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Combined PS3, 360 and Wii sales make outgoing generation the most successful of all-time

Combined worldwide sales of the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii have cemented the outgoing console generation as the most successful of all-time, leaving huge footsteps for the incoming generation of consoles to follow.

According to vgchartz sales data, the PS3 has sold 80.44 million units worldwide, the Xbox 360 78.85 million, and the Nintendo Wii 100.32 million.

The combined figure equates to 259.61 million consoles sold worldwide by the world’s biggest gaming hardware manufacturers.

This is compared to the 204 million PlayStation 2, original Xbox and Gamecube consoles sold globally in the previous generation.

Not accounting for future sales of the outgoing consoles, the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U would need to sell a combined 260 million units by 2021 to be considered more successful.

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PSVita1471d ago (Edited 1471d ago )

I don't think there's ever been a time where there was 3 successfull consoles on the market, so it makes since. Power to the gamers.

MultiConsoleGamer1470d ago (Edited 1470d ago )

PS3 and 360 will eventually top 100 million each which makes this fact even more incredible.

jackanderson19851470d ago

with Gaikai for PS3 and (from what Penello said depending how successful Gaikai is) a cloud based game stream for Xbox one, surely the old gen sales would bottom out as there would be no need for them

shivvy241470d ago

I think this is the first time all 3 consoles almost sold equally

jackanderson19851470d ago

except wii is around 20mil ahead... wouldn't call that almost equally

SuperBlur1470d ago

159.29mill of gamers opted for a true hd console

Ju1470d ago (Edited 1470d ago )

Won't finish 20M ahead when all is said and done. Does not sell anymore for months now, while the other two do - well, we'll see if they can catch up 20M after the next wave releases.

TomahawkX1470d ago

Long live console gaming! Lets all unite and stop all this console war nonsense. We all need to spread the word and bring more new players to console gaming before smartphones and tablets destroy our beloved past-time.

ParanoidFreak1470d ago

Also have to take into account the long ass generation that's just wrapping up. Crazy how PS3 surpassed 360 sales given it's later release and rocky launch.

hollabox1470d ago

PS3 launch was not nearly as rocky as the X360, I was on my third X360 by April of 2006. The fat PS3 atleast lasted a year for me until the 120 GB slim came out which lasted until I sold it last week with my PS4 on the UPS truck.

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