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Submitted by CaptainofCrush 1115d ago | rumor

Global Weekly Chart, Ending 12th Jan 2013

Worldwide Hardware:

1: 3DS - 209,704 (-58%)
2: PS3 - 138,205 (-54%)
3: X360 - 99,306 (-41%)
4: WiiU - 52,424 (-61%)
5: Wii - 43,104 (-47%)
6: DS - 38,523 (-40%)
7: PSV - 37,795 (-57%)
8: PSP - 36,575 (-65%)

Worldwide Software:

1: (PS3) Call of Duty: Black Ops II 117,420
2: (X360) Call of Duty: Black Ops II 111,749
3: (3DS) Animal Crossing: New Leaf 84,506
4: (X360) Halo 4 76,578
5: (X360) Anarchy Reigns 71,798
6: (PS3) FIFA Soccer 13 71,785
7: (Wii) Just Dance 4 70,665
8: (X360) Far Cry 3 66,391
9: (PS3) Far Cry 3 63,126
10: (3DS) New Super Mario Bros. 2 58,926 (3DS, Nintendo DS, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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LOL_WUT  +   1115d ago
Everything went down this week. The 3Ds is still at the top of the charts congrats to Nintendo. On the other hand the Vita and the Wii U need some serious games ASAP! ;)
GribbleGrunger  +   1115d ago
And the PS3 still hitting that 40,000 average lead over the 360 every week. It's going to be interesting to see if Ni-No-Kuni creates any spikes in America and Europe. It's more likely to in Europe if anywhere though, but of course we are going to have to wait until February for that. That month I believe we see Sly too ... ? By the end of February the overall gap should be around 1.3 million. I called Oct/Nov for the catch up, but it could actually be sooner.

edit: Ah, so it might be just shy of 1.3 million by the end of February. GOWA comes out in March too, so that should be a very interesting month.
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Godchild1020  +   1115d ago
Sly comes out in March Sadly. But they do have Ni No Kuni in the first week of February and a lot of third party titles throughout the month.
GribbleGrunger  +   1115d ago
I just noticed that GOWA comes out that month too. Jesus, we could be looking at a late June catchup and a million lead by Christmas. I'd expect a 360 price drop at some point during this deluge of exclusives but I've got a feeling that Sony will instantly match it.
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GribbleGrunger  +   1115d ago
Ah, I forgot about Gears. That might shrink the overall average weekly sales lead but it won't completely off set it because of Japan and Europe. You're right though, it might be later than June then. But I HAVE mentioned the price drop and I reckon Sony will just match it.

Has the 12GB PS3 released in America yet? I was certain it hadn't. If Sony just release the 12GB and match the lowest price of the 360 that will stem any major momentum for the 360, even if it is still slightly more expensive because they'll also probably offer 90 days of PS+ and boast 12 free games on the boxes.

I don't think you can discount a sales surge for the 360, I agree, but I think it's more likely for the PS3 because of the amount of exclusives coming out for the system this year. And we're not talking about any old exclusives either. GOWA is surely going to sell consoles and TLOU could be a huge system seller Worldwide. Where as, Gears usually sells systems mainly in America.
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ShinMaster  +   1115d ago
PS3 - 138,205
X360 - 99,306
And that's without any major activity at the moment.

""Gears is historically a bigger seller"" ...barely.
God of War is a pretty big seller, so the Gears spike may only MATCH the PS3, but not a chance against all of PS3 exclusives. Not globally.
Abash  +   1115d ago
I think the White PS3 Bundle coming out on January 27th will give it a sales boost, MGR: Revengeance should also give it a boost in Japan next month at the very least
Clarence  +   1115d ago
1.3million gap is less than that now. This vgchartz. They have been under tracking PS3 numbers for some time now.
GuyManDude  +   1115d ago
@Gribble and Godchild:

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time comes out February 5 in North America (same day as Dead Space 3) and March 27 in Europe (the day after Bioshock Infinite).
MakiSaad  +   1115d ago
all 4 ps3 exclusives OWNS GEARS OF WAR JUDGEMENT IN THE US pre order chart and now STFU
to prove the fact that ps3 exclusives owns the 360 in 2013
Ezz2013  +   1114d ago

"""Gears is historically a bigger seller. """
gears of war J pre orders 68,677

god of war A pre orders 156,420
and both are coming in the same month

while at it
ni no kuni pre orders 92,217
the last of us pre orders 96,590
sly cooper pre orders 79,159

i keep read how gears of war J will outsell every ps3 exclusive
yet i see 4 ps3 exclusives have more pre order than gears
which you guys used to brag about it alot

i do know that pre orders don't reflect the overall sales of games
i never pre order my self
but xbox fanboys used to brag alot about that

where are you now ??!!
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Mainsqueeze  +   1114d ago
Haha i swear the people on this site care more about which system is ahead more than the execs at Microsoft or Sony do. Idk why people can't just enjoy and support good gaming on all systems.
aquamala  +   1114d ago
These preorder numbers are really low, I'm sure god of war:a will sell a lot more than just 150,000 copies day 1, same with the other games. Why do people preorder anyway? If you want the game on day 1, just go to th store that day and buy one, its not like there will be a shortage.
SilentNegotiator  +   1115d ago
Of course everything is down. Next-gen rumors are in full swing, the day after Christmas sales are over and it's the middle of January, and the consoles are cheap enough that most of the people that wanted them have them.

Wii U's weak post-launch is probably going to keep them in a bad place for a while. Hopefully they get 3rd party support up in the next 1-2 year(s).
jmc8888  +   1115d ago
It's got plenty of support.

The problem was, they were old games. Now they'll be new game launched at or close to it of the other versions.

People need to remember back to when the PS3/360 were new. They TOO didn't get 3rd party support for many games because the devs didn't want to make a version where it was only possible to sell it to a scant crowd. That's the problem with ALL new consoles.

Same thing will happen to PS4/720 you watch. Many devs will keep making games for PS3/360 and won't put out a PS4/720 version.

It's funny how people forget this and assume when a game doesn't come out for Wii U it's for some other reason. It isn't. They want to make money and making a game for a console that only has a couple million units sold doesn't work for every dev.

Once the number of units sold increases, those devs start making them on those systems...or they fade away with the increased costs of making more elaborate games. Which happened alot as many devs that made games on PS2/xbox simply couldn't afford to make games on PS3/360 and faded away.

Same will happen here.

Crysis 2 did not make money. Crytek needs Crysis 3 to make money.

GTA V is a game that's been in development for years...meaning they had it half finished before Wii U dev kits came out.

So the devs that CAN make them on Wii U either already have or will be soon. Just a few more months of games already in the pipeline won't.

The ones that can't, will focus making games on 360/PS3 until the Wii U/PS4/720 sell enough consoles to make it worthwhile and profitable to put out a game.
otherZinc  +   1115d ago
If SONY were doing this well, their stock wouldn't be downgraded, but it is.

You guys will believe anything.
GuyManDude  +   1115d ago
Their game division has been profiting for months (maybe years), but they're a multi-division conglomerate that makes TVs, computers, phones, movies, etc. Even if one division is profitable it's still possible for the company to lose money (via the other sectors). Sony's mobile and TV divisions aren't doing so well these days, but that could change.

So yes, the PS3 (and by extension SCE) are doing well.
kenshiro100  +   1114d ago
And you know
nukeitall  +   1114d ago
Sony's credit rating has been rated "junk", meaning their bonds aren't worth shit:

Because of that Sony had to sell a building to fund their gakai acquisition and some much needed cash to stave off any additional losses that might come. Especially with the next generation looming around, there will be heavy losses.

Sony's stock is the lowest it has been since practically forever. Sony's hurting and their situation is deteriorating fast as their brand is taking a beating.
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kenshiro100  +   1114d ago
Yes, Sony is in a financial situation but they are far from dead. No amount of doom and gloom (not to mention inaccurate fallacies) is going to make them die any faster.

Their restructuring is meant to help them recover in the long run.

Maybe you didn't read that part, right? You were too busy looking into the negative aspect of the article.
Shadowolf  +   1115d ago
The Wii U is certainly hurting for games as the first four months of the year looks extremely scarce in the also software department for Nintendo's new system. Sales have also decreased considerably for the Wii U as well. With next-gen consoles looming in the shadows I expect Nintendo to drop their current price point of the Wii U as we draw closer to the 3rd Qtr of the year.
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Knight_Crawler  +   1114d ago
Who the hell is buying all these 3DS?

Congrats Nintendo!
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wishingW3L  +   1115d ago
why people keep submitting these bullcrap VGchartz?
Godchild1020  +   1115d ago
So we can have something to discuss other than just the games that are coming out and the rumored specs of next Gen hardware.

If you don't want to talk about the rumored hardware/game sales, you can always skip the article and not click on it (Not trying to come off rude).
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SuperSonic266  +   1115d ago
ps3 wins again
CommonSenseGamer  +   1115d ago
If you're talking consoles. At least Vita is outselling the PSP I guess.
Hicken  +   1115d ago
Still can't help but talk about that console you hate, huh?

Trolls sure are interesting.

It'll be interesting to see how the upcoming game releases will affect sales. Ni no Kuni is out now, and there are plenty of other big name titles, like God of War and Sly on the horizon for PS3. And of course, the 360 has Gears. I have to laugh, though, at the people that say Gears will equal or surpass all the sales of the PS3 exclusives, because I feel fairly certain that the last Gears and GOW games are pretty even.
CommonSenseGamer  +   1115d ago
Difference between you an me hicken is that I own both a 360 and PS3 so guess what, I get to play all the exclusives I want on both consoles.

As for your comment re: the games are coming...I'm confused as vita owners claim they are already here. Your comment also echos 2011 about how can anyone not buy a vita given what's being released in 2012...and look how that turned out.

If I'm a troll then what in hell does that make you?
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stage88  +   1115d ago

Please, just stop. You're embarrassing yourself.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   1114d ago
It's cute to see when VGChartz matters.
BitbyDeath  +   1114d ago
And when it doesn't ;-)
smashcrashbash  +   1115d ago
PS3 is doing really well these days.I am guessing their killer line up has something to do with it.They have a ton of games coming this year which will definitely boast sales .What is funny is people trying to deny it.The PS3 is doing pretty good only second to the 3DS.Deal with it.Why are you trying so hard to deny it? First they sell more consoles the the 360 and now are beating them worldwide.People say that doesn't matter but it matters to Sony's pockets and potential PS4 owners.
YodaCracker  +   1115d ago
You can't have it both ways. VGChartz still shows the PS3 1.6 million units behind the 360. So you can't go by that fishy report that projects the PS3 has outsold the 360 and go by VGChartz weekly numbers as well because they contradict each other.
Dms2012  +   1115d ago
Judging by the disagrees they CAN have it both ways lol.
BitbyDeath  +   1114d ago
"Collectively, we estimate that total retail game sales in these 5 countries account for around 70% of the Global market."

5 - USA, UK, Germany, France, Japan

VGChartz does not track the world, it omits areas that are considered Sony territory which is why Sony are always undertracked.

Official numbers should be released soon so lets just wait for them.
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AWBrawler  +   1115d ago
3DS still beasting. I'd like to see how march affects Nintendo and Sony. They have their big guns coming around the same time
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Belking  +   1115d ago
PS vita is really selling like crap if you believe the numbers in that chart.
Godchild1020  +   1115d ago
The Vita, compared to the other handheld consoles is selling like crap, but the Wii U is selling like crap compared to the other home consoles. So, both of them are selling like crap.
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Belking  +   1115d ago
But 3ds makes up for that. Nintendo is profiting off of 3ds and sony isn't profiting off vita hardware yet. PS Vita should be doing much better. The thing needs software bad.
Shadowolf  +   1115d ago
@ Belking

The same can be said about the Wii U. The Wii U is the first console Nintendo is selling at a loss and based on their current sales numbers and lack of forecasted titles the system keeps Nintendo in the red. While the 3DS is selling quite well, it is not helping Nintendo to break even in the hardware department. As Nintendo has stated, while they currently lose money with the sale of each Wii U, the sale of every two Wii U games helps them to break even, unfortunately the lack Wii U game purchases have also not help Nintendo. The PS Vita itself has not turned a profit for Sony, however Sony is in a much better position as the PS3 hardware sales, software sales both physical and digital via PSN in addition to Playstation Plus all bring in a considerable profit for Sony. This is one of the main reasons why Sony has refused to reduce the Vita price point.
PopRocks359  +   1114d ago

If I made that argument in reverse, wouldn't you be asking me why I brought up Vita sales to compare to Wii U sales?

Both platforms could be selling faster. A lot faster. Though I would argue the Wii U is at least doing moderately better. It's not exactly like the two are neck and neck.
kenshiro100  +   1115d ago
Belking, if Sony isn't making a profit off of the Vita...they they REALLY need to drop it.

Seriously, do any of you trolls know what you're talking about? Or are you using big words and 'facts' that make little to no sense for the sake of it?
Godchild1020  +   1115d ago
I believe the PS3 is making a profit and that makes up for the Vita. Then you have the Memory Card sales that make a profit for Sony which is needed to play games on the Vita. So, I think when you factor in the memory card sales with the Vita, the Vita is making a profit for Sony.

There is software available. I just think the price of the 3DS is hurting the sales of the Vita. So, yes the price of the Vita needs to come down. I have always said it and I will continue to say it, how well do you think the Vita would have done last year if Nintendo didn't drop the price of the 3DS? I think it would have done better. If Sony had the room they would have dropped the price, but they didn't drop the price and now we have Plus on the Vita to make up for it.
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WeAreLegion  +   1115d ago
The Vita gets new games all the time. Games are NOT the problem. Trust me. There are more than enough games to play on the Vita. Earth Defense Force 2017 has over 100 hours of gameplay. More if you want to run through it multiple times and unlock more weapons. (Hundreds of weapons, by the way...)

I'm also still addicted to Little Big Planet and PSASBR. New characters come in a couple of weeks with a new stage, as well. The Vita HAS games. People don't know about the system and they don't want to pay $250, despite the fact that they'll pay $400 for an iPod for their five year-old. Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, and filing taxes are great for about five minutes.

Give a man a fish... -_-
horndog  +   1115d ago
I love how ps3 gamers brag about hiw great their exclusives are yet cod franchise rules them all as you can see. I also love how they say the 360 is a "fps" shooter console but guess what.... yeah the best selling franchise this gen for ps3 is cod. Loool. So much for the ps3 has the best exclusives crap since the sales tell a different story about how they do compard to second party
Godchild1020  +   1115d ago
When you talk, you need to come from both sides and not just one. COD sells well on both the PS3 and 360.

Call of Duty is the highest selling on the 360 (If omit Kinect adventures) as well. According to VGchartz (Take as you will) 8 out of the 10 best selling games on the 360 are First Person Shooters. Grand theft Auto and Kinect Adventures, take up the other two spots.

On the PS3, there are only 6 First Person Shooters in the top ten best selling games. Grand Theft Auto, Fifa, Uncharted and Gran Turismo 5 take up the other 4 spots. As you can see, PS3 gamers have a little more diversity in their life.

If you go into the top 20, the 360 has 14 (11, if you omit the Gears Series, since its third person) shooters. The PS3 has 10 (7, if you omit Uncharted 2, 3 and RE5) shooters. As you can see PS3 gamers have a more diverse library than 360 users.

I know you will need to take into consideration of the sales of each game to come to a real conclusion of the diversity argument, but this is what I can come up with using VGchartz top 10, 20 charts.
oakshin  +   1115d ago
u do realize there was no major ps exclusive other then a fighting game come out when cod did dont u? and u do know psn sells digital copys off psn that cant be tracked by any1? yeaaaaa................
MakiSaad  +   1115d ago
MW3 best selling game on the 360 so shut up it's the same thing on the ps3 but in 2013 u only have gears and the pre orders of gears is horrible god of war pre orders in the US surpasses gears even NI NO KUNI has more pre orders than gears and sly cooper also and don't forget that THE LAST OF US is coming on may and it has more pre orders than GEARS OF WAR
and this link to prove that i'm not lying
SignifiedSix  +   1114d ago
Lol just because theres more preorders, doesnt mean they will sell more.

Ive seen almost the exact same comment from 2 other people. Quite annoying imo.
tommygunzII  +   1114d ago
That is the difference. Without multiplayer shooters Xbox has nothing.
That's really why the few games you have do sell well, because there isn't anything else to choose from.
If all I had was CoD I would find a new hobby.
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nintendoland  +   1115d ago
old ds beats ps vita. Vita is flop
strickers  +   1115d ago
And you, as a gamer, should be sad about it
Best handheld hardware ever made. Needs key games.
Sony should try and get Mine craft etc on it.
DivineAssault  +   1115d ago
2013 is going to be a wonderful year for the core gaming community... Numbers are on the low most likely due to the holiday money running out... That and people might be saving up for nx gen.. We all know its coming very soon.. Plus, theres MANY great titles to look forward to so software sales may spike
josephayal  +   1115d ago
Supreme Victory
SONY PS3 Is Unstoppable
PopRocks359  +   1114d ago
Err, a victory for who exactly? Certainly not for you.

I've said it before, I'll say it again; first place doesn't matter, success does. And right now the big three are all finding success. The 3DS is killing, the PS3 is now outselling the 360 and the 360 is making some nice numbers six years past its launch date DESPITE the first two facts.
condemmedman  +   1115d ago
Ha makes me laugh claiming victory at the end if a generation lol saddo's

Lets face it the ps3 is no better or worse than the 360
For me its more of a multimedia unit than a games machine
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mochachino  +   1114d ago
Looks like PS3 will have slightly higher total sales than 360 by the end of the gen, but they pretty much tied which is a win win for MS and a win for Sony.

Wii U is currently in trouble; however, I'm sure things will pick up once a AAA game finally releases.
Bladesfist  +   1114d ago
Starcraft 2 HOTS is the most preorderd exclusive. I can't wait for the game but how many people actually have bought this retail. The numbers must be real scary when you add in digital sales.
Obelisk92  +   1114d ago
Comments like "OMG PS3 just outsold 360 flawless victory fatality BBQ" just make me sad.

Let's see the total numbers (yeah, it's vgchartz, but let's assume it's AT LEAST a little bit reliable).
PS3 is at 72.2 mln, 360 is at 73.8 mln.
We're SIX YEARS in this gen, almost seven. Do you know what that means?

That means that there's no winner between Sony or Microsoft. Yeah, the 360 came first, and the PS3 costed a hell lot of money when it came out, but... in six years, i think we're reaching the line of saturation in selling. 1.6 mln compared to 70 mln is nothing.

If there's a commercial winner in this gen, Nintendo would be that. It just blown out every competitor, and I think it was obvious even in 2007.
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tommygunzII  +   1114d ago
Where you start is not as important as where you finish. So I guess giving up and losing a game in the fourth quarter doesn't make any difference, since you were winning for the first three.

Comparing a Wii to a PS3 is like comparing a Corvette to an Accord, more people have an Accord because its efficient, dependable, and kid friendly, but you won't see them revving up beside the Corvette ;)
Obelisk92  +   1113d ago
Your argument is valid, but that's not my point of view.

I didn't say Wii won, Nintendo did. Wii sure is a different home console than its competitors, and that was a risky move for Nintendo, but they saw it right.
The idea and its innovation were part of its success.
I mean, MS and Sony could have moved in the same way, if only they were enough sassy.

I'm talking about COMMERCIAL success, of course. Nobody's saying Wii's the best current-gen home console.

And about 360 vs PS3, I don't think MS won every battle since 2007... it sure did on the first/first two years.
Things started to get different in 2009, with Uncharted 2.
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Tewi-Inaba  +   1114d ago
Animal Crossing is still 3rd on the game list after 10 weeks and only being out in Japan.

2mil+ sold in 10 weeks...
just in japan...

Japan sure loves their animal crossing....
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tommygunzII  +   1114d ago
I love my PS3 but I do think Sony needs to chuck the Vita out the window. They had a chance to take over the pocket gaming market with the PSP, but now they are trying to compete with phones for on the go pocket gaming and it's not going to work.
The games are AAA and very immersing which makes it nearly impossible to play anywhere but inside. Try starting up a game of Uncharted anywhere but your house, it is almost impossible if you want to play seriously.

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