|Greenberg: PS3 is "hemorrhaging", PS2 owners "choosing Xbox"|
|Posted: 20.03.2009 12:23 by Simon Priest||Comments: 2|
Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg has stoked the flames of war once again, slamming Sony's next-gen console for "months of year-over-year declines."
Recent NPD figures have given Greenberg new zeal. "PS3 was down in February two percent even with" Killzone 2's launch, the rival to Xbox 360 is "heading south" he proclaims.
"You can't underestimate that we're half the price of the PS3 at a time when consumers were looking for great value," Xbox 360 product management director Aaron Greenberg told .
"The PS3 was down in February two percent even with the launch of Killzone 2 -- that's months of year-over-year declines. Xbox continues to head north while the PS3 is heading south. We're gaining share."
"But what we hear from our partners is that it's not just PS3, it's also PS2 down 62 percent year over year," he continued, presumably with much glee. "With that business declining, and with the PS3 business declining, it's been described to me as hemorrhaging at retail right now, and it just keeps getting worse."
"What we're finding in our research is that a large portion of the volume we're driving with Xbox 360 purchasers is actually PS2 owners choosing Xbox for the next generation.
We're switching people from the PlayStation brand over to the Xbox brand."
The PS3 saw the "greatest month-over-month unit sales increase" out of all the platforms compared with last month reports the NPD. The Sony next-gen console shifted 276,000 units, while the Xbox 360 stood at 391,000.
I'm sure we can expect a return fire to Greenberg's words from Sony soon enough.