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Global Weekly Chart, Ending 15th Dec 2012

Worldwide Hardware:

1: 3DS - 897,655 (+32%)
2: X360 - 757,880 (+23%)
3: PS3 - 711,509 (+23%)
4: WiiU - 395,016 (-34%)
5: Wii - 301,968 (+20%)
6: DS - 211,067 (+18%)
7: PSV - 171,219 (+14%)
8: PSP - 77,564 (+42%)

Worldwide Software:

1: (Wii) Just Dance 4 - 852,258
2: (X360) Call of Duty: Black Ops II - 786,011
3: (PS3) Call of Duty: Black Ops II - 651,304
4: (X360) Halo 4 - 530,538
5: (PS3) Assassin's Creed III - 400,971
6: (3DS) New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 385,532
7: (X360) Kinect Adventures! - 385,316
8: (X360) Assassin's Creed III - 317,073
9: (X360) Far Cry 3 - 288,350
10: (PS3) FIFA 13 - 268,207

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Hingle_Mcringleberry1312d ago

I wonder how well the VITA is doing according to SONY. Will we see another sales forecast slash? Will it be considered a success if it exceeds the current forecast but fails to achieve the previous one?

-Falaut-1311d ago

I see you being a weather person.

ritsuka6661311d ago (Edited 1311d ago )

The problem with Vita in Japan is that no one actually needs one. The Japanese market it crazy all things portable and unfortunately for Vita it offers nothing new so to speak. The 3DS however has a market. Kids and Hardcore Ninty fans who buy Nintendo stuff "just because". Its no surprise with how Sony really is letting this one go.

ABizzel11311d ago

The problem with Vita is entry price, marketing, tablets, and Japan.

The Vita needs to be $199, w. a game, and a 4GB memory card starting E3 2013. Memory card prices need to be cut by 50% ($100 for a 32GB is ridiculous). Games need to stick to the same pricing PSP developed ($20 - $40, and not $50). Sony needs to make PSN a bigger selling point of Vita, crossbuy and crossplay need to be mandatory for all PSN games going forward.

Marketing is horrible. The Vita is marketed as a PS3 you can take with you, which is great for PS3 owners, but for everyone else it begs the question why not just buy a PS3 for the same price? They need to sell the Vita on what makes it unique, and the games that it has which are great. They need new entertaining commercials, and not random joe playing MLB, then picking up the game on Vita.

Tablets are the it thing, so Vita needs to sell itself as a tablet as well. Get Android Marketplace HD app, Tegra-zone quality games, Amazon Market app, and other features that makes the Vita compete with tablets better, because as of now it only does gaming better. If the Vita becomes a true multimedia device then that makes people think twice about buying it over a tablet, especially if they're a gamer.

Stop selling and making games for PSP. Japan is handheld crazy, and the PSP has done extremely well there as of late. Start having these developers make games for Vita instead, so Japan has to jump on board the Vita train. PSP has some amazing JRPG's, Monster Hunter, and a bunch of Japanese games. Get those developers on your handheld again.

The Vita has plenty of time to renew it's image. Those who own a Vita enjoy it, and regard it as the best handheld ever, and IMO it is. It's just not being touted as the best handheld every by Sony, and if they're not going to push it as such then the media won't either, nor will the sales show it. Sony needs to step up with their Vita support.

G20WLY1311d ago

If you're asked for $100 for a 32GB Vita card, then you need to change where you shop my friend.

I mean Amazon was selling them for $71.99 back in August - I grabbed one then.

cheapassgamer has them listed at $54.95 from one retailer!

I do agree that the RRP needs addressing, but the trick is don't walk into a highstreet store and grab one from the shelf, as you will pay vastly more than if you'd taken 5 minutes to shop around online.

andibandit1311d ago

The problem with the Vita is the selection of games. Alot of the games are spin offs, marketed by the vita zombie army as amazing new ip's.

Apollosupreme1311d ago

The Vita doesn't need to change it's image, it just needs to slash it's price. The demand isn't there at that price point, therefore it's overpriced. Case closed.

Apollosupreme1311d ago

If you're a parent and you have a choice between a home console and a handheld for the same price, what are you going to pick? The Vita is fine, Sony just needs to cut the price down a little to entice people to jump on board who are interested but aren't willing to spend $250, or $200 on sale w/o a memory card that will last you more than a few months.

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wishingW3L1312d ago

Wow, Xbox beat PS3 in WW sales for the second time this month. I can't believe the US sales were so huge to help it sell more than the PS3 that owns the rest of the world. With this nobody can say that the US isn't the biggest video game market in the world and the most important too since Americans are always the ones that buy the most games too.

NukaCola1312d ago (Edited 1312d ago )

Xbox can pull ahead in the US because Americans don't seem to care about Sony this generation like they have the previous 10 years. Sad really. The US sales outway the total world sales so Xbox usually sells the most during the holidays.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1311d ago (Edited 1311d ago )

Never trust the biggest Cod population to have good taste. They go from halo to cod to gears to cod. Forza not doing that good as any of them.

To many people want shooters he other genres are for The Last of Us.

Xbox brand is a perception in america. Just like people tend to think cod is best shooter.

They care very little that xbox has no new AAA franchises coming since 2010. lol

Seeing they have 3 aaa games and 61 kinect exclusives and 11 more announced http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... + rare getting ready for next gen http://www.digitaltrends.co... it make me wonder who are the ones buying xbox and why does MS put so much effort in to casuals at the same time?

black9111311d ago (Edited 1311d ago )

Actually RROD and everyone who has one has one . Its not like Xbox Live accounts have started growing. There are still only about 45million xbox live users world wide.

Rayansaki1311d ago

@black911, it's important to note that the 45 million xbox live users refers to gold memberships, and ignores silver, so that doesn't mean theres less than 45M consoles active.

However, it isn't a stretch to say that there are a lot more active PS3's compared to X360's, considering the massive difference in failure rate and the tiny difference in sales.

xJumpManx1311d ago

Sony caters to the Japanese market, they release games first in that territory and consoles release first in that territory. If sony wants to capture the US market with PS4 they better release things at same time and not screw over the US market. It blows my mind when Sony fan boys are from the US when their console of choice makers considers them second class to the Japanese market.

Apollosupreme1311d ago

Shooters rule North America and the 360 is home to the most popular shooters.

I think if the Vita can get a price slash before Killzone Mercenaries drops in the spring it's gonna be huge for Sony. That game looks amazing and they actually have a top notch developer working on it, unlike the other Vita shooters... Although COD: Declassified has some fun multi.

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GribbleGrunger1311d ago (Edited 1311d ago )

I really don't know how you have the nerve to gloat about WW figures for the 360. It beggars belief to be honest ... The last six weeks of the year are always better for the 360 and funnily enough, the WW figures suddenly become popular again. But when the PS3 outsells the 360 for the remaining 10 months of the year; it's off to the American and UK figures for the likes of you. And by the way, this year is the smallest widening of that gap there has ever been, so that 2 million lead (which was 3.3 million last year and was then reduced to 1.7 million for the rest of the year) is going to mean the PS3 is more than likely going to be equal by May/June. Feel free to ignore VGchartz at that point, many will.

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stage881311d ago

The 360 really is losing it's lead over PS3. I think Sony have done a fantastic job. Give it a year or two and there will be a more significant margin with PS3 coming out on top.

xPhearR3dx1311d ago

Here we go again with "The PS3 will pass 360 in total sales on X date". Every year you kids say the same thing. Every year you're wrong. Until it happens, if it does, just drop it. You Sony kids are worse than Patchter with predicitions.

freezola751311d ago (Edited 1311d ago )

@Gribble.. I co-sign this and a bubble up... Well Said. (N4G please give that man back his bubbles)

testerg351311d ago

Weird that 360 fans talk about US sales in NPD articles and WW sales in a WW article. /s

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Anon19741310d ago

I love the people who say "The race is almost over. It doesn't matter who wins, just who was in the lead up until the end." Even at the Special Olympics they can tell you that to see who wins a race, wait until the race is over and then check the order they finished in.

And I love the claim that for 10 months of the year, all you hear about is Sony's going to pass the 360 this year. Do you have any evidence to back this up. Because I've been on this site for years and I don't see this happening. What I do see is a lot of crowing by a certain console camp (let's call them "Camp X") that apparently is always in the lead even though it's been outsold badly by both competitors ever since it had competition.

But of course, I'll give some of you the benefit of the doubt, what with your 3 day old accounts and all. Obviously you're not in a position to speak on what happens 10 months out of the year around this site.

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Knight_Crawler1311d ago (Edited 1311d ago )

You would be surprise to see how many of those USA sales are actually people who have traveled to USA from different countries to shop.

I am from the Caribbean and I never buy any electronics from my Island because the price is mad crazy - Xbox has a huge fan base in Central, south America and also the entire Caribbean and 80%of those sales are from people who travel to USA for shopping.

When you see USA numbers remember that not only Americans are buying 360 but other countries as well.

Edit: Another thing to note is that the main reason why people from central, south America and the Caribbean like the 360 so much because the Call of Duty experience is better on the 360...you would think that most third world countries like Mexico and Brazil would want the PS3 since the online is free but people here find some way of paying the $60 for XBL per year and are happy.

QSPR1311d ago

are you crazy?? i'm from puerto rico and my wife from venezuela. here in pr and venezuela is sony all the way. I work @ gamestop and everithing we sell are ds and ps3 anything else sells really slow. ppl who by xboxis just to play pirate games.

DavidBanner1311d ago

Well I wonder where in the Caribbean cause I know for a fact the the 360 base sucks and Sony is doing better as the preferred console.

Bigpappy1311d ago

All the sales in and around the U.S are counted as U.S numbers. There is no Caribbean sales chart.

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Ezz20131311d ago (Edited 1311d ago )

@sak500
what few millions between them ?? what is your source ?!!
they are tie at 70M from both sony and MS numbers

unless you think vgchartes numbers are real lol

JANF1311d ago

@QSPR

are you crazy??

I'm from PR and i can tell you that at least 90% of all my friends who game, do it on Xbox360. Very few do on PS3. BTW I dont pirate games. I've bought ever single one of them.

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stonecold31311d ago

vgcharts isn't reliable so if I was you I wouldn't trust there numbers I wouldn't bothered going to there site just for hits and they are undertraking ps3 estimates I think we will way word from sony Microsoft before we go we these fake sales numbers?

otherZinc1311d ago

The US is the largest consumer of goods & services.
Also, the US holds 2/3rds of video game sales, period.

brave27heart1311d ago

Yeah, but you guys also voted George Bush as President. Twice.

As such the rest of the world reserves the right to disregard any and all opinions, habits and preferences you may have on anything. Period.

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chukamachine1311d ago

xbox has sold more over xmas, but not enough to win the year.

They are both neck and neck.

sak5001311d ago

XBOX came from 25million first gen to est 73+million... tripled their sales..

SONY went from 150mil to 71+mil losing more than half of its sales.

What win you're talking about??

Godchild10201311d ago

Take this into account the PS2 was released a year before the Xbox. The PS2 had a crazy leed over the Xbox and nothing could changed that, Forcing Microsoft to rush out a new console (RROD proves that).

Now, we look at the 360 and PS3. The 360 came out a year before the PS3 and now 6-7 years later, only has a 2 million plus lead over the PS3. The 360 started out with a 10 million plus leed over the PS3, at the time of the PS3's launch. Also, take this into account the PS3 has been selling better than the 360 every year including this one.

The 360 did take up some great amount of market share from the Ps3, but that doesn't mean the PS3 isn't winning the war. The war isn't over until both consoles stop selling. And we all know Sony will support the PS3 or at least keep making them for a good amount of time after they release their next console.

And it will be funny, when the PS3 does take the leed over the 360, because 360 fan-boys will say the generation is over, so it doesn't matter. While that won't be the case.

With all this said and done, all three consoles have done well this generation. And if you own all three, you have may have enjoyed everything they have to offer.

torchic1311d ago (Edited 1311d ago )

I agree. no matter what people say Sony were the biggest losers this generation, they lost a lot of market share this generation (btw it took the PS2 about +10 years to reach 150 million).

but on the flipside, 360 did well more because of Sony's failings, and not due to Microsft's own genius.

Outside_ofthe_Box1311d ago (Edited 1311d ago )

I think it's extremely laughable that 70 million sales can be a success for one company, but is a complete and utter failure for another.

So let me get this straight, the only way or shall I say the only scenario for Sony to be considered a success this gen is for them to maintain the market share and sales they had from last gen? In other words the 360 and Wii had to sell 20 million a piece again while the PS3 had to sell 150 mil? Does that sound realistic to you guys?

rainslacker1311d ago

I don't really care who wins or loses so long as the games keep coming.

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Zefros1311d ago

VGchartz enough said..... can't be trusted. both console = 70 as of now, unless sony or microsoft reports something else these are the numbers.

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Muerte24941311d ago

he's right. There is literally now way to calculate EU sales because of the different laws and regions. NPD sales do not include online sales. Like he said, these are purely speculation. Microsoft should be posting holiday reports mid January. Sony will be posting holiday results early February. VGchartz even say it themselves, these are just estimates aka made up.
http://www.vgchartz.com/art...

DivineAssault 1311d ago

japan is whats keeping wii u going cuz it just released out there... I think the sales are going to nosedive really quick if no new content gets released..

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SuperShyGuy1311d ago

I think the next gen will be a 3 way split market.

NextBox holds US
PS4 holds EU
Wii U holds Japan

th3n00bg4m3r1311d ago

I agree and it is the same thing that is happening now.
Sony's gaming related hardware sales better in Europe
Microsoft's gaming related hardware sales better in North America.
And, Nintendo's hardware sales better in Japan.

WetN00dle691311d ago

Depends, if the new xbox is all digital THIS FOOL might jump ship to the Ps4. And im sure a lot of 360 fanboys might do the same since we live in a day of age that many ISP providers strike us with BS data restrictions and whatnot.Besides i dont know about you guys but Physical game copies makes you feel all nice and toasty when you have that said game in your hands.

Oh_Yeah1311d ago (Edited 1311d ago )

What about the steambox?...people are underestimating it. I think it may just take a big chunk of the market away from the big 3.

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xursz1311d ago (Edited 1311d ago )

you're making nintendo fans look childish and that's not cool.

metroidfusion21311d ago

Why are you so stupid next year the wii u is coming out with several big name titles and also the 3ds and I'm sure the numbers will go up by millions damn do yo research ya dumbass child but you can keep crying yo tears are delicious and the wii u is already over 1.8 million sold and I'm sure when the numbers are shown again for after christmas it will be over 2 million or 2.5 million possibly over 3 million and once again both the 3ds and wii u are having big name games coming out next year

WAR_MACHINE771311d ago

I really doubt that. Since about a week after the Wii U released I've been basically tripping over the things at stores. I don't wish ill on Nintendo but I've never seen such a weak demand for a newly launched console. I really do hope it improves because the system has potential and I do like Nintendo but I can't go along with saying it sold millions when evidence around me says otherwise

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