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Submitted by CaptainofCrush 1110d ago | rumor

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

Hard to tell
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mandf  +   1110d 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.
jp_footy2  +   1110d ago
I notice it also.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1110d 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.
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WeAreLegion  +   1110d 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.
calis  +   1110d 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.
Ulf  +   1110d 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.
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SignifiedSix  +   1110d 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...
chukamachine  +   1110d 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.
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iNathan  +   1110d ago
VgChartz is a joke
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.

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Ryo-Hazuki  +   1110d ago
Not saying VGChartz numbers are correct. But shipped vs sold are two different numbers
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   1110d ago
Then why do people complain that ps3 numbers are off when sony announced 70 million shipped last year?
B1663r  +   1110d 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.
GribbleGrunger  +   1110d 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?
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Jigga69  +   1110d ago
Shipped and estimate sales
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.
solidt12  +   1110d ago
There was a report that Sony had shipped over 77 million weeks ago. I dont see any updates.
Anon1974  +   1110d 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.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1110d 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.
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josephayal  +   1110d ago
first 2013 supreme Victory for Sony
MysticStrummer  +   1110d ago
You have an odd definition of "supreme".
adorie  +   1110d ago
Only 1 Supreme Victory counts and that is:
Kurt Russell  +   1110d ago
And now KI is on my brain once again :(
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Qrphe  +   1110d 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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Good_Guy_Jamal  +   1110d ago
Wait, 3DS has already sold a million and it isn't even February yet?
To think SONY expected the Vita to outsell the psp this fiscal year.
Hicken  +   1110d ago
How are those two statements related? And how does the first statement influence the second?

You spend a lot of time calling me a fanboy, then come out trolling like there's no tomorrow. There's some serious irony there.

Oh, wait. Are you still holding a grudge because Tretton "insulted" you?

Self-respecting, indeed.
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   1110d ago
The 2 statements aren't related. They have nothing to do with each other. They are simply 2 statements sharing the same comment space.
Both are however related to the article. Allow me to rephrase for you.
I have made 2 observations after reading this article
1 3DS has sold almost a million
2 PSP is outselling the Vita despite SONY expecting the opposite.
If I really wanted to be a trolling fanboy I could have easily mention how many times more the 3DS was selling compared to the VITA, I however did not.
JamieL  +   1110d ago
Yet he has 4 bubbles and you have 1.
SpinalRemains138  +   1109d ago

They were 2 sentences. Did you really need the guy to create a new paragraph for the second observation, solely for your reading pleasure?
DivineAssault  +   1110d ago
Good job wii u! its at least doing better than vita.. Though i wish it were the other way around.. Its nice to see that people are realizing PS3 is a much better value than 360 tho.. Why the hell do people still buy that thing?
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PS4isKing_82  +   1110d ago
Sony and Nintendo reign supreme.
Microsoft just brings up the rear as usual.
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   1110d ago
Didn't know the VITA was made by Microsoft
inf3cted1  +   1110d ago
Lol more PSPs sold than PSVs.
refocusedman  +   1110d ago
Its sad the vita is a great system
AdvanceWarsSgt  +   1110d ago
DS/PSP still putting up respectable numbers. Both systems were great in their own right, so they deserve the commercial success.
juandren  +   1110d ago
Is it just me or is the PS3 currently the best-selling console?

Edit: On the handheld side - holy crap the 3DS is getting insane numbers!
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juandren  +   1110d ago
How could anybody disagree with what I said? Which console is currently selling better than the PS3? Are the numbers for the 3DS not insane? :/
CommonSenseGamer  +   1110d ago
No idea other than fanboys may have read it as an attack.
cyclindk  +   1110d ago
I wonder how long Sony and Microsoft will support their consoles following their next gen launches.


Three or more?

Anyone think?

They do have longer legs, theoretically than the previous era, but it all depends on their respective creators to maintain that longevity.

Online service termination would effectively be the real nail in the coffin I believe, as online functionality is really the lifeblood of consoles these days.

Guess we will find out.
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metroidfusion2  +   1110d ago
Both sony and microsoft will support the ps3 and 360 until at least 2015 and you can google it I don't do links ha ha
juandren  +   1110d ago
The fact that all consoles have online this gen will make the companies support them for longer due to people who would buy games on them instead in the beginning because their friends still play on them. With the leap from PS2 to PS3 that was hardly a problem, with only a few games supporting online play. I'm guessing current consoles will be supported about a year longer than the PS2 was supported since the release of the PS3 (Note: I'm just using the PS2 console as an example because it was the "kingpin" console and was supported far longer than the others). I also don't think MS will drop support for the 360 immediately because it has a much bigger install base than the Xbox had.
cyclindk  +   1110d ago
Right! I'm just wondering how the "extra lives" the current consoles have, how and to what extent that will... detract from sales of their next gen counterparts.

Or will they be priced effectively enough to appeal to both early adopters and those who are still content with their current machine, or are otherwise strapped for cash.
GribbleGrunger  +   1110d ago
Jees. Sony will support the PS3 for at least another 4 - 5 years... you know, like the PS1 and the PS2 and in under two years, the PSP. The clues are there if you look for them. Well, to be honest, you don't have to look for them, you can't help but stumble over them unless you're deliberately not looking.
Karpetburnz  +   1110d ago
Im pretty sure Sony said theyre supporting the PS3 for 10 years.
WeAreLegion  +   1110d ago
I don't get why someone would NOT buy a Vita...
ItsTrue  +   1110d ago
Because we have no interest in playing games all day. Some people enjoy having time away from games.
Godchild1020  +   1110d ago
So, why are you on a game related site. Yes, I know you are not playing games on the site, but you are still reading up on them.

If you enjoy time away from them, you wouldn't be on this site.
ItsTrue  +   1110d ago
To the above:

Your statement would be true if you were going off the assumption that I am on this site for hours at a time. However, I only go on for 5-10 minutes in the morning and at night to see what's new with the games I play. Also, I only go on N4G when I'm at home.

Vita is a portable console designed for playing on the move when you don't have a tv/monitor at your current location. For me, home time is game time. When I'm out it's not game time again, it's outside world time.
Ulf  +   1109d ago
"Because we have no interest in playing games all day. Some people enjoy having time away from games."

In that case, you wouldn't buy a 3DS either...
ItsTrue  +   1108d ago
To Ulf:

That's true, I don't own any portable gaming consoles.

If your point was about how Nintendo manages to sell more, then my only guess is that they've done something better than competitors. Either that or people like the Nintendo name for their portables.
inf3cted1  +   1110d ago
I have a VITA and honestly, I just dont pick it up alot for some reason.
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FriedGoat  +   1110d ago
you have to buy games to enjoy the Vita.

All I see is people saying "bleh bleh bleh I don't play my vita" how many games have you got? "uh.. 2" Fantastic.

I've got like 15 games for my vita all store bought I love playing it and also have trouble choosing what to play. Its damn good.
I had more 3DS games than that but have promptly sold all of them bar Ocarina of time, it is now my portable N64.
Killzoner99  +   1110d ago
Because they are poor trash.
RuperttheBear  +   1110d ago
Pretty much like your posts really.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   1110d ago
Hooray for tge s3 theyre finally winning the sales war over the 360....lets get outnthe champagne and start spreading the news.
Karpetburnz  +   1110d ago
PS3 has always been selling better, Its just that the 360 had a 1 year headstart giving it a huge 8-10 million lead, and since both consoles have been selling at a very similar pace, of course it would take this long for PS3 worldwide sales to take the lead.
SpinalRemains138  +   1109d ago
WHy is it that PS3 continually outsells 360, yet VG charts never adjusts for this when they post lifetime numbers?

It id mathematically impossible for PS3 to continually outsell the 360 at a rate which surpasses 360 lifetime sales, and somehow stay static on their charts.

Yes I know it's VG charts and all, but am I the only one who sees this as simply childish behavior in an attemot to refuse to show PS3 has surpassed the 360?
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