Europe Weekly Chart, Ending 29th Dec 2012


1: PS3 - 270,507 (-17%)
2: 3DS - 193,902 (-26%)
3: X360 - 147,197 (-23%)
4: Wii - 75,298 (-30%)
5: PSV - 71,951 (-7%)
6: WiiU - 53,638 (-29%)
7: DS - 48,006 (-34%)
8: PSP - 12,532 (-0%)


1: (PS3) Call of Duty: Black Ops II - 173,668
2: (X360) Far Cry 3 - 171,006
3: (PS3) FIFA Soccer 13 - 153,216
4: (X360) Call of Duty: Black Ops II - 136,304
5: (X360) FIFA Soccer 13 - 133,253
6: (PS3) Far Cry 3 - 130,182
7: (Wii) Just Dance 4 - 122,164
8: (X360) Halo 4 - 101,708
9: (PS3) Assassin's Creed III - 98,074
10: (X360) Hitman: Absolution - 85,799

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piroh1930d ago

Europe had stronger week than America

Europe - 873 000 consoles sold
America - 826 000 consoles sold

where´s the boy who said America is the strongest market? i think it´s nearly equal

dark-hollow1930d ago

Europe is a continent, USA is a country.

Compare it to any individual country worldwide and you will see that it is The biggest market for gaming.

Knight_Crawler1930d ago (Edited 1930d ago )

LOL at piroh comparing a country to a continent and celebrating Vchartz guesstimate numbers...sorry bro but you are taken this console war thing too serious.

You do realize that all 3 companies made a big profit this gen and will release a next gen console right. At this point it does not matter who is number 1,2 and 3 as both companies have reached there goal which is to make a profit and not to make console fanboys happy like some people believe.

TheLyonKing1930d ago

@dark-hollow vg charts tracks North America which what am sure he was getting at and yes North America is a continent.

GribbleGrunger1930d ago (Edited 1930d ago )

Yes, it doesn't matter how many consoles the 360 and the PS3 sell now, this gen is nearly over. So feel free to compare the numbers for the foreseeable future because the people who say it doesn't matter won't be at all bothered.

By next Christmas the PS3 will probably be ahead of the 360, but as I said it doesn't matter. You have to hand it to Sony for almost catching up after releasing a year later and at a much higher price ... But I digress, it doesn't really matter any more. It only mattered when 360 owners said it would never catch up.

That was when America was a market and not a country and Europe was a market and not a continent. So much egg on so many faces ... but it doesn't matter. A well placed 'LOL' will clearly show that they're not bothered in the least.

xursz1930d ago

US being the 3rd most populated country in the World, I think it's fair to compare EU to NA which is the point piroh was getting at even though his wording is a tad misleading. For all we know some people might interpret that as North + S. America.

Imalwaysright1930d ago

?? Last time i checked America was a continent too.

G20WLY1930d ago

The Vita only fell this week by 7%! That's amazingly good compared to all the current hardware, even the PS3.

Long may that continue; it would be good for the 3DS as well, to finally get some sales competition.

Red_Orange_Juice1930d ago (Edited 1930d ago )

most Americans prolly think Yurop is a country so whatever, comparision makes sense

piroh1930d ago

if you take it this way, so Japan is the biggest individual market for games
and well, USA is the major gaming market in the America. check the Brazil, they are still playing PS2 can we count them? they are Sony fans

Gamer19821930d ago

Europe and Japan is the reason PS3 finally caught up with 360. It will surpass it just as the new consoles come out.. will Sony take pride in this? Probably as yet again MS came second. But MS will take heed they were on top for most of it and held them toe to toe most the generation. Well done to MS for this generation gotta say they done well for there first major console. The Xbox was a failure and MS rightly dropped it for the better 360.

StreetsofRage1930d ago (Edited 1930d ago )

Sony land?

Hmmmmmm, I don't see any sony exclusives on there. I see Halo 4...don't seem to see any sony exclusive.

Let me try to find the most recent sony exclusive All Stars...WOW! Not even in the top 50? LOL!

rainslacker1930d ago (Edited 1930d ago )


Technically official sales are figured by North America, which includes Canada and Mexico, along with a bunch of other smaller countries that make up the North American continent. Europe is done the same way. Japan is it's own market, then there are the Asian markets(not sure how they are split up). Not sure where Australia or Africa fits into it all.

However you are right, the US is the largest market for video games based on country.

1.US-13.6 billion
2.Japan-7 Billion
3.China-6.8 billion
4.South Korea-5 billion
5.UK-3.7 Billion

Edit: this was for 2010, based on a 2011 study. Not sure where they rank for 2011, and 2012 wouldn't be calculated this early.

They're all important markets though, and should not be discounted.

kneon1930d ago


The 360 was ahead of the PS3 only because the 360 released 12-24 months ahead of the PS3, depending on the region. So the PS3 has sold pretty much the same as the 360 only it did it in a shorter time thus making the 360 the slowest selling console this gen.

Armyntt1929d ago

@Kneon, who thought Sony wouldnt have passed up MS eventually? It was going to happen everyone knew it. The thing is that people look at a generation as a whole and look at the systems almost as if they all came out on the same day. Time does that to people. TBH though even though Sony will probably finish 2nd when its all said and done they to also failed in that they couldnt put MS away. MS was reeling after the first xbox than the RROD and Sony still had a tough time in the US market. MS is now a force in gaming.

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morkendo231930d ago

damn!!! like Europe chart better than U.S. chart lease PS3 ahead for a change.


Gamer19821930d ago (Edited 1930d ago )

For a change? PS3 always leads in europe.. On that note the WiiU is dying already..

Hingle_Mcringleberry1930d ago (Edited 1930d ago )

I'm counting 1 exclusive in the top 10. And PASBR out of the top 50 in just 6 weeks. Wow.

TheLyonKing1930d ago

Would quite like to see official 2012 numbers for all the companies now :)

rainslacker1930d ago

Keep in mind companies go by fiscal year and not calender year, for accounting purposes. Microsoft is June 30, Sony and Nintendo March 31. Usually the numbers they release are for that time period, although one can figure out the numbers by quarterly analysis, and discarding the data for a different calender year.

Cam9771930d ago

Ps3 reigns supreme, I hope this continues into next gen.
All hail the king.

On the other hand, the 360 is doing poorly; by that I mean LOL, it's being beat by a handheld.

AngelicIceDiamond1929d ago

So now the VGChartz are accurate, I see.

Are the U.S charts accurate at all?

Clarence1930d ago

I wonder how close the PS3 is to passing up the 360? Vgchartz has the lead at 1.8m, but we know its much less than that. The holidays are over which is the 360 sells the most.

SandWitch1930d ago

Should be around 1 mil I think. The difference was only 250k in October (by official MS and Sony's reports), but X360 sold more during holidays as usual.

Ryo-Hazuki1930d ago

Incorrect. The difference was not 250k because both fiscal results were released a month apart. 360 had a 1 month lead over PS3 and PS3 actually outsold 360 world wide for the holidays and for the year by over 1.5 million.

xursz1930d ago

You may be right about the reports being a month apart but Xbox360 outsold PS3 this holiday by a respectable margin. That's not to say the gap isn't shortening.

SandWitch1930d ago (Edited 1930d ago )


The 250k difference is the same 1 month difference that we are talking about

Though we can say that X360 is the slowest selling console after all - 64 mils in 6 years compared to PS3's 72 mils in 6 years.

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