Worldwide Hardware: 1: 3DS - 158,702 (+9%) 2: PS3 - 116,755 (0%) 3: X360 - 78,590 (-3%) 4: PSP - 43,297 (-5%) 5: PSV - 34,990 (-7%) 6: WiiU - 29,616 (-7%) 7: Wii - 24,840 (-0%) 8: DS - 9,539 (-4%)
Good Sales for 3ds all around PS3 and Xbox doing pretty good too.
i cant wait to see this charts been owned by ps4
you can't wait? What so exciting about sales? You work for sony or something ...
its going to happen, i'll bet my house on it.
no but whens PS4 become the new ps2 the amount of great exclusive will peek just like the ps2 and the dev will focus more on the quality we'll see dev try more crazier ideas so yes i'll be happy to see once again PayStation dominating
@whitfire... I disagree, This gen will see online communities carrying over. Friends buying systems because their clans or friends are getting it. I wouldn't be surprised if this gen ends up exactly like the last.
If preorder and polling numbers are anything to go by- and they're a good early indicator, if nothing else- then people's friends and clans have chosen PS4. I'd assume you'd home the new gen DIDN'T end up like this one. That would be bad for Microsoft, as they've done nothing but go backwards since the start of gen 7, and they're gonna start off in the hole in gen 8.
I have to disagree, most people don't have their friends on their consoles. Just see the number of 360 consoles sold/number of Live accounts. Most people are casuals that play SP only, and even some people that play MP, like me, don't add anyone.
now these are the really important numbers.worldwide not just one region.and this is why MS will never win a console war.no worldwide support.
They don't need to win to stay in the game. They over tripled their fanbase this gen, that alone is a win.
Not with all the broken ones. I fix them .. I have 4 sitting here. Only 1 works. Triple fan base .. if you think its 70m , i would think its more around the 25m. Just look at software sales and attach rate if you don't believe me.
Sales don't carry over, as shown with the PS2 and PS3, your fanbase isn't permanent in this industry.
I've had 3 PS2s and 2 PS3s on top of my 3 360s, what's your point? A lot of consoles also get sent in for refurbishing, not every one is sold as a new unit.
Whitefire, that's actually my point, Sony has sold half as many PS3s than PS2s, while MS has tripled. Who really wins in that scenario?
@Memots: Going by that though still much more even than last gen. I know several people with multiple PS3s (that work) and attachment rates are pretty even for vast majority of games (given some leeway as still not a perfect system to go by). Its much closer than it was no matter how you look at it although Sony most likely has the lead and for next gen is looking to expand it. I enjoy both but facts are facts--the gap has narrowed although likely not near as much as either side would care to admit (MS's "gain" or Sony's "loss" of market share).
@memots, how do you figure when the xbox has more total software sales and less total hardware than sony this gen. That would suggest xbox sells more games per console. Xbox has sold close to 90 million more games than sony this generation.
@ NegativeCreepWA said "They over tripled their fanbase this gen" First off Source Proof Link specifically citing FANBASE please....oh that's right you can't because what you are saying is FALSE. All Microsoft did was SELL almost triple over their previous console. Yet when you look at Xbox LIVE! subscriptions it shows Gold accounts are @ +/-25 Million vs +/-80 Million consoles sold...and you know why that is? RROD repurchases, replacements and backup sales as well as software sales and attachment rates (as memots said) not matching up/supporting your "triple fanbase" comment. But that is a rational depiction of which I really don't think you would quite be able to comprehend being a possible explanation. Right? Also as to your latter comment the PS2 just stopped being sold/made less than a year ago and the PS3 has quite a few years left in it plus it isn't even @ the $200 (or less price point yet). But again ~ that's just too much of a rational explanation to qualify huh?
Sorry I didn't use the word sold, my bad. 25 million live subscribers doesn't prove anything, I know more people that have never used live, than people that have, not every hooks their console up to the internet.
"not every hooks their console up to the internet." Or most of those are not working anymore.
the only reason that MS sold well worldwide is pirate friendly easy to hack console day one,and that's huge in many countries in Europe Asia and ME also PS3 was more expensive with awful ports in the first 2 years MS was lucky with 360.... but if One is rock solid and RROD free well that bad news for MS because it wont sell well
LOL, you do not follow how easy the ps3 is hacked do you. Also notice when ps3 sales got stronger its after the system was hacked and became so easy to get free games.
it hacked in 2011 and good luck finding used PS3 with FW 3:55 less than 399$ and is it worth it since you cant play online
yeah pirating on the 360 was a plus for MS.but bad for game developers.
You won't see Ksar commenting on this article lol.
shhh, he may be lurking!
This is what people seem to miss. PS lost half its user base this gen. HALF!!!! That is a win in itself. Now this gen gets interesting. I really hope neither dominates so they continue to compete with each other. This equals win for gamers no matter what console you go with.
Shh, no one wants to hear that kind of talk here, GO SONY!!
But arent you comparing 12 years of sales vs 7?
They could start by having better games on ps+ for America. August was pizz poor for ps+.
Let's not forget the YEAR head start and massive price difference.
because of a year headstart.that was the 360 real advantage.now they are coming out at the same time. MS doesn't stand a chance. hell they are in third place now,with a year lead and RROD replacement 360.all that money and still can't beat a company with money problems. now that's sad.
"This is what people seem to miss. PS lost half its user base this gen. HALF!!!!" Sure, if you like bad math. You're counting 12 years of PS2 sales vs 7 years of PS3 sales.
Always good to see the PS3 dominating. The Last of Us is selling incredibly well. Minecraft needs to die already. Wii U is below Dreamcast levels.
In America the only country that I care about Xbox 360 is still selling well.
Hey KOOLAID, OH YEAH!!!! I just had too! But on a serious note, as of now the XBOX1 will have it's work cut out for itself this coming gen! From my understanding everyone starts from square one! Fan base = 0, lifetime sales = 0, and most importantly Marketshares = 0. The only things these consoles have going for themselves as of now, are word of mouth, did the makers of said consoles make a positive or negative impact on the consumers during the previous generation? And do these consoles offer something worth buying to the consumer?
Don't get too hyped thinking that PS4/Xbox One will sell like crazy. For a few months, for sure it would be hard to find because of supply constraints. Our economy is going down right now and people are trying not to spend as much as they did before. More people these days are willing to spend on neccessities than wants. I'm excited that PS4/Xbox One are going to be released in a couple of months, but don't lose control of yourself.
At least Wii U passed Wii.
look at psp that thing wont be tiered
LOL Vita vs Wii U
So in terms of total gaming hardware, Nintendo sold 222,697 units. Sony sold 195,042 units. Microsoft sold 78,590. Speaks for itself really.
@Berezau "So in terms of total gaming hardware, Nintendo sold 222,697 units. Sony sold 195,042 units. Microsoft sold 78,590. Speaks for itself really." exactly, you do not just look at on one system that your company offer's as only your key marketshare % , unless your company only makes one system, than you only have that one system selling number's to calculate as for what your console market share % is in this part of the industry. its like ford or chevy only counting one vehicle each for their total market share % even though they make more than one vehicle for the auto industry. lmao its very simple: Nintendo offer's : 4 systems currently for this market Sony offer's : 3 systems currently for this market Microsoft offer's : 1 system currently for this market before the end of the year it will be Nintendo: 4 Sony: 4 Microsoft: 2 that puts Nintendo 1st, Sony 2nd and Microsoft 3rd in total system market share % world wide.
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