior and get back to playing on your PS3...alone...in your parent's basement.
 
 
+4 #10 bardenck 2011-05-13 15:34
Quoting 123s:
"PS3 owners making the switch to the 360."

Weird...why changing from 1 failure to the next...


how is the 360 a failure?
 

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