2013 Year on Year Sales and Market Share Update to January 19th

Worldwide Hardware YTD:

1: 3DS - 911,441
2: PS3 - 551,449
3: X360 - 356,792
4: WiiU - 226,663
5: PSP - 174,714
6: Wii - 165,155
7: PSV - 154,850
8: DS - 130,543

Worldwide Software YTD:

1: Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3) - 398,605
2: Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360) - 374,416
3: DMC (PS3) - 362,982
4: Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) - 317,227
5: Halo 4 (X360) - 300,325
6: New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) - 261,582
7: Just Dance 4 (Wii) - 247,177
8: FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3) - 229,148
9: Far Cry 3 (X360) - 216,858
10: Far Cry 3 (PS3) - 199,992

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mandf2142d ago

Vgcgartz never updates the difference between PS3 and Xbox. I don't have the link but last week PS3 outsold 360 by a hundred thousand this week it shows they lost ground by 200,000. I find it funny no one else notices this. Just an observation.

MaxXAttaxX2141d ago (Edited 2141d ago )

VG Chartz is all over the place with their numbers at times.
Must have something to do with the whole 'not being official' thing and not having to answer to anyone.

WeAreLegion2142d ago

At one point, the PS3 was within 2 million of the 360. The next month, it went to 3 million behind. -_- That was AFTER they reported the PS3 outselling the 360. I don't know how they get away with this crap.

calis2142d ago

Get away with it?

It's a website with no affiliation or people to answer to. They could say the Vita has sold 100 million and nothing would happen. No one would believe them but they answer to no one. They're not an official source.

Ulf2142d ago (Edited 2142d ago )

/agree with above statements

They ignore MS and Sony shipped #s, and make the foolish assumption that retailers are so dumb as to keep a whole load of spare PS3s in some warehouse somewhere, and keep ordering them.

The truth is that the sold numbers are within less than 1 million of the shipped numbers, at all times, because retailers know what they're doing. The only time they ever stockpile consoles is around the holidays. Even then, if they do overstock, they dump extras almost immediately after the holidays, in sales.

Retail space == $$. They don't waste it with stockpiling when they don't see it as impending profit, relative to other warehouse and floor space. VGChartz somehow always assumes that (a) retailers are stupid, and (b) ignores shipped numbers, reported to stockholders as %100 truth by the 1st parties, that don't match their totals.

The PS3 is ahead of the 360 by about 1 million units, in both shipped, and the hands of the consumer. This is a simple truth of large scale economics. Shipped numbers are effectively sold numbers, with a small padding. Retailers are NOT so dumb as to pad 3 million PS3s, imbalanced with only 0.5 million 360s, when the sales #s are nowhere near that amount of disparity.

SignifiedSix2142d ago

to be honest, i think this site should just be blocked on here. its not like they ever have official numbers on this crap...

chukamachine2141d ago

Totally agree with your comments and you made me laugh as well.

They ignore MS and Sony shipped #s, and make the foolish assumption that retailers are so dumb as to keep a whole load of spare PS3s in some warehouse somewhere, and keep ordering them.

keep it up.

iNathan2142d ago (Edited 2142d ago )

Microsoft reported 76m 360s were shipped by December 31st.

VGC has 360 at 73.5m by that time...

What a joke of website, this site should not be aprroved here by any means, if a shame mods let this come so fat.

Site like this are banned on Neogaf by obvious reasons.

If we want N4G to be respetable it needs to start banning this sites.

Just saying. Its not only 360 numbers that are way off... Ps3 numbers and undertracked as hell aswell.


Ryo-Hazuki2142d ago

Not saying VGChartz numbers are correct. But shipped vs sold are two different numbers

Good_Guy_Jamal2142d ago

Then why do people complain that ps3 numbers are off when sony announced 70 million shipped last year?

B1663r2142d ago

No they are not. First those are consoles sold to retailers.

Second, there are not multiple millions of consoles in inventory at various retailers around the United states, or even the world. A quick survey of retailers in the US would suggest at most there are a couple hundred thousand, Double that if you count Europe. (treble that if you count japan and the PS3) and not millions.

WTF, why would retailers have more in stock than they sell in a given week, or even month? Or a couple of months...

That is not how retail works. Here in 2013, retail is all about sitting on as little inventory as possible, all the time.

If Microsoft said 76 million, then you can count on 76 million consoles sold at retail give or take 2 weeks.


vgchartz numberz are fake fake fake. They don't mean anything.

GribbleGrunger2142d ago (Edited 2142d ago )

Mate, when Sony or Microsoft say they've shipped 5 million consoles, that's exactly what it means. They've shipped out to shops ready to be sold. In other words that 5 million shipped is sold over a period of time before the next batch are shipped. There are occasions when companies over ship in order to inflate the numbers. This is called 'stuffing the channels'. Neither Sony nor Microsoft have sold all those shipped numbers yet.

But, if you wish to believe they're sold then by all means do so. That's 77 million PS3 sold. Not bad eh?

Jigga692142d ago

MS said 75.9 shipped but vgchartz is an estimation sales. Their web site is not official but it makes sense that the sales are under shippement.

solidt122142d ago

There was a report that Sony had shipped over 77 million weeks ago. I dont see any updates.

Anon19742142d ago

Also, there have been times when VGChartz reported with the 360 more 360's sold than there were shipped. If these figures were anywhere near accurate sold to customer figures, there should be no way the figures could ever be more than shipped as obviously you can't sell more consoles than the company says are shipped. In VGChartz world, this has happened.

AngelicIceDiamond2142d ago (Edited 2142d ago )

Stuff like this happens eeevery single year. Fake numbers get released to tie the fanboys over. And when MS and Sony release real numbers it shoots down all the fanboys and their glory.

I'm waiting on official numbers.

josephayal2142d ago

first 2013 supreme Victory for Sony

MysticStrummer2142d ago

You have an odd definition of "supreme".

adorie2142d ago

Only 1 Supreme Victory counts and that is:

Kurt Russell2142d ago

And now KI is on my brain once again :(

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Qrphe2142d ago (Edited 2142d ago )

IF consoles were to sell like this all year long (IF AND ONLY IF), Wii U and PSV would sell around 4 and 3 million respectively for the rest of the year.

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