Vgchartz Global Weekly, 4th January 2014

Week Starting January 04 2014

Global Hardware by Platform
Platform Weekly (change) Total
3DS 410,851 (-44%) 42,440,159
PS4 264,916 (-43%) 4,382,474
PS3 247,014 (-31%) 82,294,367
XOne 171,885 (-41%) 3,104,980
PSV 140,761 (-27%) 7,272,095
X360 116,309 (-54%) 80,978,62 4
WiiU 111,325 (-50%) 5,340,720
PSP 84,480 (-6%) 80,529,713
Wii 44,086 (-47%) 100,730,828

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xHeavYx1015d ago (Edited 1015d ago )

I know this website is not reliable, but it would be sad if the PS3 had sold more units than the PS4
@ Silver
Check the numbers, the PS3 sold more units this month
@ Daniel
I agree but "certain people" will get upset if you don't put that disclaimer

Xsilver1015d ago

wait what are you talking about.

mikeslemonade1014d ago TrollingShow
abzdine1014d ago

PSP still kicking!
Huge success for an amazing handheld.

Vita doing very well also.

Ritsujun1014d ago TrollingShow
Eonjay1014d ago


I don't think they will give up but their is no way for Microsoft to catch Sony without addressing the fact that they aren't as popular outside of the US. I mean, all this without Japan?

abzdine1014d ago

PS4 selling almost same as x1 and 360.
imagine what will happen feb 22nd.. just imagine!

MazzingerZ1014d ago

Was in stock in Sweden but all the stock went to old preorders...out of stock again without really being i stock, PS4 will sell like mad when production catches up

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DanielGearSolid1015d ago (Edited 1015d ago )

I'm confused when ppl say its unreliable...

Before MS announced 3 mil sold, they had it at 2.9 days before.

Before ps4 announced 4.2 they had 4.1 days before

Beyond two souls just announced 1mil sold they're only 30,000 off.

They might not be 100% accurate but they are a good reference

Axios21015d ago

Very true

What other reference point is there?

Next gen consoles slowing down:

PS4 at 626k average per week into 49 countries

X1 at 517k average per week into 13 countries

DarkLordMalik1015d ago

3DS WW sales are close to 35 million yet they have listed it as 42 million so while they are not entirely accurate and neither are totally false, their numbers should always be taken with a grain of salt.

stuna11015d ago

The numbers that VGChartz originaly reported for the PS4 were off by 300,00 consoles sitting at 3,890,000 and the Xbox1 were undertracked by about 60,000 until Microsoft came out and said they had sold 3,000,000 consoles worldwide! A day later the PS4 was reported to have sold 4.2 million consoles.

Check my comment history, I asked the the question then had the numbers ben updated after the announcement.

Magicite1015d ago

they are pretty much only this kinbd database available to public.

XiSasukeUchiha1015d ago

Wow both gain a hundred thausound a week this site is very unrealible

BattleAxe1015d ago

Looks like the PSP and the 360 are neck and neck in the console race.

Outside_ofthe_Box1015d ago (Edited 1015d ago )

A dead clock is right twice a day. VgChartz is completely unreliable nothing but lottery work and playing darts blindfolded without knowing where the dartboard is. Last gen is proof of that.

FriedGoat1015d ago

Heh, I can't believe the PSVita is selling as close the the Xboxone.

jackanderson19851014d ago

for both they had it considerably lower and revised it upwards once the official numbers came out.

they're unreliable and that's why pretty much every major gaming site doesn't reference in vgchartz when talking numbers.

if you look at their methodology you'd see why they're unrealistic

scott1821014d ago

The thing is no. 1 on Amazon US and not even in stock... It's a shame Sony can't pump these things out faster.

trouble_bubble1014d ago

That 30,000+ undertrack on Beyond coulda been fixed though, but vgchartz are notoriously stubborn. Even when corporate and investor figures say otherwise, like on Polyphony Digital, Sony Santa Monica and Kojima Productions websites. But GT5, GOW3 and MGS4 all remain undertracked.

Heavy Rain sold through over 3 million back in August. vgchartz did nothing and it remains undertracked by a whopping 300,000. That's kinda ridiculous. Now Beyond's still undertracked 2 weeks after passing a million. Is Quantic Dream not a good enough source or what, lol?

Gamer19821014d ago

There unreliable in there always a few off there never exactly right but there almost right. The places where they get there figures from use an algorithm to get a ballpark figure. These things are impossible to get right outside of shipped numbers as not all retailers actually tell Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo everytime they have sold a console that's why everybody's numbers are slightly different.

ethomaz1014d ago

Just to be accurate...

Before ps4 announced 4.2 they had 3.9 days before

They adjusted to 4.1m minutes after Sony release the 4.2m figures.

Kribwalker1014d ago

They had it at 3.7 million before Sony announced ps4 at 4.1million. Microsoft announced 80 million sold in mid October, and they had less then that on vgchartz until December, and Sony announced 80million ps3 in November but it was at 80 million before the xbox announcement in October, numbers do seem to be off typically, I think they get there numbers from some sales numbers but some surveys as well

insomnium21014d ago (Edited 1014d ago )


It's been proven to be unreliable years ago. Nothing to discuss here. SSDD.

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360ICE1015d ago

Where did you find the numbers for month? Anyway, PS4 has sold more this week... which is what these numbers are for, so it can't be that bad.

Fun to see that the PSP is still in the game after all these years. It will be ten years December this year, actually. At least in Japan.

DarkHeroZX1015d ago (Edited 1015d ago )

GG to the 3DS, PS4/PS3. Much deserved.

DarkHeroZX1015d ago

See after all those disagrees I got in the NA sales figures section I needed up being very right. The PS4/PS3 both outsold and performaned all the X1 worldwide. Dont let that US=WW hoax fool you. By the time its all said and done MS just can't compete. Heck The X1 competition is against the Vita.

Letthewookiewin1014d ago

The Vita almost sold as much as the X1. Finally the Xbone has found its match!

Sitdown1014d ago

Yeah.....a $500 console almost got beat by a $179 console that has been given new life....... just ridiculous. Meanwhile the 3DS dusted all..... but let's not talk about that. :-/

lifeisgamesok1014d ago

PS4 only has little over a million lead and they launched in triple the amount of territories

I wouldn't brag so much

DarkHeroZX1014d ago


Lol it doesn't matter. Do you think that releasing in other countries really make a difference since in all the same territories MS launched in they sold more? Spreading out your stock instead of concentrating them in major markets means it'll sell better? No, all spreading the PS4 out did was cause all it did was leave millions of PS4 on back order in the US. Spreading the PS4 out means less supply through all those countries. Sony still has around the same number of boxes available as MS, they just played it smart by not flooding a few countries who may or may not want a box. Let's say MS and Sony launch in all the same countries. Sony would still win look at the PS3 vs 360. PS3 is up almost 2 mill. As long as Sony competes everywhere else but has Japan on lock, MS can't hope to outsell.

Kribwalker1014d ago

Sony spread it out to create that demand, if they would have gone with 13 territories as well there would be ps4 stock at all the stores just like the xbox one

DarkHeroZX1014d ago


Well you'd have a point if Sony didn't have 2.1 million PS4s in just the US alone to try and fill. Between the US, and Europe alone sony still would have sold 4 million. You got 2 million combined sales in US and Europe/UK alone. Add another 2.1 million people waiting and yeah.......

Kribwalker1014d ago

The 2.1million figures you are using for orders to be filled were from early December and included both systems according to gamestop. They have had many big shipments and went on to sell 2million more consoles since that article was published. If they wouldn't have spread so thin, there would be more ps4 in stock

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ChickenOfTheCaveMan1015d ago

I don't see what the problem would be.

PS4 is still in a shortage state and this is the golden age for new PS3 gamers, console and games are cheap, lots and lots of amazing games plus it's an awesome blu-ray player.

Some people get in a console when it reaches that point and there's nothing wrong with that, I wish I was that patient :)

wooferine1014d ago

Yeah, I wish I were that patient as well. Much more economical way of being a gamer.

Eonjay1014d ago

At the current rate of sales it would take the xbox one 3 months to pass the Wii U.
It will take the PS4 6 weeks.

7uff11014d ago

Assuming the Wii U would sell 0 units from now on, you're right.

Eonjay1014d ago


No, this assumes they both continue to sell at the same rate.

insomnium21014d ago


They won't though. After feb 22. PS4 explodes in sales with like instant 1.5-2.5 million sold in Japan. Depending how many they can manufacture by then pretty much.

7uff11013d ago

That's correct, I got tricked by the big numbers, sorry.

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assdan1014d ago

This website is pretty accurate. They need to adjust sometimes. But it tends to do pretty well.

awi59511014d ago

The wii was the only console to break 100 million i guess nintend won that generation by far with no games.

abzdine1014d ago

are you having dyslexia bro?

PS4 264,916 (-43%) 4,382,474
PS3 247,014 (-31%) 82,294,367

PS3 didn't sell 82,294,367 this week but 247,014

xHeavYx1014d ago (Edited 1014d ago )

You are right that the PS3 sold 247,014, but the One sold 171,885, which is what I meant. I wrote PS4 instead

linkenski1014d ago (Edited 1014d ago )

Except that's not true. PS3 sold around 17.000 less this week than PS4. What are you talking about??


What you meant: PS3 vs. One

What you wrote: "I know this website is not reliable, but it would be sad if the PS3 had sold more units than the PS4"

Yeah, right... Reading comprehension issues. So not true.

Mega241014d ago

Casuals are the ones who buy the last gen console at the end, I sold my ps3 after I bought the PS4, I had tons of offers, managed to sell the 120gb ps3 with 9 games at $200, $70 then gamestops sells them here.

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Bowzabub1015d ago (Edited 1015d ago )

Oh..this is the less popular article as usual... Look at that dead in the water Vita right behind a brand new console. Dead indeed huh?

PeaSFor1015d ago


that's really impressive when you look at all the money MS put for the Xbone ads...but only sold over 30 000 more than a "dead" portable console.

on that note, im gonna play Ys:Memories of Celceta.

AndrewLB1014d ago

That's a fantastic game. I almost bought a Vita just for it, but luckily I managed to steal my brothers while visiting him over thanksgiving. hehe.

cell9891014d ago

That's it!!! I'm gonna go play Tearaway now

gnothe11015d ago

dude are you really gonna try to compare a 500 dollar HOME CONSOLE to a 179 dollar hand held.....I tell guys try anything you can to paint the xbox in a negative light..

Knushwood Butt1014d ago

Yeah, but the Vita has no games /s

PeaSFor1014d ago (Edited 1014d ago )

a hot product with a ridiculous amount of ads behind it versus a "dead" portable console aiming at a "niche" audience(its not like mobile phones are eating a big % or that market..)

I tell you, you cant even see a blatant fact without turning into a negative observation toward the xbox one, maybe you are just insecure or something....but hey, good ps vita sales=bad thing for you...i guess.

cell9891014d ago

X1 is a hot new next get item, the Vita is "dead in the water" according to professional analysts, remember?

JeffGUNZ1014d ago

And the vita is out worldwide and X1 is in 13 territories. This site always has new tricks.

darren_poolies1014d ago

Well everyone seems to compare the 3DS and consoles so why the hell not?

PeaSFor1014d ago (Edited 1014d ago )

When the 360 had a full year(if not almost two in europe) of sales in front of the ps3, without any competition in a hungry market....did peoples cried a river about how "not fair" it was?

I could of sworn they would have the same amount of sales since Microsoft was putting xbox one EVERYWHERE! TV, radios, giveaways, commercials(McDonald) you name it...while the ps4 had little to none noriety on the media yet it beats the xbox.

MS released the Xb One in market where it could sell, now PS4 hasnt even been released in japan(its main market) and its already kicking xbox in the ass...could you even imagine if the ps4 had a better launch lineup and enough stock supply for the blatant high demand.

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SilentNegotiator1014d ago

Plus, it outsold the Wii U. I wonder what all of those fanboys - that respond to discussions of WiiU's poor sales with "Oh yeah? Well, Vita, so there!" - are going to say this week.

Blastoise1015d ago

Vita clawing it's way up :)

mushroomwig1015d ago

It's nice to see, it seems like the PS4 is definitely helping sales.

WeAreLegion1015d ago

I imagine it'll be even better with the Japanese PS4 release.

WeAreLegion1015d ago (Edited 1015d ago )

The industry is doing well, everyone. Love it!

Edit: There's always someone...

mediate-this1015d ago

I think we will see a decline console sales this gen, still be good but not as good as the last. Ps3 is still a really greaat system, with an amazing library of games.