Submitted by CaptainofCrush 1002d ago | rumor

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 (3DS, Nintendo DS, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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Shanks  +   1002d ago
sony land.
piroh  +   1002d 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-hollow  +   1002d 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_Crawler  +   1002d 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.
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TheLyonKing  +   1002d ago
@dark-hollow vg charts tracks North America which what am sure he was getting at and yes North America is a continent.
GribbleGrunger  +   1002d 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.
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xursz  +   1002d 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.
Imalwaysright  +   1002d ago
?? Last time i checked America was a continent too.
G20WLY  +   1002d 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_Juice  +   1002d ago
most Americans prolly think Yurop is a country so whatever, comparision makes sense
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piroh  +   1002d 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
Gamer1982  +   1002d 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.
StreetsofRage  +   1002d 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!
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rainslacker  +   1002d 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.
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kneon  +   1002d 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.
Armyntt  +   1001d 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.
morkendo23  +   1002d ago
damn!!! like Europe chart better than U.S. chart lease PS3 ahead for a change.

Gamer1982  +   1002d ago
For a change? PS3 always leads in europe.. On that note the WiiU is dying already..
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Hingle_Mcringleberry  +   1002d ago
I'm counting 1 exclusive in the top 10. And PASBR out of the top 50 in just 6 weeks. Wow.
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TheLyonKing  +   1002d ago
Would quite like to see official 2012 numbers for all the companies now :)
rainslacker  +   1002d 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.
Cam977  +   1002d 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.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1001d ago
So now the VGChartz are accurate, I see.

Are the U.S charts accurate at all?
Clarence  +   1002d 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.
SandWitch  +   1002d 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-Hazuki  +   1002d 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.
xursz  +   1002d 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.
SandWitch  +   1002d 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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xursz  +   1002d ago
When has the hype for next gen ever been higher? Thse Wii U numbers are mind boggling.
KrisButtar  +   1002d ago
everyones numbers are down, little surprized the vita outsold the wii u. the thing is this site is not known for being right with the numbers
Sci0n  +   1001d ago
Believe it I bought a vita over wii u and would do it again in a heart beat if the scenario replayed itself over again. I am pretty sure many other gamers who already own PS3's and 360's said the hell with the wii u I will just get a vita and get a PS4 or 720 when those drop.
Hicken  +   1002d ago
If only these numbers were reliable, we might be able to get some sort of picture from them.

But, as unreliable as ALL their numbers are, aren't the Europe numbers the MOST unreliable?
MasterCornholio  +   1002d ago
Good to see the PS3 doing well in Europe however the Vita could be doing better as well as the Wii U.
DarkHeroZX  +   1002d ago
while the Wii U is far from a flop I had a feeling that after the holiday season the sales would begin to decline much like what happened to the Vita. While its still wayy to early to judge I think Nintendo needs to try and re-evaluate their stratagy for the Wii U
josephayal  +   1002d ago
Another supreme victory for sony
Losyak  +   1002d ago
Never thought I'd see Vita ahead of WiiU... Come to think of it, I never thought I'd see Vita ahead of anybody. Hopefully this momentum will translate into post-holiday season and beyond.
DivineAssault  +   1002d ago
damn.. wii u needs some good exclusives asap.. By march, it might fall to the bottom of the list if ppl dont buy it for rayman.. If bayonetta 2 doesnt move consoles either, the wii u wont stand a chance against PS4/720.. Good luck to em tho.. I want a metroid & zelda game for it
lfclee  +   1002d ago
The uk is a big market , Europe only France and Germany but it's never has big has the USA market which is huge , the USA market is much bigger than the uk and European market combined!
DonMingos  +   1002d ago
Is the UK part of Asia or Africa??
Knushwood Butt  +   1002d ago
I think Africa.
lfclee  +   1001d ago
Know your politics lad ! The uk has never ever been part of Europe , it is yes but it isn't thought of and never has been , though the European market will never ever be has big has America .
rainslacker  +   1002d ago
The entirety of the European market is roughly the same as the US market.

The US market is expected to reach about 21 billion by 2013.

The Western European market, commonly referred to as European market, is expected to reach 19.5 billion by 2013.

Also the UK is considered part of the European market, it doesn't have to be thought of separately.

Europe is the fastest growing market year over year if you exclude the Asian market (no exact numbers or predictions available for comparison), whereas the US market is the most steadily growing market.
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Max-Zorin  +   1002d ago
Like it matter. One day people claim it's accurate then swear up and down it isn't. N4G is confused.
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stage88  +   1002d ago
Now if only the US would wake up and embrace Sony, the PS3 and of course the Vita.
Belking  +   1001d ago
They have embraced the PS3. They just have embraced the 360 and wii a bit more.

Sorry to disappoint you fanboys but the U.S. is still the world's largest video game market. It's a fact.
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stage88  +   1001d ago
No it's not, Europe is, look at the numbers.
That's rich calling everyone else a fanboy when you are one of the biggest xbox fanboys on here. I won't continue to argue though as you've clearly been brainwashed by MS...
Sci0n  +   1001d ago
I am from America and there is more to the orgin of gaming and big markets then this country. I am glad the PS3 is selling well in Europe and Asia, atleast they know what time it is when it comes to good quality regarding consoles.
Belking  +   1001d ago

"No it's not, Europe is, look at the numbers.
That's rich calling everyone else a fanboy when you are one of the biggest xbox fanboys on here. I won't continue to argue though as you've clearly been brainwashed by MS..."

I did look at the numbers. It's time you get out of your bubble.

"US is the world’s biggest video game market with 165 million players"


How does that crow taste? Would you like some duck butter to go with that...lol
I'm not brainwashed. I just don't constantly bash MS, nintendo or sony. I just tell the truth regardless of how much it hurts. Embrace that.
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