Submitted by CaptainofCrush 873d ago | rumor

Global Weekly Chart, Ending 22nd Dec 2012

Worldwide Hardware:

1: 3DS - 1,100,379 (+20%)
2: X360 - 806,678 (+6%)
3: PS3 - 769,445 (+8%)
4: WiiU - 390,662 (-1%)
5: Wii - 330,870 (+10%)
6: DS - 263,643 (+17%)
7: PSV - 202,271 (+18%)
8: PSP - 134,294 (+73%)

Worldwide Software:

1: (Wii) Just Dance 4 - 857,832
2: (X360) Call of Duty: Black Ops II - 854,604
3: (PS3) Call of Duty: Black Ops II - 781,881
4: (X360) Halo 4 - 587,400
5: (3DS) New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 515,442
6: (X360) Kinect Adventures! - 502,572
7: (PS3) Assassin's Creed III - 471,095
8: (X360) Far Cry 3 - 372,985
9: (3DS) Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 371,547
10: (X360) Assassin's Creed III - 360,009 (3DS, Nintendo DS, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Hard to tell
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darthv72  +   873d ago
VGChartz numbers....
always take with a grain of salt.

The only real negative on the hardware side is that of the wii-u sales.

Everything else was up. Nothing wrong with positive numbers to close out the year.
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Godchild1020  +   873d ago
We still have a week left in 2012 for Vgcharts to post numbers for.

I agree, take with a grain of salt, but they are the only numbers we have on a weekly bases for a global chart. I will wait until the big 3 to post their numbers in a couple months. If anything, its nice to see the Vita pulling in 200k the week leading up to Christmas. Overall, they all did well for themselves, if numbers can be trusted.
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Muerte2494  +   873d ago
It's just better to wait...
for the BIG guys because these numbers mean absolutely nothing. We don't know what they're tracking model include (online retailers unlike npd). You have NPD for US sales, and Media Create/Famitsu for Japan. There is currently no analyst firm tracking EU/PAL because of the different laws and regions. I agree with you waiting on Big three numbers so no disagree here.

On another note, people need to stop complaining about shipped vs sold to consumer. Once these companies ship their product, they're compensated for them. This is why companies use ship numbers because these consoles have already been bought by retailers. That why you see individual retailers having sales at different times. It's the retailers job to move their allocation off of the shelves.

VgCHartz uses sold to consumer which indicates the install base of the system. But then one would have to factor in the defective ratio to get a clearer picture of the actual install base.

Within the next two weeks we'll be seeing Microsoft release their Holiday quarter sales. Two weeks after that, Sony will be releasing theirs. SOny will release their numbers early February but these number won't include January. They release their number later because their have more branches/divisions in their company compared to others.
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Sgt_Slaughter  +   873d ago
3DS is like a Prius right now... IT CAN'T BE STOPPED!
Kingofwiiu  +   873d ago
At this rate - with the right games and some price drops. The 3DS will overtake the DS..... It's on course to do so.

Doesn't matter if 3D is not for everyone , that's what's great about the slider . You turn 3D off and it turns anti aliasing on. I prefer to play with 3D on all the time though....
clearelite  +   873d ago
Yes and I hope it does!

This is further confirmation that dedicated handhelds are here to stay, naysayers are eating their words, etc.

In a market with so much supposed "competition" it is great to see consoles and portables flourish.

This is a win for real gamers everywhere. Now lets keep this thing going by supporting devs/publishers that put out quality games/consoles.
Anon1974  +   873d ago
Hey look everyone. Made up sales data!

Now fight!
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NiceGuy360  +   872d ago
Hey look everyone. I don't have to be here and yet here I am!
Now let me leave a nonsensical comment!
Lvl_up_gamer  +   872d ago
You don't seem to have a problem with the data when it's favoring the PS3....

Amazing how the loyalists of one particular console easily flip flop depending on what the data says.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   872d ago
Yeah I noticed that to. Less people were saying "fake numbers" on the European VGChartz when the PS3 was leading the console sales.
god_mode  +   872d ago
That's usually how this guy and most operate. He even submitted a VGChartz article because it stated that the 360 had a 20% drop year on year.

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sandman224  +   873d ago
Okay, ps3 always has a hard time staying ahead of 360, but you have to admit the gap is getting smaller and smaller.
clearelite  +   873d ago
The fact that PS3 is doing so well in comparison, even with MS aggressive marketing(here in the states) is what surprises me.

I suppose what Sony has to offer as far as hardware and games really does play a significant roll.
clearelite  +   873d ago
The fact that PS3 is doing so well in comparison, even with MS aggressive marketing(here in the states anyway) is what surprises me.

I suppose what Sony has to offer as far as hardware and games really does play a significant roll.
darthv72  +   873d ago
that could mean
the differences gamers have with one platform or the other have come to a draw. meaning that those who held out getting a ps3 have now gotten one just as those who held out getting a 360 may have gotten one.

There will still be the ones dead set against getting the competition as a secondary console but to those who do...there is nothing wrong with that.
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Hicken  +   873d ago
Well, nobody HAS to, but that doesn't stop it from being true.

Chances are that the change in position will be permanent in a month or two. Well, to be more specific, we'll find out when the earnings reports for each company comes out in a few months.
god_mode  +   872d ago
PS3's gap should be catching up considering that it is an established brand and coming off the extreme popularity of PS1 and 2.
I think the real question should be why it took 6 to 7 years just to catch up.

The 3DS is a beast and I don't even understand why. I can only assume the huge backlog of DS titles is what's keeping this beast fed and alive. Other than that I don't see the appeal for the system.

Just Dance 4, I am sadden to say that I contributed to a sale and bought one for my niece to play.
DivineAssault  +   873d ago
wii u should be at the top of the list right under 3DS.. Whats preventing people from buying it? Everyone says it has the best launch & the best game experiences.. Maybe people still dont understand what it is.. That or people like PS3/360s line up of upcoming software better & will just buy it later on when PS4/720 release
crazy_man  +   873d ago
Mainly Europe it what is keeping the the Wii U at these numbers. It's still tracking ahead of the 360 and PS3 globally launch aligned and right on the Wii's tale. Though if it truly wants Wii numbers it needs to be 200k+ for many many weeks to come.
dark-hollow  +   872d ago
And vita shouldn't be at the second bottom.
crazy_man  +   872d ago
Even with the hoilday boost...yeah.

Medicore sales all around.
YoungPlex  +   872d ago
"wii u should be at the top of the list right under 3DS.." -_-

Sooo, by your logic the Vita should be at the top of the list like the PS3? So tell me, how is it that the Wii U could do any better than Xbox or PS3 when Nintendo predicted that they would sell 3 million by years end and just barely missed the target? Your so smart man!

The 3DS struggled more than the Wii U in its initial launch. The real answers will come after the holiday! No body is going to be lining up for any systems because of the holidays. These numbers are a week behind and when they post up next weeks numbers, the Wii U will probably be at 2.5 million or higher. That's about .5k less than predicted which is still great!
sikbeta  +   873d ago
That Chartz pic has Vita @ 8.9m? bwahaha made up numbers indeed lol

Vita will not meet sales target at all, not even half of that, Sony had to dump it with PSP to hide the awful numbers -_-
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crazy_man  +   873d ago
Um it's 3.9m not 8.9m
sikbeta  +   873d ago
Yeah, late too edit :P
Belking  +   873d ago
The 3ds is really killing it in the handhelds. Halo 4 is still putting up great numbers too.
MadMen  +   872d ago
Xbox looking strong as ever.
GribbleGrunger  +   872d ago
Actually it's not. Every year the 360 outsells the PS3 around Christmas, usually by around 150,000 to 200,000 a week, but this Christmas they've only outsold the PS3 most weeks by around 35,000. This means that they haven't drawn back as much of that ever shrinking lead they usually do, and as everyone knows, the PS3 usually outsells the 360 by around 40,000 from here on in.

This is why most pundits who have been talking about the PS3 'catching up' (of course then interpreted as 'catch up') are suggesting that this IS the year that the PS3 'catches up'. I'll stress that one more time for clarity: Intelligent pundits have been talking about 'CATCHING UP' until this point, now they're talking about 'CATCH UP'.

Queue the usual response that ignores what I've just pointed out.
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MadMen  +   872d ago
We base success off very different things,

one, PS3 winning this gen, is a joke, PS3 can be in production until 3 yrs into the new systems and say "we won" even though all of us "gamers" have moved on.

Smoke and Mirrors

I judge Xbox based off what it came from last gen, this gen is a huge success for them and they are looking strong and poised going into next gen.
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GribbleGrunger  +   872d ago
If, as you say, we moved on, then just who will have bought the Ps3 after next gen releases? That doesn't make sense. The PS2 sold 50 million AFTER the PS3 released ... but how? Every had moved on.

What's happening here is that 360 owners have been telling us the PS3 will never catch up, but now it's inevitable, they're saying it doesn't count. Listen to yourselves.
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WeAreLegion  +   872d ago
Sony should stop releasing good games and just come out with one good game every six months. Then, market the FRICK out of it. That way, we PS3 owners don't have to put up with all these "video games".
YoungPlex  +   872d ago
It's mind-boggling how Nintendo took over the Japanese market. I wonder if it will continue at this pace... Overall the numbers looked pretty healthy at the end of the year. 3DS is right on track!
Belking  +   872d ago
"It's mind-boggling how Nintendo took over the Japanese market."

Yea, I knew they would take over but not like this. They are killing the competition over there. They just owned this gen.
lilbroRx  +   872d ago
I'm not understanding this +,- thing. Can someone explain it to me?
Zodiac  +   872d ago
It refers to the sales. +20% would mean that sales are up 20& from when they were last tracked. same for -, but it is down instead.
NiceGuy360  +   872d ago
Xbox 360 has 5 games in the top 10 globally and sold the most games by nearly 2 million. How is this possible when n4g keeps telling me xbox 360 has no games?
Allow me to put this into perspective for you, the Xbox 360 in just ONE WEEK, has sold MORE games than the PS VITA has in one YEAR
How is it that "the console with no games" is selling a million more GAMES than its closest competitor on a weekly basis?
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Godchild1020  +   872d ago
You are confused. I doubt anyone has said the 360 doesn't have any games, they have mentioned it doesn't have any retail exclusives and that it needs more. Which is true, the system needed more exclusives, but since Microsoft is getting ready to move pass the 360 to go onto it's next console, the 360 wont see anymore.

It's sad that you had to compare the 360 to the Vita, sales wise.
microgenius  +   872d ago
lfclee  +   872d ago
Fanboy hour run!
stage88  +   872d ago
I think i'll wait for an official announcement from Sony and MS.
I very much believe that the gap between them is a lot smaller.
sriki007  +   872d ago
Far Cry 3 deserves more sales than this!
AdvanceWarsSgt  +   871d ago
Shocked but then again not too shocked by the 3DS numbers. I don't know what it is about Nintendo handhelds, but they always seem to sell well.

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