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

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darthv721935d ago (Edited 1935d ago )

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.

Godchild10201935d ago (Edited 1935d 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.

Muerte24941935d ago (Edited 1935d ago )

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.

Sgt_Slaughter1935d ago

3DS is like a Prius right now... IT CAN'T BE STOPPED!

EddieNX 1935d 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....

clearelite1935d 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.

Anon19741935d ago (Edited 1935d ago )

Hey look everyone. Made up sales data!

Now fight!

NiceGuy3601935d 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_gamer1934d 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.

AngelicIceDiamond1934d 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_mode1934d ago (Edited 1934d 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.

sandman2241935d ago

Okay, ps3 always has a hard time staying ahead of 360, but you have to admit the gap is getting smaller and smaller.

clearelite1935d 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.

clearelite1935d 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.

darthv721935d ago (Edited 1935d ago )

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.

Hicken1935d 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_mode1935d 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.

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DivineAssault 1935d 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_man1935d 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-hollow1935d ago

And vita shouldn't be at the second bottom.

crazy_man1935d ago

Even with the hoilday boost...yeah.

Medicore sales all around.

YoungPlex1935d 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!

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