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Submitted by CaptainofCrush 548d ago | rumor

USA Weekly Chart, Ending 19th Jan 2013

Hardware:

1: X360 - 42,995 (-15%)
2: 3DS - 36,323 (-25%)
3: PS3 - 23,972 (-18%)
4: DS - 14,597 (-28%)
5: Wii - 12,869 (-30%)
6: WiiU -11,590 (-25%)
7: PSV - 6,590 (-29%)
8: PSP - 1,158 (-26%)

Software:

1: (PS3) DMC - 163,615
2: (X360) DMC - 120,285
3: (X360) Call of Duty: Black Ops II - 44,914
4: (X360) Halo 4 - 30,348
5: (PS3) Call of Duty: Black Ops II - 27,741
6: (Wii) Just Dance 4 - 25,910
7: (X360) NBA 2K13 - 19,726
8: (X360) Far Cry 3 - 16,657
9: (X360) Kinect Adventures! - 16,089
10: (X360) Assassin's Creed III - 15,310 (3DS, Nintendo DS, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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Knushwood Butt  +   548d ago
What happened to Wii U?
Godchild1020  +   548d ago
The same thing that happen to the Vita. The price?
RuperttheBear  +   548d ago
The Ps3 sold worse when it launched, so we shouldn't count it out yet. Although many will.
AsimLeonheart  +   547d ago
Just what everybody is saying. It isnt selling and flopping hard. It is a fact whether Ninendo fans admit it or not. Oh and please dont compare it to PSVita. That is a HANDHELD.
Knight_Crawler  +   547d ago
Sony needs to stop denying that the price is an issue and drop it ASAP...look how bad the 3DS was selling at launch and as soon as Ninty dropped the price sales skyrocketed and the 3DS has maintained that momentum.

In some sort of way I feel sorry for Sony and the VITA becuase they are stuck between a rock and a hard place, in one hand they know that if the drop the price sales will pick up but on the other hand the investors will be pissed.

I am all for powerful tech but Sony needs to realize that that only company that can get away with selling electronics at a high price during these hard times is Apple...If Sony prices the PS4 at $500-$600 then I dont see Sony getting out of the mess that they are in.
Kevlar009  +   547d ago
My only guess is that there hasn't been much of a new incentive to buy one. Can't think of many new, amazing games that have come out for it in the last few weeks.
kneon  +   547d ago
I think the real problem is that most of the hardcore Nintendo fans have bought theirs already, but the mainstream consumers still don't care about it.

The Wii was selling like crazy because of all the hype with the moms buying it and telling their friends about it, that market has yet to materialize for the Wii U.
aceitman  +   547d ago
it will be nothing like the wii , the older audience that got wii which is a great chunk of there sales because of the wii bowling and games like that will not buy this .
user3915800  +   547d ago
Well, I dont blame Big N, they placed the bet on less expensive hardware to earn better income, but the problem is what they have is a retro machine. I dont care what they make to be honest, I always like their software, heck Im a proud owner of a virtual boy lol... Problem is there is nothing special about it, cost too much for outdated hardware, people are expecting to see the ps4 and 360 before making their minds, and lets be honest, not much special has come out for the hardware.
TheKayle  +   548d ago
next gen is coming so...u know
microgenius  +   548d ago
another gamecube
TheKayle  +   548d ago
what is the ps vita?......(ironic)
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trickman888  +   548d ago
LOL vg chartz
AsimLeonheart  +   547d ago
Then can you present the figures from another and more reliable source right now?

EDIT: LOL! Looks like you Nintendo fans cant do that so just click the disagree button. LOL!
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majiebeast  +   547d ago
So because there is no other source this 1 is reliable? Great logic there. So if there is only 1 airline company 60% of the planes crash, but because there is no other company it must mean its reliable.
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AsimLeonheart  +   547d ago
@majiebeast

No, it means that we have to live with what we have. We have to play with the cards we have been dealt. No use discrediting the only one source you have when you dont have any other.
Knushwood Butt  +   547d ago
Well, for Japan, there's Media Create and Famitsu.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   547d ago
Japan really likes the original PSP.
torchic  +   547d ago
because it still gets mad dev support.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   547d ago
Thats something I wish It got more in America.
medziarz  +   547d ago
Looks like all new GAMING systems get trounced by existing PS360 duopoly - nothing can match the current-gen consoles, they are a beast and only now show moderate signs of fatigue.

The exception is of course the 3DS - because IMO it is not a gaming system in a traditional sense, it is mainly a kids' toy bought by parents for their little sweet-hearts :P There's no competition between dad's Ni No Kuni and daughter's Mario
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AdvanceWarsSgt  +   547d ago
So when Microsoft/Sony do well sales wise, it's because they're great and awesome. The 3DS sells well.....and it's because it's a toy?? LOLWUT
G-cis  +   547d ago
you know....fanboy logic
medziarz  +   547d ago
Microsoft and Sony do well because their console are the golden age of gaming - a 7 year constant stream (overkill) of "AAA" huge budget and technical quality games - these consoles have made gaming a mainstream hobby for 20+ and 25+ people with their own income and households, with game budgets and tech advancement skyrocketing throughout the generation.

the DS and 3DS do well because they became the go-to premium and state of the art gaming toy for children, making handheld gaming a mainstream phenomenon among families.
AdvanceWarsSgt  +   546d ago
If anything, the GB and GBA were the ones that brought handhelds the mainstream success among children, since those two systems were rarely bought and played by teens and adults.

The DS in particular opened the door for all types of gamers to become interested in handheld gaming, and gaming in general. Kids, teens, young adults, the middle aged and elderly, it didn't matter who, the DS sold to pretty much every demographic, and brought the mainstream (i.e "casual" gamer) to the market well before the Wii or even smartphones/tablets did. In fact, a large portion of the success that the Wii and smartphones/tablets are seeing now can all be attributed to the breakout success that the DS was.

That doesn't make the DS a toy, since toys are incredibly simplistic, are relatively cheap and for the most part require the imagination for extended periods of enjoyment. The DS, and for that matter, the 3DS, are both portable game systems looking to appeal to a wide array of demographics. This is evidenced by the fact that both systems libraries have a wide array of content, and that developers simply didn't/don't just support both platforms with shovelware and social games. Smartphones and tablets are now trying to replicate the DS model by getting more legitimate developer support and advertising more frequently the wide array of games available on those machines.

Now, with all that said, the 3DS won't even come close to the DS in terms of sales. The DS was a worldwide phenomenon and essentially shaped the markets for handheld devices. The 3DS on the other hand looks to be more of a gamer's system just based on the type of games that have been made for it in its first two years. However, i could be wrong, pending on how the worldwide consumer base responds to the extremely popular Animal Crossing (don't ask me why it's popular, I don't have the slightest idea why) and 6th gen Pokemon.
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josephayal  +   547d ago
Another supreme victory for Microsoft
WeAreLegion  +   547d ago
Yes, yes. Another American victory from the system marketed and seemingly designed for bros...

I wonder why. O_o
Belking  +   547d ago
The butt hurt is strong in this one.
Hicken  +   547d ago
Honestly, it's an amazing level of brainwashing. As someone who sells video games and systems in the US, I'm still amazed at how people believe that certain multiplat games are exclusive to the 360(Call of Duty still gets this).

And then there's the fact that, after so long, people are now heavily invested in the 360. They've got their achievements and their friends lists that are seven years old, and that's hard to give up.

Interesting that, according to this and the European charts, the PS3 and 360 are neck and neck. Wonder how adding in Japan and the UK would change that.
CommonSenseGamer  +   547d ago
@hicken:

You work in sales and you harp on about brainwashing? If that's not a case of the pot calling the kettle black then I don't know what is. All the major players use marketing to their advantage. I would have to say Apple would be the worst, especially their latest ad where they put down round ear buds. You know, the very ear buds they had given away with iPods for years.
LOL_WUT  +   547d ago
The Wii U is selling horribly, hopefully it can find some momentum pretty soon. ;)
gamingzen  +   547d ago
People are probably skint after the xmas period and havent got the money for wii u as for xbox sales these are probably replacement sales for dodgy xboxs that have ring of death. When new games start coming out ie pikmin, aliens,wonderful 101 wii u sales will pick up at the moment theres no need to get one as xbox and ps3 have loads of good games on the horizon ie god of war, last of us,crysis 3, gears of war etc

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