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Submitted by CaptainofCrush 1357d ago | rumor

Worldwide Weekly Hardware, Ending 19th May 2012

Worldwide Hardware:

1: PS3 - 137,034
2: 3DS - 130,945
3: X360 - 119,057
4: Wii - 63,413
5: PSV - 50,380
6: PSP - 49,488
7: DS - 35,633 (3DS, Nintendo DS, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)

Update Worldwide Software:

1: (PC) Diablo III - 1,778,762
2: (X360) Max Payne 3 - 470,990
3: (PS3) Max Payne 3 - 397,788
4: (Wii) Mario Party 9 - 60,421
5: (PSP) My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute Portable - 53,050
6: (PS3) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - 43,308
7: (PS3) Battlefield 3 - 38,774
8: (3DS) Super Mario 3D Land - 37,561
9: (3DS) Mario Kart 7 - 36,094
10: (X360) Prototype 2 - 35,638

Hard to tell
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NastyLeftHook0  +   1357d ago
That's what i like to see :)

1: PS3 - 137,034

2: 3DS - 130,945
3: X360 - 119,057
Brosy  +   1357d ago
VGchartz just guesses their numbers. This is in no way an accurate source. Get your numbers from Sony, MS, and Ninty.
Statix  +   1357d ago
Yeah, when positive sales numbers come out for Sony, Microsoft fanboys whine that VGChartz is full of crap. When positive sales numbers come out for Microsoft, Sony fanboys whine that VGChartz is full of crap. Same goes for Nintendo fanboys. Such is the sad world of fanboyism.
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Denethor_II  +   1357d ago
Yeah but they started it! lol only joking.

Edit: @ Godmars290 'Tales of Graces f' looks pretty good.
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Anon1974  +   1357d ago
Actually, when VGChartz has the PS3 ahead I say it's crap and when they have the 360 ahead, I say it's crap. It's because it's crap. It's just a fan site that has small retail sample sizes in the US and bupkis anywhere else. I mean, come on. This site had PS3 numbers millions short for years. In the past, software numbers have been shown to be off by over 100%. Who takes this site seriously? Even if they're close every now and then, how do you know when they're right and when they're not even in the ball park without the actual numbers from the company's themselves?

Ever since Ioi was banned from Neogaf for spouting off his BS numbers and started VGChartz, this site has been a huge source of contention and even they don't back up their numbers, running the disclaimer on the site that these numbers are only for entertainment purposes and shouldn't be used for investment or generally anything serious.

And that's why VGChartz numbers are always labelled "Rumor" You want real numbers? You're going to have to wait till the end of the quarter when each company makes this data available, if they even choose to. Next figures are due out sometime in July if I'm not mistaken.
Godchild1020  +   1357d ago
I like seeing all consoles selling well. Worldwide numbers are looking good.
shackdaddy  +   1357d ago
Actually all sales for every console went down this week. So this is actually a bad week :(
Godmars290  +   1357d ago
Funny, I like seeing/playing good/interesting games.

Would love seeing a JRPG like the Trials in the Sky series on the PS3.
miyamoto  +   1357d ago
When VGCHARTZ are desperate for hits & clicks they post high PS3 numbers.

This has been going on for years.
solid_si  +   1356d ago
Six years on this console generation overall LIFETIME sales of XBOX 360 slaughters PS3..

6 Years on Lifetime sales:-

HAHAHAH XBOX 360 is clear winner this generation. It has a higher attachment rate and better software sales in overall lifetime. Every year, sony fanboys claim lifetime sales of PS3 will overtake XBOX 360. 6 Years on from start of this gen, PS3 still has not beaten XBOX in lifetime sales. How mighty has fallen.

Last generation, PS2 dominated with 74% of the gaming market.

6 Years on Last gen Lifetime sales:


This goes to sure, PS3 is by far the most disappointing home console sony has ever made.

SONY needs to do better nextg generation. If PS4 does bad as this generation, i cant see Sony continue with the console market.
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hawkowl  +   1357d ago
great news for sony
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Ezio-Auditore00  +   1357d ago
For the ps3 yes. For the vita no you should be saying great news for Sony if the vita is selling 150000-200000 worldwide a week
kikizoo  +   1357d ago reason for the vita to be number one now, and you are not a failure when you are not number one, 50K is not bad at all (how many 3D ds before price cut ?) wait a few months, more games, price cut, and you'll see the best hardware selling like hot cakes..

*for the xfanboyz (or tendo's one) talking about "ng4sony", when do you realise that a smart gamer, who has all the games and real informations, is obviously choosing sony over the other, it's just pure logic (better hardware, more and better games since psx)
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Gamer1982  +   1357d ago
Sorry but Vita is selling quite decent considering its only got a few games now remember 3DS at launch? Until Mario hit the 3DS people thought it was going to fail.
ronin4life  +   1357d ago
Most of those people already own a wii, so they aren't buying a second one.
Furthermore, the 3ds still sold better than the vita has been within the same timeframe.
andibandit  +   1357d ago

"Sorry but Vita is selling quite decent considering its only got a few games now remember 3DS at launch? Until Mario hit the 3DS people thought it was going to fail."

So you are more or less admitting that the Vita is a fail unless it gets a hit game like Mario....not exactly building a case for the Vita are you?...

Vita sales are horrible to say the least, Sony said that they expected 8-10 million sold at the end of the year, and with 50k per week, that is FAAAAR off.
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specialguest  +   1357d ago
Let's be real here. When the new Vita matches sales with the PSP that everyone who wanted one supposedly already have IS bad. There's something definitely wrong.
Ezio-Auditore00  +   1356d ago
@kikizoo bro i want the sales to be on top because I'm sick of these fanboys saying oh its going to become even shitter in the upcoming years
DarkSniper  +   1357d ago
This is exactly why PlayStation is the number one leader in consumer electronics. The numbers do not lie. Once again Sony Computer Entertainment has done a masterful job in establishing the market with thousands across the planet delving into the PlayStation ecosystem this week.

What this shows is that PlayStation was and still is the household name in consumer electronics. Whenever anyone associates the word "videogames", PlayStation is always the first name that is brought up. With over 300 million sold, it's easy to understand that PlayStation has truly changed the way we play videogames to this day.

Surpassing the well established 8 year Nintendo DS handheld, it's good to see Sony once again dismantle the competition in relatively easy fashion. He is thankful that he made the proper investment into this generation and next-gen. It's abundantly clear that the PlayStation®3 Home Entertainment Terminal is the perfect combination of Next-gen in a current generation machine.

Dark Sniper would like to personally welcome all 137,034 new gamers into the realm of the PlayStation ecosystem. Where everyone can enjoy a peaceful, fun and immersive gaming experience that cannot be duplicated.

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danny818  +   1357d ago
i am happy to see sony being first, DarkSniper first and LX-General-Kaos follows! trolololol
2v1  +   1357d ago
mayb same guy!
MadMen  +   1357d ago
lol, what a disgusting post
Fylus  +   1357d ago
Watch what you say to Dark Sniper; I happen to know from experience that he controls multiple accounts that he can use to spam disagrees at you.
Fylus  +   1357d ago
Wow, you know what's really pathetic? RIGHT after I called out Dark Sniper for using multiple accounts to spam disagrees, ALL of my comments on the first page of my comment history got 5-8 disagrees.

Seriously mods, ban this guy.
mobhit  +   1357d ago
....Because that isn't the real Dark Sniper.
pandaboy  +   1357d ago
Welcome to the cult of sony here at n4g, whereby fellating the ps3 is a prerequisite to your acceptance which takes its form in copious amounts of agrees. And what a conceited wank using your name in third person like that.
MrBeatdown  +   1356d ago
I'm not sure what's funnier... obvious troll posts or the people who actually think they are supposed to be serious.
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CoolBeansRus  +   1356d ago
Holy crap. I was going to read what you wrote(your article), but the i realized you only have one bubble so your are obviously bias or a troll with no life.
LX-General-Kaos  +   1357d ago
The Nintendo 3DS entertainment system has done an amazing job with another week of positive sales for the Nintendo Brand.

Maintaining its high rank on the charts delivering to the Elite Nintendo supporters worldwide. The handheld gaming device of which they believe brings a true exclusive handheld gaming experience to the table.

Only to be bested by a 6 year established home console of a competing brand. The Nintendo 3DS entertainment system goes on to deliver awarding gameplay, and a complete heavy arsenal of exclusive software that can be found nowhere else other than a Nintendo platform. Exclusives that completely utilize the innovative duel screen action that continues to give the player a unique complete battlefield controlled experience that is only to be found on the Nintendo 3DS entertainment system as of now.

Duel screen action was Nintendos vision, and definitely the vision that will take part in shaping the future. As the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system follows down that very same innovative golden brick road. A great compliment to the Nintendo 3DS entertainment system. Which looks to provide years of steady lucrative business for the Nintendo brand.

Business looks mighty fine for the hard workers of the Elite gaming platform. As sales rise and profits near. Nintendo big wigs, and hard working middle class citizens will soon taste the fruits of their hard labor. Feeding the minds and souls of the Nintendo hardware and software creators to continue on with a job well done.

Business will continue to climb the generation long road up hill to the top as E3 comes closer. Where the world will witness brand new games and innovation for the Nintendo 3DS entertainment system, and all things Nintendo.

Have a blessed day and happy gaming.

Rated E For Everyone
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Bowzabub  +   1357d ago
By the's dual screen. So much for PR work.
AWBrawler  +   1355d ago
Lol I love this guy's posts. He should do the e3 speech for Nintendo
Statix  +   1357d ago
I'm amazed that a 5+ year old system is outselling a popular handheld that just came out ~a year ago.
CoolBeansRus  +   1357d ago
Why do people buy a used car instead of a new one?
badz149  +   1357d ago
DrakSniper and then followed shortly after by LX-General-Kaos!

mind = BLOWN!
NastyLeftHook0  +   1357d ago
the giants come face to face
Stove  +   1357d ago
Those two are truly unbelievable. I laughed so hard when I read through both of their comments back to back. Too perfect.

But seriously, I hope those guys aren't serious...
360GamerFG  +   1357d ago
And the there you go, proof that people on this site are just gagging on SONY's shlong. Look how at the agree/disagree ratio for both of them.
PersonaCat  +   1357d ago
And look at the bubbles for both of them. Honestly, I'd rather have fanboys like them that just praise their consoles instead of the norms we see around here that bash the competition.
AusRogo  +   1357d ago
You would be like that if 360 was doing better then playstation, fanboy. Gagging on MS shlong. Fuck fanboys.
ronin4life  +   1357d ago
D$ lost his bubbles for being incredibly obnoxious. He has recently turned a new leaf.
MasterCornholio  +   1357d ago
Well at least it's better than having sex with a virtual bill gates with Kinect.

Lol I kid but seriously you are extremely butt hurt.

tiffac008  +   1357d ago
Why not just do what the other two is doing (D$ & LX-Gen) but for the 360 side. Someone needs to represent and I think your the man for the job. lol!
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mobhit  +   1357d ago
And if it was the 360 in the lead, you would be jumping around with pom poms like a little girl, right?
ronin4life  +   1357d ago
Lx general and Dark Sniper walk into a bar... on n4g.
Dark sniper says "I like Sony".
Lx general says "I like Nintendo".
Then a bar fight beaks out, engulfing the two as they drink.
A total of 8 people attack the general, while 3 defend him. Meanwhile, a total of 8 people attack D$ while 8 defend him.

The punchline:
" 'N4g isn't a Sony fansite. Everyone hates Sony here.', huh? HAH!"
"But look at the bubbles, you blind fanboy!!"

Dark $niper and general kaos begin to laugh... while sharing a good drink together.

Totally happened. ^_^;
(The first quote in the punchline would be me....^_^;)
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irishyort  +   1357d ago
All we need now is a post fro Major Bumsore and the trio will be complete!
macalatus  +   1357d ago
My fellow Sony gamers, the high numbers of PS3 sold and the seeming slow but rising PS Vita numbers show that there are games out there who are truly classy, mature, and intelligent gamers.

Many people would say that the rising popularity of Sony products is simply because of the shallow "Sony brand" attached to it and the brainless, rabid Sony fanboys who only care about "all flash, but no substance"-kind of gaming. Such statements aren't just lies but also propaganda designed to discourage real gamers from enjoying true gaming bliss as well as to make the 360 community, known for their very limited intellectual capabilities, to feel good.

The reality is, the world's only true gaming community, the Sony gamers, buy high quality Sony products not just for its high quality looks. Sony gamers, guided by their core gaming values of classiness, maturity, and intelligence, are driven to buy only games that show uniqueness, innovation, and intellectual thinking. Killzone, LittleBigPlanet, Heavy Rain, Journey, and inFamous are just a very small example of Sony games that meets those criteria. In short, the success of Sony is due to a very mature, classy, and intelligent gaming community only seeking to get the games that matches their image.

Another reason for the explosive global growth of the Sony gaming community is that a small yet growing number of people are beginning to see the error of their ways as Nintendo and Xbox gamers. Nintendo gamers are beginning to go the Sony side as they are finally realizing that playing endless Mario games while telling themselves like a schizoid that "this game is new, this game is new!" over and over again is starting to get old. That and realizing that Nintendo is just...for kids! On the other hand, people who are now considered as "former 360 gamers" did so they finally saw the follies of being an Xbox gamer for this list of reasons:

1. Ever raising price of Xbox Live.
2. Continual cover-up of Xbox Live hacking and the harassment from Xbox fanatics that they were scammed or phised despite to their claims that they weren't.
3. Being sick and tired of deluding themselves that Gears of War, including its stomach churning cheesy story, is a great game and not a copy of WinBack.
4. That Halo is actually a "wannabe" of a certain hit Bandai kid show from the 90's and that they have decided to grow up.
5. Realizing that their fellow Xbox Live comrades are social outcasts/perpetual basement dwellers whose only goal is to work and retire as a Gamestop sale associate.
6. Kinect Dance games being the future of the 360 and its Xbox successor. That and the complete "mind job" of/from the Xbox fanatics in order for Kinect games to be accepted as the "only legitimate" form of videogaming.

The last, but not the least, reason why the Sony gaming community is growing is due to the actions of the Sony gamers in teaching and showing the rest of the world what true videogaming bliss is. Their actions, not the least the highly esteemed N4G Sony community, have helped other gamers mature from their mentally debilitating addiction to Nintendo and MS.

My fellow Sony gamers, keep fighting the good fight in keeping traditional gaming as exemplified in high-quality Sony products!

Sony Gamers Lead the Way!
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thehusbo  +   1357d ago
Well said my friend. +1 bubbles.
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KMCROC54  +   1357d ago
1)Ever raising price of Xbox Live.( I can afford it)
2) Continual cover-up of Xbox Live hacking and the harassment from Xbox fanatics that they were scammed or phised despite to their claims that they weren't.( Have never had these issues )
3. Being sick and tired of deluding themselves that Gears of War, including its stomach churning cheesy story, is a great game and not a copy of WinBack.( It's not).
4. That Halo is actually a "wannabe" of a certain hit Bandai kid show from the 90's and that they have decided to grow up.
(WTF explain this dribble)
5)Realizing that their fellow Xbox Live comrades are social outcasts/perpetual basement dwellers whose only goal is to work and retire as a Gamestop sale associate( Can you prove this or are you just talking out your ass)

6. Kinect Dance games being the future of the 360 and its Xbox successor. That and the complete "mind job" of/from the Xbox fanatics in order for Kinect games to be accepted as the "only legitimate" form of video gaming( Kinect game are no different than wii game they are hate games that will be hard to accept & understand but ultimately will be accepted)

Blah blah blah blah blah blah i a sony gamer am a disillusioned douche-bag.
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raytraceme  +   1357d ago
I am glad sony kept some of their gaming roots from the ps1 and ps2 eras. Microsoft and its new gen persona sucks and has made gaming shit.

I thank sony for keeping its roots in single player games and making games like uncharted, infamous, little big planet, heavy rain, and many other great single player games. ofc they have added online aspects to most of their games but they still made sure that the sp was epic and worth going back to.

Sony has made psn free and has kept ads to the minimum.

Sony makes sure that it never lags in terms of having exclusives of many different genres. This is what makes the ps3 the GAMING console of this generation.
yabhero  +   1356d ago
Damn dude, hop off... I LOLed when u said Nintendo's for kids... U have obviously not played Zelda on Metriod lately
r21  +   1357d ago
sony is....awesome?
wenaldy  +   1357d ago
Where have you been?
r21  +   1357d ago
ummm gaming? :D
baodeus  +   1357d ago
DarkSniper, macalatus, LX-General-Kaos

wow, it is like a smash-bros game, but blogging instead.
Droid Control  +   1357d ago
Sony deserve to be first. They built the best console, and didn't screw the fans for the casual market.
KMCROC54  +   1357d ago
But left them without service for a month due to the ego statement of Sony PS3 is unhackable. i would call that screwing the pooch.
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Yangus  +   1357d ago
4: Wii - 63,413
5: PSV - 50,380

Sony awesome!
portal_2  +   1357d ago
Sony: 236902
Ninty: 229991

Sony awesome!
tarbis  +   1357d ago
What's this? VGChartz actually overtracked the PS3! I'm sure it's just a mistake. They'll switch the numbers for PS3 and Xbox360.
DeadSpaced  +   1357d ago
Xbox fanboy much? I've owned both consoles and I'll say this: Both Microsoft and Sony did a good job. Both are great consoles so why would you say it was a mistake?

If this were the other way around, you wouldn't be saying the same. We're all gamers here, so what's the point of saying that X console is worthless compared to Y console? Both are selling. Both have a dedicated base (obviously) and both have provided me with a unique experience.

I guess what I'm saying is, don't hate. Appreciate.
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tiffac008  +   1357d ago
I think he's being sarcastic bro, VGChartz after all is just good for talk but has never been accurate. ^^;
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TekoIie  +   1357d ago
wait... what? You cant be that dense, come on!!! :S
KMCROC54  +   1357d ago
Cause the source is wrong 10 out 10 .
PAYNEinc85  +   1357d ago
Imagine the numbers for Sony after E3 this year. The Xbox will see good numbers too but only because of a price drop.
DrJones  +   1357d ago
Why is the PSP still selling so well when the PS Vita is out? Good for Sony and the industry of course, I'm just curious.
Rock_On_PS4  +   1357d ago
2012 sales numbers for all consoles are well down on 2011. Wii U launches late 2012 and Next Box and PS4 launch in 2013.
Hopefully next generation systems have backwards compatibility with the current generation.
josephayal  +   1357d ago
Sharingan_no_Kakashi  +   1357d ago
Nothing unusual here. Moving on.
YodaCracker  +   1356d ago
Official numbers from Microsoft for the 360 are 67.2 million units through Mar. 31, 2012:

Official numbers from Sony for the PS3 are 63.9 million units through Mar. 31, 2012:

VGChartz currently has the 360 at 66.8M and the PS3 at 64.5M. So according to VGChartz, since the start of April until now, the 360 has sold negative (-) 400,000 units, while the PS3 has sold 600,000 units. Now it doesn't take a genius to see a problem with these numbers.
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CoolBeansRus  +   1356d ago
some disagreed with you, i guess they dont like your facts.
yabhero  +   1356d ago
LX General is different from Dark Sniper
LX just says Nintendo's the best and everything
But Dark Sniper actually troll anything not Sony
LX General= Super Fanboy
Dark Sniper= Super Fanboy Troll
With that said I'm a fanboy for
1. Nintendo
2. Sony
3. Those really good PC games
AWBrawler  +   1355d ago
I'm just otaku I have allegiance only to the anime styled games. Tho I do love me some f-zero and Starfox

It just so happens Nintendo makes otaku games so by default I am a fan of them. I'm. Also a fan of the Sony. From the ps2 era. They had a lot of anime styled classics more than any system ever had

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