Submitted by piroh 1054d ago | rumor

Global Yearly Chart, Ending 29th Dec 2012


1: 3DS - 13,775,151 (+4%)
2: PS3 - 11,888,848 (-16%)
3: X360 - 10,480,509 (-24%)
4: Wii - 5,130,531 (-56%)
5: PSV - 3,603,888 (+648%)
6: DS - 3,531,533 (-60%)
7: PSP - 2,913,315 (-60%)
8: WiiU - 2,448,408 (-60%) (3DS, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Hard to tell
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piroh  +   1054d ago
i know it´s just estimating the numbers but roughly 18,500,000 Sony gaming devices was sold excluding PS2 which is the best seller in South America. Sony should be happy

Japanese consoles will never dissapoint :)
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otherZinc  +   1053d ago
The company that states they led the word wide console sales for 2012 at E3...That Company will be telling the truth!

If its a lie, that company would be held liable. Vgchartz has zero liability.

The truth will be told at E3.
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Lvl_up_gamer  +   1053d ago
I was pretty disappointing when I opened up my PS3/blu-ray player for the first time at launch to find no HDMI cable.

Other then that, my PS3 has been great, aside from the controller.
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shinrock  +   1054d ago
so i assume that VG charts #'s are fine now!gotta luv this site.
MysticStrummer  +   1054d ago
What do you mean "now"? The numbers from this site are always fine with one group or another, just never everyone at the same time. One group will always gloat while the other cries foul.
shinrock  +   1054d ago
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1053d ago
lol Someone who FINALLY says the truth about this whole "I guess VGChartz are legit today" whenever a rival console is above their favored one.
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Clarence  +   1054d ago
U can assume that vgchartz numbers are still wrong. Vgchartz always undertrackes PS3 numbers. I'm sure PS3 numbers are higher.
Ezz2013  +   1054d ago
i never trust their numbers
only from MS and Sony
BlackTar187  +   1053d ago
Shinrock you should wait till more people post before you say something like that. Cuz when you say that and no one above you is saying that yet you look foolish.
chadboban  +   1054d ago
Wow, look at the 3DS. Talk about a comeback! Hope the Vita can see something similar happen to it next year, along with some more developer support, they both deserve to be doing well if you ask me.
AdvanceWarsSgt  +   1053d ago
i have faith that the Vita sales will start to pick up. I'm looking forward to this E3 in particular to see which games 3rd parties will be bringing to the system.
Kingofwiiu  +   1054d ago
The wiiu on 2.5M ending 29th ? That's really really impressive.....
Neonridr  +   1054d ago
The Wii U in just over a month sold almost as much as the Vita did all year.
zebramocha  +   1054d ago
The wiiu had world wide release the vita didn't.
YipMan  +   1054d ago
@zebramocha if the Vita can be found sold in an African country (legally through retailers), I would consider that a worldwide release.
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g-nome  +   1054d ago
Plenty of Vita gamers and retailers here in South Africa , not sure what point you are trying to make.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1054d ago
They were already 1/2 way to their goal.
wiiulee  +   1054d ago
im assuming ps3 is still in last place, finally selling systems so ps4 will not be out till 2014....more time for wiiu to make its mark...as for psvita...its stuck in last place
Kingofwiiu  +   1054d ago
Exactly. As soon as Rayman , Monster Hunter , Lego City , Pikmin 3 , wiifitU , bayonetta 2 , Aliens colonial marines , Wonderfull 101 all arrive .

Shit's gunna go crazy for wiiu. I'm saying 8-12M by December this year , Easy ....

Meant this @Neonrinr
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Rhythmattic  +   1054d ago
Assume all you like wiiulee.

Assume : - Verb
Suppose to be the case, without proof.
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NastyLeftHook0  +   1054d ago
actually 360 is in 3rd place, ps3 is in 2nd
Kur0  +   1053d ago
Ps3 was the top selling home console of 2012
HammadTheBeast  +   1053d ago
Sadly, WIIU will have it's nuts kicked in by the true next gen consoles.
sandman224  +   1054d ago
Sony is like what you got Xbox. And Xbox is like, I'm tired and out of juice I have nothing left in me. Then Sony slaps Xbox in the face and says I was was here first. That's what you get for trying to steal the show from me.
AsimLeonheart  +   1054d ago
The Wii U selling 2.4 million is not too bad but I remember Nintendo fans claiming that it sold more than 4 million. Where are they now? On second thought they will just discredit VGChartz... Anyway Congrats to the Sony and PS3 fans including me for PS3 being the number 1 selling video game console of 2012. Anybody who refuses to believe these numbers should bring a more reliable source and figures to the table. If not then shut up.
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GuyManDude  +   1054d ago
That 4 million was shipped to store I'm sure. This 2.45 million is likely sold at retail to customers. Not surprising as the WiiU is much easier to get your hands on than the Wii was 7 weeks after launch.

I was going to point this out in that 4 million sold article but didn't want to deal with the backlash from the people who don't know any better.
torchic  +   1054d ago
I'm pretty sure the PS3 has overtaken the 360 at this point, as we all know that the PS3's numbers are well below what they should be.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1054d ago
ps3 overtook rhe 360
stage88  +   1054d ago
And the PS3 beats the 360 again. From starting a year behind you really have to hand it to Sony and their strategy. Well done!
GuyManDude  +   1053d ago
Remember this gem from December 2008?

"The PS3 is a third player, they are at risk of reaching a single digit market share. They are a premium priced product in a tough economic time. They have a tough position to try and sell a product."

-Aaron Greenberg

Four years later and they're sitting at about 30% market share and still growing. One year from now and they'll likely be at over 83 million sold and only 20 million behind the Wii.

It's pretty incredible that we're going to see three consoles with over 80 million units sold, and likely 90 million+ when all is said and done.
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Belking  +   1053d ago
What Greenberg said was sort of accurate. Back then they were at risk but they did pull through. I don't think anyone can deny that. I mean if you look at where they were last gen and the market share they had, it's a huge drop off but it could of been worse.. I don't think anyone would of predicted at this point that sony would be over 20 million consoles behind Nintendo before this generation started. They have some serious ground to make up next gen and PS4 just might be what they need if they come out of the gate swinging. Signs are that exactly what they plan to do with things like buying Gaikai and even more 1st party support that they had before ps3 launch. Things are looking good.

As for MS they are pretty lucky to be in the position they are in too. I don't know many corps who could come back form a fiasco like they had with the RROD situation and have a good amount of market share compared to what they had last gen. I never thought that they would sell this many consoles, let alone outsell ps3 in USA. Now that they have a decent market share and some hardcore followers they will continue to build on it. I expect them to come out of the gate swinging too and maybe even a few unexpected surprises.

When it's all said and done I guess you can say that all three have done well. Continuing to sell consoles in this global economy can't be easy but they are doing it.
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CommonSenseGamer  +   1053d ago
And I'm sure if nothing had changed re: the price of the PS3 he would have been right.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1053d ago

Yeah, we all know you were secretly rooting for that happen and are very disappointed that his prediction didn't come true.

Hopefully your second wish has better luck...

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CommonSenseGamer  +   1053d ago
I actually own and game on both consoles and even purchased one of my sons a Vita for Xmas, which I still believe was a waste of money.

I get sick to death of people claiming you're a troll because you don't agree with a point of view or opinion. N4G is more news for fanboys than news for gamers.

As for your assumption of me wanting the ps3 to fail again, you were completely wrong. Its exactly THAT attitude which pi$$es me off.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1053d ago
***"I actually own and game on both consoles and even purchased one of my sons a Vita for Xmas, which I still believe was a waste of money."***


I thought ALL ^^ your children wanted a 3DS or tablet over the Vita? LOL! You ain't fooling me, NEXT!

***"As for your assumption of me wanting the ps3 to fail again, you were completely wrong. Its exactly THAT attitude which pi$$es me off."***

Well your comment history and your first comment on here leads me to that assumption. Why would you say, had nothing changed he would have been correct? That is a pessimistic way of viewing the prediction vs what has actually transpired and of course Sony is going to make changes in order to make sure their product keeps selling, wouldn't you?
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stage88  +   1053d ago

Your just got exposed. Burnnnnnn.
Hicken  +   1053d ago
Man, I didn't even know about that comment that said all your kids wanted tablets or a 3DS over a Vita.

So... WHY did you "waste" your money again?

Overall, I find it amazing you spend so much time talking about a device you obviously can't stand.

Anyway, these numbers mean nothing. What they represent may be true- for instance, the PS3 being ahead for the year- but their representation is all wrong. In other words, they're only right in the general sense.

And even that may not be right.

To be honest, I'd rather not have numbers outside of the official numbers than to have this inaccurate crap.
roadkillers  +   1054d ago
Not sure if the numbers are right or wrong... but I enjoy the fighting and comments that it brings.
GraveLord  +   1054d ago
PS3 beats 360 again. Awesome!
modesign  +   1054d ago
the 360 will have to wait till black friday 2013 to get the lead from ps3
DarkHeroZX  +   1053d ago
Why? What games or new features are going to drive 360 sales to the point they overtake Sony who has God of War, The last of Us, and Sly 4 coming out next year. I'm selling my 360 on eBay so I can fund my gaming needs for this year. BRING IT SONY!!!!
hennessey86  +   1053d ago
Loving all the comments
It would seem most of you hold shares in Sony, you are all so happy.
BlackTar187  +   1053d ago
Coming from an Xbox Super fan like yourself im not sure how these people will get on with their lives
glennco  +   1053d ago
not just the comments, have a look at your disagrees as well. these articles are basically ps3 owners high-fiving each other. you dont need to be a fanboy to see the huge bias on this site.

you wanna know why... sony has always been an image brand, therefore people who care about their image lean towards ps3 just like they do the iphone. now these same people (not everyone who has a ps3, not even close) are the people in these comments. just common sense.

as far as i'm concerned, both consoles did extremely well this generation, BUT console sales do not make a successful business model, it is always the software. this is just for childish, pointless bragging to strangers
360ICE  +   1053d ago
Did Vita sales go up by 648%? Explain please
tre  +   1053d ago
Also explain how WiiU sales go down by 60% and this is the first year.
360ICE  +   1053d ago
The console has no real blockbuster (yet), and the fanboys have bought it already.

But what has changed with the Vita? That has had the same (solid) games for quite some time. Advertising?
Tetsujin  +   1053d ago

Actually a lot of people I know bought a Vita when they found out you can play PS1 games off it; so they had a lot of their favorites on the go without the need of a PS1 anymore outside certain games that's not on the store.
TekoIie  +   1053d ago
Yeh I was confused by that too XD
skrug  +   1053d ago
Im pretty sure vgc is calculating from the launch of Japan's Dec. 2011 sales.
ABizzel1  +   1053d ago
Vita released in Japan in 2011, so I guess that's where the +648% comes from.

Wii-U I have no clue maybe sales from November to December.
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LOL_WUT  +   1053d ago
The PSP outsold the Wii U? Now thats just sad hang in there! ;)
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1053d ago
Its hard to tell, we need real numbers from Sony and MS.
Bathyj  +   1053d ago
it seems weird that no matter how much ps3 outsells xbox, (over a million in this case) they always have them 2 million behind in total
mandf  +   1053d ago
You are right I'm just to lazy to research it. Im glad someone else has noticed this.
YodaCracker  +   1053d ago
I don't think we'll ever know who sold the most this year. You have VGChartz estimates showing the PS3 ahead this year, but they also showed the PS3 ahead last year while Microsoft and Sony's shipment numbers (aka the REAL numbers) clearly showed the Xbox 360 selling more worldwide in 2011. And in 2012, Sony began combining PS3 and PS2 sales in their quarterly reports, so there's no way to know exactly how much the PS3 sold in this close race with the 360. I don't know why Sony has to make things so hard when it comes to the sales game; hiding their NPD numbers, masking their shipment numbers... Microsoft just proudly announces their sales numbers - no smoke and mirrors!
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Muerte2494  +   1053d ago
ha, ok what....
about all the years prior to 2011? It still doesnt explain how Microsoft blew an entire year's headstart this gen. You're right about Vgchartz numbers being inaccurate so i'll dismiss those. But lets talk about what we do know. Microsoft announced Oct. 19th, that they sold 70 million. As of Nov. 4th ( two weeks later)Sony says ps3 sales (not ps3/ps2) passed 70 million. The facts are ps3 sells at a faster rate than xbox360, while being the most expensive of the three consoles. Next week Microsoft will release their holiday quarter reports. Early February, Sony will be doing the same.
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glennco  +   1053d ago
how do you have so many bubbles with idiotic comments like that (rhetorical, i know the answer). going by the gains from last generation, MS have done extremely well compared to the juggernaught that Sony is/was. they didn't blow anything and once again, hardware sales mean nothing to these companies, they care about software sales, always have, always will. 2012 has been a good year for both consoles coming to the end of their lives. with a bunch of great games for both consoles which is what actually matters to anyone with a brain in their head
Muerte2494  +   1053d ago
@ Glennco...
with all due respect Microsoft did indeed "blow" an entire head start (10 million). They tried to get a jump on the current gen by releasing faulty hardware which they didn't cover until July 2007. Hardware sales actually do mean something when you're selling your system for a profit (all three now are profitable). I've owned 3 xbox360s this gen and only one 60gig ps3 (since 2007). There is not one 360 exclusive that has me excited. I cannot buy Last of US, Beyond: Two Souls, or God of War: Ascension on xbox360. You claim what i said was idiotic yet I simply stated facts. We even agreed on the fact that VGCHartz numbers are usually incorrect. Hardware matters because if you're install base isn't there then developers pass on making games for you console (IE GTA5 and Wii U).
chukamachine  +   1053d ago
I seriously wish people would realize market share is not a given, next gen or any gen.

Were it not for the wii controller, the thing would have only sold 30mill max. The wii u will do 40million max.

Xbox360 had no competition for a year + and everyone who bought it, had to then get gold xboxlive.

PS3 came out very late, and with both a cheaper, casual system sold to mums and gramps, and had the 360 trying to steal hardcore.

Had the PS3 came out first, the 360 would have probably reached 45million max.

When 720/PS4 come out, it's really a case of Online,features,price. and not in that order.
AdvanceWarsSgt  +   1053d ago
You mind telling me the lotto numbers while you're at it?
horndog  +   1053d ago
How much market share did the playstation brand loose to nintendo and MS this gen? It sure was no ps2 monster. Nintendo and ms spanked sony this gen. Its over. The fans can keep counting units sold but the damage is done. This time next gen starts when MS says so. Lol
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black911  +   1053d ago
Now subtract all the 360 RROD consoles gamers had to rebuy.
g-nome  +   1053d ago
And the YLOD ps3's , yes , i've got a 60gig that shamefully lasted only 2 yrs.
urwifeminder  +   1053d ago
17 games mine died i only had the 40 gb lol pathetic really cost 600 bux fun 0.

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