2012 Year on Year Sales and Market Share Update to September 1st

Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the three home consoles over comparable periods for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Also shown is the market share for each of the consoles over the same periods.

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beerkeg2083d ago

Doesn't really mean a lot though does it? The Wii has still sold more than the other consoles, it may not being selling as much due to saturation of the market, but it's still sold the most, and now Nintendo is moving on.

I'm not an expert on this so I would gladly hear someone else who has expertise in this field.

darthv722083d ago

just using this data to gauge previous sell through would seem nintendo surpassed their gamecube numbers by a great margin.

MS definitely outsold the original xbox by a significant number as well.

Sony has sold well but you know they are not as pleased as they would like. Especially considering since the 1st system, the ps2 had surpassed those numbers and they would obviously like to get as close if not better than that.

It just showed that competition, pricing/variety of games and most importantly, marketing have been the 3 main factors this generation.

The brand recognition has not played as much of a role this time around. Things could change though.

jukins2083d ago

nintendo may have sold the most consoles but software sales , besides the usual nintendo branded titles (mario ,zelda etc), were pretty bad. thats why nintendo is moving on. trust me if they couldve gotten the same third party attachment of the 360 or ps3 then i doubt we'd be talking wii u so soon.

So basically nintendo had to shoot first for "next" gen because sales for wii and wii software did a cliff dive after 4 years in.

ChunkyLover532083d ago

Nintendo had the biggest software sales this generation, and they had the highest rated games. Nintendo decided to come out with a new console in the normal amount of time, you cant blame them. When they released the Wii, only 20% of the population had HD televisions, so they managed to attract a ton of gamer's and made a ton of money.

I'm excited for the next generation, but you cant just dismiss what the Wii did this generation, which is absolutely destroy the competition.