that system been out for how long?? it could be the ridiculously high price or maybe its how strong ps2 is compared to xbox....http://playstation.about.com/b/a/257719.htm
PS2 outsells Xbox 360 - not a good sign for team Microsoft
As we head into the summer gaming slump in which you, the gaming public, decide to actually open the door and see what's out there, let's take a look at how videogame hardware has been selling. I was shocked by them numbers, and think you may be too.
May's US numbers worked out as follows:
* PS2: 232,000 units sold
* Xbox 360: 221,000
* PSP: 159,659
* DS: 145,930
* GCN: 33,000
* Xbox: 26,000
In Japan, the PS2 did outsell the Xbox 360 as well, but the Nintendo DS Lite laid the smack-down on all other gaming hardware:
* DS Lite: 698,112 (that's a TON of gaming machines!)
* PSP: 116,575
* PS2 93,599
* DS: 48,889
* Xbox 360: 6,109 (ouch)
* GCN: 4,696
* Xbox: 108
The numbers aren't good for Microsoft in either country. In America, to be outsold by a previous generation system does not speak well of your market presence, especially in light of Sony's PS3 only being five months away. The point of releasing a system earlier than another is to get a head start. Right now, the Xbox 360 can't even outsell the PS2, much less the soon to be released PS3.
Scarier yet are the Japanese numbers. If the Xbox 360 can't get a foothold in Japan, there's no way they will ever unseat Sony from the king of the console throne. Even if the Xbox 360 can manage to eek by the PS3 in the US, Asia is half of the gaming market, and Microsoft has practically zero presence there.
So Sony, you're in a good place. Do us all a favor, and don't drop the ball this November by not having enough units available, please.